American Heart Association Shares Heart-Smart Food Choices
In honor of National Nutrition Month, the American Heart Association shares tips for making smarter heart-healthy choices while shopping for groceries.
Recipe: Salmon Penne with Green Beans Vinaigrette
This recipe for salmon with green beans and whole-wheat pasta serves five people and is ready in less than 30 minutes. Add some fresh thyme and lemon zest and you have a healthy, quick, and easy seafood dish for your family's next weeknight meal.
A List of Ethnic Restaurants to Mix Up Your Cuisine
We’re lucky to live in the New York metro area, a virtual melting pot of cultures. So if your budget doesn’t allow for family jaunts to India, South Africa, and other exotic locales, you can still introduce your kids to the world at ethnic restaurants. Here are a few suggestions in Rockland, Westchester, Suffolk, Nassau, and Fairfield counties, as well as Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn.
The Best Vegetarian Chili Recipe
This quick vegetarian chili recipe replaces meat with lots of beans and vegetables and suggests using vegetarian burger crumbles to add texture and protein. It's an easy weeknight that's ready in about an hour, and it's great for leftovers.
The Benefits of Open-Ended Toys for Kids
This holiday season when shopping for toys and gifts, consider open-ended toys like blocks that foster play and spark imagination versus toys that only offer direct play in order to help benefit children's development.
WIN: Treat Basket of 'Unjunked' Candy from CVS
Feel good about eating Halloween candy this year with "unjunked" candy called Unreal, candies made with less sugar and more nutrients. NYMetroParents and CVS are giving five readers a chance to try the new Unreal candy bars and chocolates with a treat basket full of the new treats.
Pumpkin Pie Pasta Recipe
Approved by a certified nutritionist and kids' cooking instructor, this recipe for pumpkin pie pasta is a simple and fun fall dinner idea that the whole family will love.
On The Blogroll: The Coffee Beaners
The NYMetroParents blogroll features the best blogs in the parenting world, from New York and beyond. Here's a closer look at why we love these mom bloggers and dad bloggers and how they're shaping the web for parenting today.
Uncle’s Suffolk Soda Shop Taught This Writer Life Lessons
Once a week, Marcelle Soviero's mother took her to Uncle Joe's soda shop, Soviero's Luncheonette. This family-owned restaurant became Marcelle's safe haven, where she learned compassion and acceptance from her family and the patrons who frequented.
Free Outdoor Movies for Families in NYC
There are many family-friendly outdoor movie screenings this summer throughout the NYC boroughs. Here, you'll find the full August schedule, including outside film series in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx.