Healthy Dishes

Easy Ceviche Salad to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Easy Ceviche Salad to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Whip up this flavorful and refreshing ceviche salad for Cinco de Mayo, break out the chips, and throw yourself a fiesta!

Breakfast on the Go: Overnight Blueberry Almond Muesli

Breakfast on the Go: Overnight Blueberry Almond Muesli

Getting the family fed and out the door can be a challenge, but this easy, make-ahead breakfast recipe of yogurt, whole grains, and nuts is here to help.

MyPlate Meals: 10 Healthy Fall-Favorite Desserts

MyPlate Meals: 10 Healthy Fall-Favorite Desserts

This time of year makes it hard to eat healthy. Halloween … Thanksgiving … Christmas — it seems as if the march through autumn is designed to deliver as many calories as possible. It’s no wonder that the most common New ...more

MyPlate Meals: 8 Healthy, Scrumptious Brunch Ideas

MyPlate Meals: 8 Healthy, Scrumptious Brunch Ideas

Not since peanut butter met chocolate has there been a better fusion than the mash-up known as brunch. Smack in the middle between breakfast and lunch, brunch is a perfect, leisurely way to enjoy the flavors of both meals.   As the ...more

McDonald’s Big Dare: Would You Trade Your Fries for a Side Salad?

McDonald’s Big Dare: Would You Trade Your Fries for a Side Salad?

It’s been a sort of bizzaro week in the world of fast food. First Burger King goes all out introducing America to its new “Satisfries,” what the burger chain is billing as better-for-you French fries. Now in a (coincidental?) ...more

Quinoa: Superfood or Super Gross? Haters Make Their Case

Quinoa: Superfood or Super Gross? Haters Make Their Case

Just ask any American Idol winner: as soon as you rocket to success, you’re going to get haters.   A few years ago, you’d have been hard pressed to find, say, one in a thousand Americans who knew what quinoa was, much less how ...more

Would You to Shop Healthier with a Mirror? — Supermarket Savvy

Would You to Shop Healthier with a Mirror? — Supermarket Savvy

We all know we need to eat more fruits and vegetables, but could something as simple as a line of duct tape in your shopping cart — or a mirror — get you to buy more produce?   Those are just a couple of the mind-blowingly simple ...more

MyPlate Meals: 7 Ways to Sneak More Vegetables into Your Diet

MyPlate Meals: 7 Ways to Sneak More Vegetables into Your Diet

Nutrition experts tell us that half of every plate of food we eat should be either fruits or vegetables. Even for the most veggie-loving among us, that percentage can sound daunting.   Because let’s face it: to most of us, vegetables ...more

Lose 20 Pounds on the New “McDonald’s Diet.” Well, Maybe.

Lose 20 Pounds on the New “McDonald’s Diet.” Well, Maybe.

The perfect summer diet guaranteed to make you lose weight? Could the secret be just down the street … at the mall … at McDonalds? Is there really a Big Mac Diet?   Well, maybe. According to an AP story in USAToday, ...more

MyPlate Meals: Easy, Healthy Kid-Friendly Dinner

MyPlate Meals: Easy, Healthy Kid-Friendly Dinner

As anyone with children knows, getting kids to eat healthy can be an uphill battle. Not only do you have to contend with ever-shifting food aversions (yesterday they liked cheese, now they hate it), but also a near-constant stream of media ...more

MyPlate Meals: 5 Heavenly Healthy Pasta Dinners

MyPlate Meals: 5 Heavenly Healthy Pasta Dinners

Pasta is often called a guilty pleasure. However, with a little creativity and know-how, this beloved dish can easily drop the “guilty” without losing any of the pleasure.   The changes needed to transform pasta from a calorie- ...more

MyPlate Meals: 8 Healthy Sides for Perfect Easy Dinners

MyPlate Meals: 8 Healthy Sides for Perfect Easy Dinners

Think of healthy vegetable side dishes as members of a bigger dinner team. In fact, think sports. Michael Jordan, for example, was one of the greatest basketball players of all time, but without the rest of his teammates on the court, he ...more

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