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December 3, 2011

Meal Makeover Moms Podcast, Stir Fry Recipe, and MyPlate for Moms Giveaway

I had so much fun spending the morning with Janice Bissex and Liz Weiss, aka the Meal Makeover Moms!. We made Pork, Asparagus, and Cashew Stir Fry and Cinnamon Pumpkin Smoothies from my newest book MyPlate for Moms, How to Feed Yourself & Your Family Better and recorded a pod cast about the challenges of healthy eating for moms and their families. You can listen to it here, and enter to win one of three copies of MyPlate for Moms.

Janice and Liz are moms, registered dietitians, and the authors of two cookbooks that I highly recommend for helping you feed your family: No Whine With Dinner: 150 Kid-Tested Healthy Recipes from the Meal Makeover Moms and The Mom’s Guide to Meal Makeovers: Improving the Way Your Family Eats, One Meal at a Time! I love their cookbooks, web page and Facebook page. Enjoy!

August 19, 2010

What’s for Dinner Tonight? Pork Medallions with Cherry Sauce

Filed under: General Information — Tags: , , , — Elizabeth Ward @ 5:23 pm

Ellie Krieger’s Pork Medallions with Cherry Sauce from her wonderful book, The Food You Crave, is delicious, and so easy to make. Check out the recipe at my USATODAY.com blog. Enjoy!

March 17, 2010

Healthy Eating for Two on A Budget

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , — Elizabeth Ward @ 12:15 pm

With the economy the way it is, and by that, I mean crappy, many people, including me, are cutting back on restaurant meals, and expecting more value from the foods we prepare at home.  If you have a baby on the way, and other children to feed, you may be particularly aware of the high cost of groceries.

Luckily, some of the healthiest, tastiest foods for your preconception, pregnancy, or nursing eating plan are among the most relatively inexpensive, and the most nutrient-rich.

Here are four of the items that I always stock in my kitchen because they provide good nutrition for the dollar, and because everyone in the family loves them, so nothing goes to waste.

• Milk: It costs about .25 for an 8-ounce glass, and can be used to make all sorts of entrees, snacks, and desserts, including a Cherry Banana Cooler (bananas are also a budget-friendly food) and Creamy Sweet Potato Soup (sweet potatoes offer great value for the nutrition they provide, too). Eight ounces of milk provides about one-third of the calcium you need for the day, and lots of other nutrients, including protein, and vitamins A and D.

• Eggs: You’ll spend less than $3.00 on a dozen eggs, which you can use to create many different delicious dishes, including an Egg Wrap. Hard-cook eggs to have as snacks along with whole grain crackers or a roll, and add chopped or sliced hard-cooked eggs to salads. Use eggs to make vegetable omelets, French toast, and fried egg sandwiches to have at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Eggs are an excellent source of high quality protein, several vitamins and minerals, and choline, a nutrient you must get from food.

• Canned beans: Surprise! Beans are a vegetable. In fact, they are THE vegetable with the most protein and fiber, so you get a lot for your money.  For less sodium, rinse canned beans well and try Bush’s Beans reduced-sodium varieties.  You really cannot go wrong with a can of beans; they’re super convenient, and they generally cost under $1.00. Use beans in place of some of all of the meat in chili recipes and in soups, salads, and pasta dishes.
• Pork tenderloin: Sick of chicken? Pick up some pork tenderloin.  Pork tenderloin is as lean as boneless, skinless chicken breast and nearly as versatile.  With pork tenderloin, what you see is what you get, and there is very little, if any, waste associated with it.  Plus, pork tenderloin is an excellent source of several B vitamins, iron, zinc, and choline. Grill, broil, or bake pork tenderloin.
What items do you have on hand in your kitchen? Drop me a line and let me know how you save money on food.
Have you seen my other blog at USAToday.com?  It features tips for feeding your family healthy foods, and offers a weekly recipe that I prepare with my children as part of Cooking With My Kids.  This week’s recipe is Chinese Chicken & Ramen Noodle Salad. Remember ramen noodles?  They offer the crunch in this elegant, easy-to-make salad.  Check out the recipe at http://tinyurl.com/4×2e5x.
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