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Make Your Own Energy Drink!

by in Healthy Recipes, August 19, 2013

Most bottles and cans of energy drinks are nothing but sugar water plus lots of supplemental vitamins and minerals. The beverages are also loaded with herbal stimulants and caffeine. The safety of many of the herbal ingredients is questionable, and while caffeine may provide a temporary boost, it won’t give you energy (only calories can do that).Read more

5 Ways to Wow with Watermelon

by in Healthy Recipes, In Season, August 15, 2013

Got an endless supply of this quintessential summer fruit? Here are some refreshing new ways to use it up. #1: Make Real Sorbet Most watermelon sorbets have no actual watermelon in sight! The real deal couldn’t be easier to make. Recipe: Tropical Watermelon Sorbet #2: Add to Salsa Add a fresh and juicy crunch toRead more

9 Surprising Smoothie Add-Ins

by in Healthy Recipes, August 9, 2013

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Beyond the usual fruits and juice or milk, a variety of ingredients can be blended into a smoothie. At breakfast, I try and surprise my kids with new smoothie flavors and play the “guess what’s in it” game. We end up having a fun each time.

10 Healthy Peach Recipes (Including Peach Cobblers!)

by in Healthy Recipes, August 8, 2013

It’s time for an all-out peach-fest! A medium peach makes a delish low-cal snack, with only 50 to 60 calories. Peaches also contain 2 to 3 grams of fiber per piece, plus lots of cell-protecting antioxidants.

10 Stepped-Up Cucumber Salads

by in Healthy Recipes, August 6, 2013

It’s the time of year when cucumber season is in full swing! There are so many ways to dress up salads made with this cool summer vegetable. Here are delicious ideas to add to your recipe box.

Good News on the Gluten-Free Front

by in Food News, Gluten-Free, August 6, 2013

Last week, the FDA issued concrete rules on what foods can qualify as officially gluten-free. Learn more about what this means for folks who need to avoid gluten, plus read up on some important tips. Defining Gluten-Free More than 3 million Americans suffer from celiac disease, an autoimmune condition that makes them unable to digestRead more

7 Surprising Things To Do With Tomatoes

by in Healthy Recipes, August 5, 2013

Pretty soon, gardens and farmers’ markets will be overflowing with tomatoes. Don’t dare waste them! When they’re piling up and you’re sick of salads and sammies, turn to these fresh ideas. # 1 Make Jam This tangy, sweet and savory jam tastes good on just about everything. Add some cayenne pepper for an extra kick!Read more

12 No-Cook Breakfasts

by in Healthy Recipes, No-Cook Choices, August 2, 2013

The sweltering days of summer have arrived and the last thing I want to do is cook anything over a hot stove. It’s the perfect time for those easy breakfasts, where no heat is required.

10 Fun Ways to Enjoy Coconut Water

by in Healthy Recipes, July 29, 2013

Chilled coconut water is a tasty beverage (and keeps gaining popularity), but I’ve been coming up with all kinds of ways to use it. Try this Crazy Coconut Lemonade. Make frozen treats! Add to ice pops or fro-yo. Cozy up with Slow-Cooker Coconut Brown Rice Pudding. How about a cool spin on ceviche? Whisk withRead more