Tuesday, October 6, 2015


Healthy family recipe: Roasted butternut squash

Friday, October 2, 2015, 5:30 AM
Squash season is here! As the nights get cooler, we can put those ovens to use once again. Here, we roast the squash along with a bit of garlic and onion to bring out flavor, or you can cook it plain to add into other dishes such as soups or stews. My favorite mix-in to this butternut squash dish is... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Banana-rama breakfast muffins

Friday, September 25, 2015, 5:30 AM
These muffins are so delicious you would never guess they have no added sugar. With 5 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber, these nutritious muffins are a wonderful way to start the day! Banana-rama Breakfast Muffins Ingredients: - 2 cups of old fashioned oats - 2 teaspoons baking powder ... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Roasted cauliflower with lemon and Parmesan cheese

Friday, September 18, 2015, 5:30 AM
This is my favorite way to prepare cauliflower. It's best when you can get fresh caulflower from the farmer's market and it's in season during the fall. The roasting really brings out the flavors of the cauliflower. Plus, the edges will get browned and carmelized. I cut the salt and added more garlic... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Apple crisp

Friday, September 11, 2015, 5:30 AM
Apple season is upon us! One of my favorite things to make in the fall is apple crisp. I put a little twist on mine by using quick-cooking steel cut oats. With steel cut oats, the crisp’s texture will be chewier than regular oats. You can use regular oats as well. I like a lot of topping so I... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Cucumber yogurt dip

Friday, September 4, 2015, 5:30 AM
This creamy dip pairs well with many meal and snack ideas! Serve with baked falafel and salad as a quick dinner, or serve alongside carrots and celery for a tasty after school snack! Using Greek yogurt as a base (instead of sour cream or mayonnaise) increases the protein content and keeps saturated... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Fajita turkey burger with guacamole

Friday, August 28, 2015, 5:30 AM
Give your turkey burger a Mexican twist with this easy recipe! You can make it healthier by using lean ground turkey. The original recipe calls for sauteing the bell peppers and onions, but they still turn out well if you skip this step. I like to top my burger with guacamole, salsa, and a dallop of... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Tuna noodle casserole

Friday, August 14, 2015, 5:30 AM
The thought of making a casserole may not appeal to some, but I urge you to reconsider! This worked well for a weeknight dinner last week for me, and it was an easy way to get in fish for my entire family. I added in more carrots and peas than the original recipe, and you can always try other combinations... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Peach crisp

Friday, August 7, 2015, 5:30 AM
Peaches are a nutritious summer fruit. Wow your family and friends with this delicious fresh peach crisp, a dessert everyone is sure to love. Peach Crisp Ingredients: - ½ cup packed brown sugar - ½ cup quick oats - ¼ cup all purpose flour - 1 teaspoon cornstarch ... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Sweet and sour pork

Friday, July 31, 2015, 5:30 AM
Craving sweet and sour pork, but you want to cut down on the fat? This recipe doesn’t deep fry the pork and adds more veggies. The pork is tender and you get crunch instead from topping it with toasted almonds and green onions. From the original recipe, I doubled the sauce (I like a lot of sauce!)... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Mac and cheese

Friday, July 24, 2015, 8:37 AM
Check out this easy cheesy made over recipe the next time your family is craving macaroni and cheese! Mac and Cheese Ingredients: - 6 ounces whole wheat dried elbow noodles - 2 tablespoons of light butter spread, divided - 1 tablespoon of whole wheat flour - 1 ½ cups 1%... 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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