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Salad Tulips

Use any cup-shaped lettuce leaf. The ones in our photos come from heads of radicchio and Boston Bibb lettuce. Both of these lettuce heads can be shredded or sliced to make a tossed salad when you are done using their outer leaves as tulip petals.

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Salad Tulips

Looking for a new Easter salad idea this year? Take a look at our salad tulips. They are great as one serving or as a way to serve salad on a pretty brunch table.

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Tulip Petal Salad:

Use any cup-shaped lettuce leaf. The ones in our photos come from heads of radicchio and Boston Bibb lettuce. Both of these lettuce heads can be shredded or sliced to make a tossed salad when you are done using their outer leaves as tulip petals.

Use a variety of your favorite salads to fill the leaves. We have used:

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And you can serve them as single salads or as a group on a platter:

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Chocolate Pears

Most of the time pears are poached in wine or liqueur. But you can poach them in a light chocolate syrup. We served ours with a light sprinkling of real chocolate shavings and a tiny amount of chocolate syrup.

The Importance of Side Dishes to Balanced Eating

Side dishes are awesome. Most people don’t appreciate these nutrient workhorses of healthful meals, but the right side dish actually involves very little extra prep work for a serious health reward. Of course, choosing the right side dish makes all the difference.

Resistant Starch: A Different Kind of Fiber

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Have you ever heard of resistant starch? Though starchy foods in general have a bad name, resistant starch actually has surprising health benefits. Learn how it affects your health today!

Hot Recipe: Cuban Beans and Rice

Today’s recipe will help you add more fiber to your diet, while upping the flavor of a truly amazing dish.

Omega-3 Facts for You

You probably already know that eating seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids is good for your health, but do you know the best ways to incorporate omega-3s into your diet? Check out this post for can’t-miss tips from Lynn Grieger, RDN, CDE, CPT, CWC.

Flavor Exploration: Spices

Today is the day. The last post in the 10-part flavor series is finally here! We’ve had such fun reviewing and exploring healthful ways to boost flavor so that your clients can Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right. So what’s the grand finale? Well, it’s one of the most healthful ways to give food a very serious kick of flavor… with spices!

Flavor Exploration: Herbs

Fresh and dried herbs are the true workhorses of the flavor-boosting world. With tons of varieties, including basil, thyme, oregano, sage, parsley, and rosemary, it’s easy to find a fresh new option to add to your cooking repertoire. Herbs are generally added to food in small amounts in order to provide a particular flavor.

Eat from the Rainbow

As Nutrition Month comes to a close, we offer one last way to reach this month’s theme: “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.” Today’s post is all about getting the nutrients and fiber you need by eating from the rainbow…

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