My son is a fruit fiend. He’d eat blueberries, watermelon, bananas and grapes (and nothing else!) morning, noon and night if I let him. There are many mornings when I’m lucky if I can get him to eat anything more than fruit before we have to get out the door. But working as the digital editor at EatingWell Magazine, I’ve read enough from our nutrition experts to know that’s not enough to fuel my boy’s active body and brain until snack or lunchtime. Since I know you can’t force a child to eat, my tactic is to offer him the best breakfast around, with some of that fruit he loves so much on top as an incentive. (It worked this morning—hooray for frozen blueberries!)
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We’re fortunate not to have food allergies in our household (now seasonal allergies are another story…). But through my friends and avoiding certain ingredients when I pack lunch for my son to take to school, I know how hard, and increasingly common, it can be to need to eat around certain foods.
The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network says scientists estimate about 12 million Americans have food allergies, according to a story in EatingWell Magazine by Cheryl Sternman Rule. A true food allergy causes the body’s immune system to attack the proteins in a particular food, releasing chemicals (...read full post »
It’s almost the weekend and I’m already thinking about dessert—specifically brownies.
Yes, I could make brownies from a box (we’ve all done it, I know there’s nothing to be ashamed of.) But when I’m cooking for friends, I like to bring something homemade to the table, maybe on the healthier side, and definitely something people will love.
More Dessert Ideas: Amazing Homemade Cupcakes—Chocolate Cherry and More
With the weekend on the way (and maple sugaring season in full swing here in Vermont) I'm definintely going to be making some pancakes and waffles this weekend. EatingWell's Healthy Pancakes are a great basic recipe, but some of the pancakes with more pizzaz (Like Blueberry Ricotta) are a fun weekend treat. And our house waffles recipe, EatingWell Waffles, from our EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Book, are just as good as the butter-filled kind and I feel so much better about eating them.
Check out a bunch of healthy, low-cal pancake and waffle recipes here for inspiration...
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I'm in love with sardines. I'm a recent convert. One reason is that they're packed with omega-3 fats, which I'm obsessed with getting into my 2-year-old son because they're good for your brain (nerd alert!) The other is that I found I couldn't get enough of this Lemon-Garlic Sardine Fettuccine recipe when they were making it in the EatingWell Test Kitchen. My friend and co-worker Hilary Meyer developed the recipe, which has the most incredible garlicky breadcrumbs on top- it seriously makes the meal! Luckily for me, my son loves it too (we eat it on the nights when Dad isn't home for dinner since I haven't converted him yet).
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