Cuisine: Kid-Friendly

You have a little one (or are just young at heart) so prefer simple dishes with simple seasonings and textures that you will not hesitate to try.

Sweet Potato Curry Hummus

Creamy, smooth and slightly sweet, this sweet potato hummus is perfect for dips, sandwiches or eaten straight on a spoon! The sweet potato adds vitamin C and A, is anti-inflammatory, regulates blood sugar and has antioxidants. The curry boasts another long list of benefits and is a nice compliment to the sweetness in the sweet potato.

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Raw Strawberry Pie

One summer after picking buckets full of local ripe strawberries, Dreena wanted to make a pie deserving of their glorious, fresh flavor. She created this pie, and it did the strawberries proud!

Dreena BurtonBy Dreena Burton

Almond Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Avoiding refined and genetically modified beet sugar when baking is simple to do. Replace white sugar with non GMO coconut sugar. It’s also a great way to reduce the glycemic load in baked goods.

Stacey DeeringBy Stacey Deering, RHN

Hummus Tortilla Pizzas

Transform an ordinary whole-grain tortilla into the perfect personal-size crispy vegan pizza base. Pair with hummus for some vegan pizza bliss! Rather than give you specific ingredients for one pizza, I outline the method and suggest some topping pairings using hummus.

Dreena BurtonBy Dreena Burton

Energy Squares

THESE SQUARES ARE AS POPULAR WITH THE ADULTS in my family as they are with the children, whether we’re headed out for a hike, a run, a bike ride or even a road trip. Of course, they also make a delicious and satisfying year-round snack. Add your favorite toasted nuts, seeds or even dried fruit to suit your tastes and make your own unique creation.

Terry WaltersBy Terry Walters

Gluten Free Avo Banana Superfood Smoothie

This phytonutrients abundant green smoothie is not only delicious, but it contains a wealth of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. The avocado provides us with critical monounsaturated fats that help to maintain the integrity of our cell membranes and improves our brain health by promoting healthy blood flow.

Stacey DeeringBy Stacey Deering, RHN

Maple Nut Granola

Homemade granola is my go-to gift of choice. I fill it with super-nutritionals like high-protein nuts and seeds, plus heart and brain-healthy virgin coconut oil. I packaged it in a mason jar, tie it with raffia and voila! It’s delicious on its own or with rice or almond milk, sprinkled over hot cereal or turned into a treat for the holidays by coating it with dark chocolate and breaking it into bark.

Terry WaltersBy Terry Walters

Red Pepper Hummus Sandwich

My girls like hummus as a snack with carrots or chips, but try to get them to accept it in a sandwich, and I have to do something different. Roasted red peppers are my answer. They’re easy to make or buy prepared and add a smoky sweetness that wakes up hummus and makes it a delicious accompaniment to sweet tomatoes and bitter arugula. Add crispy grilled bread from an outdoor grill or indoor grill pan and turn this otherwise simple lunch into an artisan sandwich.

Terry WaltersBy Terry Walters