Tag: cheese

Grilled Cheese, Lightened Up

by in Meal Makeovers, January 5, 2010

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Who doesn’t love the ooey-gooey goodness of a grilled cheese sandwich? We crave the comfort food year-round, but it’s almost mandatory to enjoy one during April’s National Grilled Cheese Month. But you don’t have to throw your healthy eating plan out the window — here’s how to enjoy the scrumptious bread-cheese combo without going overboard.

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But I Just Want Some Pizza!?!

by in Dining Out, Healthy Tips, October 23, 2009

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Pizza is a popular on-the-go lunch or dinner choice and a staple at kids’ birthday parties. I’m not one to resist a tempting slice (it’s my favorite food, second to chocolate), but I can enjoy one without overindulging — here’s how.

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Label Decoder: Lactic Acid

by in Uncategorized, September 17, 2009

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Lactic acid is in a range of foods, from cheeses to jellies to carbonated beverages, but what does it do and is it safe?

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Healthy Pregnancy: Foods to Avoid

by in Healthy Pregnancy, September 9, 2009

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What can’t I eat now? That’s one of the first questions that pops into your mind when you find out you’re pregnant. Sure, you cut out the alcohol and avoid caffeine, but what about those foods that might have lurking bacteria? Here are some I skip to cut back the risks.

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Shopping for Low-Sodium Foods

by in Grocery Shopping, Healthy Tips, August 7, 2009

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About 1 in 3 adults have high blood pressure. A good step to take for improving or preventing high blood pressure is to cut back on eating salt — especially from the biggest culprit: processed foods. These days many food manufacturer’s offer “low sodium” or “no salt added” options, but labels can be confusing. Here are some tips to keep in mind.

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Spotlight Recipe: Five-Layer Mexican Dip

by in Healthy Recipes, June 22, 2009

Five Layer Mexican Dip
Pep up your next fiesta with this dip made with a bunch of healthy trimmings — beans, cheese, corn, tomatoes, avocados and a touch of spice. With a half-cup of dip per 140 calorie serving, you’ll be able to indulge without much worry. Offer a colorful display of veggies or baked tortilla chips for dipping. If you — or your guests — need the real deal, remember 15 tortilla chips (about an ounce) is our recommended maximum serving.

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How to Love Cheese the Healthy Way

by in Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, June 19, 2009

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I love cheese! Unfortunately, my husband’s family has a history of high cholesterol (and cheese can be high in cholesterol, fat and calories). Not wanting to put him at risk, I’ve had to come up with some creative ways for us to enjoy cheese without adding worry or resorting to tasteless, non-fat varieties.

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