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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

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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 »

Ask the Experts: Top Don’ts

by in Ask the Experts, February 3, 2011

scale

As a registered dietitian, I share many of the same tips with clients over and over again. For instance, I always tell my clients to give up saying they don’t have enough time to eat better and exercise, and remind them:  Health should be a priority!

We asked nutrition experts from across the country to share their most valuable tips. We filled you in on the top dos, now for the don’ts: The things we urge clients to STOP doing in order to get healthy.  How many are you guilty of?

Get experts’ top don’ts »

Ask The Experts: What’s Your Top Get-Healthy Tip?

by in Ask the Experts, Healthy Tips, January 26, 2011
Breakfast Huevos Rancheros
One common piece of advice? Start your day with a good breakfast!

Sometimes we registered dietitians feel like broken records, giving clients the same get-healthy tips over and over again. But we do it for a reason — these simple changes work!  We polled nutrition experts around the country for their most-offered dos and don’ts.  This week, we’re starting with the dos.  How many do you follow?

Dietitian’s top dos »

Pop Quiz: How Healthy Are You? (Part 4: Fruits and Veggies)

by in Healthy Tips, January 25, 2011
Peppers
How much do you know about fresh produce? Take our quiz to find out.

The last part of our pop quiz series tests your knowledge of fruits and veggies. Think you’re a produce genius? The only way to find out is to answer these four questions.

Test your knowledge »