Terita Heath-Wlaz

Terita writes web content to help communicate the inspiring message of Super Healthy Kids. She’s also a mom, partner, kitchen tinkerer, gardener, and lover of fresh food. Besides writing for Super Healthy Kids, she blogs in the Healthy Living network at Care2.


30-Minute Pasta e Fagioli

30-Minute Pasta e Fagioli is packed with healthy veggies and beans, and comes together FAST on a busy weeknight. Pasta e Fagioli (pronounced like this: “pasta fah-JOE-lee”) is a simple meatless Italian soup that combines beans and pasta in a…

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How “Project Yummy Veggies” Got My Kids Into Healthy Food

Struggling to get your kids excited about veggies? You’re not alone. Here’s what my kids taught ME about good taste, better health, and creative solutions. Last week, I picked up a package of fresh raw sugar snap peas from the…

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Healthy Chocolate Hummus

Creamy, rich, and chocolatey, just-sweet-enough Healthy Chocolate Hummus makes an excitingly different dip for fresh fruit or warm pitas. Last week, my son turned to me, out of the blue, and asked, “Can we have chocolate hummus again?” I grinned,…

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Baked Whole Wheat Pancakes with Berry Compote

Serve all the pancakes at once, and eat together with your kids! Baked Whole Wheat Pancakes make the perfect hands off breakfast. What’s better than fluffy pancakes for breakfast? Fluffy pancakes for breakfast that cook like “real” cake in the…

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Freezer-Friendly Lemon Hummus

Enjoy fresh, raw veggies more often! Dip them into this Freezer-Friendly Lemon Hummus that you can make once and eat for months! My kids, like most kids, love to dip their food. They would pass right by a plate of…

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Healthy Turkey Sloppy Joes

Bring on the napkins! Healthy Turkey Sloppy Joes piled high in whole wheat buns make a fast, fun, and nourishing weeknight dinner. Looking for a new dinner idea that’s healthy, quick to make, and popular with your kids? Healthy Turkey…

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Instant Pot Split Pea Soup

Incredibly simple to make, this hearty Instant Pot Split Pea Soup is magically full of deep flavors and creamy textures. This soup has something really special going for it. I mean, besides the fact that it’s creamy, comforting, nutritious, and…

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Veggie Confetti Rigatoni Bake

Got pasta-loving kids? Cheesy, comforting Veggie Confetti Rigatoni Bake wins smiles all around AND gets veggies into their little bellies. I 100% empathize with my kids’ desire to eat cheesy pasta all the time. I mean…  do you have to…

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Feed-a-Crowd Healthy Beef and Bean Burritos

Bold but simple, Feed-a-Crowd Beef and Bean Burritos can be made ahead to satisfy big families (and create leftovers!) I love burritos, and so do my kids. But I rarely make them at home. Why? Because making burritos is a…

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Sweet Potato Stuffed Shells

Creamy, sweet, and fun, Sweet Potato Stuffed Shells make a filling, nutrient-rich, vegetarian dinner. Don’t jumbo shells just make you feel fancy and fun? Something about those giant shapes, neatly stuffed with creamy filling and spooned-over with a little marinara…

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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Comforting Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup is surprisingly easy to make, and filled with lean protein and veggies. You can make fresh, whole grain pasta in your own kitchen, with only four ingredients, and without any special tools! *Cue kids everywhere cheering*…

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10 Non-Sandwich Lunch Ideas for Kids

No lunch ruts here! Scroll for fresh, non-sandwich lunches your kids will love. Sandwiches are fine. They’re FINE. Love ‘em. Really. But ask any kid who’s eating her fifth sandwich of the week whether she’s getting a teensy bit tired…

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