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Katie’s Healthy Bites: Healthier Hot Dogs

by in Uncategorized, September 4, 2011
hot dog
Can you still have one of these on a healthy diet?

On Labor Day weekend, many families will be firing up the grill to cook . . . you guessed it: hot dogs. 95% of American households eat hotdogs (we consume over 20 billion a year).  Hot dogs are notoriously high in fat/saturated fat and sodium  and most only have about an ounce of protein. So, I bet you’re wondering how you can enjoy your Labor Day cook-out and be health conscious? Here are some tips to a better ‘dog.

Choose a hot dog that is lower in fat (less than 10 g of total fat and 5 g of saturated fat) and sodium (less then 500mg).  Look for light or reduced fat versions; fat-free versions usually add more sodium for flavor. Here are some brands that fit the bill.

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Katie’s Healthy Bites: Summer Salads

by in Uncategorized, July 14, 2011
tomato salad
Yellow Trio Salad: tomatoes, corn and yellow squash.

Beat the heat of the season with a light, refreshing, summer salad!  It’s finally time for some really fresh produce. Experiment with seasonal fruits and vegetables from your local farmer’s market.  Next time you go to a neighborhood barbeque use these tips and bring a salad that will leave your friends wanting more than just hot dogs and hamburgers.

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Robin’s Healthy Take: A Menu for a Fabulous Fourth

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, July 1, 2011
turkey burger
Robin's Firey Turkey Burger With Avocado and Jack Cheese

Lighten up this year’s July 4th party with a winning menu: spicy turkey burgers piled high with creamy avocado, grilled sweet corn with tangy lime butter, Asian-inspired slaw with crunchy noodles, and a spruced-up, modern version of strawberry shortcake. Bye-bye gluttonous get-together fare!

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Pasta Salad, Lightened Up

by in Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, June 13, 2011
Corn and Pasta Salad With Homemade Ranch Dressing
Corn and Pasta Salad With Homemade Ranch Dressing

Pasta salad is swimming in hidden calories that’ll have you hiding from bathing suit season. Keep your svelte summer shape with these tips to lighten up this summer classic.  Plus, try our collection of Healthy Eats-approved recipes.

See how we lighten up pasta salad »