Fun, Healthy Treats
Frozen Yogurt Berry Bites Recipe & Video

Frozen Yogurt Berry Bites Recipe & Video

There’s nothing better than a frozen treat on a hot day, especially they don’t need to leave you feeling guilty. These frozen yogurt berry bites are easy to make, cute as can be, and low in fat and calories. If you are looking for ways to get your kids into …

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Healthy Eating
Beat the Heat: 5 Tips for Summer Cooking

Beat the Heat: 5 Tips for Summer Cooking

When outside temps are roasting, firing up the oven inside can feel like a herculean feat. The good news: Summer cooking can be cool and easy with a little creativity and planning. “Salads, sandwiches and other grab-and-go meals are big hits when summertime activities interfere with meal planning,” says Julie …

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Nutrition Advice
Alternative Diets: What You Need to Know Before Going Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free or Raw

Alternative Diets: What You Need to Know

Eating specialized or alternative diets has been trending in the dietary space for decades. With promises of everything from a slimmer figure and younger-looking skin to optimal health and longevity (some of which may be true, some just hype), it’s no wonder so many Americans are eliminating problem foods from …

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Healthy Appetizers
Mini Southwest Stuffed Peppers with Cilantro Yogurt Sauce

Mini Turkey Taco Stuffed Peppers Recipe & Video

Whether you’re having friends over and need an appetizer to serve or you’re whipping up snacks for a quiet night on the couch with your DVR, these mini stuffed peppers are the perfect healthy nosh. They’d even make a great addition to a simple dinner with healthy sides like HeartSmart …

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Understanding Dietary Guidelines

The Hidden Sources of Sodium in Our Diets

It’s no secret that Americans ingest too much sodium. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that Americans consumed about 3,400 mg of sodium daily in 2013 – far above the American Heart Association’s “ideal” intake of 1,500 mg daily. But it’s not all coming from the saltshaker. …

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Nourishing Body & Mind
Buddha bowl

Sweet Potato & Brussels Sprout Buddha Bowl Recipe & Video

When trying to eat healthy or follow a special diet (vegan, gluten free, dairy free), it’s always a good idea to cook meals that not only taste good but excite your other senses as well. Meals that smell delicious. Vibrant, colorful ingredients that make you want to snap a picture …

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Nutrition Advice

Food As Medicine

With all of the disease-fighting nutrients, healthy fats and powerful vitamins and minerals in what we eat, it’s no wonder Hippocrates proclaimed that food is medicine. The ancient Greek medical mastermind was ahead of his time when he advised people to prevent and treat diseases by eating a nutrient-dense diet. …

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Eat Your Veggies
asparagus with ginger

Sautéed Asparagus with Ginger Recipe & Video

Did you know that Michigan is home to the self-proclaimed “Asparagus Capital” of the nation? Every year, towns in Oceana County on the west coast of the lower peninsula pull out the stops to celebrate their bounty of this perennial vegetable (one of the few that come back each year) …

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Nutrition Advice

Cooking for One? 7 Healthy Tips

Cooking for one person requires just as much preparation and planning as cooking for 10. The same rules apply: Fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables and round out your meals with whole grains and lean protein. The key, of course, is making sure you have ingredients on hand …

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Healthy Meal Ideas

Fish Tacos with Avocado-Cilantro Sauce Recipe & Video

Mexican food doesn’t have to be off-limits if you are trying to eat healthy. The key is focusing on bold flavors and fresh ingredients, not the excessive amounts of cheese or fried foods that can dominate the menu at many Mexican restaurants. When you are looking for something fresh and …

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