Saturday, December 20, 2014


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

Healthy family recipe: Creamy potato leek soup

Friday, November 14, 2014, 5:30 AM
Soup is the perfect lunch pairing for a chilly fall afternoon. This potato soup is partly pureed which makes for a creamy texture, so your family can go without the heavy cream and saturated fat that usually makes this soup smooth. Dried herbs and vinegar add a burst of flavor which helps keep the... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Barley cucumber salad

Friday, November 7, 2014, 5:30 AM
Bored with your current rotation of side dishes? Give this barley cucumber salad a try. It is quick and easy and is packed with tons of flavor and fiber Barley Cucumber Salad Ingredients: - ½ cup dry barley, pearled - 1 ½ cup water - 1 cucumber, english, seedless, diced ... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Spaghetti squash with pesto

Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:30 AM
Brighten up your side dish with this vibrant twist on traditional pasta with pesto. The combination of garlic, basil, and parsley make this low calorie dish very flavorful. Spaghetti Squash with Pesto Ingredients: - 1 medium spaghetti squash For Pesto: - 3 tbsp. grated parmesan cheese ... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Crisp and crunchy kale chips

Friday, October 24, 2014, 5:30 AM
The after school snack frenzy is here! Now that we're mid-way through the fall, your kids may be getting a little tired of the traditional “healthy” ideas of carrot or celery sticks. Wind down the afternoon with this fun and tasty recipe that is sure to please the savory snack lover in... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Harvest muffins

Friday, October 10, 2014, 5:30 AM
It is the season of the harvest which means there are so many nutritious foods available locally. Send your kids off to school with this tasty fiber filled breakfast muffin. This muffin is packed with 3 different forms of apples plus carrots for added moisture and sweetness. Pair it with a tablespoon... 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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