20 Delightful Tea And Coffee Recipes You Should Try At Least Once

20 Delightful Tea And Coffee Recipes You Should Try At Least Once

It’s likely that you drink a fair amount of tea or coffee every day. Even if you don’t drink them daily, you probably don’t stay away from occasionally sipping a cup of tea or coffee, as you fancy. Be it a cold winter day or a hot summer afternoon, these caffeine packed beverages are a popular choice. With the extra touch of additional ingredients for taste and health, your caffeine beverage now comes in a variety of creative recipes. Here, below, are 20 delightful tea and coffee recipes to jazz up your regular caffeine dosage and shake you free from your thirst.

1. Easy Chai Tea


    Easy chai tea is a “throw-in-what-you’ve-got” tea that you can literally spice up with exotic spices to keep you warm through a cold winter. Although winter is almost over, you can’t go wrong trying out this simple recipe. It could even replace your morning and evening beverage—who knows?—since it’s so very simple to prepare. (Click here for the recipe)

    2. Hot and Spicy Himalayan Tea


      A nice infusion of a whole lot of spices and Darjeeling tea, this hot and spicy Himalayan tea is what has been keeping the people high in the Himalayan mountains warm for ages. Get the taste of Himalaya in a cup with this recipe. (Click here for the recipe)

      3. Hot Cranberry Tea


        “A cup of tea can solve anything.” When the cup of tea is as good as hot cranberry tea, you don’t worry about having to solve anything. The hot cranberry tea smells just as good as it tastes. You can get inventive making it with the spices that are readily available in your cupboard. (Click here for the recipe)

        4. Hibiscus Lemongrass Tea



          Hibiscus is slowly gaining popularity in the beverage industry for the health benefits it brings, along with its authentic color and taste. Try hibiscus lemongrass for once instead of lemon in your tea and see. It is just as good iced as it is hot and is easy to prepare. (Click here for the recipe)

          5. Matcha Tea


            Matcha tea comes with plenty of health benefits. You can prepare matcha tea at home in several ways. In the simplest version, all you have to do is measure the required amount of matcha tea powder and mix it with a small amount of boiling water. Then, you add additional water as necessary. (Click here for the recipe)

            6. Perfect Vanilla Tea


              Vanilla comes second in the list of the most expensive spices in the world. Its elegant flavor explains why vanilla is loved so much in a wide variety of pastries and beverages. Perfect vanilla tea is a perfect blend of plain tea and exotic spices to create a perfect mug any time of day. (Click here for the recipe)

              7. Lemon Spiced Wellness Tea


                Feel a bit under the weather? Tea. Even better: lemon spiced wellness tea. It contains no sugar but you can sweeten it as you like. This is your road to wellness. (Click here for the recipe)

                8. Chocolate Mint Cappuccino



                  Most of us start our day with a big cup of coffee. Hot chocolate mint cappuccino coffee to start a cold winter day- nothing is more soul-warming than that. The invigorating flavor of mint and the richness of chocolate in this cappuccino will take your coffee experience up a notch. (Click here for the recipe)

                  9. Italian Cappuccino


                    In Italian, cappuccino literally means “little cap”. The frothy, foamy little cap of milk and cream on top of the espresso base has won millions of hearts around the world, making coffee the most popular beverage. It’s best when you use fresh coffee to prepare this drink. This Italian cappuccino would be a nice start to the day during a cold winter or any time of year. (Click here for the recipe)

                    10. Caramel Macchiato


                      Caramel always leaves its mark when used in any kind of food or beverage. This delicious cup of caramel macchiato is sure to leave you wishing for more. You can try it with different kinds of flavored syrups as substitutes to caramel. Try a cup of warm caramel macchiato with some cookies for a perfect snack. (Click here for the recipe)

                      11. Coffee Frappe


                        You don’t always have to take your coffee hot; try a frappe. If you like blended coffee drinks, blend vanilla ice cream, vanilla extract, coffee, milk, ice, and simple syrup in a blender until smooth; pour it in a tall glass; top it up with whipped cream and sprinkle the cocoa powder. Enjoy! You can prepare it in an instant. (Click here for the recipe)

                        12. Walnut Coffee Frappe



                          Blend in some walnut with your coffee frappe and there you have your walnut coffee frappe! This delicious coffee shake will shake you up with its rich texture and taste. There isn’t any better way to enjoy the taste of walnut in a beverage. Treat your family to this delightful frappe to win them over. (Click here for the recipe)

                          13. Easy Peppermint Mocha


                            If you love the peppermint flavor, you will love this even more: mocha and peppermint. They blend perfectly together. This simple peppermint mocha is easy to make with easily available ingredients and the taste will stimulate your taste buds. The crushed peppermint candy cane topping makes it delightfully minty. (Click here for the recipe)

                            14. Cinnamon Dolce Latte


                              The simple cinnamon syrup is the secret to this wonderful coffee treat. After all, it’s a cinnamon dolce latte. The heartwarming taste of butter and brown sugar also mix together beautifully in this latte. You can leave out the butter and this drink still stands out for its delightful taste. Give it a try at home and save yourself a trip to Starbucks. (Click here for the recipe)

                              15. Skinny Caramel Frappuccino


                                This Starbucks-style Frappuccino is cold, creamy rich and truly satisfying. You might be wondering why they call it “Skinny” Caramel Frappuccino. Every ingredient, including the sweetener in this beverage is sugar-free and fat-free to make sure that you stay “skinny” like you want, and there’s guaranteed satisfaction. The recipe claims to have only 50 calories per serving. (Click here for the recipe)

                                16. Chocolate Cherry Jubilee Frappe



                                  There is no wrong time for a frappe, so here’s another frappe with creative flavors. Mix in a cherry flavor to your coffee frappe to add a new taste twist. This drink is chocolaty and the cherry flavor blends really well with it. I’m sure you will love this chocolate, coffee and cherry combo. (Click here for the recipe)

                                  17. Lemonade Sweet Tea


                                    Lemon goes very well with any kind of tea, hot or iced. A tall glass of hot lemon tea early in the morning helps cleanse your digestive system, experts say. This tall glass of cold lemon tea is equally revitalizing and thirst quenching. (Click here for the recipe)

                                    18. Ginger-and-Honey Sweet Tea


                                      Tea is known to have antioxidants that help you fight aging. Add ginger and honey to it and get a healthy and delightful iced tea. Sip and savor this iced drink on a summer day to beat the heat. (Click here for the recipe)

                                      19. Minty Iced Green Tea


                                        People love green tea for the health benefits they believe it has. Studies show that drinking green tea helps fight cancer and heart diseases. Mint leaves add a cool, refreshing flavor to this simple green tea. This makes a healthy beverage perfect for quenching your thirst any time and in any season.  (Click here for the recipe)

                                        20. Nutella Blended Coffee Drink


                                          The infusion of the flavors in this blended coffee is over the top. Chocolate, coffee, Nutella; people love them already for what they are individually. The combo of these three is a unique flavor that you will love even more. (Click here for the recipe)

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                                          15 Flavorful and Healthy Family Meals That are Perfect for Picky Eaters

                                          15 Flavorful and Healthy Family Meals That are Perfect for Picky Eaters

                                          I think you’ll agree with me when I say that finding one meal that everyone in the family likes is a challenge!

                                          But as busy parents we also don’t want to have to make separate meals for the kids either. The good news is there are some amazing healthy family meals out there that are:

                                          • Healthy
                                          • Cost-effective
                                          • Easy top prepare
                                          • Great tasting
                                          • Sure to please kids and parents alike

                                          There are a lot of food and recipe sites out there, but we’ve whittled down the thousands of recipes to these top 15.

                                          These healthy family meals are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters and will make a great addition to your dinner table. More importantly, these winning recipes meet the challenge of today’s busy families.

                                          Let’s review the best healthy family meals for your picky eaters!

                                          1. Chicken Pot Pie Turnovers

                                            This recipe, courtesy of Melissa d’Arabian of The Food Network is delicious, healthy and surprisingly easy to prepare. It’s no wonder it has over 100 reviews and rates 5 stars!

                                            Melissa is the host of Ten Dollar Dinners and The Picky Eater’s Project. She’s also a mother of four and recent first-time cookbook author.

                                            This amazing recipe features:

                                            • Store-bought puff pastry saves a lot of time
                                            • Only 20 minutes prep time
                                            • Kids will love the “hot pocket-style” but the flavor of a traditional chicken pot pie

                                            ~ Check out the recipe here!

                                            2. Mini Meat Loaf

                                              This healthy family meal, courtesy of Susie Cover’s book The Supper Club: Kid-Friendly Meals the Whole Family Will Love and published on is a healthy option in that it can be prepared with either ground beef or turkey.

                                              Kids will love that these fun-sized mini meatloaves are easy to dip in ketchup. They are also perfect for packing for a school lunch or picnic.

                                              Susie has over 15 years as a professional chef, cookbook author, and founder of a series of prepared food companies.

                                              This future family staple:

                                              • Tastes great warm or at room temp
                                              • Can be formed to any size – no wasted food!
                                              • Can easily be made gluten-free by using gluten-free panko breadcrumbs

                                              ~ Check out the recipe here!

                                              3. Cheesy Cauliflower Pasta


                                                This delicious and healthy mac ‘n cheese alternative comes to us from Hillary Smith over at Bon Appétit.

                                                Hillary is the associate marketing director at Bon Appétit, but clearly knows her way around the kitchen too. Here, Hillary does the unthinkable and gets picky eaters come back for seconds on cauliflower!

                                                This new family favorite:

                                                • Is easy to make
                                                • Features delicious parmesan and pine nuts
                                                • Roasts the cauliflower to get it tender with a deeper flavor

                                                ~ Check out the recipe here!

                                                4. Barbecued Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps

                                                  This 5 star recipe is from Rachael Ray, courtesy of The Food Network’s 30 Minute Meals.

                                                  This amazingly flavorful dish:

                                                  • Can be made in 25 minutes
                                                  • Is so delicious kids won’t even question eating lettuce
                                                  • Is packed with veggies

                                                  ~ Check out the recipe here!

                                                  5. Eggplant Parmigiana in a Pasta Sauce

                                                  This amazing recipe re-do comes from Ole & Shaina Olmanson and Babble is a much healthier, but just as tasty a version of traditional eggplant parmesan.

                                                  This fantastic dinner option:

                                                  • Cuts the fried eggplant and lengthy prep stages
                                                  • Calls for ground beef but could easily be made vegetarian
                                                  • Tastes even better the next day!

                                                  ~ Check out the recipe here!

                                                  6. Po-tacos!

                                                    This creative reinvention of the classic taco comes from Weelicious founder Catherine and her friend Joanna. The idea is to use a baked potato split down the middle as the “shell” for your taco.

                                                    Of course a baked potato is healthier than a fried taco shell or fat-laden tortilla. But she also gets incredibly creative with the topping options, going far beyond a typical taco.

                                                    This new classic:

                                                    • Has endless filling possibilities from pesto veggies to pulled pork
                                                    • Could easily be made with sweet potatoes instead
                                                    • Only take a whopping 10 minutes prep time!

                                                    ~ Check out the recipe here!

                                                    7. Crispy Chicken, Ham, and Swiss Roll-Ups


                                                      This tasty addition to our healthy family meals comes from Jiselle Basile over at Cooking Light. Jiselle has taken the classic ham and cheese sandwich and reinvented it as a roll-up.

                                                      This “meaty, cheesy, moist and crunchy” treat gets healthy by going in the oven instead of into a frying pan.

                                                      This amazing recipe:

                                                      • Is only 351 calories per serving
                                                      • Uses all white meat chicken and ham
                                                      • Is low in sugar and saturated fat

                                                      ~ Check out the recipe here!

                                                      8. Easy 30 Minute Orange Chicken with Rice

                                                        This amazing redo of everyone’s favorite Chinese takeout comes from Kristen over at A Mind “Full” Mom.

                                                        Kristen has crafted a recipe that is not too spicy or sweet. That makes the kids happy. But it’s has enough complex flavors to have the adults coming back for seconds.

                                                        Healthy family meals never tasted so good!

                                                        This fantastic recipe:

                                                        • Is ready in under 30 minutes!
                                                        • Uses fresh orange juice
                                                        • Skips the fryer and the unnecessary calories

                                                        ~ Check out the recipe here!

                                                        9. Noodle Pudding

                                                        This creative recipe, courtesy of Barbara Wener and Country Living is a great way to get kids to eat cottage cheese and cut the fat from traditional baked pasta dishes.

                                                        Country Living features the best food and drink recipes that are delicious and easy to prepare. The recipe was handed down to Barbara from her mother and remains a family favorite.

                                                        This tasty treat:

                                                        • Has under 400 calories per serving
                                                        • Will have kids gobbling it up like mac n’ cheese

                                                        ~ Check out the recipe here!

                                                        10. One Pan Chicken and Potatoes with Garlic Parmesan Spinach Cream Sauce

                                                          The key to truly healthy family meals is getting picky eaters to eat their vegetables.

                                                          This fantastic recipe, courtesy of Christina Cherrier, editor at Eatwell101, does just that.


                                                          Christina has crafty a yummy cream sauce that packs a flavor punch of garlic, tomato, spinach, and cheese. Even the pickiest of eaters will be back for more.

                                                          This amazing dish:

                                                          • Lightens the fat with half and half instead of cream
                                                          • Gets kids to eat their spinach
                                                          • Saves on clean up by using just 1 pan

                                                          ~ Check out the recipe here!

                                                          11. Super Easy Skinny Veggie Crockpot Lasagna

                                                            This no-hassle lasagna recipe, comes to us from Lindsay over at Pinch of Yum.

                                                            Lindsay and her husband Bjork run both Pinch of Yum and Food Blogger Pro and are here to save us a boatload of time, cutting calories in the process.

                                                            This amazing dish:

                                                            • Is all done in the crockpot
                                                            • Is loaded with veggies
                                                            • Calls for uncooked lasagna noodles

                                                            ~ Check out the recipe here!

                                                            12. Crispy Baked Parmesan Chicken Strips

                                                              All kids love chicken strips. Thankfully this classic recipe redo skips the fryer and still delivers a delicious healthy family meal.

                                                              Amy Roskelley, of Super Healthy Kids, walks us through the simple steps to get extra crispy chicken without the deep fryer. Amy is mom of 3 and has a background in health and nutrition and in shows!

                                                              This amazing dish:

                                                              • Skips the salt, fast & preservatives of fast food chicken nuggets
                                                              • Are amazingly crispy
                                                              • Packs 36 grams of protein per serving

                                                              ~ Check out the recipe here!

                                                              13. Sausage, Brocolli & Rice One Skillet Meal

                                                                This delicious weeknight staple comes to us from Kasey Schwartz over at All Things Mamma.

                                                                With a hungry husband who helps parent their 3 kids, Kasey knows a thing or two about healthy family meals. Her recipes are designed for busy parents looking for quick, easy and healthy meals during the school week.

                                                                This tasty mealtime option:


                                                                • Is ready in under 30 minutes
                                                                • Is a great way to get kids to eat their broccoli
                                                                • Can be made with turkey or chicken sausage to cut the fat

                                                                ~ Check out the recipe here!

                                                                14. Baked Chicken Chimichangas

                                                                  This simple, yet tasty Mexican-themed dinner staple comes from Christy Denney over at The Girl Who Ate Everything.

                                                                  Christy makes healthy family meals for her husband and their 5 kids. And with 5 kids, you can bet Christy knows how to please even the pickiest of eaters.

                                                                  This awesome dinnertime staple:

                                                                  • Are oven baked instead of fried
                                                                  • Can be prepared in under 15 minutes
                                                                  • Goes great with guac and low-fat sour cream

                                                                  ~ Check out the recipe here!

                                                                  15. Baked Gnocchi with Sausage, Kale, and Pesto

                                                                    This delicious baked pasta dish comes from Maria & Josh over at Two Peas and Their Pod.

                                                                    Maria & Josh love cooking, entertaining and creating healthy family meals that are simple, fresh, and kid-friendly. We think you’ll agree!

                                                                    This delicious dish:

                                                                    • Is a great way to sneak kale into kid’s diets
                                                                    • Can be prepared in under 15 minutes
                                                                    • Cut even more fat with lower fat sausage and cheeses

                                                                    ~ Check out the recipe here!

                                                                    Did you find some new favorite healthy family meals here?

                                                                    In this post, we looked at the challenge all parents face in creating healthy family meals that everyone in the family will actually eat.

                                                                    Finding ways to overcome picky eating habits with our kids can be a challenge.

                                                                    To help, we researched and found 15 amazing recipes that even the pickiest eaters will love and want more of. So if you’re getting resistance at the dinner table and aren’t sure where to turn, the recipes above will quickly get you what you need.

                                                                    All the winning recipes linked above were hand-selected.

                                                                    They are the answer to your dinner-time problems and will help all parents by removing a little bit of that stress at the end of a long day.

                                                                    Make sure and bookmark your favorites as you’ll assuredly be back for more.

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