Healthy eating is important at any age. But when you're a kid, healthy foods often fail to carry much wow appeal at the dinner table. Jennifer Tyler Lee, the creator of the healthy eating game Crunch A Color, offers these easy recipes revive a youngster's taste for nutritious food.

No-Bake, Nut-Free Cookies: Bitty Bites

Paired with a sweet touch of honey and wholesome oats, these healthy no-bake cookies are the new lunchbox regulars at Jennifer's house. Quick and easy to make, these tasty, no-bake bites use sunflower butter instead of peanut butter to create a healthy, nut-free, no-bake cookie that's great for dessert or a lunchtime snack.

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 0 minutes
  • Makes about 12 cookies


  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup sunflower butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp powdered sugar


  • In a small bowl, combine the oats, flour, sunflower butter and honey. Mix well.
  • Use a tablespoon to portion a small amount of dough into your hands. Roll into a ball the size of a large marble.
  • Roll the balls in the powdered sugar.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate for later.
  • Add dried cranberries or raisins for a little pop of color.
  • *Cooking tip: Lightly grease a measuring cup before adding the honey. It'll make it easy for the honey to slip right off into the mixing bowl.

Kale Chips

A favorite snack for Jennifer's kids is kale chips. They are an easy, healthy version of chips that your kids are sure to enjoy too! Their nutty flavor is akin to seaweed.

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: about 20 minutes
  • Makes about 4 servings


  • 1 bunch lacinto ("dino") kale
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt


  • Preheat oven to 250°F (121°C)
  • Wash kale. Peel or cut leaves from center stalk. Chop into medium size pieces. Pat dry.
  • Toss in one tablespoon of olive oil. Sprinkle with salt.
  • Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  • Bake about 18 to 20 minutes, or until crisp. Cool then serve.