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 [...]
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 [...]
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Tabbouleh is a classic Middle Eastern salad made with fresh herbs like parsley, mint & tomatoes. Serve this tart salad with a scoop of hummus and warm pita! INGREDIENTS ( Makes 8 servings) 1 cup bulghur wheat 1 1/2 cups boiling water 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (4 lemons) 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 cup minced scallions, white and green parts 1 cup chopped fresh mint leaves 1 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 1 [...]
Just like the series of books by Laura Numeroff , if you give a kid a cupcake, there’s more meaning in that one cupcake than just the fact of being a cupcake! In our “Something More Than Fish” blog post, we discussed a similar concept. Today, however, we’re using “cupcakes” to help parents determine when and where certain kinds of foods should be eaten. Think back for a moment. Did you label a cupcake as “good” or “bad” or perhaps [...]
By Guest Blogger: Rebecca Weiss When I was growing up every woman I knew was on a diet. My mother, my grandmother, my aunt, my next-door neighbor, my babysitters… And while each of them had their own approach—the grapefruit diet, the no white food diet, the fruit and rice diet—they all shunned one common evil: Snacking. Yes, all of your weight problems could be traced back to between-meal snacks. Snacks were bad. Snacks were a sign of your lack of willpower. [...]