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

Recipe: 8-Layer Mexican Fiesta Dip

This eight-layer Mexican fiesta dip is truly a party in your mouth. It’s healthy, big on ingredients and flavor and so easy to make. Scoop it up with baked tortilla chips or layer it onto a whole-grain tortilla or wrap. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 can refried beans (fat-free or regular) 1 fresh avocado, peeled and cubed … Read More

Recipe: Homemade Veggie Nuggets

Looking for a healthy alternative to processed nuggets? You’ve found it. These crispy, homemade nuggets are a simple way to sneak in those extra veggies at any meal and a perfect finger food the whole family will love. Ingredients 1 head of cauliflower (about 6 cups) 4 cups broccoli florets 1 cup shredded carrots 2 … Read More

Mindful Eating: Change How You Think About Food

We’ve all done it, snacked mindlessly in front of the TV, or, in the heat of a busy day, shoveled down lunch, hardly tasting it. We also know when we’re eating just for comfort, or because of boredom or stress. There’s something you can do to prevent these habits, along with the weight gain that … Read More