Recipes by Topic - kid-friendly

Simple Summer Chicken

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Need a fast and delicious protein to go with all the summer produce coming out of the garden this time of year? Try this recipe for ultra-quick grilled chicken breasts, marinated in a quick Italian seasoning mix before you toss them on the rack. They’ll go well with almost any…

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Beef And Onion Skewers

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Skewers are a classic grill favorite: they’re easy to cook and easy to eat, and somehow it’s just fun to pull your food off a stick in bite-sized pieces. Call it the inner cave(wo)man breaking through our 21st-century mores. Kids love them, too, and they’re easy to downsize for smaller…

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Mango Lime Gelatin Gummies

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As we hinted about in our recent fruit juice gelatin recipe, using gelatin in desserts and treats opens the door to an array of fun and tasty ways to enjoy fruits and this recipe surely delivers. With just the right amount of tanginess and tropical feel from the mango and lime juice, these are perfect…

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Skillet Cherry Jam

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Jam making is a traditional way to preserve all the wild fruits of the summer and save all that nutritional goodness for the darker months ahead. Traditional recipes for jam cover everything from strawberries and raspberries to quinces, currants, and gooseberries, but here’s one for a big pile of fresh…

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Balsamic Glazed Chicken Wings

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Looking for something with a serious flavor? These spicy-sweet chicken wings have it all: first they pick up some spice in the marinade, and after they’re cooked, they’re coated in a tangy honey-balsamic glaze (with optional sriracha if you really like it kicky). To get the best flavor, the recipe…

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Shrimp Taco Bites

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Need a standout appetizer or snack tray? Try these finger-friendly mini tacos: spicy shrimp stacked with fresh guacamole and salsa on top of crunchy cucumber slices. They’re perfect if you just need some munchies to set out for a party, but they’d work just as well as appetizers, or even…

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Fire-Roasted Salsa

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Salsa is a wonderful Paleo-friendly condiment for just about everything: it’s good on salads, burgers, or grilled meat, or just as a dipping sauce for whatever finger-friendly vegetables you like. And the perfect salsa-making season is when tomatoes are at their cheapest and most delicious: in other words, now. It’s…

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Frozen Chocolate Smoothie

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Chocolate can be a perfectly healthy food; it’s all the other stuff we typically eat along with the chocolate that makes it so questionable. Fortunately, it’s perfectly possible to tone down the bitterness of raw cacao and make it delicious without adding a huge pile of junk. In this smoothie,…

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Cinnamon and Apple Waffles

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Pancakes are great, but we can’t forget about their close cousin, waffles. If you own a waffle iron and thought you would never use it again and that it would just keep on accumulating dust, then this recipe is for you! Granted, they are another one of those indulgences and…

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Flourless Banana Pancakes

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The search for the perfect Paleo pancake continues! Carrot cake pancakes are one way to do it, but what if you’re not into a lot of almond flour? Well, here’s a Sunday brunch recipe that doesn’t rely on any kind of flour at all – in fact, it’s completely nut-free,…

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Chicken and Pineapple Skewers

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Pineapple isn’t just for fruit salads! Slide it onto a skewer with a few chunks of chicken breast and grill everything with honey-mustard barbecue sauce for an easy and flavor-packed summer treat. It tastes a little bit like Hawaiian barbecue pizza – if Hawaiian barbecue pizza were a whole lot…

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Fresh Fruit Pops

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Is the ice cream truck calling your name lately? Throw together a batch of Paleo popsicles instead, with coconut water, real fresh fruit, and no monkey business going on with the flavors. They won’t quite turn your lips that charming shade of atomic purple-blue, but that’s a pretty small price…

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Chicken BLT Salad

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Want to get your BLT on but not quite feeling the deviled eggs? Try a salad instead: a lettuce wedge topped off with crispy breaded chicken, plenty of bacon, and a creamy homemade dressing. It’s a perfect example of how simple it is to take a classic flavor and make…

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Mayonnaise, Revisited

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We’ve already touched on mayonnaise, but we also realized that mayo is so versatile and delicious that it’s worth revisiting and reiterating how simple it can be to prepare at home. Add to that the fact that healthy store-bought mayonnaise is not something that exists at the moment; all of them are prepared…

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Brisket Chili

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Got some leftover brisket? Give it a whole new life as a chunky, hearty chili to gobble down right now, freeze for later, or both. If you don’thave any leftovers, you can still get in on the action: just toss some raw brisket into a slow-cooker with all the other…

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Watermelon Sports Drink

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If you like to test your mettle with grueling sweat-fests in the summertime, then you know the importance of staying hydrated: sweat steals your precious water stores fast, and stopping a great workout because you’re too weak and dizzy to keep going is nobody’s idea of fun. But you also…

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Baked Asian Chicken Wings

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Sticky and crispy on the outside, juicy and toothsome on the inside, and packed with flavor all the way through, these wings are perfect for watching a game, throwing a party, or just enjoying the pleasures of delicious and healthy food because it’s a day that ends in ‘y’ and…

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Frozen Coconut Limeade

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Throwing a party over the long weekend? Or just need a little something to jazz up your cookout? Here’s a perfect Paleo-friendly refreshment: tropical flavor and plenty of ice, with as much honey as you like to get your favorite level of sweetness. Kids will love this just as it…

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Sweet and Sour Chicken

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Throw out that old menu from Panda Express: Paleo is here to reclaim the sweet’n’sour chicken throne. Crispy chunks of pan-fried chicken and juicy bites of pineapple are all coated in a tangy-sweet sauce – and all without a trace of flour or vegetable oil. It’s delicious on its own…

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BBQ Chicken and Bacon Bites

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Need a party-friendly finger food? Try these smoky-sweet bites of chicken and bacon smothered in barbecue sauce. They’d be great for a kids’ party, but grown-ups will love them, too: put out a plate during a basketball game or TV marathon and watch them disappear. Just bring a big stack…

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Coconut Strawberry Lemonade

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What summer afternoon would be complete without a cold glass of lemonade? There’s a classic lemonade recipe here, but if you’re looking for something a little more distinctive, why not jazz it up with some coconut and fruit? As well as being a delicious treat, this is also the ideal…

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