Reinventing “Kid Food” Favorites

It is easy to fall into a routine of choosing frozen food standbys for meals. However, the typical “kid food favorites” like chicken fingers or mac and cheese are high in calories and fat, but more importantly, contain little nutrition. Take a look at our “Eat This, Not That” feature comparing some typical frozen food choices. Instead of the boxed options, try these simple make-ahead choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner to keep your kids full, healthy and happy!


Crunchy Cod
Carrot Fries
Cheesy Cauliflower
Creamy Greek Yogurt Mac & Cheese
Chocolate Avocado Pudding Pops
Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Muffins

In case you missed it, check out Lara’s FOX News Chicago segment on Reinventing Kid-food Favorites here: May 11, 2015

Lara Field MS, RD, LDN is a Registered Dietitian and Specialist in Pediatrics with over a decade of clinical and client experience. When she’s not actively working to keep her clients healthy, she’s a busy mother of two active boys and loves testing new recipes in her kitchen. Follow her on Instagram to see her recipe ideas, product suggestions, and see how she manages a healthy lifestyle @larafield.