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    Kid-Friendly Recipes


    Country Chicken Fingers

    • 2 eggs
    • 2/3 c low-fat milk
    • 1/2 t garlic powder
    • 1 c dry flaked cereal (such as Cornflakes or Special K), crushed
    • 1 t dried rosemary
    • 1 t dried thyme
    • 8 boneless, skinless chicken tenderloins


    Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. In a wide, shallow bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and garlic powder. In a separate bowl, stir crushed cereal, rosemary, and thyme until well blended. Pour onto a large plate. Dip each tenderloin into the egg mixture and then roll in cereal mixture until well coated. Place on the baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes, or until chicken reaches internal temperature of 165°F. Serve with low-fat dressing of your choice for dipping.

    Serves 4.

    Kid friendly tip: Let your child help crush the cereal and stir in the herbs.


    Sweet Potato Fries

    • 2 medium sweet potatoes, cut into thick sticks
    • 1 T vegetable oil
    • 1/2 t salt
    • 1/4 t cinnamon
    • 1/4 t paprika


    Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Place all ingredients into a re-sealable plastic bag. Seal and let your child shake the bag until well mixed. Pour fries onto baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

    Serves 4-6.


    Citrus Fruit Kabobs with Honey Yogurt Dip

    • 8 oz low-fat vanilla yogurt
    • 1/4 c honey
    • 2 oranges, peeled and segmented
    • 1 grapefruit, peeled and segmented
    • 2 large bananas
    • 8 wooden skewers


    In a small bowl, stir yogurt and honey until well mixed. Cut all fruit into 1/2-inch chunks. Thread onto skewers, alternating types of fruit. Enjoy immediately with dip.

    Serves 4.

    * Honey should not be served to infants under 1 year of age.

    Kid friendly tip: Let you child help stir the dip and skewer the fruit.


    A Kid-Friendly Breakfast


    Peanut Butter Smiley Toast

    • 4 slices whole wheat bread, toasted
    • 4 T peanut butter
    • 2 large bananas, sliced


    Spread 1 T peanut butter onto each slice of toast. Help your child arrange 7-8 banana slices on top of the peanut butter in the shape of a smiley face. Enjoy!

    Serves 4.

    * Peanut butter is not recommended for children under 2 years of age.


    Green Monster Smoothie

    • 2 c spinach, washed
    • 2 c low-fat milk
    • 3 c fresh or frozen strawberries (or any other fruit of choice)


    In a blender, pulse spinach and milk until just mixed. Add berries; pulse until smooth

    Serves 4.

    Kid friendly tip: Let your child help add the ingredients to the blender and push the buttons to blend. Let your picky eater decide what fruit he/she wants to add.

    Enjoy the peanut butter smiley toast and Green Monster smoothie with a hard-boiled or scrambled egg.



    Eggs, low-fat milk, Cornflakes or Special K cereal, sweet potatoes, oranges, grapefruit, banana, whole wheat bread, peanut butter, spinach and fresh or frozen strawberries are all WIC-approved foods.