Become a Better Cook in 2015

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I get so excited in January because everyone is so ready to get healthy! The positive vibes are unavoidable!! While we all start out ambitious and motivated, it’s easy to forget to break down hefty goals into bite-size pieces. A fun, bite-size chunk could be to resolve to become a better cook in 2015. Cooking is at the heart of any healthy eating plan. … 

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On the Hunt for Truly “Whole” Grains

On the Hunt for Truly "Whole" Grains
The term “whole grain” has climbed the ranks of nutrition buzzword.  Food companies have begun slapping “made with whole grains” onto any product they can.  The result: even more consumer confusion.  Learning the rules of the grain game can be a challenge.  BUT, knowing the key players will help you debunk food company claims and enable you to make your own healthful decisions.  So let’s grind it down to the nitty-gritty details…

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Healthy holiday eating can be sweet

Healthy holiday eating can be sweet // Lettuce Have Lettuce

People go into a baking frenzy around the holidays, whipping up enormous amounts of their favorite sweets to give to friends and family. It’s a wonderful gesture of giving and a fun activity to do with others. My family has always made at least 5 of our family favorite cookie recipes to share with others for Christmas.  Healthy holiday eating isn’t even a thought while we’re grabbing pounds of butter and sugar off store shelves to begin our carefully orchestrated baking extravaganza.

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Dark Chocolate & Pistachio Apricots

 

Dark Chocolate & Pistachio Apricot // Lettuce Have Lettuce

This dark chocolate covered dried fruit recipe is full of antioxidants and fiber

 

I usually have a sweet craving right after I’m finished eating dinner, I don’t know why. I try to not give in but I usually end up snacking on something sweet. My latest go-to food has been dried fruit. … 

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Afternoon Snack Attack

You’re sitting at your desk and glance at the clock. You see it’s almost 3pm. Your eyelids begin to shut and mind begins to wander. Only when your stomach lets out a huge groooaaannn do you snap back to reality. You consider pouring yourself another cup of coffee, but after 4 cups this morning, it doesn’t even sound good any more…

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Make a Plan for Weight Control This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has a reputation for being a day of endless gluttony and overindulgence. While it is ok to splurge, keeping food choices in check can help prevent weight gain after the holiday season. If you’re looking for balance between celebration and weight control this Thanksgiving holiday, consider these tips for making a plan to stay healthy and happy…. 

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Warm Bread Salad with Eggplant & Sweet Potato

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Thanksgiving vibes are upon us!! In honor of the season of giving thanks, I have a beautiful recipe that would be perfect sitting right next to the big ol’ turkey at the Thanksgiving table.  Think of this bread salad as a twist on stuffing. While I wouldn’t recommend stuffing it inside a turkey, it makes for a well-rounded side dish.  The honey makes it sweet, and the red onions are a MUST for a tangy, irresistible contrast.

This recipe can easily be prepared the day before. In fact, I’d recommend it because if you’re like my family, you’re going to need all the oven space… 

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WHOLEsome granola bars

Your new favorite healthy granola bar recipe

Finding a good, healthy granola bar recipe online is difficult.  I’ve made many “granola bars” over the years.  Although they were tasty, they weren’t quite what I was envisioning.  I wanted something that was hardy enough to eat after a good run, yet sweet and flavorful enough to eat as a late night snack.  I wanted a granola bar that was bursting with fruity, nutty goodness. … 

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