Homemade Hamburger Helper

*+-I never ate Hamburger Helper as a kid, but when I saw this creamy, veggie-packed pasta dish in Eating Well Magazine a few years ago I gave it a try, and was so glad I did.  It’s rich, hearty flavor has made it a staple in our house.  If you don’t eat beef, you can…Continue Reading

Rotisserie Chicken Goes Organic

*+-Rotisserie chickens are a huge time-saver when it comes to making easy, healthy meals.  But regular grocery store rotisserie chickens have always grossed me out a little because I know they’re factory farmed, and chicken is one of those things I always try to buy organic (see why here).  That’s why I am happy to…Continue Reading

The Healthiest Fruit Snacks For Kids

*+-Question: My 7-year old loves fruit snacks.  Which ones are the healthiest for her? Answer: The reality is that fruit snacks are often just candy with the word “fruit” in the title.  So it’s important to shop carefully, and either choose fruit leathers, which are made from fruit puree and have no added sugar, or…Continue Reading

Spaghetti Squash Recipes

*+-Question: I’m looking for some good spaghetti squash recipes. Do you have any ideas? Answer: I love squash. Butternut, acorn, and delicata are my favorite varieties, but spaghetti squash is fun too because you can use it in almost any pasta recipe in place of the noodles (great way to make a pasta dish low-calorie). …Continue Reading

Easy Party Ideas

*+-Question: I am having a party in a few weeks for about 30 people.  I need an easy menu that won’t require a lot of time or cooking the day of the party.  Any suggestions? Answer: The point of throwing a party is to enjoy the company of your guests in the comfort of your…Continue Reading

Salmon Salad: The Cheap & Easy Way to Eat More Fish

*+-You’re probably used to eating canned tuna — on sandwiches, melts, salads, and in your mom’s casseroles.  But canned salmon?  Maybe not. It’s time to start! Why Canned Salmon Rules It’s the freshest fish you can get, since it’s caught and canned immediately on site It’s cheap, at about $2 per 6oz can (that’s less…Continue Reading

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