Father’s Day Favorite: Buffalo Hot Wings and Honey-Garlic Wings

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Since men love buffalo wings and hot wings, I thought I would offer up a wing recipe for Father’s Day. The trick with these is preparing them on the grill. That will save you on calories and fat not deep frying them in hot oil over the stove. I love this recipe for Honey-Garlic Wings which I have adapted from Weber’s Way to Grill Cookbook. For the Buffalo Hot Wings, just combine 3/4 cup of hot sauce with 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 clove of minced garlic and marinate the wings in that ¬†mixture and continue with the grilling instructions below. Or, I love Moore’s Hot Wing Sauce if you’re in a hurry. Enjoy these during summertime, Father’s Day or Fourth of July.

Healthy Snack or Appetizer: Carrots with Low-Fat Dijon Vinaigrette

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Kelly, one of my dear friends and running partners, has been talking a lot about eating “raw” foods lately. She’s one of the most intelligent and healthy people that I know, so when she talks, I try to always pay close attention. I have always been intrigued by raw food diets and juicing. I served up this platter of fresh raw carrots with a homemade Dijon Vinaigrette, and they sure went fast. It was a simple way to get some raw veggies in the kids’ diet, but also makes a great side dish or appetizer.