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Aug 3, 2012
08:38 AM

Recipes Featuring Nuts, From Breakfast to Dessert

If allergies are no issue, nuts can be a key part of a healthy diet for kids. So make like a squirrel and mix up those nuts for lunch, snacks and more!

Do you go nutty for nuts – from almonds to pili nuts to walnuts? Well, here are some recipes the whole family can enjoy year round – but especially now. See, as chance would have it, today, Aug. 3, plays host to a wonderfully wacky holiday: Grab Some Nuts Day. So join the nation and make a nut creation of your own. We have recipes to cover the entire day, so you can have a nutty good time from dawn till dusk.

 

Vegan Banana Nut Pancakes

Bananas and nuts make great bread, but go even better with maple syrup. For this vegan recipe, almond milk is your dairy substitute. Make with walnuts or pecans – or combine the two. HealthyMammas.com delivers this classic breakfast favorite, with a twist, from pan to plate in 15 minutes.

 

Goat Cheese and Pine Nut Salad

Mature your child's palette with this frisee and bacon salad. See if the distinct goat cheese and sweet-or-tangy pine nuts are flavors your child appreciates. With a 30-minute completion time, you can be like Real Simple and whip up a hearty, healthy meal in no time.

 

West African Peanut Soup

Feeling under the weather? Give classic tomato soup a fresh spin – with peanut butter, that is, using this Sel Et Sucre recipe. Control the spiciness of the curry powder and jalapenos to cater your child's tongue. Add chicken to the soup or enjoy as-is. This soup takes no more than 30 minutes to make.

 

Spicy Peanut Chicken Kabobs

You may have dipped your chicken in barbecue or zesty sauce, but what about peanut sauce? Take kabobs to another level with this creamy goodness from All Recipes. This finger food is great for backyard kid parties. At just 94 calories per kabob, they also can be made on short notice – and not as spicy, if you prefer.

 

Fruit and Nut Stuffing

Get your daily serving of protein with this nut-packed side. Featuring walnuts, cashews and macadamia nuts, kids can close their eyes and try to identify the nut that got left off the fork. You don't have to wait until autumn to prepare this recipe from Martha Stewart.

 

Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi

Get a golden brown mahi-mahi fillet without frying. Covering the fish in crushed roasted macadamia nuts is a healthy alternative for kids – with a taste they will enjoy. From Food Network's Alton Brown, this yummy and easy recipe takes about 35 minutes and serves four.

 

Black-Bottom Peanut Butter Mousse Pie

Are the kids tired of peanut butter cookies? Give that creamy PB on your shelf a whisk – and introduce your children to the light-fluffy texture of mousse, expertly blending their love of chocolate and peanut butter. This Epicurious recipe must chill for at least an hour.

 

Apricot-Almond Granola

Save a few dollars at the store by making granola bars a weekly activity. By combining honey with dried fruits, almonds and walnuts, children will choose this healthy snack over ones with acetylated mono- and diglycerides (whatever those are, right?). With 164 calories per serving, leave kids feeling satisfied with this Cooking Light recipe on All Recipes.

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