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For some families, meal time is a hassle, stressful or just plain boring—but it doesn't have to be! Just One Bite is a brand new Canadian series for parents who are tired of eating chicken nuggets every night because that's what their kids want. Hosted by two chefs, Just One Bite is going to help change the way families make dinner by introducing parents to healthy adult recipes that can also be prepared in a kid-friendly way. Chef and author of Cook Once a Week/Eat Well Every Day, Theresa Albert works with the parents on the adult friendly meal, while co-chef and winner of Food Network's 2005 Superstar Chef Challenge, Dana McIntyre, works with a panel of kids in the test kitchen. Family dinners will never be the same again!
<p>For some families, meal time is a hassle, stressful or just plain boring—but it doesn't have to be! is a brand new Canadian series for parents who are tired of eating chicken nuggets every night because that's what their kids want. Hosted by two chefs, is going to help change the way families make dinner by introducing parents to healthy adult recipes that can also be prepared in a kid-friendly way. Chef and author of , Theresa Albert works with the parents on the adult friendly meal, while co-chef and winner of Food Network's 2005 , Dana McIntyre, works with a panel of kids in the test kitchen. Family dinners will never be the same again!
The young girls in the Sanderson-Culley home get along famously. In fact they are so similar that they both dislike the same foods, fish and vegetables. Theresa is going to combine their favourite food with fish to see if she can change their minds. Will she win them over with fish tacos and carrot and zucchini banana muffins?
The Le Roy kids are big fans of foods like pizza and fajitas, but mom and dad miss dishes such as steak and pasta. Theresa will whip up some beef pizza pasta and quick cheese buns. Hopefully by preparing the pizza pasta two ways this meal will satisfy everyone’s taste buds.
The Karmazyn girls all have different food preferences. Middle child Sarah doesn’t eat meat and dad loves spicy Moroccan food. To please everyone’s palate, Theresa will cook up vegetarian Tagine and one with steak and jewelled couscous on the side. Will Theresa succeed with this Moroccan inspired meal? Tune in and find out.
Spicy foods are something the Koch boys do not like, but mom and dad enjoy it and miss Mexican food. Theresa will cook up festive quesadillas and guacamole for the family. She will make a spicier version for the parents and a milder version for the kids. Olé!
The Hammett family is looking for ways to shake up their dinner routines. Dad Derrick is the cook in the family and needs some fresh meal ideas that are quick and easy. Theresa will show him how to make a sweet, roasted cherry tomato salad and homemade macaroni and cheese.
The Vincent kids are afraid of trying “exotic” foods and as a result, mom and dad are missing seafood and steak. Theresa is going to create surf and turf kebabs and Caesar mashed potatoes. By switching up one of the kids' favourite dishes, Theresa will try to convince them "exotic" foods can be delicious.
Vegetables aren't a favourite for most kids and the Hamilton boys are no exception. Theresa will cook up fun Japanese pizza pancakes and chicken noodle miso soup. Will the Hamilton family like this Asian inspired meal prepared two ways? Tune in to find out!
None of the Litvinskas boys share a common interest when it comes to food. In fact, they often swap food under the dinner table. Mom accommodates to their tastes, but she is missing pork chops. Theresa will prepare pork chops smothered in barbeque sauce and stuffed peppers. With just one bite, this meal is sure to be a keeper.
The Browne family is a family on the go. Mom and 15-year-old Shelagh share the cooking. Since the Browne family is not eating enough vegetables, Theresa is going to make a cheesy vegetable casserole and a flavourful pizza salad. Will the Browne family enjoy this kid friendly recipe?
Time is of the essence, especially for the Armel family. The family has a very busy schedule and as a result, mom tries to cook ahead of time and freeze dinner. Theresa is going to prepare quick and easy meatloaf cakes with a fun mashed potato icing. These comfort foods are sure to please this busy bunch.
The Petch family loves to try new foods from different cultures. Although the boys are not picky eaters, they are not big on cheese and curries, which mom and dad love. Theresa is going to create sausage stuffed wonton ravioli and kale with cheese sauce. Will this worldly inspired meal be a hit?
The Moore-Sharp kids don't like many kinds of meats or vegetables and as a result mom and dad are having a hard time with dinner recipes. Theresa is going to prepare some French toast sandwiches with deli meats the kids will enjoy. This meal is sure to be a hit after just one bite.
The Panksep kids dislike mushy foods such as eggplant and don't eat enough fruit. But mom and dad miss eggplant dishes. Theresa is going to cook up creative panini sandwiches with babaganoush and fun and fruity energy bars. Can Theresa successfully disguise the foods the boys dislike?
The Weinharts are a very busy family with very different tastes. When it comes to mealtime everyone has a particular preference and it isn’t easy to prepare one dish the whole family can enjoy. With this in mind, Theresa is going to make an interactive meal with raclette cheese and chocolate fondue that the whole family is sure to enjoy.
The Horn family is big on meat, but not big on vegetables. Dad misses curry and mom desperately wants to add more veggies to their diets. To satisfy all taste buds Theresa is going to whip up a great curry chicken roti with hidden vegetables.
In the Sullivan-Farrell house there is no such thing as a fussy eater. Tristan and Bryson are pretty good eaters and dads Greg and Rory would like to expand their cooking repertoire. Theresa is going to show the parents how to make chicken pot pie and a stacked salad to add to their book of favourites.
Dinnertime at the Blankenstein house is total chaos. Dad doesn't like broiled fish and none of the kids like salmon, but mom misses seafood. Will Theresa be able to appease this fussy family with delicious salmon cakes and two kinds of dipping sauce?
Samantha Grossmith doesn't like bland breaded food, particularly chicken fingers. Theresa will prepare flavourful chicken fingers for Samantha and sophisticated chicken cutlets in a lemon caper sauce for her parents. One meal, two ways with plenty of flavour!
Marilyn Wise calls herself the "poultry queen" because chicken is a Wise family staple. Daughter Lesley loves food, but son Zack is a fussy eater. Theresa will prepare tasty turkey burgers and sweet potato fries in hopes that they will try just one bite.
Mealtime at the Tilley house is interesting because none of the kids will eat anything green. Since a lot of vegetables are green, they aren't eating enough veggies. Theresa will make a fun connect-the-dot soup and butterfly egg salad sandwiches. Can she win the kids over with this fun-filled meal?
The Di Fazio parents know they should eat more fish and vegetables, but they aren't number one on the menu at home. To appease this family, Theresa is going to cook up halibut fish fingers and bug and spider salad. With such a fun and nutritious meal, Theresa should have no problem getting the kids to take just one bite.
The Sirois parents are tired of roast chicken and mashed potatoes, but their three boys are not easy to please when it comes to creating new dishes. Since the family has quite a sweet tooth, Theresa will cook up a sweet and savoury maple peameal roast two ways in hopes of getting the kids to try just one bite.
In the Boismenu house mom and dad love red meat however, the girls are not big fans and will only eat hamburgers and hot dogs. Using lean ground beef, Theresa is going to make beef and vegetable pot pies and crunchy asparagus spears on the side. Will this homemade favourite be a hit?
The Gulbronson parents like comfort foods and miss pasta and stews and the kids are not eating enough vegetables. Theresa will prepare a hearty and healthy chicken meatball stew and a delicious mango and pineapple crumble. These dishes are guaranteed to pack tons of vitamins and nutrients in just one bite!
The Turlinkski family has a hard time creating dinner dishes that the whole family will enjoy. The girls will only eat red meat in hamburgers and sub sandwiches, but mom and dad miss their barbeque steak. Can Theresa please this family with a twist on classic Philly cheese steaks? Tune in to find out.
The O’Hara girls like their foods plain and dry. Their parents however, are missing meat and sauces. Theresa is going to prepare a pop baked ham with a unique orange sauce and veggie muffins on the side. Will these kid-friendly recipes encourage the kids to take just one bite?
The Ellenson parents miss broiled fish, particularly salmon, but daughter Kenady doesn't like fish. Both mom and Kenady eat with their eyes and will not try something if it doesn’t look good. Theresa will make beautiful glazed salmon and fruity yogurt parfaits. Can a pretty platter convince these girls to try just one bite?
Larry Zaidlin likes to cook and his daughter, Gray likes to try most foods. But she doesn’t share dad’s enthusiasm when it comes to his favourites, risotto and sausages. Theresa is going to show Larry how to combine his and Gray's favourites to make a fun, kid friendly meal that they will enjoy.
The Andonov parents miss curry and vegetables because their girls don't favour the foods. Theresa will try to please all members of this family by making a curried vegetable soup to satisfy the parents' craving for curry and by using veggies the girls will eat. She'll also roll up a delicious sandwich, one way for the parents and another way for the girls. Will it be a success?
The Sukhdeo family enjoys rice, pasta and chicken dishes. Mom and dad miss lamb dishes and want to introduce the kids to more herbs and spinach. Theresa is going to prepare spinach cheese bundles with lamb for the parents and without for the kids. Will this Greek inspired dish be a hit?
Dinnertime at the Collins house has become a boring routine. The parents buy the same groceries and prepare the same dishes. The parents are missing healthy stir-fries and need to invigorate their dinner routine. Theresa is going to whip-up an exotic chicken and mango stir-fry and Odon noodles. This meal is sure to jazz up dinnertime in just one bite.
The Tanninen kids are extremely active. Aside from regular classes, Christopher and Christina have swim practice 10 times a week. With such busy schedules mom is running out of meal options to keep her family healthy and energized. Theresa will make an enormous Muffuletta sandwich that is great on the go and will keep the kids energetic.
Theresa has her work cut out for her as she prepares a meal for the Finlay-Tully family. Mom and dad miss chicken, but five-year-old Liam doesn't like it. On top of that, his food preferences change on a weekly basis. Theresa has planned a roast chicken and pasta dinner for the finicky eater, but will he take just one bite?
Dinnertime at the Hickling household is quite a challenge. The only meat the kids will eat is breaded chicken fingers and they refuse to try new things. Will Theresa be able to get these kids to try breaded pork tenderloin instead? All it will take is just one bite.
The Carmichael kids are not particularly fussy when it comes to food preferences. However, 11-year-old Hanna doesn't like her her food to touch on her plate. Theresa will combine an assortment of ingredients to create chicken pita pockets and frothy strawberry peach smoothies. She will also show Hanna that some foods are better together.
Hannah and David Rockman love to eat vegetarian dishes, but are tired of eating pasta. Their three kids are picky eaters, which makes it difficult for Hannah and David to enjoy different foods. Theresa will make French inspired strata for the kids and the parents. But can she get them to take just one bite?
In the Hughes family, mom and dad do whatever it takes to get their kids to eat vegetables including hiding them in the recipes. Theresa will make two kinds of lasagna roll-ups and will try to get the kids to eat their veggies by blending them into a soup. Can Theresa fool these kids into eating vegetables?
The Sej boys don't like chili and would rather stick to fast food, but mom and dad are quite fond of the dish and would like the kids to eat it. Theresa is going to create a chili bar for the kids so that they can garnish their meals as they like. Theresa will also make a carrot and mango salad full of vitamins and nutrients. Will she be able to turn these boys from fast food?
Theresa has her work cut out for her as she prepares a meal for the Taylor family. While the girls aren't fussy, twin boys Liam and Mitchell aren’t easy to please. Theresa will make a Thai beef and tofu stir fry and pineapple Thai noodles in hope that they will take just one bite.
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