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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 ...

5 Tips for Getting Kids to Come to Dinner

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 11.22.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Listen to your children's point of view without interrupting; perhaps they don't look forward to dinner because one sibling constantly teases them. The more you can get feelings out in the open, the more you'll reestablish yourselves as a team.

How To Make Roasted Autumn Vegetables

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 11.18.2014 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

We couldn't resist combining these two colorful veggies in a healthy recipe.

Why I'm So Annoyed by the Recent Debate Over Home Cooking

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 11.08.2014 | Home
Bettina Elias Siegel

Last week a debate over family dinner and home cooking erupted in the blogosphere -- and I'm here to tell you that just about everyone involved is ticking me off.

Making Dinner Doesn't Need To Be As Hard As We Make It

Meagan Francis | Posted 11.08.2014 | Parents
Meagan Francis

all in all, we've become precious and perfectionistic about food to the extent that it almost seems not to count if we eat really well MOST of the time, while giving ourselves a break SOME of the time.

Family Dinners. Since Time Began.

Bernadette Noll | Posted 11.04.2014 | Parents
Bernadette Noll

We would eat late and long and imagine living in a big building with a big room and a big table -- where we would eat late and long all the days of our lives.

Study Suggests An Activity That May Help Kids Cope With Cyberbullying

Posted 09.02.2014 | Parents

BY KATHRYN DOYLE NEW YORK Mon Sep 1, 2014 5:34pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Like victims of face-to-face bullying, kids who experience ...

This Top Nutritionist Knows Why Monday Is the Best Day to Teach Your Kids to Cook

Diana K. Rice | Posted 10.19.2014 | Impact
Diana K. Rice

And while some parents may balk at the idea of corralling the kids into the kitchen after a long first day of the week, starting the week off by engaging in this habit is well worth the effort.

Chicken Again? Yes! 5 Easy Recipes Your Family Will Love

Jennifer Segal | Posted 09.09.2014 | Taste
Jennifer Segal

We've all heard it: "Aw, Mom, chicken again?" Show your family that chicken doesn't have to be boring.

The Real Problem At The Dinner Table Isn't What I Thought

Kelly M. Flanagan | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Kelly M. Flanagan

Eckhart Tolle says stress is what happens when we want to be in a different moment, a different place, or a different circumstance. And, sitting at the dinner table, I know he's right.