Thursday, January 29, 2015


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

Healthy family recipe: Slow cooker barbeque pulled pork

Friday, December 5, 2014, 5:30 AM
If your family is tired of chicken, insert an easy pork entrée into the dinner rotation. Tenderloin is a lean cut of meat that softens up in the crock pot. Combine this with a homemade barbeque sauce and you have a quick and healthy weeknight meal that is super flavorful! Slow Cooker Barbeque... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Chicken Swedish meatballs

Friday, November 28, 2014, 10:21 AM
Both my girls enjoy this Swedish meatball recipe that uses ground chicken breast. You can serve it with a side of lightly buttered egg noodles, and peas or steamed broccoli. Chicken Swedish meatballs Ingredients: - ¼ cup prepared bread crumbs (or you can make your own by pulsing whole... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Acorn squash and apples

Friday, November 21, 2014, 5:30 AM
Simplify your next meal with this easy side dish that doesn’t need to be cooked in the oven! Squash and apples are a perfect combination and a great alternative to potatoes, rice or pasta. Acorn Squash and Apples Ingredients: - 1 acorn squash - 2 medium apples, washed, cored and... Read more
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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.
Mario Cruz, M.D. Pediatrician, Associate Director of Pediatric Residency Program at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
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
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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