TIP OF THE DAY: 12+ Good-For-You Snacks For The New Year

Four days into the new year, we can’t stop nibbling on the empty calories. So we put this list together, as a reminder that good-for-you snacks taste good, too. These are some of our grab-and-go favorites. For the sake of brevity, we’ve left off the most obvious—fresh and dried fruits, crudités, hard-boiled eggs, hummus, lowfat/nonfat…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Christmas Crudites, A Gingerbread House Alternative

[1] A good-for-you Christmas treat. [2] Start here (photos #1 and #2 courtesy Green Giant). [3] A chocolate house, made with molds from King Arthur Flour.   How about a vegetable cottage instead of a gingerbread house? Created by Green Giant; we found it on It was originally posted on Green Giant’s Facebook page. Here’s…
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GIFT OF THE DAY: ButcherBox Grass-Fed Beef

[1] A monthly (or one-time) box arrives, frozen and portion-wrapped. [2] The Steak and Chops Box. The boxes differ somewhat each month depending on what’s best. [3] You have to cook your own meat, but the result is worth it (all photos courtesy ButcherBox).   What do you give loved ones who want to switch…
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GIFT OF THE DAY: Spicy Brownies

We [heart] spicy Mayan brownies (photos courtesy The Grommet).   Salt Of The Earth Bakery is an artisanal baked goods company that re-imagines classic treats, by adding finishing salts and exotic spices. These extras turn the cookies and brownies into decidedly adult fare. We love brownies—great ones—and are always on the prowl for what’s different…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK & GIFT OF THE DAY: SuperSeedz Gourmet Pumpkin Seeds

[1] SuperSeedz is made in nine flavors, from sweet to savory to hot and spicy (photo SuperSeedz). [2] In addition to snacking, SuperSeedz make delicious garnishes and mix-ins; here, mixed into a vegetable garnish for polenta. Here’s the recipe for the polenta and the spaghetti from Taste With The Eyes. [3] Add some Tomato Italiano…
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