15 Kids' Favorites Done Better

You'll feel good about serving your kids these healthier upgrades of their most-craved foods. And the best part? They won't even notice the change.

Instead of Deep-Fried Chicken Nuggets: Baked Chicken Tenders

"My whole family enjoyed this recipe — even my picky son! I loved that this was quick and easy."


Instead of Ice Cream: Fruity Yogurt Pops

"My kids devoured these! It was such a simple recipe. My 3-year-old helped me make them."


Instead of Greasy French Fries: Baked Sweet Potato Fries

"These were so yummy and incredibly easy to make! I plan on making these instead of french fries from now on."

-Jen Overson

Instead of Greasy Pizza: Pita Pizza

"My kids loved this. It was easy enough for them to make themselves, and they loved that it looked like they each had their own personal pizza."

-Caryn Gale

Instead of a Cheeseburger: Cheesy Turkey Burger

"We ended up with an odd number of these and my kids fought over the last one! This is the best turkey recipe I ever had outside of Thanksgiving."

-Circuit7 Z

Instead of Sugary Orange Soda: Sparkling Orange Water

"This was a nice change of pace from the usual drinks!"


Instead of Boxed Macaroni & Cheese: Low-Fat Mac & Cheese

"This is the best mac and cheese I've ever made, low-fat or not! My family all wanted seconds."


Instead of Sugary Chocolate Cupcakes: Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes

"I made these into cupcakes and then frosted them. Everyone loved them and had no idea they were hiding veggies!"


Instead of an Ice Cream Milkshake: Copycat Strawberry Julius

"This is an excellent drink, and my family loves it so much! It's frosty and blends easily."

-RE Taylor

Instead of Sugary Breakfast Cereal: Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal

"My kids loved it, and two of them profess to hate oatmeal! This is really good way to get something healthy in them."

-Z,G,L's mom

Instead of Greasy Potato Chips: Baked Sweet Potato Chips

"Great and healthy way to have sweet potato chips! I loved the pepper addition; they were so yummy."


Corn Dog Muffins

"Delicious, easy and very kid-friendly. We all loved it, which is rare in this house!"


Instead of Sugary Granola Bars: Easy Granola Bars

"These came together really quick, and the kids loved them!"

-Marg (CaymanDesigns)

Instead of Fatty Frozen Pot Pie: Chicken Pot Pie with Phyllo

"This was the perfect light alternative to the normally heavy pot pie crust. It turned out great!"

-Simply Sarah

Instead of Hot Dogs: Grilled Turkey Dogs

"This was my first venture into turkey dogs, and the flavor is great! We had them on toasted buns with mustard and really enjoyed them."

-Sandi (From CA)