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7 Easy Healthy Eating Tips and Recipe Ideas + Lots More #HealthyLiving #Hangout

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Yesterday, I had the distinct pleasure of hosting a Google Plus Hangout on Easy Ways To Feed Your Family Better (and Healthier). My guest was Elizabeth Ward, an award winning registered dietitian (In 2011, Liz received the Media Excellence Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics), writer and mother of three. We were joined by a group of mom bloggers who have children of all ages: Dara Michalski from Cookin' Canuck, Kim Kelly from Liv Life, Liz DellaCroce from The Lemon Bowl, Christine … [Continue Reading...]

Exploring The Food and Wine of Australia

Oyster Kilpatrick © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Recently, I was invited to attend a special Australian food and wine event in New York City at The Sunburnt Calf, where Chef Michael Moore prepared a sampling of Australian delights for us to taste, using healthy and fresh Australian-inspired cooking techniques. Chef Michael Moore is not only a chef and restaurateur but he has also written two cookbooks featuring creative, diabetic-friendly recipes. (His latest book is Blood Sugar: The Family. I would love to cover this in a separate … [Continue Reading...]

Easy Ways To Feed Yourself and Your Family Healthier {Giveaway}

Elizabeth Ward

Do you struggle with putting healthy meals on the table for yourself and your family? Are you looking for some quick and easy dinner ideas for nights when your family is all over the place with activities? Do you have a kid (or husband) that hates vegetables? Then, join me this Thursday - I'll be hosting an online event on Google Plus (don't let that intimidate you - it's actually very easy to use), featuring Elizabeth Ward, an award-winning registered dietitian, writer, and mother of three. … [Continue Reading...]

Super Healthy Tomato Pasta Sauce Recipe

Super Healthy Marinara Sauce with Meatballs © Jeanette's Healthy Living

You like the title of this post - Super Healthy Tomato Pasta Sauce? You're probably wondering what makes this tomato sauce super healthy? Isn't tomato sauce naturally healthy since it's made with a lot of tomatoes? You're right - most tomato sauces are already on the healthier side, but I have bumped up the nutrition in this tomato pasta sauce even more by adding lots of vegetables to this sauce. I bet you can't tell. [rss-cut] Although my kids have gotten so much better about eating … [Continue Reading...]

A Healthier Crock Pot Meat Lovers Pasta Sauce Recipe

A Healthier Meat Sauce © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Kids say the funniest things sometimes. On the way back home from a basketball game recently, I asked my son's friend what he liked to eat. He replied, "I eat anything...except vegetables." So, of course I had to dig a little deeper. "You must eat some vegetables - name any vegetable that you eat." "I eat carrots and celery." Hmm. Well, that got me thinking. "Do you like pasta with meat sauce?" I asked. I got a resounding "I love pasta and I love meat sauce!" Great - I had the perfect pasta meat … [Continue Reading...]

Insanely Good Chocolate Brownies Recipe {The Longevity Kitchen Book Review}

Rebecca Katz's Insanely Good Chocolate Brownies © Jeanette's Healthy Living

I know the title to this post must have grabbed your attention - Insanely Good Chocolate Brownies! Rarely do I post sweet recipes, but when I find one that's healthier than most, I have to share it with you. Today, I have a special treat - I'm sharing this gluten-free and healthier brownie recipe with you from one of my favorite author's newest book - Rebecca Katz's The Longevity Kitchen, Satisfying Big-Flavor Recipes Featuring the Top 16 Age-Busting Power Foods.   I can't tell you how … [Continue Reading...]

Making Cocoa Dusted Almonds with Caryn Stabinsky at Elm Restaurant

Chef Caryn Stabinsky's Cocoa Almonds © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Last week, I had the opportunity to learn firsthand how to make Cocoa Dusted Almonds from the very talented Caryn Stabinsky, pastry chef at Elm, named one of the Best New Restaurants 2012 by Esquire. Some of you might recall that I tried to recreate these little treats at home after a meal I had at Elm Restaurant in a recent post. When the chance came up to get a lesson on how to make these Cocoa Dusted Chocolate Coated Almonds (the right way) from Caryn Stabinsky one-on-one, I responded with a … [Continue Reading...]

Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Kale Artichoke Pumpkin Seed Pesto Recipe

Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Kale Artichoke Pumpkin Seed Pesto © Jeanette's Healthy Living

I'm always trying to sneak in vegetables at snack time and meal time. Kale, being a power food, is one vegetable that I would like to incorporate into more of my kids' meals. Although sauteed kale is not their favorite, I've found that they will eat it by the spoonfuls if I make pesto out of it. That's where this Kale Artichoke Pumpkin Seed Pesto comes into play. Recently, I spotted a recipe for Pumpkin Seed Pesto made with toasted pumpkin seeds and decided to give it a try. However, as I … [Continue Reading...]

Lemongrass Chicken and Roasted Chile Paste Recipe – Vietnamese Home Cooking Book Review

Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken © Jeanette's Healthy Living

I used to love reading through cookbooks, but for some reason, I just don't seem to have as much time doing that anymore. So, I've decided that I am going to start reviewing more cookbooks on my blog that teach me about cuisines that I'm interested in learning more about, as well as books with Food as Medicine as the theme. [rss-cut] Today, I'm reviewing Charles Phan's Vietnamese Home Cooking cookbook. Charles Phan is the chef-owner of  the Slanted Door restaurant in San Francisco, known for … [Continue Reading...]

Hearty Chicken Chorizo, Kale, Bean and Farro Soup Recipe

Chicken Chorizo Kale Bean Farro Soup

Today, I'm teaching a soup class at our local senior center where we'll be making this Hearty Chicken Chorizo, Kale, Bean and Farro Soup. It's definitely on the heartier side, and a great one dish meal for the wintertime. The purpose of the cooking class is to encourage seniors to make healthy meals at home. Often, whether you're living alone, or are empty nesters, it can be hard to get motivated to cook. However, it's so much less expensive than buying prepared foods, and you can control … [Continue Reading...]

What Does Gluten-Free Mean To You? {The Gluten-Free Lifestyle} #Hangout

Chocolate Cranberry Walnut Cookie

If you're new to a gluten-free lifestyle, it can be intimidating at first - not knowing what you can eat, whether you're trying to figure out what to eat for breakfast, packing lunch for your child, traveling or eating out with friends. This week, I hosted my first Gluten-Free Google+ hangout What Does Gluten-Free Mean To You where a group of talented gluten-free bloggers shared some tips and their experiences living a gluten-free lifestyle. If you didn't have a chance to join us, you can … [Continue Reading...]