All posts tagged: Food

Expert Advice: Doctor’s Tips to Make Halloween Healthier for You and Your Children

I’m happy to share this expert guest column from Dr. Mayrene Hernandez. Halloween can be scary. Ghosts, ghouls and goblins abound, but the most frightening part of Halloween might be how many calories our children bring home in their trick-or-treat bags. The candy in an average trick-or-treat bag can contain as much as 7,000 calories* and all that candy can lead to tooth decay and a lot of extra pounds for the entire family. Dr. Mayrene Hernandez of UnitedHealthcare (www.uhc.com) has a few ideas so health-conscious parents can avoid ruining one of the most kid-friendly celebrations of the year? Instead of candy, opt for healthier or non-food alternatives. Candy is fun, but healthy food can be as well. Making small oranges, popcorn balls or fruit cups with pumpkin faces drawn on them can encourage healthier eating while still getting into the Halloween spirit. Give trick-or-treaters dried fruit, fruit leathers, crackers or trail mix. Trick or Toys? Or, if you want to avoid giving out candy or snack foods altogether, give small toys, stickers, temporary tattoos, pencils, Halloween erasers …

Baby Bella and Fontina Crostini

We had some leftover bread from our Arturos takeout and could not let this woodfired, made from scratch, artisanal goodness go to waste. My husband, who I call Chef Frank, made delicious Crostini with baby portabella mushrooms, Fontina cheese and sage. I’ll get the recipe, but here are some pics to melt tour mouth.

Edoughable Edible Cookie Dough

I couldn’t pass up an offer from Edoughable to try the brand’s edible cookie dough. We all know the best part of baking cookies is scraping the mix out of the bowl. But, it’s also probably to the most dangerous since raw cookie dough contains uncooked eggs. Say goodbye to your risk of salmonella poisoning and scoop up some egg-free, all-natural and non-GMO ingredient cookie dough from Edoughable! Edoughable is just as fun as ice cream, but won’t leave you frigid after you enjoy it this fall. Sprinkle on your favorite topping or enjoy one of the gourmet flavors. The brand’s founder, Rana, is a pastry chef so you know you’re eating a quality treat. There’s vegan and gluten free options as well, which is awesome. The package arrived at my house in an adorable box (check out my Instagram post) filled with two flavors and a bunch of toppings. I was so excited to try it- until I couldn’t. Cue sad face. My one complaint is that there is no ingredient list included on the packaging or …