TIP OF THE DAY: Hearts Of Palm

Back in the day when we still seriously dieted, we created what we called a luxury salad—absolutely delicious and “luxurious” because the ingredients were relatively costly. Whenever we’re feeling diet-minded—or simply want to detox from the rich foods we eat all day, we whip one up. If you can get to a club store, artichoke…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Bare Fruit Apple Chips

An apple never tasted better. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   Our favorite packaged sweet snack, Bare Fruit apple chips has expanded the line to two new “flavored” chips. The lineup now includes Chili Lime Apple Chips Cinnamon Apple Chips Fuji Red Apple Chips Granny Smith Apple Chips Sea Salt Caramel Apple Chips…
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RECIPE: Fruit Salad Cocktail or Mocktail

We love this idea of a “seltzer-fruit cocktail” from Polar Seltzer: refreshing and low in calories. The Worcester, Massachusetts-based bottler makes seltzer in numerous yummy, calorie-free flavors: Year-Round Flavors: Black Cherry, Blueberry, Cherry Pomegranate, Cranberry Lime, Georgia Peach, Granny Smith Apple, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Pomegranate, Raspberry Lime, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Strawberry, Triple Berry, Orange Vanilla,…
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Thai Iced Tea Recipe With Sweetened Condensed Milk?

WHAT IS THAI ICED TEA? Thai iced tea, known as cha-yen (cha is the word for tea), is served in Thailand, Vietnam, elsewhere around the Pacific Rim and in Thai restaurants in the West and elsewhere around the world. It’s made from strong-brewed black tea and sweetened condensed milk, which adds body and creamy mouthfeel.…
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FOOD FUN: Deconstructed Crab Cake

Save calories and carbs with a “deconstructed” crab cake. Photo courtesy Wild Mushroom Restaurant | Texas.   Crab cakes are a popular item on menus nationwide. The crab is good for you, but the fat for sautéing is less so. You could place the crab cake(s) on a large bed of salad for a healthy…
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