Cooking with the Moms
On today's show, we ring in the New Year with recipes and tips for sticking to your New Year's Resolutions. Of course we don't know what your resolutions are but we can take a guess! Getting fit, losing weight, eating right, and encouraging picky eaters to try new foods are some of the most popular ones we hear about. To help families eat right in 2009, we have a recipe for Confetti Chicken Wraps a healthy alternative to fast food (because it's super fast) and Smooshed Sweet Potatoes, a kid-friendly dish that's sure to help everyone get more veggies on the table.
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We take a reflective look back at 2008 and dish about our favorite recipe makeovers, restaurant meals, and new food products as well as our most exciting food adventures – can you believe Liz's son Josh caught an 8-pound lobster in Maine? We also share our predictions for the top 2009 food & nutrition trends including omega-3s, vitamin D, sodium, and sustainability.
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Now that the days are shorter and the weather is colder, we’re spending more time in the kitchen cooking up hearty dinners for our families. To keep you warm, well nourished and well fed this winter, try our "Mom the House Smells Great" Roasted Chicken and our Lazy Day Beef & Vegetable Soup. The aroma of the chicken will entice even the pickiest of eater to the table, and the slow cooker soup is so easy and tasty that everyone in your family is sure to love it.
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There's nothing better than getting together with family and friends to swap holiday cookies. Even though we're dietitians, when it comes to holiday treats, our attitude is more elf than scrooge. That said, however, we can never resist the opportunity to give the sweetest, most gooey goodies a healthy makeover. In this show, we offer tips for hosting a holiday cookie swap and share two of our favorite recipe makeovers: Ginger Drizzle Cookies and Peppermint Meringue Snowballs (which are perfect for people on a gluten-free diet).
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The traditional diets of the Mediterranean are naturally delicious and naturally nutritious. People who live in countries like Italy, Spain, Turkey, France, and Morocco have lower rates of heart disease and live longer thanks to their super-healthy diets. Foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, beans, olive oil, and seafood make up the diet … foods everyone, adults and kids alike, can easily enjoy. In this show, we have two Mediterranean-inspired recipes, Potato Ole Omelet and Walnut Cannellini Wraps, as well as lots of ideas for adding more Mediterranean foods to your family's diet.
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On today's show, we're hitting the holiday party scene with healthy and delicious nibbles. Our first recipe for Sugar & Spice Pecans is lower in sugar than most spiced nut recipes out there, and it's packed with heart-healthy fats. Our second hard-to-resist nibble is for Mini Mango Cheesecakes which your family and friends are guaranteed to love. Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season! Be sure to check it out.
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Today, we're talking turkey with lots of tips for eating healthy during the holiday season, even when temptation lurks around every corner. And speaking of tempting, we have two terrific recipes your family and friends are sure to love: Rosemary Roasted Turkey and Maple Pecan Carrots. When you click the links to Rosemary Roasted Turkey and Maple Pecan Carrots, you'll find the written recipes along with a video of preparing each one! Be sure to check it out.
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Food prices may be on the rise but it's still possible to feed your family a super-nutritious diet ... for less. On today's show, we have two easy recipes that cost less than $2.50 per serving: Skillet Pasta & Beef Dinner and Sunflower Zucchini Pie. Also on the show -- tips for saving money at the supermarket, and a list of our Top 8 Money Saving Must-Haves to keep food budgets low and the health-factor high.
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Soups are a quintessential comfort food. At their best, soups are swift, simple, and soothing. But, they can also be way too high in salt thanks to the canned broth products and bouillon cubes often called for in recipes. To lighten things up while boosting the nutrients in every serving, we created two family-friendly recipes for today's show: A-Plus Alphabet Soup and Carroty Lentil Soup with Bacon. We also have some great tips for choosing the best canned and prepared soups at the supermarket. Some are definitely better than others!
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If you think fast meals mean a dinner of fast food, takeout, or pizza, we'll prove that even if you have no more than five minutes to spare, it's still possible – not impossible -- to get a super healthy meal on the table. In this show, we whip up two five-minute recipes: Last-Minute Black Bean Soups and Meatball Submarines. We also take you into our kitchens for the inside scoop on some of our favorite healthy convenience ingredients.
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