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Celebrate World Pasta Day With My Healthier Baked Ziti Recipe

I’m not going to eat a pound of pasta in one sitting, but I love pasta and I eat it often. Whole grain pasta in a sensible serving size is a great investment and an important staple to keep in…

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  • Faux Pancakes

    I’m strongly against fake food, but I call this “faux” because it is actually an egg dish. This is a great protein...

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  • Guilt-Free Angel Hair Pasta

    Craving carbs? This delicious recipe makes an excellent dinner, but you can also make it ahead (or double it) and have t...

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  • Kentucky Derby Gin Julep

    This is my lighter version of the mint julep, the quintessential drink of the Kentucky Derby. Regular mint juleps use bo...

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    Bethenny’s Homemade Salsa

    You can always find a pretty good salsa in the store and doctor it, but salsa is so easy to make that I recommend trying it at home at least once. You can be creative with salsa, and it’s a…

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  • Whole Grain Blueberry Pancakes

    There’s not many things better than breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day. Pair these easy to make blueberry pancakes wit...

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  • Almond Green Beans

    This recipe is really easy. If you don’t have fresh green beans, frozen are okay as long as they are very well def...

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  • Eating Consciously 101: 5 Tips for Making It Count

    When you first start trying to pay attention while you eat, you may find it difficult, especially if you aren’t in the...

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    My Healthy Version of Pad Thai

    Pad thai is a great comfort food, but the problem with most restaurant versions is that they are very high in fat, sugar, and starch, and it’s easy to overstuff yourself on the noodles. I decided I needed to create…

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  • How To Write Your Own Diet Rules

    I can’t overstate the importance of self knowledge when it comes to losing weight because most diet plans overlook it....

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  • Chopped Salad

    Making a delicious salad doesn’t have to involve fancy ingredients or a lot of prep work. Simple foods like fresh ...

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  • Almond Green Beans

    This recipe is really easy. If you don’t have fresh green beans, frozen are okay as long as they are very well def...

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    Want to be Naturally Thin? Don’t Snack While Cooking

    You can eat an entire meal’s worth of food just by nibbling while you cook. Then you sit down to another meal. That’s a heavy habit to break right now. You need to taste the food you are cooking to…

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  • Salad Inspiration – Baby Greens Salad

    Salads are a great way to use what you have because the greens provide a fresh crunchy background for meat, chicken, fis...

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  • Avocado, Mozzarella and Tomato Salad

    When trying to slim down for summer, start by making healthy salads a lunchtime staple. This Avocado, Mozzarella Tomato ...

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  • Better For You Scones

    Personally, I’m not a big breakfast person. If I do have breakfast, I grab something from a deli or a quick snack from...

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    Your Herbs & Spices Cheat Sheet

    Herbs and spices add interesting flavor to so many different foods, and I recommend using them liberally. You can sometimes substitute dried for fresh or fresh for dried herbs, but fresh and dried herbs have very different flavors, so keep…

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  • Vegan Divas Chocolate Mousse

    This is a recipe I made for The Vegan Divas Cookbook by Fernanda Capobianco who is also the owner of the Vegan Divas Bak...

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  • Is Your Food Too Bland? Here’s How to Fix It

    If your food is too bland, this is the best problem you can possibly have. Bland food just needs more salt, sugar, acid,...

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  • Chopped Salad

    Making a delicious salad doesn’t have to involve fancy ingredients or a lot of prep work. Simple foods like fresh ...

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    Naturally Thin Tips For Holiday Dinners

    The holidays shouldn’t be stressful, at least where cooking is concerned. You can make impressive meals for your holiday guests without spending the whole day in the kitchen. The key to making a big meal with many elements is to…

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  • Classic Crab Cakes

    I love crab cakes and I often order appetizer portions of crab cakes in restaurants, but you can make them at home, too....

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  • Mashed Sweet Potatoes

    This is great comfort food and a versatile recipe you can use later in other things, so if you have leftovers, that’s ...

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  • Zesty, Cheesy Mac and Cheese Recipe

    Are you craving comfort food, but dread the added calories? Try my version of Mac and Cheese. Trust me, you’ll lo...

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