Recipe for Hummus, Chicken & Grape Tartines + National Hummus Day + a Giveaway {Podcast #267}

Bring the healthy flavors of the Mediterranean to your family’s table with this easy-to-make recipe for Hummus, Chicken & Grape Tartines. 

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On this week’s Cooking with the Moms radio podcast, we celebrate National Hummus Day (May 21, 2015) by digging into hummus: What’s it made from? Why is hummus so nutritious? And what are some easy ways to add it to your family’s diet? And we’re offering a giveaway (3 winners!) for 10 free Sabra coupons and a $50.00 Visa gift card; read on for the details.

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Disclosure: We created this recipe for Sabra and were compensated for the recipe and social media outreach. All opinions are solely our own. 

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We’re all about healthy and easy here at Meal Makeover Moms’ Kitchen, and we’re all about getting kids (even the pickiest among them) to try new foods. While this open-face sandwich may seem sophisticated, it’s actually quite flexible … and kid friendly.

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Hummus Brownie Bites + Why It’s a Good Idea to Eat Two Heaping Tablespoons of Hummus a Day!

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These luscious Brownie Bites are a healthy makeover of classic gooey brownies, but they taste just as decadent. Oh, and they’re made with hummus instead of gobs of butter! How’s that for a fun ingredient swap? Looking for a special dessert for your family with a better-for-you fat profile, less added sugar, and more beneficial nutrients? [more]

FREE Trial Membership for THRIVE MARKET + Save up to 50% on Your Favorite Organic & Natural Products

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Stocking our pantries with wholesome and organic staples just got a whole lot easier and affordable thanks to a new online shopping service called, THRIVE MARKET. And now everyone in our Meal Makeover Mom community can save too! When you visit our affiliate page on THRIVE MARKET, you’ll automatically receive a two-month FREE trial membership and $10.00 [more]

Food Photography for Smart Phones: 5 Everyday Background Props to Make Your Food Photos Fantastic

Background Props for Food Photography

By using everyday items like an old cookie sheet, a cool wooden cutting board, or a pretty cloth napkin or fabric swatch, you can take your food photos from drab to delicious! I recently spoke at the annual meeting of the Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics about food photography for smart phones. As part [more]

Freekeh Salad with Caramelized Cauliflower and Tuna + A Giveway of Simply Ancient Grains {Podcast #266}

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This Freekeh Salad with Caramelized Cauliflower and Tuna is surprisingly simple, and its bright and flavorful flavors make it an ideal addition to any family’s weeknight dinner rotation. If cooking freekeh, millet, farro, bulgur, quinoa, or other ancient grains sounds difficult or too time consuming, then you’ll definitely want to tune in to this week’s Cooking with the [more]

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin Makeover + Highlights from Daffodil Weekend on Nantucket

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin Makeover

These Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are lighter and have more fiber than the usual donut shop options, and every bite is bursting with springtime flavors. Made with white whole wheat flour, only a third cup sugar, olive oil, and poppy seeds, this muffin makeover is perfect for breakfast or a lunch box or afternoon snack. The idea [more]

Creative Cauliflower Recipes – A Roundup! {Podcast #265}

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Cauliflower is a cancer-fighting cruciferous vegetable, and it’s versatile too! From roasted and mashed to hearty, rib-sticking “steaks,” cauliflower is the current “it” vegetable making its way onto restaurant menus and family dinner tables everywhere. On this week’s Cooking with the Moms radio podcast, we dish about some of our favorite cauliflower recipes — Cauliflower Mac & [more]

Cauliflower Mac & Cheese — A Makeover of Classic Mac & Cheese

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Mac & cheese is a kid favorite, but when it comes to good nutrition, this classic kid dish is lackluster at best. For my Cauliflower Mac & Cheese makeover, I use whole wheat elbow pasta, add shredded cauliflower (it disappears right into the dish), and create a yummy, creamy sauce that’s made with no cream at [more]

Cleaning Out My Pantry with a Recipe for Gnocchi Primavera

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Sometimes the best last-minute dinners are made by combining staples that have been gathering dust in your pantry, fridge, and freezer. In my case it was lots of vegetables and gnocchi and a few condiments that I tossed together for a fun dinner with friends. Every month we participate in The Recipe Redux cooking challenge, [more]

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