Today’s food contributor Siri Daly has advice for parents of picky eaters – Low Calorie Diets Tips

Siri Daly says she cooks with her kids whenever possible. “They love to bake with me,” she says. (Photo: Getty; designed by Quinn Lemmers)

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Homemade pizza is served in the Daly household on Sundays. and today Food contributor Siri Daly says she and her husband, today Co-host Carson Daly, take their weekend pizza ritual very seriously.

“was very much Pizza Sundays,” says the mother of four. “We recently redesigned our garden and put in a pizza oven, so we’re going all out: I make the dough the night before and we have a system. Carson makes his homemade sauce and we have a really good Italian market around the corner so we buy cheese there.”

“It’s become a whole thing where the kids get involved and we’ve set up a whole station on the stage [kitchen] island,” she continues. “It’s kind of a Sunday thing that we do all year round. Carson is out there in the winter. It was pouring rain last Sunday and he had a tarp to bake pizza.”

The craziest pizza topping they came up with was a creative use of leftovers sitting in their fridge. “We once had linguine and clams from a restaurant and we poured that on top of the pizza,” says Daly.

(Photo: @siriousdelicious|Instagram)

(Photo: @siriousdelicious|Instagram)

Daly loves pizza so much that if she could only eat one cuisine for the rest of her life, Italian food would be her choice. “I’d have a really hard time without cheese, so I feel like I have to go to Italian — like pasta,” she says. “I love carbohydrates.”

Another food by the author Siriously Delicious: 100 nutritious (and not-so-nutritious) easy recipes for the real home cook, could not live without? Sushi.

“I love going to sushi bars and doing their ‘trust me’ menus where you sit at the bar and they bring what they want,” she says. “Some people are afraid of it, but if you go to a really good sushi place, it’s my favorite meal up there. Every bite is so amazing and it’s a slow-paced experience.”

Daly says while her younger children can still be picky eaters, she’s loved seeing her 13-year-old son Jack become more active in the kitchen. “He loves to make his own scrambled eggs or sauces for his ramen,” she says, “we’ve done that before Chopped at home, it’s really fun.”

Earlier this year, Daly and Jack competed in a home version of the popular cooking show. “We did others where he made the baskets for us, or he was a judge,” she says. “We all really love food. I think in the beginning you just have to be patient and keep exposing yourself [young kids] to different foods and really let them move in with you. you will get it. It’s so exciting to see Jack’s love and passion for it grow.”

“I love getting my kids involved in the kitchen because I’m not a particularly smart mom,” she adds, “and that’s where I let them get messy and put their hands in the bowls. They love to bake with me. “

Daly recently teamed up with Juicy Juice to create a collection of SIRIously Fun recipes for the brand. Among them is a granola bar with Juicy Juice apple juice.

“There’s this apple cinnamon granola bar I make and I always keep it frozen in my freezer and my kids love it,” she says. “When you make your own bars, you know exactly what’s in them.”

If she and Carson Daly, who is also the host The voicecook more adult meals, Daly says they often listen The voice the tunes of Coach Blake Shelton. “We’re on a country music rush,” she shares. “A lot of Blake Shelton. But I also just love classic rock – Fleetwood Mac or music that has a beat, but you won’t want to dance while you cook. It’s just background music.”

So is there anything this foodie and cookbook author just can’t eat?

“I don’t like fennel unless it’s roasted or cooked,” she says. “That liquorice taste – I’m not a big fan of it. And pumpkin pie. I like pumpkin flavors. I like pumpkin cheesecake. But there’s something about pumpkin pie: I think I had a bad experience with it as a kid and I can’t get over it.”

(Photo: Juicy Juice)

(Photo: Juicy Juice)

Apple cinnamon muesli bar

Courtesy of Siri Daly


  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats

  • 1 cup crunchy rice cereal

  • 1/2 cup dried apples, diced

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter)

  • 1/2 cup Juicy Juice 100% juice, apple

  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350 °f

  2. Spread the rolled oats evenly on a rimmed baking sheet and roast in the oven for about 15 minutes until golden brown.

  3. In a bowl, combine rice cereal, apples, cinnamon, salt, and toasted oatmeal.

  4. Combine brown sugar, honey, peanut butter, vanilla, and apple juice in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved, about five minutes.

  5. Pour the juice mixture over everything and stir until well combined.

  6. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, allowing the paper to extend past the sides of the pan. Grease the parchment paper.

  7. Using a rubber spatula, spread the mixture out into the prepared pan and lightly press into an even layer.

  8. Place in the fridge and refrigerate until completely chilled and firm; 30 minutes to an hour. Using the parchment paper as handles, lift the chilled bar mixture out of the pan. Cut into 8 bars and serve or store individually wrapped in cling film for breakfast or a snack.

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