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Charlotte Fisher's Blog

May 23, 2017 - 9:00am

Sweet Potato Chips

We've all been there: caught with our hand at the bottom of a chip bag that is somehow now empty. We promised ourselves just a few, but what happened?

It can be easy to go overboard when it comes to snacking, particularly when crunchy, salty chips are involved. While there is no need to deprive yourself of life's simple pleasures (we're looking at you, potato chips), why not try a healthier version? Make your own chips right in your oven using vegetables like beets, Brussels sprouts, kale and sweet potatoes. You'll cut calories while enjoying the satisfying crunch we all love, without the greasy mess of a deep-fat fryer. And if you have kids, this is a genius way to get...

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May 11, 2017 - 9:24am

Mason Jar Salad

I'm always looking for healthy lunch ideas that I can make ahead and bring to work. I've gone through the sandwich phase, the soup phase and, of course, the not-so-healthy takeout phase. But lately, I've been on a new kick.

Related: 50 Cheap Healthy Lunch Ideas for Work

Enter the Mason Jar Salad. Mason jars are a choice vessel for layering colorful, nutritious veggies. You probably already have some hanging around in your kitchen. They're the...

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April 20, 2017 - 9:13am


(Photo: Starbucks)

The internet is buzzing, and Starbucks is behind it. The coffee chain has jumped on the unicorn trend and introduced a magical, flavor-changing, color-changing drink: the Unicorn Frappuccino.

It's hard to describe what exactly this coffee-free beverage is. The official description is even more intriguing: "flavors start off sweet and fruity transforming to pleasantly sour." So is it a smoothie? A milkshake?

This Starbucks drink is only available for a limited time, so I understand the urge to try the trend. But don't let magical "fairy powders," natural food colors and Instagram photo ops cloud your good judgment. This so-called beverage is really just a...

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April 7, 2017 - 9:05am


Image courtesy of Seedsheet

Ever wanted to start your own garden but didn't know where to begin? Or maybe you've tried and ended up with seeds that never made it out of the ground. But don't let your black thumb get you down. We found a product to help you grow your own veggies—even if you're lacking all-star gardening skills and outdoor space.

Benefits to Growing Your Own Food

Eat Local: Growing your own herbs and vegetables is as local as it gets. From garden to kitchen your food will have only traveled a few feet.

Save Money: Fresh herbs and produce...

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March 31, 2017 - 9:09am

Easter Candy

Easter food brings to mind family brunches, eggs (of course!) and baskets filled with Easter candy. Those pastel-wrapped treats and egg-shaped chocolates are certainly tempting, but are you getting more added sugar than you bargained for? Grab a handful of bite-sized candy and you may very well end up over the recommended daily limit on added sugars, which is 10 percent of calories, or about 6 teaspoons of sugar for women and 9 teaspoons for men. Eating too much sugar can cause your insulin to spike and over time may ramp up your risk for diabetes and obesity. And most of us get way too much sugar—the...

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