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Spotlight Recipes: Easter Goodies

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, March 29, 2010
Robin's Eggs Cupcakes
Robin's Egg Easter Basket Cupcakes

Keep this year’s Easter celebration seasonal with the flavors of spring. Here are a few simple, fresh recipes to serve at your holiday meal — plus, a couple classic choices.

Need suggestions for a whole spread? Check out our full Easter menu.

Also, read up on our tips for a lower-calorie baked ham and natural dyes for Easter eggs.

Katie's Healthy Bites: Introducing Hake & Turbot

by in Healthy Recipes, March 28, 2010

Turbot with Mushrooms
I heart fish. I love to cook and eat them — knowing they are really good for me is even better. However, I get tired of the same old thing: cod, salmon and tilapia. To spice it up, I’ve started mixing in hake and turbot — what I refer to as “the other white fish.” Never tried these? Here are two dishes to start with.

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Spotlight Recipes: Passover-Friendly Fare

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, March 27, 2010

Quinoa Pilaf
During the week of Passover, celebrants typically skip oats, wheat, rye, corn and other grains. Without those options, Passover food can get boring, and your diet might end up a little imbalanced. Here are a few delicious Passover-friendly recipes to shake things up this year.

Looking for ideas for your seder? Check out our Passover menu suggestions.

5 Ingredients: Dark Chocolate Bark (2 Ways!)

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, March 24, 2010

Chocolate Bark
Easter is second on the list of top-selling candy holidays (after Halloween, of course). Skip the sugary jellybeans, chocolate eggs and marshmallow chicks and make your candy with some healthy ingredients thrown in. Chocolate bark is the easiest sweets recipe ever!

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Make Your Own Salad Dressing

by in Healthy Recipes, Meal Makeovers, March 23, 2010

Simple Salad Dressing
Bottled salad dressings are my pet peeve — the majority of them are full of sodium, sugar and other preservatives. Whether you like a vinaigrette or the creamy stuff, you only need a few simple ingredients (and a couple minutes) to make some yourself.

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Spotlight Recipes: Healthy Casseroles

by in Healthy Recipes, March 22, 2010

Peach French Toast Bake
Casseroles are an easy and tasty way to feed a crowd, but many recipes are loaded with fatty cream sauces or layers of cheese. We’ve got some sensible (and of course, delicious) casserole dishes, including breakfast and dessert!

Katie's Healthy Bites: New Ways to Use Yogurt

by in Healthy Recipes, March 21, 2010

Katie's Curry Chicken Salad
I’m a huge fan of yogurt — especially Greek yogurt. It’s a great source of protein, calcium and those essential B-vitamins. Most know that yogurt is a yummy snack or good for breakfast, but have you tried adding it to other dishes? Yogurt provides creaminess and depth to sauces and more with little (sometime no) added fat.

Here is a low-fat chicken salad and a roasted salmon dish to inspire you.

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Dressing Up Day-Old Bread

by in Healthy Recipes, March 17, 2010

Pesto Crostini
There’s nothing better than freshly baked bread, but when it’s preservative-free, fresh bread dries out quickly. The dilemma: You may not use the whole loaf in one day and whatever is left is too good to toss. Get more mileage out of that extra bread with these ideas.

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Talking to the Experts: Marlisa Brown on Gluten-Free Dining

by in Gluten-Free, Healthy Tips, March 16, 2010

gluten-free

Going gluten-free is popular these days and not just for those who have a gluten intolerance. Interested in making the switch? We caught up with chef and registered dietitian Marlisa Brown, who shared beginner tips from her new book Gluten-Free Hassle Free.

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