Tasty Recipes That are Simple to Make and Kids Will Love


With Back to School upon us, I wanted to share simple, healthy recipes that take 40 min. or less to prepare and will get kids eating right. All of these recipes are either made with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter® or Country Crock® – buttery spreads that are made with real, simple ingredients including delicious oils, purified water and a pinch of salt.

Breakfast of champions – these wholesome meals will get the kids’ school day started off on the right foot:


  • Apple Cinnamon Quinoa ParfaitsA recipe from Joy Bauer – a mother of three –  you can’t go wrong with this parfait that has apples, non-fat yogurt and quinoa – to give your kids the boost they need to ace that test!
    Total prep/cook time: 15 minutes
  • Mini Spring Veggie and Avocado Frittatas – Yet another recipe from Joy Bauer – that packs a flavorful punch – these frittatas that come in small, bite-sized pieces – are perfect for pint-sized eaters.
    Total prep/cook time: 30 minutes

With these tasty morsels, you can give your child the energy they need to give it their all at soccer practice with these perfect afterschool snacks:


  • Snackin’ Mini Pizza Bites – A childhood favorite transformed into bite-sized sandwiches – delizioso!
    Total prep/cook time: 21 minutes
  • Easy Honey Mustard Potato Packets– Honey mustard makes everything a little bit better – and your little ones will love these potatoes that pack a punch of flavor.
    Total prep/cook time: 40 minutes
  • Unfried Zucchini Fries – Your kids’ eyes will light up when they hear you’re treating them to fries for their snack – little do they know they’ll be munching on a more nutritious alternative.
    Total prep/cook time: 30 minutes

Feed the family in just minutes with these easy – but nutritious – weeknight dinners:


  • Easy Chicken Skillet One Dish Dinner Easy is an understatement – but this hearty dish, while simple, tastes so gourmet no one will know it took you less than an hour to throw together.
    Total prep/cook time: 35 minutes
  • Fettuccine with Fall Veggies in a Tomato Cream Sauce And one more from Joy Bauer – this pasta is so delicious your kids won’t even realize all the veggies that have snuck onto their plate.
    Total prep/cook time: 35 minutes
  • Buttery “Spaghetti”A healthier version of your favorite pasta dish – get the nutrients that come with squash – but with that spaghetti taste you know and love.
    Total prep/cook time: 35 minutes
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