All Posts By Karen Ostergren

Weekly Bits: Irish Feasting

by in Reader Tips & Comments, March 20, 2010

St. Patrick’s Day might be over for the year, but you don’t have to give up your favorite Irish-inspired recipes! Find new ways to enjoy cabbage and potatoes for less fat and calories with ideas from our readers.

Weekly Bits: Loving Fruits & Grains

by in Reader Tips & Comments, March 13, 2010

With our latest reader tips and comments, you share ideas for the the bulk bins, how to spice up your morning cereal and a sweet way to get more from your citrus. Plus, check out new ideas for eating your greens.

Weekly Bits: Budget-Friendly Fare

by in Reader Tips & Comments, March 6, 2010

This week, readers shared some favorite dishes that your wallet and your waistlines will love. Plus, find out one reader’s trick for cutting the fat in creamy soups.

Weekly Bits: Snacks & Spreads

by in Reader Tips & Comments, February 27, 2010

This week, check out some of our readers’ favorite film fare. Plus, get inspired to create your own condiments for a homemade taste without all the funky ingredients!

Weekly Bits: What's For Dinner?

by in Reader Tips & Comments, February 20, 2010

Every week we post healthy eating ideas from our readers, and every week our readers come back with even more tasty suggestions. On this week’s menu: roasted shrimp, salmon wraps, and whole-grain pasta to fool the pickiest eaters. Hungry for more great comments? Check out our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Weekly Bits: Love Is in the Air

by in Reader Tips & Comments, February 13, 2010

Planning to enjoy Valentine’s dinner at home? Make sure to check out our readers’ cooking tips for a romantic veggie side dish. Plus, treat your heart — and your tastebuds — with creamy, buttery avocado.

Weekly Bits: Game-Day Grub

by in Reader Tips & Comments, February 6, 2010

Super Bowl Sunday ranks second–behind only Thanksgiving–for food eaten in a single day. All those wings, pizza, creamy dips and beverages can rack up calories and fat pretty quickly–hours of sitting and watching the game doesn’t help, either. Check out this week’s list of reader comments for ways to avoid excessive celebration penalties during the big game. And because Super Bowl snacks can turn into quite a spread, read up on strategies for staying healthy when hitting a buffet.

Weekly Bits: Buffet Dining & a Sweet Ending

by in Reader Tips & Comments, January 30, 2010

Ever felt overwhelmed at a buffet? Check out some of our readers’ approaches to staying on track when faced with a feast. Plus, more love for homemade pudding and a nutrition question on brining a turkey.

Weekly Bits: Snack Happy

by in Reader Tips & Comments, January 23, 2010

Snacks are an important part of any healthy eating plan — provided you’re snacking on the right things. This week’s compilation of reader comments has plenty of healthy between-meal ideas, from favorite snack bars and homemade granola to a frozen treat for your sweet tooth.

Weekly Bits: In Season Now

by in Reader Tips & Comments, January 16, 2010

Every week we post helpful tips from readers about how they’ve fit healthy eating choices into their lives. On this week’s menu: plenty of produce in season now. Plus, the inside scoop on a popular weight-loss plan.