Super Easy Tahini Dressing

Super Easy Tahini Dressing

Tahini is the Middle Eastern term for sesame seed paste. Sesame seeds are hulled, toasted and ground into a thick paste which is then used in savory and sweet foods. Tahini can stand on its own, though, as this simple … Continue reading

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Sneaky Zucchini Lasagna

Sneaky Zucchini Lasagna

This is a guest post by Lisa Cain, aka Snack-Girl. Lasagna is one of those foods that top favorite foods lists. My son Alex, not unlike Garfield, hasn’t met a lasagna he doesn’t like. When I went to work on Snack … Continue reading

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6 Cranberry Facts You Did Not Know [Video, Recipe]

6 Cranberry Facts You Did Not Know [Video, Recipe]

Thanksgiving is exactly 2 weeks away, and this means cranberry season! Here are some interesting facts and a fun video created by the good folks at How Does it Grow, a non-profit education initiative dedicated to promoting agricultural literacy. 1. … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Bread

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Bread

This is a guest post by Katie Sullivan Morford, MS, RD and was originally published here. Who knew you could bake bread in a slow cooker. Probably you did. But I didn’t. That is until my talented friend Jane sent … Continue reading

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10 Spices for Weight Loss & Improved Health

10 Spices for Weight Loss & Improved Health

This blog post is sponsored by McCormick. For great recipes incorporating spices, tap here. It’s hard to imagine food without spices. They upgrade a boring weeknight dinner to a little party in your mouth. With a bit of experimentation, you … Continue reading

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Healthy Recipe: Oven Baked Chicken & Chickpea Meatballs

Healthy Recipe: Oven Baked Chicken & Chickpea Meatballs

As toddlers, my kids used to call these “chi-chi meatballs”, because it was too difficult to say “chicken and chickpeas”. One thing that was not too hard, was finishing them off. This is a fairly easy take on meatballs, using … Continue reading

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Family Approved: Heart-Healthy, Lower-Sodium Recipes

Family Approved: Heart-Healthy, Lower-Sodium Recipes

This is a guest blog post by Janelle Peralez Gunn, MPH, RD It’s the middle of the work week AND our school schedule is in full swing. Work meetings. Project deadlines. Gymnastics practice. Homework. Dinner? Amidst the craziness of pushing … Continue reading

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Try This! Chilled Pomegranate Soup [Recipe]

Try This! Chilled Pomegranate Soup [Recipe]

This chilled soup is actually a dessert. The sweet and tart pomegranate juice serves as host to slippery tapioca and crunchy pomegranate arils, a combination that’s sure to create a party in your mouth. This is a visually appealing dish … Continue reading

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A Simple Trick to Rescue Wilted Greens

A Simple Trick to Rescue Wilted Greens

Wilted greens are the result of dehydration of the plant’s cells as well as enzyme activity that beaks down cell walls. A quick and easy way to revive your lettuce, cilantro, or baby greens is to soak them in ice-cold … Continue reading

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Six Ways to Improve Your On-the-Road Breakfast

Six Ways to Improve Your On-the-Road Breakfast

Many hotels and motels include breakfast as part of the package. These free breakfasts are a dangerous place for a healthy diet. Here is some simple advice to help you make the best of what some experts call the most … Continue reading

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