Friday, July 31, 2015


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

Healthy family recipe: Almond-crusted chicken tenders

Friday, June 5, 2015, 5:30 AM
Kid or adult, who doesn’t love crispy chicken tenders every now and then? Whether fresh out of the oven or served over a salad, these tenders pack a huge nutrition punch from their extra protein, healthy fat, and vitamin E from their tasty almond crust. Almond-crusted chicken tenders Ingredients: ... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Lemon white bean salad with cucumber

Friday, May 29, 2015, 5:30 AM
This light and refreshing is packed with both protein and fiber. Cooking with lemon juice and herbs such as parsley, are nutritious ways to add extra flavor to dishes. Try this easy to make, delicious recipe at your next barbeque. Lemon white bean salad with cucumber Ingredients: - 1 English... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Ma po (crispy) tofu

Friday, May 22, 2015, 5:30 AM
This twist on a classic Chinese dish uses less sodium, but still is full of flavor. It's one of my 5-year-old's favorite dishes. Why do I brown the tofu? It gives the tofu a more crispy texture (and it's the only way I get my husband to eat it). I like to serve it with a side of edamame beans or steamed... 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. 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
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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