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Wednesday, February 3, 2010
 LEFT: When putting out your spread for Sunday's Super Bowl, opt for light beer, baked chips, crudité and low-fat dips. BOTTOM LEFT: Registered and licensed dietitian Susan Burke March, MS, CDE is the author of "Making Weight Control Second Nature: Living Thin Naturally."  BOTTOM RIGHT: Susan's Weight-Wise Chili Recipe fits the bill without packing on the calories. Make it with lean beef or turkey, or even tofu for a vegetarian twist.

If you're an armchair quarterback, sitting around drinking brews and sodas and chowing down on fatty wings, chips and dips won't help you make the cut. Score a nutritional touchdown and serve some healthy snacks while rooting your team on to victory.

Here are some quick tips for healthy football-friendly fare and a chili recipe that's a sure winner:

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The trouble usually starts when you find a dish so delicious that you can't get enough. Of course, a few hours later, when indigestion kicks in, you'll wonder: "Why did I eat so much?" Before you overdo it, check out this list of foods that kick up heartburn and ways to cool it down.

Some top culprits:

Citrus fruits: Oranges, grapefruits and juices made from these fruits tend to cause heartburn, especially when consumed on an empty stomach.

Tomatoes: Though they're full of good-for-you lycopene, the acidity can be irritating for those prone to heartburn.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010
AMY ZUBEK/TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO Levina "Lovey" Irvin of Palmerton captured the grand prize in last year's TIMES NEWS Cookbook and Recipe Contest with her "Oven Chinese Chicken" served on a bed of fragrant Basmati rice.

With the dreary weather outdoors, and nothing too special coming up on the calendar, it's time to head to the kitchen and stir up a winning recipe.

With a pinch of this and a dash of that you could be the winner of the 23rd Annual TIMES NEWS Cookbook and Recipe Contest, where over $900 in prizes are up for grabs.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Q: When we eat out, we often go to the local diner, but then I often put on a pound or two. How can I eat healthier?

A: Who doesn't love eating at a diner? There is no better place to get a down-home satisfying meal. When you are trying to eat healthy, a diner can be a challenge, but armed with a few simple rules you can have your blue-plate special and be healthy, too:

Swap the Sides. Nowadays everything comes with a side order of fries, so ask for sliced tomato, a green salad or fruit instead.

Ask for the sauce on the side so you are in control of how much you eat.

Monday, January 25, 2010
AP FILE PHOTO Chef Emeril Lagasse

Emeril Lagasse is trying his hand at the talk show format as he launches a new weekly prime-time series that will mix equal parts music, celebrities and food.

Like Lagasse's long-running Food Network series, "Emeril Live!", his new hour-long "The Emeril Lagasse Show" on the ION Television network will be taped before a live audience and feature a band on set.

The Food Network ceased production of "Emeril Live" in 2007.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010
The Culinary Institute of America's The New Book of Soups hits the spot

If you are a fan of soup and fine cuisine, The New Book of Soups from The Culinary Institute of America, is for you.

Packed with over 160 recipes created by chefs at The CIA, from light broths to hearty chowders, The New Book of Soups includes dozens of beautiful photographs detailing the finished product or step-by-step instructions to guide even the novice cook to a delicious outcome.

The New Book of Soups starts with a chapter on "Soup Basics," that includes a variety of tips from picking the freshest ingredients to the right kind of pots.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010
PHOTOS COURTESY OF SWANSON Chicken and Tortellini Soup

When the weather outside is frightful, there is nothing more delightful than homemade soup.

January is National Soup Month, and there is no better time than now to enjoy a hearty bowl of soup. It's the perfect accompaniment to a long, cold winter's evening.

If you are looking for a good excuse to throw a party this month, host a "Soup Sampler." This idea, courtesy of Swanson, is fun and affordable.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Jenny Harper

Gray winter skies keep many a kid peering out the windows, hoping to hear two magic words Snow Day! When snow or bad weather keeps the family indoors for too long, however, the excitement can fade into boredom if you're not prepared.

That's why I like to keep a few tricks up my sleeve to turn snow day doldrums into snow day delights. What can you add to this list?

Ÿ Indoor picnic. Turn the family room into a picnic area with blankets and fun foods. Have the children draw outdoor scenes for a cheery backdrop.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009
It is no sacrifice to indulge in these whole-grain and dairy-free coffee fudge brownies from Alicia Silverstone's "The Kind Diet". Serve with soy milk and vegan and non-vegans alike will love the moist, chocolaty treat. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)

This recipe from Alicia Silverstone's "The Kind Diet," is whole grain and vegan, but tastes decadent.

If you buy raw walnuts, toast them by spreading on a baking sheet. Place in a 350 F oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned and fragrant. Stir once or twice as they toast.

Coffee Fudge Brownies

Servings: 12

For the brownies:

cup whole-wheat pastry flour

cup brown rice flour

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups maple sugar

Wednesday, December 30, 2009
This book cover released by Simon & Schuster shows "Moosewood Restaurant Cooking For Health".(AP Photo/Simon & Schuster)**NO SALES**

Right about now you're probably thinking about those resolutions vowing to eat better, cook more and shed the holiday pounds.

To help you get started – and spend that gift card from your mother-in-law – here's the latest healthy-eating, better-living cookbooks.