Snacking throughout the day is good for your metabolism and helps to prevent dramatic spikes in hunger, but it’s still possible to go overboard. So check your snacking habits: Are you an over-snacker?
If you like kale, try Swiss chard
This popular leafy green has an underappreciated relative! Pick up a bunch of Swiss chard and enjoy the succulent green leaves and delicate, crunchy stems.
If you like apples, try jicama
Fresh, crunchy and slightly sweet–this lesser known root veggie is low in calories (45 per cup) and high in fiber.
It’s the perfect time of year for this low-calorie, full flavored root veggie. Get your sweet potato on.
According to a recent study, disappointed fans tend to gobble extra high-cal junk following a tough loss. Whether your team puts up a W or an L may be out of your control, but you can still serve up a healthier game day spread! Score some nutritional points with these smarter spins on football party foods.
Trade greasy chips for whole-grain baked varieties and fresh veggies, then dunk into these better-for-you dips.
Every sports fan wants wings. Instead of frying, grill or broil.
Kick the Artificial Habit
Research suggests that folks who consume large amounts of artificial sweeteners may increase their likelihood to crave other sweet foods and pack on the pounds. Trying to cut back on sugar? Then cut back on the faux sugars too.
Nothing says apple season like pie and other baked goodies. These lightened-up versions deliver the flavor you love for fewer calories.
These easy, guilt-free delights make for fabulous after-dinner sweets during the week.
As a mom of two young kids, I certainly have the need to pop a batch of frozen nuggets into the oven from time to time. As a dietitian, I want to make sure those nuggets aren’t filled with junk! Here are some sensible options, three store-bought and one homemade.