Healthy Family Meals

Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs Recipe & Video

Eating healthy doesn’t necessarily mean you need to forgo some of your favorite comfort foods, like a delicious pasta dish. It’s all about finding ways to swap out ingredients that may be high in calories or offer little nutritional value for healthier ones, especially when it means incorporating more vegetables …

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Food Safety
grilling safety tips

6 Tips for Healthy and Safe Grilling

Nothing says summer quite like the smell of barbeque. Whether you opt for brats or broccoli, firing up the grill is a fun and convenient way to get dinner on the table fast – and soak up some sunshine (and vitamin D!) at the same time. “Grilling food imparts flavor …

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Managing Heart Risk

The Truth About Coconut Oil

Contrary to popular belief, coconut oil is not a “good fat.” In fact, coconut oil had become a common ingredient in seemingly better-for-you versions of baked goods and fried foods. However, a recent report from the American Heart Association debunks this urban legend with cold, hard scientific data. It turns …

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Shop & Eat Healthier

Jicama-Mango Salad with Spicy Lime Vinaigrette Recipe & Video

If you’ve never tried jicama (pronounced HEE-kah-ma) before, let us introduce you to this low-calorie root vegetable. It’s been compared to a cross between an apple and a turnip, and it can be eaten raw (add it to a veggie tray with your favorite dip or wrap it into a …

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Healthy Meals
Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri

Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri Recipe & Video

Choosing flank steak is a great option for meat-lovers who are trying to eat healthy. What makes flank steak so ideal? First of all, it’s a pretty inexpensive choice of steak that can potentially feed a lot of people. Secondly, it’s a fairly lean cut of beef, which comes from …

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Nutritional Guidelines
Are You Missing These Needed Nutrients?

Are You Missing These Needed Nutrients?

Today’s fast-paced schedules and convenience food culture don’t leave much room for solid nutrition, so it’s no surprise that most Americans fall short in the nourishment department. In fact, more than half of all Americans aren’t consuming enough fruits, vegetables and whole grains to meet their nutritional needs. Macronutrients (carbohydrates, …

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Food Safety
How to Properly Pack a Cooler

How to Properly Pack a Cooler

It’s cooler-packing season and time to know whether your cooler is food-safety ready for the picnics, beach days, barbecues and camp-outs to come. Eating outdoors is one of summer’s most charming rituals, but with the traveling feasts come the annual, seasonal increase in food-borne illness. One in six Americans get …

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Summer Salads
Blueberry-Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint

Blueberry-Watermelon Salad Recipe & Video

A juicy slice of watermelon is pretty much the food that epitomizes summer. Refreshing. Sweet. Hydrating. Does it get any better than that? Well, maybe. If you want to up your watermelon game for a barbecue or picnic, try this Blueberry-Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint. The tart blueberries, salty …

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Food Safety
Are Food Samples Safe to Eat?

Are Food Samples Safe to Eat?

Walk into just about any grocery store, specialty market or warehouse club, and it’s nearly impossible to avoid the food samples. Retailers give consumers an up-close and tasty peek into items on sale or the newest food product or flavor. And while this is a great tactic to get you …

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Healthy Eating

Gain Control of Your Cravings

Most of us occasionally get a craving for unhealthy food. But here’s the thing: Unless you’re pregnant or nursing, such cravings are usually emotionally linked. We most often want certain foods when we’re feeling anxious, stressed or lonely, not because we have a biological or physiological need for a particular …

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