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

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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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Are Some Salts Healthier Than Others?

by in Healthy Tips, November 3, 2013

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Sodium is a necessary nutrient, but most people overdo it on salt. The daily recommendation is to limit sodium intake to 2,300 milligrams per day (less if you suffer from high blood pressure). Given our love of the kitchen staple, it’s not surprising that more and more salt choices are appearing on store shelves. Besides standbys like table salt and kosher salt, you may have come across fancier options like pink Hawaiian or fleur de sel. But no matter which salt you choose, it’s best to keep the portions in check. Here’s how several salts differ in sodium content, flavor and culinary uses.

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Fresh Pumpkin or Canned? 11 Healthy Recipes

by in In Season, October 31, 2013

pumpkin bread
This time of year, everyone goes a little pumpkin crazy! Get in on the action with these healthy dishes, which call for either fresh pumpkin or canned (take your pick).

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