Simple Greek Salad Dressing Made by Kids

In the past, we used stored bought salad dressing because the thought of making my own seemed overwhelming, time consuming, unnecessary, and basically nerdy.  However, as my research and efforts to improve children’s eating habits continue, I discovered the following: Reading labels of salad dressing is very time consuming and confusing. I don’t want preservatives, sugar, … More Simple Greek Salad Dressing Made by Kids

Greek Turkey Burgers – Kid Made and Approved

Here is a recipe that is easy and quick.  Tried on my kids and various guests and their kids.  Success!!!  Recipe for Burgers is adopted from Rachel Ray and Tzatziki Sauce from Wonderlust Kitchen Now grab the kids and lets get cooking.  Our family cooking night is Monday nights. Here are some tools to make cooking … More Greek Turkey Burgers – Kid Made and Approved

Pesto Turkey Veggie Meatballs – Get kids cooking with you and they will eat more vegetables

Getting on the healthier eating path involves a few things: Eat at home more cooking the same meal at home, as you would order at the restaurant, decreases the amount of salt, sugar, unhealthy fats, and bad calories. Get help in the kitchen Let kids help one night a week when you are least stressed … More Pesto Turkey Veggie Meatballs – Get kids cooking with you and they will eat more vegetables

Quinoa Crusted Chicken – Keep Recipes Simple And Kids Will Help With Dinner

Quinoa Crusted Chicken with Salad and Potatoes Last week I went to a cooking class with my girlfriends at Sur la Table and we learned various recipes.  One of the dinner ideas was so simple, I got the kids involved.  No whining, no complaining, they just got the job done and than ate everything. Quinoa-Crusted … More Quinoa Crusted Chicken – Keep Recipes Simple And Kids Will Help With Dinner

Breakdown of Organic Food Prices in Charlotte

With the start of the New Year, many families are revisiting budgets and spending habits.  My family is no different.  As we gathered to discuss 2016 finances, we noted that a HUGE portion of the 2015 budget went towards food.  We eat clean, healthy, non processed, and organic.  Can this be the reason for the monstrous size of … More Breakdown of Organic Food Prices in Charlotte

The Mission Continues: Teaching 5th Grade the Basics of Real Food

As you might have seen on my Introduction page, I am a Pediatrician in Charlotte, NC with a passion for Health Education.  I have partnered up with Heather Fisher, who is a Masters Level Educator who.  Our mission is to present The Lesson in Nutrition to as many classrooms as are in our local area. … More The Mission Continues: Teaching 5th Grade the Basics of Real Food

New Years Resolution – Bringing Back Family Dinners, The Picky Eater Edition

Previously I discussed the importance of family dinners.  There are many challenges to this family ritual, but none are more frustrating then Picky Eaters.  Thus, I am dedicating this entire blog to this matter. Let’s start from the Beginning and move to Teens.  Much research and personal experience indicates that habits formed in the Early … More New Years Resolution – Bringing Back Family Dinners, The Picky Eater Edition