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Turns Out, Chicken Soup is Good for Your Soul!

Stuck inside for a while? You'll feel better with a bowl of homemade chicken soup.

Mothers across history have turned to chicken soup to help everything from the winter sniffles to a broken heart with good reason: It’s the ultimate healthy comfort food and it’s so easy to make at home. While no research has proven conclusively that chicken soup actually cures the common cold,  according to the National Institutes… Read more

Food Makeover, Pizza Edition

With a few ingredient substitutions, you can make your next pizza a healthier one.

Buy a pizza from a chain (or from the frozen-food aisle) and with very few exceptions, you and your family will be consuming a lot of fat, salt, and calories. That’s okay every now and then, but if your kids clamor for pizza all the time, you’ll want to find a healthier way to satisfy… Read more

The Vitamin Every Woman & Baby Needs

When you're trying to get your recommended daily allowance of folate, spinach is a great choice.

“So, how’s your folate intake?” That may not be a question you hear often, but as a dietitian, I want us to get comfortable talking about it. So let’s talk. Folate and its synthetic companion, folic acid, is an essential B vitamin, especially for women who are hoping to become pregnant or are of child-bearing… Read more

Holiday Meal Showstopper: Orzo-Stuffed Pumpkins.

pumpkin risotto

The pumpkin has been referred to as the “dark horse” of the super foods and for good reason: We rarely think of pumpkins beyond carving a Halloween jack-o-lantern or baking them into Thanksgiving pies. The truth is the pumpkin is an incredible, underutilized food that offers a wealth of health benefits. This recipe will wow… Read more

For the Love of Leftovers: Go Gourmet with These 5 Recipes!

The classic turkey sandwich is a Thanksgiving leftovers must....but why stop there?

Everyone loves a post-Thanksgiving turkey sandwich, but there are plenty of other ways to use up leftovers. These easy, crowd-pleasing recipes make the most of the containers that are probably filling your fridge right now! So gather your friends and family around the table again and let the day-after feast begin!   1. Leftover sweet potatoes?… Read more

Holiday Assembly: No-Cook Ways for Kids to Contribute to the Family Meal

Healthy Deviled Eggs as an Appetizer

Looking for some stove-free ways your littlest helpers can contribute to the family gathering? With these holiday meal-making strategies at the ready, you’ll never have to worry about having too many cooks in the kitchen. Idea #1: Let Your Angels Make the Deviled Eggs. Deviled Eggs Ingredients: 12 hard-boiled eggs, shells removed 2 T. mayonnaise… Read more