Kid Friendly

Healthy recipes that even the young ones will enjoy.

cauliflower fritters

My cheesy broccoli bites were such a hit with everyone, it occurred to me that I should make a version with cauliflower. For these, I used Parmesan instead of cheddar and thyme instead of oregano. So good! I served them as a side dish, but they can easily be served as an appetizer or as a snack. Click for the recipe

Gluten Free Waffles

These gluten free waffles are crisp on the outside, tender and fluffy on the inside. It’s one of those recipes where the gluten-free version tastes just like the “regular” version. Delicious! I don’t sweeten the batter at all, so I serve these gluten free waffles with 1 tablespoon maple syrup per waffle. Click for the recipe

Coconut Flour Muffins

These coconut flour muffins are tender, fluffy and coconutty. To create this recipe, I started out with my coconut flour pancakes recipe, replaced the applesauce with coconut milk, added xylitol, then adjusted the amount of coconut flour until I reached a consistency that seemed just right. I didn’t expect to succeed right away, but happily, these coconut flour muffins are perfect! Click for the recipe

Chocolate Ice Cream

This wonderful chocolate ice cream has a deep chocolate flavor and a creamy texture. It requires no ice cream maker. Simply mix, refrigerate, then freeze. Since the cocoa powder slows down the freezing process, this ice cream takes a long time to freeze, so it’s best to make it a day in advance. Click for the recipe

Gluten Free Muffins

These incredibly tasty gluten free muffins are light and fluffy. They are at least as good as “regular” muffins, and with 9 grams net carbs and 9 grams of protein per muffin, are a far better breakfast choice. Click for the recipe

Chocolate Frozen Yogurt

Intensely chocolaty and delightfully creamy, this chocolate frozen yogurt recipe is the result of several attempts at getting to perfection. No need for an ice cream maker – simply stir the yogurt during the first 2 hours to achieve a creamy consistency.

Since the bitterness of the cocoa powder and the tang of the yogurt require a fairly large amount of sweetener, I opted to use xylitol in this recipe (here’s why I think xylitol is safe). If you prefer not to use sugar alcohols, you can simply use granulated sugar instead, or perhaps honey, although the nutritional analysis will change of course.

Out of all my frozen yogurt recipes, this chocolate frozen yogurt takes the longest to freeze. I’m not sure why, but unlike the others, this one is best if left to freeze overnight. Click for the recipe

Strawberry Ice Cream

Creamy and fresh, this homemade strawberry ice cream is a wonderful summer treat that requires no ice cream maker. Click for the recipe