Homemade Fast-Food Alternatives for Kids

Fish & Chips

Are your kids big fans of fast food? Try these healthy, homemade and kid-friendly alternatives.

Fish & Chips

Pass on greasy and oversalted fried fish and potatoes from a subpar takeout joint. This recipe is crispy and healthy perfection.

Recipe: Beer-Battered Fish and Roasted Fries

French Fries

French Fries

Kids and adults will swoon for these crunchy oven-baked French fries — ready in about 20 minutes.

Recipe: Oven-Baked Parmesan French Fries 

Pizza

Pizza

Instead of calling for delivery, bake up little bundles of cheesy goodness with less than 400 calories per serving.

Recipe: Pizza Pockets

 

Mozzarella Sticks

Mozzarella Sticks

A fast-food order of this appetizer favorite can tip the scales at nearly 1,000 calories; make these super-satisfying baked sticks instead.

Recipe: Crisp Mozzarella Sticks

Tacos

Tacos

Hit the gas and cruise right past the fast-food Mexican drive-thru. These tacos put all others to shame.

 

Recipe: Chipotle Chicken Meatball Tacos

Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken

Fast-food orders of this Southern classic are overflowing with grease and salt. This simple recipe uses skinless chicken and a flavorful coating.

Recipe: Oven-Fried Chicken

 

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition.

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Homemade Fast-Food Alternatives for Kids

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