Learn to make healthy, delicious food for kids with Julie Negrin

Julie NegrinAuthor and certified nutritionist Julie Negrin offers healthy recipes for families with kids. Cook up her “On-the-Go Frittata Squares,” eggy bites packed with vegetables and fresh herbs. Negrin writes, “This dish is ideal when you’re on the run, because you can cut it into squares, store them in a baggie, and eat them without utensils!” She also offers cooking and shopping advice. Visit her blog to find how to make healthy family meals with or without a recipe.



The Victory Garden shows how to grow veggies and eat them, too!

Victory GardenLandscape architect Jamie Durie hosts “The Victory Garden,” TV’s longest-running garden show. The accompanying website offers advice on growing food in a kitchen garden. Read and watch videos about great new varieties of vegetables as well as garden project ideas and maintenance tips. The Victory Garden can be downloaded as a podcast.

Search for recipes across the web with Foodily.com

FoodilySan Mateo, California’s Foodily is “the world’s largest recipe network.” That’s another way of saying that it’s a recipe meta-search engine. Type in the name of an ingredient or a dish into Foodily’s simple search screen. It looks across not only recipe sites like AllRecipes.com but also blogs for food prep ideas. Foodily fetches three recipes at a time, highlighting the ingredients on its results page. It’s easy to choose the one that suits your tastes, time, and talents.
Foodily connects into Facebook so that you can share your meal plans with your pals.


Get Nutrition and Health Data from the FDA.

FDA Consumer Nutrition and Health DataSure, I read the nutrition labels on my food. But I don’t always understand what they mean. What are the DVs (Daily Values) versus the %DVs (Percent Daily Values)? Here, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration spells it out so that even I get it.


See how to cook with Cookblast

CookblastCookblast has collected and organized over 16 thousand how-to cooking videos from across the web. Search for demonstrations by keyword, or browse by ingredient (chicken, lobster), type of dish (pizza, stir fry), cuisine or technique (blanch, reduce). There are cocktail recipes here, too!


Know what you are putting in your mouth with SELF Nutrition Data

SELF Nutrition Data
What’s in your food? find the nutritional data of the foods you eat on this site from SELF magazine. It gives you not only the facts but graphs showing the food’s glycemic index and fullness/nutrition matrix. The SELF site provides lots of other diet information too, such as a recipe analyzer and a diet tracker. Register for free to store your data online.

Find Gluten-free recipes at Carol Fenster’s Savory Palate

Carol Fenster’s Savory PalateWhat if you are allergic to the gluten in wheat or other grains? That’s called Celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that attacks the small intestine.  That causes malabsorption, which will make you sick and miserable. Fortunately, avoiding gluten will allow the gut to heal. Colorado’s Carol Fenster, Ph.D., is an authority on cooking well for gluten intolerance. Browse her free recipes here, including those for pizza, cakes, and muffins.