Understanding Nutrition & Diet Trends
Couple cooking healthy food in kitchen together

How to Eat Well: Our Most-Read Diet & Nutrition Advice

It feels like advice about nutrition is constantly changing. One day, probiotics are a godsend. The next, everyone is talking about going keto or avoiding lectins. Our registered dietitian nutritionists regularly help sort through the noise and provide practical advice to help you on your quest for healthy eating. Here …

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Healthy Recipes
Our most popular recipes 2018

Our Most Popular Recipes of 2018

If you’re vowing to eat healthier in 2019, we’ve got some delicious recipes to inspire you and to add to your repertoire next year. From a fun frozen treat to hearty comforting soup, check out some of our readers’ favorite healthy recipes of 2018. All were developed by Henry Ford …

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Healthy Holidays
How to Have a Healthy Potluck

Potlucks: How to Celebrate the Healthy Way

Potlucks are common this time of year. Unfortunately, they also tend to be dietary landmines. Salads are topped with creamy dressings, baked potatoes are piled with cheese and sour cream, and most casseroles are high in cream, cheese and salt. “Potluck meals can be challenging, especially if you’re trying to …

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Healthy Appetizers
Video: Lightened Up Spinach Dip Recipe

VIDEO: Lightened Up Spinach Dip Recipe

Serving dips at parties, especially around the holidays or other winter celebrations, is a no-brainer. They’re easy to make and lend themselves perfectly to self-service while chatting and socializing. People love them! The trouble is, they also easily lead to mindless overeating. Making matters worse, dips are often laden with …

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Food Safety and Freshness
What Do Sell-By Dates Really Tell You About Food Safety?

What Do Sell-By Dates Tell You About Food Safety?

Between running a household, trying to meet work deadlines and managing family activities, keeping up to date with how fresh all of your food is may not be top priority. We’ve all had items sit for weeks in the back of the fridge, unnoticed and uneaten. If you’re relying on …

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Comforting Cold-Weather Soups
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe and Video

VIDEO: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup (Downloadable/printable pdf version of this recipe) Yield: 6 servings (1 cup each) Ingredients: 8 cups (about 2 small) butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks 2 Tablespoons canola oil, divided 1 cup diced onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon rubbed sage 3 cups reduced-sodium …

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Healthy Holiday Desserts
Heart Smart Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Heart Smart Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Here’s something to be thankful for: A piece of traditional pumpkin pie contains 300-400 calories and 15 to 20 grams of fat; this delicious Heart Smart® recipe contains just a fraction of that. It’s a favorite we’ve pulled from the archives of the original edition of the Heart Smart Cookbook, …

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Healthy Desserts
Cranberry Apple Crumble Recipe

VIDEO: Cranberry Apple Crumble Recipe

Eating healthy during the holidays can be such a challenge. No one wants to feel like they are depriving themselves or missing out on a favorite family recipe that only comes out once a year. This Cranberry Apple Crumble is a simple Heart Smart® dessert that offers those fall and …

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Nutrition Advice
What Milk is best

What Kind of Milk is Best?

With the dizzying array of milks appearing on grocery store shelves, you may be scratching your head trying to figure out which options are best for you. The answer is easy: Old-fashioned cow’s milk is still the best choice for nutrients. In fact, a cup of dairy milk is not …

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Healthy Pregnancy
Eating for Two

Eating for Two: Healthy Choices for Baby & You

When eating for two (or more), it’s where the calories come from that matters most. Extra baby-building calories need to come from a well-balanced diet that is high in protein, low in sugar and refined carbs, loaded with fiber, and rich in the right kind of fat—omega-3 polyunsaturated fat. You …

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