Kid Friendly

Healthy recipes that even the young ones will enjoy.

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

Oven Baked Ribs

Tender, succulent, delicious oven baked ribs. Sure you can enjoy ribs in the winter! No need to fire up the grill – these oven baked ribs are slowly baked in the oven until the meat is tender, juicy and falls off the bones. The rub is fabulous – the perfect sweet-savory combination, and truly, there’s no need for barbecue sauce – why would you mask the wonderful flavor of these ribs with sauce? Click for the recipe

Gluten Free Chocolate Muffins

These delicious gluten free chocolate muffins are made with coconut flour. They taste richly chocolaty and indulgent, but they are low in calories and in carbs and high in fiber. Two of these muffins for breakfast will fill you up for hours and should not cause the spike and dip in blood sugar that regular muffins cause. Click for the recipe

Roasted Chestnuts

Roasted chestnuts are so comforting! Rich, warm, buttery and flavorful, all they need is roasting – sure, you could drizzle them with seasoned butter if you wish but truly, roasted chestnuts are amazing on their own.

The roasting itself is easy – it’s peeling roasted chestnuts that most find challenging. I have learned over the years that the best way to ensure relatively easy peeling is to peel the chestnuts while they’re still hot – maybe not hot enough to burn your fingers, but hot enough for it to feel uncomfortable! Once cooled, roasted chestnuts are very difficult to peel. Click for the recipe

Vegetable Beef Soup

Rich, flavorful vegetable beef soup makes a comforting start to a winter meal, and is hearty enough to be served as a main course for four. Click for the recipe

Gluten Free Pumpkin Cupcakes

Delicious gluten free pumpkin cupcakes that taste like autumn. The frosting is amazing – creamy and very flavorful. They’re easy to make too, so if you’re still looking for dessert for tonight, give these gluten free pumpkin cupcakes a try! Click for the recipe