Thursday, February 26, 2015


Healthy family recipe: Kickin’ cornbread

Friday, February 20, 2015, 5:30 AM
Pair your family’s favorite chili or winter soup with our healthier version of cornbread. Ingredient substitutes such as applesauce, canola oil, and low fat buttermilk lighten up this baked good without sacrificing flavor. Boxed mixes may contain unhealthy ingredients, such as animal shortening... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Banana nut breakfast bowl

Friday, February 6, 2015, 5:30 AM
Warm up your family's morning with a hot bowl of oatmeal. This easy recipe packs flavor, fiber, and healthy fats, that pre-packaged convenience packets often lack. Oats are a filling whole grain that provides long-lasting energy for your family, while walnuts give a boost of unsaturated fat, that is... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Just can it! Turkey chili

Friday, January 30, 2015, 5:30 AM
Warm up during these cold winter months with this hearty chili recipe. Just Can It! Turkey Chili Ingredients: - 1 lb lean ground turkey - 1 white onion, finely chopped - 1 washed green pepper, finely chopped - 1 15.5 oz can pinto beans, drained - 1 15.5 oz can black beans... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Make-ahead eggs

Friday, January 23, 2015, 5:30 AM
Make breakfast a little easier with this quick and easy recipe. Make these eggs ahead of time and freeze them for a simple yet satisfying breakfast that the whole family will love. This breakfast is packed with protein and fiber that will keep you feeling full all morning long. Make-Ahead Eggs Ingredients: ... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Oven baked falafel patties

Friday, January 16, 2015, 6:00 AM
Introduce your family to new foods with this easy falafel recipe made from mashed chickpeas. Traditionally, falafel is fried which can add extra unhealthy fats and calories to your meal. In this version, we use a mix of flavorful herbs and spices, along with plenty of lemon juice to enhance taste.... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Turkey burgers

Friday, January 9, 2015, 5:30 AM
Looking for a new take on your traditional turkey burger? Give these flavorful turkey burgers a try. Turkey Burgers Ingredients: - 1 lb. ground turkey breast - 1 egg - ½ small onion, diced - 1 tsp. olive oil - 3 tbsp. grated reduced fat parmesan cheese - 1 tsp... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Garlicky chicken, peas and collard greens

Friday, January 2, 2015, 9:18 AM
Celebrate the start of the New Year with this simple yet tasty dish. This recipe uses chickpeas, but they can easily be substituted for any other kind of high fiber and protein packed legume like black-eyed peas or black beans. Garlicky Chicken, Peas and Collard Greens Ingredients: - 1 15.5... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Creamy pumpkin dip

Friday, December 26, 2014, 5:30 AM
Treat your family this holiday with a sweet that can hold its own next to Grandmom’s apple pie. This pumpkin dip is the perfect after dinner dessert for kids and adults alike. At only 8 grams of sugar and less than 100 calories per serving, this will be one delight that won’t break your... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Lighter chocolate chip cookies

Friday, December 19, 2014, 5:30 AM
With the holidays fast approaching, many families have a tradition of making cookies together. Traditional chocolate chip cookies can have as much as 130 calories and 6 grams of fat per cookie. Try this adapted Weight Watchers version to trim the calories to 60 and the fat to 2 grams per cookie! Lighter... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Slow cooker applesauce

Friday, December 12, 2014, 8:22 AM
Everyone loves applesauce and it tastes even better when you make it a crockpot. Take advantage of time saving crockpot cooking during this busy time of year. This recipe will fill your home with the smell of fragrant apples, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. Gala, McIntosh and Golden Delicious... Read more
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Anna Nguyen Healthy Kids blog Editor
Sarah Levin Allen, Ph.D., CBIS Assistant Professor of Psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Stephen Aronoff, M.D., M.B.A. Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Temple University Hospital
Peter Bidey, D.O. Medical Director of Family Medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Christopher C. Chang, MD, PhD, MBA, FAAAAI, FACAAI Associate Professor of Medicine in division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology at UC Davis
Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, Ph.D. Lead Psychologist of The Anxiety Behaviors Clinic at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Gary A. Emmett, M.D., F.A.A.P Director of Hospital Pediatrics at TJU Hospital & Pediatrics Professor at Thomas Jefferson Univ.
Magee DeFelice, M.D. Division Chief of Allergy and Immunology at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Hazel Guinto-Ocampo, M.D. Chief of Pediatric Emergency Services at Nemours duPont Pediatrics/Bryn Mawr Hospital
Rima Himelstein, M.D. Adolescent Medicine Specialist at Crozer-Keystone Health System
Jessica Kendorski, PhD, NCSP, BCBA-D Associate Professor in School Psychology/Applied Behavior Analysis at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Anita Kulick President & CEO, Educating Communities for Parenting
Janet Rosenzweig, MS, PhD, MPA VP for Programs & Research for Prevent Child Abuse America
Beth Wallace Smith, R.D. Registered Dietitian at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Emiliano Tatar, M.D. Pediatrician at Einstein Healthcare Network Roxborough Plaza
Jeanette Trella, Pharm.D Managing Director at The Poison Control Center at CHOP
W. Douglas Tynan, Ph.D., ABPP Director of Integrated Health Care for American Psychological Association
Flaura Koplin Winston, M.D., Ph.D. Scientific Director of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention
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