healthy snacks

    Microwave Popcorn Warnings

    Microwave popcorn that you make yourself is a deliciously healthy snack—low in calories, low in sodium and unhealthy fat and high in fiber. However, the prepackaged stuff you buy in the store often comes with some decidedly unhealthy ingredients, such as artery-clogging trans fats. While most products have reduced the amount of trans fats they contain, some major brands of “regular” popcorn (not “low-fat” or “healthy”) still contain significant amounts of these unhealthy fats. And you may have heard about a weird condition dubbed “popcorn lung,” which occurred in some manufacturing facilities that produced the buttery-tasting chemical, diacetyl, for microwave [...]

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    Healthy Chocolate Truffles

    Let me tell you, when they say that chocolate is a girl’s best friend, I couldn’t agree more! I already have such a sweet tooth, chocolate being my one guilty pleasure – I could eat a bar of dark chocolate in one sitting like it was nothing.  All the sugars and calories do add up though, which made me realize that I had to severely cut back on this treat. So now from time to time, I look for recipes that can help my chocolate cravings, but not make me feel as bad. I turned to fitness expert Becky Fox [...]

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    Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

    Sweet potatoes are a favorite food of mine that I don’t get a chance to eat all of the time. Whether it be mashed sweet potatoes or sweet potato fries, I enjoy every bite. I like making sweet potato fries because it’s an added veggie to get into my son’s diet. He is a big fan of french fries however I feel that sweet potatoes are a healthier alternative because they are filled with vitamins and fiber. You can make the sweet potato fries however you would like. I chose to make the following recipe with a bit of a [...]

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