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Jul 28 2014
The manufacturers of sugary cereals marketed to children sure know how American parents think. Although many of their products have as much sugar as a candy bar, somewhere along the line these companies figured out that labels that scream “fortified with vitamins” make Mom and Dad feel better about pouring a bowl of sweetened grain for Junior. Being jam-packed with nutrients must compensate for...
Jul 18 2014
Just when you thought that phthalates, chemicals added to plastics to make them more flexible, were off your radar, think again. Back in 2008, after these chemicals were shown to disrupt the endocrine system, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission restricted six phthalates in children’s toys and childcare products.  Canadian authorities issued similar regulations the following year. But...
Jul 1 2014
Fish tacos have become all the rage in recent years and are a specialty of the Pacific coast of Southern California and Mexico. This is a simple recipe: all the components can be made ahead of time and the fish grilled at the last moment. You can also use halibut, sea bass or tilapia in place of the salmon. Makes: 4 servings, 2 tacos each Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes NUTRITION...
Jul 1 2014
Although it's not a traditional topping for American tacos, cabbage slaw is an essential ingredient when making fish tacos. This colorful, vinegar-dressed coleslaw can be made in just a few minutes. Use preshredded cabbage to make it even quicker. Makes: 4 servings, about 1/2 cup each Active Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes NUTRITION PROFILE Diabetes appropriate | Low calorie | Low...
Jul 1 2014
Turn an ordinary taco into something special with this creamy, herb-studded sauce in place of plain sour cream. It's traditionally made with Mexican crema, a tangy-sweet cultured cream; if it's available in your area, it can be used in place of the sour cream. Makes: 4 servings, 2 tablespoons each Active Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes NUTRITION PROFILE Low calorie | Low carbohydrate |...

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