Eating Healthy
Are Fast Casual Restaurants Healthier Than Fast Food?

Are “Fast Casual” Restaurants Healthier Than Fast Food?

The popularity of fast casual dining spots, like Panera or Chipotle, may be because they seem to offer healthier options compared to your traditional fast food places. Let’s face it, a sandwich or wrap seems better for you than a burger and fries from the nearest drive-thru. Plus, when most …

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Healthy Eating
A Guide to Healthy Homemade Pizza

A Foolproof Guide to Healthy Homemade Pizza

Is there a more popular food in America than pizza? While getting a pie delivered to your door or visiting your favorite pizzeria is a time-honored American tradition, overindulging in restaurant pizza too often is not a great idea for your waistline. But homemade pizza done right can be a …

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Easy Healthy Meals
Sweet Potato & Goat Cheese Frittata

VIDEO: Sweet Potato & Goat Cheese Frittata Recipe

Making an egg dish, like a frittata, is a great option for a Sunday brunch or a quick meatless Monday dinner. If you’ve never made a frittata, it’s incredibly easy — if you can scramble an egg and turn on the oven, you can handle it. It also allows you …

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Healthy Habits
Family Meals: How Eating Together Boosts Health

Family Meals: How Eating Together Boosts Health

With today’s hectic schedules, getting the entire family together to eat a meal can feel like a challenge. But research shows that prioritizing family meals has a big payoff. Eating family meals not only encourages solid nutrition, it also supports relationships. In fact, studies show that when families dine together, …

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Healthy Snacking
Protein Bars

How To Choose A (Truly) Healthy Protein Bar

Walk down any grocery store aisle, and you’re bound to find a product that looks much healthier than it is in reality. Example: protein bars. Despite the marketing lingo touting their nutritional value (Organic! All natural! Packed with protein!), some varieties can contain more sugar than a candy bar. Still, …

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Lightening Up a Favorite Fall Treat
Video: Apple Cider Donuts Recipe

VIDEO: Apple Cider Donuts Recipe

What better way to welcome fall than with some warm cider and donuts? Well, if you can’t make it to your favorite cider mill or are looking for a heart-healthy way to enjoy these seasonal flavors, check out this recipe for homemade apple cider donuts. These little beauties are baked …

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Making Healthy Choices
What 7 Food Labels Really Mean

Organic? Cage-Free? What 7 Food Labels Actually Mean

From nutrition data to health claims and certifications it can be tough to differentiate fact from fluff when it comes to food labels. Certain terms, such as “organic” and “gluten-free,” are strictly regulated by agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). …

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Eating Healthy
Salad Saviors

Salad Saviors: Power Foods for Your Greens

From the base to the fixins’, there are lots of ways to supercharge your salad. You just have to know where to start. Here are some must-have power foods to never leave off of your lettuce: The base: A good rule of thumb when choosing a base lettuce for your …

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Healthy Weeknight Dinners
Better-Than-Takeout Chicken and Peanut Lo Mein Recipe & Video

VIDEO: Better-Than-Takeout Chicken & Peanut Lo Mein Recipe

On a busy weeknights, the “What’s for dinner?” question can be the toughest one to answer. It’s not easy to get healthy meals on the table while managing a busy schedule of work, school, extracurricular activities, social commitments or whatever it is that keeps you on the go. Many of …

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Understanding Nutrition
Everything You Need to Know About Gluten

Everything You Need to Know About Gluten

In recent years, gluten has become something of a buzzword in nutrition circles. Fortunately, most people tolerate gluten just fine. However, there is a small subset of the population in which consuming gluten can lead to significant health problems. One out of every 100 Americans suffers from an autoimmune condition …

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