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SUPER BOWL RECIPES | Healthy options for the big game

ATLANTA -- Meagan Mohammadione, a nutritionist with Emory Healthcare, offers healthy alternatives to some popular Super Bowl snacks.

Fresh Herb Vegetable Dip

Ingredients
2 16-ounce containers low-fat cottage cheese
1/4 cup fresh chopped chives
1/4 cup fresh chopped basil
1/4 cup fresh chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice

Combine ingredients and mix well. Add black pepper to taste.

(A tasty alternative is to substitute the herbs and garlic for honey and cinnamon to make a fruit dip.)

Nutrition Information
Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Calories: 70
Fat: 1.5g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 6mg
Sodium: 308mg
Carbohydrates: 3g
Protein: 10g

Poster contest to help combat human trafficking

Poster contest to help combat human trafficking

ATLANTA -- All Georgia high school students are invited to participate in a poster contest to promote a national hotline for reporting and preventing human sex trafficking.

The contest, sponsored by the Georgia Department of Education, is open to students in grades nine through 12.

The posters' primary focus should be the national hotline (1-888-373-7888), presented in a creative way to grab people's attention. Judges will pick two winners -- one for an English poster and one for a Spanish poster -- from each of the state's 16 Regional Education Service Agencies.

Regional winners will receive cash prizes -- $100 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place. The winning posters will also be displayed in schools across the region.

Two state winners -- one in English and one in Spanish -- will each receive $250.

Eat out to support family of fallen Atlanta police officer

ATLANTA -- Four restaurants are stepping up to help raise money for the daughter of fallen Atlanta Police Officer Gail Thomas.

Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q and Smith's Olde Bar will donate 20 percent of sales from lunch and dinner on Wednesday.

Avellino's Pizza and Big Tex in Decatur will donate 10 percent of sales.  

Officer Thomas was killed one week ago after stopping on the side of the interstate to help a fellow officer.

Police said she was struck by a drunk driver, Chasity Jones, 22, who remains behind bars.

Thomas had a daughter, who's a junior in college.

Scott Rigsby: The UnThinkable

Scott Rigsby's life flashed before his eyes when he became a double amputee. His first thought was, "Will my life ever be the same again?" Years later, Scott became the first double amputee to compete in the Ironman World Games. This is his story.

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Kroger recalls certain frozen Aunt Jemima pancakes

(ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE) -- Grocery store chain Kroger issued a recall Monday on some Aunt Jemima frozen pancakes due to the possible presence of soy.

Included in the recall are 14.8-ounce packages of frozen Aunt Jemima Oatmeal Pancakes, Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Pancakes, Aunt Jemima Low Fat Buttermilk Pancakes, Aunt Jemima Whole Grain Pancakes, Aunt Jemima Confetti Pancakes and Aunt Jemima Homestyle Pancakes.

The pancakes were sold in stores in Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Knoxville, Tenn., plus several other Midwest and Southern states.

For those with soy allergies, eating the products could result in severe allergic reactions, Kroger noted.

ADOPT A PET: Meet Adam

ADOPT A PET: Meet Adam

 

ATLANTA, Ga. – If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half-chewed shoe or an overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local Humane Society. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers by adopting a "companion" for yourself or for your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

Special Olympics Winter Games

Watch as we head to the Special Olympics, Georgia, to meet some of the amazing athletes. These competitors are incredible and their stories are truly inspirational! What were the highlights of this year's Winter Games? Watch and find out!

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