Healthy Barbecue Chicken (Really!)

by in Robin's Healthy Take, November 10, 2013

mango chicken

This barbecue sauce is an incredible blend of sweet and tangy ingredients (mango, onion, red pepper, jalapeno, cumin, cloves, cider vinegar, molasses and more), creating a mouth-watering topping that’s excellent with grilled chicken. It’s also fabulous on pork chops, tuna steaks, salmon fillets, shrimp and flank steak.

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5 New Ways to Prepare Pears

by in Healthy Recipes, November 9, 2013

pears
It’s a fabulous time of year for pears! Take advantage of the fruit’s sweet flavor and dose of fiber and potassium by making these innovative recipes. (Wondering if that pear is ripe? Check the neck.)

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Trans Fats: What the News Means

by in Food News, November 8, 2013

doughnut
Everyone is talking about the FDA’s call for the complete removal of artificial trans fats from the food supply. What does this mean for the future of your diet?

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The Veggie Table: Navigating Thanksgiving

by in The Veggie Table, November 8, 2013

spinach gratin

Maybe this is your first Thanksgiving as a vegetarian, or perhaps you’re hosting your first vegan guests at a holiday dinner. Just because the traditional turkey takes center stage, it doesn’t mean there can’t be delicious plant-based options for both main dishes and sides that will satisfy you or all of your guests this year. I asked some top plant-based RDs how they navigate Thanksgiving and the winter holidays while still getting to enjoy festive foods. After all, isn’t that the best part about the season?

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10 Make-Ahead Weeknight Dinners (Plus Dessert!)

by in Healthy Recipes, November 7, 2013

enchiladas
Too busy to cook during the week? Instead of relying on take-out, prep one of these recipes ahead of time and you’ll have a healthy dinner at the ready when you come home.

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6 Snacks To Fight An Afternoon Slump

by in Healthy Tips, November 6, 2013

peanut butter
Scarfing down sugar-filled candy and over-salted snacks will leave you feeling sluggish–not to mention guilty. To beat an afternoon crash the healthy way, try these six foods.

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Win This Whisk!

by in Giveaway, November 6, 2013

qwik wisk

Skip bottled salad dressings that are full of excess sodium and processed ingredients and instead mix the perfect vinaigrette at home with a Qwik Wisk. Or whip up egg whites for breakfast, try your hand at homemade sauce or make homemade condiments like Lemon-Yogurt Tartar Sauce.

You can buy your own Qwik Wisk or enter in the comments for a chance to win one. Just let us know, in the comments, what you’d like to make first. The contest starts at 10:00 a.m. EST today, and ends on Friday, November 8 at 5 p.m. EST.

We’re giving away one Qwik Wisk 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 November 6 and 5 p.m. EST on November 8, 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: $19.99. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a Food Network, 9721 Sherrill Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37932.

So tell us, what would you like to make with this whisk first? Sauce? Whipped Cream?

10 Ways to Use Dates

by in Robin's Healthy Take, November 5, 2013

dates

Dried dates are portable treats that satisfy any sweet tooth, but who knew the gems were crammed with nutrients? And I mean crammed, boasting loads of vitamins, minerals and fiber. Here’s a sampling of what they deliver:

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Cauliflower Can Do What?

by in Healthy Recipes, November 4, 2013

cauliflower
You’ve had it roasted, sure, or maybe you’ve whipped it into soup. But cauliflower turns out to be capable of more–much more. The pale cousin of broccoli has some impressive hidden talents. Here are five surprising things you can do with cauliflower.

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