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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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chinese stir-fry is awesome. We all agree. Is it the fact that's it's such a healthy dish (love that broccoli)?
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.
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.
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.
You may think we're total saps to even suggest it, but there's a chance -- slight, perhaps -- that one day you'll swap out your maple syrup for birch. Yes, birch syrup is getting some buzz, NPR reports, with at least one Canadian newspaper calling the stuff a "new food trend" and others finding small yet steady demand for the sap. It turns out that Latvians have been tapping birch trees for centuries, according to NPR, using the sap for a variety of things: as a barely sweet drink ("almost like water with fresh lemon or lime, but without the tartness"), as well as for sparkling wine, fermented lemonade and, of course, syrup.