PRODUCT: Pineapple Coconut Smirnoff Vodka For A Low-Cal Piña Colada

Great flavor with fewer calories: Pineapple Coconut vodka from Smirnoff Sorbet Light. Photo courtesy Smirnoff.   The Smirnoff Sorbet Light vodka line is targeted to women who enjoy a regular cocktail, and would like to shave a few calories from each drink. The reduced calories are achieved by lowering the proof of the alcohol: The… Continue reading “PRODUCT: Pineapple Coconut Smirnoff Vodka For A Low-Cal Piña Colada”

TIP OF THE DAY: Hearts Of Palm

Back in the day when we still seriously dieted, we created what we called a luxury salad—absolutely delicious and “luxurious” because the ingredients were relatively costly: KAREN’S LUXURY SALAD RECIPE Ingredients Artichoke hearts Hearts of palm Pimiento (roasted red pepper) Sliced red onion Black olives White wine-olive oil vinaigrette Optional: frisée, radicchio or other salad… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Hearts Of Palm”

TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Bare Fruit Apple Chips

An apple never tasted better. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   Our favorite packaged sweet snack, Bare Fruit apple chips has expanded the line to two new “flavored” chips. The lineup now includes Chili Lime Apple Chips Cinnamon Apple Chips Fuji Red Apple Chips Granny Smith Apple Chips Sea Salt Caramel Apple Chips… Continue reading “TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Bare Fruit Apple Chips”

RECIPE: Fruit Salad Cocktail or Mocktail

We love this idea of a “seltzer-fruit cocktail” from Polar Seltzer: refreshing and low in calories. The Worcester, Massachusetts-based bottler makes seltzer in numerous yummy, calorie-free flavors: Year-Round Flavors: Black Cherry, Blueberry, Cherry Pomegranate, Cranberry Lime, Georgia Peach, Granny Smith Apple, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Pomegranate, Raspberry Lime, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Strawberry, Triple Berry, Orange Vanilla,… Continue reading “RECIPE: Fruit Salad Cocktail or Mocktail”

RECIPE: Thai Iced Tea

WHAT IS THAI ICED TEA? Thai iced tea, known as cha-yen (cha is the word for tea), is served in Thailand, Vietnam, elsewhere around the Pacific Rim and in Thai restaurants in the West and elsewhere around the world. It is made from strong-brewed black tea and sweetened condensed milk, which adds body and creamy… Continue reading “RECIPE: Thai Iced Tea”