Recipes: 7 Easy Party Dips

Dips are always a hit, whether creamy, chunky, cheesy or sweet. Below we present seven distinctly different dip recipes. They are both delicious and healthy. Serve them with crackers, veggies, pretzel or pita chips. Recipe: Quick, Heart-Healthy Guacamole This recipe includes cumin and serrano peppers for added flavor. Serve with low-fat tortilla chips, or try … Read More

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

Eating together as a family is how kids learn to make healthy food choices, to communicate with others and to master table manners. And you can’t start too soon, says pediatrician Sara Lappe, MD. Here are five do’s and don’ts for making mealtimes with young kids go smoothly: 1. Do invite everyone to sit together. … Read More

5 Tips To Help You Snack Healthier at Work

Eating healthy doesn’t apply solely to what you consume for breakfast, lunch and dinner. That is, unless the only time you eat is at mealtimes. Most of us, however, like to have a couple of snacks during the day. The right snacks can help us to focus mentally by taking the edge off our hunger and can provide … Read More

Got the Midnight Munchies? Try These 4 Substitute Snacks

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

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Recipe: Chewy Cinnamon Apple Chips

These apple chips are a healthy alternative to potato chips. Use them to create a colorful food gift or snack for a packed lunch. Another benefit: They make your house smell wonderful as they bake.

5 Tips for Healthy, Kid-friendly Snacks

Children need the right fuel to do the good things in life: running, jumping and moving. Amy Jamieson-Petonic, Registered Dietitian, Cleveland Clinic Wellness, offers five tips to healthy kid-friendly snacking. They’ll keep kids’ motors running on the good stuff. [tn3 origin=”album” ids=”468″ transitions=”default” responsive=”1″]

5 Simple Food Swaps That Keep You Trim

When it comes to healthy diet and weight loss, little things add up. Make a smart choice here, a subtle change there, and next thing you know, you’re losing weight — or keeping it off. Good habits start in your pantry and refrigerator. Try these simple substitutions: mustard for ketchup, homemade salad dressing for “fat-free,” … Read More

Doctor’s Order: Play With Your Food (Video)

Bored with cooking the same old, same old —and ready to start eating healthier? It’s not hard to make positive changes in the way you eat. Be adventurous! Expand your taste buds. Experiment with exotic spices. Try new vegetables, fruits and grains. Most of all, have fun with your food!

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Create an Afterschool Snack Plan

Kids typically come home from school hungry. That means there’s plenty of time between their last class and dinner not only to ruin their appetites, but to do it with snacks that offer no nutritional benefit. Andrea Rumschlag, RD, a pediatric dietitian, suggests that parents think about the after-school snack plan ahead of time. That … Read More

4 Tips to Proper Portion Control

It’s not always easy to keep our eyes from becoming bigger than our stomachs, but there are some things you can do to develop proper portion control. Kristin Kirkpatrick, RD, a registered dietitian at Cleveland Clinic, has these suggestions: 1. Use sandwich bags. Divvy up portions of foods like cereal or chips in sandwich bags … Read More