Cookies and Snacks/ Kid-Friendly Recipes

10 Healthy Ideas for After-School Snacks

10 Healthy Ideas for After-School Snacks! Back by popular demand!

School has started in the South and it’s that time of year when kids are going back to school this week, and whether your kids are tots, tweens, teens or any age in between, they all share the same sentiment when they get home from school and that is, they’re hungry and head directly to the fridge or pantry looking to grab anything to eat.  Here are 1o Healthy Ideas for After-School Snacks that are fun, delicious, nutritious, and ready in minutes!

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Seafood Recipes/ Under 30 Minute Meals

Baked Halibut & Sea Bass Oreganata

Baked Halibut & Sea Bass Oreganata ~ are white flaky fish coated with a mixture of bread crumbs, dry herbs and Parmesan cheese, baked in less than 15 minutes, and topped with a buttery-garlic and lemon sauce to create a moist and delicious fish that has the melt-in-your-mouth quality!  A simple and easy recipe for both types of fish that gets a lot of flavor, is ready in no time and makes a huge impression!  The fish tastes so good, you’ll want to keep this recipe forever!

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Seafood Recipes/ Under 30 Minute Meals

Grilled Whole Branzino

Grilled Whole Branzino ~ is white whole fish stuffed with fresh cloves of garlic, fresh parsley, slices of lemon, salt and pepper and extra virgin olive oil, then placed into a fish basket and grilled on the BBQ for about 5 to 10 minutes per side, until the fish is fully cooked.  A quick and easy recipe for Grilled Whole Branzino that is perfect for any weekend, and always turns out SO delicious and healthy!  It’s perfect every time!
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Chicken Recipes/ One Dish Meals/ Under 30 Minute Meals

Sauteed Chicken Cutlets with Cherry Tomatoes, Olives, Feta, and Basil

Sauteed Chicken Cutlets with Cherry Tomatoes, Olives, Feta and Basil ~ is a one-skillet meal made with skinless chicken cutlets, cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, and topped with feta cheese and fresh basil.  This recipe definitely transforms everyday chicken cutlets into something spectacular!  A simple and healthy dish with a Mediterranean flair and amazing flavors that won’t disappoint!

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Casseroles/ Vegetable Sides/ Vegetarian Recipes

Creamy Potato and Zucchini Au Gratin – Italian Style!

Creamy Potato and Zucchini Au Gratin ~ is made with sliced potatoes, sliced zucchini and cream, then baked to create an Italian Style Au Gratin!  This is a creamy version for a gratin and a twist on our Mom’s recipe for her roasted potatoes and zucchini side dish.  Since everyone loves potatoes, I wanted to turn her recipe into a creamy version, making this the ultimate creamy potatoes and zucchini au gratin super easy!  The best part is, I cut the time in half than most recipes out there!

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Salads and Sides

Italian Cauliflower Salad

This Cauliflower Salad is incredibly delicious and incredibly light and couldn’t be more Italian.  It’s loaded with tender cauliflower florets, kalamata olives, capers, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes to give it some heat. Then it’s chilled for at least 2 hours before serving.  An old recipe from our mom, only this time we added a few more ingredients to make it a little more flavorful and spicy. Continue Reading…

Vegetable Sides/ Vegetarian Recipes

Broccoli Rabe Steamed and Sauteed

Broccoli Rabe Steamed and Sauteed is a healthy green vegetable that has a nutty and bitter taste to it, but when you saute broccoli rabe in olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes with a little salt, it becomes delicious! There’s a secret to minimizing the bitter taste with this green vegetable, and it’s so simple you’ll be amazed next time you make broccoli rabe.

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