Food

The NEW Food Label

By Laura Schmidt RD, LDWith kids heading back to school, and making more food decisions on their own, this is the perfect opportunity to help teach them about the food label. Teaching kids about the food label can increase their knowledge on how to choose better-for-you options and get them ...

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

By Wendy MonroThis week we were blessed with a visit from my friend's daughter, Mackenzie. The minute she landed, her father brought her straight to my house for dinner as per my instructions. Robert's daughter, Mackenzie, is a sweet young teenage girl. Every time she comes to town, we have to ...

Got Calcium and Vitamin D?

By Laura Schmidt RD, LDMany can relate to carrying multiple things at one time - from children and pets to dry cleaning and groceries (unless, of course, you use Aisles Online). You may find the list of things you're carrying to be in the double digits. Have you ever tried carrying 206 things ...

Spaetzle With Caramelized Onions

This weekend, Claud and I decided to have a very lazy time. We didn't have any visitors, Daphne was at a friend's house and Jack is now living in England. We didn't have any visitors arriving until Sunday. So, we decided to spend Saturday in our pajamas and read or watch television most of the ...

“Better-for-You” After-School Snacks

By Laura Schmidt RD, LDWe have all been there; we get home from a day of work and the first thing we think of is "What can I snack on before it's time for dinner?" Like many adults, kids may be having the same thought after getting home from a long day of school. Snacking consumption among kids ...

Egg In A Pepper

By Wendy MonroSo, my youngest is moving to England. Jack has been asking to move there for a couple of years now. Since my niece, Ruby lived with us all I have heard is how unfair his life is. He says, "You let Ruby come here and live my dream. She got to live in another country, which is all I ...

Grilling Outside the Box

By Laura Schmidt, RD, LDWhen it comes to the outdoor grill, think outside of the box! The grill imparts incredibly complex flavor into foods. Whether you are grilling turkey, pizza, vegetables, or fruits, anything goes, and the result is often a sweeter, more flavorful dish. Grilling food ...

Grilled Artichokes with Thousand Island

By Wendy MonroIt has been a crazy summer. I don't even know what day it is anymore. It has been a whirlwind. In fact, "whirlwind" doesn't even cover what this has been.The drama of family, a hospital visit, dance competitions, arguments with spouses, chaos with teenagers, crying babies, a ...

Fire up the Flavor with Grilled Fruits and Vegetables!

By Laura SchmidtIt's grilling season! What better way to fill half of your plate with fruits and veggies than to take advantage of the season. Grilling enhances the sweetness in both fruits and vegetables and, with the right techniques, will have your friends and family wanting more! Below ...

Lamb Lunch

By Wendy MonroThree of my cousins arrived this week to visit Fabulous Las Vegas. Two flew in from Colorado and one drove from Texas with her two small children. I was so excited to see all of them. They were getting in around three o'clock. So, I thought I should make us a late lamb lunch. I ...

Maximize your workouts with proper nutrition

By Laura Schmidt RD, LDThere are more sports nutrition products available today than ever, but what is the best way to maximize the effects of your workout? Workout nutrition can be broken down into three segments: pre, during, and post-workout. Nutritional recommendations also vary if you are ...

Avocado Tuna Salad

This week my baby girl turned 18. I cannot even believe it. She's a grown up now. Well, kind of. She's still our little baby. She's starting her own business and has been attending college. We are very proud parents. Her business is a summer camp where she will teach art to children.Yesterday, ...

Are you Staying Hydrated this Summer?

The warmer months are upon us, so staying hydrated is extra important! And with all the different varieties of sports drinks on the market and new ones coming all the time, how do you decide which one (if any) are right for you? While you don't want to dehydrate your body during physical ...

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

By Wendy MonroA few months ago, we agreed to travel to California to celebrate my cousin's children's high school graduation. My cousins who are graduating are twins and their mother, my cousin, Julie, is one of my best friends. Her twins have autism. However, they have managed to graduate with ...

Kids Sports Nutrition

By Laura SchmidtBaseball, softball, soccer, volleyball, tennis, fun-runs, and more are keeping your family busy and moving this summer. Proper nutrition for your child is important to keep him or her active! As a parent and/or coach it is your job to help keep these youngsters hydrated, ...

Mediterranean Pasta with Scallops

We pulled off the surprise party of the year. A really good friend of mine has had an awful year. Well, she and her husband have had a terrible year. I won't go into details but you should believe me when I say this was the worst year of their lives. So, some friends and I wanted to throw her a ...

Fuel your activity right with carbohydrates!

As the weather gets warmer, many of us head out to take part in local running or biking races, or just enjoy some active time outdoors on our own or with our families. To fuel up for these activities, it is important to eat foods that will help us do our best, whether it is for competition or ...

Pineapple Cucumber Salad

\We have been so busy this week. My mom, stepdad, and sister came here from California to visit Ella before she leaves. The first night, they all arrived at different times, so I decided to make a big smorgasbord of snacks for dinner. I put out cheeses, sliced meats, diced fruit, French bread, ...

The Power of Protein

When it comes to sports nutrition, there are several nutrients you need in your diet and one of those important nutrients is protein. An important function of protein is to build and repair all the tissues in our body, which our muscles need when it comes to sports and exercise. Protein is ...

Leeks Vinaigrette

By Wendy MonroWe had another party at our house this weekend. This time it was a welcoming of Ella and my friend Amy's birthday party. Yes, another combination party. Claud and I discussed what we would cook. He was certain that he would grill some ribeye steaks and make dauphinoise potatoes. I ...

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