TIP OF THE DAY: Serving Raw Mushrooms

We really appreciate mushrooms. They’re what we call a “bonus” food: extremely low in calories and a versatile ingredient in cooked foods from omelets to rice pilaf to meat loaf to sauces. They’re also delicious raw. Our marinated mushroom salad is very popular (recipe

PRODUCT: Halo Top Low Calorie, High Protein Ice Cream

Good stuff, fewer calories. Above, Chocolate and Lemon Cake. Photo courtesy Halo Top Creamery.   When we were first offered samples of Halo Top, we accepted but wondered: How good could an ice cream be at 70 or 80 calories per serving? The calories are so low, the carton promotes them in big numerals on…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Bai 5 Low Calorie, High Antioxidant Drink

Bai 5 is a new addition to the “healthy drink alternatives” category, and certainly worth checking out if you’re looking for a better beverage choice. It has just five calories and one gram of sugar per serving*, and it’s packed with antioxidants. It’s also packed with lots of natural flavor. Unlike so many low-calorie drinks,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Diet Ice Pops

Turn diet soft drinks into ice pops. Photo courtesy Taza.   Looking for something sweet, cool, and virtually non-caloric? You can buy sugar-free or no sugar added ice pops from Edy’s or Popsicle. Or, you can make your own from your favorite diet soft drink. It couldn’t be easier. Prep time is five minutes plus…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pan-Seared Fish, Crispy Skin

Sear that skin until it’s crisp! Photo courtesy Pollen Restaurant.   Fish is healthy, low-fat protein; we all should eat more of it. Grilled or pan-seared fish is at the top of the list many nutritionists suggest for making better changes in your diet. This is not news. The news is: the fish doesn’t have…
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