Saturday, November 28, 2015


Healthy turkey leftover recipes

Friday, November 27, 2015, 5:30 AM
What is better than Thanksgiving dinner? Leftovers! Here are two ideas for leftovers that are sure to please your family and stretch that food until at least the weekend. Turkey Noodle Soup This recipe is adapted from my favorite chicken noodle soup recipe at Woman’s Day online. It is full... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Roasted butternut squash soup

Friday, November 20, 2015, 1:36 PM
Last month, we featured a roasted butternut squash recipe. Here’s what you can do if you decide to roast the butternut squash for soup. This soup would make a great opener to a Thanksgiving feast! You can easily alter this recipe to your tastes. See alternative sweeter version below that I made... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Broccoli bacon mac 'n cheese

Friday, November 13, 2015, 9:39 AM
This lighter homemade cheese sauce sneaks in pureed butternut squash, which you can't taste. You can roast butternut squash, buy pureed butternut squash, or substitute with canned pumpkin or mashed sweet potato for this recipe. I used Target's Simply Balanced pureed squash from the grocery aisle. It's... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Fall vegetable curry

Friday, November 6, 2015, 5:30 AM
Try this fall-inspired vegetable curry as a meatless Monday dish. Both of my girls liked it and asked me to put in more sweet potato next time. From the original recipe, I added additional spices to make it more flavorful. I also doubled the sauce. You can serve it with a side of brown rice. Fall... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Slow cooker fall chili

Friday, October 30, 2015, 5:30 AM
Warm up your family’s week night meal with this easy fall chili! Flavors of cumin, chili powder, and coriander come through without adding heat, which makes this recipe totally kid friendly. You can even sneak in extra fiber by adding the butternut squash and two kinds of beans! TIP: If you... Read more

Healthy Halloween themed snack ideas for kids

Friday, October 23, 2015, 5:30 AM
I defnitely understand that candy is part of Halloween (in moderation, of course), but here are some healthy treats kids can help make before they get into their candy! Below are some recipes that I found online. Disney and Food Day put together this Healthy Halloween guide for parents. There are... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Oat pancakes

Friday, October 16, 2015, 5:00 AM
Try this delicious, heart healthy pancake recipe. Whipping of a batch of these high fiber, high protein pancakes is quick and easy. Enjoy with a variety of toppings! Oat Pancakes Ingredients: - 1/2 cup quick oats - 1/2 teaspoon baking powder - 1/2 cup egg whites - 1 teaspoon... Read more

Healthy family recipe: Black bean quinoa burger

Friday, October 9, 2015, 10:48 AM
I'm not usually a sneaky chef, but I tricked my husband into eating mushrooms with this recipe. He was fine with the burger until I revealed I had pureed mushrooms into it. So for him it wasn't a taste issue with the mushrooms...he said that didn't like the fact that "it's a fungus." (This is the kind... Read more

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
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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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