Archive for 'Tag Archives: 'cooking with kids''

Go Fish! 5 Tips for Getting Kids to Take a Bite

Go Fish! 5 Tips for Getting Kids to Take a Bite

How to get your kids hooked on fish and lure them toward a lifetime of healthy eating. By: Jodie Shield, RD Is your family eating seafood twice a week? According to the most recent Dietary Guidelines, [...]

Grilled Mixed Vegetable Bundles

Grilled Mixed Vegetable Bundles

By: Jodie Shield, RD Who said vegetables are a pain?  It doesn’t get any easier than cooking them on the grill.  And I want to let you in on a secret: wrapping them in foil makes [...]

Frosty Peppermint Pie

Frosty Peppermint Pie

Chill out over the holidays with this super-easy and healthy frozen yogurt pie. By: Jodie Shield, RDN When the weather outside is frightful, baking sugar cookies and licking the batter is delightful. But when this holiday [...]

Top Ten Tips For Getting Kids to Eat Their School Lunch

Top Ten Tips For Getting Kids to Eat Their School Lunch

Banishing Lunch-Box Boredom By: Jodie Shield, RD The first day of school is around the corner.  I’m not sure who is more excited the kids or us moms?  While I love the lazy days of summer, [...]

Watermelon Fruit Bowl Salad

Watermelon Fruit Bowl Salad

Get your melon baller rollin’ and celebrate National Watermelon Day! By: Jodie Shield, RD Watermelon reminds me of the lazy, carefree days of summer. One of my fondest memories is sitting in the backyard at a [...]

Blueberry Crisp

Blueberry Crisp

July is National Blueberry Month! By: Jodie Shield, MED, RD Remember that gum chewing, spoiled girl in Willy Wonka, Violet Beauregarde, who turned into a giant blueberry because she couldn’t control herself from eating the forbidden [...]

Should You Eat Raw Cookie Dough?

Should You Eat Raw Cookie Dough?

Batter up!  Take your licks wisely. By: Jodie Shield, RDN One of my fondest childhood holiday memories is baking sugar cookies with my mom. I loved flattening out the dough with her big wooden rolling pin, [...]

Gingersnap Cookies

Gingersnap Cookies

Enjoy a lighter version of this year’s  Chicago Tribune cookie contest winner! By: Jodie Shield, RDN December ‘tis the cookie baking season. My lightened up Frosted Sugar Cookies are so easy and a winner with my [...]

5 Reasons Why Holiday Baking Is Important

5 Reasons Why Holiday Baking Is Important

Make time this season for baking cookies with your kids – you’ll be glad you did! By: Jodie Shield, RDN Christmas. Hanukkah. Kwanzaa. No matter what holiday you celebrate, they all feature some type of delicious [...]

Stock Up on Beat-the-Heat Meals

Stock Up on Beat-the-Heat Meals

Cool tips for stocking your kitchen with four healthy summer meals!  By: Jodie Shield, RDN Scorching heat. Sticky humidity. If you can’t stand the heat . . .  get out of the kitchen!  But your family [...]