Julie Van Rosendaal

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Cream-Poached Salmon With Greens

Cream as a poaching liquid for salmon is simple but indulgent—it makes a luxurious sauce, but you still get the benefit of omega 3s and a healthy dose of leafy greens.

Layered Granola Berry Parfait

Raise your hand if you want an easy, delicious breakfast. Thick Greek yogurt, fresh berries and your fave granola. This parfait is your new go-to. 

 

Bibimbap

Kids love to say Bibimbap (pronounced BEE-beem-bop) as much as they like to eat it! This popular Korean dish is basically a bowl of rice topped with veggies, meat and often a fried egg. 

Spaghetti with Instant Sausage Meatballs

Fresh sausages make instant, preseasoned meatballs with no mess; simply squeeze the meat out of its casing directly into the pan. The sausage adds flavour as it simmers, creating a delicious sauce that’s done in about as much time as it takes to cook dry pasta.

#yucktoyum: Roasted Butternut Squash Fries

Try serving plain ol' steamed squash to your kidlets and you're potentially setting yourself up for blank stares and wrinkled noses. But crispy roasted squash fries might just get them to try something new.

Banana-Oat Teething Biscuits

Ripe bananas that have been frozen tend to be moister than mashed bananas straight from the fruit bowl; add a little extra water or oil if necessary. Oat flour, which is low in gluten, produces a soft, almost chalky cookie.

Roasted chickpeas

These tasty treats are easy to make in minutes. All you need is an inexpensive can of chickpeas, a bit of oil and some spices. They're addictive as a snack and are great in place of croutons in a salad or to top a bowl of soup. 

Two-Bite Frittatas

Not only are single serving frittatas a handy way to nibble protein and veggies—they’re perfect for toddlers as well.

Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

When cooked, this squash separates easily into long strands with a fork, resembling spaghetti. It half acts as its own edible bowl to fill with saucy meatballs or chunky sauce, top with cheese and bake, pasta-style.

Roasted Fish with Pesto

For nights when you really have to eat and run, filets of salmon, trout and thick whitefish such as halibut, are ideal for roasting.