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Healthy Ways to Avoid Temptation and Stick to Your Health Goals

Healthy Ways to Avoid Temptation and Stick to Your Health Goals

Jolène M. Bouchon

 

We know it. You know it. Eating healthfully is a state of mind as much as it is a journey. Each day, you make good-for-you decisions and take small steps toward your goals. Little by little, you create healthy habits that stick.

But temptation is everywhere: in your coworker’s candy bowl, on that restaurant menu and in your grocery store aisles (yes, even ours!). Unfortunately, those delicious enticements aren’t going anywhere, so how can you fortify yourself against them and keep on track? Glad you asked... Read More

Let’s Talk Portion Control

Let’s Talk Portion Control

Molly Siegler

I am an eater by trade and design. It’s pretty much what I do, so I need to pay close attention to what I eat and how I do it. But carefully measuring portions of dried pasta with funny spaghetti cups and checking the ounces per serving of dishes is not my scene and it can take the fun out of cooking and eating.

I have found that the single most important element for me is to be conscious of the speed at which I eat. I worked in kitchens for years, where I often wolfed down a meal standing up while finishing my prep list. It was tough to transition out of that mindset even after I left the restaurant world. Focusing on foods that simply take me longer to eat is my easy solution – salads and soup top the list.

How do you think movie stars get their chiseled jaws? Lettuce workouts. I’m sure of it. Here are my top five tips for healthy portion control – chiseled jawlines are a just a happy byproduct... Read More

Five Things to Add to Your Smoothies in 2014

Five Things to Add to Your Smoothies in 2014

Elizabeth Beal

If your blender gets a daily workout, bravo! Smoothies are an easy way to get fruit and veggie goodness into your diet during the winter. And they’re particularly good for those eating dairy-free – the satisfying creaminess of a well-blended smoothie can’t be beat!

Looking to shake things up? Experiment with these add-ins and fall in love with the slurp all over again.

Citrus

Seasonal winter citrus adds brightness and zing to all kinds of smoothies. Try clementines, navel oranges, red grapefruit – these are all at their peak of flavor this time of year. You don’t have to remove all the membranes – just a good peel and chop should do it.

Citrus is especially good paired with vanilla almondmilk or soymilk. This Sunny Citrus Smoothie recipe will get you started. Just sub non-dairy yogurt to make it dairy free... Read More

Baked panko-crusted fish sticks

Baked panko-crusted fish sticks

We're rethinking fish sticks! We're bringing the kids into the kitchen and putting them to work with this fun, family-friendly fish stick recipe and three dipping sauces to go with them... Read More

Buy One Food Item, Get One Free at Starbucks (Afternoons Only)

Buy One Food Item, Get One Free at Starbucks (Afternoons Only)

Finishing your Christmas shopping but need a bite of energy to keep you going? Starbucks is offering a buy one, get one free coupon on food items after 2 p.m. Offer expires on Dec. 29. Click here for more details..... Read More

Shrimp, So Many Ways

Shrimp, So Many Ways

Alana Sugar

Holiday Cioppino

I come from Louisiana where shrimp, in all of its glory, is sanctified. We love it poached, grilled, sautéed, broiled, breaded, steamed and fried. We’ll eat shrimp in soups, salads and all kinds of savory dishes. I remember at an early age watching my Dad devour a barbeque shrimp pizza, probably similar to these Shrimp and Feta Pizzas! And then, of course, there’s Chicken Sausage Jambalaya with Shrimp, a famous Cajun specialty, and Holiday Cioppino, a seafood feast made with white wine, shrimp and herbs, perfect for this time of year. ... Read More

Wholesome Cookies for the Whole Family

Wholesome Cookies for the Whole Family

Dan Marek

The holiday season can be quite a handful with kids, so get those little hands busy helping out with the cooking! Getting kids involved in the kitchen is a great way to teach about healthy eating.

This simple raw cookie recipe is hands-on fun for kids, and the whole family will enjoy a tasty dessert made with whole, unprocessed foods and unrefined natural sweeteners.

Ingredients:

  •  2 cups pecans
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, divided
  • 1/2 cup prepared date paste*
  • 8 pitted and chopped dates
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon coconut manna or tahini
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Method:

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