The Robin Barrie Blog

Simple Sides: Steamed Broccoli

Ok, so we all know broccoli is good for us and we should just eat it right? Not so fast: did you know the healthiest version of broccoli only takes FOUR minutes to cook? You get the most bang for your broccoli buck by quickly steaming this vegetable for 4 minutes or...

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Chocolate Fondue

Does anybody else feel like this coooold March on the East Coast keeps dragging?  Well, it is still National Nutrition Month, so we might as well keep working on our summer bodies while we wait for the weather to warm up. Speaking of warm, I have another healthy,...

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Slim Sloppy Joes

It is still March, National Nutrition Month.  (Even though here in NYC and the rest of the East Coast, it looks like the dead of winter under the spell of Storm Stella!)  I am continuing to focus on healthy, guilt-free substitutes to feed cravings for traditional...

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French Bread Pizza

It’s March: National Nutrition Month! For 2017, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics slogan is "Put Your Best Fork Forward." I have decided to focus on healthy substitutes to find the best FOODS that are not only healthy, but also similar to our traditional favorite...

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Superfoods for Heart Health

Since February is American Heart Month, I wanted to share with you some amazing heart-healthy foods. Each of these ingredients is great on its own, BUT they are all found together in one of my favorite new products: Supernola, which is a new superfood granola. Check...

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Chicken Zucchini Boats

A few weeks ago, my husband and I went to pick up lunch at a market we like in Westchester. I was getting my usual salad, and he decided on a zucchini boat, which happened to look delicious. As we sat down to eat, I of course had to taste his dish. Yes, it was pretty...

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Green Egg Salad

I have always been a fan of “salads”: tuna salad, chicken salad, and egg salad. And I will admit that I do enjoy the taste of mayonnaise. Since it is high in cholesterol and saturated fat, I love finding alternative recipes to make healthy, but tasty dishes. With tuna...

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Chocolate Overnight Oats

Yes, that's right: I said CHOCOLATE! This is a great, healthy way to give into one of our most popular cravings. Instead of sitting and eating an entire chocolate bar or indulging in a decadent dessert, I've created a recipe so you can healthfully enjoy chocolate for...

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Overnight Oats

I have a confession: I have been looking at, admiring recipes for, and even recommending overnight oats to friends and clients for a while now. But it was not until yesterday that I actually made some for myself. There is no particular reason: I eat plenty of hot...

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Turkey Tacos/Salad

This is a great low-fat alternative to red meat, filled with fiber, and fun for older kids to help create their signature dish while selecting their own toppings.  Mom and dad can enjoy a low-carb version by enjoying a taco salad. Ingredients:  Lean ground turkey meat...

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Lamb Stew

Lean red meat is a healthy option when enjoyed in moderation.  Plus this hearty meal provides some welcoming warmth on a cold winter’s day.  Lamb can be one of baby’s first foods as it is easily digested when pureed. Ingredients: 1.25 pounds of lean cubed lamb meat...

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Spicy Crusted Salmon

Salmon is packed with Omega 3 fatty acids that are essential for baby’s brain development.   They offer improved brain function, mood, and heart-healthy for everyone.  Salmon is also very high in Vitamins D and B12.  The panko and spices will cut any “fish” taste that...

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Calcium for KIDS

My child is lactose-intolerant. What are some good alternatives for calcium-rich, kid-friendly foods? MILK IS A MUST for most kids to grow strong, healthy bones.  It is high in calcium and protein, fortified with vitamins A and D, and contains B vitamins and zinc. ...

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Vegetable Macaroni and Cheese

This white/yellow dish will appeal to those picky eaters who don’t love their vegetables! It is a high-fiber, lower-fat version of the always-favored mac and cheese.  Serve with a salad or green vegetable to balance out the meal. Ingredients:  1 cup uncooked whole...

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Peach Sauce

Have you ever wondered why those trendy baby food diets are so alluring?  If you have ever made or tasted fresh, delicious foods like this one, you will see why!  This is a fun alternative to typical apple sauce, and is amazing when the fruit is in season.  Using...

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