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

REED ALEXANDERReed Alexanderstops by to chat with CelebSecrets4Uin New York City on Wednesday afternoon (September 4th).

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

Reedis 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 couldnt find strategies that applied to someone his age. Thus, Reeds 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 sites popularity soared, and as an ambassador for Clintons Alliance of a Healthier Generation and special collaborator for First Lady Michelle Obamas White House healthy eating initiative,Lets 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,KEWLBITESis packed with tips and tricks to make cooking fun.KEWLBITESencourages 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.

KEWLBITESby 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 withReedbelow.KEWL BITES:100 Nutritious, Delicious, Family-Friendly Dishesis available wherever books are sold.

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Written by Juliet Schroder

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.

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