Since I'm not a big milk drinker, yogurt is my preferred form of dairy. Eating yogurt is an easy, tasty way to get some much-needed calcium. Plus it delivers a healthy dose of protein and good-for-you probiotics. (Enjoy it in these Smoothie Recipes and More Healthy Breakfasts with Yogurt.)
Save money & brown bag your lunch.
Let's face it: constantly shelling out money for lunch that someone else makes can really add up. Making your own lunch is almost always cheaper. What's more, your lunch will be healthier and you'll know exactly what's in it (no mystery meat or "how much mayonnaise is really in this chicken salad?"). Get inspired with these healthy, delicious lunch ideas that'll cost you $3 or less.
How to pack a satisfying, low-calorie lunch.
When you're dieting every meal counts. Keep your lunch light, but filling by including naturally low-calorie and fiber-rich fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Not only does fiber help keep you feeling fuller longer, but recent research shows that upping your fiber intake can help you stave off weight gain and even promote weight loss.
How to pack a delicious, healthy lunch.
Take-along lunches are back in style. Packing your lunch saves money, encourages you to eat a healthy meal and can reduce waste. Use these 5 easy tips to transform your "brown-bagged" lunch:
Easy tips for going going peanut-free (it's easier than you think)!
About 12 million Americans have food allergies—according to the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network—and peanut allergies are among the top 10 so it's likely that at some point you'll have to plan a peanut-free meal, if you haven't already.
Pack up some protein!
Including some lean protein in your lunch is an excellent addition: compared to carbs and fat, it keeps you feeling fuller longer, helping to carry you straight through the afternoon to dinner. Find delicious protein-packed lunch ideas here.
Or visit Day 1 of the Healthy Start for Back to School Challenge.
Top chefs. Gorgeous dresses and smart suits. Larger-than-life personalities Melt-in-your mouth dishes. Colorful alcoholic concoctions. That sums up the James Beard Awards and while Monday night's big awards ceremony was dedicated to recognizing star chefs from around the country, a group of us were at Friday night's much more intimate sit-down dinner for the James Beard Media Awards where we were finalists for three prizes.
Eating a variety of fruits is a great way to get more fiber, which can help you lose weight by helping you feel full. Try including these top three fruits—each supplies 3-plus grams of fiber per serving—in your daily intake: pears (up to 5 grams per 1 medium), raspberries (4 grams per ½ cup) and apples (4 grams per 1 medium).
How do you get more fiber into your day? Share your tips!
The beauty of using a slow cooker or crock pot is that it’s pretty darn simple. Prep your ingredients, add them to the slow cooker and press Start.
But there is a difference between a good slow-cooker meal and a great slow-cooker meal. Here are some tips to keep in mind when you’re using your slow cooker or crock pot:
Since I'm always interested in learning how food can help to prevent and manage different health conditions, a recent study about the link between coffee and depression caught my attention. The study, which appeared in the Archives of Internal Medicine and got a lot of buzz, suggested that women who drink coffee have lower rates of depression.