Category Archives: Recipes

3 Replacements for Flour if You’re Going Gluten-Free

Dr. Smarty Flour Alternatives for Gluten Free

Whether you’re adjusting recipes for yourself or a family member, or even have a gluten-free guest coming for dinner, making the initial switch to a new gluten-free diet can be easier than you think!

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Crispy, Crunchy Apple Sandwiches!

Dr. Smarty - Healthy Kids Recipe - Snacks - Crispy, Crunchy Apple Sandwiches

The quest for the perfect after-school snack continues with this simple, delicious & healthy recipe!

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Later, Potatoes–Kale Chips are the New Favorite Crispy Snack!


Who doesn’t love the salty, crispy goodness of potato chips? Most kids love this classic snack! However (and quite unfortunately!), popping open a bag of potato chips is not the healthiest choice, so nutrition-conscious parents are finding an alternative that their kids will love.

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You’re Going to Go Nuts Over These Peanut Butter Granola Bars!


Trust us!

Granola bars are a snacker-on-the-go’s dream come true. A deliciously healthy snack (depending on what’s in it, of course! M&Ms are, unfortunately, not considered healthy), granola bars are a must have in every pantry! They are a great replacement for sugary snacks that kids tend to gravitate to and make for a great way to sneak some fruit into your child’s snack.

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Time to Re-Think Dessert! Fantastically Fruity Frozen Yogurt


Move over, ice cream! It’s time for a healthier frozen dessert that is totally customizable, totally delicious and will totally be a family favorite!

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The Smart Way to do After-School Snacks


Most kids seem to come home from school, drop their packs in the doorway and make a straight dash for the kitchen. Not that there’s anything wrong with that! After-school snacks are great, but what is important is having healthy snacks that won’t fill your kids up too much before dinner.

Here are some tips and things to keep in mind when you want your child to start snacking smart!

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Great Recipes to Fool Your Picky Eater!


I remember being a kid sitting at the family table. Dinner had been freshly laid out in front of me, lovingly and expertly cooked by my mother. And yet, despite her hard work and (judging by my father’s full plate) delicious results, there I sat, pushing around my vegetables with my fork to try and make it look as though I had enthusiastically devoured them.

Kids will always be kids, and plenty are still doing this today!

Being a parent with a picky eater can be frustrating at times; when the veggies go untouched and nothing healthy seems to get their appetite going, you may start to run out of recipes (and your own hair to pull out). But don’t fret! Having a child who simply refuses to eat their vegetables is not the end of the world.

Try out some of these delicious recipes to see if you can sneak vegetables into your picky child’s diet!

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Butternut Squash Soup: A Delicious AND Healthy Thanksgiving Appetizer!


As Thanksgiving approaches, so too does the planning on who will be bringing along what classic dish to dinner. If you happen to get appetizer duty this year, why not consider making butternut squash soup–a dish that’s not only mouthwateringly delicious, but also nutritious!

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Keep Nice & Warm This Winter With Vegetarian Magical Minestrone!


Can you believe it’s November already? The weather’s getting colder, and there’s nothing better to kick the chill from your body than a nice steaming cup of your favorite soup!

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Slow Cooked Pulled Buffalo Chicken


Ah, chicken… I like to think of it as one of the world’s most versatile dishes. I mean, what can’t you do with it? If it seems like you’re running out of ideas for chicken dishes to keep the family happy, here’s one of my all-time favorites. It’s easy, delicious, and you can easily make enough for dinner and leftovers for the rest of the week!

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