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Food Fight!: Smoothie vs. Juice

by in Uncategorized, January 12, 2014

smoothie and juice
Which is the healthier pick, a blended smoothie or a refreshing juice? These two drinks battle it out in the latest food fight!

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Better-For-You Baked Ziti

by in Uncategorized, January 9, 2014

baked ziti
Baked ziti is a comfort food staple. But with loads of full-fat ricotta, mozzarella and sometimes even sour cream too, one serving can rack up the calories and saturated fat.

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Steamed Dumplings Made Healthier

by in Uncategorized, January 5, 2014

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Steamed dumplings are steamed, so they’re healthy, right? Not always.

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Spaghetti Carbonara (Minus the Heavy Cream)

by in Uncategorized, December 29, 2013

 

spaghetti carbonara

A little like bacon and eggs with spaghetti instead of toast, this classic Italian dish is as simple as it is decadent. The traditional recipe is made with cured pork jowl (guanciale) or bacon. And although some recipes call for cream, true carbonara contains none.

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Vegan Peppermint-Cookie Ice Cream

by in Uncategorized, December 21, 2013

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‘Tis the season for all things peppermint! This festive vegan ice cream is rich and creamy (thanks to coconut milk) yet refreshingly cool from the pop of peppermint.

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Season’s Eating! How to Navigate the Holiday Buffet

by in Uncategorized, December 15, 2013

shrimp cocktail For many of us, holiday overeating is a tradition, a ritual that leads to weight gain, not to mention enormous guilt. The good news is, there are plenty of wise food choices at most soirees, so you can enjoy the revelry, nosh on great food, and still feel great in the morning. Here are some strategies to help you navigate any party spread.

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10 Time-Saving Kitchen Hacks

by in Uncategorized, December 13, 2013

pomegranate seeds
True, time in the kitchen can be relaxing and therapeutic — but that doesn’t mean efficiency is a bad thing. There are lots of shortcuts that make cooking a healthy meal quicker and simpler. Here are ten favorite tricks of the trade.

• Pomegranate seeds are like gold — especially if you have to take your time to pick them out individually. Try this instead: Cut the pomegranate in half, and gently loosen it with your hands. Holding the cut side down over a bowl, whack the skin with a spoon. The seeds will pop right out!

• For easy cutting of fruits and vegetables, start by cutting a small piece from one side of the ingredient to form a wide, flat surface. Then use the flat surface to stabilize the produce. The food will be less likely to roll around (and you’ll be less likely to cut yourself).

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Baked Artichoke Dip, Lightened Up

by in Uncategorized, December 8, 2013

artichoke dip
Traditional artichoke dip is delicious, but the calories and fat lurking in every bite may surprise you: 1/4 cup has 200 calories and 7 grams of saturated fat. That’s without crackers or chips (and assuming anyone stops at 1/4 cup!). Most recipes are made with an overload of mayonnaise, sour cream and cheese. The good news is, there are quick and easy ways to lighten things up, including swapping in nonfat Greek yogurt. Put crudité on the side, and serve the dip at a holiday party or any time.

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Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies

by in Uncategorized, December 7, 2013

gingerbread

Ask any gluten-free chef or home cook about baking and the response is unanimous: Creating delicious treats without gluten is tricky.

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Food Fight!: Tofu vs. Tempeh

by in Uncategorized, December 2, 2013

tofu
Do you turn to tofu or tempeh as a meatless protein option? Find out which of these soy-based foods is the healthier choice.

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