Chocolate Date Nut Bars

These beauties are a must-have staple in your home if you crave something sweet now and then and are looking for a healthy alternative.  They happen to be gluten free and don’t require any baking, you do need a food processor or blender to grind up the nuts and dates.  My family loves these as an afternoon snack and be prepared to make them over and over and over again. Ingredients: 1...
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Walnut Granola

If you love granola and have been told to stay away from the sugar and fat laden versions of it, this recipe is for you.  This granola recipe has less sugar, oil and salt than most store bought versions and it still tastes great.  You can’t completely leave out the oil  otherwise it won’t be crunchy.  It’s become a staple in our home.  My daughter takes it to preschool...
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Easy Frozen Yogurt

Frozen yogurt is so easy to make and tastes, I think even better then the overpriced store bought version. You only need a few ingredients and an ice cream machine. Ingredients: 3 cups yogurt 1 cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract Directions: In a bowl, mix together the yogurt, sugar and vanilla extract. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour. Then freeze in your ice cream...
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Roasted Carrot Chips

We eat a lot of vegetables at home and I quickly get bored with making them the same ole way. This is an easy and delicious way to add carrots to your family dinners, kids lunch boxes or even as a snack. And let me warn you, these are going to be eaten fast, so make a lot! Freshly washed and peeled carrots Carrot Strips Roasted sweet carrot chips   Ingredients: 1 lb carrots 1 Tbsp canola...
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How to Lose Weight and Keep it Off

A few months ago the New York Times published an article about how ‘Biggest Loser’ contestants regained all the weight they had lost.  As a practicing dietician, I’m always asked, “is it even possible to permanently lose weight?” The good news is that it is possible! The National Weight Control Registry is proof of that- it is a study that has tracked over 10,000 people who have lost weight...
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My Bircher Muesli

Cooked oatmeal with raisins, walnuts and cinnamon is a staple breakfast in our household, it’s healthy, delicious and easy.  But to be honest, I was getting tired of it and was looking for something just as easy.   In my search for oatmeal recipes,  I came across this recipe.   It originated from a Swiss physician in the 1800, who believed in the health benefits of a raw and...
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