Portobello & Wasabi Crostini

    Portobello & Wasabi  Crostini Makes 12-16 Hors D’oeuvres Kids Rating:  ✭✭✭✭ Ingredients: 2 portobello mushrooms cleaned and sliced into 1/2 inch strips 2 Tbsp. salted butter 1 cup ...

Arugula Salad with Apples & Cider Dressing

Arugula Salad with Apples  & Cider Dressing  Serves 4 Kid Rating:  ✭✭✭ Ingredients: Salad: 4 large handfuls of pre-washed baby arugula ¼ cup golden raisins ¼ cup dried cranberries 1 ...

Chicken Milanese

Chicken Milanese Serves 4 Kids Rating: ✭✭✭✭✭  Ingredients:  For the Chicken: 4 chicken breast cutlets, thin sliced 1 cup plain bread crumbs (or for extra crunchy chicken use plain panko ...

Spotlight - Back-to-School, Quick Breakfast Smoothies!

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Serves 5 Kids Rating: ✭✭✭✭✭  Ingredients:  4 ripe bananas ...

Miami Sunrise Smoothies

Miami Sunrise Smoothie Serves 4 Kids Rating: ✭✭✭ The bananas used must ...

Tropical Smoothies

Tropical Smoothies Serves 4 Kids Rating: ✭✭✭✭✭  Use very ripe bananas with ...

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Sugar-Free Blueberry Pie

Sugar-Free Blueberry Pie Serves 8-10 Kids Rating: ★★★★ Ingredients: 2 cans blueberries in water (or 4 cups fresh blueberries washed and spoiled berries removed) 3/4 cup blueberry juice (100% juice, Wyman’s Wild Blueberry Juice) 1/4 cup cornstarch 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1/4 tsp. lemon zest 1 Tbsp. salted butter 2 premade pie crusts 1 […]

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Sugar-Free Apple Pie

Sugar-Free Apple Pie Serves 8-10 Rate This Recipe Ingredients: 2 premade pie crusts, (or 2 homemade pie crusts, see Homemade Pie Crust) 10-11 peeled, cored and sliced Golden Delicious Apples (about 7 cups) 1 Tbsp. lemon juice 3/4 tsp. cinnamon 1/4 tsp. salt 1 (12 oz.) can frozen 100% apple juice (we used Seneca brand) […]

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Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce

Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce Rate This Recipe Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 12 oz. bag fresh cranberries, washed, unripe and soft cranberries removed 1/2 cups unsweetened apple sauce 1/2 cup 100% pure maple syrup 3/4 cup orange juice 1 tsp orange zest 1/4 tsp. salt Directions: In a large saucepan over medium […]

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Zucchini Muffins (Low-Fat)

Zucchini Muffins  Makes 12 muffins Kids rating: ★★★★★ “Mom, what’s the green specks in the muffins?” my daughter asked inspecting her first ever zucchini muffin.  To get her to taste it, I lied, “Just some shredded green apples, sweetheart.”  She took a bite, then another, and another, “These are good mom.  Can I have one for […]

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National Food Calendar

National Food Months January Bread Month Canned Food Month Chocolate Month Dried Plum (Prune) Breakfast Month Hot Tea Month National Oatmeal Month National Meat Month Slow Cooking Month National Soup Month National Pizza Week Second Week National Meat Week Fourth Week National Cream Puff Day January 2nd Chocolate-Filled Cherry Day January 3rd National Spaghetti Day […]

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Fig & Cantaloupe Salad with Baby Lettuce

Fig & Cantaloupe Salad with Baby Lettuce Serves 4 Kid Rating: ✭✭✭✭ The salty ham and sweet cantaloupe kept children coming back for more. For best results, use in season cantaloupe and fresh black mission or other high quality figs. Ingredients: Salad: 6 cups pre-washed sweet baby lettuce ¼ cup finely diced fresh fig ¼ cup […]

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Show Your Kids Where Food Comes From, Pick Your Own Farms

  Warm earth underfoot, afternoon sunlight glistening on arched grasses, and the scent of fresh pressed apple cider.  Pick your own farms, there’s no better way to know — and show kids — where food from comes from than to pick it yourself.  Picking your own fruit is joyful work, a sweet task that is […]

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Model Positive Healthy Eating Habits for Your Children

Children learn from the actions of others, especially their parents.   Help your child learn to make healthy food and lifestyle choices by being a good role model.  When families decide to adopt healthier lifestyles and eating habits, the parents must enthusiastically embrace the new healthy eating habits.  Children are very intuitive and will know […]

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Awesome Grilled Asparagus

Awesome Grilled Asparagus Serves 4 According to NYC children’s etiquette instructors, it is okay to eat asparagus with your fingers.  Have napkins ready! Ingredients: 2 lbs. asparagus, well washed and ends trimmed 2 Tbsp. olive oil 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice 1/2 tsp salt A grind of fresh pepper (if desired) Directions: Heat up grill […]

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Chickpeas with Garlic Sausage

Chickpeas with Garlic Sausage Serves 6 Rate This Recipe Ingredients: 2 cans chickpeas (14.5 oz . can), drained 2 fresh bay leaves 1 tsp. minced fresh thyme, plus 6 small sprigs for garnish 1 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. black pepper 3 mild garlic sausages 1 Tbsp. butter Directions: Prick sausages with a fork, place in […]

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