7 Ways to Jump-Start Your New Year’s Resolutions

by in Healthy Tips, January 1, 2016

Losing weight and getting healthy isn’t something that happens once a year — it’s something that should last a lifetime. Instead of waiting until January 1 to start planning your healthy eating resolutions, start doing these seven things today.

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8 Healthy Food Trends to Look for in 2016

by in Healthy Tips, December 31, 2015

Food trends come and go. While many are fabulous, others make you scratch your head in disbelief. The healthy food trends forecast for 2016 were created to help fit into your hectic lifestyle and also enjoy indulgences (in moderation, of course). Here’s what you’ll be seeing in the upcoming year.

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9 New Year’s Resolution Diet Mistakes You’re Already Making

by in Healthy Tips, December 30, 2015

Don’t be duped by bad diet advice. To achieve optimum health in the new year, steer clear of these diet don’ts, and stick with our advice on what to do.

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6 Kitchen Hacks for Champagne

by in Healthy Tips, December 29, 2015

After you pop the cork for all the holiday festivities, don’t let the leftovers fizzle! Save the extra bubbly for these innovative culinary goodies. Read more

Can Beer Be a Part of a Healthy Diet?

by in Healthy Tips, December 28, 2015

Frosty craft beers are hotter than ever, and there’s way more to them than just cracking one open to watch the game. Beer enthusiasts are touting their favorite specialty batches for everything from food pairings to exercise recovery. Can these popular brewskis be part of a healthy diet?

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5 Myths About Bacon – Busted!

by in Healthy Tips, December 27, 2015

According to market research, 80 percent of American households have bacon on their weekly grocery list, contributing to the over 1 billion finger-licking servings being dished out each year. Along with the popularity of pork fat comes many misconceptions — let’s set the record straight on some of the most-popular bacon folklore.

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Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole

by in Healthy Recipes, December 26, 2015

Comfort food in a big ol’ casserole dish: These cheesy, creamy mashed potatoes are exactly the satisfying dish you want to scoop up when it’s chilly outside. And they’re a must-have for your winter table.

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No-Bake Mini Gingerbread Cheesecakes

by in Healthy Recipes, December 25, 2015

Cheesecake was my favorite kind of cake when I was growing up. In fact, every year on my birthday, my family would get two cakes — a yellow or chocolate cake for the normal birthday partygoers and a mini cheesecake for moi.

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Pecan Pie Biscotti

by in Healthy Recipes, December 24, 2015

Pecan pie is an iconic dessert here in the South, and during the holidays, many are torn between having to choose between pumpkin pie and pecan pie. It’s quite a dilemma, let me tell you, but as for me, I’m more likely to reach for the rich, gooey and almost caramel-y pecan offering. While I wholeheartedly cherish the special time with my slice, served a la mode most likely, it is far too decadent to enjoy on a frequent basis. So when I find myself craving the flavor but not necessarily all of the calories, butter and sugar, I make these pecan pie biscotti. The bonus is that they’re perfectly portable, so these twice-baked cookies can easily accompany you wherever your holiday plans may take you.  Read more

Our Best Healthy Recipes of 2015

by in Healthy Recipes, December 23, 2015

Despite hectic schedules, much time this year was spent in the kitchen whipping up wholesome meals instead of relying on takeout. Throughout 2015, the recipes in our trove most relished by readers ran the gamut from creamy, comforting hummus to Parmesan-amped zucchini. These 11 dishes came to the rescue most often for home cooks staying in for the night.

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