8+ Months: Maple Graham Animals

Skip the trans fat and high-fructose corn syrup found in many processed animal crackers. Mix up this lightly sweetened whole-grain dough instead and cut away. Animal-shaped crackers are cute, but little circles and stars also delight. Ingredients: Makes about 60 small crackers 1/2 cup whole-wheat graham flour or whole-wheat flour 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, plusContinue reading “8+ Months: Maple Graham Animals”

7 Easy Steps: Baked Faux-Fried Chicken Strips

Servings: 4Prep: 15 minutesMarinate: 1 hourCook: 25 minutes Ingredients: 1/2 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt 1 pound (about 12 pieces) raw boneless skinless chicken breast tenders 1/2 cup whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1 tablespoon dried minced onion 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper You’ll need: Medium bowl LargeContinue reading “7 Easy Steps: Baked Faux-Fried Chicken Strips”

8+ Months: Smoky Squash Cakes

Babies and toddlers will love this veggie pancake. Nutrition bonus: butternut squash is full of vitamin A. Ingredients: Makes 12 patties 1 cup butternut squash puree 1 egg, beaten 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs 1 scallion, finely chopped 2 tablespoons chopped clinatro 3/4 teaspoon cumin 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more if necessary Steps In aContinue reading “8+ Months: Smoky Squash Cakes”

4 Easy Steps: Banana Bread

Prep: 5 minutesCook: 40 minutesServings: 8 Ingredients 2 cups old-fashioned oats 1 cup (2 medium) mashed extra-ripe bananas 1/2 cup (4 large) egg whites 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk 3 tablespoons Truvia spoonable no-calorie sweetener 2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon salt Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9-inch byContinue reading “4 Easy Steps: Banana Bread”

5 Easy Steps: Apple Spice Blender Muffins

Prep: 10 minutesCook: 20 minutes Ingredients: 3 cups old-fashioned oats 1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk 1/2 cup (about 4 large) egg whites 5 packets natural no-calorie sweetener 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 cup (about 1 medium) finely chopped Fuji or Gala apple 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice 1/4 teaspoon salt Preheat oven toContinue reading “5 Easy Steps: Apple Spice Blender Muffins”

5 Easy Steps: Blueberry Lemon Blender Pancakes

Prep: 5 minutesCook: 14 minutes Ingredients: 2/3 cup old-fasioned oats 1/2 cup fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt 1/2 cup (about 4 large) egg whites 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 lemon 1/4 cup blueberries 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Dash Salt In a blender, combine oats, yogurt, egg, baking powder, and seasonings. Add 1 teaspoon lemon zest and 1Continue reading “5 Easy Steps: Blueberry Lemon Blender Pancakes”

Brioche & Red Fruit Swirls with Ricotta Glaze

Serves: 10 8 Ingredients: 1/4 cup lukewarm milk 1/3 cup granulated sugar 2 1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast 2 2/3 cup all-purpose flour, plus penty for dusting 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 eggs, beaten 9 tablespoons butter, at room temperature, cubed 1/2 cup light brown sugar 10 1/2 ounces frozen red fruit, preferably a mix ForContinue reading “Brioche & Red Fruit Swirls with Ricotta Glaze”

4 Easy Steps: Peanut Butter Banana Blender Pancakes

Makes 2 Servings: Prep: 5 minutesCook: 15 minutes Ingredients: 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats 1/2 cup (about 1 medium) mashed extra-ripe banana 1/2 cup (about 4 large) egg whites 2 tablespoons powder peanut butter 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Dash Salt Add ingredients and seasonings into a blender, andContinue reading “4 Easy Steps: Peanut Butter Banana Blender Pancakes”

6 Easy Steps: Mini Lemon Cream Pies

Serves: 5Prep: 10 minutesCook: 5 minutesChill: 1 hour Ingredients: 1 lemon 1/4 cup light/reduced-fat cream cheese 1/2 cup natural light whipped topping 1/4 cup fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt 1 packet natural no-calorie sweetener 15 frozen mini shells Add 1 teaspoon lemon zest and 1 tablespoon lemon juice into a medium bowl. Add cream cheese andContinue reading “6 Easy Steps: Mini Lemon Cream Pies”