Cooking with the Moms

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! 

Direct download: moms-2015-10-28.mp3
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. 

Direct download: moms-2015-10-14.mp3
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

Direct download: moms-2015-09-30.mp3
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. 

Direct download: moms-2015-09-09.mp3
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.

Direct download: moms-2015-08-26.mp3
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. 

Direct download: moms-2015-07-29.mp3
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.

Direct download: moms-2015-07-08.mp3
Category:Cooking -- posted at: 6:23pm EDT

We're all for food trends, especially when those trends have the potential for bringing a BIG nutritional benefit to your family's diet. Smoothie bowls are all the rage; they're like smoothies, but instead of sipping them with a straw, you scoop them with a spoon. Perfect for breakfast or a snack, anything goes when it comes to what you put inside the bowl ... and on top. On this week's show, we serve up two smoothie bowl recipes: Purple Power Smoothie Bowls and Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie Bowls

Direct download: moms-2015-06-24.mp3
Category:Cooking -- posted at: 4:59pm EDT

Now that summer is in full swing, fire up your backyard grill and give our newest recipe for Grilled Salmon and Veggies with California Avocado Sauce a try. This easy-does-it recipe brings big big flavors and a boatload of good nutrition to any summer gathering. On this week's show, we dish about summer entertaining and share our favorite ways to incorporate avocados into our diets. 

Direct download: moms-2015-06-10.mp3
Category:Cooking -- posted at: 4:07pm EDT

First there was quinoa; then there were chia seeds; and now hemp seeds have made their way into The Meal Makeover Moms' Kitchen. It took us a while to jump on the hemp seed bandwagon, but now that we're on it, we can't get off. Tune into this week's show for our Chocolate-and-Hemp-Smothered Frozen Banana Bites and for news on our new affiliate partnership with THRIVE Market where you can get hefty discounts on your favorite natural and organic pantry staples. 

Direct download: moms-2015-06-03.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:54pm EDT