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Recipe ReDux: Spaghetti Squash Chicken Puttanesca

This month’s theme for the Recipe ReDux was “Sea What You’ve Been Missing” — the challenge was to create an appealing recipe using “little fishes” or sea vegetables. Little fish like sardines and anchovies are some of the most nutritious fish we can eat, full of the super beneficial omega-3 fatty acids. And thanks to the small edible bones in anchovies and sardines (if they’re small ones), you can get some extra calcium. Unfortunately, these little fish aren̵… read more »

National Women’s Health Week

Last week we payed homage to herbs; this week we’re celebrating women’s health. The 13th annual National Women’s Health Week started yesterday (appropriately on Mother’s Day) and continues until Saturday May 19th. This year’s theme is “It’s Your Time” – and ladies, what better time than now to start taking care of your health?! Now, I hope you don’t mind if I get a little sentimental here… Most of the women in my life don&… read more »

Homemade Croutons & National Herb Week

In the food world, almost every day is a celebration. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day, in October we celebrated Eat Better, Eat Together month, and this week we’re showing some love for herbs as we celebrate National Herb Week. I’ve written about herbs before, and as you may already know, herbs add wonderful flavor to food without adding calories, fat, and sodium. I always tell my clients who have high blood pressure to toss the salt shaker and bu… read more »

Leek and Tomato Frittata

Spring is here, and that means flowers are in bloom as are “the first shoots of spring.” That was the theme for April’s Recipe ReDux challenge. Unfortunately I didn’t get my act together to whip something up in time for the challenge, but I happened to make a Nutritioulicious recipe that fit the bill a few days later. There was a special on Satur Farms‘ leeks at FreshDirect (an online supermarket, in case you aren’t familiar), and although I don’t normal… read more »

MilkBite Milk & Granola Bars

Granola and milk are a pretty good match, wouldn’t you say?! Now you can find them together as one in Kraft’s new MilkBite Milk & Granola Bars.   The bars come in five flavors (strawberry, chocolate, mixed berry, oatmeal raisin, and peanut butter) and contain dried fruit, nuts, oats, and milk (along with a bunch of other ingredients). That’s right – there is real milk in these granola bars, which means you won’t find them in the cereal aisle. Unlike other gra… read more »