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Healthy Recipe: Asparagus and Roasted Pepper Salad with Toasted Pecans

By Laura Brooks on 02/05/2009

Pecans, the only native nut in the United States, can actually double the cholesterol-lowering effectiveness of a traditional heart-healthy diet, according to a study published in The Journal of Nutrition.  That makes two great reasons to enjoy today's healthy recipe from the CA Pecan Growers Association.  Enjoy this vegetable-rich salad with a sprinkle of pecans which as flair and a […] Read more »

Weighing In: Jessica Simpson’s Weight Shouldn’t Even Be a News Item

By Laura Brooks on 02/02/2009

Cynic that I am, I'm not surprised that Jessica Simpson's 'recent weight gain' made the following headline at Fox News: "Jessica Simpson Shocks Fans With Noticeably Fuller Figure." So-called 'news' reporters ran similar hit pieces in newspapers across the country, but they aren't the only culprits in what I call the 'weight-hate'  game.  Doing a search for "jessica simpson fat" […] Read more »

Healthy Recipe: Potato Crust Pizza

By Laura Brooks on 01/29/2009

Fans of pizza and potatoes unite!  This healthy recipe from Colorado Potatoes combines two favorite foods with simple ingredients and directions.  Wonderfully warm and filling on a winter's day, potatoes are a healthy eating food because they provide dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B6, folic acid (folate), beta-carotene, and iron.  A fun recipe to make with the whole family.  And […] Read more »

Healthy Recipe: Lemon Avocado Mousse

By Laura Brooks on 01/22/2009

Today's healthy recipe is a refreshing, palate-pleasing appetizer spread from the California Avocado website. A surprisingly complete food, avocados contain fourteen minerals to stimulate growth, including iron and copper for your blood. The sodium and potassium in avocados keeps your body chemically balanced, and their low sugar content and absence of starch make them an ideal fruit for people with […] Read more »

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