TIP OF THE DAY: A Popcorn Bar For Healthy Snacking

We’ve been getting daily pitches for Super Bowl snacks, none of which would pass muster with New Year’s healthy eating resolutions (crudités with yogurt dip instead of pizza and wings, for example). So we’ve decided to publish one of our favorite good-for-you snack (see below) that’s also lots of fun: the Popcorn Bar. Popcorn is…
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TIP OF THE DAY: 10+ Good For You, Quick Sauces

We’re still in “New Year’s Resolutions Month,” and today the tip is good-for-you sauces. Perhaps you’ve already been cooking dinner regularly; or perhaps you’re trying to do more of it to avoid sugar-, salt- and fat-laden take-out food. One of the easiest ways to complete a simple home-cooked meal is to cover it with purchased…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Trim Your Cocktail Calories

Top: Fruit purée and flavored spirits cut the need for sugar in cocktails. Photo courtesy Pom Wonderful. Bottom: Agave nectar is a superior alternative to simple sugar. Photo by Hannah Kaminsky | THE NIBBLE.   Right after the new year, we were listening to the four principals on a top morning news show discuss what…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Grain Bowl For Breakfast & Brunch

A new approach to breakfast: egg with grain and veggie. Photo and recipe courtesy Good Eggs | San Francisco.   A BRIEF BACKGROUND ON BREAKFAST TRADITIONS Traditional American breakfasts are echoes of the elaborate breakfasts of the English gentry, which fortified them for a day of sport. They’re much less elaborate today, but regular Brits…
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RECIPE: Happy Salad For Sad Weather

Pick up these bright ingredients and make a happy salad. Photo courtesy Evolution Fresh.   Weather: Cold. Sky: Gray. Snowstorm: Heading this way. Cheer: This bright, happy salad.   We saw the photo and recipe on Evolution Fresh’s Pinterest page, where it was featured as a summer recipe. But all of the ingredients are just…
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