April 29, 2016

Skinny Recipe: Huitlacoche (Mexican Mushrooms) Quesadilla

Cinco de Mayo is a few days away, and we all love to celebrate by going out to our favorite Mexican restaurants and enjoying some delicious dishes from south of the border and a cold margarita. Instead of going out this year, celebrate with this amazing  Huitlacoche (Mexican Mushrooms) Quesadilla recipe from Chef Adrian Leon. Serve up these quesadillas with either Lemon-Mint ‘Mock Margarita’ Slushees or Mexican Fruit Punch, and invite your friends over for your own fiesta celebrating the Battle of Puebla.

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April 27, 2016

Spring Into Action with Food Facts

Spring has finally arrived (when you live in the Northeast, I can’t emphasize the word “finally” enough). This is a great time of the year to add more physical activities to your week and look for lighter meals and healthy snacks.

I’m always reminded that people get mixed messages when it comes to healthy foods and healthy diets. Often these messages are singular and don’t take into account your whole diet and lifestyle.  If you’re like me and have a sweet tooth, you want you to be able to enjoy treats, without guilt or worry, so let’s look at the facts.

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April 22, 2016

Skinny Recipe: Crab and Cheese Casserole

Even though summer is still almost two months away, I have been wishing for summer weather, the beach and endless seafood. Crab in particular. As I was looking for a crab recipe, I came across this Crab and Cheese Casserole recipe that sounded delicious. You can’t go wrong with crab, cheese and lots of other yummy things. Easy to make, this dish is perfect to make now and through the summer months.

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April 21, 2016

Quick Tip: Pulse up.

Did you know the UN declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses? Pulses is a food category that includes dry peas, beans, lentils and chickpeas. These foods are high in protein, fiber and healthy unsaturated fat. Add lentils to salads, make a bean dip for veggies or try roasted chickpeas.

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