Cooking with the Moms
Plant-based diets have received quite a bit of attention over the past few months ... from the growing popularity of Meatless Monday to the recommendation in the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans to eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and beans. A lot of what we at Meal Makeover Moms revolves around getting more of these foods onto the family table, so on this week's show, we share two new recipes featuring peanuts: Peanut Butter & Honey Noodles and Peanut Butter Chocolate Dip. We also unveil a new website from our friends at the National Peanut Board, The Skinny on Nuts, where consumers can go for the latest news on nut nutrition, family-friendly peanut and peanut butter recipes, and myths and truths about food allergies.
Direct download: moms-2011-03-30.mp3
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Have you ever said to yourself, "Gee, tonight I think I'll eat dinner with a blindfold on?" That thought never crossed Janice's mind until a few weeks ago when she joined 34 fellow members of the Massachusetts Dietetic Association for a Dining in the Dark event...and they did just that. The concept of eating in complete darkness started with a blind clergyman from Zurich named Jorge Spielmann. When guests ate dinner at his house they would wear blindfolds during the meal to show solidarity and to better understand Spielmann’s daily challenges. Guests felt the blindfolds heightened their sense of taste and smell and made their dining experience more enjoyable. On this week's Cooking with the Moms podcast, Janice shares her unusual dining adventure with Liz and welcomes dietitian Marci Anderson, to the show. Marci spoke at the Dining in the Dark dinner, and she joins us on Cooking with the Moms to explore the concept of mindful eating as a way for individuals and families to develop a healthy and positive relationship with food.
Direct download: moms-2011-03-23.mp3
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"Back in the day" when we went to college to study nutrition, the Internet, for all intents and purposes, did not exist, and there was no such thing as a blog. Today, there are well over 150 million blogs on the internet — featuring everything from food and nutrition to fitness and crafts — filled with countless (and we mean countless) photographs. Food photography wasn't a required class when we became registered dietitians, but as food bloggers, it's certainly a skill we need to know today. On this week's show, we're joined by professional food photographer, Gary Tardiff, who shares his tips and tricks for taking beautiful food photographs.
Direct download: moms-2011-03-16.mp3
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Today (March 9) is National Registered Dietitian Day, and to celebrate we feature Janice's nutrition mentor, Katherine Musgrave, who has been a dietitian for nearly 70 years! Janice recently attended a luncheon at the University of Maine honoring Katherine and shares the highlights on this week's show...including Katherine's advice on nutrition (it hasn't changed much in 70 years). On the show, we also serve up a recipe for Apple Blueberry Walnut Crisp.
Direct download: moms-2011-03-09.mp3
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We celebrate National Nutrition Month this week with a show dedicated to eating the colors of the rainbow. The theme of this year's National Nutrition Month – which, by the way is sponsored by the American Dietetic Association -- is Eat Right with Color...something especially important for kids who often prefer a beige-colored diet dominated by chicken nuggets, French fries, and macaroni and cheese. To explain why eating a colorful variety of foods is so important for good health and to share tips for getting more color on your family's table, we are joined by Melissa Halas-Liang, a dietitian, mom, and the mastermind behind the amazing website, Super Kids Nutrition.
Direct download: moms-2011-03-02.mp3
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