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If you’re looking for a healthy new way to feed your family without the hassle or hype, you’ve come to the right place. Your host, registered dietitian, Liz Weiss, serves up wholesome and flavorful recipes with a tasty side of science, good nutrition, and fun. Liz is a mom of two grown boys, a cookbook author, a family nutrition expert, and a healthy food blogger, and on each episode, she teams up with a fellow dietitian, chef, or cookbook author to bring fresh ideas and practical mealtime advice from her table to yours.

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If you’re looking for a healthy new way to feed your family without the hassle or hype, you’ve come to the right place. Your host, registered dietitian, Liz Weiss, serves up wholesome and flavorful recipes with a tasty side of science, good nutrition, and fun. Liz is a mom of two grown boys, a cookbook author, a family nutrition expert, and a healthy food blogger, and on each episode, she teams up with a fellow dietitian, chef, or cookbook author to bring fresh ideas and practical mealtime advice from her table to yours.

    68: From Freezer to Cooker: Rachel Tiemeyer

    68: From Freezer to Cooker: Rachel Tiemeyer

    We are celebrating the frigid month of January with a show about freezer cooking. Today’s show just might inspire you to get going with that new Instant Pot you received for Christmas. We are covering the process of preparing those time-saving freezer meals and using the latest kitchen appliances to put nutritious meals on the table for your busy family.

    • 45 min
    67: Celebrate 2020 with Liz Weiss, MS, RDN

    67: Celebrate 2020 with Liz Weiss, MS, RDN

    Happy New Year! It’s 2020, which I find hard to believe. It freaks me out in a way that time flies by so fast. As this year holds a big milestone birthday for me, and I mean a really BIG one, my defining word for 2020 in my personal and professional life is----celebrate. I want to celebrate so many things this year, so that’s what we are talking about in today’s show. Let’s talk about resolutions, goals, and intentions for 2020, along with a brand-new delicious recipe.

    • 31 min
    66: Half the Sugar, All the Love: Jennifer Tyler Lee

    66: Half the Sugar, All the Love: Jennifer Tyler Lee

    You’ve probably heard the buzz about the typical American diet that’s filled with excess sugar. There are many health problems associated with high sugar intake, and sadly, these problems are showing up at younger and younger ages in America’s youth. Today’s show was all about tips and tricks for cutting added sugar from your family’s diet without sacrificing the fun and flavor of your favorite recipes. 
    My guest today is Jennifer Tyler Lee, author and healthy eating advocate. Her new cookbook, Half the Sugar, All the Love: A Family Cookbook, is being released later this month. You might remember her previous cookbook, The 52 New Foods Challenge, or her really cool kids’ nutrition game, Crunch A Color. Half the Sugar, All the Love is filled with 100 sweet and savory recipes that have been remastered to be lower in sugar than their original counterparts. If you crave a chocolate brownie, Jennifer has you covered with her Double-Chocolate Brownies, and just wait until you hear how she uses sweet potatoes as a secret ingredient. If you wonder how much added sugar is in that stir-fry chicken dish you ordered out last week, Jennifer is here for you with her Better For You Citrus Chicken Stir Fry with Green Beans. This is an action-packed show that will fill you in about how much added sugar we, as a nation, are currently consuming. We’ll talk about the health consequences of all that sugar and the upper limit of the recommendations from the American Heart Association. We’re talking about tips for reading food labels and spotting added sugar, and US listeners can enter to win a copy of Jennifer’s new cookbook!
     
    Show Highlights:
    The basics of Jennifer’s busy life as a Canadian mom of two living in CA The positive changes we see in the health of families due to the resurgence of cooking How Jennifer’s love of cooking comes from the influence of her grandma, who taught her that home-cooked family meals should be the norm How Jennifer’s new cookbook helps you cut the sugar in all types of recipes and enjoy the foods you love in healthier ways The current trend: 1 in 5 kids is prediabetic The secret to “half the sugar” is to sweeten with fiber-rich fruits and vegetables instead of added sugar Why “sneaky sugar” is an insidious problem in savory foods many so-called “healthy” foods, like yogurt and granola The sad truth: most people consume more than 3x the daily allowance of added sugar, according to the American Heart Association, which says kids and women should have no more than 6 tsp/day and men should have no more than 9 tsp/day The new research that shows how artificial sweeteners and even natural sweeteners may lead to increased sugar cravings due to how the brain interprets them Jennifer’s work with Dr. Patel for the book, showing the dangers of too much added sugar, which include obesity, chronic disease, Type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, fatty liver disease, and cavities Why Jennifer likes to sweeten recipes with fiber-rich fruits and vegetables like sweet potatoes, pumpkin, dates, pineapple, and mango Some of Jennifer’s favorites from the new cookbook: Pumpkin Spice Waffles, and Pineapple Teriyaki Short Ribs  How Jennifer’s Double Chocolate Brownies cut the sugar in a typical brownie from 4-½ tsp. to 1-½ tsp.  How to determine the amounts of added sugar by reading food labels and converting grams to teaspoons Why beverages are the worst way to consume added sugar and calories How nuts, seeds, and dried fruits can be used in sugar replacement The big problems in removing sugar from a recipe are changes in texture and flavor Jennifer’s recipe for granola that’s made with lots of nutritious ingredients like oats, nuts, and dried fruits; it’s a flexible recipe with maple syrup being the only added sweetener Jennifer’s Citrus Chicken Stir Fry with

    • 44 min
    65: Beautiful Boards with Maegan Brown

    65: Beautiful Boards with Maegan Brown

    If you board it, they will come. And if you put snacks, appetizers, and nibbles on a board, everyone at your table will eat and enjoy every bite! Whether you call them cheese boards, snack boards, appetizer boards, or charcuterie boards, my guest this week has the complete scoop on how to create irresistible boards for every eating occasion. Please join me in welcoming Maegan Brown, author of Beautiful Boards, to the show.

    • 47 min
    64: Maria Lichty: Two Peas & Their Pod

    64: Maria Lichty: Two Peas & Their Pod

    Finding recipes that are easy to make, delicious, nourishing and a joy for your family and friends to eat is like hitting the jackpot … and that’s what you’ll get on the show today. Joining me is Maria Lichty from the Two Peas & Their Pod Cookbook and blog.  
    Maria Lichty is the voice and home cook behind the food blog and cookbook, Two Peas and Their Pod. Rounding out Maria’s pod are her husband and sous chef, Josh, and her two adorable boys, Caleb and Maxwell. Maria shares her journey from wedding day to top food blogger, her adventures in the kitchen as she feeds a household full of all those guys, and some of our favorite recipes from her blog and cookbook. We’ll end with some great cookie ideas to prepare you for holiday baking. We’ll learn about her recipe for Asian-Glazed Sheet Pan Salmon and Broccoli,  Artichoke and Spinach Dip, and many more!
     
    Show HIghlights:
     
    Getting to know Maria, her family, her blog, and her cookbook How Maria got into food blogging ten years ago, mainly to get through their wedding Maria’s background in learning how to cook at home with her dad How their blogging community has grown and changed over the years What family dinners are like in Maria’s home as she deals with picky eaters at times The most popular recipe on the blog: Dad’s Cinnamon Rolls How Maria defines her food focus and style How exposing kids to different foods helps eliminate picky eaters The process from developing recipe ideas to putting them on the blog or in the cookbook How Maria shares tips and tricks for getting confident and comfortable in the kitchen Maria’s top pantry staples: canned beans, pasta, whole grains, oatmeal, oils and vinegar, nuts and nut butters, canned tomatoes, and broth Maria’s “Feeling Toasty” breakfast ideas: avocado toast; toast with peanut butter, honey, and banana; toast with almond butter and fresh peach slices; and hummus on toast with tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and feta cheese Maria’s recipe for Asian-Glazed Sheet Pan Salmon and Broccoli: made with olive oil, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, fresh mint and cilantro, orange zest and juice, ginger, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes Maria’s Everyday Butter Lettuce Salad with a vinaigrette of olive oil, lemon juice, balsamic or champagne vinegar, honey, garlic, and salt and pepper Maria’s Four Cheese Spinach and Artichoke Dip: made with cream cheese, Greek yogurt, frozen spinach, canned artichoke hearts, shredded fontina, mozzarella, parmesan, fresh basil, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper Some of Maria’s kids’ favorites: Slow Cooker Spaghetti and Meatballs, Black Bean Quinoa Enchilada Bake, Pesto Havarti Mac and Cheese, Enchilada-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, and Tomato Basil Soup with Cheesy Garlic Dunkers How Maria and Josh meal-plan with their boys on Sundays to help them take ownership of the process One of Maria’s favorite go-to cookbooks: Baking: From My Home to Yours Favorite desserts in the book: Why Maria loves the cookie chapter and the dessert chapter, and her husband loves the Key Lime Bars The next big adventure for Maria? A random question from the Mason jar about Maria’s favorite food city or town


    Resources:
     
    Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan
     
    www.superhealthykids.com
    www.parentsondemand.com  
     
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/twopeasandpod
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/twopeasandpod/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/twopeasandtheirpod
     
    Two Peas and Their Pod website: https://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/
     
    Liz's better-for-you 7 Layer Bars: https://www.lizshealthytable.com/2015/02/26/lightened-up-seven-layer-bars/
     
    GIVEAWAY:
    We are giving away a copy of the Two Peas & Their Pod Cookbook to one lucky U.S. winner. To enter for a chance to win, tell me about your go-to, always-a-win recipe that you make when you're feeding your family ...

    • 49 min
    63: Tieghan Gerard: Half Baked Harvest Super Simple

    63: Tieghan Gerard: Half Baked Harvest Super Simple

    Today’s episode is all about comfort food recipes that are hearty, easy to make, and celebrate what’s in season. My guest is cookbook author and blogger, Tieghan Gerard from Half Baked Harvest. Tieghan’s new cookbook, Half Baked Harvest Super Simple is hot off the press, and she joins me to talk all about it!
    Half Baked Harvest Super Simple features recipes like Cream of Mushroom Soup with Garlic Bread Crumbs, Sesame Orange Chicken, and Harvest Butternut Squash and Apple Pizza, which are all perfect for cozy family dinners or festive gatherings.
    Tieghan took time off from her book launch to talk about the new cookbook, her journey into the wild world of food blogging, her Colorado barn where she cooks and photographs her recipes, and why her recipes appeal to even the pickiest of eaters.
    Show Highlights:
    Getting to know Tieghan and the food blog that grew out of her crazy family experiences What family mealtime was like for Tieghan growing up in a family of nine How Tieghan began cooking as a young teen to help her dad with the family cooking responsibilities The broad appeal of Tieghan’s blog, with recipes that use whole foods to create approachable recipes for everyday families How Tieghan makes an effort to stay connected to her blogging community and gives them feedback A behind-the-scenes look at Tieghan’s barn in Colorado, where she lives and cooks Why Tieghan’s new cookbook is geared to help people create delicious food easily and quickly, with recipes of a wide variety for everyone’s food taste Tieghan’s Harvest Butternut Squash and Apple Pizza made with butternut squash ribbons, cheddar cheese, sage, thinly-sliced shallots and apples, prosciutto, thyme, honey, and apple butter Apple butter: a thickened, seasoned applesauce that you need to stock in your fridge Swirled Banana Bundt Cake: an easy and delicious concoction of chocolate, bananas, with a cream cheese swirl Why Tieghan’s favorite recipes in the book revolve around pasta and pizza creations Tieghan’s Pomegranate Braised Short Ribs with Sweet Potato Mash: a one-pot wonder! What’s next for Tieghan? There are exciting projects and new things coming to her ever-expanding blog A random question from the Mason jar reveals why Tieghan would love to have dinner with Ina Garten  
    Resources:
    Giveaway: We are giving away a copy of Half Baked Harvest: Super Simple by Tieghan Gerard to one lucky US listener. To enter, post a comment in the comments section at the end of this post, and tell me why you'd like to win this cookbook and/or your favorite harvest-inspired family recipe right now. In other words, tell me about a recipe that celebrates an ingredient that's in season (i.e. something with butternut squash, apples, pears, kale, etc). Giveaway ends on November 6, 2019.
     
    Discussed on the show (Pasta & Pizza Dinners e-cookbook): https://www.lizshealthytable.com/pastapizzadinners/
     
    Follow Tieghan here:
    Half Baked Harvest: https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/
    Tieghan's studio barn: https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/the-studio-barn-kitchen-appliances-by-kitchenaid/
     
    IG: @halfbakedharvest
    FB: @hbharvest
    Pinterest: @hbharvest
    Twitter: @hbharvest
     
    www.superhealthykids.com
    www.parentsondemand.com

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

booboobubu22 ,

Liz is my hero

I have really enjoyed listening to these podcasts. I learn so many useful tips! Thanks Liz for helping me be a healthier and happier cook.

David RD ,

Great info

Liz is amazing with great topics, recipes, and easy and convenient nutrition information for the family and people with busy lives. Thanks and keep’em coming!

Jennifer Tyler Lee ,

Highly recommend!

Liz is a thoughtful, grounded voice in our health-crazy world. Smart, witty, and informative, I rely on Liz and her podcast to learn more about the latest in healthy living. Thanks for a great resource!

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