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Big Game, Big Taste, Little Calories: Buffalo Quinoa Crusted Chicken Tenders

January 29th, 2015

By Elizabeth Canepari, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger…
Ah, the buffalo wing. What’s football without it? These crispy tenders– breaded with a protein and vitamin packed ancient whole grain!– provide the same spicy kick as a traditional wing without the deep fried guilt. Plus, boneless tenders are easier to eat and provide plenty of lean protein and B vitamins. Serve with a low fat blue cheese dip and celery

Big Game, Big Taste, Little Calories: Twice Baked Chipotle Sweet Potato Skins

January 28th, 2015

By Elizabeth Canepari, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger
Ditch the traditional white potato skin for this sweet and spicy treat. Not only are sweet potatoes loaded with vitamins and minerals, but leaving the skin on provides extra fiber. Move over bacon and sour cream, chipotle and pecans just moved in!
Twice Baked Chipotle Sweet Potato Skins…
Serves: 7
Serving size: 4 wedges
Nonstick cooking oil
4 medium sweet potatoes;

Does The DASH Diet Deliver?

January 27th, 2015

By Sheridan Jonas, Guest Blogger
The DASH Diet, the #1 ranked diet plan by U.S. News… for the fifth year in a row, stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. After much research, this diet was created by medical professionals to help control high blood pressure. It has been shown to help reduce high blood pressure just as well as medications and is typically prescribed to people with high blood pressure as a first

Big Game, Big Taste, Little Calories: Super Bowl Faves Revamped

January 27th, 2015

By Elizabeth Canepari, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger…
In my house football Sundays are almost a religious experience. We’ve got it all, the big screen TV, surround sound speakers, various drinks on ice, and snacks galore. As the 22 weeks of glory come to an end, it’s time to start prepping for the Big Game. Don’t get me wrong, a crispy buffalo wing sopping with hot sauce and blue cheese definitely has game day written

Debunking the Trend: Vegan Diet

January 20th, 2015

By Guest Blogger, Sheridan Jonas
The New Year sparks new resolutions. For some, this may mean diet plans. Instead of getting caught up in rules and restrictions, find out how the latest diet trends stack up. In the next five weeks, I’ll be discussing the most popular diets. This week, here is a look into the Vegan Diet.
What is a Vegan Diet?…
Vegan diets eliminate any foods that come from animals. Restricting meat, fish,