Mom's Sugar Solution: 150 Low-Sugar Recipes for Your Kids' Favorite Foods, Sweet Treats, and More!

Mom's Sugar Solution: 150 Low-Sugar Recipes for Your Kids' Favorite Foods, Sweet Treats, and More!

by Laura Chalela Hoover MPH, RDN


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Tame your sugar cravings with these simple, low-sugar recipes that emphasize natural ingredients and support healthy eating habits for you and your family.

In Mom’s Sugar Solution, you’ll learn how much sugar is acceptable, how to spot hidden sugars on food labels, and how to get your family involved in a low-sugar lifestyle. With advice from family nutritionist Laura Chalela Hoover about the best ways to minimize sugar in a child’s diet, you can be sure you’re making the right decisions for your family’s health.

You’ll find 150 kid-friendly recipes for everything from breakfast to dessert, as well as recommended swaps for foods containing high amounts of hidden sugar, including drinks and condiments. With easy and delicious recipes that range from Peachy Cream Pancakes, Cinnamon Smoothies, Corn Bread Mini Muffins, and Crispy Fish Fingers, Mom’s Sugar Solution makes it possible to eat healthier and still enjoy the foods you love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781507204856
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 01/09/2018
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 810,627
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Laura Chalela Hoover, MPH, RDN, is a registered dietitian nutritionist and the creator of the popular Smart Eating for Kids program, featuring simple recipes and achievable nutrition tips. A respected wellness coach, nutrition speaker, and consultant, Laura’s mission is to empower families to eat well within the reality of everyday life. Her crave-worthy recipes feature wholesome, plant-based foods and unfussy ingredients that make people feel good. Laura lives in Chicago with her husband and two kids. She is the author of Mom’s Sugar Solution.

Table of Contents

Introduction 11

Chapter 1 The Low-Sugar Solution 18

Chapter 2 Breakfast 21

Peachy Cream Pancakes 23

Wild Blueberry-Stuffed French Toast 24

Strawberry-Studded Belgian Waffles 25

Whole-Grain Pumpkin Waffles 26

Sour Cream Coffee Cake 27

Banana Walnut Mini Muffins 28

Carrot Mini Muffins 29

Raspberry Chia Mini Muffins 30

Banana Walnut Baked Oatmeal 32

Sugar Cookie Oatmeal 33

Raspberry Almond Overnight Oats 34

Mango Coconut Yogurt Parfait 35

Blueberry Almond Granola 37

Cranberry Walnut Granola 38

Green Monster Smoothie 39

Tropical Smoothie 40

Cinnamon Smoothie 42

Blueberry Scones 43

Cheddar Scones 44

Cheesy Egg Cups 45

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Lemon-Lime Soda 48

Apple Soda 49

Ruby Red Soda 51

Raspberry Mint Lemonade 52

Watermelon Juice 53

Strawberry Slushy 54

Cucumber Water 56

The Rehydrator 57

Haelthier Hot Cocoa 59

Almond Milk Chai Latte 60

Chapter 4 Lunch 61

Confetti Couscous Salad 62

Sesame Soba Noodles 63

Greek Tortellini Salad 65

Cucumber Tea Sandwiches 66

Ham and Swiss Pinwheels 67

Apple Cheddar Melt 68

Sunflower Seed Butter Sushi Roll 70

Veggie Monster Sandwich 71

Turkey Roll-Ups 72

Chef Salad Skewers 73

Vegetable Spring Rolls 75

Black Bean and Sweet Corn Quesadillas 76

Sweet Potato and Spinach Quesadillas 77

Pepperoni Panzanella 78

Baked Falafel Brites 80

Chapter 5 Snacks 81

Graham Crackers 82

Cheese Crackers 83

Whole-Grain Pretzel Bites 85

Slow Cooker Applesauce 86

Cran-Apple Plate 87

Apple Peanut Butter Rings 89

Peach Mango Fruit Leather 90

Granola Cup Sundae 91

Strawberry Basil Ricotta Toast 92

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars 93

Cucumber Boats 94

Cranberry Date Energy Bites 96

Chocolate Brownie Protein Bites 97

Strawberry Coconut Energy Bites 99

Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bites 100

Trail Mix 101

Crispy Cinnamon-Dusted Chickpeas 102

Corn Bread Mire Muffins 103

Chocolate Zucchini Bread 104

Pumpkin Bread 106

Chapter 6 Dinner 107

Popeye Pizza Bombs 108

Grilled Margarita Pizza 110

Veggie Lasagna Cups 113

Orecchiette with Roasted Broccoli, Tomatoes, and Walnuts 114

Sweet Potato Noodle Carbonara 115

Simple BBQ Chicken Sliders 116

Crispy Chicken Nuggets 118

Protein-Packed Turkey Meatballs 119

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese 120

Sausage and Peppers Sheet Pan 121

Black Bean and Avocado Tacos 123

Baked Chicken Taquitos 124

10-Minute Veggie Fried Rice 125

Spicy Peanut Noodles with Shrimp 126

Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup 128

Alphabet Minestrone Soup 129

Smoky Lentil Soup 130

Veggie Chili 131

Butternut Squash Soup 133

Crispy Fish Fingers 134

Chapter 7 Sloes 135

Lemon Broccoli 136

Crispy Cauliflower 137

Honey-Roasted Carrots 138

Lemony Spring Salad 139

Carrot and Raisin Salad 140

Thai-Inspired Cucumber Salad 141

Watermelon and Feta Salad 142

Mediterranean Pasta Salad 144

Avocado Mango Salad 145

Tomato Cucumber Salad 146

Oil and Vinegar Coleslaw 147

Broccoli Apple Slaw 149

Grilled Kale Chips 150

Smashed Potato Bites 151

Grilled Corn Salad 152

Parmesan Zucchini Chips 154

Spaghetti Squash Sauté 155

Maple Acorn Squash 157

Sweet Potato Mash 158

Baked Beans 159

Chapter 8 Desserts 161

Vanilla Pudding 162

Chocolate Pudding 163

Vanilla Cake with Berries and Cream 164

Vanilla Cupcakes 167

Chocolate Cupcakes 168

Strawberry Cupcakes 169

Vanilla Frosting 171

Double Chocolate Frosting 172

Strawberry Frosting 173

Strawberry Mousse 174

Strawberry Almond Tartlets 175

Cinnamon-Spiked "Doughnuts" 176

Raspberry Oat Bars 178

Chocolate Chip Mini Cookies 179

Strawberry Fudge Cookies 180

Lemon Cornmeal Cookies 181

Oatmeal Cherry Cookies 183

Brownie Bites 184

Chocolate Coconut Bars 186

Cinnamon Baked Apple 187

Mini Apple Pies 189

Peanut Nougat Candy Bars 190

Mini Peanut Bars 191

Chocolate Almond Ousters 192

Dark Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries 193

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough 194

Mint Chocolate Chip "Ice Cream" 195

Orange Cream Pops 196

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pops 197

Rocket Pops 198

Chapter 9 Dips, Sauces, and Spreads 201

Peanut Butter 202

Raspberry Jam 203

Chocolate Hazelnut Spread 205

Strawberry Cream Cheese Spread 206

Raspberry Dip 207

Honey Mustard Dip 208

Spicy Peanut Dip 209

Quick Ranch Dip 210

Herby Tahini Dip 212

Cucumber Mint Yogurt Dip 213

Simple Guacamole 214

Classic Hummus 215

Homemade Ketchup 216

Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Sauce 217

Marinara Sauce 218

Appendix A Breakfast Cereal Reference Guide 219

Appendix B Sample Meal Plans 221

Appendix C US/Metric Conversion Chart 227

Index 229

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