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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.

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Awesome Banana Walnut Shake

The frozen banana in this shake creates an ice cream-like consistency. The walnuts get so finely ground by the blender that ...
Baked Squash with Apple and Walnuts

This would be a great addition to your holiday menu. It taste like candy, but packed with vitamins!...
Banana Walnut Pancakes with Fresh Fruit Medley

Want fresh hot delicious pancakes in half the time? Make the batter the night before!...
Caramelized Apple and Toasted Walnut Brie

An elegant yet simple appetizer....
Chai Walnut Shake

Chai tea is a black tea blended with spices that can include cardamom, cloves, coriander and ginger. It is typically blended...
Creamy Banana Walnut Oatmeal

Wake up to this tasty, satisfying bowl of oatmeal made with milk instead of water. Try using your favorite flavored oatmeal ...
Creamy Fettuccini Toss

The walnuts and bacon add great flavor to this classic dish....
Mini Cheese and Walnut Cabbage Rolls

These cabbage rolls can be served as either an appetizer or an entrée. This recipe makes six appetizers or three entrée serv...
Rosemary Walnut Ice Cream

This traditional custard based ice cream becomes a bit unconventional with the addition of rosemary, a savory herb that pair...
Spinach, Strawberry + Walnut Salad with Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

Recipe from Aggie’s Kitchen, inspired and adapted from MommysKitchen.net Photo courtesy of Aggie Goodman....
Tuna and Walnut Pasta Salad

This salad tastes great the day it's made, even better the next day so make extra and pack leftovers for lunch!...
Walnut "Cream" of Mushroom Soup

Walnuts pureed with fat-free milk give this soup a thick, creamy consistency. Serve with a simple salad for a healthful, lig...
Walnut Parmesan Biscuits

These drop biscuits are very easy to make. Serve them with soup, scrambled eggs or salads....
Walnut Stuffed French Toast

Crunchy on the outside and sweet and gooey on the inside. Yum! You can vary the recipe by combining light cream cheese with ...
Whole Wheat Flatbread with Apples, Walnuts and Gorgonzola

Apples, blue cheese and walnuts make a delicious flavor combination for anytime of the year. Use store-bought dough to make ...