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Pear and Cranberry Cast-Iron Crisps

By Fit Staff - December 22nd, 2011

Recipe By American Diabetes Association
For those following a diabetic diet, this rustic dessert fits only uses 2 carbohydrate and 1 fat exchange — a manageable treat.


Panna Cotta with Fresh Berries

By Fit Staff - October 20th, 2011

Recipe courtesy of the Sofitel Hotel
If berries are too expensive this time of year, try less expensive frozen berries but you’ll have to cook the liquid down just a little more.


Pluot
 Tart

By Fit Staff - September 22nd, 2011

Recipe By Chef Chris Koch
We’d like your ideas on alternatives to the pastry dough here. Maybe cook the fruit in an 8X8 pan, cool and serve on a whole wheat cracker? Got a recipe for a whole wheat crust? Let us know!


Grape Leather

By Fit Staff - September 6th, 2011

Recipe By Sherri Brooks Vinton
I recommend enlisting the kids anytime you make fruit leather. This recipe requires an extra step to seed the grapes, making assistants all the more helpful.


Roasted Pears with Gorgonzola

By Fit Staff - August 29th, 2011

Recipe By Chef Jim Coleman
Blending nonfat ricotta with the gorgonzola, you keep the flavor but cut some fat and calories. Serve this with a salad for brunch or drizzle with a little honey for an elegant dessert.


Peach or Nectarine Leather

By Fit Staff - August 25th, 2011

Recipe By Yvonne Jones
Here’s a simple fruit leather recipe for you! The joy of fruit leather is that it’s pretty malleable and forgiving. So any fruit (or two complementary fruits) that weighs about 2 pounds can make a nice batch. And savory additions (mint, basil, brandy) sometimes work a little magic.


Summer Fruit Compote

By Fit Staff - August 11th, 2011

Recipe By Chef Jim Coleman
Most of us never tire of plain perfectly ripe summer fruit. But, if you are the type to get bored, here’s an easy way to add some variety.


Grandma’s Apple Cake

By Fit Staff - June 4th, 2011

Recipe By Beechwood Orchards
Need a good and healthy dessert to make for your Saturday BBQ or get together. Try this apple cake, it’s just like Grandma’s!


Orange Poppy Seed Cookies

By Lari Robling - December 23rd, 2010

Recipe By Lari Robling
These cookies are low in fat and sugar. The poppy seeds add texture as well as some anti-oxidants and fiber. Blending olive oil and butter in baking gives you the flavor of butter but some of the nutritional benefits of the olive oil. Low fat yogurt also replaces some of the fat content.



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Vital Signs Ep. 1 – Part 4

September 19th, 2011

Noelle Dames looks to extending the Greensgrow LIFE program. While, Joseph Mitsouras and his family preserve their share.



Vital Signs Ep. 1 – Part 3

September 12th, 2011

Joseph Mitsouras shares how his family includes children in meal planning.




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Move Over, Kale Chips! Kale Buds Are Here

By Lari Robling - April 18th, 2012

High Tunnel farming caught my eye because its extended growing season adds to the amount of local produce we get. While farm manager Aviva Asher was tidying up the winter crop to make way for spring, I discovered another benefit of local growing: use what you’ve got.

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