Win This Coffeemaker!

by in Giveaway, December 11, 2013

coffeemaker

Make coffees, lattes, cappuccinos, iced drinks and more at home with the Nescafe Dolce Gusto Circolo. A cup of joe turns out to have some surprising healthy benefits, including an impressive amount of antioxidants.

You can buy your own Nescafe Dolce Gusto Circolo or enter in the comments for a chance to win one. Just let us know, in the comments, how you like to make your coffee. The contest starts at 10:00 a.m. EST today, and ends on Friday, December 13 at 5 p.m. EST.

We’re giving away one Nescafe Dolce Gusto Circolo to one randomly-selected commenter. You must include your email address in the “Email” field when submitting your comment so we can communicate with you if you’re a winner.

You may only comment once to be considered and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 to win. For the first day of the giveaway, all entries (answers) must be entered between 10:00 a.m. EST on December 11 and 5 p.m. EST on December 13, 2013. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of each prize: $180. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a Food Network, 9721 Sherrill Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37932.

So tell us: How do you drink your coffee? Black? With cream and sugar?

Salad of the Month: Carrot and Cabbage with Poppy Seed Dressing

by in Amy's Whole Food Cooking, December 10, 2013

cabbage carrot salad

The crunchy texture of sliced red cabbage, paired with the sweet flavor of roasted carrots and lots of chopped parsley, makes a pretty great salad. But when these ingredients are tossed with a flavorful creamy dressing, this simple salad is taken to another level.

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Baked Artichoke Dip, Lightened Up

by in Robin's Healthy Take, 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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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Cheese (Plus 10 Cheesy Recipes)

by in Healthy Recipes, December 5, 2013

broccoli cheddar pocket

Is cheese a staple ingredient of your menus? Here are some nutrition tips, a couple of insights and, of course, some healthy cheesy recipes.

Did You Know?

1. Lower-moisture cheeses, including Parmesan, Romano and Swiss, are lower in lactose and may therefore be tolerated better by people who suffer from lactose intolerance.

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The Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, December 4, 2013

oatmeal
In this week’s news: More good news about oatmeal, fast-food receipts that make you rethink your order — plus the latest glimpse into Americans’ eating habits.

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Win This Toaster Oven!

by in Giveaway, December 4, 2013

toaster oven

Simplify weeknight meals and weekend baking with a KRUPS Toaster Oven. There’s no need to power up your large oven when this counter-top one is roomy enough for 6 slices of toast, a 12-inch pizza or a 6-cup muffin pan. Use the toaster oven (which comes with a nonstick bake pan and broil tray) to toast, bake, convection-bake, broil or defrost.

You can buy your own KRUPS Toaster Oven or enter in the comments for a chance to win one. Just let us know, in the comments, your favorite toasted snack. The contest starts at 10:00 a.m. EST today, and ends on Friday, December 6 at 5 p.m. EST.

We’re giving away one KRUPS Toaster Oven to one randomly-selected commenter. You must include your email address in the “Email” field when submitting your comment so we can communicate with you if you’re a winner.

You may only comment once to be considered and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 to win. For the first day of the giveaway, all entries (answers) must be entered between 10:00 a.m. EST on December 4 and 5 p.m. EST on December 6, 2013. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of each prize: $200. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a Food Network, 9721 Sherrill Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37932.

So tell us, what’s your favorite toasted snack?

Smoothie of the Month: Pear and Almond Milk

by in Amy's Whole Food Cooking, December 3, 2013

pear smoothie

When the weather cools, it’s nice to have a seasonally inspired smoothie that’s not cold or frozen. Instead of being blended with lots of ice, this pear and almond milk smoothie is thickened with flaxseed. Soaking the seeds creates a thick gel that not only adds body and a pleasantly nutty flavor to smoothies but, once blended, adds a good dose of omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Maca root powder, which you can find at health-food stores, gives the smoothie a slightly malt-like flavor.

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