Italian Pesto

Italian Pesto

Pesto is so great, let me count the ways—it’s delicious, healthy, versatile and reason number one, my kids love it! Traditionally, basil is the defining flavor in pesto, and luckily it’s one plant I can successfully grow in my garden. Even if the leaves are marred,...

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The Better Burger

The Better Burger

Hamburgers are one of the most popular foods in the United States, yet they often get a bad rap for being high in fat and calories. We love burgers because they satisfy our taste for umami foods. Umami is one of the five tastes the tongue can sense, along with sweet,...

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The Wonder of Fermented Food

The Wonder of Fermented Food

Humans have been fermenting foods and beverages for thousands of years. Nearly every culture of the world has a traditional fermented dish. Fermentation is a means of food preservation, and through this process the ingredients we start with take on new flavors and...

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Kimchi

Kimchi

Kimchi is a flavorful, fermented Korean condiment that can be enjoyed alone or in a multitude of dishes. Most supermarkets, certainly natural food stores, sell kombu, a nutritious dried seaweed, in the Asian food section. Korean chili can be found in international...

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No Cook Recipes for Summer

No Cook Recipes for Summer

It’s the middle of summer and nobody wants to cook. Even the thought of contributing to the heat by turning on an oven or stove is unbearable. But we need to eat, right? No-cook recipes to the rescue! Here you’ll find ideas from chefs and dietitians for meals, snacks...

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Veggie Rice Paper Wraps

Veggie Rice Paper Wraps

Veggie Rice Paper Wraps - This light, refreshing recipe has all the components of a balanced meal--protein, starch and lots of colorful veggies! - For Wraps: : Rice paper wraps, Rice sticks, Romaine lettuce (shredded), Carrots (shredded), Red...

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Lemon Caper Tuna Salad

Lemon Caper Tuna Salad

Lemon Caper Tuna Salad - This light, healthy tuna salad is bursting with bright flavor and rich in satisfying protein. Serve in lettuce cups for a light, crisp summer snack or meal. - tuna, capers, Italian parsley (chopped), cherry tomatoes (...

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How to Make Fruit Leather

How to Make Fruit Leather

Did you know that we should eat fruit every day? Some kids have no trouble with this, some eat it all before you can buy more, some forget that it's there and it goes bad. Stocking up on one of kids' favorites--fruit leather--is a fun way to add variety and keep...

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Licuado Anaranjado

Licuado Anaranjado

  With carrots newly in season as well as wonderful mango sales, I couldn't resist mixing up this satisfying smoothie! It's packed with beta-carotene, a precursor for vitamin A and also a phytochemical with powerful antioxidant properties. It's easy to keep it simple...

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What to Know About Meal Timing

What to Know About Meal Timing

Often I am asked, “When are the best times to eat?” “Is it bad to eat at night?” “Am I supposed to eat several times a day?” And the truth is, there is not one way that is “right.” I will answer these questions and share what we do know about meal timing. Do you or...

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Hi! I’m Laura, dietitian and mom to two sweet, rowdy kids. I love food and nutrition! My passion is helping families celebrate balance, health and happiness in the kitchen, at the table and in life.

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