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Four Healthy Holiday Menus Sure to Please

If you’re planning a holiday party, planning the menu is probably the most stressful part of the event (not counting the post-party clean-up, of course). To simplify your party preparations we’ve put together a menu for several festive celebrations, whether you’re throwing a New Year’s Eve Bash, a holiday cookie swap or an open-house soiree.

Potluck Dinner: If you’ve invited each of your guests to bring a favorite dish, you’ll still want to serve a few versatile staples for early-arriving guests.

Rosemary Skewered Chicken: Simple and tasty, you won’t have one leftover.
Stuffed Mushrooms: A simple, classic appetizer filled with the “good stuff.”
Quick Bake Lasagna: Wow, your guests with an easy, pleasing lasagna.
Goat Cheese Salad with Spinach & Tomatoes: A flavorful combination for a great salad.
Almond Biscuit Ring: A great dessert or snack, even for diabetic diners.


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Healthy Buzz: Sarah Palin’s Cookie Gate, Truth About McRib and 2011 Fitness Trends

Sarah Palin Bashes Healthy Snacks

It’s being called “cookie gate” as the former Alaskan governor mocks efforts by Pennsylvania’s board of education to reduce childhood obesity.

The Real Origins of the McRib

We couldn’t make up this kind of food science experiment if we wanted to. Hear from McDonald’s exactly how this 500-calorie pop culture sandwich is made.

Use Your Body as Effective Fitness Equipment

Your body weight propels you through walking, swimming, yoga and so much more. Put that weight to work to really get the most out of your strength training workouts – no free weights needed!

Biggest Loser Dessert Cookbook Releases

Chef Devin Alexander, the book’s author, calls it the first all-natural dessert cookbook. Its pages are filled in guiltless indulgences inspired by the Biggest Loser diet.

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We Love Sonny & Joe’s. Plus, a Big ‘Ole Hummus Giveaway

***Winners were chosen and notified***

It’s one of the most popular and trendy foods around right now. And while some food trends have no redeeming qualities, hummus is one that’s really good for you. Low in calories, very high in fiber and protein, it’s versatile enough to be a condiment, snack or meal.

We’re big fans of Sonny & Joe’s brand. That’s why we’re giving some away. In fact, three people stand to win this Mediterranean treat prize pack!

Three winners will each receive a variety of Sonny & Joe’s products, valued at $19.95:

  • 3 Sonny & Joe’s hummus flavors: Just, Galilee and Buffalo
  • 2 Sonny & Joe’s ganush flavors: Just and Galilee

Eligibility*: Click here to subscribe to our free newsletters by November 22, 2010. If you already subscribe, you’re already entered!

Read on to learn more about Sonny & Joe’s and get some delicious hummus-inspired recipes.
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Hot for Hummus: 5 Varieties We Love

Most of us know that hummus is a creamy dip or spread traditionally made of mashed chick peas, garlic, tahini (sesame) paste and lemon juice.  What many of us aren’t aware of is how many varieties of hummus have emerged from home kitchens and some of our favorite food producers, as this Middle Eastern mainstay has become one of the trendiest appetizers in America.

Hummus is more than a just a simple snack: it’s a versatile dip for vegetables, crackers or pita chips and is a delicious substitution for condiments typically high in saturated fats, like sour cream or mayonnaise.  The best thing about hummus? If you’re making your own, you can customize it with your favorite flavors and if you’re hitting the grocery store, there is an option for every palate.
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