Genetipetz Cook Book: Hawx

Every Genetipetz has a unique personality profile, complete with their best qualities, hobbies, interests and even their favorite foods! Hawx, one of the original Genetipetz, is part fox, part hawk and is a born leader. Hawx loves kale, licorice, strawberries and chocolate chip cookies, and we’ve pulled some of his favorite recipes straight from the Genetipetz Cook Book! Grab your parents and head for the kitchen to whip some of these scrumptious snacks!
 
Recipe: Kale Chips
Kale is referred to as a superfood, which means it is full of nutrients and great for providing energy! If you get the urge to snack on something salty and crunchy like potato chips, try making some kale chips instead. All you need is kale, olive oil and seasoned salt for this delicious, healthy snack.
 
Wash your kale thoroughly, cut it into bite-sized pieces and drizzle it with olive oil and salt. Bake it in the oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until it is crisp. Mix it up with different flavors by sprinkling your chips with different seasonings like Parmesan cheese, ranch powder or garlic powder! 
 
Recipe: Pistachio and Licorice Yogurt
If you need your licorice fix, try this delicious, easy recipe! Start by caramelizing three ounces of unsalted pistachios in sugar and letting them cool. Then serve plain (or vanilla) Greek yogurt topped with the pistachios and bite-size pieces of your favorite flavor of licorice as a topping. Think of it as a healthy ice cream sundae! If you’re really craving ice cream, try freezing the Greek yogurt before serving!
 
Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza
Take your mom’s chocolate chip cookie recipe to the next level by making it into a delicious dessert pizza! Use your favorite recipe to make the dough and flatten it out onto a pizza pan. Cook it in the oven until the cookie is finished (make sure that the center is not raw, as the edges will brown faster). Top the pizza with your choice of “sauce”—we suggest Nutella, whipped cream, chocolate syrup or peanut butter! Next, add your favorite toppings. Crowd favorites include M&Ms, sprinkles, crushed Oreos, coconut flakes, marshmallows and nuts.
 
Recipe: Strawberry Lemonade
 
Nothing tastes better on a hot summer day than a tall glass of cold lemonade. Add some pizazz to your lemonade with fresh strawberry juice!
 
You’ll need ½ pound of strawberries (trimmed and halved), 1.5 cups of fresh lemon juice (about five lemons), 1.5 cups of sugar and three cups of cold water. Purée the strawberries with two tablespoons of the lemon juice (be sure to remove the seeds!), and stir the purée with the remaining lemon juice, sugar and water in a large pitcher until the sugar is dissolved. For a little zing, try using club soda instead of water to add carbonation to your treat!