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From Pasta to Pulses: Boosting Kids’ Intake

Disclaimer: I am a member of Barilla’s Pasta Advisory Council. As always, all opinions are my own. Read my disclosure statement here. If you want to prepare nutritious and enjoyable family meals, including pasta and pulses can be a great move. Not only do these foods help your children meet… Read More

Celebrate Carbonara Day!

Disclaimer: I am a member of the Passion for Pasta Advisory Council (Barilla). As always, all opinions are my own. Read my disclosure statement here. It’s Carbonara Day! Pasta, the ultimate comfort food. What’s not to love? Today—April 6th—is #CarbonaraDay. To celebrate this classic dish, here’s a recipe from Barilla’s… Read More

Healthy, Happy Pregnancy Cookbook

If you or someone you know is pregnant, here’s a great new cookbook to help anyone experiencing the joys and occasional discomforts of pregnancy stay nourished and satisfied. Healthy, Happy Pregnancy Cookbook (Atria Books, September 27, 2016) by registered dietitians Stephanie Clarke and Willow Jarosh provides 125 tempting—and tested—recipes. Instead… Read More

Cheesy Chicken Fajitas

Looking for a quick and easy family meal? Here’s one for chicken fajitas from my book, Feed Your Family Right (John Wiley & Sons, Inc).  Cheesy Chicken Fajitas  This is one of my signature dishes that all my boys (including my husband) love. It’s so easy to prepare, with few… Read More

Got Fiber? 5 Ways to Add 5 Extra Grams to Your Diet

This wonderful guest post comes courtesy of registered dietitian nutritionist Liz Weiss of Meal Makeover Moms’ Kitchen. Fiber is a critical component of a healthy diet. Consuming the recommended 25 to 38 grams each day is good for digestion, lowers blood cholesterol, keeps blood sugar in check, and plays a… Read More

It’s National Spaghetti Day! 2 Recipes to Celebrate

Disclaimer: I am a member of the Passion for Pasta Advisory Council (Barilla). As always, all opinions are my own. Read my disclosure statement here. If you think you can’t eat pasta, think again! The key is to keep portions small and to pair it with colorful produce and lean… Read More

Dill Freekeh + Roasted Carrot Salad & Roasted Greek Eggplant w/Feta

With the change in weather, you’ll likely enjoy adding some new dishes or ingredients to your family menu. To help you do just that, I’m happy to share two great recipes from the brand new book, The All-Natural Diabetes Cookbook, 2nd Edition by the fabulous and creative registered dietitian nutritionist… Read More

Favorite Fall foods (Part 3): Apples and Butternut Squash

In this third and final installment of my three-part “Favorite Fall Foods” series you’ll find two delicious picks—apples and butternut squash—from cookbook author and culinary instructor Robyn Webb. Learn why she loves these fall foods and how to use them to create appealing and nutritious meals you and your family… Read More

Favorite Fall Foods (Part 2): Eggplant and Beets

In this second installment of my three-part “Favorite Fall Foods” series you’ll find two picks from a real triple threat expert, registered dietitian nutritionist, chef and cookbook author Jackie Newgent. Read on to learn why Jackie loves eggplant and beets, two colorful and tasty fall foods.  EGGPLANT The start of… Read More

Favorite Fall Foods: Sweet Potatoes & Cranberries

Welcome to the first installment of my three part “Favorite Fall Foods” series. This week’s picks for favorite fall foods—sweet potatoes and cranberries—come courtesy of registered dietitian nutritionist and certified natural chef Rachel Begun. Read on to learn why Begun loves these two foods. You’ll also find two of her… Read More