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ABC News 10 Sac & Co Features Aprilanne’s Quick n’ Easy Back to School Meal Idea

by on Oct.20, 2011, under Food & Wine, Healthy Recipes, Nutrition News, The Party Girl Diet

It’s All About Fresh, Fast, and Easy Dinner Ideas When Party Girl Diet Author Aprilanne Hurley stops by the ABC News 10 Kitchen for a Back to School Nutrition “Show & Tell” with Host Guy Farris:

Hot & Spicy Pasta Puttanesca is an easy, healthy dish to serve a hungry brood
Pasta Puttanesca – an easy, healthy dish that’s perfect to serve a hungry brood!

Variations of the “quick n’ easy recipes featured in this TV segment can be found in the two weeks of delicious and nutritious 10-Minute Recipes found in The Party Girl Diet book, available on Amazon.

The Party Girl Diet’s version of Pasta Puttanesca can be found on PartyGirlDiet.com ~ Enjoy and “keep the party going!”

Special thanks to the ABC News 10 and Sacramento & Company team for a fun morning in beautiful Sacramento, CA!


Aprilanne recommends “stuffing peppers” with your leftover rice casseroles to “mix things up!”

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Aprilanne Dishes Healthy BBQ Ideas on ABC News 10′s Sac & Co

by on Sep.01, 2011, under Food & Wine

Aprilanne Hurley Dishes Healthy BBQ with Sac & Co host Guy Farris

Aprilanne Hurley with Sac & Co host Guy Farris

Party Girl Diet Author Aprilanne Hurley’s Dishes Healthy and Delicious “Do-Ahead” BBQ Tips with host Guy Farris – During one of her ABC 10′s Sacramento & Company Appearances on The Party Girl Diet’s Big City Tour!


When it comes to healthy grilling  - Aprilanne offers a few simple tricks that can up your cancer protection and allow you more time to spend with your family and friends at your next outdoor party:

  1. Marinate your meats and chicken in olive oil, and healthy herbs and spices, which will help protect you from the carcinogens caused by cooking meat on the grill.
  2. Be creative and replace the typical burgers and  dogs with gourmet varieties of chicken and turkey sausages, and marinated chunks of grilled chicken.  Health Bonus:  Using smaller cuts of meat will take less time to cook and offer less carcinogen causing exposure to grill flames.  Kabobs are a great option (see below) and turn frequently to avoid burning.
  3. Pre-cook your meat and place on wooden kabobs with an assortment of colorful veggies and fruit chunks
  4. Marinate your veggies and fruit in low-fat, low-salt dressings, and/or olive oil based marinades.  Good News – vegetables and fruit do not create the HCA’s (cancer causing carcinogens) when cook on the grill!
  5. Prepare a healthy and delicious “Do-Ahead” beverage to serve your guests such as:
  6. The Party Girl Diet’s Virgin Pomegranate Sangria – see recipe below:

The night before your party – place all of the following ingredients in a large pitcher and feel free to substitute any or all of the fruit for what you have in:

  • 1/2 large bottle of no sugar added pomegranate juice (For alcoholic sangria – use a bottle of red wine – choose a variety that is not too sweet or expensive)
  • 1/2 container of Vitamin D/Calcium Enriched Orange Juice
  • 4 skinned and sliced kiwi fruits
  • 2 washed and thinly sliced oranges
  • A dozen strawberries (organic) sliced
  • 1 can pineapple chucks with juice

Let all of the flavors of the ingredients meld in the pitcher overnight.

Right before serving, add ice, and if you wish to have a “sparking” effect – top off the pitcher with some “sparkling pomegranate natural” soda.

To serve – use a wooden spoon to scoop some fruit into individual (plastic if outdoors) rocks glasses and pour or ladle in the liquid.  Garnish with an orange slice, strawberry, etc – and ENJOY!

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