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3 Weeknight Dinner Recipes from Kelsey Nixon

3 Weeknight Dinner Recipes from Kelsey Nixon

Kelsey Nixon, Brooklyn mom and Emmy-nominated host of "Kelsey's Essentials" on the Cooking Channel, offers three easy recipes for weeknight family dinners, including Crispy Chicken Thighs, Skirt Steak Fajitas, and Turkey Roast Dip Sandwiches.

Weeknight Recipe: Lemon-Scented Crispy Chicken Thighs with Potatoes and Baby Carrots

Weeknight Recipe: Lemon-Scented Crispy Chicken Thighs with Potatoes and Baby Carrots

For this dish, the chicken, vegetables, and potatoes all go in the same pot, making it an easy weeknight dinner. The recipe is by Kelsey Nixon, the Emmy-nominated host of "Kelsey's Essentials" on the Cooking Channel.

Weeknight Recipe: Pomegranate-Glazed Skirt Steak Fajitas with Roasted Peanut Slaw

Weeknight Recipe: Pomegranate-Glazed Skirt Steak Fajitas with Roasted Peanut Slaw

This easy recipe by celebrity chef Kelsey Nixon features skirt steak, a great weeknight protein that goes well in Mexican dishes such as fajitas and tacos. This recipe includes a side of roasted peanut slaw.

Weeknight Recipe: Turkey Roast Dip with Haricot Verts and Peach Salad

Weeknight Recipe: Turkey Roast Dip with Haricot Verts and Peach Salad

With this recipe by celebrity chef Kelsey Nixon, you can pop the turkey breast into the slow cooker in the morning before heading off to work, making dinner prep quick and painless. Serve these hearty sandwiches alongside green beans or a fresh peach salad.

Teen Athletes Need Balanced Diets to Perform Their Best

Teen Athletes Need Balanced Diets to Perform Their Best

To perform well in sporting events and support healthy development, teen athletes need to eat balanced meals that provide key nutrients. A registered dietician gives the play-by-play on what teen athletes should be eating.

What Active Teens Should Be Eating

What Active Teens Should Be Eating

Teens, especially teen athletes, have special nutrition needs. Here's a guide to feeding your teen athlete, including meal ideas for active teens that support their sports performance as well as their development.

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Q&A with Lidia Bastianich: New York's Nonna

Q&A with Lidia Bastianich: New York's Nonna

Lidia Bastianich, the NYC chef, television host, and author, discusses the inspiration behind her new children's book, "Nonna's Birthday Surprise," and explains how we can help our kids connect food with nature.

The Importance of Letting Your Kids Indulge in a Sweet Treat

The Importance of Letting Your Kids Indulge in a Sweet Treat

A child psychologist explains why letting your children indulge in a sweet snack is better than depriving them of it altogether.

Cardiologist Explains Five Heart Healthy Diets

Cardiologist Explains Five Heart Healthy Diets

Michael J. Muschel, M.D., F.A.C.C., a cardiologist at ColumbiaDoctors of the Hudson Valley, explains five heart healthy diets, including Paleo or Fred Flintstone, Gary Taubes, Dean Ornish, Michael Pollan, and Maimonides diets.

What an NYC Mom & Registered Dietician Feeds Her Kids
Recipe: Watermelon Feta Salad from Planet Hollywood

Recipe: Watermelon Feta Salad from Planet Hollywood

New York City's only Planet Hollywood, located in the heart of Times Square, shares its easy-to-make summer watermelon salad recipe that features summer's refreshing fruit.

The 3 Rules of Healthy Eating in the Summer

The 3 Rules of Healthy Eating in the Summer

Summer is filled with BBQs, street and county fairs, and ball games, where unhealthy foods abound. Here, a registered dietician lays out three easy rules to help you and your family choose the healthiest food options at these events and beyond.

4 Food Safety Tips for Summer

4 Food Safety Tips for Summer

Whether you're cooking outside on the grill this summer or grabbing a bite at a street fair or ball game, follow these tips from the USDA to help keep your family safe from foodborne illness, which is much more common in the warmer months.

Watermelon Sandwich Wraps

Watermelon Sandwich Wraps

Ever tried watermelon in your sandwich? It may sound strange, but the folks at the National Watermelon Promotion Board have put together 10 wrap recipes that star this refreshing summer fruit, from a Latin watermelon wrap to a Greek wrap with watermelon.

Ask the Expert: How Do I Get My Picky Eater to Try New Foods?

Ask the Expert: How Do I Get My Picky Eater to Try New Foods?

A therapist who treats children with feeding delays and disorders offers her tips for parents on how to get their picky eaters to eat new foods and try a variety of textures and tastes.

Brooklyn Ranks 13th in Top 25 Mom-Friendly Dining Cities

Brooklyn Ranks 13th in Top 25 Mom-Friendly Dining Cities

In honor of Mother's Day, OpenTable has ranked the top 25 "mom-friendly dining cities," and Brooklyn lands 13th on the list. Rankings take into account how many of a city's restaurants are rated "kid-friendly," "romantic," and "hot spots."

Grill Recipe: Korean Barbecue Beef with Stir-Fried Bok Choy

Grill Recipe: Korean Barbecue Beef with Stir-Fried Bok Choy

Take a culinary adventure in your own backyard when you grill up this sweet and spicy Korean barbecue beef tenderloin featuring classic Asian flavors. Serve with a flavorful side of stir-fried bok choy that comes together in about 5 minutes.

Taming the Sugar Beast: Limiting the Sugar in Your Child's Diet

Taming the Sugar Beast: Limiting the Sugar in Your Child's Diet

A local nutritionist shares tips to getting your child to make healthier food choices and limit the amount of sugar in their diets and discusses refined sugar versus unrefined sugar, as well as the benefits of having natural sugars as part of your diet.

Recipe: Nutella, Strawberry, and Banana Crepes

Recipe: Nutella, Strawberry, and Banana Crepes

These sweet vanilla crepes filled with Nutella, bananas, and strawberries are best enjoyed with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Serve them for brunch, dessert, or a special Mother's Day breakfast in bed. Recipe by Alice Currah.

Scarsdale Yoga's New Drink Bar Makes Fresh Juices, Smoothies

Scarsdale Yoga's New Drink Bar Makes Fresh Juices, Smoothies

Scarsdale Yoga recently opened a juice bar in the studio to promote healthy living by making juices, smoothies, and protein shakes with fresh, locally grown produce. This is now the only location in Scarsdale to offer high quality organic drinks made from whole foods with no added sugar.

Recipe: Easy Cheesecake Cupcakes

Recipe: Easy Cheesecake Cupcakes

Make these easy mini cheesecakes in muffin tins for delicious cheesecake cupcakes! Use traditional vanilla and almond flavors, or substitute in lemon, chocolate, or berries for a fun twist.

Recipe: Easy Eggs Benedict Casserole

Recipe: Easy Eggs Benedict Casserole

Love eggs Benedict but find it too hard to make at home? This recipe for eggs Benedict casserole is an easy, one-dish version of the restaurant classic that features all the traditional ingredients without the hassle.




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