Category: Food

On a journey to healthful eating? Read articles about real foods, whole foods, and nutrition, plus recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, & snacks.

My Favorite "Go-To" Recipe: Chicken Enchiladas

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas Ingredients: 1 can cream of chicken soup (I usually get 98% fat free) 1 8 oz. container sour cream 1 cup salsa 2 tsp. chili powder 2 cups cooked chicken (I usually buy canned Tyson chicken) 2 cups shredded monterey jack cheese 6 tortillas Directions Preheat oven to 350. Mix soup, sour […]

Meet Ann Martin Rolke, author of Hands-Off Cooking

I am pleased to welcome Ann Martin Rolke, author of "Hands-Off Cooking: Low-Supervision, High-Flavor Meals for Busy People", to Metropolitan Mama today.  Ann Martin Rolke is a culinary consultant and a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and Duke University. She has a 5 1/2 month old daughter. Ann blogs at Sacatomato.  ME: What is your […]

Becoming...a terrific chef

On my 26th birthday, my husband gave me a handmade card that listed 26 things he loves about me (very romantic, I know). 26 things for 26 years. He said all kinds of sweet things like "You have patience that seems to never dwindle," "you are a brilliant and talented writer destined to multiple publications," […]

Meet *the* Sneaky Chef

Missy Lapine, author of the New York Times Bestselling cookbook The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids' Favorite Meals (Running Press, March 2007), is here with us today to talk about her background, her book, and tips to help moms-on-the-go. Missy has her Bachelors degree in Psychology from Colgate University. She […]

Great Gifts for New Moms: GourmetStation

After childbirth, I remember receiving plenty of colorful gift bags decorated with pink bows and baby rattles and cartoon storks. Inside were tiny outfits and burp cloths and blankets. I appreciated each and every item and felt incredibly blessed, but I have to admit that the "gifts" that I remember being most thankful for were […]

Book Review: Superfoods for Babies and Children

I love Annabel Karmel's cookbooks. They're full of great tips for healthy eating and delicious recipes that the whole family can enjoy. My favorite thing about her cookbooks, however, are the photographs - bold, bright, colorful photographs of foods presented in exciting and interesting ways. On the cover of Superfoods for Babies and Children, for […]

Fit Mama Friday: I'm Pregnant! Now What Do I Eat?

Before you all start leaving me "Congratulations!" messages, I have to say that I'm not pregnant with #2 (yet). That's just the title of the book that I'm reviewing today. Published by DK Publishing in 2007, "I'm Pregnant! Now What Do I Eat?" is written by Dr. Hope Ricciotti, an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical […]

Product Review: Froose

I interrupt my normal blogging schedule to tell you about Froose, "an innovative new beverage for children that combines the best of organic whole grains and fruit to make a delicious and nutritious alternative to juice that is naturally low in sugar and a good source of fiber." Froose® is different from other juices because […]

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