Friday, February 12, 2016


Healthy family recipe: Broiled citrus gratin

Friday, February 5, 2016, 4:00 AM
Brighten up a cold winter day with a citrus dessert that is bursting with sunshine. Kids will love peeling the fruit and arranging the pieces on the pan. Ginger gives the dish a spicy kick, and the yogurt topping cools it all down. Enjoying this healthy treat will have you dreaming of warmer days... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Savory granola

Friday, January 22, 2016, 4:00 AM
For a meal that everyone agrees is The Most Important, breakfast doesn’t always get the respect it deserves. It’s early, it’s rushed, and frankly it can be a bit boring. Since January is National Oatmeal Month this is the perfect time to jazz up your morning. This savory granola... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Quick minestrone soup

Friday, January 15, 2016, 9:48 AM
This is a soup that I've made for many years during the winter months. It's a hit with everyone in my family. We like to top it with shredded or grated parmesan cheese. My husband likes to stir in a small teaspoon of pesto. I always make a double batch since it freezes well. I've adapted it from the... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Hoppin’ john with collard greens

Friday, January 8, 2016, 9:10 AM
Cultures around the world consider certain foods to be good luck when eaten at the New Year. While most of these foods symbolize prosperity, wealth and financial reward, they also deliver a nutritious bang for their buck. Today’s recipe features collard greens, which are popular in the New Year... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Roasted vegetable stromboli

Friday, January 1, 2016, 3:00 AM
This delicious recipe first appeared on the blog from our panelist Beth Smith, RD, in 2013. I recently made it for family in town and overall, it was a hit among the adults and kids. The original recipe is listed below, but I have substituted one zucchini for eggplant at my husband's request. You... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Chocolate cookie meltdown

Friday, December 25, 2015, 4:00 AM
Try this chocolate cookie, which includes pumpkin puree! Chocolate cookie meltdown Ingredients: - 2 ¼ cups all purpose flour - 1 teaspoon of baking soda - 1 teaspoon of salt - ¼ cup of butter - ¾ cup pumpkin puree - ¾ cup granulated sugar ... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Baked sweet potato chips

Friday, December 18, 2015, 4:15 AM
Craving something crunchy? Try making your own chips from sweet potatoes. These delicious chips are baked instead of fried. Baked Sweet Potato Chips Ingredients: - 2 medium washed sweet potatoes (5 inches long x 2 inches thick) - Cooking spray - ¼ tsp. salt - ¼... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Roasted eggplant cubes

Friday, December 4, 2015, 10:02 AM
Try this nutritious oven roasted eggplant recipe with your dinner tonight. Roasted eggplant is also a delicious vegetable addition to salads, pasta and omelets! Roasted Eggplant Cubes Ingredients: - Eggplant, small to medium - 1 tablespoon of olive oil Directions: 1. Pre-heat oven to... Read more

Healthy turkey leftover recipes

Friday, November 27, 2015, 5:30 AM
What is better than Thanksgiving dinner? Leftovers! Here are two ideas for leftovers that are sure to please your family and stretch that food until at least the weekend. Turkey Noodle Soup This recipe is adapted from my favorite chicken noodle soup recipe at Woman’s Day online. It is full... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Roasted butternut squash soup

Friday, November 20, 2015, 1:36 PM
Last month, we featured a roasted butternut squash recipe. Here’s what you can do if you decide to roast the butternut squash for soup. This soup would make a great opener to a Thanksgiving feast! You can easily alter this recipe to your tastes. See alternative sweeter version below that I made... 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.
Magee DeFelice, M.D. 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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