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Recipe: Green Velvet Cupcakes with Vanilla-Mint Frosting

Recipe: Green Velvet Cupcakes with Vanilla-Mint Frosting

Love red velvet cupcakes? Try this easy recipe to turn them into green velvet cupcakes topped with a refreshing, mint-green cream cheese frosting. They're the perfect treat for St. Patrick's Day or any other spring holiday party.

Michelle Obama Shares Nutrition Changes She Made for the Family on SiriusXM Radio

Michelle Obama Shares Nutrition Changes She Made for the Family on SiriusXM Radio

In an interview with Michelle Obama on SiriusXM that aired on Feb. 26, FLOTUS discusses the diet changes she had to make as a busy, working mother and also shares updates on the "Let's Move" campaign to fight childhood obesity.

A New Documentary Shines a Light on Hunger in America

A New Documentary Shines a Light on Hunger in America

A new documentary, "A Place at The Table," shines a light on hunger in America. The film seeks to enlighten Americans that most people in the country are "food insecure"—they don't know where their next meal is coming from.

Four NYC Neighborhoods to Receive Better Access to Healthy Foods

Four NYC Neighborhoods to Receive Better Access to Healthy Foods

A new program will expand access to healthy food in four New York City neighborhoods over the next three years, with a focus on improving the lives of low-income families in disadvantaged areas of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.

Is Your Baby Ready for Solid Foods?

Is Your Baby Ready for Solid Foods?

One of the first milestones in a child's life is graduating to solid foods. But how do you know if your little one is ready for solid foods? And what foods should you be giving him or her? Here's what you need to know.

5 Tips to Get Kids Eating Healthy Foods

5 Tips to Get Kids Eating Healthy Foods

Stephanie Maze, author of "Healthy Foods from A to Z," offers tips for getting kids to eat their fruits and vegetables. The key, as you'll see, is to find ways to make healthy foods fun -- and that includes letting kids play with their food!

Recipe: Matzaroni and Cheese

Recipe: Matzaroni and Cheese

This kosher version of macaroni and cheese substitutes matzah for pasta, making it a great Passover meal. It gets a creamy boost from a combination of sour cream and cottage cheese in addition to shredded mozzarella or Muenster.

Passover Recipe: Eggplant-Wrapped Chicken

Passover Recipe: Eggplant-Wrapped Chicken

This original kosher recipe, from the cookbook "Passover Made Easy," calls for stuffed chicken thighs wrapped in oven-fried eggplant. It serves 4 to 6 people, making it a great meal for families during Passover.

5 Healthy and Easy Fish Recipes for Family Dinners

5 Healthy and Easy Fish Recipes for Family Dinners

Did you know that eating seafood twice a week can help prevent heart disease? Add these healthy and easy fish recipes to your family's dinner menu and enjoy fresh dishes featuring cod, halibut, pollock, salmon, and sole.

Recipe: Sole Capri

Recipe: Sole Capri

The Capri in this recipe is a reference to the island off the western coast of Italy. In this classic Italian fish dish, sole fillets are paired with fresh basil and sun-dried tomatoes and topped with an easy white wine sauce. Best of all: It's ready in 15 minutes!

Recipe: Warm Halibut Potato Salad with Green Onion Dijon Dressing

Recipe: Warm Halibut Potato Salad with Green Onion Dijon Dressing

This quick and healthy salad recipe stars halibut, potatoes, red bell peppers, and mandarin oranges atop a bed of arugula with a warm dressing made of green onions, orange juice, and Dijon mustard. It's ready in 30 minutes and serves up to 6 people.

Recipe: Salmon Penne with Green Beans Vinaigrette

Recipe: Salmon Penne with Green Beans Vinaigrette

This recipe for salmon with green beans and whole-wheat pasta serves five people and is ready in less than 30 minutes. Add some fresh thyme and lemon zest and you have a healthy, quick, and easy seafood dish for your family's next weeknight meal.

Kids with Braces: 6 Tips to Soothe a Sore Mouth

Kids with Braces: 6 Tips to Soothe a Sore Mouth

If your child wears braces, she might occasionally have a sore mouth and be unable to eat some of the foods she loves. Here, the authors of The Braces Cookbook offer 6 tips for soothing a sore mouth and suggestions on what foods to eat for pain-free meals.

2 Great Recipes for Kids with Braces

2 Great Recipes for Kids with Braces

From The Braces Cookbook, these two recipes are for foods that area easy to eat with braces, including a crustless quiche and a cranberry splash punch. Keep these handy for the next time your child gets his wires tightened at the orthodontist.

Recipe: Moroccan-Style Cod with Mango-Carrot Slaw

Recipe: Moroccan-Style Cod with Mango-Carrot Slaw

This cod recipe features Moroccan spices like saffron, cinnamon, and allspice, which pairs nicely with a refreshing mango-carrot slaw featuring flavors such as cilantro, lime, and honey. It's a healthy family dinner that's ready in about 35 minutes.

Recipe: Kid-Friendly 'Sushi'

Recipe: Kid-Friendly 'Sushi'

This mock "sushi" recipe calls for sandwich ingredients such as deli meat, cheese, and pickles. By skipping the raw fish and keeping the fun sushi shape, you can make a fun and different lunch for your kids (and one they'll actually eat!).

Recipe: Crustless Quiche with Veggies and Pierogies

Recipe: Crustless Quiche with Veggies and Pierogies

This crustless quiche is a vegetarian dish that's great for brunch or a light dinner. Use prepared pierogies for a delicious twist, and add in as many seasonal vegetables as you can handle. The whole thing is ready in an hour and serves up to 6 people.

Ask the Expert: What Foods and Drinks Should I Avoid When Breast-Feeding?

Ask the Expert: What Foods and Drinks Should I Avoid When Breast-Feeding?

When women begin breast-feeding, many consider how their diets will affect the health of the baby. Advance practice registered nurse of Lactation Services of Connecticut, Lorna C. Aliperti, has been a lactation consultant for more than 10 years and shares answers to the most common diet questions for women who are breast-feeding.

Recipe: Stir-Fried Ginger Beef and Broccoli

Recipe: Stir-Fried Ginger Beef and Broccoli

Looking for an easy recipe to make in your wok? Try this Asian-inspired beef and broccoli dish, which brings together the hearty flavors of ginger, soy sauce, and molasses. The recipe serves 4, making it a perfect weeknight family meal.

Recipe: Smoky Southwest Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Recipe: Smoky Southwest Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Try this easy weeknight recipe for smoky Southwest chicken and wild rice soup, a hearty spin on the usual chicken-and-noodle duo. This recipe serves 6, so it's a perfect meal for a big family or a small family that appreciates leftovers.

Whole-Food Recipe for Chicken Soup

Whole-Food Recipe for Chicken Soup

This recipe for homemade chicken soup calls for a broth made from a whole chicken, which is high in nutrients and healing properties. The recipe comes from Magdalena Wszwlaki, a certified nutrition coach who specializes in autoimmune disorders and thyroid conditions.

Easy Baked Thai Salmon Recipe

Easy Baked Thai Salmon Recipe

This easy-to-make Thai salmon dish, which features soy, sesame, and ginger flavors, is recommended by Magdalena Wszelaki, a certified nutrition coach who specializes in autoimmune disorders and thyroid conditions.

How to Decode Meat Labels

How to Decode Meat Labels

Confused about what the labels on packaged meat mean? Here's a guide to decoding labels on beef, chicken, and pork products in the supermarket, including organic, natural, free-range, cage-free, grass-fed, and certified humane.

The Many Benefits of Meatless Meals

The Many Benefits of Meatless Meals

Eating less meat can benefit your health, trim down your grocery bill, and help the environment. Learn about the many benefits of eating like a vegetarian once in a while and how to make sure your family gets the nutrition they need from meatless meals.

The Best Vegetarian Chili Recipe

The Best Vegetarian Chili Recipe

This quick vegetarian chili recipe replaces meat with lots of beans and vegetables and suggests using vegetarian burger crumbles to add texture and protein. It's an easy weeknight meal that's ready in about an hour, and it's great for leftovers.




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