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Gluten Free Chocolate Pumpkin Whoopie Pies + Why I Love Canned Pumpkin Purée
I texted a friend in Atlanta the other day and told her I was testing a new gluten-free recipe for chocolate pumpkin whoopie pies, and her response was, "what's a whoopie pie?" It turns out that whoopie pies are unique to New England and Pennsylvania. As a resident of Massachusetts, whoopie pies are pretty commonplace around here, but they are unfamiliar to people pretty much everyone else. Whoopie pies are a hand-held dessert made with two soft, round cake-like cookies, ...
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Reduce Your Kitchen Carbon Footprint: Compost Food Scraps and Kitchen Waste

Reduce Your Kitchen Carbon Footprint: Compost Food Scraps and Kitchen Waste

Welcome to Reduce Your Kitchen Carbon Footprint, my new monthly series aimed at empowering you and your family to play a role in combatting global climate change. I strongly believe that every little action and every small change in the ...
Easy Red Lentil & Vegetable Soup

Easy Red Lentil & Vegetable Soup

This recipe for Easy Red Lentil & Vegetable Soup is comforting, nourishing, and vegan. Made with red lentils, fresh thyme, vegetable broth, and a bunch of vegetables including onion, garlic, carrots, mushrooms, and cauliflower, it's a plant-based soup your family ...
27 Healthier Cookie Swap Cookies, Brownies & Bars

27 Healthier Cookie Swap Cookies, Brownies & Bars

There’s nothing better than a cookie jar at the holidays that’s so full you can barely close the lid. That said, the sugar and saturated fat from all those goodies can add up quickly. For your next cookie swap or ...
4 Clever Ways to Add More Fruits and Vegetables to Everyday Family Meals and Snacks

4 Clever Ways to Add More Fruits and Vegetables to Everyday Family Meals and Snacks

Many families are becoming more interested in plant-based eating, but there’s something still missing from most kids’ and grownups’ diets: plants! If you're hungry for clever and creative cooking strategies for adding more fruits and vegetables to your family's everyday ...
Turkey & Carrot Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles

Turkey & Carrot Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles

I adore pasta, but when I'm looking for new ways to add more produce to my family's diet, I turn to veggie noodles instead of traditional pasta noodles. This recipe for Turkey & Carrot Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles (also known ...
Honeynut Squash Stuffed with Mushrooms, Chickpeas, Pistachios & Cranberries

Honeynut Squash Stuffed with Mushrooms, Chickpeas, Pistachios & Cranberries

If you're looking for a hearty and flavorful vegetable side dish for cold winter nights ... or a Thanksgiving side dish or main for the vegans and vegetarians at your table, look no further than this recipe for Honeynut Squash ...
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Mac & Cheese

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Mac & Cheese

Adding pumpkin to everyday dishes like mac & cheese provides good nutrition, warming flavors, and filling fiber. This recipe for Pumpkin Mac & Cheese is the ultimate autumn comfort food. This recipe for Gluten-Free Pumpkin Mac & Cheese calls for ...
Top 8 Highlights from my Trip to England

Top 8 Highlights from my Trip to England

I traveled to England last week to celebrate my mother-in-law's 80th birthday. Since meeting Tim in 1988, I've been to the UK more times than I can remember, and every trip has its unique and best-of moments. From lunch at ...
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Liz Weiss
I’m Liz Weiss, a registered dietitian nutritionist, mom of two, and cookbook author. I’m passionate about making healthy family food that’s fun for everyone, so I welcome you to explore my blog for recipes, nutrition insights, and mealtime inspiration.
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