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The Registered Dietitians at Dairy Council of California have hand-selected a variety of recipes to help you prepare healthy, balanced meals and snacks at home for your family. MORE

We believe there are no "good" or "bad" foods; and all foods, even dessert, can fit in a healthy lifestyle. The key to a healthy diet is building the majority of your food choices around nutrient-rich foods from all the food groups and being physically active.

Use this recipe search page to find recipes based on time to prepare, meal type like breakfast or beverage, nutrition content like calcium, special features like "Kids Can Help Make It" or "Slow Cooker/Crock Pot", even specific food groups. You can even type a main ingredient into the search bar, then select the check boxes below for a more powerful and specific search.

Most recipes have nutrient information available and some recipes have tips on ingredient substitutions, special preparations to adjust nutrition content, how make a recipe ahead of time or even how to involve your child in preparing the recipe.

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ABCT Salad

Avocado, Black Bean, Cucumber and Tomato Salad is a great summer treat. Enjoy in July when avocados tomatoes and cucumbers a...
Balsamic Vinegar Tomatoes

A simple, great side dish...
Cheesy Tomato Basil Chicken Breasts

The fresh tomatoes, basil and Mozzarella cheese make this chicken dish extra special....
Chicken Italienne

Bite size chicken in a nicely seasoned tomato sauce served over rice....
Crustless Tomato-Pepper Quiche

Try this healthier version of the classic brunch favorite....
Cucumber and Tomato Tangy Yogurt Salad

This a very refreshing salad that has a lot of taste and texture. The yogurt dressing makes it low-fat and very healthy!...
Cucumber Tomato Salad

Simple summertime salad for every occasion...
Fresh Tomato Soup Au Gratin

This soup goes well with homemade croutons....
Garlic-Basil Tomatoes with Mozzarella

This salad is the perfect showcase for your fresh garden tomatoes and basil!...
Italian Tomato Eggs

Perfect for breadfast, brunch, dinner or a family gathering. Sauce may be made several days ahead and reheated just before s...
Quinoa- Stuffed Tomatoes

Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is a grain native to South America; children will have fun eating quinoa out of a hollowed-out ...
Rotini with Fresh Tomato, Basil and Ricotta Sauce

A light and refreshing pasta dish that will fill you up....
Sliced Tomato & Onion Salad

Tangy and refreshing, this red robust salad is perfectly complemented with balsamic!...
Something's Fishy Wraps

Crunchy strips of fish, tangy tartar sauce, crisp lettuce, slivers of sweet onion, ripe tomato and creamy mozzarella cheese ...
Spinach Stuffed Tomatoes

Nice veggie snack...
Super Quick Chunky Tomato Sauce

Make batches of this tasty sauce to go with any recipe calling for tomato sauce. Recipe courtesy of Keep the Beat™, Natio...