Healthy "Mix-In" Muffins for Kids

One batter, so many options! Your kids can build their own DIY muffin creations using different mix-ins. Keep this recipe on hand because the combinations are never-ending! Each batch makes between 14 – 16 yummy muffins so you can save them for the week ahead. Serve for breakfast or as a snack!... Read more

Cheesy Broccoli Bites Recipe

These cheesy broccoli bites are great for the veggie lover in your family - and if your kiddo normally rejects broccoli, you can still give this recipe a try! Experts recommend serving new foods in a variety of ways to increase exposure, plus it will help your child rate different preparations.... Read more

Picky Eater Oatmeal Cookies

What better way to get your picky eaters the nutrition they need than with a yummy cookie? This oatmeal cookie recipe uses plain Healthy Height to add extra protein and growth-boosting nutrients while staying undetectable in taste. Add your child's favorite mix-in, and it's perfect for lunchboxes or breakfast.... Read more

Picky Eater Protein Pancakes

"Can I have more?" - if you're ready to hear this from your picky eaters, these are the pancakes for you! Fluffy and packed with protein, you can feel good about what you're serving your little ones for breakfast and know they're getting the nutrition they need to grow. The added protein is undetectable!... Read more

Protein-Packed Breakfast Oatmeal

Get your kiddos extra protein with their morning breakfast! Healthy Height plain can be used just like you'd use milk -- including in your kid's oatmeal. It is undetectable by even the pickiest of eaters, so add a couple scoops and rest assured your child is getting the nutrients he or she needs to grow.... Read more

Mighty Muscles Kids Protein Smoothie

Fuel your little superhero for the day with a protein-packed kids smoothie! We partnered with Sarah, mom of 5 boys, to come up with a yummy, quick and easy smoothie recipe that contains well-round nutrition. We're calling it "Mighty Muscles" for all the kiddos that want to "be strong" like mom or dad!... Read more

Sunshine Kids Smoothie Bowl

Brighten up your kiddo's day with this sunshine smoothie bowl! We partnered with Kelly, mom behind@eattherainbow_kids, to create a healthy, quick & easy kids breakfast option that tastes great any time of year. This kids protein smoothie can be blended up and ready to serve within minutes!... Read more

Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie

Fuel your kiddos with this yummy smoothie created by a mom in our Healthy Height community. This nutritious recipe contains fruits, veggies and protein to round out your little one's diet. Best of all, it's so easy your kiddo can help make it. ... Read more

Tutti Frutti Veggie Smoothie

Start your kid's morning with a fruity, veggie-licious smoothie! We partnered with Andy, RDN behind LittleEatsandThings, to come up with this yummy idea that's also healthy, quick and easy! This Tutti Frutti kids smoothie provides energy for those busy school days and is a great way bump up nutritional content with breakfast.... Read more

7 Yummy Protein & Energy Balls for Kids

Are you a fan of no-bake or make-ahead snacks? Here's the recipe roundup for you! Serve a nutrient-packed snack easily with these yummy protein and energy balls. They're a great portable snack, perfect for lunchboxes or after school. Find 9 kid-approved protein ball recipes created by registered dietitians and moms.... Read more

Snickerdoodle Mini Muffins

Need a go-to breakfast or lunch snack for your toddler? Try these mini muffins created by Amy, toddler and picky eating expert behind @yummytoddlerfood. This homemade kids muffin recipe contains no egg and uses applesauce for sweetness! ... Read more

Protein-Packed Chocolate Hummus Dip

No-bake recipes are a parent favorite on busy days! We partnered with Aimee, RD and mom, to come up with a simple no-bake snack recipe that will give your kiddos the nutrients they need. Throw these ingredients in your blender for an easy after school snack or yummy lunchbox addition.... Read more

Berry Vanilla Fruit Leather

Does your kiddo love fruit rollups? Did you know you could make something similar at home, like fruit leather? We partnered with Hannah from California to create a yummy homemade fruit leather you can feel good about serving your kids. Get the berry "homemade fruit roll ups" recipe here!... Read more

PB Trail Mix Breakfast Cookies

Our friend Leigh Ann, cookbook author and mom behind My Diary of Us, turned her favorite trail mix cookie recipe into a protein cookie for kids using Healthy Height! Try this yummy peanut butter trail mix cookie for breakfast, or as a healthier snack option for your kiddo.... Read more

Homemade Gingerbread Cookies

Decorate gingerbread Christmas cookies with your kiddos as a fun holiday activity! These homemade, healthy cookies can be cut out into cute holiday shapes & shared at your party or cookie exchange. The best part? They're made with kids protein powder to give your little one the nutrition they need.... Read more

Winter Snacktivity: Snowmen Energy Balls

Why go outside in the cold to build snowmen when you can make them in the kitchen? This fun kids activity created by Registered Dietitian Noelle, will keep your kids busy on winter break or provide a fun family activity for a holiday party. Best of all, these nutrient-dense kids energy ball snowmen will help support your child's optimal growth.... Read more

Toddler-Friendly Pumpkin Overnight Oats

We partnered with Amy, picky eating & toddler expert behind Yummy Toddler Food, to create a simple make-ahead breakfast that even your littlest ones can enjoy. She came up with this yummy, toddler-friendly pumpkin pie overnight oats idea. Try this tasty overnight oats recipe for your kid's breakfast.... Read more

Fall Snacktivity: D.I.Y Pancake Breakfast

If you're searching for fall activities for kids, try this fun pancake breakfast snacktitivy! Make healthy homemade pancakes of different sizes to create a turkey and have your kiddos add fruit to create feathers. It's a fun way to get your kids in the kitchen, plus get them extra protein using Healthy Height.... Read more

Apple Cider Smoothie

Jessica Penner, Registered Dietitian, asks "What do you feed your kids before a family gathering? You might be wondering.... 'why would I feed my kids anything BEFORE going to an event where there’s going to be a ton of food?'. Read on to get her thoughts and serve this holiday apple cider smoothie as what she calls “nutritional insurance”.... Read more

Gingerbread Holiday Smoothie

Between holiday traveling, hosting family and friends & special extracurricular activities, smoothies to be a great way to offer nutrition on-the-run. Try this festive kids smoothie recipe from Noelle, Registered Dietitian. It can be served cold or warm, and goes really well with sliced apples!... Read more

Sugar Cookie Kids Protein Shake

Cookie after cookie, treat after treat, the holiday season is full of sweets! Fill in your kiddo's nutritional gaps with this sugar cookie shake. Top it with sprinkles and whip cream, and no one has to know this holiday masterpiece took 45 seconds! Recipe by Alex Turnbull, Dietitian.... Read more

Warm Oat Kids Smoothie

Need to add a little warmth to your kid's smoothie during winter? Try this cold weather smoothie by Hannah, a mom in our Healthy Height community. It will keep your kiddos healthy & nourished this holiday season!... Read more

8 Healthy Halloween Treats for Your Kiddos

Halloween treats can be fun and nourishing! While your kids will likely have a lot of sweets from candy and other seasonal treats this time of year, there are options to make some holiday favorite recipes just a bit healthier. Get your kiddos excited for Halloween with these 8 healthy Halloween treat ideas.... Read more

Trick-or-Treat "Boo" Shake

Halloween costumes? Check. Candy? Check. Dinner? If you're not sure what to feed your kiddos before the big night, try this festive kids smoothie recipe created by Alia, mom of 4 and family fun expert. Remember, a nourishing meal can also be fun!... Read more

Hummus "Dirt" Cups

Treat your kiddo to a Halloween classic but with added nutrition! This hummus, kid-friendly dirt cup recipe is a healthier dirt pudding alternative. You can even top it with gummy worms if you'd like! Recipe created by Aimee, Registered Dietitian.... Read more

Fall Snacktivity: Decorated Apples & Yogurt Dip

This healthy apple dip recipe is also a fun family activity! Make decorated dipped apples for an after school snack or fall-themed holiday party treat. Use greek yogurt mixed with Healthy Height as the dip for apple slices to get a nutrient-packed kids snack. Family fun idea by Sarah, mom of 4 boys.... Read more

Easy Pumpkin Pie Dip

Need an allergy-friendly dessert for your kid's classroom party, or a healthier pumpkin pie alternative for Thanksgiving? Try this delicious and easy pumpkin pie dip recipe from The Allergy Chef.... Read more

Halloween Spider Energy Balls

Looking for a healthy Halloween treat? Try these protein-packed spider energy balls created by Amy at Yummy Toddler Food. And to add a little more fun, you can make it a Halloween snacktivity! Prep the mix and have your kiddo add legs and a face to the spider.... Read more

Nutrient-Packed Strawberry Kiwi Kids Smoothie

Great for smoothie beginners! This nutrient-packed strawberry kiwi kids smoothie is perfect for short stature children, picky eaters or active kiddos in need of a protein boost. Created by Lauren, Registered Dietitian, it contains the healthy fats, protein, vitamins and minerals kids need to grow.... Read more

Birthday Cake Kids Protein Balls

If you're trying to successfully sneak more nutrition into your kid's snacks, try these no-bake cake batter bites. The magic? Your kiddo may think it's the sprinkles, but it's actually that these kid-friendly birthday cake balls are made with only 5 ingredients & packed full of key nutrients!... Read more

Growth-Boosting Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie

Ready to help your child grow? Grab your bag of Healthy Height shake mix and these four easy ingredients to blend up this growth-boosting raspberry goodness! This kid-friendly protein smoothie was created by our friend Lauren, Registered Dietitian behind Mom & Tot Nutrition. ... Read more

Nutritious No-Bake Cake Batter Dip

Need a healthy after school snack your kids are excited to eat? Sprinkles = Success! Try this nutritious no-bake cake batter dip from our friend Caroline, Registered Dietitian and Child Nutrition expert. Simply add all ingredients to the food processor, then enjoy with animal crackers, fruit or any other dip-able food of choice! ... Read more

13 Kids Treats to Cool Down (and Grow Taller!)

Warmer weather means more active days for your kiddos. Whether you're playing in the yard or on-the-go, it's important to keep your child's nutrition in mind. Keep them fueled for their spring and summer activities with these popsicle, smoothie and frozen yogurt recipes that all contain the growth-boosting nutrients they need.... Read more

Chocolate Berry Blast Smoothie

Our friend Amy, picky eating and toddler expert behind Yummy Toddler Food, made this tasty recipe with her kiddo. Give it a try with your kids! Pro Tip: getting your kids involved can help them learn good nutrition.... Read more

Mini Berry Granola Smoothie Bowls

Mornings before school can be hectic, but if we know one thing, it's that kids need a nutritious breakfast to prepare them for the day! This 5-minute yogurt smoothie bowl is a perfect solution to serve your kiddo a healthy breakfast. Recipe created by Andy, registered dietitian nutritionist behind Little Eats & Things.... Read more

Peach Instant Frozen Yogurt

Looking for a healthy summer kids treat? Try this peach instant frozen yogurt! It's like soft serve ice cream, but full of goodness for your kiddo. Enjoy this healthy, growth-boosting froyo after a long day in the sun. Recipe by Amy Palanjian, picky eating & toddler recipe expert behind YummyFoodToddler.... Read more

Healthy Height Yogurt Ideas for Kids

Yogurt is commonly regarded as a nutritious snack for kids, but have you ever considered a little extra boost? Next time you're serving your child yogurt, add a scoop of our kids protein powder to help your child get the nutrients they need! Try different variations with your kids to keep them excited about eating their Healthy Height. ... Read more

Berry-Loaded Juice Popsicles

Help your kids beat the summer heat with these berry-loaded juice popsicles! This DIY popsicle recipe mixes Healthy Height growth-boosting shake mix, white grape juice, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries to make a tasty treat. Thanks to Sarah, mom of 3, for sharing!... Read more

3 Ingredient Popsicles for Kids

Fudgesicles, Orangesicles and Creamsicles... oh my! We're all about helping picky eaters get the nutrients they need, and what better way could there be than in dessert form? The following three popsicle recipes have only three ingredients (one being a serving of Healthy Height!) and take less than five minutes to make.... Read more

DIY Dino Yogurt Popsicles

You've got a lot going on. As a mom, it's important that recipes are not only nutritious but also easy and tasty for your kids. That's why we grabbed a set of dinosaur molds and paired it with a simple 2 ingredient popsicle recipe. It doesn't get easier than yogurt mixed with Healthy Height!... Read more

4 Summer Smoothies to Fuel Your Kids

Kick off summer with great nutrition, and help your kids cool down with a tasty smoothie. After a long day in the sun, your kids may be asking for a snack or afternoon treat. These smoothies are a great option to give your kids something nutritious, while also keeping their appetite for dinner. ... Read more

Patriotic Layered Smoothie

Looking for a fun way to celebrate Independence Day with your kids? Try this nutritious and FUN red, white & blue layered smoothie recipe. It's simple (only takes 5-10 minutes), yet impressive. Serves two kids!... Read more

Nutrient-Dense Mini Donuts

Have a picky eater that needs additional nutrition support? Make a nutrient-dense mini version of a food they love! These dietitian-created mini baked donuts offer extra protein, vitamins and minerals compared to a standard donut recipe. It's a great option to pack nutrients into a favorite breakfast or dessert.... Read more

Healthy Height Double Duty Donuts

Looking for a nutritious and delicious way to indulge your kid's sweet tooth? Make these Healthy Height Double Duty Donuts and rest assured you're serving them a better-for-you treat. This gluten free, baked donut recipe was created in partnership with the The Allergy Chef. Try it today!... Read more

Blueberries & Cream Bedtime Smoothie

Did you know there's a connection between nutrition and sleep? Good nutrition can help improve your child's sleeping patterns! Serve your child a bedtime snack like this to help them sleep through the night - like this fruity smoothie recipe was created by Noelle, registered dietitian.  ... Read more

High Protein Lunch Box Ideas for Vegetarian Kids

Your vegetarian eater doesn’t need to come up short in the protein department—quite the contrary, there are many high-protein lunch box ideas for vegetarian kids who need more nutrition every day. If you’re struggling to come up with fresh ideas that aren’t peanut butter and jelly, consider how you can make better use of high-protein grains, seeds, beans and Healthy Height Shake Mix.... Read more

Kid-Friendly Spinach Smoothie

Smoothies are a great way to sneak in the vegetables (especially spinach) that kids need. This delicious and sneaky spinach smoothie recipe from @chikidsfeeding is sure to get your kids the nutrients they need! Try this as an afternoon snack or summer treat.... Read more

No-Bake Chewy Cinnamon Squares

Nutritious snack alert! These nutrient packed-squares are simple for busy parents and perfect for picky eaters. They're an easy way to provide extra protein and healthy fats for a growing body, as well as complex carbohydrates for a developing mind. Round out your picky eater's lunchbox with a "treat" like this!... Read more

Gluten-Free Banana Muffin Recipe for Kids

These gluten-free banana muffins for your kiddo are also egg, soy, nut, yeast, sesame, and nightshade-free. Unlike many store-bought muffins, these are sweetened with maple syrup rather than refined sugars. Plus they’re vegetarian and diabetic-friendly! Try this allergy-friendly muffin recipe by The Allergy Chef today.... Read more

5 Lunch Packing Tips to Support Bone Growth for Children

It is well known that we all have a genetic potential to reach a certain height. In fact, 60 to 80 percent of height is determined by genetics. Did you know that nutrition can also largely impact if that potential is reached? Bone growth occurs in both length and density for the first three decades of life and the majority—if not all—of the increase in length occurs in the first two thirds of that time.... Read more

5 Refueling Snacks for Kids Who Love Yoga

“When children learn techniques for self-health, relaxation, and inner fulfillment, they can navigate life's challenges with a little more ease. Yoga at an early age encourages self-esteem and body awareness with a physical activity that's noncompetitive. Fostering cooperation and compassion—instead of opposition—is a great gift to give our children.”... Read more

8 Healthy Holiday Recipes for Cooking Together as a Family

Cooking together is never more important than during the holidays, when the focus should be on spending time as a family. One way to spend more time as a family is to cook healthy holiday meals together, whether you spend each night of your holiday break in the kitchen or make your one big holiday meal with all hands on deck.... Read more

10 Yummy Squash Recipes to Help Your Kid Grow

10 Yummy Squash Recipes to Help Your Kid Grow Kids need to eat a well-balanced diet to grow healthy and tall, and squash is a seasonal veggie that’s packed with nutrients. Other Recipes You’ll Like High Protein Lunch Box Ideas for Vegetarian Kids 8 Healthy Holiday Recipes for Cooking Together as a Family How to Make Your Favorite Holiday Recipes Healthier Kids need to eat a well-balanced diet to grow healthy and tall, and squash...... Read more

How to Make Your Favorite Holiday Recipes Healthier

The holidays are a time to be with family, look back on the past year, and indulge in your favorite holiday recipes. Unfortunately, most of your favorite festive meals are likely high in fat and calories, so between filling up on big dinners, followed by pie and cookies, your family’s healthy eating plans are quickly forgotten.... Read more

Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Kids

Making a healthy breakfast can feel impossible on your busiest mornings. Yet, one study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing found that children who ate breakfast on a near-daily basis had “higher full scale, verbal, and performance IQ test scores.”... Read more

Easy Breakfast Milk by Kids Eat in Color

Jennifer, MSPH, RDN and creator of @kids.eat.in.color, shares an easy breakfast idea for those kids who only want to drink milk. Add a scoop of Healthy Height shake mix to a glass of milk for added protein and fat, and serve with a side of fruits and vegetables! ... Read more

Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancakes

Fall is in the air and it’s time to make all things pumpkin! Pumpkin is a fantastic source of beta carotene, an antioxidant that works to reduce our risk of disease and can be converted to vitamin A in our bodies.... Read more

Protein Date Balls by Kids Eat in Color

We’re so excited for you to try these protein-packed date balls created by Jennifer, MSPH, RDN and creator of Kids Eat In Color. Jennifer suggests that these are perfect for adding a little extra protein (5 grams per ball!) in your child’s diet. You will love how easy and delicious this snack is for your kiddos!... Read more

Chocolate, Banana and Oat Cookies

These tasty homemade cookies, created by Hannah, of Hannah from California, will give your sleepy little one a very good reason to get up in the morning! They are a great option for your kiddos since they're packed with nutrition, including fiber, protein, essential vitamins, minerals and growth-boosting nutrients kids need. ... Read more

Healthy Homemade School Snacks for Kids

Healthy homemade snacks put you in control of your child’s nutrition during the school day. With the right snacks tucked into their backpack, you can be sure your little one is getting plenty of protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and nutrients, and staying fueled for the school day.... Read more

Homemade Toaster Waffles

Looking for a healthier version of a store-bought toaster waffle? Try making a homemade waffle with Healthy Height. This tasty recipe, created by registered dietitian Mary Ellen, is great to option for make-ahead waffles that can be frozen for busy mornings. ... Read more