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Healthy How-To: Burrito Bowls

Posted by Leia Flure - Main Dishes

We love customizable burritos and bowls, but do you know how to make yours diet-friendly? The giant tortilla, rice, beans, and corn make it a carb fest, while cheese and sour cream ramp up the fat. Roll it all together (literally!) and the calorie count - like the burrito - is as "big as your head."  If you love going out for Mexican but don't love going home feeling like you're going to explode,...

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6 Super Ways to Rev Up Your Immune System

Fall is filled with little pleasures – every year I eagerly anticipate sipping hot apple cider on crisp autumn afternoons, seeing the leaves turn orange and yellow and catching football games from the couch on lazy Sundays. What I don't look forward to, though, is the i...

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Recipe Rescue: Orange Chicken

Posted by Leia Flure - Main Dishes

We Americans like to put our own spin on most international dishes, and orange chicken is no exception! Pile fried chicken pieces on top of fried rice and cover it all in a sticky sweet sauce and you've got a meal that's far from healthy. Can we rescue this restaurant favorite? (Scroll to the bottom of the post for a printable PDF version of the recipe!)...

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Recipe Rescue: Apple Pie

Is there anything more American than apple pie? There's something about that buttery sweet filling and flaky crust that just hits the spot. But a typical slice can set you back nearly 500 calories, and that's not even a la mode or mile-high. Try a mini cinnamon-sugar apple pie instead for a perfectly portioned and satisfying down-home treat. (Scroll to the bottom of the post for a p...

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The Secret to Winning the Battle of the Bulge

Dietitians don't always have the answers. We know what foods to eat and in what amounts for certain conditions, but it's not as cut-and-dried as just following the diet, especially when it comes to weight loss. Weight management is the first line of treatment for many chronic health conditions. Calories in versus calories out. The formula works, but up to 95% of dieters...

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Recipe Rescue: Alfredo

Posted by Leia Flure - Main Dishes

Creamy alfredo sauce is almost a heart attack waiting to happen! Traditional sauces made with butter and heavy cream cram in 350 calories per 1/2 cup (and that's before the pasta)! Get your alfredo fix with my slimmed down sauce served over whole grain linguine, chicken, and broccoli. (Scroll to the bottom of the post for a printable PDF version of the recipe!)...

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