Blue Ribbon For Kids American Healthy Side Recipes


Cilantro Lime Seafood Salad (In An Avocado Boat)

By Lisa 'Gayle' Goff
I took this to our monthly ladies luncheon and it was a hit with the ladies...

Balsamic Grilled Vegetables

By Susan Din
Veggies marinated in balsamic vinegar and soy sauce and cooked in a grill basket until smoky,...

Harvest Fruit Salad

By Michelle Helgesen
I came up with this salad when I was asked to bring a fruit salad to...

Yellow Squash Casserole

By Judy Martin
I have tried several recipes using yellow squash and this is the one my friends like...

That's One Darn Good Sammich!

By Sherri Williams
Sandwiches are quick and easy when you've worked all day and don't want to spend all...

Fresh Corn Salsa

By Mary Elsener
I enjoyed this recipe at a potluck and made a few changes. It is fresh and...

Grilled Stone Fruit

By Ashley Muller
I just love stone fruits such as peaches or nectarines, apricots, and plums. When you...

Eggplant Dip/Raita - My Family Recipe

By Grishma Shah
Today I am sharing my family recipe which has been passed to generations from my grandma...

Zesty Cranberry Waldorf Salad

By Julia Ferguson
A refreshing twist on Waldorf Salad, with dried cranberries, lemon, and orange zest. I have never...

Grandma Rose's Split Pea Soup with Beef Flanken

By Erika Kerekes
My grandmother made huge batches of this soup and doled it out to her kids and...

Shrimp Pasta Salad

By Michelle Flory
My girls love this. I make it with left over steamed shrimp.

Healthy Lentil Salad

By Marti Green
This is a very wonderful tasty salad. You can serve it plain or on a bed...

Totally Exotic Carrot Slaw

By Barbara Miller
Are you tired of the coleslaw rut? This carrot slaw has a totally over the top...

Healthy Oven Fried Chicken Strips

By Marti Green
I have to say, this is my favorite recipe and my family just loves them. They...

Honey Glazed Carrots

By Marsha Gardner
Any way to make kids eat their veggies. Adults love them prepared this way as...

Leek & Potato Soup

By Tammy T
A soup for anytime of the year. When served chilled, it is then known as Vichyssoise....

Fire & Ice Tomatoes (SALLYE)

By sallye bates
Good served as a side dish with just about anything, but especially with fish (I think).

Slow Cooker Applesauce

By Stephanie Van Den Berg
My grandchildren love Nana's homemade applesauce. Today I used remnants left in my garage from November's...

Crispy Oven-Baked Beet Chips

By Karina Alcala
This recipe is so easy and so good for you is not even funny. My...

Orzo w/ Snow Peas, Spinach & Sun-Dried Tomatoes

By Monika Rosales
I wanted to try these flavors together along with garlic and Parmesan cheese = Success

Colorful Party Pasta Salad

By Megan Todd
This recipe is a family favorite that is requested for EVERY bonfire, birthday party, holiday get-together,...

Catie's Island Tuna Salad

By Catie B
I found this recipe many years ago and adapted it. During the years I made this,...

Bob W's Corn Cakes

By Bob Wakeman
This will go together with just about anything. I top them sometimes with white gravy. Kids...
7 Summer Trifles

7 Summer Trifles


Who doesn’t love this lovely layered treat? Dating back to the 18th century, this is a tried and true summer dessert. Perfect for picnics, cookouts, and get-togethers, trifles are a delicious dessert that feed a crowd. Simple, gorgeous, and can be made ahead of time, trifles come in all shapes and sizes and flavors for […]

15 Mediterranean-Influenced Dishes

15 Mediterranean-Influenced Dishes


The Mediterranean “diet” has been popular for years, but it’s really not a diet. More so, it’s a healthier eating lifestyle that limits processed foods. It gets its name because it includes foods from regions around the Mediterranean Sea, like Greece, Italy, and Spain. Vegetables, whole grains, legumes, fish, and healthy fats (such as olive […]

Refreshing Summertime Evening Cocktails

Refreshing Summertime Evening Cocktails


What better way to relax at the end of the day than to make a refreshing cocktail and take a few moments to yourself? We all know summertime can be busy. We may not be able to do this every day, but at least once a week I try to. It helps me clear my […]