Tag: snacks

Robin’s Healthy Take: Better Brown-Bag Lunches

by in Back to School, Healthy Recipes, Kid-Friendly, Robin's Healthy Take, March 10, 2011

I love packing lunch for my two boys every day. It’s a little part of me that I send in a brown bag (actually, a thermal lunch bag.) It like to imagine them opening lunch to find my surprises. These are my favorite simple, healthy foods to pack up, plus, my easy tips for packing it all up.

Taste Test: Whole-Grain Pretzels

by in Taste Test, January 19, 2011

Attention, snack lovers! We munched on popular whole grain pretzels to find which brands stack up the best for taste, crunch, and of course, nutrition. Find out the winners (and losers) in our taste test.

5 Ways to Cut 100 Calories: Snacks

by in Cut 100 Calories, Healthy Tips, October 7, 2010

Snacking on healthy foods can help maintain a healthy weight and keep energy levels high throughout the day. The only downside — you can overdo healthy foods too! We’re taking a look at 5 healthy options and shaving off 100 calories from each.

Diet Myths, Debunked: Does Eating Late Cause Weight Gain?

by in Diets & Weight Loss, Healthy Tips, June 8, 2010

How many times have you heard that you shouldn’t eat after 8 pm? Does the time you eat really play a role in weight gain? Yes and no—we’ll explain.

Snacks to Fuel Workouts

by in Healthy Tips, May 18, 2010

No matter how you like to exercise, you need food to fuel your workouts. Your body needs nutrients both before and after to perform at its best. Since you may not always have time for a meal, have these power snacks ready to go.

The Veggie Table: Simple Snacks That Satisfy

by in The Veggie Table, January 16, 2010

When the New Year rolls around, I don’t typically jump on the resolution bandwagon; instead, I try to keep myself in check as much as possible every day, but this year is different for me. I’m scheduled for sports-related hip surgery this month and the road to recovery includes six weeks on crutches with zeroRead more

Weekly Bits: Nutty For Peanut Butter

by in Reader Tips & Comments, December 12, 2009

Peanut butter, it seems, is personal. After we tried a few brands in our taste test, we were flooded with suggestions of jars to try. One of our readers even had a great way to use peanut butter in a favorite dip. On the holiday front, if you’re still stuck on gifts to get your foodie friend, look no further than this week’s list of reader comments.

Weekly Bits: Talkin' Tuna

by in Reader Tips & Comments, October 10, 2009

Every week we publish our favorite reader tips, comments, and questions. Check out this week’s list — we might have included yours! On the menu: tuna salad, sweet and savory pumpkin, grilling with pomegranates, plus snacks to keep your appetite satisfied.

5 Snacks to Fight Off Hunger

by in Healthy Tips, October 6, 2009

Snacking is a must! It helps you get from one meal to the next — no headaches, drops in energy or stomach rumbling. The secret: choosing snacks that contain hunger-fighting ingredients. Here are five favorites.

Reading List: Caffeine Hurts Your Heart, A Look at Cheap Food & A Pro Footballer Goes Veg

by in Food News, September 4, 2009

A new (rather graphic) ad wants to keep you from pouring on the pounds, coffee and alcohol are linked to irregular heartbeats and there’s a new “veggie-filled” Goldfish snack on the market.