Healthy Smoothies

MyPlate Meals: 7 Smart Ways to Get More Fruit into Your Diet

MyPlate Meals: 7 Smart Ways to Get More Fruit into Your Diet

Back when our parents were growing up, they needed only to remember than “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” The expectations are a bit higher for us today. Nutrition experts now recommend that we get at least 1 1/2 cups of ...more

Healthy Energy Boosts for When You Need Them the Most

Healthy Energy Boosts for When You Need Them the Most

Before you reach for that mid-afternoon snack for an energy boost to carry you through to the end of the day, consider the fact that you might be doing yourself more harm than good (unless you make these healthy snacks.)   According to a  ...more

Corndogs & Coconut: On a Schtick at the Iowa State Fair

Corndogs & Coconut: On a Schtick at the Iowa State Fair

Corndogs, brownies, bacon-wrapped anything: Old News. The Iowa State Fair this year (Aug. 8-18) in Des Moines has updated its famous menu of walk-and-go food to include new selections like Shrimp Corndogs, Fried Brownies — of course ...more

That Healthy Fruit Smoothie? It’s <i>Really</i> Good for You!

That Healthy Fruit Smoothie? It’s Really Good for You!

Think about it! Think about a healthy diet with lots of low-cal, no-fat berries. In fact, raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries might be even healthier than we thought. (Click here for low-cal fruit smoothie recipes.)   According to ...more

Skip the Lactose: Switch to Non-Dairy Milk—Know Your Label Lingo

Skip the Lactose: Switch to Non-Dairy Milk—Know Your Label Lingo

Whether you’re lactose intolerant or just looking for a different flavor to pour over your cereal or steam up in your latte every morning, there are lots of non-dairy “milks” on most grocery store shelves. They all have pluses ...more

Easy New Year’s Resolutions: Start the Day with a Smoothie!

Easy New Year’s Resolutions: Start the Day with a Smoothie!

Want a satisfying super-healthy breakfast that takes only 10 minutes to make and gives you healthy servings of fruit and dairy? All you need is a cup of low- or nonfat milk, 1/3 cup plain or fruity yogurt, and 2 cups of fresh or frozen fruit ...more

Counting the Calories in your Soda: Food News

Counting the Calories in your Soda: Food News

If you’d rather be oblivious to the number of calories in your favorite soft drink, well, hate to break it to ya, but your days of ignorant bliss are about to fizzle out.   The Associated Press reports that Coke, Pepsi, and Dr Pepper ...more

Liquid Lunch: Healthy Juice Drinks on the Rise

Liquid Lunch: Healthy Juice Drinks on the Rise

Whether you just want to get healthy, have an addiction to late night infomercials (“With the Jack La Lanne Power Juicer you always know it’s fresh!”), or just really like a true liquid lunch, odds are you’ve given juicing a try at some ...more

Michelle Obama Honors Kid Cooks at State Dinner

Michelle Obama Honors Kid Cooks at State Dinner

Ask our kids to whip up a dish, and you can pretty much count on them ripping open a box of mac and cheese. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t plenty of other children out there with some serious culinary chops — at least 54 ...more

Living’ Large: Dairy Cows Get the Star Treatment

Living’ Large: Dairy Cows Get the Star Treatment

Ahhh, life on the dairy farm. A little grazing here. A little massage there. Sure, you’ve got to be milked regularly, but knowing you’ve got that waterbed to nap on later? No biggie.   Is this cow paradise?  No, it’s Chilton, ...more

Low-Cal Brain Freeze with New Slurpee Lite

Low-Cal Brain Freeze with New Slurpee Lite

Worried about summer’s high-calorie icebox treats going straight to your thighs? Chill out. Slurpee Lite ensures your brain freeze will be low-cal.   USA Today reports that 7-Eleven’s notorious Slurpee—giving kids (and grown-ups) ...more

Skin Care Diet’s Colorful Secrets

Skin Care Diet’s Colorful Secrets

Eat more fruits and vegetables and you may be able to get away with wearing less makeup, according to Scottish researchers. Colorful fruits and vegetables such as sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach, pumpkin, tomatoes, grapefruit, and apricots ...more

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