Recipes

A chicken salad recipe with a surprising ingredient

Chicken salad is a satisfying meal no matter the season or occasion. From a baby shower brunch to a picnic in the park, it really fits in anywhere. And the recipes for chicken salad vary greatly, giving it many different…

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Healthy desserts that let summer fruit steal the show

With Michigan farmers markets full of fresh berries and other fruit, why not use dessert as a way to let those flavors shine. You could go the simple route and serve a bowl of fruit with a dollop of whipped…

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Cooking with Cherries: Get flavor and health benefits with fresh summer recipes

Michelle White eats tart cherries in one form or another 365 days a year. White is the founder of Michelle’s Miracle, a Leland-based company that makes tart cherry supplements and concentrates, distributed under the Cherry Works™ brand. She said incorporating…

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A healthy twist on your favorite BBQ condiments

If you’ve been looking for healthier, homemade versions of your favorite condiments then you’ve come to the right place. Grilling can be a very healthy way to cook the foods you love, but often times the condiments are loaded with…

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These aren’t your Dad’s burgers

Summer is the perfect time for grilling up delicious beef burgers, but doing so every weekend may not be the healthiest choice. Consider that a 3½ ounce patty made with 80% lean ground beef contains 271 calories, 7 grams of saturated fat …

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Wake up your mundane meals with miso

Keeping meals fun, fresh and interesting, especially during the hectic work week, is tough. Chicken, veggies and couscous on Monday, turkey tacos on Tuesday, simple stir-fry on Wednesday: lather, rinse, repeat. Convenience, quickness and familiar favorites that everyone will eat…

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My #HealthyMe goal: Making healthy choices

My main goal for #HealthyMe is start making healthier choices, which has more to do with feeling better as opposed to weight loss. I want to make healthy eating a lifestyle as opposed to crash dieting, which has not worked…

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Take a dip in these new takes on classic snacks

Fresh local produce in Michigan will soon be available in abundance, so why not use some of the in-season fruits and veggies to make new twists on old favorites. Popular dips like hummus, pesto and guacamole can easily be transformed…

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Think outside the pizza box: Healthy crust recipes

If you’re eating healthier but can’t seem to give up pizza, here’s some great news: When done right, pizza can be a nutritious meal full of whole grains, fiber, calcium, protein and a healthy dose of vegetables. And the first…

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