Potatoes are loaded with nutrients including fiber, vitamin C and potassium – they’re also free of fat and cholesterol. No matter which recipe you choose, potatoes are often accompanied by good-for-you veggies and herbs like celery, onions, carrots, parsley, dill and basil.
Healthy Potato Salad Tips:
- Cut the mayo in half and replace it with nonfat Greek yogurt.
- Lose the mayo all together and use small portions of vinaigrette dressing.
- Make your favorite recipe with sweet potatoes instead.
- More tips and recipes for lightening up potato salad.
One of the most controversial debates in the nutrition world – can butter be part of a healthy diet?
There’s something deliciously simple about good old butter. It’s made from nothing but cream and salt, not the laundry list of ingredients you’ll find in tubs of butter alternatives. One tablespoon has 7 percent of your daily needs for vitamin A and even a hint (45 milligrams) of omega-3 fats.
We straightened out some misconceptions about foods that don’t go in the fridge. Now here are 7 foods that will benefit from the chill of the icebox.
Restaurants go through a bottle in no time, but most home kitchens don’t. Keep ketchup fresh in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.
All those oils can and will turn rancid at room temperature (ick!). Store all your buttery goodness in the fridge or the freezer. Defrost frozen sticks in the refrigerator overnight.
Eating after exercise is a MUST for healthy muscles. Recover and refuel with these regenerating foods.
What and When?
The body craves both carbs and protein after exercise. Carbohydrates are required to replenish energy stores, while protein repairs tired muscle fibers.
To optimize results, you want to take in carbohydrate and protein in about a 3 to 1 ratio, that’s 3 grams of carbs for every one gram of protein. Depending on when you exercise, recovery food can be a snack or a meal; either way, look to these 5 recovery foods.
Most daiquiris are cloyingly sweet and filled with booze, but make your own for a much lighter version of this classic summer cocktail.
A 2-ounce portion of frozen daiquiri mix (no alcohol) has 120 calories and more than 5 teaspoons of added sugar. The quality of the ingredients is another sticky issue – most bottled mixers are filled with artificial colors and high fructose corn syrup. Pour in the rum and it’s another 100-plus calories per shot. There are better options….
Replace rum with pineapple – save hundreds of calories per serving.
Recipe: Virgin Daiquiri
It’s no secret that breakfast is important. It’s the morning fuel that kicks your metabolism into high gear for the day ahead. Make breakfast as satisfying as possible with these 5 foods.
The high-quality protein in eggs may be more satisfying than other foods. Opt for a quick omelet or burrito on busy weekday mornings and treat yourself to lightened up Eggs Benedict for a weekend brunch.
Find out why you should eat both the whites and the yolks.
The Fizzy Facts
If it were to take effect, this law would ban the sale of sugary beverages larger than 16 fluid ounces (2 cups). Fast food chains, restaurants, delis, food carts and sports arenas would have to comply. Vending machines and large bottles sold at supermarkets would not be affected.
A standard vending machine bottle of soda (20 fluid ounces) may contain anywhere from 16 to 22 teaspoons of sugar – that’s 240 to 330 empty calories! Energy drinks and sweetened teas (also part of the ban) contain high doses of added sweeteners as well.
Is your calendar full of picnics and barbecues? Keep your body beach-ready by making these healthy swaps at your next outdoor party.
Instead of: A foot-long hot dog
Choose: A regular-sized wiener
The Payoff: 350 calories saved!
See our tips for the healthiest dogs
Instead of: Over-sized burgers
Choose: Perfectly portioned turkey burgers (made with breast meat)
The Payoff: Less fat and more protein