Kid-Friendly Recipes

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Bean Tofu Quesadilla

Bean Tofu Quesadilla

Ivy, my friend’s teenage daughter, is smart, witty, and outspoken. She’s also a vegetarian. I wrote this recipe for her, and packed it with three non-meat forms of protein, tofu, beans, and cheese to be sure she’ll get what a growing girl needs!

Guacamole

Guacamole

Whenever I invite guests over during the summer, I serve plenty of guacamole! Yet many friends have told me that their guacamole is not nearly as tasty and I think I know what the trouble is…

Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan

Crispy breaded chicken cutlets smothered with cheese and sauce really hits the spot when you’re craving Italian fare. My version is lightly cooked in olive oil instead of deep fried. The part-skim mozzarella shaves off quite a few calories and fat, making this chicken parm much healthier than the traditional version.

Blueberry Pops

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This fruity pops are sweet since they combine two antioxidant rich foods, blueberries and spinach.

Tomato Cantaloupe Salsa

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Even beginning cooks can hit it out of the park with this easy yet delicious tomato salsa, kicking it up with cantaloupe for one of Summer’s best calorie-friendly dishes. Check out the pics and decide for yourself…

Grilled Mango with Balsamic Glaze

Balsamic Mango

Thanks to my friend Rob, you’ll be able to taste this unusual lip smacking combo. I added a pinch of chili for warmth and heat which breaks up the sweet punch of balsamic and mango.

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

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One of my youngest clients, Sarah, dubbed this lemony breakfast treat the ‘polka-dot muffin’. To save time, double the amount of batter and freeze half a batch in paper muffin liners. When you’re ready for another fresh- baked round, pop them into a muffin pan and bake in your pre-heated oven!

Salmon Cakes

Salmon Cakes

Serve salmon cakes on top of a lightly dressed mesclun or baby spinach salad. Sprinkle fresh chopped chives and enjoy as an alfresco lunch or the start to an elegant meal. Fish lovers will be hooked on this tasty preparation. A great way to use up leftover white wine and extra fresh herbs, these cakes also freeze beautifully.