Cooking with the Moms

We've been obsessed with smoothie bowls since the summer when their popularity exploded on Instagram, and we've been obsessed with adult coloring books since they became top sellers on Amazon. And now we've combined our love of smoothie bowls and adult (and kid) coloring with the release of our new book: The Smoothie Bowl Coloring Cookbook: Healthy Recipes and Playful Mandala Food Designs for Kids and Adults! In the book, you'll find recipes for Wild Blueberry Blast Smoothie Bowl, Pretty Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl, Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie Bowl, Frozen Raspberry & Mango Smoothie Bowl, Avocado Key Lime Pie Smoothie Bowl, Peanut Power Smoothie Bowl, Tropical Twist Smoothie Bowl, and more. Tune in to hear all about our recipes, coloring pages, and the super foods we used in the recipes. And find out how to download your FREE copy of the cookbook

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Category:Cooking -- posted at: 3:53pm EDT

Winter squash is a nutrient-rich fruit (that's right, a fruit!) that's harvested in the fall and consumed all winter long. Our favorite varieties include pumpkin, spaghetti squash, acorn squash, butternut squash, and delicata. For this week's show, we feature recipes for Taco-Topped Spaghetti Squash Bowls and Pumpkin Turkey Chili ... and we also share our most mega recipe roundup ever! On the blog, we have 40-plus winter squash recipes from some of the top food and nutrition bloggers on the web. From muffins and main meals to soups and desserts, be sure to check out all the recipe links on Meal Makeover Moms' Kitchen

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Category:Cooking -- posted at: 4:23pm EDT

There are many ways to savor sweet maple syrup beyond the traditional topping for pancakes. On this week's show, we interview Katie Webster, author of the sweet new cookbook, Maple: 100 sweet and savory recipes featuring pure maple syrup. Katie explains how maple trees are tapped, how to incorporate maple into everything from dinners to desserts, how to replace refined white sugar with pure maple syrup, and she shares her delicious recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Thigh Hot Pot

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Category:Cooking -- posted at: 2:06pm EDT

What does your family love best for breakfast? Pancakes or French toast? On this week's show, we dig into that question with two new recipes: Pumpkin Maple Pancakes and Blueberry Banana French Toast in a Mug. On the show, we're also joined by Josh Funk, author of the adorable new illustrated children's book, Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast. This tasty tale follows two delicious characters, Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast, as they race through a food-filled fridge to find the last drop of Maple Syrup. You won't want to miss this hilarious show or the giveaway of Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast! 

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Category:Cooking -- posted at: 1:04pm EDT

Every year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics hosts FNCE, the Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo. This year it was in Nashville, and we were there to soak in the music, southern charm, and the latest food trends and nutrition news. From vegetarian sources of protein (i.e. pasta made with beans!) to probiotics to sprouted grains and seeds, the themes of this year's conference were simple, wholesome, and plant based. Trends tracker and the voice behind the blog, Nutrition Unplugged, Janet Helm, MS, RD, joins us on the show to discuss the latest food news and to chat about some of the lectures we attended. David Katz, MD shed light on the world's "best" diet and celebrity chef, Marcus Samuellson talked about eating with a spiritual compass. Tune in to this week's show for so much more. 

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Category:Cooking -- posted at: 12:05pm EDT

Move over Granny Smith. Watch out Macintosh. There's a new apple variety in town called Ambrosia, and consumers love it because it's naturally sweet, crispy, and juicy. It tastes like honey !You can snack on Ambrosia apples out of hand or use them in a variety of recipes --- everything from Autumn Egg Salad and Apple, Bacon and Maple Syrup Flatbread Pizza to luscious crisps. On this week's show, Liz travels to Wenatchee, WA to learn how Ambrosia apples are grown, hand picked, and shipped to supermarkets across the U.S. (and the world!). Websites of interest relating to the show include the following: Liz's recap of the tripMySweetAmbrosia.com, CMI.com, Cave B Estate Winery, Pybus Public Market, Silvara Winery

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Category:Cooking -- posted at: 7:06am EDT

Who needs a "recipe" when you can prepare healthy, homemade meals from scratch with what's on hand! On this week's show, we share our favorite no-recipe recipes including a grilled portobello mushroom stuffed with sauteed zucchini and then topped with a cooked egg --- and we share recipes from our Facebook fans too. Tune in for lots of fresh ideas for your family. 

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Category:Cooking -- posted at: 4:23pm EDT

Kids across the country are heading back to school, so we’re here to the rescue with a lineup of healthy snack recipes to tame their tummies in the afternoon. On the show, we share our MMM recipes for Super Strawberry Yogurt Pops and Peanut Butter Banana Yogurt Dip as well as a roundup of nutritious recipes from fellow dietitian bloggers: Baked Oatmeal Squares with Cherries, Almond Butter and Jelly Energy Bites, Hidden Honey Bars, Gluten Free No Bake Tropical Quinoa Energy Balls, Blueberry Yogurt Muffins, Cookie Dough Bites, Smoky Rosemary Snack Mix, Pear & Mozzarella Melt, Vanilla Banana Blueberry Frozen Pie Pops, Sweet Potato Banana Bites, Veggie & Bean Quinoa Bites, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Dip, Raspberry Muffins, Pumpkin 'N' Apple-Y Yogurt Parfait, Apple Peanut Butter Pops.

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Category:Cooking -- posted at: 8:07am EDT

We dig beets especially when they're roasted and served as a side dish ... or added to smoothies, salads, and even meatballs. On this week's show, we dish about the nutritional benefits of beets, explain how to roast them and how to cook up the mild-flavored greens, and we share three new recipes: Strawberry and Beet Smoothies, Turkey Beetballs, and Beet Green Omelets. On the show, we also share a Youtube link on how to make the perfect omelet, hosted by Jamie Oliver. 

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Category:Cooking -- posted at: 10:32am EDT

Got picky eaters? Your mealtime woes are about to end thanks to an oh-so-cool kitchen gadget: the spiralizer. Getting kids excited about eating their vegetables can be easy, especially when you turn carrots, zucchini, sweet potatoes, cucumbers, and even beets into noodles! With the spiralizer, everyday vegetables get turned into adorable, impossible-to-resist curly noodles. On this week's show, we dig into the spiralizer craze, chat about the equipment you'll need to turn veggies into noodles, and share two new recipes: Cucumber and Carrot "Noodle" Salad and Zoodle and Carrot Lo Mein. While many spiralizer recipes are gluten-free, vegan, and paleo, we're more excited about the craze because it makes veggies just so darn fun to eat. If you'd like to purchase our favorite spiralizer, check out the Paderno World Cuisine Tri-Blade Spiralizer.

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Category:Cooking -- posted at: 6:23pm EDT