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Apple Ring Treats

Photo by Tom McCorkle and food styling by Gina Nistico; for The Washington Post   Apples cut into rings, then topped with peanut butter (or any nut or seed butter) make a canvas for an array of toppings, such as coconut, granola, dried fruit, crushed cereal or mini chocolate chips. Kids can mix-and-match toppings toRead More

3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Photo by Tom McCorkle and food styling by Gina Nistico; for The Washington Post   This milk shake-like smoothie is filling, nourishing and perfectly sweet thanks to the very ripe frozen banana blended into it —no added sugar needed. It’s so simple to make, a child can whip it up on their own, giving themRead More

Gem Lettuce Boats with Feta, Radish and Scallions

Photo: Tom McCorkle for The Washington Post/Food styling: Gina Nistico for The Washington Post   These charming lettuce boats are piled neatly with a creamy, yogurt-based, lemon and feta dressing, and topped with chopped spring vegetables. They are like a modern reboot of an iceberg wedge salad—uncomplicated, crisp, and creamy– but piled so neatly youRead More

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Nectarine and Fennel Salad with Crispy Prosciutto

Photo: Quentin Bacon   This salad is the product of a serendipitous discovery my daughter Bella made one day in the kitchen, a kind of you-got-your-peanut-butter-in-my-chocolate moment. I was slicing fresh fennel for a salad while she was snacking on a nectarine. After sneaking a nibble of the fennel between bites of fruit she quicklyRead More