TIP OF THE DAY: Serve A Juice Course

Years ago, many people would begin lunch or dinner with a first course of tomato juice. You could find it on the menus of the finest restaurants. A vegetable cocktail is a low-calorie, nutritious and filling addition to any meal. Think presentation and turn that glass of juice into a glamorous mini-course. All you need…
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PRODUCTS: Packaged Diet Meals

Continuing with New Year’s diet resolutions: More than a few people we know turn to packaged diet entrées for weight loss or maintenance. The portion-controlled single servings help eliminate the risk of overeating. But Consumer Reports found that some give you so little to eat, that you need to add more food. Others are very…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Banana Split Breakfast

Replace the ice cream and whipped cream with cottage cheese and yogurt. Photo courtesy California Milk Advisory Board. For a healthy and festive breakfast, split a ripe banana, add two or three small scoops of cottage cheese and top with different flavors of yogurt and fresh fruits. Sprinkle with granola or cereal flakes and you…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Lower Calorie Sauces

Another low-calorie tip: Mix condiments with nonfat yogurt to create tasty, low-calorie, creamy dressings, dips and sauces. While flavored mustards, pestos, salsas and savory chutneys are delicious low-calorie flavor-enhancers by themselves, transforming them into a creamy sauce adds versatility to your dishes. Using nonfat yogurt for a sauce base adds few calories compared with cream…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Metromint

Zero calories, great chocolate flavor. Photo by Hannah Kaminsky | THE NIBBLE. Our favorite non-caloric chocolate treat is Metromint Chocolatemint water. Metromint Peppermint water launched in 2004. People who love a vibrant, minty water are fans. The company then developed additional flavors with less mint intensity to appeal to a broader market, and last year…
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