Posts Tagged: vegetables

Ratatouille Al Fresco

by in Recipe Reviews

Recipes

Take your favorite Provençe fare al fresco! This scrumptious ratatouille is incredibly easy–just through everything on the grill and sit back to enjoy the day. Serve it up with whole-grain crusty bread with just a taste of creamy goat cheese for a simple, elegant meal that will wow everyone at your cookout with very little effort on your part.

Ratatouille Al Fresco

My Children’s Top Ten Veggies

by in Our Dietitan

Allison Stowell

I can recall the night I offered my daughter Brussels sprouts for the first time. She spit them out and insisted that I forgot she was allergic to them! Yes, true story. While I continue to work on Brussels sprouts, my kids do love their veggies. Here are their top ten, why they love them and why I love that they love them.

My Children’s Top Ten Veggies

Baking with Fruit & Veggies for Fat

by in Nutrition Science

Kitty Broihier

As prime baking season approaches quickly, many home cooks are laying in their supplies—among them the typical fats used in baking such as oil, shortening and butter. Adding fruits and vegetables to your baked goods (and removing some of the fat in the recipe) will add fiber, protein and additional nutrients that fats don’t contain. Many cherished holiday recipes can be tweaked to contain less fat with a simple substitution—without sacrificing taste or texture. Others do rely on butter for flavor and crisp texture, such as shortbread, spritz cookies and cutout sugar cookies–these would not be good choices for trying out a butter sub! Swapping out fat for more healthful ingredients isn’t difficult, but it does some comfort with experimentation.

Baking with Fruit & Veggies for Fat

Carrot Fries

by in Expert Chef, Videos

Recipes

Expert Chef Erin Dow and Scientific Advisor Lori Kaley make a batch of simple Carrot Fries, which are basically roasted carrots. Not only does roasting concentrate the sugars in carrots to make them taste sweeter, kids are just more willing to try a vegetable if you call it a fry. If you’re planning a healthy Halloween party, why not take the spin one creepy step further and offer the kids Fried Fingers this year?

Preserving the Harvest

by in Healthy Tips

Guiding Stars Kitchen

Many of us have spent hours in the kitchen pickling, canning and making jams to preserve the bounty either from our own gardens or from our local farmers’ market when the prices are low and the produce is fresh. The problem with canning is that so many of those recipes go something like “make a simple syrup with a pound of sugar…” or have ingredients that include multiple cups of salt. The good news is that you don’t need them to preserve the food, and even better for those of us who dread the hours of hot, sweaty working necessary to prepping safe canned food, there are alternatives.

Preserving the Harvest

Crazy Cool Veggie Platters

by in Best of the Web

Recipes

You don’t have to hide veggies to get kids to eat them, but turning them into a recognizable work of art can’t hurt. If you want to draw attention to the healthy vegetable platters you have planned for your next party, take inspiration from your kids’ favorite cartoon characters. We love what Offbeat Mama did with inspiration from Sesame Street and a whole host of fruits and veggies. Go to the store with some possible characters and colors in mind, and consider these great tips from Serious Eats.

Crazy Cool Veggie Platters