Thursday, July 2, 2015


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

Healthy family recipe: Orange granite

Friday, May 15, 2015, 5:30 AM
Spring is here and summer is on the way. Although stopping at the ice cream or water ice shop for a treat is tempting, try making this easy refreshing dessert at home instead. Although this recipe is super sweet, it has only a fraction of the sugar that popular sweet treats contain. Orange Granite ... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Kiwi-strawberry watermelon pops

Friday, May 8, 2015, 8:56 AM
These last few days in Philadelphia have been so beautiful, it’s clear summer is right around the corner. And with those warm days ahead, your family will be looking for a sweet treat to beat the heat. Instead of store bought treats full of sugar and little to no nutrition, why not make your... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Rice pudding with strawberries

Friday, May 1, 2015, 5:30 AM
Here is an old family favorite recipe with a modern, healthy twist. Fresh sliced strawberries top this treat for a sweet bite, and the combination of fruit and brown rice make this dish a good source of fiber. Rice Pudding with Strawberries Ingredients: - 1 cup long-grain brown rice -... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Jerk chicken

Friday, April 24, 2015, 5:30 AM
Spice it up with this easy chicken recipe. Instead of using prepackaged jerk seasoning that may be loaded with salt and preservatives, this recipe has cut much of the salt and is packed with many tasty spices Jerk Chicken Ingredients: - 1 pound of chicken drumsticks (about 4 drumsticks),... 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. 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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