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Budget-Friendly Foods: Top 5 Healthy Picks

by in Healthy Tips, March 1, 2010

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These days, who’s not watching their wallets along with their waistlines? After some number crunching, we came up with top foods that give you maximum nutrition for your food buck.

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Spotlight Recipes: Apple Desserts for Under 250 Calories

by in Healthy Recipes, September 24, 2009

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Besides chocolate, apple desserts top my list of favorite indulgences, but many (especially pastries) contain loads of fat and calories. Here are some apple goodies that are less than 250 calories per serving and are packed with fiber, beta-carotene and vitamin C.

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Market Watch: Pick Your Own

by in Farmers' Market Finds, September 23, 2009

apples and pears
This is best time of year to visit a local farm and harvest some of your own fall favorites — apples, pears and pumpkins. Collect your bounty (and you’ll have tons) and transform them into seasonal dishes, including my easy Pear and Apple Muffins.

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Make Your Own Applesauce

by in Healthy Recipes, September 21, 2009

Applesauce
When I start seeing apple bushels at the market, I know it’s prime time for applesauce. Pass on the jarred stuff and whip up a batch of your own. It’s easy (we promise), and you won’t believe the delicious difference.

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Spotlight Recipes: Rosh Hashanah Menu

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, September 17, 2009

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Rosh Hashanah marks the start of the Jewish New Year. Along with the classic apples dipped in honey, dress up your dinner table with these fresh dishes, which feature bits of the tradition.

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Make Your Own Baby Food

by in Healthy Tips, July 22, 2009

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The jarred stuff was handy on occasion, but I made all 3 of my kids homemade baby food until they transitioned to table food. Doing this saved me money (those 50-cent jars add up!) and put my mind at ease because I knew exactly what they were eating. If you’re curious to try, here are some tips and starter recipes.

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Spotlight Recipe: Carrot, Green Apple and Mint Salad

by in Healthy Recipes, January 21, 2009

Carrot, Green Apple and Mint Salad
With less than 90 calories per serving and full of vitamin A (good for healthy eyes and hair), this easy carrot salad whips up in no time. Try it as a side for any sandwich or light dinner.

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