Archive for 'Recipe Makeovers'

Super Bowl – Light Bites and  Less Filling

Super Bowl – Light Bites and Less Filling

Healthy tips and tricks for game-day celebrations! Jodie Shield, RDN As a registered dietitian nutritionist, I know it can be a struggle to celebrate on game day while trying not to overindulge. But Super Bowl party [...]

Easy Mac and Cheese

Easy Mac and Cheese

No more box mixes. This healthy, creamy stovetop recipe is way better! By: Jodie Shield, RDN If you love macaroni and cheese, but hate all of the artificial colors and unpronounceable additives, give this recipe a [...]

Better-Than-Fried Chicken

Better-Than-Fried Chicken

Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, this oven-baked chicken is finger-lickin’ good! By: Jodie Shield, MED, RDN You may have noticed that I have devoted my last few blogs to convincing you to [...]

Healthy Birthday Cakes

Healthy Birthday Cakes

  By: Jodie Shield, RD A birthday party just wouldn’t be the same without a cake.  A cake signals that it’s time to sing “Happy Birthday,” make a wish, blow out the candles, and open the [...]

Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs

Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs

Can this recipe be saved? By: Jodie Shield, RD As promised, here is my family’s favorite spaghetti and meat ball recipe.  To lower the fat content, use ground turkey for the meatballs – make sure it’s ground turkey [...]

Banana Bread

Banana Bread

How To Lighten Up Family Favorites By: Jodie Shield, MED, RDN My mother-in-law, Sally from St. Clair Shores, MI has been making this banana bread for years.  She clipped the original recipe from the Fontbonne Auxillary [...]

Healthy Eating for Families: Time for a Makeover

Healthy Eating for Families: Time for a Makeover

By: Roberta Duyff, MS MR FADA Ready to decrease calories, fat, especially saturated fat, trans fat or sodium … or boost calcium, fiber or other nutrients? You can transform almost any recipe, even Mom’s specialties. A few [...]

Healthy Eating for Families: Southern Corn Chowder

Healthy Eating for Families: Southern Corn Chowder

 Southern Corn Chowder by Mary Etta Moorachian, PhD RD Servings: 6 (1 Cup Per Serving) Prep Time: 20 Cook Time: 45 I have lived in six different Southern states and all of them claim corn as [...]

How to Stock a Healthy and Cool Kitchen

How to Stock a Healthy and Cool Kitchen

  By: Jodie Shield, RD The next time the weather forecast predicts record highs, there’s no need to sweat.  A healthy and tasty dinner can be on your table in minutes.  Here are some staples to keep [...]

Recipe Redo: Cheesy Potato Casserole

Recipe Redo: Cheesy Potato Casserole

How to Lighten Up Family Favorites By: Jodie Shield, RD Cheesy Potato Casserole – Original Recipe (Makes 8 servings) One of my dearest friends, Marianne Oswald from Tinley Park, IL, brought this cheesy-easy side dish to [...]