“Almost Zero Time” Meals

DSC_0933Busy parents dream of homemade meals that take zero amount of time to prepare and serve. 

Actually, zero-prep meals can limit you to ones filled with fresh raw fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds… all foods you need to eat.

However, by adding just a few minutes of your time, you can use the Family Food Kitchen's  “almost zero-time meal” tips to quickly pull together some more complete nutritious and delicious meals for your family.

Working families, the hosts of the Family Food Kitchen have got you covered. Listen here: http://radiomd.com/player/item/27392-zero-time-meals-well-almost#.VTUScvnF9yU

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Olive Oil: Recipes and More!

Olive oil reigns as THE good fat to use when cooking.

After all, it provides that rich mouth-feel we all enjoy. 

Guest, Eryn Balch, of the North American Olive Oil Association, joins the Family Food Kitchenhosts to share her full-proof olive oil cooking tips, as well as some nutritious mouth-watering recipes you can use for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

Whether cooking for your family or friends, Eryn’s guidelines for cooking with olive oil will take your meals up a healthy delicious notch. Listen here: http://radiomd.com/player/item/27391-cooking-with-olive-oil-for-the-best-results#.VTUSJ_nF9yU

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Olive Oil: So Much to Love!

The Italians are not the only ones who love olive oil. It’s the top pick of the hosts of theFamily Food Kitchen for making salad dressings, sautéing, roasting, as a bread dipper… there are so many culinary uses for it.

The question is, do you only love extra virgin or do you have other favorites? Should it be a golden color or a have hints of green? Even olive oil has been embroiled in controversy; it’s been reported that not all extra virgin oil is pure.

Eryn Balch (North American Olive Oil Association) joins the show to elevate our love affair with olive oil. Listen here: http://radiomd.com/player/item/27390-olive-oil-the-one-you-love#.VTURo_nF9yU

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Foods to Keep Your Heart Beating Strong

Your heart contracts about 100,000 times a day. In 60 seconds, it pumps blood to every part of your body; and propels it through approximately 60,000 miles of arteries and veins. 

It's a muscle that works involuntarily 24/7 to keep you alive. Stop and think about it: have you ever given your heart instructions to function? Clearly, your heart plays a central role in your amazing anatomy.

But, just like other systems in your body, your heart needs food. And we have Dr. Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS with us to spell out everything we need to eat for our heart health and everything we need to avoid! Listen here: http://radiomd.com/player/item/27389-foods-to-keep-your-heart-beating-strong#.VTUQ5PnF9yU

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Caffeine: How Much is Too Much?

When is enough caffeine enough and when it is too much? 

What is your caffeine tipping point, the amount that takes you over the edge and into unwelcomed consequences? 

Hosts of The Family Food Kitchen shares information on caffeine. Whether the source of the caffeine matters and when to know you've had to much. 

Come on into The Family Food Kitchen for answers so you can enjoy just the right amount of your favorite caffeinated drinks and foods. Listen here: http://radiomd.com/player/item/27314-the-tipping-point-for-caffeine-how-to-know-yours#.VSvHvvnF9yU

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Veggies for Breakfast!

Veggies for breakfast? Sound like an oxymoron to you? 

Actually, since the recommended daily amount of vegetables a day for each of us is 5-7 servings, veggies for breakfast is a must.

You ask, “How do I serve my kids vegetables for breakfast when it is hard enough to get them to eat greens for lunch and dinner?” Guest, Maggie Jones Patton, co-founder of Bitsy’s Brainfood, has a list of great ideas of how to serve veggies to your family in eggs, smoothies and even in cereal.

Join the Family Food Kitchen to start your kids on the right foot every morning with a nice helping of vegetables. Listen here: http://radiomd.com/player/item/27313-veggies-for-breakfast#.VSrqQ_nF9yU

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Nutrition Detectives Have Infiltrated Schools

Nutrition Detectives have infiltrated schools… it’s true. The result: kids ages 5-14 are now nutrition smart; they are no longer clue-less but are clued-in. Thousands of schools around the world have been and continue to be exposed to this nutrition education program. 

Catherine Katz, PhD, founded this program with her husband, world renowned nutrition expert, Dr. David Katz.

There is a sad family story behind its beginning. In response to one of their daughter’s no good, very bad school lunch day, they were motivated to roll up their sleeves to turn kids into "nutrition detectives." 

Catherine Katz joins the Family Food Kitchen to share what makes this program so engaging, instructive and a ton of fun.  Listen here: http://radiomd.com/player/item/27312-nutrition-detectives-have-infiltrated-schools#.VSrm0vnF9yU

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Buy a Better Bag of Groceries

It’s so hard to know which canned tomatoes are the best or contains the highest nutrition value. 
You can stand in the aisle and read labels until you are cross-eyed to figure it out, or, you could use the NuVal Nutrition Scoring System.
This system is so easy and you can quickly grab and go with the best choice. 
Guest, Catherine Katz, PhD, author, producer and chef for a family 7 explains how the NuVal Nutrition Scoring System can take the guess work out of grocery shopping.

Her husband, Dr. David Katz, along with a team of leading nutrition, public health, and medical experts, created the ONQI algorithm which enabled them to scientifically asses the ingredient contents of food. 
Now you can use it to shop quickly for a better bag of groceries with nutrient confidence. 

Listen here: http://radiomd.com/player/item/27311-buy-a-better-bag-of-groceries#.VSrk7fnF9yU

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Energy-Boosting Smoothies

tropical green smoothie (262x285)These days, smoothies are as commonly consumed as cereal and trail mixes.  But, with so many recipes, how do you choose? The hosts of the Family Food Kitchen have their favorites. They perform as great energy and mind/focus boosters that are not only needed in the morning after a night of fasting, but also during that 3 or 4 o’clock afternoon slump. 

Fast, easy and fresh are the foundations of Ellen and Carolina's recipes. Find out how these recipes satisfy this requisite with super delicious, super nutritious ingredients.  Listen here: http://radiomd.com/player/item/27244-energy-boosting-smoothies#.VSKIgvnF9yU

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Food in the News: Sugar Industry, Busted

Busted… yes, the sugar industry just got busted. 

Find out who, how, and which documents have been uncovered that prove they've known for a long time that sugar is damaging to your health.

What’s worse, is that they have hidden this truth from both consumers and the media. 

This has “tobacco guilt” written all over it. Not only do the hosts of the Family Food Kitchenshare what happened and what has been proven, but they also give you alternatives to sugar that you can feel comfortable serving to your family. Listen here: http://radiomd.com/player/item/27243-food-in-the-news-sugar-industry-busted#.VSKH5fnF9yU

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