Archive for the ‘Kids’ Category

Brownies (with a healthy twist)

November 17th, 2015


I know what you are thinking, how can brownies be healthy AND delicious at the same time?? They contain a secret ingredient that you would never expect to find in a brownie, but it somehow works beautifully! I promise you this recipe will not disappoint! How amazing do these look?? They are fudge, chocolaty and
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Crockpot Chicken Tacos

September 17th, 2015


My children have declared Tuesdays “Taco Tuesday” for this school year. I’m happy to give them tacos every week; it helps take the stress out of meal planning. I don’t want them to get sick of tacos, so my plan is to mix it up a bit and serve different kids of taco (almost) every
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Simply Delicious Chicken Soup

January 15th, 2015


I love chicken soup. It’s comforting, filling and a great way to get my kids to eat more protein and vegetables. Unfortunately I do not always have a enough time to make it entirely from scratch. This simple recipes uses a few short cuts (like store bought chicken stock and a rotisserie chicken) to create
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Happy (healthy) Halloween

October 13th, 2014


Halloween is fun holiday filled with costumes, parties and TONS of junk! I want my kids to have as much fun as all of the other kids, but the amount of candy involved in this holiday makes me a little crazy! So last year I decided to try a little experiment….can a healthy halloween still
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Mini Chicken Meatballs

October 4th, 2014


This recipe is a great alternative to the traditional meatballs in tomato sauce.  Because they are cooked in chicken broth along with fresh tomatoes they are a bit lighter in flavor…my son thought they tasted like matzoh balls.  I thought they were delicious and so easy to throw together.  This will definitely have a place
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Whole Wheat Goldfish Crackers

September 15th, 2014


When it comes to snacking I’m always looking for healthy options that my kids will enjoy.  They love fruits and vegetables, but sometimes want something else…like pretzels or chips or goldfish.  But when you mom is a registered dietitian you rarely have these snacks in the house…until now.  I just made my first batch of
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No-Bake Cookie Bites

June 25th, 2014


I am always looking for healthy snack bars to give my kids (and myself) that are good for you AND taste great.  They are not so easy to find.  I decided to mix together a combination of healthy ingredients and make my own little energy-boosting bites.  These delicious no-bake cookie bites are so easy to throw
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Homemade Almond Milk

May 16th, 2014


Recently my 5-year old discovered that chicken actually came from a…CHICKEN!  He no now longer consumes chicken, meat, yogurt or milk (he’s even switched over to coconut milk ice-cream, although he has been know to consume some soft serve when we’re out!).  He loves oatmeal for breakfast and was starting to miss the addition of
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Squash “Noodles”

April 2nd, 2014


As you may have figured out, I’m OBSESSED with my spiral vegetable cutter (The Paderno Spiral Vegetable Cutter) It is truly amazing.  Tonight I made “noodles’ out of squash.  Just place the squash between the base and the blade and spin.  It’s such a simple tool…even a three-year old can use it (with supervision, of
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Cauliflower Crust Pizza

April 2nd, 2014


This is THE best (food) invention EVER!  I was skeptical at first, pizza crust made out of cauliflower…really?  YES!  It is amazing….even the kids loved it.    Start off by grating the cauliflower with a box grater (I tried grating it in a blender, but it did not come out fine enough).     Microwave
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