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Taste Test: Fast Food Oatmeal

by in Dining Out, Taste Test, April 5, 2011

Oatmeal is the latest healthy food to hit fast food joints around the nation. We tested the most popular offerings see how your favorite stacked up. Is choosing oatmeal as a quick and easy breakfast really your best bet?

Healthy Eating for Holiday Shopping

by in Dining Out, Healthy Holidays, December 8, 2010

It’s the heart of the holiday shopping season: Malls are flooded, parking lots are jam-packed, and your inbox is overflowing with e-coupons. Whether you’re hitting up the food court or doing your shopping online, keep these tips in mind. You wouldn’t fall for an overpriced sweater deal, so don’t fall for these food traps whileRead more

Restaurant Menu Tricks

by in Dining Out, October 20, 2010

The U.S. Department of Agriculture found that Americans eat 29 percent of out. But trying to order healthy choices can get tricky. Calorie counts found in many restaurants can make it easier, but with so many boobie traps many folks end up more calories than they bargained for. Luckily, you can use our smart tips for making healthier choices the next time you eat out.

6 Healthiest Ethnic Cuisines

by in Dining Out, Healthy Tips, October 12, 2010

Some ethnic cuisines have gained a bad wrap. The ridiculously high calories and fat can be blamed on the Americanization of the food – typically, the addition of too much fat and oversized portions. So whether you’re dining out or cooking at home, these 6 ethnic cuisines can absolutely be part of a healthy diet—just be sure to avoid those common pitfalls.

Big Chains: Order This, Not That

by in Back to School, Dining Out, September 3, 2010

Back to school means a return to hectic days, and while we always want to cook a wholesome meal at home, sometimes there’s only time for a pit-stop at the drive-through. But wait — that doesn’t mean you have to give up on healthy eating!  Learn what to choose (and what to avoid) at popularRead more

Order This, Not That: Dairy Queen

by in Dining Out, August 12, 2010

I remember back when DQ only had vanilla and chocolate soft serve, and maybe a few sundaes to choose from. Nowadays the menu is bursting with all kinds of frozen concoctions. We scanned the options for the best (an worst) offerings.

Dining Out: Fair Food

by in Dining Out, July 22, 2010

One of the highlights of my childhood was going with my parents to street fairs and carnivals. My dad made it a point that we try everything from the gyros to Polish sausages to caramel apples. By the time we rolled home, we were all moaning and groaning from stomach aches

Dining Out: Theater Concession Stands

by in Dining Out, February 25, 2010

You may love to take your family to the movies but want to shield their eyes from the concession stand. Buttery popcorn, pizza, nachos, french fries, hot dogs, slushies, ice cream and gobs of candy sound appealing, but chow down on some of these options and you might easily gobble up two-days worth of calories in just two hours.

Dining Out: All-You-Can-Eat Buffets

by in Dining Out, January 28, 2010

What’s not to love at those all-you-can-eat buffets? Well, the calorie overload, for one. I enjoy a big buffet as much as the next gal (especially in Vegas!), but there’s nothing good about walking away overstuffed. Here are some tips for your next trip up to the buffet table.