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  • Meatless Burgers vs Beef Burgers: Dietitian breaks them down

    CLEVELAND, Oh –Meatless burgers are going mainstream at popular fast food restaurants and grocery freezers, but how do they stand in terms of nutrition next to the traditional beef burger? Lindsay Bailey is a dietitian with Akron Children’s Hospital and she gave Fox 8’s Stefani Schaefer her breakdown.

  • Fox Recipe Box: Chicken & Pumpkin Pasta

    CLEVELAND, Oh — Just thinking about the flavors in this recipe gets your mouth watering! Brandt Evans from Blue Canyon Kitchen + Tavern and Pura Vida Restaurant visited the new Fox 8 kitchen and shared his recipe for Chicken and Pumpkin Pasta with Fox 8’s Kristi Capel. Chicken & Pumpkin Pasta  Ingredients: 2 Tbsp butter 2 tsp olive oil ½ white onion, julienned 1 tsp minced garlic 4 chicken breasts, julienned 1 cup pumpkin puree (canned or homemade) 1 cup […]

  • Apple Season: Chicken Salad with Apples & Apples with Pumpkin Pie Butter

    CLEVELAND, Oh — It’s apple season and Dawn Smith from WW (formerly Weightwatchers) has some healthy recipe ideas using the popular fruit. Fox 8’s Stefani Schaefer learned how to make Chicken Salad with Apples and Apples with Pumpkin Pie Butter. Dawn also shared some ideas on how to build healthier habits into your Fall routine. Chicken Salad with Apples Serves: 6 | SmartPoints Per Serving: 0  Ingredients: 2 cups, chopped, cubed cooked skinless boneless chicken breasts 1 small, Fuji-variety apple, […]

  • It’s Apple Season — Here’s some great and healthy recipe ideas

    CLEVELAND, Oh — It’s Apple Season and there are so many ways to enjoy fresh apples. Jen Hyland is a dietitian at Cleveland Clinic Children’s and she shared some great ideas with Fox 8’s Kristi Capel. Jen also shed some light on which varieties of apples are the most healthy and why it’s so important to eat the apple skin. Apple Pie Smoothie ½ cup milk or unsweetened milk alternative ¼ cup Greek yogurt, low sugar vanilla or plain 1 […]

  • Fox Recipe Box: Lunchbox Munchie Balls

    CLEVELAND, Oh — Country chef Lee Ann Miller has packed a lot of lunches over the years and she says this recipe is one of her favorites because it’s so easy and packs a good punch of protein. Lee Ann’s friend Matt Beres is a teacher and see’s what gets kids excited at lunch. He joined Lee Ann to show Fox 8’s Kristi Capel how to put together Munchie Balls. Lee Ann is a friend of Walnut Creek Cheese and […]

  • Dig This: Fall Container Gardening

    CLEVELAND, Oh — It’s easy to turn summer porch and patio pots into gorgeous Fall creations. Ken Zawicki from Petitti Garden Centers showed Fox 8’s Scott Sabol how to add rich color and textures to create eye-catching Autumn arrangements for your yard. The Petitti team offers these tips to help you create your own beautiful Fall container gardens: Tips for Fall Container Gardening Apply the “Thriller Filler Spiller” method to create a well-balanced display – “Thriller” being the a tall, […]

  • Fox Recipe Box: Plum & Peach Panzanella Salad

    CLEVELAND, Oh — Panzanella salad is a popular Tuscan dish typically served with soaked stale bread and ripe tomatoes. Meghan Sedivy, a dietitian with Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, puts a unique twist on her version of this recipe. Fox 8’s Kristi Capel learned how stone fruit can transform a panzanella salad into a tasty feast. Plum & Peach Panzanella Salad 3 Tbsp. plus ½ cup Fresh Thyme extra-virgin olive oil, divided 3 cups Fresh Thyme sourdough bread cut into ¾-inch […]

  • Local woman gets a surprise ‘Flowerbombing’ thanks to grateful husband

    CLEVELAND, Oh — A Parma man wanted to let his wife know how grateful he is to her for all she does, so he nominated her to be Flowerbombed by Fox 8 and the Petitti Garden Centers. His letter was so touching that AJ Petitti and his team couldn’t wait to get started. Fox 8’s Gabe Spiegel has the story.  

  • Fox Recipe Box: Red Wine Chocolate Cake

    CLEVELAND, Oh — A cake that incorporates chocolate and ‘red wine’ as ingredients is just one of the delicious recipes Grand River Valley Wineries will be offering at the 8th Annual Cask, Corks and Forks Tasting event. The event celebrates the limited release of Cask 1019 red wine.  Fox 8’s Stefani Schaefer discovered why this ‘Cask’ wine is so special and she also learned how to make a chocolate cake with red wine from Grand River Cellars Winery & Restaurant […]

  • Fox Recipe Box: Garden Fresh Tomato Tart

    CLEVELAND, Oh — Garden fresh tomatoes are in full supply this time of year and Chef Bob Sferra from Culinary Occasions catering created the perfect recipe for this tasty fruit. Fox 8’s Kristi Capel learned how easy it is to make a Tomato Tart from scratch. Bob has a number of Fall cooking classes coming up at Culinary Occasions. Click here to see the schedule. Tomato Tart                            […]

  • Fox Recipe Box: The Perfect Potato Pancake

    CLEVELAND, Oh — The official chef of the Cleveland Oktoberfest visited Fox 8 News in the Morning to share his recipe for the ‘Perfect Potato Pancake’ with Fox 8’s Stefani Schaefer. You can enjoy Chef Roberto’s delicious potato pancakes Labor Day weekend at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds or if you would like to make this recipe at home, it is printed below. The “Perfect Potato Pancake” Recipe of the Cleveland Oktoberfest Ingredients 2 1/2 pounds potatoes, peeled and Grated (or […]

  • “Pair your P’s” for the best After School Snacks

    CLEVELAND, Oh — Looking for an after school snack that is both energizing and long-lasting? Danielle Dimengo is a pediatric dietitian with Akron Children’s Hospital and she preaches this philosophy to her patients every day: Pair your P’s! Fox 8’s Kristi Capel learned what that phrase means and got some terrific after school snack ideas. Click here to learn more about Danielle Dimengo and her work at Akron Children’s Hospital.

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