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How to Spot a Sweet, Ripe Pineapple (Video)

Tags: fruits, fruits and vegetables, summer, videos

Do you know how you can tell if a pineapple is ripe? It's not as difficult as you might think. Find tips from a dietitian to help you select a sweet, perfectly ripe fruit from the grocery store.


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5 Ways to Avoid Discomfort After Your Gallbladder Removal

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After gallbladder surgery, digesting fatty foods can be difficult. To avoid gastrointestinal discomfort, limit high-fat, gas-producing foods initially.


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Make This Easy, Healthy Marinade for Grilled Veggies (Video)

Tags: fruits and vegetables, grilling, Recipes, vegetables, video, videos

Watch this video to see how Chef Jim Perko marinades vegetables for grilling. He uses simple, flavorful ingredients, including balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, chopped garlic, fresh, chopped parsley and Dijon mustard.


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Turkey Bacon: How Healthy Is It Really?

Tags: fat, healthy diet, meat, saturated fat, sodium

Calorie- and fat-conscious eaters may opt for turkey bacon as a healthier alternative to the traditional kind. But this substitute is also high in fat and sodium and offers few other benefits.


9 Tips for Summer Snacks

9 Tips for Summer Snacks

Tags: fruits and vegetables, ice cream, Recipes, snacking

Follow tips from pediatric registered dietitian Jennifer Willoughby, RD, LD, to learn how your children can enjoy their favorite summertime snacks without the added sugars or artificial flavors.


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How to Pick the Perfect Cantaloupe (Video)

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How can you tell if the cantaloupe you are holding in your palm is really ripe? Here are a few ways you can tell.


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Recipe: Purple Kale Salad With Apples and Walnuts

Tags: fruits and vegetables, kale, Recipes, salad

Purple kale, in its beauty and texture, is a vegetable that definitely rises above the ordinary. This salad is rich in health-acclaimed purple pigmented, anthocyanins.


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Chef’s Trick to Grill Salmon Without Charring (Video)

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Watch this video to see how Chef Jim Perko shows how to grill salmon without any burning or unhealthy charring. It all starts with placing and arranging the fish on a cool rack before heating.


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Broccoli: The Original Superfood (Video)

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Follow Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD, through the farmer's market to learn why broccoli deserves a plate at the dinner table.


Organic Grilled Black Bean Burger with Tomato and Lettuce

5 Heart-Healthy Grilling Options for Your Next Cookout

Tags: carnitine, chicken, fruit, healthy diet, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, heart healthy eating, omega-3 fatty acids, turkey burgers, vegetables, veggie burgers

Have a successful cookout without the burgers, brats or other red meat. Check out these five grilling alternatives that are healthier for your heart.