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Snacks for Happy Hour video

Finally! It’s Friday. Do you have a FAC? I have some ideas for you. People always want to know what a dietitian would serve. Here are foods to LiveBest… even at Happy Hour. Check out my video! [youtube id=”aw3en7aS35g”] What are you serving at your Friday Afternoon Club?

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How to make Blue Cheese Chive Dip

Blue Cheese Dip goes with apples, crackers, pears, and dried apricots. I love sweet and salty combos and this dip recipe is one of my favorites! The book was good, so I spent the weekend reading. Guess I should have been cooking. I was supposed to bring something to my book group. Oops! Book Club snack I didn’t have time to run to the store so started a search. The snow had finally melted and I …

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How to make Texas Chile, delicious comfort food

Slow cooked, richly flavored Texas Chili recipe is great for entertaining. Lean chunks of tender beef and flavorful sauce, a beef chili that’s comfort food! Winter comfort food As winter hangs on I’m rallying with comfort food. I mean, when you’ve had a recipe for more than 35 years, isn’t that the definition of comfort? Or is comfort food something that simmers and sends yummy aromas wafting through the house? Comfort food seems to taste better when …

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How to make a simple healthy Brussels Sprout Slaw

Brussel Sprouts Slaw is a super simple salad that even those who aren’t crazy about Brussel Sprouts like! It’s an easy coleslaw recipe. Did you know most of us turn right when we enter a grocery store? It’s true many stores are designed that way. Without even thinking, we’re heading to a gold mine…directly into the produce department. Green vegetables mean go Green means go. So don’t hesitate to push your cart toward the green …

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How to make my favorite healthy Berry Banana Smoothie

A berry banana smoothie is how I start most weekends. Filled with foods that deliver health-boosting benefits, I’m happy to share my favorite healthy smoothie recipe with with you! A glass of liquid crimson. A glass of goodness. Tart, cold, sweet, fresh…can’t you just taste it? This is my glass of happiness because it means Hello, WEEKEND! It puts pizzazz in my morning. Even more, this smoothie helps me close the gap on eating fiber, protein and …

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How to make Dijon Vinaigrette

Easy, flavorful and economical, I make vinaigrette regularly. Though it’s a salad dressing, I brush it on baked fish and drizzle it over roasted vegetables. Easy, fresh, flavorful and economical, a vinaigrette is a staple in my refrigerator. Even though it’s a salad dressing, I brush it on baked fish and drizzle it over roasted vegetables. In this Chopped Asian Salad, I tweaked the recipe to make a peanut ginger dressing. Read on to see …

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How to make White Bean Dip with Herbs

Plant-based White Bean Dip is a quick and easy Mediterranean dip for fresh vegetables and whole-grain crackers.  Bean Dip sounds so ho-hum, but… Seriously, I make this plant-based recipe a few times a month. It’s ready in about 5 minutes when I use my food processor. Packed with flavor, fiber and protein, I eat it for lunch with carrots, snap peas, apple slices, cucumber slices, and whole-grain crackers as my dippers. I eat it for …

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How to make Peruvian Quinoa Vegetable Soup

Peruvian Quinoa Soup. Quinoa, vegetables and a little spice make this humble soup PERFECT comfort food that’s healthy and good!  I hiked the Inca Trail. I explored Macchu Pichu. I toured Lima, but I had to go to the remote Taquile island on Lake Titicaca to eat this delicious soup. Julia Child said you don’t have to cook a masterpiece, just use good ingredients. Peruvian Quinoa Soup is just that. The Peruvians have been using good ingredients for …

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How to make Apricot Ginger Biscotti

A few of my favorite things…apricots, ginger, walnuts. Folded together in a crunchy Apricot Ginger Biscotti, this biscotti recipe travels well so are good to send or take along as a snack!  When I travel, I always pack snacks. I never know when hunger will strike, or the flight delayed, or the road too long. Though it’s usually not when you have enough time during a layover. It’s when time is tight or choices are mediocre. I’m Girl …