Simple, Healthy Recipes

Free Ebook Bonus! Exclusive Cookbook for Preorders

As a thank you for pre-ordering The 52 New Foods Challenge, I’ve put together an Exclusive E-Book Bonus Pack! With full color photos and delicious recipes that have never been published, like Brussels Sprouts Chips, Dragon Boats, Quinoa Crumble Cakes, and Whole Wheat Crepes with Homemade Nutella, you won’t be disappointed! I can’t wait for you to get started cooking and exploring loads of colorful, wholesome foods together with your kids.

If you […]

Purple Carrots: An Easy Way to Eat Your Colors

Purple carrots aren’t just carrots with a pretty face. They are beautiful from the inside out, because they are super healthy! Not only do they contain loads of vitamin A and beta-carotene—like the more familiar and humble orange carrot—but also they’re packed with the same powerful antioxidants that blueberries boast. Bonus! Ready for a few quick ways to work purple carrots onto your menu?

First, a tip on cooking purple […]

Chinese Hot Pot: An Easy Family Dinner Idea

When it comes to family dinner ideas there is one that reigns supreme in our house: Chinese Hot Pot. It is the trifecta of easy family cooking: simple, fast, and delicious (for kids and adults).

Like fondue, but without the cheese, Chinese Hot Pot is a colorful combination of vegetables, meats, seafood, and noodles that each diner cooks for themselves in a big pot of simmering water on the table. […]

Baked Apple Chips

These crunchy baked apple chips make a great lunchbox snack. They take a while to bake, but they are worth it. Keep a big batch of these chips in a glass jar in your pantry to make it easy for you and your kids to grab when hunger strikes!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 90 minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients for Baked Apple Chips:

4 large Granny Smith apples

Directions for Baked Apple Chips:

1. Preheat the oven to 250°F. Line […]

Strawberry Sorbet Rocket Pops

Strawberry sorbet is one of our favorite ways to enjoy late summer strawberries. Before summer ends, head out to a local U-pick farm and load up on ripe berries. Then blend those little beauties into a lip-smacking treat—the perfect way to celebrate the last few drops of summer.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Wait time: 4 to 6 hours
Makes 6 to 8 popsicles


1 cup water
½ cup sugar
3 cups strawberries, chopped
2 tablespoons lemon juice


1. In […]

52 New Foods at Whole Foods (Events Series)

Join us this weekend for 52 New Foods at Whole Foods—events designed to inspire fun, family cooking adventures!

I’ll be hosting another fun, family food event at Whole Foods Market Cupertino this Saturday August 9 from 1:00p to 2:30p. I hope you’ll join me for The Hunt for Healthy Choices, an engaging family food adventure inspired by