Spaghetti with Peanut Sauce

This is a super easy dinner, inspired by this recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/sesame-peanut-noodle-salad-recipe/index.html   Ingredients: 1 lb whole wheat spaghetti (or even better, soba noodles) 6 tablespoons peanut oil, divided up 8 tablespoons creamy peanut butter (ideally the kind where the oil separate out) 8 tablespoons soy sauce 4 teaspoons (not tbsp) sesame oil 4 tablespoons light […]

Banana Berry Muffins Recipe

These muffins were inspired by Tyler Florence’s recipe, http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/banana-nut-muffins-recipe/index.html, but are multi-grain and have berries instead of nuts. Ingredients: 2 cups whole wheat flour ½ cup flax meal ½ cup buckwheat 1 cup cornmeal 3 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 8 very ripe bananas (when they get black, move to refrigerator to save for […]

Quiche Recipe

What a wonderful, warm way to sneak in veggies!   Three options for crust, starting from super easy and up to homemade: Buy a crust already made, ideally whole wheat. These are usually the depth of pie, not tarts, so you will want to make two quiche vs. one in a tart pan. Buy frozen […]

Whole Wheat Pizza

My children love to make pizza.  It’s one of those rare items that convinces them to eat vegetables, without an argument.  They have fun helping to roll out the dough and spreading out the ingredients.  Their favorite part is pushing the button on the food processor to make the dough.  While you can buy pizza […]

Smoothie Recipe (or Popsicles) 2

Add to blender: fresh or frozen berries (strawberries with tops removed then quartered, blueberries, raspberries, whichever are your favorite) one banana 1-2 cups plain yogurt, to taste, for added protein ½ – 1 cup milk, as needed for blender to turn   Mix at high speed.  Drink as is, or freeze in molds or paper […]

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

We love Alton Brown’s recipe, but have simplified it for young tastes, gone whole wheat, and snuck in some cauliflower. Here is the original recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/baked-macaroni-and-cheese-recipe/index.html   1 lb whole wheat elbow macaroni 1/2 head cauliflower, roughly chopped 8 tbsp butter 8 tbsp all purpose whole wheat flour 6 cups whole milk (don’t substitute with […]

Whole Grain Pancakes or Waffles Recipes

These pancakes were inspired by this recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/whole-wheat-blueberry-pancakes/detail.aspx   I’ve made it my own by mixing up the flour and varying the stuff that goes inside.   Ingredients: 2 ½ cup flours, mixed by your preference.  I recommend 1 cup whole wheat, ½ cup corn meal, ½ cup flax meal, ½ cup buckwheat 2 tsp […]

Toddler eating healthy food

Getting Your Toddler to Eat Something Besides White Food

Reprinted from the April 2011 edition of GGMG Magazine. GGMG is a club of 4500 Moms in San Francisco (www.ggmg.org). — By Vicky Keston “No.  I want milk cereal.” Your toddler forcefully slides his plate away, catapulting it over the edge of the table.  You made another home cooked, nutritious meal that your toddler refuses […]