Help Your Toddler Develop Poor Eating Habits!If you love your little ones, you want them to be happy RIGHT NOW! And when it comes to food, immediate happiness often means healthy eating habits should go out with the trash, right? For those who value happiness over health, here are four steps you can take to ensure your toddler has negative associations with food for the rest of their life (you're welcome!):
1) Give them LOTS of juice
According to HealthyChildren.org, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends toddlers should drink no more than 4-6 ounces of juice each day - too much sugar will fill them up and leave them with little desire to eat at actual meals. Water is a healthier choice on pretty much every level. But juice just tastes so good. Besides, who needs to eat when you can drink your weight in calories?
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2) Absolutely INSIST they eat what you eat!
If you're eating a quinoa, kale and mushroom salad seasoned with sesame oil, garlic and a pinch of red
- Babble.com | Shine Food – Thu, Mar 14, 2013 2:52 PM EDT
Help Your Toddler Develop Poor Eating Habits!If you love your little ones, you want them to be happy RIGHT NOW! And when it comes to food, immediate happiness often means healthy eating habits should go out with the trash, right? For those who value happiness over health, here are four steps you can take to ensure your toddler has negative associations with food for the rest of their life (you're welcome!):Read More »from Whine and Dine: 4 Ways You're Ruining Your Toddler's Eating Habits
- Babble.com | Shine Food – Thu, Mar 14, 2013 2:45 PM EDT
As parents, we should never pass up an opportunity to learn and teach our children about other cultures. My husband is Filipino, so we've been exposed first-hand to Asian culture. We've been 'taught' to keep many of the customs that a typical Asian household may have. We don't use shoes inside my home, we use certain gestures when meeting and greeting elders on my husband's side of the family, and white rice is a staple in my cooking. As a family, we love and embrace this side of our culture - especially the food! So, when it comes to family movie night, it comes as no surprise that Disney's Mulan is a #1 choice in our DVD player. Since this week represents the 15th anniversary of the film, I thought I would share 7 of my favorite Asian recipes you can try while watching Mulan with the family! - By Liz Cerezo
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- Food52 | Shine Food – Thu, Mar 14, 2013 2:35 PM EDT
Let's take a moment to thank potatoes. They're comforting, and they serve as the canvas for many of our favorite meals. They hold up our braises and complement our roasts, crisp up after a stint in the oven and soften with a kiss of cream.
This St. Patrick's Day, we'll be putting our industrious little tubers to work in these 10 decidedly un-Irish recipes. From Spanish soup to potato latkes, we're celebrating the versatility of the world's favorite vegetable.
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- Mark Bittman | Shine Food – Thu, Mar 14, 2013 1:23 PM EDT
By Freya Bellin
When a recipe transforms winter vegetables into something bright and summery, you know you’ve stumbled upon something special. That’s exactly how this dish is; it has a tropical element despite being composed almost entirely of root vegetables. The vegetable base for the fish is like a hash, especially if you use mostly potato. (I used a combination of sweet potato, carrot, parsnip, and turnip.) A food processor with a grating blade will be tremendously helpful, unless you have a particularly good hand grater (and a fearless disregard for your knuckles).
The seasoning for the dish is simple, which highlights the natural sweetness of the veggies. I used a mild curry powder, but a spicier one could work too. If you stay with the sweet and mild theme, I think there’s even room in this dish for some fruit, like raisins, apple, plantains, or mango. While the vegetable mixture makes a great side dish here, it could easily stand alone without the fish, garnishedRead More »from Mark Bittman: Pan-Cooked Vegetables with Crunchy Fish
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Thu, Mar 14, 2013 12:05 PM EDT
When it comes to kid-friendly food it doesn't get any more irresistible than food on a stick! What kid or adult for that matter doesn't like eating their food on a stick?! These 7 recipes provide fun, easy and delicious snacking options that the whole family will enjoy. By Meredith Steele
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- Lover.ly | Shine Food – Thu, Mar 14, 2013 11:32 AM EDT
Happy National Pi Day! Today's holiday is based on the Greek symbol π, which is used to represent the mathematical constant that is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter -- approximately equal to 3.14. Hey, any excuse to eat pie is fine with us!
Pies have become more popular as a wedding food in recent years, and with good reason. They evoke sweet, nostalgic feelings and are delicious in a variety of flavors. We love cherry and berry pies for summer weddings, and pecan and pumpkin pies for fall and winter weddings. Set up a pie bar with different types of pies for your guests to choose from and don't forget the milk! Here is more wedding pie inspiration.
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- Sarah McColl, Shine staff | Shine Food – Thu, Mar 14, 2013 11:01 AM EDTPi Day, bakers everywhere celebrate pie. No knocks on the number 3.14, known more formally by the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet π (are you having scary high school flashbacks yet?), but we think our approach is a little more fun, and more delicious by far.While some celebrate mathematics on March 14,
In this recipe, a classic Key lime pie gets a double dose of coconut. A rich coconut milk custard filling is crowned with a cloud of whipped cream, then sprinkled with flakes of golden, toasted coconut. We call that infinite deliciousness.
Coconut Key Lime Pie
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1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1 can (13.5 ounces) unsweetened coconut milk
1/3 cup fresh or bottled Key lime juice
7 large egg yolks
1 Easy Press-In Pie Crust, made with graham crackers, or a store-bought graham cracker crust
2 cups cold heavy cream
2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
3 tablespoons sweetened shredded coconut, toasted
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk togetherRead More »from Pi Day Means We're Baking this Coconut Key-Lime Pie
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It's no secret we are big fans of innovative cuisine - sous vide cooking, craft cocktails, molecular gastronomy? Sign us up for all of it. Still, there's something about the classics that nouveau fare just can't touch. One thing everyone should master? A signature bowl of pasta.
Whether you're vegan, gluten-free, or a straight-up omnivore, there are a million ways you can enjoy this flexible food. We challenged ourselves to create three easy pasta dishes, each with five ingredients or less. You don't need hundreds of high-end components to create an outstanding, inventive, healthy meal. Classic? Yes. Boring? Never.
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- Food52 | Shine Food – Wed, Mar 13, 2013 6:40 PM EDTTonight's dinner features a savory herb jam from the ever-brilliant Paula Wolfert, a soothing broccoli soup, and plenty of crusty bread to sop it all up. Flavorful, comforting, and healthy -- what more can we ask of our supper?
Serves 4 to 6
2 pounds broccoli, trimmed and cut into florets
1/4 cup olive oil
2 fat cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
Salt and freshly ground pepper
4 cups homemade or low sodium chicken stock
3/4 cup grated Parmesan
Crusty bread for serving
1. Bring a large, heavy pot of water to a boil. Add the broccoli and boil for five minutes. Drain the broccoli well and set aside.
2. Add the olive oil and garlic to the pot over medium heat. After a minute or two, when the garlic starts to soften and turn golden, add the broccoli, season with salt and pepper, and stir well.
3. Cover the pot, turn the heat down as low as it will go, and cook for about an hour,Read More »from Dinner Tonight: Broccoli, Lemon & Parmesan Soup + Herb Jam
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Wed, Mar 13, 2013 6:27 PM EDT
McDonald's will be rolling out egg white breakfast sandwich options starting April 22McDonald's will be rolling out their Egg White Delight, a yolk-free version of their Egg McMuffin breakfast sandwich, in locations nationwide starting April 22, the company has confirmed to The Daily Meal.Read More »from McDonald’s Rolling Out Egg White Delight McMuffin Nationwide April 22
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The breakfast sandwich, which contains 250 calories (compared to the Egg McMuffin's 300) was tested in Atlanta and Austin markets last November.
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The egg whites are cooked free-form on the griddle with a spatula (as opposed to the more common microwaved version sold by competitors including Dunkin' Donuts), and will join a slice of white cheddar cheese and Canadian bacon on a whole-grain English muffin. Egg whites will also be made available on all the other breakfast sandwiches the company offers.
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Credit: McDonald's"We've been listening to our customers, and they want premium options," McDonald's external communications manager Tyler Litchenberger told The
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