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Waaaaaaaah. It's time for healthy eating, diets, no more pasta, getting back in shape. The holidays are over, and we're at the point where everything starts to feel like one long sick day. We're in our PJs until 5 in the afternoon. We're eating candy all day long. There are toys scattered everywhere. Worst of all, we're just sick and tired of fun. Yearning for some discipline. Discipline, people! Fresh air and a fresh start can't come soon enough! Bring on those healthy dinners -- every day from now on! Wait, what's all this "we" stuff? For allread more
Remember thirty years ago when everybody decided that low-fat diets were the way to go? Except me, because I've never eaten anything low-fat unless it was born that way. Fruits and vegetables, yes.
Low-carb is my watchword for the new year. right now, I have such a carb face like you wouldn't believe. When I look in the mirror, my face is so puffed up that I can barely see my eyes. And I'm thirsty! I'm so, so thirsty. The holidays have blown me up with carbs and water, and although I don't believe in New Year's resolutions, I would like both to see my eyes and to see out of them. So it's low-carbs for a while. Although another thing I don't believe in is diets, I've seen for myself thatread more
If you find yourself craving carbs at this time of year, it may be because your serotonin levels are low. Levels of this "feel-good" neurotransmitter often dip during the winter, leaving you with the blues--and the munchies. Chowing down on sweets and starchy foods like bread, cereal, pasta, and sweets may temporarily elevate serotonin levels--and your mood. But "self-medicating" with food can also lead to winter weight gain.
Potatoes got a bad reputation thanks to the low-carb diet craze, but that's not fair. They're surprisingly high in nutrients--and really budget friendly to boot. It's no wonder potatoes have been a staple in diets around the world for thousands of years.
Do all of the food packaging lingo and crazy, unpronounceable ingredients listed on so many foods today make you wanna cry "oy vey?" Maybe you should consider jumping on the kosher culinary bandwagon. NPR reports that the market research company, Mintel, has found sales of kosher foods on a huge upswing, and it really doesn't have anything to do with religion.
Want to keep those pounds off? Then pay attention to what kind of calories you eat, not just what you eat. All calories are not created equal, according to findings just published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and reported on by The New York Times. The new research found that foods high in sugar and carbohydrates not only cause spikes and falls in blood sugar but also appear to stimulate the parts of the brain that react to hunger and craving. The newspaper cited Dr. David Ludwig, the lead author of the study and the directorread more
Paula Deen isn't the only one battling diabetes. In fact, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, some 8.3 percent of Americans suffer from the disease.
Healthy and delicious is what everybody wants to eat these days. Why not? There's no reason food that's good for you can't taste good, too.
Fifty-four years is a long time to be a kid. Little Debbie, the forever-young poster child for cellophane-wrapped goodies who has managed to survive a couple decades' worth of low-fat, low-carb diet fads (not to mention the demise of her always-more-popular arch-rival Twinkie the Kid), is getting a well-deserved makeover. But will anyone notice? It's the first time McKee Foods, owner of the Little Debbie brand, has revised the iconic logo since 1985, and only the second time since it debuted more than half a century ago. Trivia fans take note: not only was Little Debbie based onread more
Pork may be known as "the other white meat," but it doesn't usually top the list when we think of lean protein. We can probably thank bacon for that, but not all pork is dripping in fat and packed with sodium. Pork loin, for instance, is actually quite lean, low in fat, carbs and calories. Learning how to bake a pork loin can add a nice punch of variety and flavor to your diet whether you're watching your weight, trying to eat more healthfully or just looking for interesting new options for your usual dinner rotation.
Chinese stir-fry is awesome. We all agree. Is it the fact that's it's such a healthy dish (love that broccoli)? Is it the pork? (Sure, that too!) Or is it just because this great recipe for a Pork and Broccoli Stir-Fry (click here for the recipe) is so darn fast -- clocking in at only 30 minutes. Of course, it's all those things, plus fresh ginger-- for that authentic Chinese taste -- and water chestnuts. It's the garlic (what would Chinese food be without garlic?), red pepper flakes (to add some spicy zing), and, last but not least, juicyread more
Here's an authentic Mexican recipe -- for Shredded Pork Tamales -- that will make you think you ordered from the joint down the street instead of making it yourself in your very own kitchen. And what a presentation! Imagine these Shredded Pork Tamales (click here for the recipe) as part of a themed Mexico Night party. Or would you rather make these -- just for the fun of it -- to serve to the family and maybe a few friends? This little dish would sure look good on a fiesta table, that's for sure. But we could putread more
If your idea of a home-style meal isn't complete without a mouthwatering side of mashed potatoes, you're going to love the satisfaction of learning how to make mashed potatoes from scratch. Homemade mashed potatoes are creamy, filling and so much better than the instant variety. While this tasty side has gotten a bit of a bad rap thanks to the low-carb diet craze, mashed potatoes actually provide a number of essential nutrients, including fiber, protein, calcium, iron and a full 30 percent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C in just a single serving.
We love any kind of lasagna. We think it's one of the prettiest dishes around. All that rich cheese and layers of noodles -- it's a complete meal in a dish, a very long dish. And we think lasagna is healthy, too, especially if it's got a vegetable like spinach in it. Of course, you can go all the way to healthy with great vegetable lasagna recipes. No, this dish doesn't have to include meat to be pretty. Lasagna is versatile, too. We like it with chicken and also with seafood. (Yes, try this amazing low-carb Seafood Lasagna.)read more
Hmm! Lobster rolls, on a bun and brimming with good stuff. Shades of the vacation last year on Cape Cod.
In a perfect world, we would all be a little more like Ron Swanson. See, the Parks and Recreation director loves his meat -- especially the Swanson family beef jerky. "This recipe has been in my family for a number of years," the character notes.