7 Healthy Halibut Recipes

by in Healthy Recipes, July 24, 2015

Halibut is one of the lower-cholesterol and -fat seafood options out there. A 3-ounce serving has about 115 calories, 22 grams of protein, 2.5 grams of fat and about 35 milligrams of cholesterol. With a flaky consistency and knack for holding together during cooking, it’s a great fish option for a variety of dishes. Read more

Nutrition News: Super-Healthy Olives, Cartoon-Character Cookie Effect, Local Eating Is In

by in Food News, July 24, 2015

Feel Good About Olives

Are olives a food you can feel good about eating? A panel of nutritionists and diet experts polled by Time magazine all say olives make a very healthy snack indeed. They point out that about four large olives have only about 20 calories, are nutritionally rich and contain about two grams of healthy monounsaturated fat, which benefits your heart, your brain and your belly. What’s more, olives are packed with antioxidants like biophenols, which keep bad cholesterol from building up in your artery walls. They’re also anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial, and aid in disease prevention. Plus, as a fermented food, they offer gut-friendly bacteria. One drawback: Because they are cured, olives may be high in salt, so the experts suggest you compensate by cutting out another salty snack. A small price to pay … Read more

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

Should You Be Focusing on Calories?

by in Diets & Weight Loss, July 19, 2015

The common wisdom of the dieting world has always been that in order to lose weight (or avoid gaining it), counting calories is key. Or is it? 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