Recipes and Tips

Who doesn’t love a good recipe … and all of the ohh and ahhs at the table that comes with it. These recipes were created to inspire you to cook, and to gather family and friends around a table to share the love and good food. We’ve included cooking, shopping, and prep tips, and nutrition facts, to make your time in the kitchen and around the table as efficient, enjoyable, and healthy as possible.

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Recipes

Toasting Nuts and Seeds

Nuts and seeds are essentials in my kitchen … especially walnuts, almonds, pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, and pecans. I use them in my cooking and baking, and over the years, I’ve learned a little time-saving tip I’d like to share: Toast and freeze your nuts in advance, that way, they’re ready when you are, especially […]

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Gently Cooked Gazpacho

Gently Cooked Gazpacho Looking for a nutrient-packed low-calorie soup that will give you a boost of energy? Try our delicious “gently cooked” gazpacho from The Calories In, Calories Out Cookbook. It’s a winner for two reasons. The first reason is that quickly cooking the vegetables (and this means just bringing them to a simmer) prevents […]

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Spotlight on Super Foods: Mangoes

  Spotlight on Super Foods: Mangoes Know your calories: 1 cup diced mango= 100 calories There is nothing quite like a perfectly ripe mango – a sweet, juicy sensation that one could easily argue is food for the gods. The good news is that mangoes are packed with essential vitamins and mineral, such as 100% […]

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Brown Rice and Lentil Salad

Brown Rice and Lentil Salad Lentils and brown rice are a winning combination. Together they are loaded with iron and vitamins, including folic acid. I created this salad years ago when I was recipe testing for Eating for Pregnancy: The Essential Nutrition Guide and Cookbook for Today’s Mothers-to-Be. It’s still a family favorite. I served […]

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Mango-Banana Fat-Free Frozen Fruit Yumminess

Mango-Banana Frozen Fruit Cream Want a cooling, delicious, and nutritious fruit dessert or snack that is super easy to make? Only 2 ingredients required: frozen bananas and diced frozen mangoes. You will need a food processor fitted with a metal blade – the creaminess from the bananas cannot be achieved in a “regular” blender – […]

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Tips

Toasting Nuts and Seeds

Nuts and seeds are essentials in my kitchen … especially walnuts, almonds, pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, and pecans. I use them in my cooking and baking, and over the years, I’ve learned a little time-saving tip I’d like to share: Toast and freeze your nuts in advance, that way, they’re ready when you are, especially […]

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The Incredible Egg Is Back! 75 Calories Packed with Nutrients

  We’ve got good news to share about a beloved breakfast staple – eggs! Once shunned as being a cholesterol nightmare, eggs are back, and back in a big way. Why the sudden shift in popularity? The Atlantic Magazine spells it out quite plainly in regard to The Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines […]

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50 Shades of Sweets for Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air. Sweets abound for the sweet. Here are 50 shades of sweets, from conversation candy hearts and marshmallow chocolates to tiramisu and cake pops. Calories In and Out included to keep your diets on track (or not!). Happy Valentine’s Day!   Sweet Calories In Calories Out (measured in minutes) Woman Man […]

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Skip the candy this Valentine’s Day … a thoughtful gift can be just as sweet!

By Katie Johnson It’s like second nature: you pick out a Valentine’s Day card, pair it with some chocolate or candy hearts, and BAM! Instant Valentine’s Day gift. Come gift exchange time, you basically end up swapping sweets, leaving both you and your significant other in calorie overload, all in the name of “celebrating” love. […]

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Post-Workout Hunger and Why Men Lose Weight Faster than Women: A Look at Physical Activity, Appetite, and Hormones

We all know that life is not fair. One way it’s particularly unfair is the fact that men are able to lose weight faster than women. Why does this happen? Here’s a study involving physical activity’s varying effect on appetite in men and women that may shed some light on the answer. To start with […]

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