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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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Braised Chicken with Garlic and Spinach

Low-salt, robust and impressive entree!...
Filipino Chicken Adobo

Photo by Leanne Brown and Dan Lazin. Eat well on $4 a day at This ultra-adaptable recipe come...
Garlic Roasted Red Skin Potato Soup

A hearty potato soup that will warm you up on those winter nights....
Garlic-Basil Tomatoes with Mozzarella

This salad is the perfect showcase for your fresh garden tomatoes and basil!...
Low-Fat Spinach Lasagna

This is a very light and tasty lasagna. You can also substitute chopped broccoli for the spinach. You can freeze leftovers...
Lunchbox Power Pasta Salad

This thick-creamy dressing has a garlic-y kick that becomes deliciously muted if served the next day in a lunchbox; if made ...
Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic

Creamy and rich mashed potatoes with no fat!...
Roasted Garlic Ginger Sweet Potato Soup

Sweet Potatoes are the foundation for a flavorful soup with immunity-boosting garlic, ginger and chicken stock....