Heart-Healthy Cooking
A plate with two servings of baked salmon with mustard sauce.

Baked Salmon with Mustard Sauce Recipe

Fish is one fatty protein doctors and registered dietitians encourage people to eat. Unlike fatty meats and dairy, which have unhealthy saturated fats, the fat in fish is unsaturated and full of omega-3 fatty acids. Research shows that these fatty acids decrease risk of arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeats), which can lead …

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Healthy Eating

10 Nutrition Myths, Busted

Just when you think you have a handle on the best way to nourish your body, a new study comes out that upends what you thought. Yesterday coffee was linked to hypertension; today it staves off heart disease. Is butter okay or the enemy these days? What’s worse, the Internet …

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Healthy Treats

Raspberry-Chocolate Yogurt Bark Recipe

Sure, you could go the box-of-chocolates route to impress your sweetie this Valentine’s Day, but isn’t something homemade (and healthy) a little more thoughtful? This creamy frozen yogurt bark combines the bright raspberry flavor with a hint of rich chocolate. It’s an especially perfect treat for kids. Using a base …

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Healthy Celebrations

Recipe: Lighter Spinach Artichoke Dip

Classic spinach artichoke dip is a real crowd pleaser, especially at parties or game nights. There’s no denying that. But it can also be a ooey-gooey bomb of unnecessary fat and calories. Not all hope is lost, though. Get that creamy texture with lower fat dairy options like plain yogurt …

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Cooking Demos & Recipes

LiveWell Wednesdays: Gluten-Free Meatloaf Cupcakes

Meatloaf and mashed potatoes. It’s a classic American comfort food. So, why mess with a classic and turn it into meatloaf cupcakes with mashed potato frosting? First of all, it’s fun! This recipe is a great one to cook with your kids or to just inspire them to eat a …

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Maintaining a Healthy Weight

10 Healthy Snacks That Won’t Devastate Your Diet

Snacking throughout the day may seem like a bad idea diet-wise, but it’s actually a healthy practice. By staving off hunger, it prevents you from overindulging. Plus, it’s a great way to fill nutritional gaps in your diet. Haven’t had a serving of dairy or a vegetable by lunchtime? A …

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Healthy Treats
black bean brownie mini muffins

Recipe: Black Bean Brownie Mini Muffins

If you’re trying to stick to your resolutions and eat healthy in 2017, but still want a small treat every now and then, this Heart Smart® recipe for Black Bean Brownie Mini Muffins is perfect for you. They’ve really got it all. They’re small, and portion control is a major …

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Staying in Balance

Probiotics and More: How Healthy Bacteria Helps Your Gut

While bacteria may be best known for causing sickness, it turns out they’re also vital to preventing it, and improving overall health and well-being. In fact, a normal healthy digestive system boasts an estimated 100 trillion microorganisms representing more than 500 different species—that’s our gut microbiome. Now, a growing body …

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Healthy Eating

LiveWell Wednesdays: Vegetarian Cabbage Soup

Despite some claims made by promoters of certain crash diets or “detoxes,” let’s just say right here that cabbage soup is not a magical fat-burning elixir. Eating it almost exclusively for days on end will not give your body the nutrients it needs to sustain itself in the long run …

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Healthy Recipes
black bean quinoa burgers

Recipe: Black Bean Quinoa Burgers

We aren’t reinventing the wheel – just the burger. This vegetarian twist on a classic burger is full of tasty veggies and spices. This recipe also packs a protein, fiber and whole-grain punch with the patties made out of healthy black beans and quinoa. Serve them plain, on whole-grain buns …

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