Recipe: Baked Parmesan Polenta Fries

Baked polenta fries are a great twist on traditional french fries. This easy recipe can compliment dinner any night of the week. Polenta is cooked cornmeal, which is naturally gluten free. While you can make your own cornmeal from scratch, this recipe calls for ready-made, shelf-stable polenta. Bake some up tonight! Ingredients 1 tube (18 … Read More

What You Can Do If Your Child Is a Picky Eater

Are peas and carrots unwelcome on your preteen’s plate? Does your toddler eat only brown or yellow foods? Picky eating can stem from overly sensitive taste buds or texture aversions, or, more often, it can be behavior based. Either way, picky eating can be extremely frustrating for both parents and children. Avoid the dinner table … Read More

How New Nutrition Label Will Help You Eat Wisely

A new Nutrition Facts label is coming to a store near you. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced proposed revisions aimed at simplifying the familiar panel, which appears on nearly 700,000 packaged foods and beverages. The FDA updated the label just once since its release 20 years ago. The makeover reflects current scientific … Read More

Recipe: Easy Vegetable Tomato Soup

Soup is a great way to use leftover veggies.  Any vegetables you have on hand will work in this recipe so feel free to get creative! Use the half-empty bags of frozen vegetables, the last handful of baby carrots, or the leftover tomatoes you chopped for taco night. It’s a party of flavors, and all … Read More

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Recipe: Oven-Roasted Asparagus Spears

This simple and delicious recipe for oven-roasted asparagus is the perfect addition to your favorite meal. Oven-roasting is an easy way to add a new spin on any veggie. Tip: when roasting, the thicker the asparagus the better – thin asparagus may be tough and stringy. Ingredients 1 pound asparagus, trimmed 1 teaspoon pepper ½ … Read More

Recipe: Low-Cal Mashed Cauliflower

Love mashed potatoes, but trying to cut calories? Mashed cauliflower has a similar taste and texture for a fraction of the calories. Another bonus: Cauliflower also contains phytochemicals and has demonstrated anti-cancer effects. Ingredients 1 cauliflower head, chopped* 1 tablespoon buttery spread 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 tablespoon rosemary 2 tablespoon Parmesan cheese … Read More

Obesity and Your Child: Google+ Hangout On Air

Childhood obesity is an immense, growing problem. According to the CDC, it has more than doubled in children, and tripled in adolescents over the past 30 years. With both immediate and long-term side effects to the child, it’s important for parents to understand how to prevent, manage and understand their options for a child who … Read More

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Your NFL Team’s Loss Can Go Right to Your Gut

Rooting for the wrong football team may make you do bad things. A recent study by the INSEAD Business School, published in Psychological Science, found people living in cities whose NFL team loses on Sunday tend to eat more calories and fatty foods on the following Monday. Joseph Rock, PsyD, did not take part in … Read More

Recipe: Refreshing Peach-Orange Smoothie

Try this cool, easy-to-make, peach and orange smoothie. It has healthy doses of vitamin C to support your immune system while promoting healthy skin.  Research also suggests that vitamin C can help reduce risk of stroke, cancer and cardiovascular disease.  So drink up in good health! Ingredients 2 cups light, no sugar added ice cream2 … Read More