Cooking with the Moms

The most popular day for picnics in the United States is July 4th, so we're just in time with this roundup of healthy and delicious picnic-friendly recipes. On this week's show, we serve up our Watermelon Strawberry Punch, Blueberry Banana S'mores, and six other must-make summer recipes from fellow food bloggers around the web. Whether you like your picnics beachside, lakeside, or at your neighborhood playground, the key is to pack along refreshing sides, mains, and desserts your family will love.

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What's your biggest dinnertime dilemma? Lack of time and resources? Picky eaters who refuse what you've made? Mealtime boredom? Fellow dietitian, Sally Kuzemchak is here to the rescue with her new book, Cooking Light Dinnertime Survival Guide. The book is filled with real-world tips for getting healthy meals on the table night after night and recipes kids will love. On the show, we dish about Sally's recipes for Pasta Primavera with Zucchini, Cherry Tomatoes, and Ricotta and Asian Lettuce Wraps.

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Last week Liz traveled to Zurich and the surrounding countryside with her mom, two sisters, and brother-in-law where breathtaking views greeted them at every turn and Swiss chocolates, brezels, and local produce--everything from strawberries to green and white asparagus--treated their taste buds. Liz shares all the delicious highlights on this week's show along with a new recipe for Springtime Asparagus Quiche.

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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!

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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.

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