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223 N. Van Dien Avenue Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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223 N. Van Dien Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Healthy Bites: November 2011

It’s that time of year again. The holidays are just around the corner. It’s a time to celebrate and spend quality time with family and friends. Unfortunately, it’s also a time when many of us go on a feeding frenzy, resulting in those dreaded unwanted pounds around the waistline. With Thanksgiving arriving in just a few weeks, why not try a new simple side dish that will help you stay on track. The creamy texture fools your taste buds to think there is added fat – but there isn’t!


(Serves 6)

  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 pound butternut squash, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg

Steam carrots and squash until tender, about 10-12 minutes. Transfer to a food processor. Add orange juice and nutmeg. Blend until smooth. Season with freshly ground pepper if desired.

Per Serving:
Calories: 89, Total Fat: 0.2 gm, Carbohydrate: 19.6 gm, Fiber: 3.3 gm, Protein: 2.2 gm, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium 28 mg

For additional healthy Thanksgiving recipes, go to:

To make an appointment for individualized nutrition counseling, please call 201-634-5371.

For additional information about Recipe for Life programs (supermarket tours or nutrition coaching), please contact Joe Juliano at 201-447-8093 or  

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