Monday Meals: Sole En Papillote – Easy, Impressive and Healthy

Whether you find the french term enticing or intimidating, cooking “en papillote” is easy, impressive and healthy. Pronounced ON poppy-YOTE, the term simply means “in parchment” and describes the method of cooking food in a paper or foil packet. Delicate fish is gently steamed within the packet. Liquid from the fish combines with …

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Monday Meals: Make-Ahead Oatmeal, a Healthy Morning Treat

Oatmeal has a mixed reputation. A 2008 survey found that Americans consider it the 4th most healthful food, coming in after whole grains, broccoli and bananas. But even with this wholesome reputation, it can be hard to find true oatmeal enthusiasts. Oatmeal is a modest food. While kale enjoys its moment in the …

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Monday Meals: Veggie Quinoa Soup

It’s winter, it’s cold, it’s gray, it’s time to make a pot of soup. This comforting routine doesn’t have to break your healthy living resolutions. Soup is a great opportunity to double up on the veggies, and sneak in extra nutrition in the form of purees, healthy grains and nurishng …

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Spice Up Your Health – With Cinnamon!

The period of pumpkin is done and we are now tuning our salivary glands toward the season of cinnamon! Cinnamon rolls, cinnamon lattes, cinnamon cider! One of the top ten most popular spices worldwide, cinnamon is not just a way to spice up your breads or your oatmeal. It provides …

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Why Women May Want to Return to Full-Fat Dairy Products

I remember when we made the switch. Whole milk, which had been a staple of the American diet for decades, was bad for our hearts, the experts told us. It contained too much fat that could clog our arteries. Other full-fat dairy products, too, like cottage cheese, yogurt, pudding, and …

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Tips To Turn Holiday Treats Healthy

Tips To Turn Holiday Treats Healthy

Visions of sugarplums may be dancing in your head, but your conscience is telling you to cut that out.  You know that those decadent holiday favorites, but sweet and savory, are loaded with sugar, salt and fat —and that this is the hardest time of year to make healthy choices.  But healthy …

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Calcium Supplements – Bad for your heart? Blah for your bones?

You’ve been told since you were a child to drink your milk and eat your spinach. Calcium keeps bones and teeth strong! As a child you probably drank – or choked down – your milk at the urging of your parents. As an adult perhaps you’ve switched to supplements. But …

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How to trick yourself into eating healthier

We know the basic rules for eating healthier, but adhering to them isn’t always a cinch. Other than not bringing home unhealthy foods or padlocking the pantry door, how can we make it easier on ourselves? Small changes Like many things, changes start small. Research conducted by the Food and …

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Thanksgiving: A Fit and Healthy Feast

It’s the most gluttonous day of the year, but that doesn’t mean you get a a green light for having a free for all. We need to remember that Thanksgiving is really all about spending time with family and reflecting on what we have to be grateful for as the …

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How to Set Effective Healthy Living Goals

Three years ago, Alexandra Johnson was overweight to the point where it was affecting her health. When she first realized how much weight she’d have to lose, she was overwhelmed. She decided to focus on losing 5-10 pounds at a time and made incremental changes to her habits, resulting in …

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