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

This comforting Roasted Butternut Squash Soup recipe is low in fat and packed with fiber to keep you full longer. Winter squash, like butternut or other varieties, also features nutrients like potassium, vitamin C and vitamin B6, which are essential for bone health and strengthen your immune system. The orange …

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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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Healthy Holidays
How to Recover from a Sugar Binge

How to Recover from a Sugar Binge

Steering clear of sugar this time of year is an ambitious goal. Between pumpkin patch visits, Halloween parties and trick-or-treating (and the holidays that are right around the corner), you’re bound to come face-to-mouth with your favorite sugar fix. Despite what most folks believe, however, it’s actually okay to indulge …

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Plant-Based Eating
Video: Vegan Enchiladas Recipe

VIDEO: Vegan Enchiladas Recipe

Interest in eating plant-based diets has grown substantially over the last few years. In fact, the number of people identifying as vegan in the United States has grown 600 percent since 2014 (from about 1 percent of the population to about 6 percent). While there are many reasons people are …

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Tips for Eating Healthy
Hold the Butter? Your Guide to Healthy Spreads

Hold the Butter? Your Guide to Healthy Spreads

For many Americans, bread is a dietary staple. We eat it in the morning (in toast form), in the afternoon (to hold together a sandwich) and with the evening meal (for dipping). While the whole-grain variety of this tasty staple boasts plenty of vitamins, minerals and other healthful nutrients, it …

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