Different Dippers: Healthier Alternatives for Dipping

I don’t know if it’s the salt, the crunch, or the grease, but I cannot resist a good chip. And if there’s dip… well you better watch out, because I’m gonna dip that whole bag. If you’re like me and have no willpower when it comes to chips, you may be on the lookout for dipping alternatives.

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Sweet Potato Fries with Greek Yogurt Dip

We’re on your good sides in the new year. The kids will love this easy alternate to French fries: baked sweet potato fries with a cinnamon-y Greek yogurt dip. Just a couple minutes of prep and 15 minutes to crisp up and you’ve got a perfect pair for your dinner main. Check it out after the jump.

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Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving sides

Choose sides like Brussels sprouts for a healthier Thanksgiving.

If 3,000 sounds like a lot of calories for one meal, that’s because it is.  Yet many holiday meals bust straight on through to the other side of a whole day’s calories in one sitting.

Now for the good news: you can still enjoy your holiday traditions. Read on for some practical tips, and a few less than practical (but highly effective) ones.

First, let’s take a closer look at exactly what we’re talking about here.

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8 Family-Friendly Ways To Enjoy More Vegetables

Vegetables and Quinoa

Fill your plate with Vegetables and Whole Grains like Quinoa and Brown rice!

It’s the perfect time to size up our plates and ask, “Is my plate in shape?” “Is half of it filled with fruits and vegetables?” Nutrient-packed, vitamin-rich foods like vegetables are essential for healthy adults and kids alike. Try these family-friendly ways to enjoy more vegetables. It can be easy. It can be delicious. It can be fresh and healthy.

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FreshDirect Survey Finds 57 Percent of Dieticians Credit Indulgent Foods For Nutritional Success

Survey Reveals Inconvenience and Lack of Selection are Biggest hindrances to Dietician’s Ideal Eating Habits

New York – October 17, 2012 – Fifty-seven percent of dietitians reveal they wouldn’t be able to have nutritional success without an occasional indulgent meal where taste is the priority, according to a survey released today by FreshDirect, a leading online retailer of fresh foods and grocery items. While a majority of respondents said they would acquire a taste for anything that’s good for them and like it, 65 percent admit to cooking or seasoning their vegetables to tolerate the taste….

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Stay Cool with Super Salads!

Watermelon

Add goat cheese and mint to fresh watermelon for an easy summery salad!

Looking for a little oven-free meal inspiration? Summer is a great time to get creative with salads. There are so many fruits and vegetables in top form that it’s hard to go wrong.

Salads can be quick and easy, super healthy and filling, yet light to enjoy on a summer’s day or night. Plus: No oven required!

Fill up on refreshing salads that will satisfy your hunger for fewer calories than you think. Read on for 5 fresh salad ideas!…

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