Recipes

Pancake Muffins

Pancake Muffins

Do you love the taste of pancakes but dread making them? If you’re impatient, clumsy, and hungry, it’s likely you avoid this cooking task at all costs. Today’s your lucky day because we have a magical recipe for flip-less pancakes. They take less time, less coordination, and are pretty much foolproof! All you need is some pancake batter, an extra egg, your favorite mix-ins, and a muffin tin. Check out our recipe.

4 Dietitian Approved Spring Inspired Meals

4 Dietitian Approved Spring Inspired Meals

This week marks the first full week of spring, and here in New England, we couldn’t be more excited! Not only does it mean warmer weather, but it also means local, fresh vegetables that normally hide out in the cold, winter months. Today we’re excited to share four dietitian approved Spring inspired recipes that are packed with our favorite, seasonal produce.

Black Beans 5 Ways

Black Beans 5 Ways

Beans are often an underrated food group. You’ll rarely find them on a restaurant menu, and it’s likely if you do eat them, they’re often served as a side dish. We want to encourage you to make beans the start of your meal, so today, our featured ingredient is black beans.  With a little help from our Registered Dietitian friends, we are going to show you how to make them four totally different and unique ways. But first, here are a few reasons to add some black beans into your diet.

12 Soups & Stews to Make This Fall

12 Soups & Stews to Make This Fall

Don’t you just love the feeling of cuddling up with a blanket while a hot pot of soup simmers on the stove? As the weather starts to cool down, making and enjoying soups and stews are an easy way to warm up and add more nutrient-dense, high fiber foods into your diet. Adding an abundance of vegetables, beans, grains, and (optional) lean meats to your soups and stews is a great start to creating a dish that is hearty and healthy enough to serve as a stand-alone meal and keep you full, satisfied, and nourished. Not to mention, it’s a great way to stretch your ingredients and save on your weekly grocery shopping bill. We’ve gathered 12 of our favorite dietitian approved soups and stews to share with you below!

16 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes You Have to Try This Fall

16 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes You Have to Try This Fall

Fall is officially here! When fall hits, at least here in New England, it seems you can’t turn your head without seeing Pumpkin Spice {insert the name of any food or beverage here}. Pumpkin spice lattes, muffins, cookies, pancakes, if you name the food, someone has already “Pumpkin Spiced” it. Unfortunately, most of those pumpkin spice options have no real pumpkin in them! Plus, they’re loaded with excess processed sugars and refined oils. Luckily, today we have 16 Dietitian Approved Pumpkin recipes that will satisfy your fall cravings. Click on the links below to find the full recipes.

12 Healthy Packable Lunch Snacks for Back to School

If you walk into a grocery store anytime between July 21st and September 5th you’ll see two major themes: Labor Day and Back to School (and yes, maybe even Halloween!). Most stores will promote easy-to-pack lunchbox snacks like chips, cookies, crackers, and fruit snacks. But you don’t have to succumb to the likely unhealthy, pre-packaged options. There are plenty of delicious snacks you can create in your own kitchen, and they’re easy enough to make that even the kids can help. Pack them in a lunchbox or enjoy them as an after-school snack, here are 12 healthy snacks for Back to School.

1. Salted Chocolate Brownie Bite from Nourish Breathe Thrive 
2. Coconut Date Balls from Nutrition by Nazima 
3. Peanut Butter Banana Cookies from Byte Sized Nutrition 
4. Banana Split Bites from Nutritionist Reviews

What snack are you most likely to put in your lunch box? Let us know in the comments below!

12 Nutritiously Delicious Make-Ahead Plant Powered Meals

12 Nutritiously Delicious Make-Ahead Plant Powered Meals

As a dietitian, I’m always working to get my clients (and my friends and family!) to eat more vegetables. Many don’t realize the recommended daily serving size for fruits and vegetables is 10 servings per day. I know, double digits! It sounds like a lot, and it is, especially if you’re not a natural veggie-lover. But here’s what a serving really looks like:

Spicy Watermelon Salad

Spicy Watermelon Salad

If you’ve been following us here at The Family Hub for a while, you might know that we’re a little tyrannical when it comes to hydration. Water is the essential medium for all of your metabolic processes, and without it, your organs and cells fail to run efficiently. While having fun in the summer sun is great for your mental health, the extra heat causes you to lose water more rapidly through sweat, sometimes faster than you might be able to replace it! That’s why we recommend hydrating at every opportunity, not only by drinking water, but by eating hydrating foods.