Healthy Recipe: Oven Baked Chicken & Chickpea Meatballs

Healthy Recipe: Oven Baked Chicken & Chickpea Meatballs

As toddlers, my kids used to call these “chi-chi meatballs”, because it was too difficult to say “chicken and chickpeas”. One thing that was not too hard, was finishing them off. This is a fairly easy take on meatballs, using … Continue reading

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Family Approved: Heart-Healthy, Lower-Sodium Recipes

Family Approved: Heart-Healthy, Lower-Sodium Recipes

This is a guest blog post by Janelle Peralez Gunn, MPH, RD It’s the middle of the work week AND our school schedule is in full swing. Work meetings. Project deadlines. Gymnastics practice. Homework. Dinner? Amidst the craziness of pushing … Continue reading

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Try This! Chilled Pomegranate Soup [Recipe]

Try This! Chilled Pomegranate Soup [Recipe]

This chilled soup is actually a dessert. The sweet and tart pomegranate juice serves as host to slippery tapioca and crunchy pomegranate arils, a combination that’s sure to create a party in your mouth. This is a visually appealing dish … Continue reading

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A Simple Trick to Rescue Wilted Greens

A Simple Trick to Rescue Wilted Greens

Wilted greens are the result of dehydration of the plant’s cells as well as enzyme activity that beaks down cell walls. A quick and easy way to revive your lettuce, cilantro, or baby greens is to soak them in ice-cold … Continue reading

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Six Ways to Improve Your On-the-Road Breakfast

Six Ways to Improve Your On-the-Road Breakfast

Many hotels and motels include breakfast as part of the package. These free breakfasts are a dangerous place for a healthy diet. Here is some simple advice to help you make the best of what some experts call the most … Continue reading

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5 Quick and Healthy Breakfast Alternatives to Cereal

5 Quick and Healthy Breakfast Alternatives to Cereal

Cereal with milk is the de-facto American breakfast in a majority of households. it’s easy to prepare, fast, and, combined with milk, provides a supposedly nutritious start to the day. However, most cereals tend to be high in added sugars … Continue reading

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An Eggplant Ratatouille Your Kids Will Love

An Eggplant Ratatouille Your Kids Will Love

If your kids are like mine, they may have enjoyed Ratatouille, the movie, but when it comes to actually eating a French vegetable stew, it’s thumbs down. Luckily, we stumbled upon a long lost family recipe that had all 3 … Continue reading

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Try This Strange Vegetable in Tomato Sauce

Try This Strange Vegetable in Tomato Sauce

Okra (known in other countries as bamia, bindi, ladies’ fingers, or gumbo) is an interesting vegetable. Popular in the south, but rarely seen in the rest of the US, this goo-filled green is considered a delicacy when breaded and deep … Continue reading

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Broccoli 2.0 – Enjoy the Stems

Broccoli 2.0 – Enjoy the Stems

Broccoli is one of the top symbols of healthy food, and has been for generations. While many of today’s children are being taught at an early age to appreciate the delicate broccoli florets, there is one part of this healthy … Continue reading

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The Greek Yogurt Kitchen

The Greek Yogurt Kitchen

Toby Amidor is a registered dietitian that loves her Greek yogurt so much that she dedicated an entire book of recipes to this Mediterranean wonder. Her new cookbook, The Greek Yogurt Kitchen, is out today. We asked Toby for a … Continue reading

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