This nut and seed bread is a simple way to make your own healthy homemade bread. No kneading, no rising, no bread machine, no mess, no fuss,… and no gluten, over-refined ingredients, or nasty additives.
Over the past years I’ve tried different Nutella recipes, but I always come back to this one. This delicious homemade hazelnut spread – the first one I ever tried – has been made, remade, shared, and approved by many. And it has even convinced the most fanatic Nutella-lovers to ban the “real thing” from their lives.
This superfood bread is filled with goodness and tastes like a delicious treat. Its flavor is naturally sweet thanks to the bananas, and the texture is moist on the inside and crunchy on the outside. In addition, it has some zucchini in it, which I promise your kids won’t even see or taste.
Although I’m an advocate of serving children real veggies they can actually recognize as such, I’m not shy about sneaking in a few veggies from time to time. Less protest, negotiations, and food debates, and just soooo satisfying to watch your kids effortlessly gobble down their veggies.
Here’s a recipe which has it all. It’s healthy, fancy, delicious, and ready in a flash! Especially if you follow my golden tip to make a big batch of this simple healthy peanut butter sauce, and freeze it in several portions. Just pop it out of the freezer to turn a simple chicken dish into a real feast.
Kids and fish aren’t always an instant match but I find Red Snapper is very accessible due to its mildly sweet and nutty taste. Served with Bok Choy and enhanced with a zesty and sweet dressing, this simple dish is a family’s favorite.
Just like my popular salmon burgers, these mackerel cakes make it easier to get kids to eat fish on a regular basis. Although I’m a definite advocate of serving plain ingredients to children as well, these kinds of healthy fish burgers add some welcome variety to the table. And for some kids, they will make the introduction to fish much easier.
Given its high omega-3 content, I always recommend putting on the menu fatty fish at least twice a week. These easy salmon burgers offer a fun variation to plain salmon steaks and usually score pretty well with kids.
Whether you have these egg muffins for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack, they’re a must in any health-conscious busy family. They only require 5 minutes of your time, are healthy, and delicious of course.
Pesto sauce offers a perfect way to up your kids’ daily intake of veggies without them really noticing. I used to buy fresh organic pesto at a health food store and run it through my food processor with a handful of spinach or kale leaves for extra nutrients.
I must confess my children aren’t exactly cheering when I put this dish on our dinner table. But it’s so easy to make, especially when I have a container of cooked quinoa ready in my fridge (food prepping is the best!), and in the end they do eat it without too much protest.
I find that roasting vegetables really works wonders for picky kids. When roasted, vegetables caramelize around the edges, intensifying and sweetening the taste. This delicious roasted pumpkin recipe is definitely worth a try!
Homemade pesto = goodness in a jar (vitamins, minerals, and protein boost without conservatives and nasty e-numbers!). It’s also quick & easy to make, far tastier than commercial pesto, and you can use it in so many different ways!
Homemade cheese cookies are a great low-carb snack. Made with Gouda cheese and almond meal, they’re bursting with protein and fiber, and are very satiating. They’re also easy and fun to make with kids and require just 4 simple ingredients to blend in a food processor.
This recipe was my first encounter with pumpkin and sunflower seeds when I was about eight years old.
It was an instant love affair that has stayed with me ever since. And one I’ve enthusiastically shared with friends, family, clients, or anyone who has ever tried them and fallen in love as well. Because believe me or not, whether they’re vegan or junk food addicts, EVERYONE loves these tamari roasted seeds.
I’m all about simplicity. And efficiency. And health (of course). And if simple, quick, healthy dishes also have a high WOW-factor, I’m totally in!
I created this simple pumpkin recipe almost by accident, but I’ve served it many times at dinner parties or just for the five of us. These pumpkin gratins look sophisticated but represent little work and are delicious, especially with meat or poultry.
I don’t know about your kids, but mine were never crazy about broccoli. Despite all my efforts to make broccoli more attractive by roasting, pureeing, or naming it “dinosaur trees” (although that last strategy surprisingly did the trick with my boy).
But then recently I served them broccoli topped with one of my favourite sauces...
Quinoa has been a staple in my life since I first discovered it about 15 years ago. It didn’t yet enjoy the fame it does today, and I must admit it took a bit of trial and error before I mastered this little grain.
It’s hard to imagine I once lived without knowing the existence of sweet potato fries. Since I first discovered these about 5 years ago, I’ve made them at least once a week. Which means I must have popped around 260 oven trays filled with sweet potato fries into my oven. And I can assure you I’m far from sweet potato fries boredom.
This is our absolute favorite brownie recipe! These brownies are decadently smooth & fudgy. They’re moist in the center and crunchy on the outside. They’re also gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and dairy-free.
Beetroot, you either love or hate it… If you (or your kids) are in the second group, this recipe might be the perfect trick to incorporate this super-veggie into your diet. Because I promise you won’t even taste it!
These cut-out cookies are the fruit of several hours of kitchen experimentation. I wanted to obtain THE perfect cookie that is crunchy on the outside, moist on the inside, and sweet without the white poison.
They’re made with coconut oil, coconut sugar, eggs, whole wheat flour, almond flour, and a pinch of baking powder.
Homemade chocolate bark is a great way of lifting plain chocolate to a higher level. And the beauty of it doesn’t reside in the end product only.
Making your own chocolate bark is such a fun way of being creative in the kitchen and something I love doing with my kids. It’s not as messy as some other desserts, and your kids can let their creativity go wild.