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Cook Once, Please Everyone: Breakfast Burrito

by in Healthy Tips, March 3, 2011
Everyone can customize these breakfast burritos, making it a dish the whole family will love!

Breakfast burritos are the perfect family breakfast: They’re nutritious, easy and totally customizable for both picky junior eaters and adults. When I tried this at home, my kids went gaga! Here’s how to make a breakfast burrito spread to please the whole family.

Breakfast burrito how-to »

Top 10 Worst Eating Habits

by in Healthy Tips, March 1, 2011

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No one eats perfectly all the time – even dietitians! But when bad habits become common practice, you can end up with weight gain, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and a host of other potential health problems. So which lousy habits are getting folks into trouble? Here are the top 10 faux pas on our hit list, and how to avoid them. How many are part of your regular routine?

10 eating habits to stop now »

Rice Pudding, Lightened Up

by in Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, February 28, 2011
Rice Pudding
Ellie's Pumpkin Rice Pudding

I was never a rice pudding fan until a few years ago when my middle daughter starting requesting it daily. Since then, I’ve been experimenting with a few variations of this classic to help lighten up the creamy calories while still maintaining its delicious flavor.

See how we lighten up rice pudding »

Nutrient to Know: Niacin

by in Nutrients to Know, February 25, 2011
Thai Chicken Satay
Get most of your daily dose of niacin from the chicken and peanut butter in this Chicken Satay.

Though plentiful in lots of foods, many folks turn to this B-vitamin in supplement form. Find out why that might not be such a good idea.

All about niacin »

10 Ways To Eat Less Meat

by in Healthy Tips, February 22, 2011
10 Ways to Cook With Less Meat
Carrot-Ginger Soup With Tofu - Image Courtesy Food Network Magazine

Meat, dairy and high-fat ingredients are often used to add texture and flavor to recipes. Problem is, you might also be adding artery-clogging saturated fat and cholesterol. But eating a plant-based meal doesn’t mean a tasteless one — make these ingredient swaps to create flavorful, filling meals with less (or no) meat and dairy.

10 ways to eat less meat »

Ask HE: Do Cold and Flu-Fighting Supplements Really Work?

by in Healthy Tips, February 17, 2011

cold and flu vitamin c

Cold and flu supplements have become a multi-billion dollar business. As the cold weather rolls in each year, consumers fork over a pretty penny for anything that promises to keep them healthy or get them better. Are these supplements all they’re cracked up to be?

Well…Get our take »

Healthy Recipe Essentials: Stir-Fry

by in Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, February 15, 2011
Beef Stir Fry
Beef Stir Fry - Image Courtesy Food Network Magazine

In this new series, we’ll show you a basic healthy cooking technique, then share many ways to mix it up. You’ll get tons of healthy dinner ideas, no recipes needed.

Stir fries are a quick and easy weeknight dinner: They make a well-balanced meal with a bit of protein, tons of veggies and healthy carbs from rice. We’ll run you through the basic steps to get you started, then share a few ideas to liven things.

The basics of stir-fry »

Eating By Color: Red

by in Healthy Tips, February 10, 2011
Eating By Color: Red
Red peppers are one of 9 red fruits and veggies to eat now -- find out the other 8.

Each color contains different nutrients, so a rainbow-colored plate of fruits and veggies is likely a well-rounded, healthy one! In this occasional series, we explain what each color has to offer.  We told you all about orange foods, and this month, in honor of Valentine’s Day and Heart Health month, we’ve got the scoop on red-hued eats.

Learn why you should eat more red foods »

10 Foods for a Healthy Heart

by in Healthy Tips, February 9, 2011

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You probably know to lay off the fried foods and other sources of artery-clogging fats to keep your heart happy, but what about the foods you should be eating to keep it healthy? In honor of Heart Health Month, here’s our top 10 list.

10 foods for a healthy heart »