Friday, May 22, 2015


Healthy family recipe: Ma po (crispy) tofu

Friday, May 22, 2015, 5:30 AM
This twist on a classic Chinese dish uses less sodium, but still is full of flavor. It's one of my 5-year-old's favorite dishes. Why do I brown the tofu? It gives the tofu a more crispy texture (and it's the only way I get my husband to eat it). I like to serve it with a side of edamame beans or steamed... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Orange granite

Friday, May 15, 2015, 5:30 AM
Spring is here and summer is on the way. Although stopping at the ice cream or water ice shop for a treat is tempting, try making this easy refreshing dessert at home instead. Although this recipe is super sweet, it has only a fraction of the sugar that popular sweet treats contain. Orange Granite ... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Kiwi-strawberry watermelon pops

Friday, May 8, 2015, 8:56 AM
These last few days in Philadelphia have been so beautiful, it’s clear summer is right around the corner. And with those warm days ahead, your family will be looking for a sweet treat to beat the heat. Instead of store bought treats full of sugar and little to no nutrition, why not make your... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Rice pudding with strawberries

Friday, May 1, 2015, 5:30 AM
Here is an old family favorite recipe with a modern, healthy twist. Fresh sliced strawberries top this treat for a sweet bite, and the combination of fruit and brown rice make this dish a good source of fiber. Rice Pudding with Strawberries Ingredients: - 1 cup long-grain brown rice -... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Jerk chicken

Friday, April 24, 2015, 5:30 AM
Spice it up with this easy chicken recipe. Instead of using prepackaged jerk seasoning that may be loaded with salt and preservatives, this recipe has cut much of the salt and is packed with many tasty spices Jerk Chicken Ingredients: - 1 pound of chicken drumsticks (about 4 drumsticks),... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Hummus

Friday, April 17, 2015, 5:30 AM
Introduce this healthy, homemade dip into your weekly household menu. Our classic chickpea spread pairs perfectly with cut up vegetables for a quick and tasty snack or as a sandwich spread in place of mayonnaise. Most versions include tahini, which is a paste made from ground sesame seeds. Since our... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Roasted red peppers

Friday, April 10, 2015, 5:30 AM
Roasted red peppers are a perfect add-on to any sandwich, wrap, salad, pizza, rice, pasta, fish or meat dish. This simple recipe is packed with fiber, vitamin C, A and potassium and couldn’t get any easier. Give it a try! Roasted Red Peppers Ingredients: - 3 red peppers, washed, with... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Pineapple with toasted coconut

Friday, April 3, 2015, 5:30 AM
Celebrate spring holidays with this simple yet refreshing dessert. This recipe is made with just two whole foods, which means you don’t have to worry about scanning through another cake or cookie package for twenty unrecognizable ingredients. Choose unsweetened coconut to keep this treat free... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Herbed turkey meatballs

Friday, March 27, 2015, 5:30 AM
Think outside the box with these lean and flavorful meatballs. Not only do they taste great with a traditional pasta sauce and a serving of whole wheat pasta or on a whole wheat roll for a sandwich, they can be added to many meals. Try serving them with cooked vegetables, halved in a salad or in a... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Marinated strawberries with mint whipped cream

Friday, March 20, 2015, 5:30 AM
As we break into warm days, switch out heavy cakes and pies for this fresh fruit dessert. Homemade whipped cream adds just a touch of sweetness atop fresh cut strawberries. Although our version contains a bit more fat than a typical tub whipping topping, there are no additional fillers such as hydrogenated... 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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