Weighing In

Go green. While additional studies are needed, initial research supports the idea that green tea can aid in weight loss while lowering cholesterol. Fill up on fiber. People consuming more dietary fiber tend to be less overweight because it prevents them from eating so much at each meal. Eat right,… Read more...
Rainbow Connection

Rainbow Connection

Red: Apples, Cranberries, Pomegranates, BeetsHow to eat them: Add apples and cranberries to salads. Enjoy pomegranates as a snack. Steam beets and serve with a meal. Orange/yellow: Squash, Pumpkins, Sweet PotatoesHow to eat them: Steam and drizzle with olive oil, add to vegetable soups, cube and roast or serve in… Read more...
A better brew

A better brew

There is such a thing as a better brew. According to Tom Dargen, director of Brewing Operations at Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants (www.gordonbiersch.com), many dark beers such as Schwarz Bier and Guinness are actually lower in calories because they contain less malt and alcohol, despite their strong taste. Also, just… Read more...
Have a Smoothie!

Have a Smoothie!

Smoothie King’s (www.smoothieking.com) Immune Builder uses fresh bananas, frozen strawberries, soy protein, herbs and honey to boost your immune system this fall. The drink’s key antioxidants include vitamin A, C and E, selenium and Echinacea. A 20-ounce smoothie is 280 calories if you “Make It Skinny,” which comes without Turbinado,… Read more...
Rev Up Your Taste Buds This Season

Rev Up Your Taste Buds This Season

Ingredients:1 tbsp expeller-pressed canola oil1 lb lean ground all-natural turkey breast or thigh1 medium organic red onion, chopped1 medium organic green pepper, chopped28-oz can organic diced tomatoes1 cup (8 oz) canned mushroom-tomato sauce or mushroom-marinara sauce from a jar2 tsp chili powder, or to taste1-2 tsp sea salt, or to… Read more...
Save your figure (and arteries) this Thanksgiving

Save your figure (and arteries) this Thanksgiving

TurkeyEat this: Much of the fat content in turkey is just beneath the skin. To reduce calories, remove the skin before cooking. A 3-ounce serving of skinless turkey breast contains 26 grams of protein, 1 gram of fat and 0 grams of saturated fat.Not that:Turkey with skin, and even worse,… Read more...
Cookie Corner

Cookie Corner

Dried cranberries are one of the best sources of a phytochemical known as a tannin, an important contributor to heart health and a powerful antioxidant that has been linked to aging prevention, among many other things. Oatmeal is a good source of fiber, selenium, zinc, protein, iron, copper, vitamin E,… Read more...
Souped Up

Souped Up

Ingredients:1 bunch broccolini, cleaned and chopped1 10 oz. package frozen spinach2 zucchini, chopped2 bunches asparagus, woody ends cut off and sliced into 3-inch spars1 8 oz. can artichokes in water, drained1 bunch kale, cleaned, removed from stem and chopped1 bunch Italian parsley, rinsed and removed from stem4 quarts low-sodium vegetable… Read more...
Top 5 Things to Buy Organic

Top 5 Things to Buy Organic

Many people want to eat healthy, but can’t afford to buy all organic. To help you make informed decisions at the grocery store, here is a list of the main products you should be buying organic: 1. Coffee: Many of the beans you buy are grown in countries that don’t… Read more...
Lunch that Packs a Healthy Punch

Lunch that Packs a Healthy Punch

This recipe is free of gluten and all eight of the top food allergens. Ingredients:1 cup pre-cooked chicken breast (about 4 ounces), cooled and cut into bite-sized cubes1 package brown rice tortillas or small corn tortillas14-ounce can tropical fruit in pineapple juice, drained¼ cup canned garbanzo beans, drained½ cup fresh… Read more...