Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Weight Loss & Diet Plans

Font Size

Kids Just Want to Have Fun with Food

Boost the 'fun factor' of healthy foods with these tips and recipes.

Fun and Kid-Friendly Recipes continued...

With a grownup helping:

  • Place the cookie sheet on the bottom rack of the preheated oven. Close the oven door and cook for exactly 1 minute. (Do not open the oven door during this time.) Then move the baking sheet to the highest rack and continue to bake until the pitas have blown up and are lightly browned (3 to 7 minutes).
  • Serve the hot pitas with butter, peanut butter, cheese slices, or whatever sounds good!

Yield: About 6 pita pockets

Per pita: 260 calories, 9 g protein, 56 g carbohydrate, 1 g fat, 0.1 g saturated fat, 5 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 358 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 3%.

Lompe (Hot Dog in Potato Roll Dough)

WebMD Weight Loss Clinic members: Journal as 1 slice of "bread, toast, whole grain bread" + 1 serving "lean meat without added fat."

This is the Norwegian version of a hot dog. They wrap their boiled hot dog or sausage link up in a potato roll that has been cooked on a griddle.

3 medium potatoes
2 to 2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
8 less-fat turkey hot dogs (or less-fat turkey sausage links)

With a grownup helping:

  • In a large saucepan, boil potatoes in their skins until tender (20-30 minutes). Cool the potatoes, then, using a plastic knife, remove their skins. Place the potatoes in a mixing bowl and, with an electric mixer (or by hand with a potato masher), beat until creamy.
  • With a wooden spoon and your hands, blend in the flour until the dough is stiff enough to roll out. Divide the dough into 8 pieces. Using a rolling pin, roll each piece into a thin, oval-shaped sheet about a 1/8-inch thick.
  • In a medium saucepan, boil the hot dogs. When they are cooked throughout, lower the heat to simmer until the potato rolls are ready.
  • Heat a large nonstick grill or skillet, and use it to cook the flat rolls a few at a time. While the undersides are cooking, use a pastry brush to brush the top sides with water. Once the bottoms are lightly browned, flip rolls over and lightly brown the other sides.
  • Sprinkle each roll with water, and wrap around a boiled hot dog. Then wrap each in a paper towel so the roll softens around the hot dog. Serve immediately.

Yield: 8 wrapped hot dogs

Per hot dog: 248 calories, 10.5 g protein, 37.5 g carbohydrate, 6.3 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 40 mg cholesterol, 2 g fiber, 484 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 23%.

Plattar (Swedish Pancakes)

WebMD Weight Loss Clinic members: Journal as 2 pieces "pancakes, waffle."

If you want to make these like authentic Swedish pancakes – which are much thinner than ordinary pancakes – use just one tablespoonful of batter per pancake.

Today on WebMD

measuring waist
4 tips for shedding yours.
apple cider vinegar
Does it have health benefits?
 
Chocolate truffle
For weight loss, some aren’t so bad after all.
woman holding red dress
24 simple, practical tips.
 
woman shopping fresh produce
Video
butter curl on knife
Quiz
 
eating out healthy
Article
Smiling woman, red hair
Article
 
thumbnail_woman_tossing_spinach
Video
lunchbox
Article
 
What Girls Need To Know About Eating Disorders
Article
teen squeezing into jeans
fitfor Teens
 

Special Sections