Kid Friendly

Healthy recipes that even the young ones will enjoy.

Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

These wonderful gluten free blueberry muffins are fragrant and fluffy and just as good as wheat flour blueberry muffins. Since almond flour is not as absorbent as wheat flour, I use fewer blueberries in these gluten free blueberry muffins than I would use in wheat muffins. Click for the recipe

Vegan Ice Cream

These frozen treats are creamy, delicious, very healthy and easy to make. They contain berries, vanilla, ripe banana (for sweetness and creaminess) and coconut oil (for creaminess and a faint coconutty flavor). No added sugar whatsoever, although you could add 2 tablespoons honey if you wish. These frozen treats make a great dessert, but since they are so wholesome, I often serve them as an afternoon snack. Click for the recipe

Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Delicious chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting – a classic combination for sure. The cupcakes are gluten free and made with coconut flour; the frosting is creamy and fluffy and made with cream cheese and powdered peanut butter. It’s not very sweet, but when combined with the cupcakes, it’s perfect. Click for the recipe

Gluten Free Coconut Cake

Moist, fluffy and coconutty, this gluten free coconut cake is a real treat and one of those happy instances where you sacrifice nothing in terms of a baked good’s texture by avoiding wheat flour. Click for the recipe

Paleo Muffins

Delicious Paleo muffins that taste like little honey cakes. Lovely for breakfast and great for the kids’ lunchboxes. Click for the recipe

Grilled Shrimp

These grilled shrimp are easy and delicious. Simply coat the shrimp with sauce, and grill 2-3 minutes per side. Whenever I make these grilled shrimp, I’m reminded that “fast food” does not have to equal “junk food!” Click for the recipe

Chocolate Mug Cake

Just so you know, I’ve been working on making the perfect chocolate mug cake for six months now. I wanted it to be just right – rich, chocolaty, gooey, and I also wanted it to be free of flour, not just to keep it gluten free but also because wheat flour is just not the most nutritious thing to put into one’s body.

I tried maybe 20 recipe, I kid you not, and besides gaining 5 pounds (OK, I don’t know exactly how much I gained but my jeans were definitely tighter for a while), I was sorely disappointed in all of them, mostly the texture – it was either very dry, or too crumbly and not cake-like.

Then it dawned on me – this wonderful gluten free chocolate cake, one of the culinary creations I am most proud of, deeply chocolaty and moist and so so good – why not try to microwave it? So I did, and OH MY GOD. This is chocolate heaven, ready in five minutes (including mixing the ingredients), and my only complaint is that it makes two servings (and difficult to halve because it uses one egg for the two servings), and it’s so good that unless you have someone to consume the second serving immediately, you WILL eat the second one, I guarantee it, from shameful personal experience.

The good news is that without wheat flour or white sugar, and with the goodness of almond butter, eggs and cocoa powder, even two servings will likely not result in the same blood sugar catastrophe that two servings of a regular chocolate cake would have caused (I actually measured my blood sugar to make sure).

OK, here’s the recipe. Click for the recipe