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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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"Apple Pie in a Glass" Milk

This is a delicious snack....
Alfredo Pasta

Use leftover cooked chicken or turkey and whatever vegetables you have on hand to prepare this easy, satisfying meal in no t...
Apple Bagel Sandwich

This is a simple, satisfying breakfast for busy mornings....
Apple Cheddar Pizza with Toasted Pecans

This recipe is perfect for an easy dessert or great snack....
Apple Salad

A great salad you can toss together....
Apple Yogurt Coleslaw

Green apples and green cabbage - old fashioned, low-fat coleslaw with a yogurty, gourmet twist!...
Apple-Cheddar Panini

If you don´t have a panini press, just use a non-stick skillet to make these tasty sandwiches. Just about any cheese can be ...
Apple-Peanut Butter Smoothie

Love apple slices smeared with peanut butter? This smoothie is for you! Recipe by Marcia Stanley, MS, RDN Culinary Dietit...
Apples + Cream Shake

A quick and cool calcium-rich dessert you can make in minutes....
Apricot Cooler

This refreshing, cool punch is a big hit for showers, BBQs and other family gatherings....
Asparagus + Cheese

Makes asparagus really taste good and is a great dish for company....
Aunt Dotty's Rhubarb Pie

This is delicious and very different from the usual rhubarb pie....
Autumn Salad

A great fall salad when in a hurry that will impress everyone. A great use for ready packed items....
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 ...
Bagel Pizzas

This tastes good, is easy to make, and has little to clean up after....