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Sep 17

Salsa Round Up

  Maybe it’s all the tomatoes and chili peppers from my garden or onions and herbs from my CSA. Whatever it is, I am all about salsa right now!! Quick Tomato Salsa Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Nectarine & Avocado Salsa Tomato & Pineapple Salsa

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Sep 10

Barb’s Fresh Tomato Sauce

By Lindsey Corak Tis the season for fresh tomatoes! Now is the time to stock up on fresh tomatoes from your local farmers market. Right now you can find fresh tomatoes for about $1.99/lb. But, even better, if you pick your own tomatoes they are only $1.00/lb. What is better then getting exercise picking tomatoes, supporting your local farm and getting quality produce at an affordable price?! This meat sauce…

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Sep 03

Veggie Upgrades – 5 Fast Ways To Up Your Veggie Intake

1)  fresh tomatoes & basil atop mac & cheese    2) make “noodles” out of julienned summer squash 3) baked omelet cups with whatever’s in the fridge – broccoli, spinach ….. 4) roast and puree (here are tomatoes, peppers, onion, garlic & oregano) serve with chicken, fish, pasta or crusty bread 5) my go-to – PIZZA – yes, there’s turkey pepperoni on here but also peppers, olives & tomato

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Aug 25

Back to School: Packing Healthy Lunches

It makes me both happy and sad that it’s time for my little ones to head back to school. Along with the hustle and bustle comes the lunchbox conundrum —  what to pack? what will they eat? is it healthy? Hopefully I can help take some of the guesswork and stress out of the morning routine. I polled parents to see what they are (and aren’t) packing for their kiddos…

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Aug 04

Ice Cream Sundays: Smoothie Pops

My girls love to make smoothies for breakfast but we always have some left over. While they don’t get very exited about keeping them in the fridge for later on – freezing them on a stick has a totally different appeal. Using a blender whirl up any combo of the following 2 cups frozen fruit 8 ounces yogurt 2 cups 100% fruit juice, boxed coconut milk or almond milk This…

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Jul 28

Ice Cream Sundays: Homemade Frozen Yogurt

Making homemade fro yo is so incredibly simple and you’ll skip over all the processed ingredients found in store-bought containers. Start with 1 1/2 cups of 2% Greek yogurt and mix with 1/2 cup of any flavor regular yogurt. Whisk in 1/3 cup superfine sugar* and run in a ice cream machine for 10 minutes. Enjoy the softserve-like version right away or allow to harden for 2 hours in the…

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Jul 20

Ice Cream Sundays: Toasted Coconut & Hot Fudge

In honor of National Ice Cream Day – the fam and I put together this special treat. Toasted Coconut Sundaes with Hot Fudge Sauce Serves 1 1 large scoop ice cream 1 tablespoon Hot Fudge Sauce 1 tablespoon sweetened coconut (toasted) 1 tablespoon whipped cream Calories: 374; Fat: 23 grams; Saturated Fat: 15 grams; Carbohydrates: 36 grams; Sodium: 77 grams; Fiber: 1 gram  

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Jul 09

Bacon & Pesto Turkey Burgers

Ground lean ground turkey can make a tasty burger but the lower fat meat will dry out without a few mix-ins to help retain the moisture. I create burger recipes with whatever I’ve got in the fridge. Leftover veggies, shredded cheeses, even chutney or tomato sauce may get tossed in. My latest creation was worth sharing! A hint of salty bacon and some fresh arugula pesto  — topped it off…

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Jul 07

Ice Cream Sundays: Homemade Slushies

Fun and festive as they may seem, a 12-oz store-bought slushie drink contains nearly 7 teaspoons of added sugar – plus a plethora of other artificial colors and flavors. I can’t take the credit for this idea, but ever since I saw it in the most recent issue of Food Network Magazine, it’s been my favorite way to beat the summer heat. To make, simply pour your favorite 100% fruit…

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Jul 02

Wienervention 2014: Spreading Healthy Hot Dog Love In My Neighborhood

  Do dietitians feed their family and friends hot dogs? Find out – plus, get an amazing recipe for a quick and fiery relish. As a registered dietitian and mom of 2, people often judge my suspected food choices… “well I’m sure Dana doesn’t feed her kids blah, blah, blah” and more often than not, they’re wrong. Not because I feed my kids junk – but because I’ve find the…

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