Apr 16, 2014

celebrity chef

Let me introduce you to Paula Hankin, celebrity chef and culinary consultant. You might recognize Paula from  Bravo’s hit TV show, Pregnant in Heels. She also has appeared in national media including, Shape, Men’s Fitness and OK! Paula is known for flawlessly uniting taste, beauty, and nutrition, whether she’s preparing a four course dinner party for Oscar winners in LA or teaching an afternoon cooking class for moms and moms-to-be in Brooklyn.

Paula has been busy working with the newest member of the New York Real Housewives, Kristen Taekman. Paula provided the kitchy movie treats for Kristen’s Real Housewives of NY premiere party.  I was thrilled to spend the afternoon with Paula at the famous FROLIC play place in Brooklyn. Not only can Paula cook she is one fashionable mom. She has the cutest little boy, Max. Paula taught my girls how to make healthy snacks while having fun. These are a must try! My girls loved the snacks so much they licked their plates.

paula1.jpgPaula’s Top  / Jenna’s Top,  Wrap BraceletKid’s Birkenstock Sandals /


Paula is a brand ambassador for KIND snacks. Have you had Kind Bars? They are a favorite in my family. I especially love the bars with a small drizzle of dark chocolate found here. Kind bars are the perfect snack to put in goodie bags for party favors.

paula3.jpgFrolic is Brookyln’s premier rock n’ roll play space for rockers 6 and younger. The play space is 5,000 square feet of fun. This water front enrichment center provides music lessons, story time, classes, birthday parties, coffee lounge for the moms and a unique playground based on rock n’ roll. Celebrity Moms like Kate Hudson and Katie Holmes have been spotted many times taking their kids to play at this RAD play place. Your little urban rock stars will love sliding done the Rolling Stone inspired slide. Cool vibes are definitely happening at FROLIC in Williamsburg. Go check it out! Read more about it here.

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The party room at Frolic totally rocks. Your kids will keep busy with all the music instruments and rock n’ roll decor.


Paula’s Recipes

Kale and Mozzarella Stuffed Quinoa Crusted Chicken Nuggets, Served with


6 , 4-6 ounce boneless and skinless Chicken Tenders

1/2 cup of flour

1 egg lightly beaten
2 tablespoons of whole milk
1/2 cup of Italian bread crumbs
4 teaspoons of grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella
1/2 cup frozen Kale – defrosted and drained
1/4 cup of cooked quinoa (ensure that it’s completely dry and cooled)
3 flat containers (I use leftover take-out food container then just throw
them out/recycle afterwards…Less clean up!)

– Pre Heat Oven to 400
– Spray a cooking sheet with cooking spray
– Cut chicken into long nugget size pieces then cut a slit in the middle –
Don’t cut all the way through.
– Put ingredients into 3 bowls:
bowl 1) flour
bowl 2) beaten egg and milk
bowl 3) bread crumbs, quinoa and grated parmesan cheese
– Stuff each piece of chicken with small pieces of kale and some shredded
mozzarella cheese
– Roll in the flour, then egg, and then quinoa bread crumb mixture
– Place on baking sheet
– Before baking, spray both baking sheet and chicken with cooking spray
– Cook for 25 minutes (may vary based on oven), flipping nuggets halfway
through.  –
– Serve with a side of marinara for dipping.

Healthy Banana Bunny Ears

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Screen shot 2014-04-16 at 12.11.28 AMYou can read more about Paula here and find more healthy recipes for you and your family here.


twitter – @paulabhankin




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