Archive for July, 2010

Jul 10 2010

Cartoon Characters Impact What Your Child Wants to Eat

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Food marketers as well as parents have known for years that a popular cartoon character can influence a child’s desire for junk food but even I was surprised to learn the addition of the lovable Shrek could get kids to eat more onions – a lot more onions! According to today’s Wall Street Journal since [...]

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Jul 10 2010

Vegetarian Sheperd’s Pie

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Eating “meatless” a few times per week is both healthful and economical. This recipe is also very easy and the ingredients are few. Most of you may not be familiar with MorningStar Scrambles. They are sold in the freezer case, see a picture below and they take the place of ground beef. I think they [...]

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Jul 10 2010

Easy Baked Tomatoes

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Of course tomatoes are delicious when served cold in a salad but they are also wonderful baked whole and topped with a few breadcrumbs. I serve cooked tomatoes as a side vegetable to fish, chicken or a roast . Allow one whole tomato per person and plan on one tablespoon of seasoned breadcrumbs mixed with [...]

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Jul 10 2010

Fresh, Frozen or Canned?

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I prefer fresh vegetables over frozen or canned but I live in New England and fresh is not always an option so I turn to canned and frozen. I like frozen vegetables because they are convenient and already chopped, peeled and ready to cook. Most are flash frozen, meaning they are frozen right after picking and they hold [...]

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Jul 10 2010

Fruit and Vegetable Portion Size- what is right?

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Parents ask me all the time about portion size. A simple rule of thumb is to serve 1-3 tablespoons of fruit or vegetable for each year of life. Start with a small portion then allow for second portions if your child is hungry. A two year old should be offered a total of 1 cup [...]

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