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Taste Test: Fast Food Oatmeal

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

oatmeal

Oatmeal is the latest healthy food to hit fast food joints around the nation. But how healthy (and tasty) are these fast food versions? We tested some of the most popular offerings to see how they stacked up.

See which oatmeals beat out the competition »

Healthy Eating for Holiday Shopping

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

holiday shopping

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 while you’re out shopping. Plus, how to keep your appetite at bay while you’re bargain-hunting.

Dos and don’ts for healthy holiday shopping trips »

Restaurant Menu Tricks

by in Dining Out, October 20, 2010
Salmon With Edamame
Healthy restaurant choices are possible with our menu-decoding tips.

Americans eat almost a third of meals away from home, but trying to order healthy choices can get tricky. Calorie counts found in many restaurants can make it easier, but menu booby traps may leave you with more calories than you bargained for.  Luckily, you can walk into a restaurant armed with our smart tips.

Restaurant menu tricks, decoded »

6 Healthiest Ethnic Cuisines

by in Dining Out, Healthy Tips, October 12, 2010
Greek Salad
Greek Salad - Photo by Con Poulos/Food Network Magazine

You might not think of ethnic cuisines as “healthy” foods, but they absolutely can be part of a healthy diet — just skip the fatty, huge,  Americanized versions.  Here are the 6 healthiest international cuisines, plus common pitfalls to avoid.

Find out which 6 cuisines won out »

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 popular quick-service spots.

Find Out What to Order At The Fast Food Counter:

Order This, Not That: Dairy Queen

by in Dining Out, August 12, 2010

frozen yogurt

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.

See what to order and what to avoid »

Dining Out: Fair Food

by in Dining Out, July 22, 2010

fair food

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. Here’s how to enjoy those old favorites, sensibly.

Get our fair-food tips »

Dining Out: Brunch

by in Dining Out, March 25, 2010

scrambled eggs

Some folks make brunch a weekly event, while others save the big weekend breakfast for special occasions. No matter when or where you go, you don’t want to overdo it. Here is a rundown of popular brunch fare and tips to making your experience a healthy one.

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Dining Out: Theater Concession Stands

by in Dining Out, February 25, 2010

popcorn

You may love to take your family to the movies, but you’ll 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 a couple of these and you might gobble up two days worth of calories in two hours.

So what’s a movie-goer to do?

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Dining Out: All-You-Can-Eat Buffets

by in Dining Out, January 28, 2010

Dessert Buffet
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 table.

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