All Posts By Robin Miller

Robin’s Healthy Take: Coconut Shrimp

by , August 27th, 2012

A restaurant favorite, coconut shrimp is sweet, crunchy and almost always deep-fried—hence its deliciousness. Next time you’re tempted to order it, consider this: ONE coconut shrimp contains 126 calories and over 7 grams of fat. Mathematical...

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Robin’s Healthy Take: Revamped Chicken Wings

by , August 20th, 2012

These flavorful chicken wings clock in at only about 261 calories per serving!

My boys love chicken wings – mild, medium, hot – ALL chicken wings. During our recent summer vacation, I let them order wings at our favorite oceanfront restaurant alm...

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Healthy ‘Taters

by , August 13th, 2012


I’m not gonna lie, I grew up eating Tater Tots. They’re delicious, so what’s not to love? Maybe the 160-200 calories and 8-10 grams of fat per 3-ounce serving, depending on the brand (yes, there are many copycats). And that’s without cheese ...

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Summer Pasta Salad

by , August 6th, 2012

While researching nutrition for this post, I nearly fell off my chair when I ran the numbers for store-bought pasta salad. I knew prepared pasta dishes were fairly rich, but I didn’t think one two-cup serving had more calories, fat and sodium than...

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Bite-Sized Appetizers Cups (Cup-a-tizers)

by , July 17th, 2012

People always ask me for quick and easy recipes that they can bring to parties. They want to share something homemade, something personal. But those same people also tell me they have NO time, NO patience and practically NO cooking ability. Game on,...

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Go (Brown) Bananas!

by , July 9th, 2012
banana muffins

Mini Banana Muffins

I don’t know about you, but I cherish brown bananas. Not for my cereal. Not banana splits. Not even for smoothies. I weave the soft, sweet gems into the best banana muffins you’ve ever tasted.

If you buy bananas a lot, you’v...

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Breakfast Brain Foods for Kids and Adults

by , July 6th, 2012
egg salad

Protein + carbs + fat = breakfast. Who says your morning meal has to consist of traditional breakfast foods?

The media blasts us with “brain food” articles and TV segments every back-to-school season. Does that mean our kids can be less s...

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Baked Mozzarella Sticks

by , June 25th, 2012

Baked Mozzarella Sticks

Since most Americans dine out more than four times each week, we’re only in complete control of what we eat less than half of the time. In an ideal world, we’d know exactly what we’re consuming both at home and out — right? Consider ...

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Ultimate Frozen Citrus Pie

by , June 17th, 2012

Frozen Citrus Pie

Hot days call for frozen pies. Cool, creamy and smooth — they’re like instant air conditioning for your mouth. When I was little, my grandmother lived in the Florida Keys and I visited every summer. The best memories I have include cooli...

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Super Awesome Chocolate Cake

by , June 11th, 2012
chocolate cake

It's super awesome.

What’s not to love about chocolate cake? One of my most vivid childhood memories involves sneaking slivers of my mom’s rich chocolate layer cake iced with a killer fudge frosting. For some reason, the cake tasted b...

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