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Subject: need healthy easy cookbook for teen boys
Date Posted: 4/18/2008 5:58 PM ET
Member Since: 5/14/2007
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I would love to have a couple with snacks or other healthy food they could prepare themselves.



I'll do 2 for 1 on my books, PM me if you are interested.

I have several reading textbooks with lots of good reading in each of them. 

Date Posted: 4/19/2008 8:04 PM ET
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I asked my 13-year-old daughter if she had a favorite cookbook, and she said "I don't use cookbooks."  (Of course--she doesn't cook much, either....)  :)

However, we do have a few tried-and-true healthy snack recipes that she makes herself.  Until you find the perfect cookbook, I'll pass these on:

"quickie pizzas":  use a (bagel/english muffin/flour tortilla/flattened hot dog roll) for the base, add tomato sauce, mozzarella, and pepperoni

Orange Creamsicles (works better in flexible popsicle holders--like the ones Tupperware makes):  Blend 6 ounces of frozen orange juice concentrate with 16 ounces of vanilla yogurt.  Pour into popsicle molds & freeze.  (Also tastes good as a smoothie if you can't wait!)

Chocolate Pops (again--use flexible molds):  Blend 8 ounces of vanilla yogurt, 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, and 2 tablespoons brown sugar or honey.  Freeze in molds.  (I haven't made these in a long time....)

A couple of other "staples" my daughter makes are grilled cheese (with wheat bread to make it slightly healthier), and pancakes (from a mix--but she'll add some wheat germ when I make her).  She likes to use food coloring to make the pancakes look tie-dyed.  :)

I'm looking forward to any cookbook ideas posted; I'm always trying to expand my daughter's repertoire.  Since my daughter is a swimmer, I've been planning to find sports nutrition information for part of her "health class."  I think that she'll be more motivated to eat well when she can see how it will make her a better athlete.

Subject: easy healthy snack recipes
Date Posted: 4/19/2008 10:31 PM ET
Member Since: 5/14/2007
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Thanks, I will print the ideas off and put them in a notebook.

Anyone else have ideas  to contribute?                     


Date Posted: 4/19/2008 11:49 PM ET
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How about these:

Cooking Outside the Pizza Box: Easy Recipes for Today's College Student (Spiral-bound)

Clueless in the Kitchen: A Cookbook for Teens and other Beginners

The Teen's Vegetarian Cookbook

I don't think any of them are available here but maybe you could try your library.

Last Edited on: 4/19/08 11:50 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 4/20/2008 2:00 AM ET
Member Since: 1/13/2008
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im not sure of a specific cookbook. i usually make fruit smoothies for snack. my 2 favorites are

strawberry-pineapple: one container of non-fat plain yogurt (or strawberry if you prefer), a handful of fresh or frozen strawberries and some pineapple (fresh tastes best, but canned or frozen are good too) to taste, 3 ice cubes

blueberry-banana: one container of non-fat plain yogurt, one cup frozen or fresh blueberries, and a half to whole banana (personal preference) chopped, 3 ice cubes

Date Posted: 4/20/2008 10:17 AM ET
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It's not available on PBS, but it's a cookbook written by a teen. 

Cooking up a Storm: The Teen Survival Book   and another is

Teens Cook

A website that's alot of fun, not necessarily teen and has videos to watch Spatulatta

Here's a great list of web resources too... Cooking

Date Posted: 4/26/2008 3:04 PM ET
Member Since: 11/11/2007
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Clueless in the Kitchen as another poster recommended is great, but its mostly for older teens, and college students.

What about the Betty Crocker Jr. Cookbook?