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1 French Culinary Institute top award winning graduate, former private chef, and caterer vs. the toughest customers in the business – her toddlers.

Nicole is a winner of Top 25 Foodie Moms - 2013

What's one of the first recipes you taught your kids to make?

Granola - I had them put oats and finely chopped nuts on the baking sheet, help measure out the maple syrup, oil and flavorings, pour that on the tray and let them get messy mixing it all together. Today they polished off almost an entire batch of a banana bread granola recipe I am experimenting with.

What's a delicious no cook recipe?

Whole grain wrap filled with hummus, avocado, arugula and pickles. Little lemon and olive oil and maldon salt is perfect finish. I usually have to leave the arugula out for the little people...but one day I won't have to (fingers crossed!).

What's a great breakfast for a special occasion?

Toasted brioche or challah bread topped with lightly sautéed spinach, poached egg, hollandaise.

Please share a favorite recipes for a yummy smoothie your kids love and may not realize is good for them.

Nicole Brier

I hit them early in the morning with smoothies - they are hungry and it kicks the day off with a serving of fruits and veggies. This combination of mango-frozen kale and yogurt was a huge hit.
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