Nutrition Tips

Get Kids Cooking

I wrote this post as a participant in the Eat, Play, Love blog carnival hosted by Meals Matter and Dairy Council of California to share ideas on positive and fun ways to teach children healthy eating habits. A list of other registered dietitians and moms who are participating in the carnival will be listed at the bottom of this post. Although I don’t have any children of my own yet, I am an aunt to four adorable boys between the ages of 14 months and 7 years old. Last summer I wrote about the two older bo… read more »

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Today people are celebrating Cinco de Mayo, a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride and a commemoration of the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War (according to Wikipedia). As part of the celebration, you may be going out for Mexican food and having a margarita (or two). But before you do, you may want to know just what’s in some of those Mexican specialties before you indulge too much! Here’s some nutrition info about Mexican favorites: Inread more »

A Different Kind of Cheese

Over Passover I tend to eat a lot of cottage cheese — more so than any other time of year. I like cottage cheese, but the rest of the year I don’t eat much of it because I base my breakfast and snacks around whole grain cereals, granola bars, and crackers and have nut butters, milk, string cheese, or yogurt for protein. Come Passover my routine changes because there are so many foods I cannot eat (bread, legumes, crackers, and anything else leavened). So for the past week I have been enjoying gr… read more »

Matzo Pizza

One of my favorite meals to make on Passover is matzo pizza. I’ve always been a fan of thin crust pizza, so I don’t find matzo pizza to be that different. I’ve also been told I make a mean matzo pizza — in fact, at my bridal shower when my husband was asked which recipe of mine is his favorite he said matzo pizza. (At the time he clearly hadn’t tasted most of my dishes!) For many years I made matzo pizza on regular square matzo; however, a few years ago it occurred to me that if I use r… read more »

National Grilled Cheese Month!

Did you know April is National Grilled Cheese Month? I love cheese, especially the ooey, gooey deliciousness of melted cheese between two slices of bread, so I am more than happy to celebrate this national “holiday” with some memories of grilled cheese from when I was a kid and a classic recipe with a healthy twist. When I was younger, my mom made me grilled cheese in a toaster oven. She would put the bread in the toaster oven for one round of initial toasting. Then she’d put a slice of A… read more »