Rosemary-Roasted Cauliflower with Raisins {Recipe}

Surely you’ve heard the advice to fill your plate with a rainbow of colors. After all, the different colors provide a variety of nutrients like beta-carotene in orange carrots, anthocyanins in blueberries, and lycopene in tomatoes. But what about white vegetables like cauliflower, mushrooms, garlic, and onions? (There aren’t really any white fruits that I can think of – can…

Top 5 Gluten Free Pantry Staples

This post was written by Tiana Yom, MPH, CHES As May is Celiac Awareness Month, I wanted to expand the 15 Essentials to Store in Your Kitchen and include a post on Gluten Free Pantry Essentials. Celiac disease (CD) is a lifelong genetic disorder affecting children and adults. When people with CD eat foods that contain gluten, it creates an…

Lightened Up Macaroni and Cheese

Lightened Up Macaroni and Cheese is so creamy, cheesy, ooey, and gooey that you’d never know it’s better for you! You may not believe me, but lightened up macaroni and cheese does exist, and I am going to tell you how. But before I do, let me fill you in on my love of mac n cheese. As a child, a box…

Menu Plan Monday: Week of May 19, 2014

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Last week’s menu didn’t go quite as planned as a result of sick kids and not enough time to cook as a result. So this week we’ll be having some of what we missed last week. Here’s what’s on tap! Week of May 19, 2014 Monday: Shakshuka, Salad, and Cute Little Cornbread Tuesday: Poached Salmon Salad…

The Secret to Increasing Children’s Consumption of Fruits & Vegetables {Guest Post}

This post was written by sociologist Dina Rose, PhD, author of It’s Not About the Broccoli: Three Habits to Teach Your Kids for a Lifetime of Healthy Eating (Perigee). Want to teach your kids good eating habits? Here’s my suggestion: Don’t obsess about getting more fruits and vegetables into them. My advice might sound unconventional, but I’m not crazy. Here’s why:…

Menu Plan Monday: Week of May 12, 2014

Happy belated Mother’s Day to all who celebrated yesterday! We were very lucky to have a beautiful day to celebrate, which meant a lot of time outside and dining al fresco: brunch on our patio and a BBQ with extended family!! Other than some crankiness from my little girls, it was a great day and I am very lucky and…

Gluten Free Salmon Cucumber Bites {Recipe ReDux}

Gluten free crackers topped with cucumbers, smoked salmon, and chive crème fraîche make a great hors d’oeuvres or appetizer for any cocktail party or event.  I received free samples of Breton Gluten Free Original with Flax and Breton Gluten Free Herb and Garlic from Dare Foods Incorporated mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe…