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The Registered Dietitians at Dairy Council of California have hand-selected a variety of recipes to help you prepare healthy, balanced meals and snacks at home for your family. MORE

We believe there are no "good" or "bad" foods; and all foods, even dessert, can fit in a healthy lifestyle. The key to a healthy diet is building the majority of your food choices around nutrient-rich foods from all the food groups and being physically active.

Use this recipe search page to find recipes based on time to prepare, meal type like breakfast or beverage, nutrition content like calcium, special features like "Kids Can Help Make It" or "Slow Cooker/Crock Pot", even specific food groups. You can even type a main ingredient into the search bar, then select the check boxes below for a more powerful and specific search.

Most recipes have nutrient information available and some recipes have tips on ingredient substitutions, special preparations to adjust nutrition content, how make a recipe ahead of time or even how to involve your child in preparing the recipe.

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Barley, Bean and Corn Salad

A complete-protein salad, garnished with tuna or cold chicken....
Tuna and Walnut Pasta Salad

This salad tastes great the day it's made, even better the next day so make extra and pack leftovers for lunch!...
Tuna Noodle Casserole

Add some healthy fish to your family meal with this classic dinner dish....
Tuna Stuffed Shells

This puts all other tuna casseroles to shame!...
Tuna Tostadas (Tostadas de Atún)

This is the English version of Tostadas de Atún, the entree from Day 5 of the Meals Matter Family Meal Plan for Latin...
Tuna, Barley and Black Bean Salad

This recipe can be made up days ahead and add the romaine just before serving....