Pistachios can pack a powerful punch for health. That’s because these little green gems are a great source of nutrition, and are brimming with vitamins and nutrients. Making nuts such as pistachios a part of your everyday eating is associated with decreased risk of death from cancer, heart disease and respiratory disease. Pistachios and other nuts are … Read More
Snacking is a dieter’s trick but is also great for anyone who wants to avoid excessive hunger and overeating during meals. “It’s important to account for snacks by adjusting mealtime calories and considering your overall calories for the day,” says registered dietitian Kate Patton from Cleveland Clinic’s Section of Preventive Cardiology. “Then you can enjoy … Read More
This trail mix fits easily in a pocket or purse, and can help you avoid spur-of-the-moment fast food or other unhealthy choices. The key is to include a protein source, such as the nuts and seeds found in this trail mix recipe, as well as a fiber source, provided by the nuts, seeds, whole grains … Read More
Eating at the movies can be hazardous to your health. Movie theater sizes are larger than recommended servings (by a lot)! And the foods sold in theaters are typically full of sodium, sugar and fat. In the real world, anything over 200 calories is considered a meal, not a snack. But order a large buttered … Read More
If your kids seldom stop, that means they need to refuel wherever they are – in the car, on the sidelines or the playground. Instead of relying on pre-packaged goodies like granola bars (many of which are sky high in sugar and fat) try these winning picks to keep your little ones running strong.
Americans love hitting the open road, especially during summer. Road trips mean long hours in the car, with pit stops at gas station convenience stores — often the only options on long stretches of highway. Too often, when we fuel up our cars, we fuel up our bodies with snack choices we regret 20 miles … Read More
It’s 10:30 p.m., and you’ve just settled in for some mindless TV time — a playoff game, a cheesy drama or your favorite reality show. What do you choose as your guilty-pleasure snack? That bowl of chocolate ice cream and bag of greasy chips are calling your name. But for late-night snacking, be mindful, not … Read More
Avocados get three-fourths of their calories from fat — but because it is monounsaturated fat and because avocados are low in calories, you can enjoy eating them in good health. Serve with low-fat tortilla chips, or try an arrangement of crudités. A great source of monounsaturated fat and potassium, this version beats the store-bought varieties … Read More
All trail mix is not created equal. Sometimes, sugar and fat can ruin what seems like a healthy snack option. This recipe is not only satisfying and flavorful — it is also good for you and good for your heart. Just remember that nuts, in particular, pack a calorie-punch, so a little goes a long … Read More
Munch, crunch…seeds aren’t just fun to eat. They’re healthy in a surprising number of ways! Below are the four seeds I recommend to my patients to boost their nutrition.