Nutrition Advice
food bank donations

Food Bank Donations: What to Give

Food drives and the holidays go hand-in-hand. And while any food bank donation is a nice way to spread holiday cheer, the most prized contribution is cash—and not because of its frivolous spending potential. The reality is, the food bank can stretch your dollar farther than you can. So for …

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Maintaining a Healthy Weight
A table set for people dining out.

6 Tips for Dining Out Healthfully

Whether you’re enjoying a business lunch, eating dinner with a special someone or zipping through the fast food line to ensure the kids get fed before bed, dining out is as American as apple pie. Unfortunately, most restaurant dining presents a major challenge for anyone who is trying to slim down …

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Nutrition Advice

How to Build a Better Sandwich

Sandwiches are a staple of many Americans’ daily diets, and it’s no wonder: Throwing one together makes busy mornings easier. Plus, a sandwich is an ideal way to package a meal’s worth of nutrition into one tidy bundle. A solid sandwich packs enough punch to easily serve as breakfast, lunch, …

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Quick, Healthy Meals

Is Shrimp the New Chicken?

Shrimp ranks among Americans’ favorite seafood. While the mini-crustaceans may be small, they pack big nutritional punch. A bonus: One jumbo shrimp supplies only 14 calories, which means a half-dozen (about 3 oz.) add up to 84 calories—about 15 less than a 3-ounce chicken breast (about the size of a …

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Better Nutrition

Healthy Hacks: 10 Food Swaps that Don’t Sacrifice Flavor

You might think cooking and eating more healthfully means a total change in the dishes you love and the ingredients you normally use. But the reality is that there are tons of food swaps that help you keep the flavor with less fat, fewer calories, and more nutrients. “It can …

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Nutrition Tips

Healthy Summer Snacks That Satisfy

Snacking throughout the day may seem like a bad diet idea, but good-for-you snacks provide the body and brain with needed fuel. And you need to power up for all those summertime activities, like beach excursions, mountain hikes and sunset walks. “Eating something healthy every three to four hours prevents …

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Healthy Snacks

Skinny Oatmeal Bars Recipe & Video

Granola bars. Breakfast bars. Energy bars. We’re not exactly sure how to categorize these soft-baked oatmeal bars. Whatever you call them, though, they are a delicious way to snack or to fuel up before or after a workout. With store-bought brands of any of these kind of bars, you need …

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Healthy Celebrations

Mother’s Day Her Way: 6 Breakfast-in-Bed Ideas

Sure, brunch is a Mother’s Day staple. But this year, instead of making reservations, consider serving breakfast in bed. After all, few things are more indulgent to an overworked mom than sleeping past 7 a.m. Whip up a healthy breakfast (quietly), clean up your mess, then deliver the goods on …

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Healthy Eating

7 Brain-Boosting Foods: Think About What You Eat

For decades, scientists have viewed food as fuel, but the latest research suggests what you eat impacts your brain, too. In fact, study after study suggests adding certain foods to your plate can sharpen your mind, build new brain cells and may even help you remember where you left your …

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Healthy Eating
greens

Let These Greens Be Your Lucky Charms to Health

Green grub on St. Patrick’s Day is a given. And while Americans typically associate the Irish holiday with a bright green brew, that dyed beer isn’t winning any nutrition awards. Add fatty corned beef on the side, and you have a recipe for heartburn! But there are healthier ways to …

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