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Mar 30, 2021

Spice It Up

Originally Published: Mar 17, 2015 Cut the calories by increasing flavor with spices! Vinegar and citrus juice give a wonderful acidic kick and help to reduce the amount of oil needed for many recipes. Don’t forget the zest in lemons and limes; it holds the flavor well and gives a bit of color. Spices such […]

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Mar 1, 2021

10 Ways To Make Packing Your Lunch More Enjoyable

Origninally Published: Jul 13, 2015 Packing your lunch for work can certainly save you hundreds of dollars over the course of a year. But how about helping you lose weight or at least eat healthier? Taking a little time to plan on the weekend or the night before can provide you with a nutritious lunch […]

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Feb 26, 2021

Oven-Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Onions

Orignially Published: Nov 21, 2011 Just five ingredients, a little chopping, and one baking dish make this simple dish with complex flavors. It’s a great “go with” for pork loin, turkey, ham, or roasted chicken. Serves: 6 (1 cup each) Ingredients:4 medium peeled sweet potatoes, cut into 2–inch pieces (about 2 ¼ pounds)2 medium Oso […]

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Feb 26, 2021

Tuscan Chickpea Soup

Originially Published: Sep 29, 2011 It’s soup time. Whether or not you like chickpeas, you’ll enjoy this soup. Makes 6 servings Ingredients: 2 tbsp. olive oil 2 cups finely chopped onion 8 garlic cloves, minced 4 cups water 1 tsp. minced fresh or ¼ tsp. dried rosemary ¾ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. black pepper 3 […]

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Feb 26, 2021

Zippy Beet Salad

Published: Aug 31, 2011 Servings: 5 Ingredients:• 1 pound fresh beets, peeled*• ¾ cup orange juice• ⅛ teaspoon ground ginger• ⅛ teaspoon salt• ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon• Generous dash of black pepper• Generous dash of ground cloves• 2 tablespoons cider vinegar• 1 medium sweet Vidalia onion, thinly sliced Preparation:Slice beets thinly, no more than ¼ […]

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Mar 30, 2021 Spice It Up

Originally Published: Mar 17, 2015 Cut the calories by increasing flavor with spices! Vinegar and citrus juice give a wonderful acidic kick and help to reduce the amount of oil needed for many recipes. Don’t forget the zest in lemons and limes; it holds the flavor well and gives a bit of color. Spices such […]

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Mar 1, 2021 10 Ways To Make Packing Your Lunch More Enjoyable

Origninally Published: Jul 13, 2015 Packing your lunch for work can certainly save you hundreds of dollars over the course of a year. But how about helping you lose weight or at least eat healthier? Taking a little time to plan on the weekend or the night before can provide you with a nutritious lunch […]

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Feb 26, 2021 Oven-Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Onions

Orignially Published: Nov 21, 2011 Just five ingredients, a little chopping, and one baking dish make this simple dish with complex flavors. It’s a great “go with” for pork loin, turkey, ham, or roasted chicken. Serves: 6 (1 cup each) Ingredients:4 medium peeled sweet potatoes, cut into 2–inch pieces (about 2 ¼ pounds)2 medium Oso […]

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Feb 26, 2021 Tuscan Chickpea Soup

Originially Published: Sep 29, 2011 It’s soup time. Whether or not you like chickpeas, you’ll enjoy this soup. Makes 6 servings Ingredients: 2 tbsp. olive oil 2 cups finely chopped onion 8 garlic cloves, minced 4 cups water 1 tsp. minced fresh or ¼ tsp. dried rosemary ¾ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. black pepper 3 […]

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Feb 26, 2021 Zippy Beet Salad

Published: Aug 31, 2011 Servings: 5 Ingredients:• 1 pound fresh beets, peeled*• ¾ cup orange juice• ⅛ teaspoon ground ginger• ⅛ teaspoon salt• ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon• Generous dash of black pepper• Generous dash of ground cloves• 2 tablespoons cider vinegar• 1 medium sweet Vidalia onion, thinly sliced Preparation:Slice beets thinly, no more than ¼ […]

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Feb 26, 2021 Quinoa Summer Salad

Published: Aug 18, 2011 Quinoa Summer Salad is a delicious combination of the grain quinoa, combined with fresh, seasonal vegetables and herbs. Serve as a hearty and healthy side dish with a barbequed meal or as a main dish tossed with tofu, beef, chicken, or fish. Serves: 4 Ingredients:1 T olive oil2 T freshly squeezed […]

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Feb 26, 2021 Yogurt Marinated Chicken Kebabs

Originally Published: Aug 15, 2011 These tender chicken kebabs can be tucked into a pita, served on a salad, or served as is. Here they are prepared in an oven, but they can be grilled as well. Makes: 6 servingsIngredients:1 cup Greek yogurt¼ cup chopped fresh mint3 cloves garlic, minced1 small onion, minced2 Tbsp. lemon […]

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Feb 19, 2021 Summer Shrimp and Cauliflower Rice Stir-Fry

Originally Published: Jul 26, 2019 Nothing says summer better than seafood!  Try this healthy twist on stir-fry for a quick meal during the week that’s full of flavor and colorful veggies.  Recipe by Sarah Frazier, acac Timonium p.r.e.p. director Ingredients 16 oz bag cauliflower rice fresh, frozen, or thawed 1 lb bag raw shrimp, peeled and deveined […]

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Feb 18, 2021 Benefits of Chocolate for Heart Health

Originally Published: Jan 01, 2020 Is chocolate an unhealthy decadence or a healthy treat choice? It can actually be both!  There’s nothing quite as cozy as a mug of hot chocolate on a cold winter night. But how much chocolate is too much? acac Medical Director Dr. Greg Degnan shares some insight into the sweet treat.  Cocoa, the […]

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Feb 16, 2021 Frozen Food Questions Answered

Originally Published: Mar 24, 2016 Frozen Food Questions Answered While fresh food is always best, frozen foods can be just as healthy and, honestly, easier to store and prepare for those with a busy lifestyle! Here are some common questions with answers from our Registered Dietitians: “Can I buy from the frozen food section in […]