Author Archives: Christy Taylor
- 1 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
- 2 cup cranberry juice
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
- 1 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp finely diced shallots
- 1 clove minced garlic
- 1/4 cup carrots, peeled and cut into strips
- 1/4 cup parsnips, peeled and cut into strips
- salt and pepper to taste
Cut chicken breasts into strips. Stir cranberry juice, cranberries, ginger and garlic in a large bowl and add chicken strips, cover and marinate … (read more)
Try this recipe for a healthy snack alternative.
- 2 whole golden beets, medium
- non-stick cooking spray
- salt to taste
Preheat the oven to 375. Peel and thinly slice beets, if you have a kitchen mandolin or attachment for a food processor it would be great for the uniformity of the chips, you can also use a vegetable peeler. Using a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper, lay slices out evenly. Lightly spray the beets with the non-stick … (read more)
This recipe pairs will with roasted chicken or any pork dishes, a great introduction to beets for you little one.
- 2 cup cooked diced beets (boiled for 1 hours or canned)
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup honey*
- Salt and pepper to taste
Put cooked diced beets in a saucepan. Add remaining ingredients and mix gently. Cook on moderate heat until liquid evaporates and butter and honey form a glaze over the beets. Remove from … (read more)
Beet pancakes are a fun breakfast recipe that are packed with nutrition!
- 1 cup flour
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 3 tbsp light brown sugar
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 2 whole beets, roasted and pureed
- 1 1/4 cup nonfat milk
- 1/3 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt
- 1 whole egg
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Heat skillet or griddle. Stir all dry ingredients in a bowl. Whisk all wet ingredients in separate bowl until well … (read more)
Beets act as a natural food coloring that brighten up any pancake recipe. This fun breakfast recipe is packed with nutrition! Beets are loaded with calcium, potassium and vitamins A and C. These nutritional benefits help to boost your baby’s immune system, while promoting muscle skeletal, nervous system, and brain development. In addition, beets are also high in fiber, making them easy to digest. Most pediatricians recommend introducing beets into your baby’s diet between eight and 10 months. For an … (read more)
- 1 package fresh cranberries
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
- 1 tbsp chopped mint
Place the nuts on a baking pan and place in 325 degree oven for 5-10 minutes. As they start to toast they will turn a deeper color. Be careful and don’t burn them as they will taste bitter and you would have to start all over again!
In a stock pot place … (read more)
This nutrient packed smoothie is the perfect combination of fruits for a filling snack or sweet treat.
- 8 oz chilled cranberry juice
- 6 whole strawberries fresh or frozen
- 1/8 cup blueberries fresh or frozen
- 1 whole banana
- 1/2 cup ice
Combine all ingredients into a blender. Serve immediately.
Recipe Yields: 2 Servings
Best if served immediately.
This well rounded recipe is a great source of protein along with vitamins and minerals. Not only do cranberries go great with chicken, but this healthy dipping sauce is a simple and flavorful way to incorporate additional vegetables into your child’s diet. Cranberries feature vitamin C, plus polyphenols, which collectively help to strengthen and maintain the immune and cardiovascular systems along with promoting brain development. For an overview of essential vitamins and minerals your child needs, check out our Nutrient Chart.
Depending on the toddler and adult … (read more)
The combination of sweet potatoes, black beans and spices makes this recipe easy-to-make and tasty. Try preparing this simple and flavorful recipe as a side dish for any meal. Sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamins and nutrients. They contain vitamins A and E, beta carotene, potassium, calcium and fiber. They are also easy on your little one’s stomach and digestive tract. Try pairing with Turkey & Gravy or Apricot Glazed Chicken. For an overview of essential vitamins and minerals your child needs, … (read more)
- 1 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled
- 3/4 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/2 tsp garlic salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp cumin
- Cooking spray
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Steam or boil sweet potatoes until barely tender, approximately 15 minutes. Let cool. Mix potatoes and beans with an immersion blender until smooth. (Add water if needed) Add garlic salt, pepper, onion powder, nutmeg, curry, cumin and cinnamon. … (read more)