RECIPE: Brandy Alexander

January 31st is National Brandy Alexander Day. We look at it as a transition out of Healthy Food Month at THE NIBBLE and to gird ourselves for Valentine’s Day carbs. The creamy cocktail was a favorite in our teenage years: When we turned 18, it was the legal drinking age in our state, so this…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Low Calorie Party

This barbecue pork loin saves many calories with a sugar-free blackberry sauce. Here’s the recipe. Photo courtesy The J.M. Smucker Company. Want to throw a get-together but fear for your strict diet? Have a pot luck diet lunch or dinner. Everyone brings his or her best low-calorie dish, along with copies of the recipe to…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Egg Month

It’s the last day of National Egg Month. So: Enjoy an omelet for breakfast or lunch. Or how about Portabella Eggs Benedict: The portabella substitutes for the English muffin. No bread, no carbs. Make the perfect hard-boiled egg. Check out all the different types of eggs in our Egg Glossary. It’s egg-citing! Learn your egg…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Sugar-Free Jigglers

Make Diet Jello-O a fun diet food with Jello-O Jigglers molds. Photo courtesy Kraft Foods. Our next-to-last diet tip for Healthy Food Month at THE NIBBLE: If you’ve ever made Jell-O brand Jigglers for kids—Jell-O poured into egg-size molds that are particularly popular at Easter—those molds make colorful and tasty diet food when you fill…
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ISSUES: Kids’ Nutrition

If you read THE NIBBLE, you enjoy good food. But how about what children eat, especially at school? And what of the families who don’t understand nutrition? (Their is no protein in toaster pastries, and juice drinks don’t substitute for milk.) Even if you don’t have kids, many experts believe that nutritious food helps improve…
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