Tag Archives: healthy

Tu B’Shvat and Groundhog Day, plus Coconut Almond Granola Bars

Last Thursday, kids across America checked if it was sunny enough for the groundhog’s shadow to send him back into hibernation. This week, in Israel, almond blossoms are pulling me out of hibernation. Until we discovered International Ice Cream for Breakfast … Continue reading

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International Ice Cream for Breakfast Day- Feb.4, 2017: Invitation+GF/Vegan Ice Cream Recipe

One snowy, February morning in Rochester, New York, one creative mother humored her children, the two youngest of six, by giving them ice cream for breakfast. The family began eating ice cream for breakfast on the first Saturday in February … Continue reading

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Ratatoille-Inspired Mediterranean Grain Bowl

Mothers need to eat, too. Just because not everyone in my family appreciates roasted eggplant, roasted red peppers, bulgur, chickpeas, scallions, tomatoes, avocado, roasted garlic, and balsamic vinegar shouldn’t mean that I’m stuck eating macaroni and cheese four times every week. Okay, … Continue reading

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Healthier Macaroni and Cheese, 2 Methods

Since macaroni and cheese wins as the most popular meal in my house now, I try to make it as healthy as possible without it being rejected. While I’ve experimented with various add-ins, this is the basic recipe I make … Continue reading

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Beet Bulgur Salad

Success in life is all about balance, right? I was lying in bed with my two-year-old at 6:40 yesterday morning (because she was crying at 6:38), dreaming about salad. After eating too many “Emergency” Cookies this week, all I wanted today was a … Continue reading

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Creamy, Comforting (Curried) Orange Soup

Four of the seven members of my household currently have colds, so the soup series continues. Today, I wanted to make onion soup, but based on the way my sniffling baby has been (not) sleeping, I opted for a blended … Continue reading

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Red Lentil Soup

This recipe for red lentil soup came home a few Fridays ago with my two-year-old, after she learned in gan about Yaakov and Esav. (Thanks, Morah Elisheva!) I decided to try it out yesterday because a. it was really cold … Continue reading

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Warm Tuna Couscous Salad

Ten minutes, start to finish, in one bowl with all the major food groups. You can’t get much more instant than that! My tuna couscous salad is usually made with a bowl of couscous pulled out of the fridge after … Continue reading

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Hanukkah Hacks for the Health-Conscious

No, not another baked latke recipe. I’m traditionalist, and Chanukah is the one time each year I actually fry food in oil. This week, my kids and I fried latkes one night and donuts the next, and the holiday is only … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free No-Bake Brownie Bites

Kids and no-bake desserts go together like Pb+J. When I was in preschool, we made popsicles a few times. Maybe a bowl of Jell-O. Here in Israel, THE standard in day camps, preschool,and end-of-year and pre-holiday activities in elementary school is … Continue reading

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