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The Meal Makeover Moms are registered dietitians Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RD, and Liz Weiss, MS, RD. Their latest cookbook, No Whine With Dinner, features 150 healthy, kid-tested, mom-approved recipes, and 50 amazing secrets for getting picky eaters to try new foods—especially vegetables. Every recipe in No Whine with Dinner was tested by moms and tasted by kids.

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Skinny Fish Chowder

Skinny Fish Chowder

Seafood chowders are notorious for their creamy, rich consistency and their deceptively high calorie counts from all the butter and cream called for in most recipes. That’s...
Cranberry Coleslaw

Cranberry Coleslaw

This colorful side salad is perfect with burgers, sandwiches, and grilled chicken, and if you’re planning a picnic with your family, it’s also an ideal thing to pack...
Crazy-Good Cream-less Creamed Spinach

Crazy-Good Cream-less Creamed Spinach

Creamed spinach is one of those side dishes that’s been around for a long time. Surprisingly, even though it’s spinach, kids really love it. We love it too but aren't...
I-Love-Chocolate Party Torte

I-Love-Chocolate Party Torte

Kids love to bake, and since this chocolate torte is so easy to make, it’s perfect for pint-size kitchen helpers. Though our torte may seem too decadent coming from two...
Chock-Full-O-Veggies Lasagna

Chock-Full-O-Veggies Lasagna

We won’t lie … this lasagna is a bit fussy. But the extra time it takes to prep this dish is well worth the effort. As lasagnas go, this one has super, duper kid appeal....
Sweet and Hearty Beef Stew

Sweet and Hearty Beef Stew

Even though this stew simmers for hours in the slow cooker, it takes just minutes to prepare. Filled with lean stew meat, baby carrots, mushrooms, and petite peas, it’s...
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially for school-age kids. To beef it up, we take plain ol’ pancakes made with flour and eggs, and we add a boatload...
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

We’ve been cooking up makeover recipes for well over a decade, and this recipe is by far the most popular with our families and our online community to date. All of our...
Lightened-Up Seven Layer Bars

Lightened-Up Seven Layer Bars

Seven Layer Bars (aka Magic Bars) get a magical makeover with old-fashioned oats, walnuts, a handful of mini chocolate chips, dried cranberries, and low-fat sweetened condensed...
Cutie Quiche Cakes

Cutie Quiche Cakes

If your children’s repertoire of vegetables includes mostly carrots, corn, and peas, here’s an easy way to expand it at dinner or breakfast. These healthy little quiche...
Healthier Hamburger Helper

Healthier Hamburger Helper

Hamburger Helper may get a bad rap when it comes to good nutrition for families, but this classic boxed dinner can indeed be tweaked to be good for you. Check out our made-from-scratch...
Smiley Face Casserole

Smiley Face Casserole

Traditional Tater Tot casserole with all the trimmings (full-fat cheese, butter, fatty ground beef, and regular cream of mushroom soup), gets a much-needed overhaul with...
Sweet Potato and Ginger Latkes

Sweet Potato and Ginger Latkes

Potato latkes are a traditional Hanukkah side dish, and they’re typically made with white potatoes and lots of vegetable oil. We amp up the good nutrition by switching...
Grab-and-Go Granola Bars

Grab-and-Go Granola Bars

The nutritional merits (or demerits) of store-bought granola bars can vary considerably, so we decided to create our own. The nutrition in these bars is through the roof—we’re...
Mom’s Mango Smoothie

Mom’s Mango Smoothie

Move over milkshakes. There’s a new kid-favorite beverage in town: fruit smoothies. This refreshing and nutritious mango smoothie is so simple, most children will have...