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Eating a little less meat — especially cutting back on red meat — has become a weekly routine for many families. Reducing meat consumption has been linked with a lower risk for heart disease, ...more
When you stock your pantry with beans, you always have a terrific lean source of protein, fiber, iron, and B vitamins handy. Plus, beans are “good carbs,” the complex carbohydrates that give ...more
One of the easiest switch-ups ever is to sub a delicious sweet potato for a regular white spud. All potatoes are bursting with vitamins, true, but the sweet potato is especially packed with the ...more
Mayo lovers, we feel your pain. Creamy, eggy mayonnaise is a beautiful thing. It’s also lousy with fat. So throw a flavor curve at your salads and sandwiches and dip into mustard! At ...more
Mediterranean couscous has become a regular in many of our kitchens, a satisfying side to meats, fish and stews. Like pasta, though, it’s made with semolina, so it doesn’t supply much fiber. ...more
Peanut butter and jelly is the go-to spread for a sandwich that kids (and their parents) love. But you can boost your calcium, iron and vitamin E intake by giving almond butter a try. ...more
Sure, you were hoping we’d say, “Eat a whole bar! Bake a batch of brownies!” Sorry, it’s not quite that easy. But a half-ounce of dark chocolate (not white or milk chocolate) a day was ...more
Buying cheese all wrapped up in those nice little slices is an easy way to put a sandwich together in no time flat. But it’s not a great way to watch your sodium intake. One slice of a popular ...more
A sweet, juicy bite of most fruits will make you think twice before cutting a big slab of high-calorie pie. Take the petite Forelle pear, which is honey-sweet (easy to grab and go, kids ...more
Change up the afternoon coffee break for a spot of tea — green tea, that is (hot or iced), and you may just shed some weight and lower your cholesterol. According to a study reported in ...more
We all know that orange juice is sunshine in a glass, and that, with 137 percent of the daily recommended allowance of vitamin C, it’s a cold’s worst enemy. But if you also want to do ...more
You’re too busy to cook dinner — again. So it’s Pizza Night! Or Chinese Night! But takeout doesn’t have to sabotage your healthy eating plans. Put the pepperoni on hold and go for ...more