Posts in category "Vegetables"

Kid Approved: Easy Mexican For Dinner

It’s back to school time, and everyone seems to be scratching their heads, looking for the perfect lunch box ideas and easy meals. Me too! What I find when I try and feed my kids is that fun and presentation matter. I found both in this easy taco bowl idea. Purchase the pre-made edible bowls.... Read more »

Picky Eaters: Environmental vs. Innate

Last week, I received an email from a producer with NPR’s Tell Me More. It read, “I’m reaching out to see if you’re interested in next week’s parenting roundtable – we’re talking about picky eaters. How much do you think picky-ness is innate vs. environmental?” When I called her within 2 seconds of receiving the... Read more »

How I Lost 10 Pounds in 2013: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

This is a blog about feeding your kids healthy foods and keeping them on the right food track. But, I’d argue, how can you truly do that without first taking care of yourself? November 2012 I truly came face-to-face with this thought. That I could talk about eating healthier, getting exercise, being healthy all I... Read more »

Baked Pakoras: Healthy Kid-Friendly Savory Cupcakes

If you have ever had Indian food you know the pakora. Served as an appetizer, it’s a nugget of deliciously earthy chickpea flour, crunch, and spices mixed together and dolloped into hot oil – fried to perfection and served with chutney on the side. If you love pakoras and are watching your weight and health,... Read more »

What to do When Your Kid Tells You She Hates Salad

As we chopped lettuce and cucumbers this week for dinner, my 8 year-old declared, “I hate salad!” My knife almost fell out of my hand and straight into my heart. At the very least, these kids know how to get you where it truly hurts the most. And for me – someone who quit her... Read more »

When Feeding Kids Healthy, Use Positive Peer Pressure to Your Advantage

A few months ago, a fellow mom at my kids’ school came racing up to me in the garage around pick-up time. She had a concerned look on her face. I figured I’d yet again done something wrong. Not handed a form in on time..forgot to RSVP to a birthday party. Typical shit that falls... Read more »

Think Your Kid is a Picky Eater? Keep it to Yourself!

At a recent signing for my second cookbook, Vegan Indian Cooking, I was in a Williams-Sonoma whipping up an Indian eggplant dip with pita chips. As I cooked and explained my steps and ingredients, a crowd gathered. Right in front of me was a little girl around the same age as my ten year old. Her big... Read more »

A Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing Even Your Kids Will Eat Up!

In our home, I traditionally eat Vegan (no meat, dairy, fish, etc.), while my husband loves all foods, including his steaks on occasion. I am always a proponent that everyone should feel good and comfortable at my kitchen table, regardless of their diet. To me, it’s not about how you restrict your diet, but more... Read more »

The Fruit and Veggie Kids New Year's Resolution

This week, my girlfriend (also a writer/reporter type) and I were on Facebook making bets. She wants to start a 30-day sugar detox. I want to exercise every day for the first straight 30 (as a start) in the New Year. And, as we tried to figure out the incentives for the bets (yes, they... Read more »

New Year's Resolutions Should Also Include Your Kids

As you put together your list of New Year’s Resolutions (most likely it includes eating healthier), add one more: teach your kids how to appreciate healthy foods too. It’s amazing to me how we tend to fixate on so many changes for ourselves, without ever thinking about doing the same for our kids. And..I am... Read more »