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  • Holiday Wellness - Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

    Estimated Reading Time: 3 Minutes The family gatherings, the cheer, the gift-giving and the endless meals; there are so many reasons to love the holiday season. That fine line of indulging and over-indulging can easily be crossed this time of year. ...

  • Recipe: Blue-Green Canap├ęs

    Ingredients 2 oz. low-fat (Neufchatel) cream cheese 2 oz. blue cheese (about 1/4 cup) 12 large seedless green grapes 1/4 cup walnuts 24 miniature Melba toasts Directions Let cream cheese and blue cheese soften enough to be mixed with a fork. Cut ...

  • Recipe: Crunchy Chicken Salad

    Ingredients 2 cups chunked cooked chicken ½ cup celery ¼ cup green pepper ¼ onion ½ cucumber 1 small diced apple (leave the peel on) ½ cup grapes ¼ cup yogurt, plain Directions Use leftover cooked chicken, or ...

  • Recipe: Brownie Kisses

    Ingredients 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate 1 stick trans-fat-free margarine, softened 1 cup artificial sweetener 1 large egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup chopped ...

  • Recipe: Citrus Swordfish

    Ingredients 2 swordfish steaks, about 3/4 to 1 inch thick (about 6 ounces each) Lemon, orange, and lime zest, grated (approximately 2 tablespoons total; to get zest, finely grate peel of whole fruit, being careful not to include bitter white skin) 1 ...

  • Holiday Leftover Recipe: Stuffing Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

    Ingredients Portabella mushroom caps, stems removed (reserve stems for filling) 4 oz. reduced fat cream cheese 1½ c. leftover stuffing 4 Tbsp. chopped pecans ½ c. reduced fat shredded cheese. Try shredded Italian blend. Directions Rub ...

  • Recipe: Apple Coffee Cake

    Whether it’s a birthday party or a weekend family dinner, nothing makes an occasion more festive than a beautifully presented cake. And while most cake recipes are less than healthy, the following recipe is so low in calories and fat that you ...

  • Recipe: Oven-Fried Hanukah Latkes

    Ingredients Olive oil cooking spray, for spraying baking sheet 1 pound russet potatoes 1 large egg white 1/4 cup finely chopped scallions (about 2 scallions) Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup no-sugar-added applesauce 1/4 cup ...

  • Chicken Noodle Soup

    Ingredients 6 cups of homemade or canned chicken broth 2 large carrots, peeled and sliced 1 large stalk of celery, chopped 1 onion, chopped (1 cup) 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms 2 cups cooked chicken, diced (12 ounces) 1 cup canned plum tomatoes (4 ...

  • Don't Get Stuffed on Thanksgiving

    Weight gain is a common problem during the holiday season, but it can be avoided if you have a plan and a bit of self-discipline, a nutrition specialist says. Lack of sleep, an abundance of decadent food and the stress of the holidays are the perfect ...

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