5 Tips to Spring-Clean Your Diet

by in Healthy Tips, March 22, 2016

Many folks are trying to get ready for the warm weather, outdoor activities and, of course, wearing fewer clothes. Instead of worrying about how you’ll look in a bathing suit, use these five simple tips to clean your diet and hopefully shed a few pounds. Read more

Beware of the Low-Sugar Revolution

by in Food and Nutrition Experts, March 21, 2016

If you’re trying to cut out added sugar from your diet, you aren’t alone. Make sure you’re doing it right; get the inside scoop on the sweet stuff.

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Coconut Carrot Cake No-Bake Cookies with Pineapple Cream Cheese Frosting

by in Healthy Recipes, March 20, 2016

Calling all carrot cake lovers! These dreamy cookies are a super-healthy treat, and they’re so easy to make. They are low in sugar, with only 4 grams per cookie, and made with nourishing ingredients, including fresh shredded carrots, nuts, spices and coconut. And you can whip up a batch in your food processor in less than 10 minutes.

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Have You Tried … Rose Water?

by in Healthy Tips, March 19, 2016

This century-old liquid is gaining momentum as a hot culinary trend. Have you stopped to smell the rose water?

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Nutrition News Feed: Label Transparency, Ultra-Processed Foods, The Hearty-Breakfast Myth

by in Food News, March 18, 2016

Who farmed your food?

Curious about what’s in the packaged foods you eat, where the ingredients came from, and who produced them and how? More and more consumers are demanding this sort of information and transparency, and so companies big (Kellogg’s, Hershey, Wal-Mart and Campbell’s Soup, among others) and “niche” (Fish + People, The Real Co.) are responding through a variety of labeling initiatives. “Driving the efforts are consumers’ heightened concerns about health and the environmental and social impact of food production, as well as regulatory and safety worries,” the Wall Street Journal reports. Soon we’ll probably know a lot more about the people who produce our food — a development that is as sweet as it is empowering.

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5 Cupcakes That Are Secretly Lighter — Comfort Food Feast

by in Healthy Recipes, March 17, 2016

Winter is nearly behind us, and that alone is cause for celebration. If you’re planning a coming-out-of-hibernation party, be sure to fill your spread with festive dishes that give comfort-food season the sendoff it deserves. As Julia Child once said, “A party without cake is just a meeting,” so don’t even think about skimping on dessert. To make hosting easier, skip labor-intensive layer cake and whip up a few quick batches of cupcakes instead. That way, you won’t have to deal with cutting and serving. Portion control is yet another benefit of serving cupcakes, especially for the host if there are leftovers. We’ve got devil’s food, red velvet, carrot cupcakes and more — all of which happen to be lighter than your average cupcake recipe, thanks to a few clever modifications.

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Why You Should Be Eating Potatoes

by in Healthy Recipes, March 17, 2016

Depending on whom you talk to, potatoes are either a bad-for-you “white food” or a healthy starch to include in your diet. Which is it?

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Healthy Coloring Books for Adults

by in Cookbooks, March 16, 2016

Part of living a healthy lifestyle is minimizing stress. One of the latest trends that help do so are coloring books for grownups. Even better, some of these coloring books double as cookbooks. Here’s a look into this latest trend and where you can pick them up.

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Spaghetti Squash Chicken Lasagna

by in Healthy Recipes, March 15, 2016

Have to feed a crowd? Craving something comforting? Need a quick and easy weeknight meal? Looking for a recipe that freezes beautifully? This Spaghetti Squash Chicken Lasagna checks all the boxes. While the traditional version is composed of layers of noodles, meat and cheese, I want to show you a different way of enjoying the classic dish. By swapping out the pasta layers for spaghetti squash, not only will you amp up the vegetable intake, but the lasagna-making process will become much more effortless. Adding kale to the ricotta mixture gives the dish an even greater nutritional boost. With a little prep work beforehand, you can whip up this hearty comfort meal in under 30 minutes.

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Raspberry Walnut Irish Soda Bread

by in Healthy Recipes, March 14, 2016

Let’s talk toast. Not toast toppers, like the runaway Pinterest hit avocado toast, or the popular homemade nut butter toast. Let’s talk instead about the actual toast: whole-grain bread, toasted.

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