Pasta with Tomato and Greek Yogurt Sauce Recipe from How to Get More Dairy Into Your Child’s Meals (Slideshow)

How to Get More Dairy Into Your Child’s Meals (Slideshow)

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Pasta with Tomato and Greek Yogurt Sauce Recipe

Jane Bruce

The Greek yogurt in this recipe is taken out of its normal element and used not for breakfast, but for dinner. It adds a subtle tangy flavor to the fresh tomato sauce, and, as you may have guessed, creaminess. Make sure to hold off on adding the yogurt until the very end — it shouldn't be cooked in the sauce, just stirred in, because otherwise the solids will separate.

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Barbecue Chicken Mac and Cheese Recipe

Jerry Errico

"My daughter Sammy never liked taking chicken to school for lunch, but when I put this dish in her thermos (albeit a gluten-free version), she came home and told me I had given her two of her favorite foods in one! I don’t know who was happier — Sammy or her mother who had managed to sneak in some more brain-boosting protein into her daughter’s day! Maybe that’s why she aced the math test!"

— Missy Chase Lapine, The Sneaky Chef

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Peach Carrot Muffins Recipe

Chobani

Here's an easy trick to add moistness to your baked goods: add a little Greek yogurt. This recipe from Chobani Greek Yogurt adds it to a mixture of flour, eggs, sugar, and apple pie spice for unique and fruity carrot muffins. 

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Cold Noodles with Greek Yogurt-Sesame Sauce Recipe

Chobani

Some people see the words "cold noodles" in a recipe title and think it's the exotic, complicated international affair, but Chobani yogurt figured out an easy way to put it together. Combining their plain variety of Greek yogurt with easy to find ingredients like soy sauce, peanut butter, and sesame oil, this dish is an impressive Asian dish that tastes just as good as it does overseas. 

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Mexican Breakfast Rolls Recipe

Hollis Wilder

"My savory breakfast rolls evolved from a childhood love of making cinnamon rolls. My mother had her own special recipe for sweet rolls, and she almost always included me in the process. She’d let me help roll the yeast dough, then sprinkle it with cinnamon and sugar. I never have time to make yeast dough now, but I like how well savory ingredients rolled into dough works with the cupcake pan. At my home, this savory roll recipe is a child-friendly adventure in baking, especially since it calls for several store-bought items. Present the ingredients in individual bowls — or in the wells of an extra cupcake pan — to make layering fun and easy for your children."

— Hollis Wilder

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Salmon Pastries with Dill Pesto Recipe

Pillsbury

Perfect for a quick snack, these tiny pastries are easy to make ahead of time with the help of a refrigerated pie crust, but are delicious enough to impress your child. 

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Cheesy Chicken Lunchbox Muffins Recipe

Jerry Errico

"I used to walk right by the wonton wrappers in the produce section of my market, never having appreciated what a simple and versatile ingredient they are. But one day when all attempts to find the perfect, low-fat, pliable crust failed, I gave wonton wrappers a whirl, and boy, am I glad I did. They provide a ready-made pre-cut piece of dough with very few ingredients and no fat and work beautifully as a thin but sturdy crust for mini quiches and this savory lunchbox muffin."

— Missy Chase Lapine, The Sneaky Chef

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