Jenny Park ( http://spoonforkbacon.com/ ): A fresh, hearty, and healthy salad that's easy to throw together. Sound too good to be true? Well, this chicken and farro salad is the real deal. It's tasty, filling, and guilt-free so eat up ... and often. Enjoy!
Let's face it, if we gave our kids the option, they'd probably eat mac and cheese for every meal. We want to make our children happy, but not at the expense of feeding them unhealthy food, right? Well, with this mac and cheese, everyone can be happy. This recipe uses real ingredients like milk, peas, brown rice pasta and REAL cheese -- not the bright orange powder that comes in a packet. The best part it is it doesn't take much longer to prepare than the boxed varieties. Now that's what you call a win-win!
Salads are generally not hearty enough for dinner. I think we can agree on that, right? At least not the healthy ones -- you know, the ones without the fried chicken pieces and the ranch dressing and the bleu cheese crumbles. Well, Pace Webb of http://tasteofpace.blogspot.com provides the exception with this recipe. By roasting seasonal vegetables and combining them with chick peas and shaved parmesan, this salad is in fact warm, filling and quite hearty. It's also perfect for those lazy nights when you just don't feel like cooking up a big meal.
Dana Joy Altman ( http://www.realfoodrehab.com/ ): Sugar here. Sugar there. Sugar is everywhere these days ... and your kid is happily eating it. Maybe even craving it. Here is a great smoothie recipe that tastes as sweet as their favorite sugary treat but has none of that refined stuff. They'll never what they're missing and you'll be happy knowing that they're eating -- or rather drinking -- healthy!
Kelly Bryson Pearce: Saturday mornings are the best! Our family gets to sleep in, spend quality time together ... in our pajamas, and, best of all, we get to make and enjoy a delicious, hearty breakfast. Our favorite go-to meal is French toast with bananas and whipped cream. Mmm... Here's to the weekend!
Liesl Maggiore: Even in Southern California, this time of year is definitely still soup weather! My Colorado mom is queen of winter soups and I guess her love of making and eating them rubbed off on me. There is nothing more satisfying than the smells and warmth that come from homemade soup. And the best part is, so many are super easy to make and quite healthy - like this one! This recipe is packed with veggies and protein and my whole family loves it. I like to use a sausage that has a little smokiness to it for added depth of flavor.
Shauna Sever ( http://shaunasever.com ): This is a sweet treat that's actually friendly to your waistline. The trick here is fresh vanilla bean. Vanilla is a great low calorie, rich tasting ingredient that will leaving you feeling like you've enjoyed a decadent creamy treat but without the need to hit the treadmill afterwards. The other great part about this recipe is that you can substitute a variety of fruit!
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