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Chicken Tomato Stew (kokkinisto)
“Kotopoulo Kokkinisto” or chicken slowly boiled in tomato sauce and paired with traditional Greek pasta called “chilopites” is among the ten most classic comfort dishes made in every Greek home at least once a month. An easy recipe that is made in 50 minutes total, with a purely homemade taste and guaranteed that it will excite the young and the elder.
Yogurt Cake with Cherry Tomatoes
You will love this savory yogurt cake filled with fresh cherry tomatoes and fresh basil! Very easy to make, plus you do not need any mixer. Just a bowl and a fork. This is what I do: I cut the cake into thick slices, wrap them with a piece of cling film each, and place them in your refrigerator. It’s the perfect school snack, ideal for my lunch break at work, great for your unexpected guests or your birthday party.
Smoothie bowl with Greek Yogurt
So here is my twisted smoothie recipe, with a creamier texture and therefore easier to eat with a spoon. Use frozen fruits combined with Greek yogurt and honey, to make your smoothie bowl look more like a cup of ice cream. Add some chocolate drops as a topping and make it 100% kid-friendly.
Beetroot Omelet (Frittata)
I share with you the recipe I created exclusively for my daughter. It’s a beetroot omelet – frittata. The beets offer a heavenly sweet taste and the feta cheese a salty, lip-tingling hit. I also added boiled potatoes to make it taste more like a potato-omelet. It is amazing what you can do with a few simple ingredients and the all-important beetroots and eggs, in just a few minutes.
And raisins to give them a Mediterranean attitude and chocolate drops to get the kids attention. They look golden on the top, slightly undercooked in the middle and cooked on the bottom. And the best comes next. You can freeze them (after you bake them). How convenient!
Broccoli for Kids...this means Vitamin A to make their eyes strong, Vitamin C to help their immune system and Potassium to help their heart and muscles work better.
The question is: how can i find the way to get this perfect veggie in to their stomach?
Try this recipe. It worked so well with my picky eating daughter Ioli.
The kid-friendly Guacamole
You may wonder what is this avocado-based dip, first created by the Aztecs in Mexico, doing in our site?
It is because all the Guacamole ingredients are often used in the Mediterranean cuisine and secondly, because it is a perfect way to get your kids eat the incredibly nutritious avocados. This recipe works hopelessly well with my "picky eating" daughter. She likes it spread on toasted wholegrain bread.
Beetroot salad with walnuts and Greek Yogurt
This beetroot salad is a great side dish to brighten all your meat-based meals. This recipe is the perfect blend of textures and flavors, light, nutritious and very easy to make.
Greek Yogurt Lemon Cheesecake
No time to make a New-York style cheesecake? Are you looking for a cheesecake with a short ingredient list, less sugar, no eggs, no bake, and made with the famous Greek Yogurt? This No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake is so good you won’t want to mess with fussy baked cheesecakes again!
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April 10, 2020

Greek feta cheese pies, rolled into individual servings (tiropitakia) are very popular in Greek cuisine and come into a variety of shapes and tastes. The main ingredient is always the one and only Gre...

March 29, 2020

I admit that chickpeas is my favorite legume. In Greece we usually boil them with tomato sauce and make a wonderful soup. I first tried this different and amazing chickpea recipe in Crete, where legum...

March 22, 2020

This Greek-style potato salad recipe is once again the proof that you need only a few simple ingredients, full of aroma, to transform 4-5 humble potatoes to a culinary masterpiece.

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February 6, 2020

“Kotopoulo Kokkinisto” or chicken slowly boiled in tomato sauce and paired with traditional Greek pasta called “chilopites” is among the ten most classic comfort dishes made in every Greek home at lea...

December 5, 2019

Christmas decorated muffins made with olive oil, Greek yogurt, fresh Mandarin orange juice and a lot of Mandarin zest. Make them together with your little ones. It is so easy and so much fun!!!

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November 25, 2019

This cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin recipe beats all other potato side dishes out there. The caramelized onions placed above the potato layer really make the difference in taste. Do it!!! Delish!!!


September 26, 2019

These Greek zucchini fritters are unbelievably easy to make and the perfect way to sneak some veggies into your dinner! You will find them almost in every Greek tavern, but hey…Greeks make fritters wi...

September 20, 2019

You will love this savory yogurt cake filled with fresh cherry tomatoes and fresh basil! Very easy to make, plus you do not need any mixer. Just a bowl and a fork. This is what I do: I cut the cake in...

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Hello parents of the world and welcome to “TheJuicyTomatoes”.


I am Kalli, a Mediterranean Eating Campaigner. Born in Athens, Greece, currently living abroad, civil engineer and mommy of two very active kids.


I am here to show you how easy cooking for the family can be. To give you the Mediterranean Recipes I prepare for My Kids. Tested recipes, easy, quick and transformed in a way that they are friendly for children (picky eaters too). Recipes created to get your kids eat vegetables, fish, poultry, legumes, nuts, whole grains, etc. Meals cooked with olive oil, yogurt, and herbs. My Will is to help you introduce your kids the MEDITERRANEAN food regime, the most popular, researched and most balanced diet, the diet that is proven to contribute to their cognitive and physical development. 


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