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Katie's Healthy Bites: Potato & Kale Soup

by in Uncategorized, December 27, 2009

Kale Soup
After all the holiday hubbub, there’s nothing more comforting than a simple, winter soup. I love soup all year, but in the winter I just crave it! Better still, soups are a wonderful way to celebrate seasonal flavors and clean out the fridge of leftover ingredients.

When it comes to creating soups, the possibilities are endless. Here is a creamy one that’s as filling as you can get and includes some hearty cool-weather veggies. My friend shared this recipe (originally from a Moosewood Cookbook) after she made it for Thanksgiving. I reworked it a bit and made it my own.

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Potato Salad, Lightened Up

by in Meal Makeovers, August 10, 2009

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I’m starting to see some of the early varieties of potatoes at the farmers’ market, and potato salad recipes are calling out to me! This picnic and barbecue fave is often heavy on the fat and calories (especially when it has gobs of mayo!), but it doesn’t have to be. Here are my favorite ways — plus some recipes — to lighten up this summertime classic.

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Spotlight Recipe: "Old Bay" Grilled Steak Fries

by in Healthy Recipes, May 30, 2009

Steak Fries
Bobby Flay is a definite grill master (Did you see him with that burger in this month’s Food Network Magazine?). He doesn’t disappoint with this dish. Doctored up with a spice mix that echoes Old Bay’s flavor, these steak fries are an easy side for your weekend cookout.

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(P.S.: Dana talked about faux frying yesterday — this recipe is another lighter french fry alternative.)

Potato: A Superstar Veggie

by in Healthy Tips, May 26, 2009

Fingerling Potatoes
Potatoes are the most popular veggie around. Most folks like them fried or mashed, but they’re more versatile than that. Learn their benefits and lighter ways to love them.

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Mashed Potatoes, Lightened Up

by in Meal Makeovers, April 1, 2009

Mashed Potatoes
I love mashed potatoes — garlic-flavored, sweet potatoes, chunky, skin-left-in or just the plain old creamy ones. Alas, most recipes call for tons of butter and that means loads of calories and fat. Thankfully, there are workarounds.

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Make Your Own Lighter Latkes

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, December 22, 2008

Hanukkah is my favorite Jewish holiday — all the lights, songs, presents, parties and, of course, fried foods. Every night we light candles, sing together and then snack on the Hanukkah classic, fried latkes (potato pancakes). Eating lots of fried foods can surely lead to holiday weight gain, but there are ways to indulge in these favorites without increasing your waistline.

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