Originally published in Modern Mom on May 21, 2013 It’s about that time of year again – the time when we open our barbecue grills to family and friends. It’s the Mama Q -quick, healthy and modern! So moms…get your grills ready! Grab your favorite wedges: They’re best for planning, prepping, and grilling while being so very modern. Oh yes, we are talking shoes here, not lettuce or lemons! Set yourself up with paper and pen because you’re about to [...]
By Guest Blogger: Rebecca Weiss If you’ve ever read anything about weight loss, or seen any diet commercial, you are familiar with the concept of portion control. Yes, it’s all about serving size. You’ve heard, as I have, that restaurants are killing us with giant portions, that protein servings should be the size of your palm, that it isn’t what you’re eating, it’s the amount you’re consuming that matters. Over the past several months, as I’ve been striving to lose [...]
Like so many things affecting their children, parents tend to disagree on whether sex, sexual orientation or religion should be taught in school. Well, this mom (and an RD) often wonders if nutrition should be taught in school. Teachers are not experts in nutrition nor are they educated about pediatric or adult nutrition as part of their college curriculums. Yet, many classroom teachers are giving lessons on “calories, good and bad foods, and even having students log their foods to [...]
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Meringue Pie Crust (one 9-inch crust) 2 large egg whites ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar 1/8 tsp teaspoon salt ½ cup granulated sugar ½ teaspoon vanilla extract METHOD Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a 9-inch pie pan with cooking spray. In the bowl of an electric mixer, fitted with a whisk attachment beat the egg whites, cream of tartar and salt until soft peaks form. Gradually add the sugar and continue to beat until the mixture is very stiff [...]
Dedicated to the moms who attended the “Citibabes Nutrition Lunch and Learn” with Laura Cipullo on Wednesday, April 19th So the fish sticks are still a “stinking” issue at our house! As I have shared in previous blog posts—especially “Something More than Fish” and “If You Give a Cat a Cupcake”—on many days, food is something more than just food. And just like I tell my clients, particularly those attending meal support therapy sessions: “Meals are rarely perfect! What’s more, [...]
Chopped salmon may not be a traditional dish but it’s perfect for make-ahead meals! It can be a delicious meal served over grains like brown rice, rice pilaf or quinoa. Cool it down and you can toss it on a bed of greens. For a refreshing summer salad, skip the soy sauce and hot sauce–season with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and fresh lemon juice. INGREDIENTS (Serves 2-4) 2 (5 oz.) boneless salmon fillets, cut into cubes 1/2 cup [...]