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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...

Foods with Naturally Occurring Probiotics

By Amy Magill, MA, RD, LDN

Foods and dietary supplements that contain probiotics are the same or similar to the good bacteria that are naturally found in our digestive systems. They can work to balance or replenish gut flora. This may provide us with health benefits.
 
Probiotics 101
Taking in probiotics through diet is a hot topic in research. It was once thought that these live cultures only helped digestive health. Now, experts say more...

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...

Vegging Out at the Ballpark: Healthy Game Day Choices

The good news is that even in the land of hot dogs and pretzels, you can find a variety of healthy options—and it seems like venues are expanding their choices every year. Here are some of the best offerings I’ve found at Major League Baseball stadiums.
  1. Dodger Stadium
This is one of the best places in the country to see a game, and the food selection also lives up to the discerning tastes of the health-conscious Los Angeles crowd more...

Mediterranean Diet Linked to Reduced Risk of Breast Cancer, Type 2 Diabetes

By Rebecca Brundidge

For much of the last 30 years, U.S. dietary guidelines have emphasized low-fat diets in an effort to decrease obesity rates and create a healthier population. This paradigm has changed, and in 2015, the previous restriction on percentage of calories from total fat was discontinued. With cardiovascular disease still on the rise (now accounting for about 1 in 3 deaths in the United States[1]), researchers continue to 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...

Healthy On the Road: Ways to Stay on Track on Vacation

By: Kristen Castillo
 
Whether you’re traveling close to home or far away, make sure you’re prepared to make the healthiest choices.
 
Avoid Snack Attacks. Anticipate your hunger by packing nutritious meals and snacks to nibble on when you’re away from home.  That way you’ll eat sensibly when you’re hungry instead of rushing to the snack bar where you’ll often find foods high in more...

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