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Summer-Inspired Recipes to Keep Your Kids Healthy and Happy

Here’s a list of nourishing seasonal recipes that your kids will actually eat…picky-kid tested and approved by my 4 year old. These recipes make a regular appearance in our kitchen. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Bookmark this post for future dinner and snack inspiration.

From Run Fast. Eat Slow.

  • Can’t Beet Me Smoothie page 28
  • Don’t Get Beet Hummus page 73
  • Kale-Radicchio Salad with Farro page 80 (my older kiddo loves)
  • Soba Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce page 87 (they like salads that are deconstructed)
  • Mighty Marinade (grilled chicken) page 176
  • Sweet Potato Fries page 161
  • Oregon Berry Crumble page 195 (with vanilla ice cream!)
  • Dark Chocolate Banana Pops page 202 -in the photo
  • Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookies page 56
  • Warrior Pops page 218 

From Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow.

  • Immune-Boost Smoothie page 55
  • DIY Grain Salad page 95 (older kiddo)
  • Slow Cooker Pulled Pork/Chicken page 137 (tacos!)
  • Power Bowls page 122 (deconstructed, never mixed together)
  • Bonk Burgers page 138
  • Pesto Pasta with Sardines page 148 (8 year old loves sardines!)
  • Presto Pesto page 172
  • Homestyle Mac and Cheese page 151
  • Turkey Trot Meatballs page 147
  • Coconut Rice with Nori page 164
  • Marathon Bolognese page 144 (simplified version for summer: sauté ground beef, add grated carrot and store-bought marinara)
  • Nori Popcorn page 198
  • Maple Turmeric Nuts (they like cashews only) page 200
  • Ginger Molasses Cookies page 208
  • Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies page 207
  • Chocolate PB Cups page 210
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Parfait page 217
  • Minute Mug Cakes page 214 (chocolate version without the coffee)

From Rise & Run:

  • Everything Bagel Superhero Muffins page 77
  • Dark Chocolate Banana Superhero Muffins page 90
  • Lemon Chia Blueberry Superhero Muffins page 91
  • Yam Spice Superhero Muffins page 103
  • Lily’s Chocolate Muffins page 104
  • Buckwheat Chocolate Molasses Cookies page 118
  • Chocolate Tart Cherry Seed Balls page 120
  • Crispy Rice Peanut Butter Bars page 123
  • Summer Veggie Frittata page 191
  • Apple Maple Butter Oatmeal Bake page 132 (sub peaches or berries for summer!)
  • Pancake and Waffle Mix page 158
  • Make Ahead Breakfast Sausage page 184 (keep stashed in the freezer)
  • Meme’s Crepes page 202
  • Oat Banana Bread page 222
  • Trail Mix Breakfast Cookies page 115 (I skip the nuts and add extra seeds and chocolate)
  • Raspberry Rival Smoothie page 228
  • Vanilla Almond Milk page 253
  • Prep Ahead Smoothie Packets page 239 (we make a lot of smoothies and smoothie bowls in the summer)

Stress less and enjoy meals together! My kids don’t eat anywhere close to perfect. If you see us out on the trails, you’ll also notice a stash of packaged snacks! #momsurvival



Trail Mix Breakfast Cookies from the Rise & Run cookbook. 

Breakfast to go! Green Smoothies and Yam Spice Superhero Muffins from Rise & Run.

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