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Cranberry Toaster Tarts

Cranberry Orange Sauce

This week's recipe review brings you not one, but two recipes and a brilliant idea for combining them. Store-bought pie dough and cranberry sauce generally don't earn Guiding Stars because of salt, sugar, and saturated fat, but our team loves these recipes in our database

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Sugar Shake Up

Foods in the Mediterranean Diet

Listen to dietitians Allison Stowell and Kit Broihier discuss the state of sugar in the recording of this free, one-hour webinar. This webinar is good for one CPE credit for Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered.

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Inexpensive & Impressive Potluck Ideas

Tandoori Shrimp Skewers

When you’re the dietitian, you’re often asked for nutritious dishes, suitable for feeding a crowd at a potluck, which taste great and cost little. And when you’re the dietitian, you appreciate the question and want to provide recipe suggestions that both the home cook and crowd they’ll be feeding will be excited about. Since party season is upon us, it’s a good time to create a go-to list of perfect pot-luck menu ideas so that I’m ready the next time I’m asked.

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Kit's 2018 Thanksgiving Pick

This easy Cranberry Smoothie earns 3 Guiding Stars for nutrition, and will probably also earn you some “What a great idea!” comments from your holiday guests. True, smoothies are not typical Thanksgiving fare—which is why it’s a unique menu addition. Try serving the smoothie in punch glasses or little “shooter” cups and offer it to guests as they arrive. Or include it in your day-after-Thanksgiving breakfast or brunch: multiply the recipe to serve your crowd, then transfer it to a big pitcher so guests can serve themselves. However you decide to serve it, the creamy consistency and alternative way to feature cranberries makes it a festive and tasty choice this season.

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Herb Splurge

Fresh herbs can add a lot of cost to a meal, so for many workday recipes, it's just as sensible to swap them out for the more cost-effective dried version. When it comes to flavoring the centerpiece of your annual turkey feast, however, fresh herbs are well worth the splurge for the complex boost they'll bring to your holiday table.

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