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

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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

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

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! [tn3 origin=”album” ids=”692″ transitions=”default” responsive=”1″]  

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Recipe: Baked Parmesan Polenta Fries

Baked polenta fries are a great twist on traditional french fries. This easy recipe can compliment dinner any night of the week. Polenta is cooked cornmeal, which is naturally gluten free. While you can make your own cornmeal from scratch, this recipe calls for ready-made, shelf-stable polenta. Bake some up tonight! Ingredients 1 tube (18 … Read More

What You Can Do If Your Child Is a Picky Eater

Are peas and carrots unwelcome on your preteen’s plate? Does your toddler eat only brown or yellow foods? Picky eating can stem from overly sensitive taste buds or texture aversions, or, more often, it can be behavior based. Either way, picky eating can be extremely frustrating for both parents and children. Avoid the dinner table … Read More