27 Healthy Ways To Feed Your Inner Child

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Summer time. A time of fond youthful memories – and less than healthy childhood cravings. Satisfy your inner child appetite with these 27 healthier takes on your favorite childhood foods.

1. Low Carb Pizza

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Enjoy pizza night without getting weighed down by carbs. See recipe details.

2. Loaded Vegetarian Lentil Sloppy Joes

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You’d never guess how good this messy comfort food is for you by its taste! See recipe details.

3. Baked Chicken Nuggets

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Unlike the questionable fast food varieties, these nuggets are made with 100% real chicken breasts. See recipe details.

4. Homemade Hot Dog

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Easier to make than you’d expect, and more delicious than any dogs you can buy in the store. See recipe details.

5. Parmesan Fish Sticks

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By using salmon as your base, you get a healthy, hearty dose of omega-3 fatty acids. See recipe details.

6. Cauliflower “Mac” and Cheese Casserole

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Skip the boxed stuff and grab a cauli to make this guilt-free “mac” and cheese. See recipe details.

7. Peanut Butter & Fruit Sandwich

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Take your PB&J to the next, nutritious level: PB&F! See recipe details.

8. Avocado Grilled Cheese

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Go green with your grilled cheese. See recipe details.

9. Healthy Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

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Whether you’re recovering from a summer cold or enjoying a cool evening, this hearty soup hits the spot every time. See recipe details.

10. Low Carb Baked Spaghetti Squash

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Spaghetti night just got skinnier. See recipe details.

11. Baked Turkey Meatballs

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Add to the spaghetti squash recipe above for a well rounded meal. See recipe details.

12. Farmer’s Market Vegetarian Quesadillas


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Take advantage of summer’s fresh produce with this tasty vegetarian dish. It’s perfect as a meal or appetizer. See recipe details.

13. Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

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Light and just right for your next Taco Tuesday. See recipe details.

14. Low Carb Beefed-Up Meatloaf

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Tastes just like mom’s. (Dare we say, maybe even better!) See recipe details.

15. Sweet Potato Kale Pizza with Rosemary & Red Onion

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Kale yeah! This pizza is packed with iron and antioxidants. See recipe details.

16. Cumin Carrot Fries

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Trick your mind into thinking you’re eating sweet potato fries with these healthy cumin carrots. See recipe details.

17. Skinny Pizza Rolls

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At only 30 calories a piece, these pizza bites are the perfect after-school or after-work snack. See recipe details.

18. Healthy Chipotle Chicken Sweet Potato Skins

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Because no matter your age, everyone loves loaded potato skins. See recipe details.

19. Creamy Mashed Cauliflower

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Cauliflower is a great substitute for traditionally carbohydrate or starch heavy dishes. See recipe details.

20. Apple Sauce

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When it comes to applesauce, homemade always surpasses store bought. See recipe details.

21. Healthy Homemade Mango Fruit Roll-Ups

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A fun way to get your daily serving of fruit. See recipe details.

22. Healthy No Bake Cookies

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Enjoy this energizing treat without even turning on the oven. See recipe details.

23. Can’t Tell They’re Low-fat Brownies

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Low in fat but not in heavenly chocolate flavor! See recipe details.

24. {Almost} Instant Chocolate Chia Pudding

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Satisfy your chocolate craving with this super chia treat–sweetened only with dates. No sugar. See recipe details.

25. Magic Fruit-and-Veggie Cupcakes

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Sneaking extra fruits and veggies into your diet has never tasted so good! See recipe details.

26. Banana Pancakes

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When breakfast is this yummy and healthy, you’ll want to eat it for lunch, dinner, and dessert! See recipe details.

27. Whole Grain Waffles

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Nutritious and delicious! See recipe details.