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Make Your Own Condiments

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

Ketchup, Mustard and Tartar Sauce
The ingredient lists on most packaged condiments are just plain scary! The added sugar, salt and other unpronounceable preservatives make these basic dips and spreads practically junk food. With some simple ingredients and easy prep work, you can make your own. We’re starting out with three of the most popular condiments: ketchup, mustard and tartar sauce.

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Spotlight Recipes: 25 Heart-Healthy Choices

by in Healthy Recipes, February 23, 2010

red wine spritzer

Please your heart and your taste buds! The right diet choices can play a big role in reducing your risk for heart disease. In honor of American Heart Month this February, we’re sharing our top 25 recipes that feature heart-healthy ingredients.

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Spotlight Recipe: Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

by in Healthy Recipes, February 18, 2010

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin
Everyone who tries these chocolate chip muffins asks for the recipe. I’ve made them for everything from brunch to dessert. They’re easy to make and a healthy way to get your chocolate fix.

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Shrimp 5 Ways

by in 1 Food, 5 Ways, Healthy Recipes, February 17, 2010

roasted shrimp
Three ounces of shrimp only contains 84 calories and 1 gram of fat and comes packed with selenium and energy-boosting B-vitamins. As long as you keep portions under control (and forgo the frying), there’s no need to stress about the cholesterol. Shrimp lovers, try these five recipes.

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Spotlight Recipes: Mardi Gras Madness

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, February 15, 2010

Ginger Margarita
Just because they call it “Fat Tuesday” doesn’t mean you need to interpret that literally. Celebrate Mardi Gras tomorrow with Southern-style dishes but leave the sticks of butter, mounds of meat and gobs of heavy cream off the shopping list. These healthy picks will make your mouth water.

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The Veggie Table: Vegan Pumpkin-Banana Bread Pudding

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, The Veggie Table, Valentine's Day, February 13, 2010

I just adore the month of February. I feel like we’re almost over the winter hump and can start looking forward to spring. Valentine’s Day is smack in the middle of the month and love is in bloom — plus,  it’s National Heart Health Month! As a dietitian, I encourage eating healthfully for your heart,  but at the same time, I have a sweet tooth. I just love all the heart-shaped sweet treats that line supermarket shelves this month.

This Valentine’s Day, I want to strike a balance between sweets and heart-healthy foods, so I’ll be making loved ones my Pumpkin Banana Bread Pudding. It’s made with fiber-filled whole-wheat bread, pumpkin and bananas, which are all heart healthy. Better still, this vegan recipe is free of saturated fat and cholesterol, which means it’s a treat for your ticker, too!

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Spotlight Recipes: Lighter Chinese New Year

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, February 12, 2010

Asian Egg Drop Soup
This Sunday, we ring in the year of the tiger on the Chinese calendar. Celebrate the new year with these Asian-inspired dishes. Make sure your feast features noodles, which symbolize longevity, and dumplings, a stand-in for wealth, so you kick off 2010 with good fortune.

Spotlight Recipes: Valentine’s Day Desserts

by in Healthy Recipes, Kid-Friendly, Valentine's Day, February 10, 2010

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
Instead of buying overpriced flowers and gifts, whip up a tasty treat for your special someone. Serve these for dessert, give them away to friends or pack some in your little ones’ lunchboxes.

FN’s Top Recipes, Lightened Up: #1 Baked Macaroni & Cheese

by in Healthy Recipes, Meal Makeovers, February 8, 2010
Baked Mac and Cheese
Alton's Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and cheese tops just about everyone’s list of favorite comfort foods — and Alton Brown’s version repeatedly tops the list of Food Network’s most popular recipes. It’s easy to see why: It feeds a crowd, and the gooey goodness is so filling. The dish is also easy to lighten up.  Make these few tweaks to make it light enough for a regular indulgence.

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Spotlight Recipes: A Super Bowl Spread

by in Healthy Recipes, February 4, 2010

Beef Pops with Pineapple
What’s a Super Bowl party without mouth-watering munchies? Here are some of our favorite healthy choices that will feed — and wow — a crowd!

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