Homemade Applesauce

Homemade Applesauce

It can be a confusing and stressful time for new parents when it’s time to start a baby on solid foods.  Although it’s traditional to start a baby on solids with a single-grain cereal, there’s no medical evidence to show that introducing solid foods...
Spaghetti Squash with Tomato Sauce

Spaghetti Squash with Tomato Sauce

Like most children, my daughters are big fans of pasta and noodles.  I think they can eat it 3 times a day! So if I include a pasta and noodle dish in their lunchbox, then I’ll usually serve a different type of starch at dinner.  Or offer this spaghetti squash...
Baked Apples with Oats and Blueberries

Baked Apples with Oats and Blueberries

The following post and recipe was contributed by Emelia Stiverson, dietetic intern from Teachers College, Columbia University. The weather is cooling down and Autumn is almost here.  As we stroll past the stands at the farmers’ market and walk into the produce section...
15 minute vegetable meat sauce

15 minute vegetable meat sauce

Tomato sauce is a perfect vehicle for many wonderful additions. It is a true blessing for parents of small (or big)  kids who are not into vegetables, since it is almost impossible to identify them once they have been cooked with the sauce. We add lots of veggies to...
No-Vinegar Russian Pickles

No-Vinegar Russian Pickles

When we look for a good source of probiotics, we typically think about yogurt or kefir. But pickled vegetables can also be a great way to boost of these beneficial bacteria. Most of the pickles found on the supermarket shelf have been prepared with vinegar and...
Blueberry muffins

Blueberry muffins

If you like a delicious warm muffin with your morning coffee as I do, you will love this muffin recipe. It is 100% whole grain, relatively low in sugar and has more fruit than many other recipes I have seen. One of these nutritious pastries will give you enough...