PRODUCT: Pistachio Chewy Bites

A favorite snack: chewy pistachio bites. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   While several of us tried to determine the name of the company, we all agreed: These Pistachio Chewy Bites are good stuff. Simple and nutritious, they’re a blend of roasted pistachios and dried cranberries, bound in a honey-like mix of two…
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FOOD FUN: Strawberry On A Stick

Here’s a new take on strawberry lollipops: fresh strawberry “lollipops.” Whole strawberries are speared on lollipop sticks, dipped into honey and rolled in chopped nuts. This better-for-you sweet treat looks very tempting, and delivers: The heart-healthy and anti-cancer power of strawberries, rich in phytonutrients and potassium. The heart-healthy oil and protein of your favorite chopped…
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RECIPE: Parmesan Popcorn, Jalapeño Popcorn

Following up on our “Diet Oscars” menu, here’s a recipe for flavored popcorn. In addition to movie-watching (or movie award show-watching), gourmet popcorn goes well with cocktails, wine and beer. Don’t like cheese or rosemary? Head to Popcorn.org, the website of the The Popcorn Board, for scores of flavored popcorn recipes. The recipes yield four…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce wraps garnered attention for a while, but seem to have faded from view. So here’s a reminder: Let lettuce take the place of tortillas, bread and other refined-carb, low-nutrition sandwich wrappers. Turn them into lunch or snack fare—or as in the photo, hors d’oeuvre. Lettuce wraps are fun food. You’ll get family members to…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Healthy Valentine Gifts

Choose your snacks from 25 sweet or savory mixes. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   Sure, it’s easy to give a box of candy or cupcakes for Valentine’s Day. But for anyone who can benefit from better snacking, how about something more healthful—and fun? There are fruit gifts, of course, and delicious artisan…
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