Easy Mac and Cheese Recipe Kids Will Love

This post is sponsored by my friends at Beech-Nut, makers of delicious food for babies, made with simple ingredients. My girls — Scarlet and Stella — can be picky eaters. They poke at foods that wiggle, insist the crust of their sandwiches be removed and push green...
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Sweet and Sour Shell Mac and Cheese

Bring creamy comfort food back into your life with this mac and cheese that is high in flavor while keeping calories, saturated fat and sodium in check. The trick is whisking together a lightened up Bechamel sauce, with lowfat milk and flour, while skipping...
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Shamrock Farms® Cheesy Noodles with Peas and Carrots

Post sponsored by Shamrock Farms cottage cheese, written 100% by me. In the interest of eating fresher, cleaner, I created this new take on cheesy, creamy noodles—with cottage cheese. Think fettuccine Alfredo minus the food hangover. Shamrock Farms cottage cheese has been my favorite cottage...
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Angel Hair Pasta with Wild Salmon, Corn & Basil

What to Do with Leftover Salmon and Corn Now that summer is in full swing, I buy fresh wild Alaskan salmon regularly, since it’s abundant in peak season and often on sale. When my husband travels to the big box retailer, we take advantage of...
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Recipe: Penne Salad with Chickpeas, Feta & Summer Vegetables

The contents of my fridge inspired this lunchtime recipe, but ingredients are easily interchangeable with whatever you have on hand. My version incorporates five different food groups, providing a balanced meal in itself. This salad tastes even better the next day as the flavors marry, so make a...
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Steve’s Tuna Farfalle Salad with Bell Peppers & Olives

What to make with canned tuna, besides a classic tuna salad? This salad works well for cookouts, camping, and keeping a cool kitchen. The recipe is from my husband Steve’s mom adapted by him to make it healthier, with a few of my own touches thrown in....
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Dietitian’s Confessions: Grocery Shoppers Anonymous

It’s happened too many times to count. I run into the grocery store with the intent of purchasing one or two needed ingredients, not even grabbing a shopping basket. By the time I make my way from point A to point Z, I manage...
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Steve’s German Spaghetti

Bacon makes its way into our home on special occasions, and upon uncovering a package leftover from Father’s Day in the freezer, it didn’t take us long to decide how to use it. This spaghetti recipe comes from my husband’s mother, passed down from...
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Chef’s Post Vacay Meals

On Monday morning after being away from home for seven days, I was excited to be back in my own kitchen usually brimming with familiar, healthy foods. Though coming back to a nearly bare fridge creates a challenge. Two and a half weeks into my 40-Day...
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