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Egging for Easter

Easter is around the corner and with that brings all kinds of fun activities for kids and adults. While Easter marks the end of the “Holiday Season,” it also celebrates the introduction of a new season, spring. Easter provides the perfect opportunity for kids to go on Easter egg hunts and open baskets delivered by the Easter bunny. But this day is also significant for bringing families together and celebrating the end of winter. While decorating and coloring eggs is an enjoyable Easter activity, so is devouring those delicious (and sometimes devilish) delicacies. But you don’t have to buy an egg dyeing kit to produce beautifully colored Easter eggs. Eco egg dyeing is a great way to introduce your children …


Comfort Food Gets Healthy!

  They call it comfort food for a reason — you feel good when you eat the foods you love! Unfortunately, a lot of those dishes are packed full of calories, fat, and cholesterol. Rather than giving up your favorite recipes, try making healthy substitutions — you’ll maintain the flavor and a healthy diet.   Peach Cobbler Fruit cobblers are a great dessert. The secret to keeping calories and cholesterol low is in how you prepare the batter — only a little margarine is necessary, and you’ll never miss the eliminated sugar with sweet peaches to fill the void. Try Everyday Health’s 1-2-3 Peach Cobbler 271 calories; 4 grams of fat; .5 mg cholesterol Breaded Pork Chops If you oven-bake …


5 Healthy Veggie Dips

Vegetables are part of a well-balanced diet, but they’re not always a crowd favorite. Make healthy taste delicious with these guilt-free dips. You’ve heard it so many times that it’s practically drilled into your head: If you want to be healthy, you have to eat your veggies. From the green and leafy to the orange-and-red crunch, vegetables are packed with good stuff such as vitamins A and C, fiber, folate, and potassium. That said, they’re not everybody’s favorite, but slathering them in high-calorie sauces or tossing them in the fryer negates all nutritional benefits. If you’re looking for a way be healthy and please your taste buds, you’ve come to the right place. Whip up these five dips to get …


4 Creative Cauliflower Recipes to Try This Week

  When it comes to cruciferous veggies (think cauliflower, broccoli, and cabbage), Brussels sprouts tend to get all the glory. But its oft-ignored cousin cauliflower is just as delicious — and even more versatile. In fact, when pulsed in a food processor, cauliflower makes a tasty, low-cal substitute for carbohydrates like rice and potatoes. As the following recipes show, the veggie can be transformed into anything from a calzone crust to an “everything bagel.” Plus, just one cup of cauliflower contains only 27 calories and provides more than half the daily recommended dose of vitamin C. It also offers a solid dose of protein, fiber, zinc, potassium, iron, and magnesium. What’s not to love? Try these five recipes that take cauliflower from boring …


5 Vegetables That Make Amazing Fries (Besides Potatoes)

  French fries are one of the ultimate comfort foods, and while there’s no denying how satisfying a salty serving of fried potatoes can be, enjoying a serving of fries doesn’t have to be a guilty pleasure. It’s easy to make healthier fries at home, and branching out from your usual spuds is a great way to up the nutritional value and slash calories while still enjoying the comfort food favorite. Steer clear of your local drive-through window and bake a big batch of one of these nutritious veggie French fries that everyone will flip for. 1. Roasted Carrot Fries Ingredients: 1 pound fresh carrots, cup into ½-inch sticks 2 teaspoons olive oil ½ teaspoon salt Directions: Place carrots in a …