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How to Stick to Your Diet When Dining Out

By Dr. Serena Goldstein, ND
 
A poor diet can lead to weight gain, as well as issues like type 2 diabetes, hormone imbalance (e.g., low testosterone, polycystic ovarian syndrome), blood sugar dysregulation, heart disease, depression, anxiety, insomnia, unhealthy gut bacteria, thyroid disorder, nutrient deficiency, and constipation, to name a few. Creating lifestyle strategies to make the most nutritious choices when dining out, cooking, or at parties, for more...

3 Fall Salad Recipes from Greatist

As the weather is cooling down and your crock pot is heating up, you may be thinking it’s time to forgo the salads in favor of more classically seasonal choices like soup or something pumpkin.  Instead of packing away those salads like your shorts and flip flops, give them fall flavor with seasonal ingredients like root vegetables, Brussels sprouts, apples and similar foods.  more...

3 Healthy Microwavable Meals

With a microwave, you don’t have to wait for the oven to heat up or a pot of water to boil on the stove. All it takes is a few simple ingredients and the press of a button to get dinner ready fast.

Microwave Use 101
Before sharing some recipes, let’s get a few things straight about using a microwave:
  • Radiation: Microwaves do leak some electromagnetic radiation, but no more than your cellphone or laptop does. more...

3 Leafy Green Recipes So Good You’ll Think They’re Bad

By Sara Lucero

Throughout the year, we hear about the benefits of eating more fruits and vegetables. This is even more true during September, Fruits and Veggies More Matters Month. Whether you are picking them fresh from your own garden, defrosting your favorites from the freezer or pulling out the can opener for a quick addition to your meal, making half your plate fruits more...

What You Eat Matters. So Does What You Don't Eat.

Courtesy of Oldways

By Kelly Toups, Whole Grains Council Program Manager

These headlines often fall into one of two categories: what to eat, and what not to eat. The trouble is that most foods are only “good” or “bad” in the context of what they’re replacing. For example, many would agree that juice is certainly more...

Smart Start to the Day! Healthy Breakfast Ideas

By: Blaire Newhard, MLA, RD
 
Having a breakfast with a good balance of protein, carbohydrates, and fat will give you the energy and nutrients you need to get your day started on the right foot. In addition, research is indicating that your breakfast habits may impact your risk of heart disease. 
 
Here are some tips more...

Veggie Pizza Makes Backyards Sizzle

 
  1. Start with dough. Although there are prebaked pizza crust “blanks” for sale at most grocery stores, using them on a grill won’t work—they will burn before your toppings get a chance to cook. For an all-around better pizza, start with dough. Many grocery stores also sell raw pizza dough in the deli section, or you can make your own in just minutes. It more...

Veggies in the Spotlight at Restaurants

This means even more delicious ways for you to get your veggies during the week!  Restaurants offer the unique opportunity to try new vegetables and preparations without the work on your part.  Restaurant chefs also happen to be experts at whipping up delicious choices that make the most of ingredients.  Restaurants are making vegetables shine in so many tasty ways these days that you’ll find it hard to resist getting more into your diet.  Here are just a few ways more...

Fail-Proof Ways to Grill Fish

By Stephanie Burt

It’s true—grilling fish can be tricky. But if you’re willing to plan a little, the rewards of a grilled slab of swordfish or tuna tattooed with perfect grill marks can be yours.
 
To help you out, we consulted the experts. “I have conducted countless experiments on how to grill fish successfully,” says Wayne Samiere, founder, president and CEO of Honolulu Fish more...

15 Mouthwatering Mediterranean Recipes

By Nikki Anschick
The Mediterranean Diet has earned a reputation for being one of the healthiest diets around, especially for heart health. Many doctors and registered dietitians recommend the Mediterranean Diet as a guideline for clients with various health concerns and weight loss goals to obtain optimal health.

The main components of this diet include plant-based foods, such as fruits, vegetables and legumes, whole grains, fish, olive oil, and nuts. Plant-based food and more...

Skip the Meat. Grill These Instead.

Grilling season may bring to mind fat steaks and burgers, but for many, the grill is becoming a smart way to cook more meatless choices.  There’s little doubt that vegetarian, vegan, flexitarian and Meatless Monday diets are on the rise, thanks to increasing concern for the environment and a growing body of research pointing to the benefits of a plant-based diet.  Science is uncovering more and more more...

20 Healthy Fruit Recipes to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

By Kristen Castillo

Go with old favorite fruits or try something new with recipes like these.
 
  1. Spring Mix Salad with Blueberries, Goat Cheese and Walnuts. Bursting with blueberries, this spring mix salad features goat cheese and walnuts, is low carb and gluten-free more...

Tips for Whole Grain Summer Nutrition

Summer has officially started.  Backyard barbecues, pool parties, July 4th celebrations and more bring plenty of fun and opportunities for good food shared with family and friends.  Make the most of your summer fun with food that doesn’t just taste good but also treats you well.  Fresh fruits and vegetables can boost salads, burgers and beach-side snacks.  Lean proteins can take the usual barbecue fare to nutritious new levels while also helping curb hunger more...

Legumes: A Little Food with Big Benefits

Legumes are a little food with a big effect!  They’ve been in our kitchens and on our plates for thousands of years and are only becoming trendier, thanks to the growing popularity of veggie-rich diets and plenty of related health benefits.  From the red lentils in your curry and the more...

Jackfruit: What It Is and Why You Should Care

By Sara Lucero

Similar to tofu, this jack-of-all-trades piece of produce is also known for taking on just about any flavor with which it’s prepared.    For restaurants adding more vegetarian and vegan options to menus, this new option is adding variety and interest to the menu.  For individuals, jackfruit is making meatless an easy choice for vegetarians and carnivores alike more...

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