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Spotlight Recipe: Breakfast Cookies

by in Healthy Recipes, February 26, 2009

Breakfast Cookies

If I could, I’d kick off every morning with something sweet. In my college days, I occasionally snacked on a brownie instead of oatmeal before class. Thankfully, I’m wiser — and healthier — now. But now I’ve got this dessert! Ellie Krieger dubs these her “breakfast cookies” — thanks to the added rolled oats and bran flakes. Try one as a mid-morning snack, paired up with a cup of tea or milk, or as a breakfast on the go.

Watch Ellie prep them in this how-to video. I love how she sneaks in pureed carrot baby food.

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Go Healthy With Foodnetwork.com

by in Healthy Recipes, February 24, 2009

Have you checked out Foodnetwork.com’s healthy ideas lately? They’ve got dishes from Ellie Krieger for breakfast, lunch and dinner — plus, recipes for their top 10 low-fat treats, after-dinner sweets and vegetarian-friendly meals. Ingredients for this Edamame Veggie Burger are going on my grocery list right now.

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Spotlight Recipe: Fried Rice with Edamame & Tofu

by in Healthy Recipes, February 21, 2009

As Healthy Eats’ resident vegetarian, I’m always on the lookout for recipes that meet our nutritional guidelines and my (chosen) dietary restrictions. When I came across this fried rice recipe, I bookmarked it immediately. This dish cooks up fast, has added protein (thanks to the tofu and edamame) and was a great way to use up the leftover brown rice hanging out in my refrigerator. Next time, rather than canola oil, I’m going to try it with healthier rice bran oil.

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Heart-Healthy Meals

by in Healthy Recipes, February 15, 2009

February is American Heart Month, and to honor this healthy initiative, our friends at Foodnetwork.com are dishing out recipes that are low in cholesterol but high in flavor. Check out their favorites — plus, see which seven foods can help lower cholesterol and eight simple steps for better heart health.

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Spotlight Recipe: Chocolate-Covered Banana Pops

by in Healthy Recipes, February 14, 2009

Recruit the kids to help make this Valentine’s Day treat. These frozen fruit pops feature firm ripe bananas, dipped in dark chocolate and drizzled with peanuts. Peanuts, chocolate and bananas? I don’t know about you, but that would win my heart any day!

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Spotlight Recipe: Heart-Shaped Whole Wheat Pancakes

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, February 13, 2009

Pancakes

Weekends are meant for pancakes, and a heart-shaped pancake is perfect for tomorrow’s Valentine’s Day celebration. The strawberry puree adds a festive bit of red. Save any leftover topping to dollop on plain yogurt for a simple afternoon snack.

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Spotlight Recipes: Winning Muchables

by in Healthy Recipes, January 31, 2009

Guacamole

Looking for last-minute finger foods for tomorrow’s big game? Here are some basic appetizers and snacks that meet our Healthy Eats criteria and will wow a crowd.

Spotlight Recipe: Spiced Chicken & Grape Skewers

by in Healthy Recipes, January 24, 2009

Chicken Skewers

If you’re already prepping a menu for your Super Bowl bash, add these nibblers to your list. The zesty kabobs cook up nicely on an indoor grill pan and will leave your guests thinking of summer barbecues, not winter’s chilly temperatures.

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Spotlight Recipe: Marinated Feta & Olive Skewers

by in Healthy Recipes, January 17, 2009

Feta & Olive Skewers

I love cheese. Period. And feta ranks right up there at the top of my favorite cheese list. In this tasty appetizer, the Greek cheese gets an unusual twist — it’s marinated in a zesty orange juice blend before pairing up with its natural soul mate, the olive, cucumber and a bit of mint.

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Getting to Know Us: Toby Amidor

by in Uncategorized, January 15, 2009


Dana told us a few things about her food favorites. This time, Toby Amidor weighs in. And remember, these are just their fun answers; you can learn more about their nutrition credentials here.

Now, let’s meet Toby…

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