Homemade Fast-Food Alternatives for Kids
Healthy alternatives to fast food that the kids will love.
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: Baked Fish and Chips
Instead of calling for delivery, bake up little bundles of cheesy goodness with less than 400 calories per serving.
Recipe: Pizza Pockets
Kids and adults will swoon for these crunchy oven-baked French fries — ready in about under an hour.
Recipe: Garlic "Fries"
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
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
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.