Home-Grown Habaneros and my Recipe for Fiery Tomatillo Salsa

What do you get when you open the fridge and see two week’s worth of tomatillos from your CSA and a dozen ripe habanero peppers that your husband picked from the backyard garden? Answer: A lesson in Scoville Units and a tomatillo salsa that is fiery hot!

Fiery Tomatillo Salsa via Mealmakeovermoms.com/kitchen

This tomatillo salsa, or salsa verde, was simple to make and the addition of habanero pepper added quite a kick!

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This innocent-looking habanero pepper is one of the hottest peppers on earth. The Scoville scale is a measurement of the spicy heat (capsaicin concentration) of chili peppers or other spicy foods. Most habaneros rate between 200,000 and 300,000 on the Scoville scale. To put that into perspective, a jalapeno pepper rates 1,000 to 4,000. My husband didn’t know this when he planted “some hot peppers” in our garden this year!

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Egg Salad Gets a Makeover with a Recipe for Healthy Autumn Egg Salad

This healthy Autumn Egg Salad is made with diced apples, celery and shredded carrot, so it’s slightly sweet and oh-so crunchy. And it’s made with plain Greek yogurt and low-fat mayonnaise, which means my recipe makeover is lighter than classic egg salad.

Autumn Egg Salad via MealMakeoverMoms.com/kitchen #glutenfree

I was invited to a break-fast dinner on Yom Kippur and asked to bring egg salad. I decided to shake things up by adding chopped apple and a mix of light mayo, Greek yogurt and honey mustard.

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Pizza Pinwheels with Hummus and Veggies for Back-to-School Lunchboxes

Add a fun twist to your child’s lunchbox with this easy-to-assemble recipe for Pizza Pinwheels with Hummus and Veggies. Pack mushrooms and black olives on the side to round out this pizza-licious power lunch.

Pizza Pinwheels with Hummus and Veggies via MealMakeoverMoms.com/kitchen

Pizza Pinwheels with Hummus and VeggiesDisclosure: I created this recipe for Sabra’s new Pizza Hummus Singles. I was compensated for the recipe development and social media outreach. All opinions are solely my own.

New England Sunset

As the sun sets on our glorious New England summer and my kids head back to school, thoughts of satisfying sandwiches that nourish my boys and keep them feeling comfortably full all afternoon are on my mind.

Pizza Pinwheels with Hummus and Veggies via MealMakeoverMoms.com/kitchen

My latest creation for Pizza Pinwheels with Hummus and Veggies hits the spot on so many levels. Full of flavor and health-enhancing ingredients like hummus, carrots, spinach, and low-fat cheese, I know I’ll be turning to this recipe all year long.

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An After-School Snack: Peanut Butter Yogurt Banana Dip

Say it ain’t so! Summer is coming to an end, and it’s back-to-school time … already!

As kids across the country head back to school, parents are scrambling to get back into a healthy mealtime and snack routine. To make that daunting task a tad bit easier, try our easy and nutritious Peanut Butter Yogurt Banana Dip. Got picky eaters? No worries: They’ll love it.

Peanut Butter Yogurt Banana Dip via MealMakeoverMoms.com/kitchen #snack #yogurt #peanutbutter

Look at all those fun, kid-friendly dippers!

Apple Wedges
Graham Crackers
Whole Grain Pretzels
Celery Sticks

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How to Cook with Beet Greens + a Recipe for Beet Green Omelet {Podcast #272}

Don’t toss those greens! The next time you roast up a bunch of beets, go ahead and trim, wash, and sauté the mild-flavored greens and use them in this nutrient rich, protein-packed Beet Green Omelet.

How to Cook Beet Greens and a Recipe for Beet Green Omelet via MealMakeoverMoms.com/kitchen

Tune in to this week’s Cooking with the Moms radio podcast to hear all about the nutritional benefits of beets and how to roast them as well as our newest recipes for Beet and Strawberry Smoothies, Turkey Beetballs, and this Beet Green Omelet.

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Jump on the Spiralized Vegetable Bandwagon with a Recipe for Cucumber and Carrot “Noodle” Salad

From the moment our kids decided it was AOK to eat salad, Caesar was always their favorite. And now, thanks to our intern, Katy, Caesar salad is getting a playful new twist with this spiralized Cucumber and Carrot “Noodle” Salad.

Cucumber and Carrot Noodle Salad via MealMakeoverMoms.com/kitchen #spiralizer

Guest Post

Hi everyone! I am Katy Patton, a graduate student at Boston University. This past semester I had the opportunity to take a break from my academic studies to join Liz and Janice in The Meal Makeover Moms’ Kitchen. As you know, The Moms are always brainstorming new ways to make healthy foods fun for kids, so I knew they would love my go-to kitchen gadget: THE SPIRALIZER :)

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Summer Side Dish: Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Tabbouleh

This gluten-free, vegan tabbouleh is made with cauliflower “rice” instead of the usual bulgur wheat and luscious cubes of roasted sweet potatoes. It’s perfect for family picnics and summer camp lunches.

Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Tabbouleh via MealMakeoverMoms.com/kitchen #GlutenFree #Vegan

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Creamy Broccoli Soup Gets a Healthy Makeover

Spoiler alert: The secret ingredient in this creamy, cream-less broccoli soup is cannellini beans.

Creamy Broccoli Soup Makeover via MealMakeoverMoms.com/kitchen

Rich, flavorful, and light in calories, this healthy cream of broccoli soup makeover gets it’s creaminess from beans and no actual cream at all. 

Every spoonful of this soup tastes like summer.

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Creative Cauliflower Recipes – A Roundup! {Podcast #265}

Cauliflower is a cancer-fighting cruciferous vegetable, and it’s versatile too! From roasted and mashed to hearty, rib-sticking “steaks,” cauliflower is the current “it” vegetable making its way onto restaurant menus and family dinner tables everywhere.

Creative Cauliflower Recipes via MealMakeoverMoms.com/kitchen

On this week’s Cooking with the Moms radio podcast, we dish about some of our favorite cauliflower recipes — Cauliflower Mac & Cheese and Cauliflower Steaks with White Bean Sauce — and share many more cauli-inspired recipes from dietitian food bloggers from around the web.

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