TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Bai 5 Low Calorie, High Antioxidant Drink

Bai 5 is a new addition to the “healthy drink alternatives” category, and certainly worth checking out if you’re looking for a better beverage choice. It has just five calories and one gram of sugar per serving*, and it’s packed with antioxidants. It’s also packed with lots of natural flavor. Unlike so many low-calorie drinks,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: The “Diet” Oscar Party

We especially like Tribe hummus with toppings—although you can always add your own toppings to plain hummus. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   “What are you serving for the Oscars?” ask our friends. Last year it was a high-calorie gourmet feast, including rich appetizers, duck lasagna with a flight of wines, a cheese…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pan-Seared Fish, Crispy Skin

Sear that skin until it’s crisp! Photo courtesy Pollen Restaurant.   Fish is healthy, low-fat protein; we all should eat more of it. Grilled or pan-seared fish is at the top of the list many nutritionists suggest for making better changes in your diet. This is not news. The news is: the fish doesn’t have…
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RECIPE: Low Calorie Seafood Chowder

Lower calorie “chowder.” Photo courtesy Swanson.   We just discussed transforming favorite, calorie-packed recipes with lighter cooking techniques. This recipe for a lower calorie seafood “chowder,” from Swanson’s, substitutes vegetable broth and tomato soup for the cream used in many chowders. FOOD 101: Call it what you want, but even with cream, this is not…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Lower Calorie Potato Recipes

Carb watchers tend to avoid potatoes, along with rice, bread and pasta. But if you leave off the butter, cheese and sour cream, baked, roasted or steamed potatoes can fit into any eating plan. Potatoes are a source of complex carbohydrates, which provide sustained energy and a feeling of satiety for a longer period of…
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