TIP OF THE DAY: Baked French Fries Alternative

Baked, not fried: potato wedges are better- for-you than fries. Photo courtesy PotatoGoodness.com.   French fries hot from the deep fat fryer: so delicious, so clogged with oil, so coated with HFCS-laden ketchup, so not good for you. We learned to love nonfat Greek yogurt, which we happily substitute for the copious amounts of not-good-for-you…
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VALENTINE’S DAY: Heart Shaped Pancakes

We [heart] heart-shaped eggs and pancakes. Photo courtesy Norpro.   Yesterday we recommended some heart-shaped molds for hard-cooked eggs. But if you prefer your eggs fried or poached—or would rather have pancakes—try these Norpro Nonstick Heart Pancake & Egg Rings. Each ring holds 1/4 cup batter or 1 raw egg. A set of 2 rings…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Trail Mix Peanut Butter Sandwich

We love this nut-tricious snack idea: An open-face peanut butter sandwich topped with trail mix. Use whole wheat toast: whole wheat for extra nutrition and toast for extra crunchiness. Cut into squares for easier snacking. Our beverage of choice: a glass of nonfat milk. Open face sandwich on whole wheat toast, a layer of smooth…
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VALENTINE’S DAY: Heart-Shaped Egg Molds

Eggs of love. Photo courtesy Gifts and Gadgets | Amazon.   How cute are these? Turn eggs into Valentine hearts or everyday love food, with Eggspress Heart Shaped Boiled Egg Molds. Use the heart-shaped, hard-cooked eggs (inaccurately called hard-boiled eggs—see hard-cooked eggs versus hard-boiled eggs): At breakfast or snack time, on toast At lunch, on…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Other Ways To Use Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce

If you like spicy Thai peanut sauce on noodles, expand the ways you use it: On grilled chicken, shrimp or other seafood, along with rice or noodles As the sauce for Thai chicken pizza (top with diced cooked chicken breast, sliced green onions, grated mozzarella, grated carrot and chopped fresh cilantro, sesame seeds, diced red…
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