Recipes — fit 4 mom

Cipollini with Amaretti and Dark Chocolate

Cipollini with Amaretti and Dark Chocolate

One word – HEAVEN. I had the good fortune of learning this dish from my friend Manul just a couple of weeks ago at her home, Podere il Poggione, in the heart of Tuscany. It’s a magical place where she teaches culinary classes and Paolo leads groups on cultural excursions off the beaten path from the tourist traps. Recently, I took a group to experience this amazing place and words just can’t describe the beauty and serenity there. It opens you up to a world of authenticity, tradition and deep roots where food is love and intention. 10 of us...

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Kale & Persimmon Salad with Creamy Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Kale & Persimmon Salad with Creamy Pomegranate Vinaigrette

The Fit Foodie’s Kale and Persimmon salad with Creamy Pomegranate Vinaigrette                         This dish embodies fall for me, with all of the seasonal produce, and I featured it at the Newport Beach Farmer’s Market, where I even got my little guy in on the action. When you bring your kids into the kitchen, you encourage a lifetime of healthy eating habits and unleash their creativity. And let’s face it – a guy that can cook is a big bonus for the ladies! You’ll love the crisp flavors, the sweet...

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Light As Air Pumpkin Pie Squares

Light As Air Pumpkin Pie Squares

Light as Air Pumpkin Pie Squares The secret ingredient: Tofu! GF, Vegan Crust: 1/3 cup rolled oats 8 gluten-free graham crackers 1 egg white Filling: 18 ounces lite extra-firm organic tofu 2 cups canned (or cooked) pumpkin 1 cup nonfat vanilla coconut yogurt 2/3 cup Xylitol (or granulated stevia) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice Optional: truwhip topping Directions: 1) Preheat oven to 350° To make crust: In a food processor, combine graham crackers and oats and process to a fine crumb. Add egg whites until well incorporated. In a non-stick baking pan, press crumb into bottom...

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The Better Chicken Tender

The Better Chicken Tender

So what is one thing that all kids (even some adults) just LOVE??? CHICKEN NUGGETS YEP, you guessed it right! At least, my son, Lucca, goes nuts for them, but what really is a nugget anyways? Do chickens have nuggets?? I don’t think so! That’s why chicken nuggets that you usually find in the stores, typically frozen, are not that good or nutritious for you or your family. Because my son loves chicken nuggets, I decided to whip up some that are so much better for you, and that Lucca and all kids will still go crazy for. I like...

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