Whole-Grain Mexican Pilaf (Recipe)

Like the taste of salsa but want to have it with something more substantial than chips? Try mixing it in with these great grains as a side dish. The tomatoes in the salsa are a great source of vitamin C and beta carotene.

7 “Unsexy” Foods You Should Be Eating

Somehow, kale has become sexy. Credit the amazing power of food trends. Kale is not alone, either. Quinoa, coconut oil, chia seeds, kefir — food trends abound. In most cases, that’s a good thing. Kale and other foods that are “hot” right now are chock full of nutrients you need. But when you’re browsing the … Read More

Recipe: Quinoa and Vegetables (Video)

This subtly spicy dish offers a wide variety of phytonutrients that can positively impact your health. Ingredients 1 cup quinoa 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth, divided 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 cup celery, finely chopped 2 medium carrots, chopped 1 teaspoon ground coriander ½ teaspoon paprika ½ teaspoon dried … Read More

Thanksgiving Dinner: Serve This, Not That (Infographic)

Thanksgiving dinner is the ultimate family feast. Overeating turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, glazed sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie has become a national pastime. But the foods we love so much are extremely high in fat and calories. So if you want to be heart-healthy this Thanksgiving, consider these tips from our Heart & … Read More

5 Ways to Win Your Battle With Weight Loss

If you’re struggling to lose weight, Christine Spiroch, PhD, has five tips to help you achieve success. 1. Don’t skip breakfast Eating a balanced breakfast — including protein, fat and carbs — will give you the energy you need for the day. “If you skip breakfast, you’re starting the day on a dead battery,” says … Read More