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10 Tips on How to Gobble Without the Guilt

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Helen Agresti RD

Are you stressing over the amount of food that will be gracing your table this Thanksgiving? Enjoy the annual feast with family and friends without t...

WATCH: 100 Years Of American Family Dinners

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.12.2015 | Taste

What did your grandparents or your great-grandparents typically have for dinner when they were growing up? In this mouthwatering three-minute ...

Simply Healthy Slow-Cooked Chicken Chili

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 11.09.2015 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

We took our Mama's Chicken Chili recipe and amped up the nutrition without sacrificing its delicious flavor. The biggest difference between the two ...

Why I Regret Not Realizing The Importance Of Family Dinners As A Kid

Unwritten | Posted 10.20.2015 | College

Originally published on Unwritten by Kelly August. Two hours, one dessert binge, and a bottle of Pinot later, my Danish host family and I giggle soft...

Campaign Reminds Families Why It’s Important To Eat Together

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.15.2015 | Parents

A new social advocacy movement is highlighting the importance of family dinner time. The Billion Family Dinners Challenge encourages fa...

Dear Daughter: Please Stop Cheating On Me

Katherine Wintsch | Posted 09.11.2015 | Parents
Katherine Wintsch

Despite my best efforts to woo you with my dazzling new dinners, you continue to cheat on me and savor healthy food in the home of another mother. And not just any mother; you've chosen Ms. Polly, the mother who lives right next door.

A Healthy Alternative to Traditional Nachos: Zucchini Nachos!

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 08.21.2015 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

One of the most exciting aspects of my job is learning from my clients. One of them recently inspired me to try zucchini nachos. This was definitely an "aha moment" at the office.

Beautiful Berry and Goat Cheese Salad With Toasted Almonds

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 08.10.2015 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

Not a fan of goat cheese? Substitute your favorite cheese. Try feta or mozzarella. Just about any cheese goes great in this salad.

Nation's 'Father-in-Chief' Bans Phones From The Family Dinner Table

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.16.2015 | Technology

President Barack Obama made a simple request Wednesday to young people spending eight hours a day looking at their screens: Please look up. In an...

Strawberry Salad Pita Pizza

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 06.10.2015 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

Enjoy this guilt-free pita pizza recipe and feel energized and satisfied throughout your day.

7 Parents' Dinner-Table Rituals That Make The Most Out Of Family Time

Posted 06.04.2015 | Parents

In most homes across America and in nearly every on-screen family, dinner scenes are the same: there’s dysfunction, yelling, spilled milk...or in Ke...

How To Make 5 Delicious Dishes In Less Than 20 Minutes

Caroline Phelps | Posted 05.27.2015 | Taste
Caroline Phelps

It's totally possible to eat a fun and varied diet with just a quick trip to the grocery store and minimal prep-time in the kitchen.

Grilled Salmon & Asparagus Topped With Freekeh

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 05.13.2015 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

Now that the weather is warmer I can't wait to grill up healthy dinners. This grilled salmon and asparagus recipe is one of our weekly go-to meals, ...

Vegan Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 05.31.2015 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

I am a big fan of cauliflower mashers-a wonderful healthy substitute for real mashed potatoes. However, I recently had the opportunity to try cauliflower soup for the first time and now I cannot get enough of its comforting delicious taste.

A Freekeh Good Supergrain

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 03.23.2015 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

Move over brown rice and quinoa. There is a new supergrain hitting our stove-tops. Freekeh (pronounced Free-kah) is a process, which means to "rub"...

Getting Kids to Dinner Is A Nightly Battle!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 05.09.2015 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

When we come AT our children with rules and regulations, they instinctively resist. But when we enlist them in collectively addressing a problem by contributing possible solutions, they will also be more likely to adhere to agreements they took part in creating.

5 Surefire Tips for Eating Healthy

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 05.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Over the years, I have found some surefire tricks, shortcuts and general guidelines that make staying on track much easier to do.

Why You Should Start Saying Grace With Your Children (Even if You Don't Believe in God)

Ron Lieber | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
Ron Lieber

Maybe saying grace feels hokey or forced to you. Perhaps you think your kids would roll their eyes. If you don't believe in God, the ritual before the meal may feel unnatural: who exactly are you thanking, and why?

Quinoa Black Bean Burger: Layers of Flavor and Packed With Protein

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 03.29.2015 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

The added seasonings create layers of flavor that will wow your taste buds.

How To Discuss Ferguson With Your Family This Holiday Season

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 12.11.2014 | Black Voices

From this year’s Black Friday boycott to countless trending hashtags, protesters are making sure their thoughts on the non-indictment decisions in N...

The Reality Of Family Time

M. Blazoned | Posted 02.04.2015 | Parents
M. Blazoned

All I want is peace and for the game to end before I'm old enough to sprout hairs out of the moles on my face. As I pack up the evil pieces, eye still twitching, I somehow keep it together and say, "That was fun," and wonder if anyone believes me.

Stop the Thanksgiving Insanity

Karl Wilder | Posted 01.17.2015 | Travel
Karl Wilder

I'm amazed that millions of people still travel for hundreds of miles in brutal traffic or go to crowded airports to go someplace they don't want t...

How Sharing Meals Makes You More Altruistic

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.12.2014 | Science

In a world of Seamless and sad desk lunches, traditional sit-down family dinners can sometimes seem at odds with contemporary life. We often eat o...

Healthy Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 12.29.2014 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

I hope you enjoy this melt-in-your-mouth eggplant parmesan as much as we do!

The Only Time Of Day Kids Think Parents Will Put Down Their Cell Phones

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 10.13.2014 | Parents

Despite studies that prove unplugging and spending time without your cell phone is beneficial for a number of reasons, parents know it is easier said ...