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Baby Shower Food: Classic Ladies' Lunch

Serve up baby shower food, retro style. Credit: Getty
Baby showers take all different forms today, from super-casual barbecues to ultra-fancy country club luncheons. But if you want to riff on the current craze for all things '50s and '60s, w...

Spinach: Popeye's Magical Food

Spinach definitely worked for Popeye, its most famous advocate. While the rest of us aren't looking for bulging arms to chase down criminals, we can reap the rewards of this iron rich vegetable. Spinach won't directly make you stronger, but the ...

Healthy Vegetarian Quesadilla Recipe

Melted cheese on a crispy tortilla. Whether you dip it in salsa or throw on sour cream, quesadillas are the easy to make snack and comfort food many families cannot go without. But if your worried about packing on the pounds when devouring your favou...

10 Ways to Add More Ginger to Your Family's Diet

Remember when you were a child and your stomach was tossing and turning? Your parents probably brought you a tasty liquid cure - old fashioned ginger ale. Ginger planted its root in Asian and has long been used as a stomach aid and in other medi...

A Colourful Easter Treat Recipe for Your Junior Chef

Ah, Easter. That magical time of year when candy companies take all things "spring" and turn them into chocolate-covered treats that whip small children (and, yes, adults) into a sugar-driven frenzy. But this year, why not save your pennies and try s...

Swap Plain Pasta for This Tomato and Spaghetti Squash Recipe

It seems like even the pickiest little eater will gladly head to the table when there's a plate of pasta up for grabs. It's right up there with pizza as the most popular dish on children's menus in restaurants across the country. And it's not just ki...

3 Reasons to Stop Skipping Breakfast: Simple Meal Ideas Kids Will Love

Dear Karla, I've heard so many times that "breakfast is the most important meal of the day," but I am the mother of three kids, all under seven years of age, and have to depart to work before they even wake up in the morning. This leaves my husband ...

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day With A Fun Fruit Pizza

St. Patrick's Day is such a fun, festive time for kids and adults alike. From wearing green to celebrating all things Irish -- including leprechauns and four-leaf clovers -- there are some easy ways that you can sneak St. Patty's Day fun into the who...

Add More Greens to Your Diet With Bok Choy

Thinking about adding a new green vegetable to your family's diet? Here's one that you might want to consider! Bok choy is a member to the cabbage family, long used in Asian cuisine for stir fries, spring rolls and those oh-so-tasty soups. It has a l...

A Nutty Oatmeal Recipe to Start the Day

When you were a youngster your parents may have referred to this hot dish as "porridge," which did not sound too appealing. It was white, it was creamy and it was plain naked. Now with all the conveniences of flavours all around us, it is easy to tur...

Low-Sodium Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

I took a peek at a random can of chicken noodle soup found in almost every grocery store. I do not know how many people really look at nutrition labels on items such as soup, but it is quite alarming to see what is actually in it. A can of Campbell's...

Quick and Easy Quinoa Veggie Salad Recipe

Are you looking for something a little different to serve your family? Try this quinoa-based salad that not only gives you a bit of protein, but some vitamin-rich vegetables too. Quinoa is a great grain alternative to your traditional rice medle...

Holiday Baking with Children

The children start their Christmas vacation earlier than usual this year, leading Cabin Fever to think: nothing like a little holiday baking to fill the hours with festive cheer. I have in mind an all-family project. Wouldn't it be merry to prepare h...

Apple Raisin Salad Little Ones Will Love

This salad takes no time to prepare and is so easy almost any family member can make it. It works as a nice complement to any meal, a snack or even a healthy dessert. According to the USDA, red delicious apples and granny smith apples ranked 12th ...

Twitter Follow Friday on ParentDish!

Love Twitter? So do we! It can be tough to keep tabs on all your favorite "Tweeters" from the "Twitterverse" -- but don't worry, we've got you covered! Here's our favorite parenting Tweets of the week, raw and uncensored, typos and all, just as you...

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