TIP OF THE DAY: Bouquet Of Crudités

At every party and dinner, we have a basket of crudités as a better-for- you option and for those with dietary constraints. For Mother’s Day, we’re adding some flower power with this Bouquet Of Crudités from Hidden Valley, Hidden Valley serves them with their Original Ranch Dressing; we’re making a nonfat yogurt dip. RECIPE #1:…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Tree & Wreath Christmas Crudités

Give the crudités some Christmas spirit. Top photo courtesy Superhealthykids.com; bottom photo courtesy MomEndeavors.com.   Recently we showed how to Christmas-ize your breakfast, lunch and dinner. But we saved the crudites for last. At any holiday gathering, it’s a good idea to have a raw vegetable platter (the French term, crudités, pronounced crew-dee-TAY, sounds much…
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RECIPE: Crudité Flag, A July 4th Snack

We launch this year’s series of red, white and blue July 4th foods with a crudité flag. The red and white flag stripes are cauliflower florets, red cherry tomatoes and red bell pepper strips. (Remove the stems from the tomatoes—the green color doesn’t belong on the flag.) The blue field with white stars is represented…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Vegetables On A Stick

The easiest way to make vegetables attractive to veggie non-enthusiasts is to put them on skewers. Serve them as snacks or with lunch or dinner. Bamboo skewers are very inexpensive: six-inch skewers are $1.00 for 50, and you can wash and reuse them. (Make sure you get skewers with pointy ends, not flat popsicle sticks.)…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Jazz Up The Crudités With Red Celery

Savvy party-givers always provide some low-calorie snacks. A platter or basket of crudités (croo-dih-TAY, French for raw vegetables) attracts dieters, vegetarians, the generally health-conscious and those who are reminded that they should be eating more veggies. While there’s nothing wrong with the standard repertoire of baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, celery sticks and broccoli florets, you…
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