Kid Friendly

Healthy recipes that even the young ones will enjoy.

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Tasty cheese roll ups make a quick, easy snack – the perfect game day snack. They are easy to make, quick, low-carb and gluten-free, and are wonderful by themselves, or dipped into pizza sauce or guacamole. Click for the recipe

Spaghetti Squash Bake

This very flavorful spaghetti squash bake provides all the yumminess, cheesiness and gooiness of pizza or pasta, with a much healthier base of spaghetti squash. It’s very nutritious and filling, so I make it for two and serve it as the entree, alongside some tossed salad or steamed veggies. Click for the recipe

Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes

These gluten free chocolate cupcakes have a tender, fluffy crumb. They are very good even without the frosting, but the frosting elevates them into perfection. And since they are made with low-carb, high-fiber coconut flour, they are not as calorie-dense as most cupcakes, and they are very filling. Click for the recipe

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

This gluten free chocolate cake has a tender crumb and a deep chocolate flavor. It’s not just gluten free but also boasts a very clean ingredients list. One square contains 15% of your vitamin E and magnesium daily needs, and 36% of manganese. It’s hard to believe that almond butter, eggs and cocoa butter can turn into a cake when baked, but it’s true – and gluten free or not, it’s one the best chocolate cakes I’ve ever had. Click for the recipe

Salami Breakfast Cups

I wanted to make pretty, flower-like eggs in a basket, but I wanted to keep it low-carb. So instead of using bread slices as my cup, or basket, I used salami slices. Festive, pretty and delicious, these salami breakfast cups are perfect for brunch! Click for the recipe

Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes

These Paleo chocolate cupcakes have a moist and tender crumb and a deep chocolate flavor. The frosting is fabulous, and do make it – unless your palate is super Paleo-adapted, the cupcakes by themselves are not very sweet and you do taste the plantain. But with the frosting, it’s perfection, and even my toughest reviewer, my 13 year old, asked me to tell you that “these chocolate cupcakes are really good, even though they are healthy.”

These Paleo chocolate cupcakes are not low-carb, but they do have the advantage of being made from green plantains, which means they should contain (once cooled) beneficial resistant starch. In addition, plantains are a god source of fiber, potassium and vitamin A. Click for the recipe

gluten free brownies

This recipe for gluten free brownies is based on my cocoa brownies recipe, adjusted for coconut flour. Coconut flour is very absorbent and can render baked goods dry. The Internet tells me that recipes need 1/4 cup of added liquid for each 1/4 cup coconut flour used. In this recipe, I chose to reduce the amount of flour used while also using grade B maple syrup instead of refined sugar. The brownies are delightful: dense, moist and very chocolaty. Click for the recipe