Watermelon Cake
    August 14, 2013
    Fun with Watermelon

    When you think of a summer time fruit, watermelon is on the top of the list for most of us and for good reason! They are juicy, crunchy and colorful. Watermelon has a very high water content amount, a…

    snack presentation
    August 13, 2013
    Food Presentation for Kids

    Before we actually take a bite of food we start eating...with our eyes! They tell our brain what it will taste like via a whole series of learned and natural responses and we taste what we think we sh…

    Meals and Nutrition
    June 26, 2013
    Making Meals and Nutrition a Family Affair

    Children learn from their parents. If you want your kids to eat responsibly take a look at what you are putting on your own plate. Make smart food choices a family affair and make it fun for everyone …

    Green Monster Smoothie
    June 7, 2013
    Can’t Get Kids to Eat Their Greens? Drink Them Instead!

    Frustrated that your kids won't eat their greens? Ever try drinking them? Green Smoothies are all the rage for a reason and this drink treat may just be the answer to your prayers. This Green Monste…

    Green Monster Smoothie
    June 7, 2013
    Kid-Friendly Green Monster Smoothie

    [star-rating][yields] Instead of always feeling like you want your kids to eat their greens, drink them up instead with this green monster smoothie!…

    Whole Wheat Pancake Mix
    June 6, 2013
    Whole Wheat Pancake & Waffle Mix- A Pantry Must Have

    There have been plenty of sleep deprived mornings where I've got to get everyone out the door to school and work and wearily reach for my box of Kodiak Cakes whole wheat pancake mix. Don't get me wr…

    Oatmeal in the Crock Pot
    June 5, 2013
    Oatmeal in the Crock Pot

    You know some days are going to be packed -- so packed there's hardly time to eat breakfast, much less cook breakfast. Enter make-the-night-before meals! Back when I first had Kenya, I discovered my c…

    Sneaky Smoothie
    May 17, 2013
    The Sneaky Smoothie

    Do you need to find a way to get your kids to “eat” their vegetables?  Maybe when you serve your child spinach he or she looks up at you with adorning eyes and says, “Oh thank you Mom.  May I …

    5 Reasons for Menu Planning
    May 16, 2013
    5 Reasons for Menu Planning

    Do you feel like you spend a “fortune” on groceries and yet you never have anything at home to fix for dinner? With a little planning you can know ahead of time what your family will be having eac…

    10 Tips to Help with Picky Eaters
    May 15, 2013
    10 Tips to Help with Picky Eaters

    Got picky kids when it comes to food, at least nutritious food? Do your kids try to crawl under the table when they see broccoli on the table?  Do they try to slip the dog their squash only to find …

    Table Talk- 5 Conversation Starters for Dinner Time
    May 14, 2013
    Table Talk: 5 Conversation Starters for Dinner Time

    When you think of happy families sitting around the table eating dinner do you conjure up thoughts of “Leave it to Beaver” or some other old sitcom? The mother walking around in her apron, high he…

    Kids in the Kitchen-Joy or Disaster
    May 13, 2013
    Kids in the Kitchen – Joy or Disaster?

    Ok, I will admit that cooking with my kids can be a lot harder at times (most of the time) than cooking by myself. I like to cook.  I find cooking therapeutic. Cooking with kids is not always therape…

    Picky Eating at Lunch
    April 10, 2013
    Picky Eating at Lunch

    The following is #3 in a 5 part series on helping children become more adventurous eaters. Parents tell me that lunch is typically the best meal of the day for picky eaters – meaning they’ll eat …

    Embracing the Imperfect Family Meal
    March 5, 2013
    Embracing the Imperfect Family Meal

    One of my biggest "before and after" shifts as a new parent has been in my perception of what family mealtime should look like. Before I actually had  children, I held a Rockwell-esque fantasy in min…

    Cowboy Cookies and Other Tasty Foods to Help Boost Breastmilk Production
    January 18, 2013
    Cowboy Cookies and Other Tasty Foods to Help Boost Breastmilk Production

    Okay, breast feeding mamas: how many of you have heard about lactogenic foods? As someone who struggled to maintain a steady supply of breast milk, many lactogenic foods—foods said to possibly help …

    With Kids, Brunch is the Ticket
    January 17, 2013
    With Kids, Brunch is the Ticket

    I love having people over to eat. Dinner parties were my specialty until I had two children! Now, brunch is the ticket at my place. I start the day with a bang and can still get to bed at a decent tim…

    Baked Egg and Kale Cups Recipe
    January 17, 2013
    Baked Egg and Kale Cups Recipe

    [star-rating][yields] Think your kiddo won’t eat kale? Think again. Like kale chips, these are surprisingly popular, even with the younger set.…

    Save Money While Eating Healthier Meat
    January 16, 2013
    Save Money While Eating Healthier Meat

    Nearly two years ago I made an important decision to eat only organic, local and/or ethically raised meat. Even in New York City, it’s a tall order. At first, I was tempted by convenience to grab ch…

    Healthier Baking with Yogurt
    January 15, 2013
    Healthier Baking with Yogurt

    Though I’m known for healthy cooking, I’ve got to be honest: my idea of healthy baking is simply to stick to whole ingredients that are organic and as unprocessed as possible. Organic butter, chec…

    New Study Finds People Who Eat More Veggies are Happier
    November 1, 2012
    New Study Finds People Who Eat More Veggies are Happier

    I’m always delighted when new studies emerge finding unexpected benefits from eating healthy. As a pediatrician passionate about getting kids and families to adopt healthier eating habits, the more …