Ambrosia Apples: Sweet as Honey, Pretty as Sunshine — Apple Orchard Adventures {Podcast #275}

Back in the day (1982 to be exact), I spent a year living in Portland, OR where I completed my dietetic internship at the Oregon Health Sciences University. I loved living in the Northwest, and last weekend, I had the opportunity to go back! For three delicious days, I visited Wenatchee, WA where I learned about a sweet new apple variety called Ambrosia.

Ambrosia Apple Tour in Wenatchee, WA via #ILoveAmbrosia

I was more excited than a kid in a candy store during my visit. I toured orchards and learned about the chance birth of this honey-flavored, crisp, juicy apple variety, and I was blown away by the hard work that goes into growing, hand picking, packing and shipping these beauties across the US (and the world!)

Ambrosia apples have a honey taste and a perfumed aroma making them among the sweetest apple varieties on the market. The word Ambrosia literally means, Food of the Gods.

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Apple, Bacon and Maple Syrup Flatbread Pizza + A Taste of Ambrosia Apples

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This flavorful apple-topped pizza comes together quickly with a store-bought flatbread pizza crust, Cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, green onions, sweet slices of Ambrosia apples, and maple syrup. Add a fun new twist to family pizza night with a sweet apple topping! I created this recipe after joining six other food writers last weekend for an Ambrosia Apple Tour [more]

Egg Salad Gets a Healthy Makeover with a Recipe for Autumn Egg Salad

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This gluten-free Autumn Egg Salad is made with diced apples, celery and shredded carrot, so it’s slightly sweet and oh-so crunchy. And it’s made with plain Greek yogurt and low-fat mayonnaise, which means my recipe makeover is lighter than classic egg salad. I was invited to a break-fast dinner on Yom Kippur and asked to bring [more]

Rib-Sticking Meatloaf Gets a Healthy Makeover + Freezer Meal Tips and Tricks {The Recipe Redux}

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Stick-to-your-ribs meatloaf gets a healthy makeover with lean ground beef, the addition of shredded carrot and oats, and flavor enhancers like green onion, garlic, and garden-fresh basil. You can easily double this recipe and freeze the second loaf for a family-friendly freezer meal. September always feels like my busiest month of the year. Summer vacation turns [more]

Broccoli Crunch Salad + Pizza = A Family-Pleasing Pairing on Busy School Nights

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If back-to-school season means you’re back to running in a million different directions, try this easy and nutritious recipe for Broccoli Crunch Salad. Paired with thin-crust cheese pizza and a glass of low-fat milk, your kids (and you!) will love every bite. I created this recipe and blog content in partnership with Nestlé’s Balance Your [more]

10 No-Recipe Recipes for Busy Families {Podcast #274}

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Who needs a “recipe” when you can cook healthy and delicious meals with what’s on hand. On this week’s Cooking with the Moms radio podcast, we share our favorite toss-together meals for busy families along with clever dinner-done-easy favorites from our Facebook fans and blog readers. (1) Quesadillas stuffed with leftover chopped chicken, fish, beef, [more]

Pizza Pinwheels with Hummus and Veggies for Back-to-School Lunchboxes

Pizza Pinwheels with Hummus and Veggies

Add a fun twist to your child’s lunchbox with this easy-to-assemble recipe for Pizza Pinwheels with Hummus and Veggies. Pack mushrooms and black olives on the side to round out this pizza-licious power lunch. Disclosure: I created this recipe for Sabra’s new Pizza Hummus Singles. I was compensated for the recipe development and social media outreach. All opinions [more]

A Roundup of Healthy After-School Snack Recipes {Podcast #273}

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Kids across the country are heading back to school, so we’re here to the rescue with a lineup of healthy snack recipes to tame their tummies in the afternoon. On this week’s Cooking with the Moms radio podcast, we dish about some of our kids’ favorite after-school snacks and share recipes from fellow dietitian food [more]

Crispy Oven “Fried” Chicken {August, Recipe Redux Challenge}

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Classic fried chicken gets a healthy makeover with this moist-on-the-inside, crispy-on-the-outside Oven “Fried” Chicken, and it’s so fast and easy, you can even make it on busy weeknights when the kids are back in school and schedules are tight. When I was a kid, getting fried chicken for dinner was a special treat. I loved [more]

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