Fast-Food Salad Roundup

by in Dining Out, July 23, 2015

Ordering a salad at your favorite fast-food joint may seem like the healthiest option, but there are lots of salads on the menu with more fat and calories than a double cheeseburger with fries. All of our salad picks come in under 400 calories, dressing included! Read more

Pretty in Pink: 6 Dishes Made Better with Watermelon — Summer Soiree

by in Healthy Recipes, July 23, 2015

We can all agree that watermelon deserves a place in the fruit salad bowl. But have you ever considered it a possible ingredient in salsa, soup or sangria? If not, now’s the time to start experimenting, as the sweet, crisp fruit is at its peak of seasonal freshness. Make your next summer menu pretty in pink with these good-for-you recipes featuring summer’s quintessential melon.

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3 Pea Dips for Summer Parties

by in Healthy Recipes, July 22, 2015

I can’t seem to decide if it’s the irresistible flavors of these pea-based dips that I like the best, or if it’s their sheer simplicity. The truth is I have been relying on these kinds of quick pea dips for years. Read more

5 Healthy Ways to Dress Your Hot Dog

by in Healthy Tips, July 22, 2015

Hot dogs scream summer and barbecue, and that’s especially true during July when it’s National Hot Dog Month. It can get boring, though, dressing up your dog with the same mustard-and-ketchup combo for every occasion. Instead, try these creative and healthy toppers that will give your old dog new life (or make the grilled chicken dog pictured above). Read more

How to Build a Healthier Potato Salad

by in Healthy Tips, July 21, 2015

One of the most-popular sides at a summer cookout is the classic spud-filled salad. Traditional versions, however, are drowning in gobs of full-fat mayonnaise, making it rather difficult to taste the actual veggies. Let the flavor of this tuber shine by making a lightened-up potato salad using these simple steps. Read more

7 Things NOT to Do with Summer Produce

by in Healthy Tips, July 20, 2015

It’s the height of the season for fresh summer produce. To help keep fruit and vegetables tasting their best, avoid making these common mistakes. Read more

Does Eating Fat Impair Your Thinking?

by in Healthy Tips, July 18, 2015

Eating a high-fat, high-sugar diet may have a negative effect on more than just your physical health — it can also be harmful to your mental health. A new study published in the journal Biological Psychiatry  examined how sugar and fat affect the normal bacteria in the intestine and the impact that has on the brain’s functioning. Read more

Order This, Not That: Healthy Airline Food Options

by in Healthy Tips, July 17, 2015

Between packing your suitcase, making sure you have the right travel documents and figuring out how to get yourself to the airport, making your own meal for the airplane might not be top of mind. If you’re not able to tote along a snack made from scratch, we’ve rounded up the best options to get you through a flight feeling full without feeling like you’ve started your vacation before landing.  Read more

Nutrition News: Time to Freeze Fish, Fruit and Veggie Fail, Calorie-Count Label Delay

by in Food News, July 17, 2015

Fresh Frozen Fish

Sushi and ceviche lovers, take note: Fish served raw or undercooked in New York City restaurants will soon be required to cool its fins for a bit in the freezer before it hits your plate — anywhere from 15 hours to a week, minimum, depending on the temperature and freezing process. The city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has issued the directive, set to take effect in August, in keeping with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations, which aim to rid fish of parasites and bacteria. According to The New York Times, however, many NYC chefs already flash-freeze their fish in order to rid it of potential pathogens, and say it does not affect taste. Read more