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Quick Pork and Vegetable Stir Fry Pad Thai

                      Like many families, our kids play sports in the afternoon. By the time everyone Continue Reading →

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Pork, Sweet Potato and Apple Harvest Stew

Print Pork, Sweet Potato and Apple Harvest Stew Rating: 41 Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes Yield: Continue Reading →

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Cool Cucumber and Mint Soup

The first time I ate cold cucumber soup was back in the 1980’s with my Aunt Sophie at Krystiana and Mom’s Polish restaurant in Gramercy Continue Reading →

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Diabetic Friendly Pumpkin and Apple Soup

Relish autumn’s color and flavors in your own bowl with this creamy, flavor packer, golden apple and pumpkin soup prepared fresh in the Vita-Mix.  This Continue Reading →

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Hummus Dip

Almost every diet meal plan these days includes hummus. If dipping vegetables will get my kids to eat more of them, then I am all Continue Reading →

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Roasted Eggplant with Capers and Mint

Having a mint plant was one of Tom’s favorite things in our backyard. He was very disappointed when the swimming pool company dug out every Continue Reading →

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Chickpea, Cauliflower, Potato & Tomato Curry

Print Chickpea, Cauliflower, Potato,Tomato Curry Rating: 51 Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 60 minutes Yield: 11 cups Serving Size: 1 Continue Reading →

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Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Soup

Print Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Soup Ingredients 2 cups of fresh steamed cauliflower cut in small floretes or frozen cauiflower 2 cups of canned sweet Continue Reading →

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Low-Fat Zucchini and Potato Latkes

When Mom first moved to America, she worked in Jewish bakeries and restaurants. Mom’s the tall blonde. That’s where she learned to cook. Mom didn’t Continue Reading →

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Oriental Sesame Chicken Soup

In our busy household, dinner needs to be fast and easy. When I cook chicken, I always make enough for leftovers. However, my family doesn’t Continue Reading →

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Creamy Carrot Ginger Soup

Before getting my Vita-Mix, I avoided making homemade soups. All of the peeling, boiling, stirring and blending sounded like a big mess. This tasty vitamin Continue Reading →

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Green Bean, Cherry Tomato and Parsley Salad

I am all about easy cooking and watching the budget. Cherry tomatoes go with all types of fresh herbs, I usually buy either parsley, chives, Continue Reading →

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Roasted Asparagus

Print Roasted Asparagus Rating: 51 Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Yield: 4 servings Serving Size: 4 ounces Calories Continue Reading →

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Roasted Green Beans with Almonds

Print Roasted Green Beans with Almonds Rating: 51 Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Yield: 4 servings Serving Size: Continue Reading →

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Spinach & Avacado Silk Soup: Vita-Mix Blender

This soup is a new favorite. It’s so smooth & easy. The avacado makes it creamy. The hubby ate the leftovers before I knew they Continue Reading →

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Broccoli Soup

Broccoli Soup is the vitamin soup of champions!! Yesterday our son asked me to make Broccoli and Cheese Soup as a snack. Here’s the quick Continue Reading →

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2 Way Italian Bean & Parsley Salad + Pasta

This is one of my favorite “take-a-long” dishes. It’s easy to prep ahead and it stays fresh for a long time. I start with a Continue Reading →

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Iced Pumpkin Latte’ Low-fat, Low-sugar

BOO! I am so ready for the fresh cool air of Fall after an endless Florida Summer. Everywhere I go they are advertising pumpkin drinks, Continue Reading →

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Purse size “to-go-box”

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Green Power Drink 2 with Green Tea, Apple, Lemon, Lettuce, Parsley, Carrot and Celery

This refreshing Vitamin filled drink is a great way to start the morning. I call it my “fast food salad!” Healthy Lifestyle Tip: Yes, it Continue Reading →

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Snacks Just for Them

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Childhood Obesity

Shopping With Your Kids

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School Rules

Packing Lunches

Healthy Kids Club

Welcome to the Healthy Kids Club!

Why are some kids Fat and other kids skinny? This 1970’s advertisement was one of the first to recognize that America’s kids were gaining weight. Continue Reading →

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Smoothie Diet Tips

Smoothies: My Soothie Diet Tips I love ice cream!! I’ve dated Ben & Jerry in my mind!!! I love sneaking out with my husband for Continue Reading →

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The Vita-Mix

The Vita-Mix It took me a few years to decide to buy the Vita-Mix, since spending over $400 for a counter top appliance was not Continue Reading →

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Spinach, Red Radicchio, Hearts of Palm, Carrots, Cucumber, Kidney Bean, Sesame Seeds, Broccoli Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing

This is a simple and colorful pretty “toss together what you have” salad. Print Spinach, Red Radicchio, Hearts of Palm, Carrots, Cucumber, Kidney Bean, Sesame Continue Reading →

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Achi Berry Green Tea with Key Lime, Healthy Antioxidents

We live in the South and my husband sure can justify drinking too much sweet tea. Growing up, my family always made their ice tea Continue Reading →

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Drinking Green!

Eating healthy is not always easy!! many of us fall into the trap of fast food, pre-packaged foods and eating out to save time, when Continue Reading →

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Anchor Hocking or Pyrex Glass Bakeware

Anchor Hocking or Pyrex Glass Bakeware As A child, I thought that my mother took great delight in having us scrub her baking dishes with Continue Reading →