Cooking with the Moms
What are your favorite go-to family dinners? For Tina Ruggiero, a fellow dietitian, friend, and author of The Truly Healthy Family Cookbook, it's recipes like All-Star Kale and Potato Frittata, Caribbean Sammy, The Marvelous Mediterranean, and Best Pesto Scramble. Tina is a creative cook whose goal with the new book is to inspire moms (and dads) everywhere to bring new foods and flavors to the family table. We interviewed Tina on this week's show for some fresh mealtime ideas ... and shared a few of our own.
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Our show this week features random musings about the great restaurants we've been to lately, our Thanksgiving dinners complete with sweet potato casseroles and Brussels sprouts (Brussels sprouts are the new black), Liz's trip to the Chicago area for a tour of the new Kraft headquarters and an insider look at their new-and-improved Singles, and a recipe for Tuscan Ham & Cheese Melts. When we said the show was random, we meant it!
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Looking for ways to indulge on your favorite Thanksgiving side dishes without feeling like a stuffed bird at the end of the meal? On this week's show, we have 10 better-for-you side dish recipes that are lower in fat and calories than their traditional counterparts. And they're made with wholesome and natural ingredients and they taste just as good as the "real" thing! Tune in for our Pecan-Topped Sweet Potato Casserole, an artichoke appetizer that's out of this world, and lots more.
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Sensible shoes...professional attire...business cards...check. On October 18th we packed our bags and flew to Houston, TX for the annual Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). We met up with thousands of fellow Registered Dietitian Nutritionists from across the country where we learned about the latest news on nutrition and human health and sampled the newest nutrient-rich food products to hit supermarkets. Tune in to this week's podcast for all the highlights.
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Living in New England has its ups and downs. Yes, it's cold and snowy in the winter, and sometimes getting from our sleepy suburbs to the city of Boston can take what seems like hours (the traffic!), but when autumn rolls around, we couldn't be happier. The leaves change their color from green to orange, yellow, and red and our farmers' markets come alive with the best fall has to offer: crisp, local apples, squash, and pumpkins of every size and shape imaginable. So on this week's show, we celebrate pumpkins and our love for this incredibly nutrient-rich fruit. We have three recipes to share: Pumpkin Waffles, Pumpkin Banana Smoothie, and Healthy Halloween Pumpkin Cupcakes.
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Janice was born in New England, but two of her sisters live in the Pacific Northwest. That's why she goes out there a few times each year. Recently, Janice traveled to Olympia, WA for the wedding of her niece, Jen. On this week's show, we dish about Janice's Northwest foodie adventures and share two recipes that her sister, Lori, made while Janice was out there: Kale and Berry Health Shake and Cowboy Caviar, a vegetarian side dish made with avocado, black-eyed peas, corn, cilantro, and bell pepper.
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It's been a few weeks since we launched our new recipe app, Meal Makeovers. We hope those of you who've downloaded it—it's available on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch—are using it in good health! On this week's show, we tell you all about the app, and we share our latest app and blog recipe for Autumn Apple Quinoa Salad. The great thing about this recipe is that it's nutritious thanks to the quinoa, apples, walnuts, dried cranberries, and Cheddar cheese as well as versatile (serve it as a lunch box or dinner side dish), gluten free, and incredibly delicious.
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Fish sticks are an all-time kid favorite, but many of the frozen, store-bought brands seem to have more breading than fish. To add better health to fish sticks, we make them from Asian Salmon Sticks from scratch using salmon—rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fats, and our light coating is so yummy and crispy, your kids may actually think they're eating chicken fingers! We share the recipe on this week's podcast and also dish about another new salmon-inspired recipe for Eggy Salmon Scramble (available only on our Meal Makeovers app). Getting more seafood into the family diet just got a whole lot easier.
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In our last podcast, we tackled school lunches. On this week's show, we shift our culinary focus to better-for-you lunch box snacks including a new recipe for Honey, I Love You Bars made with oats, wheat germ, dates, almonds, eggs, and honey. We also dish about our top 7 Smart Snacking Tips for Lunch Boxes and share lots of other snacking ideas from fellow moms and dietitians.
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Packing lunch boxes day after day can start to feel like a chore pretty quickly, and there's just so many ways you can serve peanut butter and jelly before the kids get bored. To the rescue is dietitian, Katie Morford, author of the new cookbook, Best Lunch Box Ever. We spoke to Katie on this week's show about tips for packing kid-friendly lunches that won't get traded and ideas for everything from sandwiches, salads and pinwheels to fruit and veggie sides to goodies. On the show, we share two recipes: Sweetie Pie Quesadilla and Waffle Iron Grilled Cheese.
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