TIP OF THE DAY: Ways To Use Canned Beans

Southwestern parfait with beans, yogurt or sour cream, salsa and tortilla chips. Photo courtesy Food Should Taste Good.   In the process of spring cleaning, we discovered 10 cans of beans at the back of our pantry. It had been a New Year’s resolution to eat beans—nutritious, with plenty of fiber and protein, and affordable—at…
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PRODUCT: Honey Maid Go Bites

Honey Maid, the brand that supplies America with graham crackers, Gramfuls sandwich cookies and Teddy Grahams, has added a new graham-inspired snack to its repertoire: Honey Maid Go Bites. They’re very crunchy little pillows, about 5/8-inch square, with a choice of chocolate or vanilla filling. On the back of the box, soccer player Alex Morgan…
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FOOD FUN: Watermelon On A Stick ~ And Many, Many Other Foods

Many people believe that everything tastes better on a stick. That’s why we consistently come across foods that have no need to be on a stick, served on a stick. County fairs and urban street fairs are full of them. We’re not talking about skewers, which make grilling and serving easier; or ice pops, candy…
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COOKING VIDEO: Healthy Chips And Dip

  As a nation, we love crunchy snacks and creamy dips. As calorie counters, we don’t. In this video, chef Curtis Stone shows how easy it is to make your own lowfat baked chips (commercial chips can have 30% fat) and lowfat, low-calorie dips. They taste good and keep you looking good (Chef Stone looks…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Mixed Dried Fruit Snack

This may seem like old news, but our bag of Sun-Maid Mixed Fruit was a revelation. Moist and supple, the blend of sun-ripened apples, apricots, plums and pears is our new favorite snack. The fruits are dried, moisturized and packed in foil-fresh, 7-ounce zipper bags. The variety and the natural sweetness of the fruits actually…
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