Thursday, September 3, 2015


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

Healthy family recipe: Buttermilk-herb potato salad

Friday, July 17, 2015, 5:30 AM
Need a break from the usual potato salad with mayo? This potato salad is lighter and refreshing with its buttermilk dressing and fresh herbs. It's my go-to potato salad for the summer. From the original recipe, I doubled the dressing to make sure the salad doesn't get dry and added celery for some... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Frozen banana bite 'sandwiches'

Friday, July 10, 2015, 5:30 AM
Let’s face it. Most summer time fruit treats like popsicles and ices are not made with 100 percent fruit. Give your family a frozen snack that counts as real serving of fruit without any added sugar. These banana bites are the perfect complement to a hot afternoon day in the sun. The trick to... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Roasted zucchini

Friday, June 26, 2015, 5:30 AM
Zucchini is a delicious and nutritious summer time vegetable. Try this quick recipe for a flavorful dish your whole family can enjoy. Roasted Zucchini Ingredients: - 2 medium sized zucchini - 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, leaves removed (dried thyme can be substituted) - 2 ½ teaspoons... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Spinach and feta quinoa cakes with yogurt sauce

Friday, June 19, 2015, 5:30 AM
For those looking to sneak in some nutrition, these delicious cakes contain quinoa and finely chopped spinach. I made them earlier this week and it was approved by my two younger daughers, husband, and my sister. My oldest responded, "I don't think so" when I told her what we having for dinner. But... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Very veggie pasta salad

Friday, June 12, 2015, 5:30 AM
We are turning to minimal to no-cook dishes for dinner as the summer heats up. This pasta salad is a filling side dish for any weekend barbeque. The crunch of raw veggies and the herbs in the dressing give the salad fresh, light flavor perfect for a warm night. Serve alongside with a piece of grilled... 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. 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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