TIP OF THE DAY: “Skinny” Cheese Course

Cheese courses have become very popular as the end to a good dinner. But cheese is high-caloric and high-fat: It has more fat than protein (except for reduced fat and fat-free varieties—see the ratios of fat to protein in your favorite cheeses). So, serve a “skinny” cheese course. If you present self-serve selections—large wedges or…
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SUPER BOWL: Calorie-Saving Menu

We’re two weeks away from Super Bowl Sunday, a day where the snack planning is as important as the guest list. Those snacks can add 1,000 calories or more to your day; and each beer is 150-170 calories per 8-ounce portion (porter and stout have higher calories). Here are some tips to save calories on…
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PRODUCTS: 10 Appliances To Jump-Start Your Diet

If you haven’t yet begun to make good on that New Year’s resolution to eat healthier and/or lose weight (and we’re guilty of that!), read our recommendations of 10 appliances that help you cook enjoyable, lower-calorie foods. Take a look at how you can benefit from: An electric food steamer A food dehydrator Countertop grills…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Big Papi En Fuego Gourmet Hot Sauce

One of the challenges of the food-writing profession is that, to do a really good job of it, you’ve got to taste everything straight off the spoon. Even hot sauce. Otherwise, the flavor of the bread, chicken or other food you’re using as a base gets in the way. Tasting soy sauce from the spoon…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Bare Fruit ~ Organic Healthy Snacking

Your New Year’s resolution may be to eat healthier. But what do you do if you have a natural sweet tooth—or an addiction to chips? Try Bare Fruit. The crispy and crunchy apple chips and chewy pears hit the spot. And every serving counts toward the “5 to 9 a day” of fruits and vegetable…
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