Teen Recipes for a Healthy Start in 2019

With each New Year come new commitments to do better, be better and - quite often - eat better! Thanks to some easy-to-follow cookbooks, it'll be easy for you to stick to your plan as you learn to prepare some meals you actually want to eat!

Cook With Amber features recipes from Amber Kelley, an award-winning teen chef on Food Network and star of the online series, "Cook with Amber." With simple directions and awesome full color photos, Amber recommends delicious and nutritious food made with inexpensive, fresh ingredients for occasions throughout the year. There are even tips on what to do with leftovers and recipes for face masks and body scrubs!

The Green Teen Cookbook includes teen recipes for all seasons. There's a special chapter dedicated to kitchen staples such as vegetable stock and mayonnaise; subsequent chapters are divided by types of meals (i.e. breakfast, snacks, main courses). Menus come from the around the world, including Dominican Republic, Japan and Spain. There are also interesting entries on topics such as fair trade and vegetarianism written by adults with varying backgrounds, such as cooking, gardening, social anthropology and circus arts. 

The Healthy Teen Cookbook includes 80 recipes from around the world curated and prepared by Remmi Smith, a teen entrepreneur who created the TV series, The Culinary Kid, and has been a featured guest on many TV cooking shows. Remmi includes notes, history and fun facts throughout the book and, most important to note, is the fact that her budget-friendly ingredients can be quickly prepped and assembled in ten to twenty-five minutes! Israeil Sabich Sandwiches and Norwegian Meatballs in Gravy, for instance, are simple meals that can be prepared in twenty minutes.

Happy prepping, eating and digesting!

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