Healthy Teriyaki Tofu & Veggie Protein Bowl – {Recipe Redux October Challenge}

Plant-based protein bowls are a food trend that makes me very happy. They’re easy to make, nutritious, versatile, and filled with big flavors and lots of crunch. This Teriyaki Tofu and Veggie Protein Bowl is no exception.

Healthy Teriyaki Tofu and Veggie Protein Bowl via #vegetarian

{Picky Eater Advice}

If your family tends to shy away from vegetables, set up a build-your-own  bowl bar filled with an array of ingredients so everyone can decide what to take … or what not to take. Giving finicky eaters control over their individual food choices (especially when they’re all healthy choices) is often a big motivator for trying new foods.

Healthy Teriyaki Tofu and Veggie Protein Bowl via #vegetarian

The bowls I like to make include some sort of whole grain including brown rice, farro, quinoa, or whole wheat pasta, crunchy vegetables, fresh herbs, and one or two protein-rich foods — beans, tofu, grilled chicken, salmon, nuts, seeds, or eggs.

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Food Trends from the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) 2016

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From better-for-you snacks made with less sugar to products brimming with beneficial probiotics to pasta made with pulses, we had an opportunity to sample and sip a smorgasbord of new and nutritious food products at the 2016 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) in Boston. FNCE is the annual meeting of the Academy of Nutrition [more]

How to Pack a Healthy Back-to-School Snack Bin in the Pantry and Fridge {Podcast #292}

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We created this post for Planters Peanuts and were compensated for our work. All opinions are our own. From lunchbox snacks to after-school nibbles, place nutrient-rich foods in your pantry and fridge to encourage your family to make smart, sensible food choices. Snacks can play an important role in the nutritional well being of your family or they can sabotage good [more]

Healthy Gingersnap Pumpkin Mousse – a makeover of classic mousse

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If you’re looking for a fall-inspired afternoon snack or special treat for after dinner, try our healthy pumpkin mousse makeover made simply with canned pumpkin puree, frozen banana for natural sweetness, low-fat cottage cheese, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, and a tasty topping of crushed gingersnap cookies, hemp seeds, and roasted pumpkin seeds. Yes Please! Healthy [more]

Autumn’s Best Butternut Squash, Apple, and Pear Soup

Autumn's Best Butternut Squash, Apple and Pear Soup via #soup

The second it cools off here in New England, I start craving soup, especially when butternut squash is the star. This vegetarian, gluten-free recipe features autumn’s freshest butternut squash along with sweet, crisp apples and juicy pears. For an added pop of protein, you can incorporate cooked quinoa, toasted walnuts, and/or pumpkin seeds. Last week, I joined [more]

Toll House Cookies get a Makeover – Gluten-Free Almond Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies {The Recipe Redux}

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These Almond Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies are made with almond flour, coconut oil, unsweetened shredded coconut, and mini semi-sweet chocolate chips. They’re a gluten-free makeover of the chocolate chip cookies from my childhood. Here at Meal Makeover Moms’ Kitchen we participate in The Recipe Redux monthly blogger challenge. This month’s challenge:  Stir up some of [more]

25 Fast and Healthy Family Dinners for Back to School – National Family Meals Month {Podcast #291}


September is National Family Meals Month, an initiative spearheaded by the Food Marketing Institute. It’s designed to encourage families to gather around the table more often and to educate everyone about the many health benefits of breaking bread together. We’re both on board with #FamilyMealsMonth and hope you are too. To make family mealtime easier [more]

Crunchy, Juicy Apple, Edamame and Chickpea Salad – An Easy Side Dish to Balance Your Plate

Crunchy, Juicy Apple, Edamame and Chickpea Salad

I created this recipe and post in partnership with Nestlé’s Balance Your Plate program. I was compensated for my work, and all opinions are solely my own. This sweet and savory side salad comes together quickly even on busy school nights by combining canned chickpeas wi

Lentil Enchilada Bake – An Easy Vegetarian Dinner

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I was compensated for creating this recipe and blog post by Canadian Lentils. All opinions are my own. You may have heard by now (especially if you follow our blog) that 2016 is the International Year of Pulses. To continue the celebration, I created a fast and easy meatless Lentil Enchilada Bake made with Canadian lentils, colorful bell peppers, two [more]