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  • Gluten Free Tilapia, 8/14/14

    Gluten Free Tilapia, 8/14/14

    Friday, August 15 2014 1:46 PM EDT2014-08-15 17:46:19 GMT
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  • Mango Appeteasers, 8/20/14

    Mango Appeteasers, 8/20/14

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:44:49 GMT
    Michael LanariKitchen Bath ConceptsMangoesMozzarella BallsProsciutto (medium sliced)Fresh Mint LeavesToothpicksPeel the mangoes and cut into cubes.Cut the mozzarella into cubes.Cut the prosciutto slices in half.Rinse the mint leaves and gently pat dry.Take toothpicks and place 1 piece of mango, ½ slice folded prosciutto, 1 mint leaf, and 1 mozzarella cube on each.Serve immediately.More >>
    Michael LanariKitchen Bath ConceptsMangoesMozzarella BallsProsciutto (medium sliced)Fresh Mint LeavesToothpicksPeel the mangoes and cut into cubes.Cut the mozzarella into cubes.Cut the prosciutto slices in half.Rinse the mint leaves and gently pat dry.Take toothpicks and place 1 piece of mango, ½ slice folded prosciutto, 1 mint leaf, and 1 mozzarella cube on each.Serve immediately.More >>
  • Spicy Shrimp Tacos, 8/13/14

    Spicy Shrimp Tacos, 8/13/14

    Thursday, August 14 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-08-14 16:35:07 GMT
    by Gary Duke at Alley Oops 1 pound shrimp, cooked and peeled and tails removed Cajun or Blackening seasoning 8 in flour tortillas Sauce: 8 ounces sour cream 2 or 3 tablespoons chipotle in adobe sauce Salsa: 1 ear of corn, cooked and cut off the cob 1 large tomato, diced 1 or 2 fresh jalapeno's, seeded and diced fine 1 bunch cilantro, divided, use half for the salsa and the other half to top off your tacos 1 avocado, diced salt and pepper 1. Heat shrimp in a skillet and season with Cajun seas...More >>
    by Gary Duke at Alley Oops 1 pound shrimp, cooked and peeled and tails removed Cajun or Blackening seasoning 8 in flour tortillas Sauce: 8 ounces sour cream 2 or 3 tablespoons chipotle in adobe sauce Salsa: 1 ear of corn, cooked and cut off the cob 1 large tomato, diced 1 or 2 fresh jalapeno's, seeded and diced fine 1 bunch cilantro, divided, use half for the salsa and the other half to top off your tacos 1 avocado, diced salt and pepper 1. Heat shrimp in a skillet and season with Cajun seas...More >>
Heather Bauer, R.D., nu-train

It wouldn’t be an official Valentine’s Day without a wee bit of indulgence. Have treats in healthful moderation and beware of some common high-calorie, high-fat culprits. Satisfy your sweet tooth by choosing the best of the best…rich, gourmet dark chocolate (70% cocoa or more) or a luscious chocolate-dipped strawberry. A little bit of the good stuff will go a long way!

Cupid’s Delightfully Low-Cal Picks

  • Dark chocolate-dipped strawberry (1) = 48 calories, 2g fat
  • Hershey’s dark chocolate kisses (2) = 50 calories, 2g fat
  • 2-3 squares 70% dark chocolate (Dagoba, Green & Black’s,
    Plantation) = 70 calories, 3-4g fat
  • Chocolate fudge (1 piece, .6oz) = 70 calories, 1.8g fat
  • Godiva Amaretto Truffle (1) = 110 calories, 6.5g fat
  • 1 cup berries + 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar = 74 calories, 0g fat
  • ¾ cup berries + 3 Tbsp Lite Cool Whip = 80 calories, 1g fat

 STOP in the Name of Love (ie, Avoid These!)

  • Chocolate martini (1) = 438 calories, 20g fat
  • Lindt milk chocolate truffle w. smooth filling (1) = 239 calories, 19g fat
  • Mini chocolate éclair (1) = 293 calories, 17.6g fat
  • Flourless chocolate cake (1 piece) = 440 calories, 34g fat
  • Chocolate mousse (1 serving) = 380 calories, 15g fat
  • Chocolate molten cake w. vanilla ice cream (1 piece, from a nation-wide restaurant chain) = 1270 calories, 62g fat!!!
Provided by Heather Bauer, a Registered Dietician (RD) specializing in the interrelation between eating habits, metabolism, and lifestyle. Visit nu-train for more tips and tricks and sign up for her monthly newsletter.
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