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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’s Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes 1/12th of recipe (1 cupcake):

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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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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’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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Making Picnics Count

by Small Fry | August 26, 2014 at 9:22 am | comments

Laying out a picnic blanket is like making your bed. As soon as that bed is neatly made, or the blanked unfurled – that’s where everyone wants to be! Even in the biggest grassiest park, our boys love to sit on that blanket and snack away and tell stories. As Together Counts™ ambassadors, we understand the importance of making time for as many meals together as possible, whether it’s indoors

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The Facts on Frozen

by Together Counts Partner | July 29, 2014 at 2:58 pm | comments

Did you know that there is virtually no difference between fresh and frozen vegetables in vitamin and mineral content? Prepared meals that are frozen deliver fresh taste, convenience and value while also helping with portion and calorie control. Here are some of the reasons you can rely on frozen foods when planning meals: Freezing Locks in Freshly Prepared Goodness Freezing is a natural method of preservation that upholds quality, prolongs

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10 Foods for Heart Health

by Together Counts Partner | July 15, 2014 at 5:56 pm | comments

We all know the heart is one of the most important parts of your body. What we don’t always know is how to eat to ensure we take care of the heart just like we would for any other part of our body. Here are 10 foods that, when combined with healthy habits like regular exercise, reducing stress and maintaining a healthy weight, can help you treat your heart well:

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Tips for Better Breakfasts

by Together Counts Partner | July 8, 2014 at 5:25 pm | comments

Based on modern science, and the wisdom of mothers throughout the ages, breakfast is a very important meal. Research shows breaking an overnight fast with a balanced meal can make a major difference in overall health and well-being, especially for children and teens. Eating breakfast can help improve behavior and school performance, as well as foster a healthy weight. On the other hand, skipping breakfast is a no-brainer, quite literally.

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