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Potato Soup Feature

Sweet Potato & Coconut Soup Recipe from Evette Rios

by Together Counts Partner | December 22, 2014 at 10:12 am | comments

My family loves this Sweet Potato & Coconut Soup – the flavors remind me of my family’s roots in the Caribbean! This recipe is made with sweet potatoes that are loaded with nutrients, and there’s no heavy cream. I hope you enjoy with your family! Happy holidays! Evette Rios is a partner of Together Counts™, a program that inspires calorie balance from the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation. She is also

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Holiday Cookie Swap Recipes from Evette Rios

by Together Counts Partner | December 19, 2014 at 12:38 pm | comments

Looking for a special twist on your annual holiday cookie swap? This week, I’m spotlighting some delicious versions of my favorite holiday treats with simple calorie-saving swaps! Surprise your family and friends this season with these great-tasting cookies everyone will love!! Evette Rios is a partner of Together Counts™, a program that inspires calorie balance from the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation. She is also host of “Recipe Rehab” on CBS.

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Recipe Swaps for Festive Family Parties

by Together Counts Partner | December 19, 2014 at 12:37 pm | comments

If your family is anything like mine, we’re always finding an excuse to gather for meals and parties. Especially around the holidays, it kicks into high gear. And as a Latina, the food defines our gatherings. In my mind, no holiday party would be complete without fried plantains, which I bake instead of deep fry, and rice and beans, which I swap out for brown rice (or even quinoa) and

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Ham Feature

Holiday Ham Recipe from Evette Rios

by Together Counts Partner | December 18, 2014 at 2:13 pm | comments

Is ham the centerpiece of your family’s holiday meal? They are delicious, but ham recipes can be packed with calories. When I’m making ham for my family, I use no-calorie cola to make a sweet, great-tasting baste without additional calories!! Try this with your favorite no-calorie cola! Evette Rios is a partner of Together Counts™, a program that inspires calorie balance from the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation. She is also

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Delicious, Lower-Calorie Holiday Recipes from Evette Rios

by Together Counts Partner | December 15, 2014 at 10:19 am | comments

This holiday season, with a new baby in tow, I will be hosting my very first family shin digs! Now, in Latino families like mine, food is everything. It’s how we show each other love, and how we make guests feel comfortable in our homes. A Latino host will lovingly call you “gordita” and at the same time offer you arroz con habichuelas until your pants don’t fit anymore. We

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Easy-to-Make Holiday Favorites from Hungry Girl!

by Together Counts Partner | December 10, 2014 at 9:16 am | comments

These festive Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes from Together Counts partner Hungry Girl are a delicious, easy-to-make treat to add to your holiday recipe list! Enjoy your favorites while cutting calories this holiday season by whipping up great-tasting recipes with simple ingredient swaps! For more lightened-up recipes, food finds, tips ‘n tricks, and more, sign up for free daily emails at hungry-girl.com. Hungry Girl’s Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes 1/12th of recipe (1 cupcake):

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Mom Snacks Feature

Mom-Approved After School Snacks

by Jenny Rapson | December 4, 2014 at 10:47 am | comments

I don’t know about your kids, but every day mine run into the house after school and act as if they haven’t eaten for 24 hours instead of the actual four hours since lunchtime. They’re always so hungry! And, since I don’t believe in doing homework on an empty stomach, the first thing I do is provide them with a satisfying after school snack. As a Together Counts™ Ambassador I

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Parfait Feature

Low-Calorie Seasonal Favorites From Hungry Girl!

by Together Counts Partner | November 12, 2014 at 9:24 am | comments

Just in time for Thanksgiving, this delicious, low-calorie pumpkin parfait from Together Counts partner Hungry Girl is a cinch to make for your family and friends. Enjoy your favorites while cutting calories this holiday season by whipping up smarter recipes with simple, no- or low-calorie ingredient swaps! For more lightened-up recipes, food finds, tips ‘n tricks, and more, sign up for free daily emails at hungry-girl.com.   Hungry Girl’s Pumpkin Pie Parfait Entire

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Sweet Swaps From Hungry Girl

by Together Counts Partner | October 23, 2014 at 1:11 pm | comments

Chocolate, cake… For some, these are a special treat to have on occasion. But did you know you can still enjoy your favorite sweets while cutting calories? Together Counts partner Hungry Girl is always looking to whip up smarter recipes with ingredient swaps that will help you enjoy the food and drinks you love.  The key is simply swapping in no- or low-calorie ingredients! Looking for something tasty tonight? Watch

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Back To School Meal Planning

by Anna Luther | October 9, 2014 at 11:20 am | comments

My kids are back in school, soccer is in full swing, and finding time to make dinner seems impossible. Gone are the lazy summer days of grilling some hot dogs in the fire pit or having an hour or two to whip up a salad, husk the corn and invite all the neighbors over for an impromptu cook out. These days I’m rushing kids off the bus to wash hands,

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