The following is a guest post from Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE and Mom, www.MomDishesItOut.com
The Modern Mom - is there anything she can't do? From shopping for healthy groceries to shuttling the kids to soccer practice, sometimes, it can be hard to imagine maintaining a career while also putting a wholesome, home-cooked meal on the table (at least three times a week at that!); and yet many of us do.
For more coverage on the 2012 London Olympic Games, check out the Olympics Spotlight Page
The Olympics are here! Get your friends and family together for the Summer Games, and while you're watching, snack on these fun and delicious Olympic-themed treats. At the end of the night, you'll get the gold medal in well, food!
Olympic Torch Popcorn
Everyone enjoys eating soup, but in the summertime, most people put their soup-eating on hold. The heat of summer is actually one of the best times for soup, as it is water-rich, uses the fresh garden produce that is so abundant in summer, and best of all, many soups are best when served cool.
The following two soups are basic recipes. Feel free to spice them up if you wish, but they are truly fine on their own. The rich flavors of tomato, mango, and celery are enough to carry the recipes.
If ever there was a fruit that I didn’t mind eating in it’s humiliated form, it would have to be grapes. Golden brown, sweet and chewy raisins are truly a unique thing. And being that this week is National Raisin Week... I think it’s only fair that we place the spotlight on these wonderful little gems!
Does your family ever have a spaghetti night?
If so, we've got a super simple recipe for homemade tomato sauce that requires just three major ingredients and can be whipped up in about 10 minutes.
It's summertime! This means we're entertaining more than usual and I know I'm always looking for easy bites to put out in front of my most of the time last minute guests.
So what says summer more than this delicious appetizer? (And best of all - it takes literally less than 10 minutes to make!)
If you are looking for a twist on traditional meatballs in marinara sauce, meatballs in barbecue sauce may be just the solution. Inexpensive and easy to make, meatballs in barbecue sauce can be cooked to perfection in a slow cooker. You can literally set the timer and forget about the meatballs until they are done.
We spoke with Claire Robinson, star of Food Network’s “5 Ingredient Fix,” about some of her favorite simple-to-make recipes. Below are some of her recipes as well as some of her pro chef advice on working your way around the kitchen.
Are you a family on the go that's looking for a super healthy and fast way to make meals for your family? These recipes will take no more time than waiting on the fast-food line, and they are SO much healthier! Below are some quick healthy breakfast combos as well as some real nutritious fast lunch and dinner solutions. My hope is that some of these suggestions will be tried as replacements for fast, sugary foods. Let's start with breakfast:
Kids love to help. While their help can sometimes mean 10 times more work for you, it does keep their hands busy and out of trouble. If you are ready to bring the kids into the kitchen, let them help you decorate the cake. For an extra bit of fun, let them decorate their own mini cakes or cupcakes for a party. Get some wet rags ready and keep a glass of wine on hand for your own sanity.