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Lower Grilling Carcinogens by 99 Percent

The topic of grilling carcinogens is probably the last thing you want to focus on while heading up for a summer cookout, especially with Memorial Day weekend coming up. The truth is when we’re playing softball, enjoying a family picnic or watching fireworks, there’s a good chance you’re in front of a grill firing up some hot dogs, burgers, shrimp, ribs more...

How to Grocery Shop While on Vacation

By Stephanie Burt

Many savvy travelers are now opting for lodging that has an efficiency kitchen, a full kitchen or even an outdoor grill so they can cook for themselves on vacation when they’re not eating out at restaurants.
 
Choosing the right lodging is the first step, of course, but now you have to grocery shop in an unfamiliar store, which can more...

6 Tips for Dining Out While Paleo

Dining out while Paleo can take a little more thought, but is possible!  If you’ve chosen to follow the Paleo Diet, use these tips from Andi Petty of The Paleo Secret to stay on track without sacrificing dining out.
 
The Paleo Diet has become quite popular in recent years. For those of you unfamiliar – eating Paleo focuses on mimicking the eating patterns of our ancestors to the best of more...

Kombucha: Ancient Elixir and Fad Beverage

By Rebecca Brundidge
 
History of Kombucha
Kombucha’s health more...

5 Veggies You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

By: Kristen Castillo

Adding a new vegetable into the mix, whether sweet or savory, can inspire your taste buds. Soon you may find yourself lingering a little longer in the produce section to find something new.
 
Still, some veggies are lesser-known or unknown altogether! Check out these picks for five veggies you’ve probably never heard of and then challenge yourself to find, prepare and enjoy some exotic selections.
 
Nopales more...

A Guide to Healthy Portion Control from Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes

A well balanced meal consists of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, dairy and lean proteins. When eating out, it can be a guessing game as to how big or small of a portion you’re eating of these food groups. But at restaurants like Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes where you can craft your own meal from self-serve salad bars of fresh produce and buffets of scratch-made soups, pastas, focaccia, and desserts, you can be in control of the portion sizes of the foods that make up a healthy meal 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...

Veggie Burger Benefits (With Recipes!)

One tasty way to get more plants into your diet is with veggie burgers. Made with beans, soy, nuts vegetables, whole grains and similar ingredients, veggie burgers can be a smart way to add more fiber and nutrients to your day.  At restaurants, follow these tips to order the best veggie burger, and search for dietitian-recommended menu choices like those below.

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Omega-3s for the Non-Fish-Lover: Why You Need Them and How to Get Them

By Amy Magill

Omega-3s and your health
There seems to be a link between omega-3s, particularly those found in seafood, and better heart health. Foods rich in omega-3s may reduce triglyceride levels (a type of fat in the blood) and blood pressure (slightly). They may also lower the risk of heart disease, heart failure, and arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm). Plus, if you already have heart disease, omega-3s may reduce your chance of fatal heart events.
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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...

Dinner and a Show: Pairing Food with Your Theater Experience

Date Night
What you’re seeing: You scored tickets to see Hamilton and can’t wait to surprise your girlfriend with them over dinner. The smash hit musical tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, one of America’s founding fathers, through hip-hop, blues and so much more. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical depiction of Hamilton’s life is famous all over the world—it’s no wonder the show has won 11 Tony Awards.

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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...

The Top Choice is the Taco Trio at R Taco

The menu choice includes one grilled chicken fajita taco topped with pico de gallo and cilantro; one grilled fish taco topped with red cabbage, cilantro and chipotle crema; one grilled baja shrimp taco topped with red cabbage, cilantro and creamy baja sauce. All served on corn tortillas.

If you’re a taco-lover like us, R Taco is the restaurant for you. R Taco, formerly known as Rusty Taco, knows how to build more...

Good Grains for a Good Cause

Whole Grains Month, celebrated every September, is designed to showcase the flavor and health benefits of whole grains. If you’re new to the variety of grains and whole grain products now available, be on the lookout throughout the month for tips and recipes that can get you started more...

What We’re Reading: Fresh New Recipe, Menu Labeling, HIIT

Menu Labeling
Menu labeling is once again making news.  While New York was announcing a delay in enforcing their labeling rules, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., was outlining the agency’s commitment to ensuring more...

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