An Apple A Day

Get Kids in the Kitchen!

Do you want your kids to eat healthier?  Eat more fruit and vegetables? Get them in the kitchen! Even the USDA agrees with getting kids involved at any age, and here’s why: Quality time spent with kids and their parents/caregivers. Opportunity for kids to learn about and develop an appreciation for cooking. Kids are more Read More

Introduce Ancient Grains

One of the popular nutrition trends for 2014 is returning to ancient grains such as spelt, amaranth, quinoa, millet and kamut.  If you are a big white or brown rice eater, give one of these try instead.   These “super” grains have health benefits that refined grains do not contain and are easy substitutes in many Read More

New Year’s Goals

Having a hard time keeping those New Years goals?  When it comes to nutrition, make sure your goals are attainable by being prepared.  Fill your cupboards and frig with easy-to-grab snacks that you’ve made in advance and write down your weekly meals (dinner at the least) on a dry erase board on the side of Read More

Cookie Cutter Fun!

Breaking out the holiday cookie cutters for the season?  Think outside the box on other ways to use those adorable shapes other than cookies.  Make pancakes, egg muffins or use them to cut out holiday shapes in your kiddies sandwich, fresh fruit or cheese!  You can also use them in some creative non-food ways. Make Read More

Preparing For Turkey Day

When buying a turkey for Thanksgiving this year, plan on 1 pound per person when choosing a size.  If you want extra leftovers, choose 1.25 pounds per person and whatever you don’t eat – freeze for a later date!  Fresh or frozen turkey? If you are buying a fresh turkey, be sure to order in Read More

Quick Honey Mustard Chicken

Want a recipe where you don’t need to measure anything?  Try this!  You can’t really screw it up if you put too much or too little… I made a batch of Homemade Honey Mustard dressing this week for a Waldorf Chicken Salad, and wanted to use it for a marinade.  I had 6 skinless chicken Read More

Egg Pizza Breakfast

Pizza for breakfast??  Well not exactly… But I am in love with this breakfast!  I always have a batch of hard boiled eggs on hand and putting it together like a “pizza” is absolutely delicious, filling and nutritious!  Great way to start off the day!  There are so many versions you can do with this, Read More

Quick Honey Mustard Waldorf Chicken Salad

Traditionally a Waldorf salad is made from apples, walnuts, celery, and mayonnaise.  But we are going to step it up a notch and make this salad more nutrient dense by replacing the mayo with a homemade honey mustard dressing, and adding more goodies to it.

Whole Grain Strawberry Banana Bread

I was so excited when someone brought this recipe to a recent “dinner party for kids” playdate.  The timing was perfect as I was making and freezing a bunch of recipes to have on hand for when baby #2 arrives.  I love my other banana bread recipes, but I wanted something different to try and Read More

Dressed Up Apple Salad

I was first introduced to this salad when I came on board as a sports dietitian for The Core Diet many years ago.  I was like, “why didn’t I think of that?”  Its all ingredients you have probably had in the past, but these flavors and how its prepared (dicing etc…) really gels everything together.  Read More