This week we were so very fortunate to welcome back Joanne Lusted, a chef and recipe developer who hosted the healthy cooking segment “Dish Do-Over” on CBC’s Steven and Chris for many years. She is also the co-host of Cottage Life Television’s Compete to Eat and published her first cookbook, “Dish Do-Over” in 2014. Joanne’s worked with the boys before, when we made a healthier version of mac and cheese and I knew she would be a popular guest cooking from the book again since it’s all about favourite dishes, made healthier.
I chose the seven layered nacho dip for a couple of reasons: Firstly because it’s something I knew the boys would love to eat. Secondly because I knew it would keep them busy (lots of steps!). Two very important criteria when cooking with kids!
The boys got to work on a beautiful olive salsa…
Then, the fun part – getting ready to assemble!
A fabulous session all round – busy hands, lots of conversations (the boys were so interested in hearing about “Compete to Eat”!) and a delicious result! And you know what? Noone even commented that it might have tasted “different” because it was healthier. Noone even noticed! We’re so grateful to Joanne for coming along to work with us this week. Each week I pinch myself at how lucky we are!
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