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The Nutrition Mom on The Live Well Network – Healthy Family-Friendly Recipes & Tips

   The Nutrition Mom shares healthy, family-friendly snacks for traveling on The Live Well Network show Mirror, Mirror.

  Enjoy these delicious, quick, easy and HEALTHY recipes filmed with Mirror/Mirror for

The Live Well Network:

Family Friendly Recipes

Zucchini Pasta with Marinara Sauce (or Spaghetti for the younger crowd)









2 -3 large Zucchini

Marinara Sauce

2 ½ cups tomatoes

12 sundried tomatoes, soaked to soften

3 dates, pitted and soaked to soften

¼ cup olive oil

3 cloves of garlic

2 Tbsp parsley

1 tsp sea salt

1/8 tsp cayenne


Spiralize the zucchini in a spiral slicer (found at under the In the Kitchen tab).

Place all of the Marinara Sauce ingredients into a food processor with the S blade and blend until smooth (can leave a little chunky if you prefer).

Pour sauce over the pasta and serve. Optional – Garnish with fresh basil or oregano.


Taco Salad with “Sour” Cream

eila taco salad with added jalp







Taco “Meat”

1 cup walnuts

1 tsp Braggs Liquid Aminos

1 Tbsp olive oil

2 tsp coriander

1 Tbsp cumin

1/4 tsp sea salt


1 head romaine

1 chopped tomato

1 ripe avocado

black olives


In a food processor with the S blade, pulse the taco “meat” ingredients until chopped, but still a little chunky.

Tear or chop romaine leaves, add the taco “meat” and other salad ingredients above or your favorites.

Optional – Top with your favorite salsa and/or cashew “sour” cream.


Cashew “Sour” Cream


1/2 cup cashews

1/2 cup water

1 Tbsp lemon juice

1/2 tsp salt


In a food processor with the S blade, blend all ingredients until smooth.

Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.


Dairy Free Ice Cream







3 frozen bananas (slightly thawed to soften)

2 Tbsp cacao powder


Let bananas defrost and soften a little, then add to your food processor with the S blade and blend. When the texture is smooth add cacao powder. Blend well and serve.

Optional – Garnish with fresh strawberries or raspberries

Travel Snacks:

Homemade Chili Cheese Chips








6 sprouted grain or brown rice tortillas

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 1/2 tsp sea salt

1 1/2 tsp chili powder

1 tsp each of cumin, onion powder, garlic powder

1/2 tsp nutritional yeast



Preheat oven to 380 degrees. Add all spices and seasonings to a large bowl and whisk until well combined. Set aside.Cut tortillas into equal bite size strips. Pllace tortilla chips into a bowl and toss with olive oil. Place chips onto non-stick baking sheet on a sheet of parchment paper.Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Watch carefully. Remove from oven and coat with seasoning. Seal, Serve and Enjoy!

Healthy Flavored Popcorn



Your choice of

Butter and sea salt

Garlic powder or Garlic salt

Coconut oil (in lieu of butter)

Nutritional Yeast

1 1/2 tsp sea salt

1 1/2 tsp chili powder

1 tsp each of cumin, onion powder, garlic powder


Start with air-popped organic popcorn and add some flavor! For a cheesy flavor with Nutritional Yeast or for a spicy/zesty cheesy flavor, mix together the sea salt, chili powder, spices and 1/2 teaspoon of nutritional yeast.

This popcorn is great bagged alone for snacking. It’s also great added to a trial mix with your favorite nuts, seeds and dried fruit. And if the trail mix will not be exposed to heat, throw in some dark chocolate chips!

Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups

fruit roll ups


3 ripe bananas

1 pint of organic de-stemmed strawberries


Blend all in your blender or food processor until smooth. Remove and spread thin and evenly on Teflex sheets in your dehydrator. Set temp on 105 and dehydrate for 15-18 hours, peeling off of sheet and flipping half way through.If you don’t have a dehydrator, you can use your oven. Spread mixture thin and evenly on parchment paper on baking sheet. Set oven on lowest temp (usually around 170) and keep oven door open slightly. Bake for approximately 4 to 5 hours. Peel and flip half way through. When dry to touch and pliable, remove.To serve, cut into fruit chips or can serve as roll ups.

Roasted Chick Peas

chick peas


Two 15-ounce cans chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, thoroughly drained and rinsed

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp sea salt


Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Mix spices. Spread the chickpeas evenly on a rimmed baking sheet on parchment paper and place on middle rack.Coat chickpeas with spices. Stir occasionally while baking. Bake until crisp, about 30 to 40 minutes.

Enjoy these delicious, quick, easy and HEALTHY recipes filmed with eHow and Demand Media.

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    • Hi Lilly. I use and recommend the Joyce Chen spiral slicer. You can find that under my “Shop” tab in my Amazon Store. Enjoy!.

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