Asian Grilled Turkey Tenderloin with Pineapple – Part 2: Grill Something Unexpected {Podcast #288}

In Part 2 of our Grill Something Unexpected series, we feature turkey tenderloin, a moist and tender cut that lends itself to the outdoor grill. 

My Asian-inspired marinade made with soy sauce, ginger, lime juice, garlic, toasted sesame oil, and honey adds a slightly sweet, slightly salty flavor, and the grilled pineapple rounds out the meal.

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June is National Turkey Lovers’ Month®. While most of us look forward to turkey with all the fixins on Thanksgiving, there’s a wide variety of turkey cuts including the drumstick, thigh, breast, tenderloin, cutlets, ground, and wing/drumette that can be used for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even snacks all year long. Turkey can easily be prepared by grilling, baking, roasting, pan frying or broiling. 

On this week’s Cooking with the Moms radio podcast, I share my recipe for Asian Grilled Turkey Tenderloin with Pineapple and highlights from my Farm to Fork turkey farm tour, which I attended last summer in Ohio.

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A Roundup of 18 Grilled Fruit and Vegetable Recipes – Part 1: Grill Something Unexpected

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Looking for new ways to add more fruits and vegetables to your family’s diet? Grill them! Grilling brings out the natural sweetness of vegetables and makes fruit even sweeter. My roundup of 18 grilled produce recipes below and my family-pleasing Grilled Broccoli with Garlic highlight why grilling fruits and veggies is easy and unexpected. And if [more]

25 Ways to Improve Your Family’s Diet {Podcast #287}

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Struggling with picky eaters? Looking for new ways to add variety, more nutrition, and kid-friendly flavors to every-day meals? Stuck in a snack rut? Curious how much added sugar is lurking in your family’s favorite foods? Wondering out how much fiber your family needs for optimal health? On this week’s Cooking with the Moms radio podcast, [more]

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Family’s Diet Today! – Part 5: Add 5 Extra Grams of Fiber to Your Diet Every Day

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Do you and your kids consume the recommended 25 to 38 grams of fiber each day (19 grams for children 1 to 3 years old)? Fiber is good for digestion, lowers blood cholesterol, keeps blood sugar in check, plays a role in maintaining a healthy body weight, and is the “food” of choice for the trillions [more]

Lemony Asparagus and Peas + A Dinner Hack for Surviving Spring Sports

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Balance your favorite frozen entrée with this side dish of Lemony Asparagus and Peas for a simple spring meal you can serve on the busiest nights of the week! I created this recipe and post in partnership with Nestlé’s Balance Your Plate. I was compensated for my work, and all opinions are solely my own.  ******* America’s favorite pastime is in [more]

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Family’s Diet Today! – PART #4: Slash Added Sugar

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The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends we all limit added sugar to no more than 10% of our daily calories. But right now, on average, Americans consume 13% of their daily calories from added sugar, and soft drinks, sweetened beverages, and desserts are the biggest culprits. Kids and teens tend to have the biggest sweet tooth. [more]

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Family’s Diet Today! – PART #3: Give Snacks a Healthy Makeover

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On average, kids consume snacks three times a day with 27% of their daily calories coming from all those between-meal nibbles. When children are offered things like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and calcium-rich yogurt, snack time provides the perfect opportunity for exposing them to new tastes, textures, and the nutrients that may be missing from their diets. Swap salty chips, candy, [more]

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Family’s Diet Today! – PART #2: Weave One (or more!) Nutrient-Rich Ingredient Into Everything You Make

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The typical U.S. diet is too low in fruits and vegetables, too low in whole grains, and too high in sodium. Don’t despair, because boosting the number of fruits, veggies, whole grains, and other good-for-you ingredients in your family’s diet, is just a recipe away. In Part #2 of our 5-part series on Easy Ways to [more]

Gut Health: How to Nurture Your ‘Good’ Bacteria with Diet and Lifestyle {Podcast #286}

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There may be no such thing as the Fountain of Youth, but a growing body of cool science shows that taking care of the 100 trillion bacteria that reside inside your gut can have a profound and positive impact on your family’s health.  On this week’s Cooking with the Moms radio show, we welcome Stanford [more]