If you want to be heart-healthy this Thanksgiving, consider these tips from our Heart & Vascular Institute dietitians for preparing lighter versions of your favorite foods.

Thanksgiving Dinner: Serve This, Not That (Infographic)

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Overeating Thanksgiving dinner has become a national pastime. Learn how to lighten the calories and fat in the traditional foods you love.


Child doesn't like broccoli

5 Do’s and Don’ts for Teaching Kids Good Eating Habits

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Learn why forbidding food backfires with kids. And why it’s OK to keep offering foods your youngster doesn’t want. Our expert shares five do's and don’ts for the family table — and explains why it’s never too early to start.


fish and veggies

5 Ways to Win Your Battle With Weight Loss

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If you’re struggling to lose weight, here are five tips to help you achieve success. For successful weight loss, you should exercise moderately rather than intensely. Find out why.


8-Layer Taco Salad Dip

Recipe: 8-Layer Mexican Fiesta Dip

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This healthy eight-layer taco dip is big on ingredients and flavor and is easy to make. You can scoop it up with baked tortilla chips or layer it onto a whole-grain tortilla or wrap. Enjoy!


Vegetable Nuggets

Recipe: Homemade Veggie Nuggets

Tags: childhood nutrition, healthy eating, Recipes, vegetables

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.


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Mindful Eating: Change How You Think About Food

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We all know when we're eating without thinking. We know when we're eating just for comfort, or because of boredom or stress. There's something you can do to change these habits. You can practice "mindful eating."


Green Foods

6 Recipes to Eat Green on St. Paddy’s Day

Tags: healthy eating, Recipes, smoothie, vegeatables

What better way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than with your favorite green foods? They're not just green -- but good for you too. Lucky for picky eaters, these recipes are also quite yummy!


Recipe: Baked Polenta Fries

Recipe: Baked Parmesan Polenta Fries

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Baked polenta fries are a great twist on traditional french fries. This easy recipe can compliment dinner any night of the week.


child not wanting to eat

What You Can Do If Your Child Is a Picky Eater

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Is there a finicky eater at your dinner table? Untouched veggies can be a huge source of frustration for parents and children. Try these ideas to encourage kids to try new foods and keep harmony at mealtime.


Nutrition Facts label

How New Nutrition Label Will Help You Eat Wisely

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A new Nutrition Facts label is coming to a store near you. The FDA announced proposed revisions aimed at simplifying the familiar panel, which appears on nearly 700,000 packaged foods and beverages.