Tips for Healthful Slow Cooking

Slow cooking provides opportunities to save time, improves the odds of a healthful meal being served, and promotes higher vegetable intake in both children and adults. Creating slow cooker meals is a great way to help novice cooks become more comfortable in the kitchen, and busy parents can benefit from using a slow cooker to […]

Nutritious 5-Minute Meals

How can you help clients move from eating fast food regularly to cooking at home? The thought of having to plan, shop, cook, and clean may feel overwhelming to novice cooks. Thirty-minute meals, or even 15-minute meals, may feel like too much of a time commitment to someone who’s used to hitting the drive-thru on […]

Cooking With Kids: Creating More Than Food

Teaching children to cook is the best way to raise adventurous eaters and form good nutrition habits for life. In my nearly 12 years of being a mother, some of my favorite memories with my children have occurred in the kitchen. Watching them go from chubby-fingered toddlers playing with their food to helpful and adept preteens […]

Top 5 RD Cookbooks for 2018

One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight and/or eat more healthfully. As dietetics professionals, many of us recommend preparing healthful meals at home so cooks can have control over the ingredients and calories the meal contains. With more and more dietetics professionals publishing healthful cookbooks, here is the top 5 […]

Homemade Baby Food Goodness

After my son, Wesley, was born, the idea of making my own baby food seemed natural. After all, I am a dietitian who went to culinary school and cook most of the meals in our household. I want Wesley to develop the same passion for food and health, and by making his meals I feel […]

Summer In-the-Oven Vegetable Sensations

In the summer when vegetables are at their peak and available at farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and CSAs, consumers (including myself) turn their culinary attention to making colorful and crunchy salads, bruschetta topped with vine-ripened tomatoes and fresh basil, and asparagus, zucchini, squash, and even sweet potatoes cooked on the backyard grill. On days when […]