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Spotlight Recipes: Slimmed-Down Eggnog

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, December 24, 2009

Lower Calorie Eggnog
Got ‘nog? If you’re anything like me, you have it every Christmas.

No doubt you’ve seen a slew of eggnog brands in the supermarket dairy case, but those pre-packaged ones boast 190 calories and 9 grams of fat or more per serving. That serving is only a 1/2 cup and doesn’t count the liquor if you like it loaded. As for all those unrecognizable ingredients (“carageen”?), don’t get me started.

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Spotlight Recipes: Christmas Breakfast

by in Healthy Holidays, December 23, 2009

Mini Frittatas
If your house is anything like mine on Christmas morning, you’ve got your hands full. I want to serve something easy, yet special, and light enough that everyone won’t be ready for a nap before we open presents. Here are some festive ideas, complete with a bubbly cocktail.

Make Your Own Mulled Wine (or Cider)

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, December 23, 2009

Mulled Pom-Apple Cider
This holiday favorite is guaranteed to get smiles out of your guests. If you’re a mulled wine virgin, no worries — it’s super simple to whip up a delicious batch in no time.

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Spotlight Recipes: A Meaty Christmas Menu

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, December 21, 2009

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When it comes to Christmas dinner, anything goes. Every family has their favorite classics, but we like to mix it up each year with simple, yet elegant dishes. This holiday, we’re doing a lighter, steakhouse-inspired meal but without all those extra calories.

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Hosting a Healthy Holiday Party

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Tips, December 14, 2009

Planning Your Holiday Spread
Throwing a party can be overwhelming, especially when planning the menu. You may be convinced the ultimate spread includes a fatty cheese ball, sugary cookies and loads of alcohol, but healthy and tasty fare is possible. Here are top tips for planning and a bunch of recipes for your shindig.

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Katie's Healthy Bites: More Homemade Gift Ideas

by in Healthy Holidays, December 13, 2009

gift olive oilsSome of the best gifts I’ve given and received have been homemade. The effort that goes into them make the items more meaningful, and the money you save is a gift to yourself in return.

As a chef, I love using my culinary creativity when giving gifts, and these are a few ideas I’ve tried that foodies will appreciate and be sure to use.

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The Veggie Table: Veg-Friendly Foodie Gifts

by in Healthy Holidays, The Veggie Table, December 12, 2009

Sure, there are faux-leather belts or wool-free sweater that you think might be perfect for that vegetarian or vegan friend, but you can be more creative than that. If you need some gift ideas for the veggie lover in your life, read on for some of my favorites.

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Healthy Eats Gift Guide: What to Make & Share

by in Healthy Holidays, December 8, 2009

Gifts
Whether it’s for Hanukkah, Christmas or just because, ’tis the season for giving gifts. If you’re interested in giving away food-related gifts, skip those high-calorie candies or basket of sweets, and check out our ideas instead.

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Spotlight Recipes: Hanukkah Menu

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, December 7, 2009

Baked Donuts
Each year for Hanukkah I serve up an Israeli-inspired dinner followed by traditional holiday desserts. This menu is a big hit with all our friends (and their kids).

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Katie’s Healthy Bites: Pizzelle Cookie Ornaments

by in Healthy Holidays, December 6, 2009

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Cookies are a big part of the holiday season. We all have our favorites along with those nostalgic family recipes. Usually when I bake a fresh batch, the family scarfs them up quickly, but I have clever, crafty way to preserve some of that holiday spirit — cookie ornaments.

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