Melissa d’Arabian How to 'Drop 5 Lbs' Event

by - 2/22/2012 05:30:00 PM

Recently I attended an event to meet Melissa d'Arabian, host of Cooking Channel series Drop 5 Lbs. with Good Housekeeping, for lunch and a Q&A about healthy family-friendly tips and recipes for busy families.

Melissa dArabian Drop 5 Lbs

Melissa dArabian Drop 5 Lbs

Melissa dArabian Drop 5 Lbs

I first met Melissa at the 2nd Bread Art Project event and remembered how she spoke about the importance of a healthy well-balanced diet for families. Not only was I was excited to meet her again, also this time I had the chance to watch her cook!

Melissa dArabian Drop 5 Lbs
Melissa dArabian Drop 5 Lbs

As we gathered around her, Melissa started cooking AND sharing families food advice. Melissa explained how easy it was to swap in healthy food options into family dinners. Some of her tips included
  • Learn how to measuring out ingredients. Start with measuring spoons, etc so you can see how much you really using to make a meal.
  • Keep a bag of frozen peas in your home. Frozen peas offer many used in a meal. They can be a side vegetable or a filler for meal.
  • Use whole grains pastas. They provide great texture as well as nutritional value.
Melissa dArabian Drop 5 Lbs

Also at the event was Samantha Cassetty, Good Housekeeping Nutrition Director, who sadly broke the news to me that Yes, it does take about 15 tries over many months to get a child to finally eat something they keep refusing. Like my son and his vegetables. While that was bitter sweet news to hear, at least there's hope. LOL

About Drop 5 Lbs Series
Based on the magazine's popular weight loss column, Drop 5 Lbs with Good Housekeeping is hosted by Melissa d¹Arabian (Ten Dollar Dinners with Melissa d¹Arabian), and also features expert advice from fitness guru Ashley Borden, Good Housekeeping Nutrition Director Samantha Cassetty and Aarti Sequeira (Aarti Party).

Designed to make weight loss easy and manageable, episodes are filled with cooking and shopping tips, workout techniques and dining out dos and donts. From slimmed down versions of indulgent dishes like Fettucini Alfredo and Sesame Shrimp Stir Fry to fat blasting fitness plans and nutritional advice, this series offers a new approach to eating better, getting healthier and getting the most out of life.

Drop 5 Lbs with Good Housekeeping airs Saturdays at 11am ET on The Cooking Channel.

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