Healthy Recipes for Kids Birthday Party

Angela is my neighbor and we spend a lot of quality time together, especially on weekends. Yesterday was her son’s birthday party. Kids await for their birthday party throughout the year. The joy on their face for this special day, makes us forget all the pain and stress in life. Tom turned 11 this year and just as all the birthdays, Angela wanted to make it special for him and so I. Since on weekdays we hardly have anytime, we have to go for quick and easy recipes keeping health into consideration as we all love our children.

Yummy Burrito!

Yummy Burrito!

Burrito – Kids love to pick this Mexican and Tex-Mex food. Whole wheat rolls with tempting filling such as diced grilled chicken, tomatoes, grated carrots and greens make an excellent healthy snack loved by people of all age groups. You can also stir-fry these veggies. Serve it with your favorite sauce. I usually pair burrito with my fav dip recipe, Vegan Walnut and Red Pepper Dip. You must give it a try as well.

Ice Cream Salad

Ice Cream Salad

Fruit Salad with Ice cream – Fruit salad with Ice cream is a good way to make your kids eat seasonal fruits. The recipe is quite flexible. Add in diced fruits (seasonal fruits) like watermelon, mango, grapes, bananas, cantaloupe etc. Take scoops of ice-cream and top on the salad. I usually use strawberry and butterscotch flavor. Serve in ice-cream bowls as shown. The bowls will be empty in no time. Kids will go bonkers over it!

Baked Meatball Curry!

Baked Meatball Curry!

Sweet and sour Meatballs – Ah! Here it comes. I love meat recipes. Do not make this recipe too spicy. You can prepare the meatballs in advance. Prefer baking the balls rather than deep frying them. Also you can fry the paste a day before birthday party. I prefer Italian style of preparing the sauce for meatballs. It consists of onions, carrot, celery, parsley, garlic, tomatoes, basil, black pepper. Enjoy the yummzz!

Vanilla Strawberry Cake!

Vanilla Strawberry Cake!

Strawberry Cake – The classic combination of plain vanilla cake, fresh strawberry and smooth cream never fails. I love bakery products, especially when they are homemade. The aroma of the bake is simply irresistible. Nevertheless, cake can be prepared a day before the birthday to save time, it all depends on our resisting power that we don’t eat it the moment it is cool. Kids love it.

Vegetable Rice Noodles!

Vegetable Rice Noodles!

Vegetable Rice Noodles – Rice noodles is a good way to treat yourself instead of the refined flour noodles. It’s an excellent meal for birthday party. It is gluten-free recipe as well. Mix in the seasonal veggies with bit of Vinegar, soya sauce, sweet chili sauce (kids will avoid chili sauce) and tomato sauce. The bowl of noodles will be over in no time for sure.

Cheers!

Cheers!

Happy Birthday!


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New Year Begins with a Healthy Breakfast

First of all wish you a very Happy New Year. Thank you so much for loving my yummy and mushy dessert recipes. After a grand dinner on New Year’s Eve, it’s better to munch on something healthy on the brand new day of the year. Isn’t it? A great year begins with a filling, healthy as well as yummy breakfast. Eating healthy throughout the year may not be our New Year resolution but a healthy beginning on 1st January, 2015 is always welcomed. These are some of the yummy recipes, this time not prepared by me but mom. But they are pretty simple and even a novice can prepare them. Eating the food cooked by your mom has its own charm and I hope everyone agrees with it.

Healthy Stuffed Wheat Tortillas

Healthy Stuffed Wheat Tortillas

Healthy Tortillas (Whole Wheat or Rice Tortilla with Grilled Chicken Guacamole) – Though my mom prepared wheat tortillas, people allergic to gluten can go for rice tortilla as well. Grilled chicken breasts with chunky guacamole is a great option. Guacamole is an avocado-based dip. Cilantro, lemon juice and pepper give this guacamole a tangy and spicy kick. Nevertheless the hotness quotient can be managed accordingly. This rich filling if baked for a minute, gives an ultimate crispy and crunchy treat.

Low Calorie Lychee Shake

Low Calorie Lychee Shake

Lite Shake (Lychee and Coconut Shake) – Breakfast is incomplete without a shake. A low-calorie shake adds smile on everyone’s face. Low-calorie lychee and coconut shake sounds amazing. A blend of my favorite fruit, lychee with coconut water really made my day. This fruit contains flavonoids in the pulp that helps in preventing some fatal and lethal diseases such as cancer. Coconut water is itself a very refreshing health drink. It helps you in reducing weight and gives you glowing skin. It is also a remedy for hangover. I’m sure everyone must have had lot of drink on New Year’s Eve.

Fruit Treat

Fruit Treat

Fruity Kick (Split Banana Fruit Treat) – Including fruits in your breakfast is always a healthy option. Banana is my favorite fruit. This yummy fruitful kick was a real surprise. A salsa of orange, strawberries, kiwi and ginger to serve with a banana split along with strawberry yogurt as a topping on it, is a brilliant idea. Well now I can say that the breakfast was not only an excellent beginning for the day but the entire year. So thumbs up for my mom’s yummy treat.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!


Fruity Frizzle Baked Fish Recipe For Christmas

Christmas recipe

Christmas recipe

Christmas Eve is the Feast Of The Seven Fish. Italians have lot of regards for this tradition. Initially it was believed that meat cannot be eaten during the fast, so Italians enjoyed seven different types of fish on the Christmas Eve dinner. There are several other theories related to number seven. It took seven days for God to create the earth, says the Bible. Seafood is loved by most of the people. Moreover fish tastes unique every time whether it is smoked, fried, baked, grilled or steamed.

Fish is low in fat and cholesterol. It is a good source of protein, which makes it even a better choice for a healthy diet. Salmon is definitely a health-supportive food based largely on its unusual Omega-3 fatty acid content. Welcome the all new exciting way to prepare special fish recipe for the Christmas Eve. With the addition of assorted fruits, the taste and nutritional value boost up. The tangy spicy taste and the mild flavor of fish will definitely give a way to satisfy the tingling taste buds. So here we present the Fruity Frizzle Baked Fish recipe.

FISH:

1 large salmon fish,
1 can yams,
1/4 Tablespoon Pepper,
1/2 Tablespoon Cayenne Pepper,
1 can chopped assorted fruits,
4 Tablespoon low fat butter,
Sliced French bread,
Salt to taste

SAUCE:

1 cup whiskey,
8 oz. brown sugar,
1/2 cup sweet whiskey liqueur,
3 teaspoon prepared mustard,
1 teaspoon mustard ginger,
1 teaspoon mustard cinnamon,
1 teaspoon mustard dry mustard,
1/2 cup orange juice,
Raisin (optional)

1. For sauce, place all the ingredients given, into a double boiler and cook for 1 hour until thickened. Stir occasionally. Keep aside.

2. Boil yams, cool, cut into fine cubes and stir-fry with butter. Keep aside.

3. For fish, use whole fish, head and tail attached, deeply score the fish into approximately 1-inch squares.

4. Sprinkle the fish with salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper to taste. Place the whole fish into a buttered baking pan.

5. Add assorted fruits with juices into the pan as well. Add additional grapes for the tangy taste along with other fruits like green apple and pears.

6. Cut fruits into fine cubes. Do not add banana. Toss the fruits, adding salt and pepper. Add fried yams.

7. Place the fish with fruits into the oven at 350 D F. Add sauce for flavor and to keep the fish from drying out.

8. Serve with French bread!

WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS

WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS

Enjoy the Christmas treat with your loved ones!!!