Cooking with the Moms
It's hard to believe Memorial Day is this Monday (!!), and just in case the weatherman doesn't cooperate, we decided to create a veggie-topped burger recipe using our indoor grills. The recipe is made with ground beef and grilled red bell pepper and red onion ... and it's topped with super-flavorful basil pesto. Oh yes, and of course, it's served on a whole wheat hamburger bun. We share our juicy burger recipe on this week's Cooking with the Moms podcast, and we also announce our latest giveaway for a George Foreman Grill and exciting news about a recipe contest that we will be judging. Indoor grilling makes good nutrition easy because the fat drips away. In fact, Expect to lose 42% of the fat when you cook 80/20 ground beef on an indoor grill.
Direct download: moms-2011-05-25.mp3
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Are you a fan of the hit NBC show, The Biggest Loser? Whether you watch the show or not, you'll want to tune into this week's podcast for our interview with The Biggest Loser dietitian, Cheryl Forberg. Cheryl has been with The Biggest Loser since the show's beginning...11 seasons ago. She's contributed to a number of books in the "Biggest Loser" series, including The Biggest Loser Simple Swaps, and she's just written a new cookbook, Flavor First: Cut Calories and Boost Flavor with 75 Delicious, All Natural Recipes. Cheryl answers weight loss questions from our friends and fans and takes us behind the scenes for a glimpse into the diets of the contestants.
Direct download: moms-2011-05-18.mp3
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The Mediterranean diet -- rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, seafood, nuts, legumes, and olive oil -- is one of our favorite styles of eating. It's naturally nutritious, and the flavors are irresistible and kid friendly. So when our friends at Oldways told us that May was Mediterranean Diet Month, we decided to get in on the action. To learn all about it, we invited Sara Baer-Sinnott, President of Oldways, to join us for a Mediterranean-inspired lunch of Make-Your-Own Veggie Pita Pizzas and be a guest on the show.
Direct download: moms-2011-05-11.mp3
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If cooking dinner for your family night after night feels like a chore, be sure to tune into this week's podcast for our interview with Heidi Lewerenz and Kay Pickar, The Freezer Divas. With seven kids between them, these busy moms from Wisconsin have devised a system where they get together every six to eight weeks to cook and freeze dozens of meals between them. Their freezer cooking frenzy saves time and money, and the result is freezers filled with hearty, family-friendly meals that are always at the ready. During the show, we share their tips as well as a recipe for Spicy Sausage, Beans & Rice.
Direct download: moms-2011-05-04.mp3
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