Cooking with the Moms (cooking)

People with diabetes can essentially eat the same foods as everyone else, though it's important they pay especially close attention to their total daily carbohydrate consumption. The same tenants of a healthy diet apply to all: Eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and calcium-rich dairy; also, maintain a healthy weight and keep a watchful eye on sodium. On this week's show, we explore the latest diabetes diet recommendations with dietitian and chef, Jackie Newgent, dish about her latest cookbook, The With our Without {Meat} Cookbook, and dig into two of her recipes: Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Mushroom Sauce and Szechuan Edamame.

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Getting kids to try, eat, and love vegetables can be a challenge, especially when they're finicky about the foods that cross their lips. But when children are allowed to play with their food, it's amazing what they'll happily eat. On this week's show, we dish about a program called, Kids Cooking Green, share recipes for White Bean & Roasted Garlic Dip and Liza's Delicious Dipping Sauce, and serve up clever tips for getting kids to eat more vegetables.

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We love cooking with heart-healthy oils, which is why we often turn to canola oil. On this week's show, we dispel common myths about canola oil and share two new recipes: Mini Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins and Japanese Sesame Slaw made with broccoli slaw. Tune in to find out how canola compares to other popular cooking oils and how it's harvested and produced.

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Even though we're months away from summer, we're talking tomatoes on this week's show. Tune in for valuable tomato tips, new recipes for Rustic Tomato and Cheese Pie and adorable Chicken Salad Tomato Bites, and find out why our families are eating a lot of tomatoes now despite the tundra-like weather outside!

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March is National Nutrition Month, and this year's theme is, Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right. On this week's radio podcast, we share tips for improving your family's diet and serve up two new and nutritious recipes that will have you thinking green: Sweet Pea Soup and Light & Lemony Tuna Noodle Casserole. And no, this is NOT the tuna noodle casserole of your youth. We promise!

Direct download: moms-2014-03-12.mp3
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The city of Amsterdam is home to Rembrandt, the Anne Frank House, more bicycles than people, tulips, spectacular cheese chops (Gouda anyone!?), the best Dutch apple pie ever, a food scene that embraces local and sustainably grown produce, and a place where a growing number of chefs has declared themselves, "ambassadors for nature." (We love that.) Recently, we traveled to the quaint Dutch capital for Food 3000, an annual educational meeting for food and nutrition communicators. We dished all about our adventures on this week's show, so enjoy!

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The Fountain of Youth may seem too good to be true, but you can get one step closer if you follow the plan laid out in Younger Next Week, a new book written by dietitian, Elisa Zied. In the book, Elisa outlines some of the habits that sabotage vitality, reveals the Vital Foods that defy aging, and shares the Vital Moves to keep you feeling young. On the show, we also cook up a recipe from the book for Asian Peanut Chicken, brimming with anti-aging antioxidants. Tune in for Elisa's secrets and a chance to win a copy of Younger Next Week.

Direct download: moms-2014-02-12.mp3
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When it comes to the many outstanding health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids and the best food and supplement sources out there, you may have a lot of questions. Now, thanks to this week's show, we're serving up the answers. Joining us on the show is nutrition consultant, Melanie Zook, MA, RD, founder of Fresh Start Nutrition and expert extraordinaire when it comes to all things omega. On the show, Melanie brings us up to speed on the latest omega-3 research, offers a list of the best food sources, and shares insight into supplementation. For our part, we deliver a new recipe for Triple-Omega Crispy Shrimp, a nutrient-rich finger food you and your kiddos will love. (We also have a giveaway for a free phone consult with Melanie and $100.00 worth of Nordic Naturals omega-3 supplements!)

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