A Seasonal Guide to Enjoying Vegetables

Is asparagus at its tastiest steamed or sautéed? And does it have more flavor in the summer or spring? So many questions, so many vegetables, so little time. But help is finally here in the form of this at-a-glance guide to enjoying vegetables from Cook Smarts. It lists all of your favorite vegetables (in alphabetical order), lets you know when they’re in season, and tells you the best way to cook them! Improving your veggie vocab has never been simpler!

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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

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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

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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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