Share What’s Good: Cooking With My Girls

As a registered dietitian and mother, one of my passions is cooking with kids. Even before I had my own children, I often spoke to parents, teachers, and caregivers about the importance of bringing children into the kitchen and getting them involved in different steps of meal preparation. In fact, my first published book, We Can Cook: Introduce Your Child to the Joy of Cooking with 75 Simple Recipes and Activities, is a cookbook designed for young kids – ages 3 to 6 – to actively cook with t… read more »

Menu Plan Monday: Week of September 9, 2013

September is a busy month for most families. It’s back to school time and that means juggling multiple kids’ schedules, balancing work and being home in time for family meals, and finding time for all the fun fall activities like apple picking, harvest festivals, and nature walks to see the changing leaves. Now’s a good time for a reminder about the importance of planning meals in advance. Set aside some time every weekend to put together a menu and shopping list for the week. Get t… read more »

Rosh Hashana Foods Full of Symbolism

Tonight starts the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashana – literally “the head of the year.” Jews everywhere will be celebrating the start of the Jewish New Year with a celebratory meal including apples and honey, round challah – some with raisins, pomegranates, and a new fruit. It’s no secret that food is integral to Jewish celebrations, but what you may not know is just how much symbolism there is in all these foods we eat. For example, the roundness of the challah symbolize… read more »

Watermelon-Tomato Gazpacho {Recipe}

Now that Labor Day has passed and everyone has school, football games and tailgating on his or her mind, you may be shifting gears in the kitchen to start making more fall-friendly recipes. But before you do, use the last of the summer watermelon and  farmers market tomatoes to make this Nutritioulicious gazpacho. Traditionally, gazpacho is a tomato-based soup that is served cold, but you’ll find many varieties of this Spanish soup these days. The following recipe is adapted from Food &am… read more »

Staying Healthy at College: How to Beat the Freshman 15

This post was written by Rosemary Squires Most colleges are already back in session and that means study groups, football games, and parties are just around the corner. While older college students have had a couple of years experience learning how to navigate the all-you-can-eat dining hall, late night pizza runs, and tailgating parties, incoming freshman might be more focused on finding their way around their new school and making new friends. But most people have heard about the dreaded “Fr… read more »