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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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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

Clams Casino
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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Spotlight Recipes: Roasted Chestnuts & A Seasonal Soup

by in Healthy Recipes, December 16, 2009

roasted chestnuts
Roasting chestnuts over the fire is a popular pastime for this time of year, but that’s not the only way to enjoy these sweet nuts. How about a creamy soup, too?

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Fettuccine Alfredo, Lightened Up

by in Meal Makeovers, December 15, 2009

fettuccini alfredo
Creamy, cheesy alfredo sauce lightened up? Can it be true? I’ve been searching for the best ways to make fettuccine alfredo easier on the waistline, and it all comes down to my secret ingredient.

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Spotlight Recipes: 6 Easy Soups

by in Healthy Recipes, December 14, 2009

Mexican Chicken Soup
Brrrrr! A winter chill is in the air. Come in from the cold and cozy up with bowl of soup. Homemade soup beats the canned stuff every time! Make large batches and store some in the freezer so you’re covered for busy holiday weeknights.

5 Ingredients: Cranberry Spritzer

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, December 10, 2009

cranberry spritzer
During holidays or big family gatherings, the adults sip on wine or cocktails and the kids drink juice, but my 7-year-old son complained that he wanted something more (and I refuse to buy soda). That’s how this cranberry spritzer was born.

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Make Your Own Spiced Nuts

by in Healthy Recipes, December 10, 2009

Spiced Cocktail Nuts
Fancy nut mixes can be wonderful holiday treats, but some packaged varieties are loaded with sweeteners and too pricey. Why not make your own this year? Whip up a batch for snacks, parties and gifts.

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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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Spotlight Recipe: Crispy Rice Squares

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Holidays, December 5, 2009

Holiday Crispy Rice Squares
My mom and I team up in the kitchen every December to tackle the holiday baking, but this year I’m on my own. Crispy rice cereal squares were the first cookies I ever learned to prepare, and these treats are definitely on my list this year. I love the festive dash of food coloring. You can choose red, green or whatever color says “holidays” to you. Better still, this version is lower in fat than the typical butter-soaked recipe. Because this is an egg-free mixture, there’s no harm in sampling as you go along.

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