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Chicken Avocado Lime Soup Recipe from Evette Rios

by Together Counts Partner | February 26, 2015 at 12:58 pm | comments

In my family, avocado is eaten with every meal! It contains heart healthy fats that can help reduce cholesterol and gives recipes a delicious creamy texture. One of my favorite recipes for the New Year is Chicken Avocado Lime Soup. I use low-sodium broth and don’t add heavy cream. Enjoy! Evette Rios is a partner of Together Counts™, a program that inspires calorie balance from the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation.

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Tres Leches Cake Recipe from Evette Rios

by Together Counts Partner | February 19, 2015 at 9:00 am | comments

For the New Year, I’ve created a delicious version of this Latino classic with less calories. Since my family has a history of health-related diseases, including diabetes, this recipe swaps ingredients to help cut down on calories. As always, use what works best for you, and enjoy! 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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Quinoa Enchilada Casserole Recipe from Evette Rios

by Together Counts Partner | February 5, 2015 at 9:15 am | comments

My family absolutely LOVES enchilada casseroles. But did you know there’s a way to enjoy this delicious dish with more nutrients? Just exchange white rice for quinoa—it’s a good source of protein and fiber! 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. For more from Evette, visit: evetterios.com. Quinoa

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5 Fresh Fruits and Veggies to Incorporate this Winter

by Together Counts Partner | February 3, 2015 at 9:25 am | comments

Did you know that there are some amazing, fresh fruits and veggies that we only have access to for part of the year? The winter season welcomes some very unique produce that is great tasting as well as highly nutritional. Take your meals to the next level this season by incorporating these healthy fruits and veggies while adding color, nutrients, and pizzazz to your dishes! Parsnips In Season: October-May Nutritional

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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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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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