Tips and Recipes

Easy Orange Granita Recipe (52 New Foods, Around the World Week 3) January 18 2013, 2 Comments

easy orange granita recipeThis easy orange granita recipe was a deliciously fun project for my kids and me! A simple twist on a favorite fruit: Satsuma Mandarin Oranges.

 

Sesame Green Bean Salad (52 New Foods, Around the World Week 2) January 12 2013, 0 Comments

sesame green bean saladA simple sesame green bean salad adds a new twist to an old favorite and makes supper super fun!

 

Easy Asian Pear Sauce (52 New Foods, Around the World Week 1) January 07 2013, 3 Comments

asian pear saucePear sauce made with crisp Asian pears and a hint of ginger is an easy and fun twist on homemade applesauce.

 

One New Healthy Food a Week (52 New Foods) January 04 2013, 0 Comments

One new healthy food a week

52 weeks, 52 new foods. This simple challenge planted the seeds of change at our family table. Pick a new healthy food to try each week and join the adventure!


Best Healthy Recipes of 2012 (52 New Foods) January 03 2013, 4 Comments

best healthy recipes of 2012The best healthy recipes of 2012 as voted by the toughest food critics at the table!

 

Kumquat Jam (Week 51, 52 New Foods) December 31 2012, 0 Comments

kumquat jamKumquat jam adds a simple splash of citrus to savory dishes: a burst of sunshine to start the New Year!

 

Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce (Week 50, 52 New Foods) December 19 2012, 0 Comments

cranberry pomegranate sauceCranberry pomegranate sauce is a playful twist on a familiar favorite: an easy way to welcome a new food to your holiday table!

 

Pomegranate Seeds With No Mess! December 19 2012, 0 Comments

how to seed a pomegranateA quick tip for how to seed a pomegranate the easy and fun way, with no mess!

 

Broiled Grapefruit Recipe (Week 49, 52 New Foods) December 17 2012, 0 Comments

broiled grapefruit recipeThis deliciously simple broiled grapefruit recipe adds a flavorful twist to your table: a sweet and juicy treat without a drop of refined sugar.

 

Mini Apple Pear Crisp (Week 48, 52 New Foods) December 10 2012, 0 Comments

apple pear crispA mini apple pear crisp is the fresh food version of a big warm bear hug! It's filled to the brim with sweet, bubbling fresh pears, apples and cranberries -- the perfect treat to serve at a cozy winter get-together.

 

Romanesco: Broccoli with a Twist (Week 47, 52 New Foods) December 05 2012, 1 Comment

romanesco broccoliRomanesco was a new discovery for my kids and me this week! This spiraling spectacle looks like a cross between broccoli and cauliflower, and made a deliciously fun addition to our family table.

 

Veggie Pancakes (Week 46, 52 New Foods) November 28 2012, 2 Comments

veggie pancakesVeggie pancakes? You bet! Carrot and zucchini come together to make a tasty, easy veggie pancake perfect for brunch or to munch at lunch!  


Gluten-Free Stuffing: Quinoa Stuffing with Apple, Sweet Potato and Walnuts (Week 45, 52 New Foods) November 19 2012, 0 Comments

gluten free stuffing quinoa stuffing pinterestThis easy recipe for gluten-free stuffing made with quinoa, apples, sweet potato and walnuts is the ticket for a healthy twist on a holiday favorite.


Easy Butternut Squash Soup: Recipes for Your Holiday Table (Week 44, 52 New Foods) November 12 2012, 2 Comments

easy butternut squash soupThis easy butternut squash soup recipe is a must for your holiday table! It’s a healthy version of my favorite holiday soup – and can be made ahead to give you more time to celebrate with friends and family.

 

Butternut Squash Puree: Recipes for Your Holiday Table November 12 2012, 0 Comments

butternut squash pureeButternut squash puree is easy to make and turns simple soups into hearty, healthy holiday dishes! 


Persimmon: Recipes for Your Holiday Table (Week 43, 52 New Foods) November 05 2012, 3 Comments

persimmon recipes for your holiday tableWe tried several persimmon recipes and the kids voted for this easy and delicious baked persimmon dish. Move over baked apples! Persimmons will be the feature at our holiday table this year.


Homemade Pumpkin Pie from Scratch (Week 41, 52 New Foods) October 22 2012, 1 Comment

homemade pumpkin pie with gingersnap crustHomemade pumpkin pie remains one of my favorite holiday treats -- bringing back wonderful memories of festive family get-togethers and made from scratch family recipes.

 

How to Bake Pumpkin Seeds (Week 40, 52 New Foods) October 15 2012, 1 Comment

how to bake pumpkin seedsTeach your kids how to bake pumpkin seeds for a fun and tasty fall activity!


Savory Apple Soup with Pears and Walnuts (Week 39, 52 New Foods) October 08 2012, 0 Comments

apple soup 

Simple, savory apple soup is the best way to warm your kiddos from head to toe on a chilly fall day. Easy and fun to make, this tasty recipe brings together our favorite fall flavors for a cozy dish the whole family loves.


Cinnamon Apples (Week 37, 52 New Foods) September 24 2012, 1 Comment

cinnamon apples 

Cinnamon apples are a favorite fall treat for my kids. This easy recipe brings together the best of what goes into making a cozy apple pie, but without refined sugar.


Healthy Lunch Ideas: Sandwich Pops (Week 36, 52 New Foods) September 19 2012, 1 Comment

healthy lunch ideas sandwich pops 

Need healthy lunch ideas? Sandwich Pops to the rescue! But watch out: you may find that friends are lining up to sneak a bite of these fun and easy sandwiches on a stick. Be sure to pack enough to share!


Tomato Pops: Pint-sized Tomato Mozzarella Skewers (52 Foods, Week 34) September 11 2012, 1 Comment

tomato mozzarella skewers 

Tomato mozzarella skewers with a kid-friendly twist, this easy recipe for Tomato Pops makes the seasonal bounty of fresh picked cherry tomatoes even more fun to enjoy with your kids!


Homemade Granola Bars (52 New Foods, Week 34) August 31 2012, 2 Comments

homemade granola bars 


Homemade granola bars are an easy and tasty lunchbox treat. This nut free granola bar recipe is made with lots of love and no refined sugar, because your little ones are sweet enough as they are!

This nut free, homemade granola bar recipe is fun and easy for kids to make. Although it’s a sweet treat, it is free of refined sugars. It can easily be modified to feature your favorite fixings. My kids added dried cranberries. Raisins or dates could easily be used as well. Have fun mixing it up! 


Easy Spanish Rice (52 New Foods, Week 33) August 24 2012, 0 Comments

Easy Spanish Rice: Transform a few simple ingredients found at a convenience store into a tasty side dish.

easy spanish riceLast week we took our healthy eating challenge to the convenience store. Our goal was to prove that with a little effort (and creative thinking) you can eat healthy on the road even when healthy choices are few and far between. Along with black beans we served up a side of easy Spanish rice and mixed veggies.