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Healthy Bits: Your Favorite Snacks

by in Healthy Tips, Reader Tips & Comments, January 9, 2011


Snacking smart is an important part of a healthy diet, and  it’s one of the most delicious ways, too!  Luckily, you’re almost as snack-happy as we are — you gave us tons of ideas when we polled you on Facebook for your favorite between-meal muchies.

Here are some of the best ideas from our Facebook page:

  • Facebook fan Yan goes decadent at snacktime with almond chips and dark chocolate.
  • Healthy Eats reader Denise says “I keep a large jar full of different mixed whole grain healthy cereals like Honey Nut Cheerios, Wheat Chex, etc and when we get the munchies we just grab handfuls of that to munch away on anytime.”
  • Fan Monique eats roasted seaweed. Yum!
  • Raw carrots and nuts are the snack of choice for Facebook fan Michele. “I could eat carrots and nuts for breakfast, lunch and dinner,” she says.
  • “I’m a snacker, so I need food that takes me awhile to eat,” says Facebook fan Shirley. “I enjoy frozen berries and pumpkin seeds.”
  • For a simple snack, fan Christine just needs two things: An avocado and a spoon. “Just slice it in a half, grab a spoon, and voila: A perfect snack to go,” she says.  Fan Tracy adds lime and hot sauce to her avocado snack.
  • And our own dietitian (and Greek yogurt enthusiast) Dana told us her snack du jour:  clementines or Greek yogurt with pineapple chunks and a sprinkle of turbiano sugar.

More Easy, Healthy Snack Ideas

TELL US: What are you snacking on this week?

Reader Comments: Corn, and More Corn

by in Reader Tips & Comments, August 7, 2010


How do you like your corn seasoned? We asked you to tell us your favorite ways to season corn on the cob and you gave us some unique ideas for how to shake up our corn-flavoring routine.

Versatile and flavorful, corn adds the perfect crunch of sweetness to many dishes — see all the suggestions from this week’s Cornapalooza. . But sometimes we just want to enjoy the simplicity of eating corn straight from the cob, without frills. And a little help from the right herbs and spices can take corn on the cob to the next level.

Instead of resorting to the go-to butter, salt and pepper option, how about adding garlic, parmesan and chives to the butter for more complex flavor? Or, if you’re a purist, plain ole’ corn on the cob with nothing on it can taste pretty wholesome and tasty too, as one reader explained.

From Healthy Eats:

“I love smoked paprika on my corn…with salt & butter.” – Marla, via Healthy Eats

From Twitter:

“Tony Chachere’s Original Creole Seasoning and a little I can’t believe it’s not butter.”–  @JamieAnnsays, via Twitter

“Shake on a little pizza seasoning and a little Parmesan.” — @damoncrawley, via Twitter

“Top my corn after its been grilled with not a thing, Juicy and still taste great!!!” — @chocolatedoss, via Twitter

Rachel is a Food Network intern from the University of Michigan. She loves to travel and sample healthy, regional dishes, but enjoys indulging in good, old-fashioned ice cream every now and then.

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Reader Recipes: Summer Sipping

by in Reader Tips & Comments, July 31, 2010
The Adam Cocktail from Cocktail Buzz
The Adam Cocktail from Cocktail Buzz

Fresh Summer Cocktails

Cocktails don’t have to be full of sugary mixers or heavy ingredients.  Integrate your summer fruit or herb purchases in with your cocktail recipes for some light and refreshing summer fun!

This week we asked you to share with us your favorite fresh summer drink recipes. You answered our call with some unique drink concoctions made from seasonal ingredients. We can’t wait to sip on these delicious cocktails this weekend!

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Reader Recipes: Hungry for Hummus

by in Reader Tips & Comments, July 26, 2010
Parsley Hummus with Whole-Wheat Pita Chips from Kalyn's Kitchen
Parsley Hummus with Whole-Wheat Pita Chips from Kalyn's Kitchen

This week, we asked you all to share your favorite hummus recipe and dipper.  From Facebook to Twitter, you gave some absolutely delicious responses and suggested some new flavor combos to try. While some seemed to go with traditional hummus, others had some unique ideas that really got us excited.  Without a doubt, we’ll be making your favorite hummus recipes this week!

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Weekly Bits: Eat Your Vegetables!

by in Reader Tips & Comments, July 17, 2010


This week, we featured ideas on how to cook those beautiful farmers’ market squash blossoms and you gave us some yummy suggestions too!  We also gave some eggplant recipes that were great for keeping your figure in shape this summer. Eggplant Parmesan, “healthified,” was a winner!

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Weekly Bits: What To Do With Your Farmers’ Market Produce

by in Reader Tips & Comments, July 10, 2010


We spent a lot of time discussing farmers’ market finds this week. We gave some tips for creating healthful smoothies and asked for your smoothie advice.  You had some great suggestions!

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Weekly Bits: Berries, Sneaky Dyes, and Great Grilling Tips

by in Reader Tips & Comments, July 3, 2010


Our focus this week was on sweet berries and how to get the most out of them this summer. You had some tasty suggestions! We also threw in some grilling tips for your 4th of July get-together and asked for your thoughts on artificial food dyes. Thanks for the comments this week and keep ‘em coming!

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Weekly Bits: Greek Yogurt, Basil, and Foods to Forget About

by in Reader Tips & Comments, June 26, 2010

greek yogurt

This week we were talking about the importance of eating food that is fresh, fresh, fresh!  You responded with your favorite ways to eat basil and how to enjoy those cool, satisfying cucumbers. Plus, you gave us some unique ideas for eating Greek yogurt and weighed in on the debate over which foods to avoid. Great comments this week!

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Weekly Bits: Salads, Salt and Healthy Summer Sips

by in Reader Tips & Comments, June 21, 2010

water bottles

We’re all about staying active this summer, so proper hydration and light summer meals are a must! This week, you were talking about summertime tips: How to choose (tasty) light beers and lighter salad toppings. Plus, one reader’s salt-slashing tip.

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Weekly Bits: Summertime

by in Reader Tips & Comments, June 12, 2010

greek yogurt

There’s plenty to love about warm-weather eats. On this week’s menu of reader comments: spice rubs (great for grilling!) and a seasonal veggie salad, perfect as a side dish at a summer cookout. Plus, weigh in on our next taste test.

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