Exclusive: Reed Alexander Chats “KewlBites” Cook Book (@ReedAlexander)

REED ALEXANDERReed Alexander stops by to chat with CelebSecrets4U in New York City on Wednesday afternoon (September 4th).

The 18-year-old actor and author has been busy promoting his new book Kewl Bites: 100 Nutritious, Delicious, Family-Friendly Dishes. Reed also appeared on the TODAY Show last Tuesday to share his favorite dishes with Kathie Lee and Hoda.

Reed is well-known for his recurring role as Nevel Papperman on Nickelodeon’s hit TV series, iCarly. As a busy teen actor, Reed Alexander had a lot to balance. Like so many young people today, he started to lose sight of how to eat healthily and soon became overweight.  Feeling lethargic and sluggish, Reed decided to not only overhaul his diet, but also his life, discovering a new passion in the process – cooking.  Determined to find healthy recipes he could prepare at home, Reed scoured every resource available, but couldn’t find strategies that applied to someone his age. Thus, Reed‘s home kitchen-turned-science lab was born – he began testing and developing nutritious versions of the foods he loves. Along the way, he became a dedicated cook, sharing his culinary discoveries with his fans and friends on his site, KewlBites.com.

Within months, the site’s popularity soared, and as an ambassador for Clinton’s Alliance of a Healthier Generation and special collaborator for First Lady Michelle Obama’s White House healthy eating initiative, Let’s Move!, Reed has become the go-to voice for healthy eating for the next generation. Reed is now bringing his favorite 100 slimmed-down, kid-tested, parent-approved recipes to the masses with his first cookbook, KEWL BITES: 100 Nutritious, Delicious, Family-Friendly Dishes (On-sale now).

With a firm focus on using the freshest, most wholesome ingredients, and smart strategies for cutting back on unhealthy elements, without sacrificing flavor, KEWLBITES is packed with tips and tricks to make cooking fun. KEWLBITES encourages families to spend time in the kitchen together, and to transform what is often seen as a time-consuming task into something fun and communal.

There are recipes for every occasion and every palette including: before-school breakfast foods; lunch-time salads, soups, and sandwiches; packed-with-protein dinner-time mains; pasta/grains/rice dishes; versatile side dishes; sweet and savory snacks; good-for-you beverages, and delectably healthy desserts.

KEWLBITES by Reed Alexander is a must-have cookbook and healthy lifestyle manual for busy parents and young kids, from an in-the-know teen who is changing the conversation on childhood obesity and awareness.

Check out our interview with Reed below. KEWL BITES: 100 Nutritious, Delicious, Family-Friendly Dishes is available wherever books are sold.

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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.