Cooking with the Moms

Most of us eat the majority of our protein at dinner, but experts now say that you'll build and maintain the most muscle if you spread your protein intake throughout the day. To that end, getting 20 to 30 grams of protein at every meal---breakfast, lunch, and dinner---is your best bet. Joining us on the show this week is protein expert, Chris Mohr, PhD, RD who talks a lot about creative and delicious ways to get more protein at your morning meal. And we weigh in too with our new recipe for Protein Power Breakfast Parfaits made with lowfat cottage cheese (or Greek yogurt), nuts, fruit, and high-protein cereal. And if you're wondering if it's okay to add protein powder to your smoothie or if protein plays a role in weight control, we'll be ready to answer all of those questions too. 

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Category:Cooking -- posted at: 2:21pm EST

Nearly 80 million Americans have prediabetes, which puts them at risk for developing type 2 diabetes---a disease with horrible consequences like blindness, kidney failure, and blood vessel damage. To prevent and reverse prediabetes, we invited registered dietitian, Hillary Wright, to join us on the show to share a healthy, diabetes-friendly recipe for Chicken Veggie Stir Fry with brown rice and her best-ever tips for eating and exercising for diabetes prevention. Hillary just released her book, The Pre-Diabetes Diet Plan and we're giving away a copy on the blog! Whether you have diabetes or know someone at risk, this is the show to you. No one is immune from type 2 diabetes, and the number of kids with this condition is rising due to obesity. 

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Category:Cooking -- posted at: 9:08am EST

If you're not already obsessed with the Middle Eastern-inspired recipes from chef Yotam Ottolenghi, you will be after you listen to this week's show. Ottolenghi is one of the most famous chefs and cookbook authors in the western world, and we love his flavor-filled recipes and the way he takes vegetables from ho-hum to spectacular. Ottolenghi was not a guest on the show (though we did invite him), so Liz's friend Suzanne subbed in! Suzanne is even more enamored with Ottolenghi than we are. On the show, we share a recipe for honey roasted rainbow carrots, which was inspired from a recipe in Plenty More, and we dish about an Ottolenghi-themed dinner party Liz and Suzanne just threw featuring recipes like Salmon Steaks in Chraimeh Sauce and Couscous with Dried Apricots and Butternut Squash. 

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Category:Cooking -- posted at: 9:46pm EST