If you’re like many of us, this time of year brings on a passion for pumpkin. Part nostalgia, part fad, the craze for pumpkin just seems to grow every year. But instead of buying a processed food — which may or may not have real pumpkin as an ingredient — why not try to create your own seasonal treat at home?
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.
Looking for a quick party dish? Vegetable pinwheels are sure to be a crowd pleaser. When you make them lighter and healthier with whole grain tortillas and low-fat cream cheese.
Some of us binge on food at Thanksgiving and eat too much cake on our birthdays. Discover where bingeing ends and binge eating disorder (BED) begins.
If you’ve been invited to a picnic this summer, you’ll probably bring a side dish. What better choice than a salad? A tasty, interesting side salad adds delight to a meal.
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
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 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
Eating together as a family is how kids learn to make healthy food choices, to communicate with others and to master table manners. And you can’t start too soon, says pediatrician Sara Lappe, MD. Here are five do’s and don’ts for making mealtimes with young kids go smoothly: 1. Do invite everyone to sit together. … Read More
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