Add some zip to your Autumn menus! Pomegranates may require a lot of effort, but the rewards are worth it. Now in season, the antioxidant-rich fruit is an ideal addition to the family meal. While some tots jump at the chance to chomp on the fruit's tangy, juice-squirting seeds, bottled pomegranate juices still protect against free radical damage. Use these recipes to introduce your family to the power of the pomegranate.
Kids will love slurping up these pomegranate-banana smoothies  and love helping mom make them!
Take dessert to a higher (and healthier) level with these pomegranate parfaits .
Roast Chicken with Pomegranate Glaze
Add some sweetness to the family dinner with a pomegranate-glazed chicken . Sliced leftovers will make a delicious lunch box sandwich.
Pomegranate, Raspberry, and Nectarine Popsicles
When made with cold-weather fruits, like pomegranates and nectarines , juice bars are just as delicious as their warm weather counterparts.
Pomegranate Chicken With Walnuts
An easy weeknight dinner, Rachael Ray 's Pomegranate Chicken With Walnuts  may turn up on your weekly menu.