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Recipe: Sweet potato nachos

Looking for the perfect addition to your upcoming barbecue or picnic? Or, maybe you just need a healthy snack for the kids this summer. Either way, these sweet potato nachos are the way to go. Click here for a downloadable version of the recipe.   Ingredients: 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch  

Recipe: Roasted veggie pasta salad

It’s heating up in the Tri-State, which means BBQs and picnics are on the horizon. Pasta salad is a staple at many of these gatherings, but, often, Aunt Deedee’s macaroni salad and cousin Marci’s variation are covered in fattening mayonnaise or salad dressing. In this lightened-up pasta salad, the mayonnaise is replaced with a yummy  

Recipe: Heart-healthy Italian orzo soup

Looking for a heart-healthy recipe to fill you up on chilly winter nights? This Italian orzo soup will  

Recipe: Heart-healthy black bean soup

You’ll love this heart-healthy recipe that’s simple to make and budget friendly. Plus, it can be enjoyed as  

Recipe: Spiced almonds, perfect for holidays

Looking for a last-minute appetizer to add to your New Year’s Eve celebration? Look no further than this  

Recipe: One-pan chicken bucatini

Craving comfort food but know that your usual options – pasta dishes with fattening sauces and cheese –  

Recipe: Flourless dark chocolate bites

Looking for a healthy-ish dessert to serve over the holidays? These effortless dark chocolate bites are sure to be a crowd-pleaser. (If you’re expecting a smaller crowd, this recipe can also be served as a singular 9″ torte.) Each serving is 221 calories (compared to 503 calories in a singular slice of pecan pie on  

Video: Cooking with dried spices

Skip the ketchup, mustard and barbecue sauce – you will add many more cancer-fighting antioxidants, not to mention flavor, to your diet with dried spices. Whether you enjoy Italian, Indian or Mexican cuisine, Eric Davenport, RD, LD, with the St. Elizabeth Physicians Weight Management Center, explains some of the benefits, not to mention bold flavor,