Cooking with the Moms
"Kid" foods – frozen chicken nuggets, hot dogs, mac & cheese, and fish sticks – may be easy to prepare but there's a catch: Many contain high amounts of sodium and saturated and are also nutritional lightweights, lacking fiber and important nutrients children need in order to thrive and grow. Dietitians Janice & Liz cook up Coconut Chicken Fingers and Cheesy Fish Sticks from scratch and offer tips for spotting the best frozen and boxed kid convenience foods on the market.
Coconut Chicken Fingers
Cheesy Fish Sticks
Direct download: moms-2008-08-27.mp3
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For lots of families, it's back-to-school time for the kids. And with back to school comes the daily challenge of packing lunches. What you stuff into that lunch box or brown bag can have a positive impact on your children's diets, providing important nutrients to help them grown and to do better in school. In this show, Janice and Liz feature two sandwich recipes, BLT Makeover and A Sub to Love, and offer tips for getting more bone-building calcium into the family diet.
BLT Makeover
A Sub to Love
Kids & Calcium tip sheet
Direct download: moms-2008-08-20.mp3
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One of the biggest barriers to cooking healthy meals at home is the fact that many recipes take too much time to prepare. No wonder your local pizza shop is on speed dial! Dietitians Janice & Liz show busy families how to get in and out of the kitchen quickly with two homemade, kid-friendly dinners: Tortellini with Broccoli Pesto and Cutie Quiche Cakes. They also share tips for streamlining your time in the kitchen by cooking as efficiently as a restaurant chef.
Tortellini with Broccoli Pesto
Cutie Quiche Cakes
Kitchen Shortcuts from the Meal Makeover Moms
Direct download: moms-2008-08-13.mp3
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In this week's edition of Cooking with the Moms, Liz and Janice serve up three homemade popsicles brimming with good nutrition: Watermelon Pomegranate Pops, Banana Fudgsicle, and Orange Creamsicle. They also give the classic ice cream sundae a makeover and share fun facts about ice cream consumption.
Super Sundae with Strawberries
Watermelon Pomegranate Pops
Chocolaty Banana Pops
Orange Creamsicle Pops
Direct download: moms-2008-08-06.mp3
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