Healthy Eating 101

Healthy Eating 101

Learn to eat healthy with our expert tips and delicious inspiration to help you prepare healthy food for you and your family.

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Healthy Summer Recipes

 
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For this fast salad recipe, we top summer's ripest tomatoes with a bold tomato-based dressing for good measure. Serve as a light lunch with whole-grain toast or pair with grilled steak and chicken for dinner.
 
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This healthy recipe combines two bar food favorites—fried zucchini and curly fries—into one tempting package. Serve these baked zucchini fries with a simple dipping sauce made with ranch dressing and marinara sauce for a crowd-pleasing appetizer or a side dish for burgers, chicken or pizza. No matter what you serve them with, they're a fun way to eat more vegetables for kids and adults alike.
 
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The combination of slightly smoky grilled eggplant and sweet tomatoes is delightful. The eggplant-tomato mixture served over whole-wheat pasta with fresh basil and a bit of salty cheese makes an easy, healthy weeknight dinner.
 
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A fruit cobbler is an old-fashioned, crowd-pleasing dessert that showcases summer's sweetest produce. Use fresh peaches when they are in season. The rest of the year, you can use frozen peaches for a quick and easy homemade dessert.
 
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Peppery arugula, grilled corn and a tangy lime vinaigrette give this healthy taco salad recipe a serious upgrade. This recipe is the perfect vehicle for using the crushed-up tortilla chips at the bottom of the bag.
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10 Cheap & Healthy Groceries to Buy When You're on a Budget

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If you're working with a tight grocery budget, shopping and cooking—especially for one person—can be really difficult. But there are some easy ways to save on your next grocery trip (without having to eat the same meal every day for a week or resorting to salt-laden frozen pizza).

Here are 10 affordable items to put on your shopping list to save time and money the next time you hit the grocery store.

The Best and Worst Foods to Eat for Acid Reflux

If you regularly suffer from acid reflux, you know that it can be both uncomfortable and hard to control. First of all, know that you're not alone: Approximately one in five adults in America suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the medical condition commonly known as acid reflux, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

What the Appearance of Your Poop Can Tell You About Your Health

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Pooping doesn't require much thought: you take a seat, do your business, flush and walk away. You're likely not examining what it looks like or making an Instagram post. However, there's actually a lot that your poop can tell you about your health! So, the next time you go, you might want to take a peek and see what the color and texture looks like—it'll help you figure out if you need to make any dietary changes or see a doctor.

5 Weird Signs You're Probably Eating Too Much Sodium

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If you're sprinkling salt on everything from mashed potatoes and steak to your morning omelet or happy hour cocktail rim, it's pretty obvious you might be taking in excess sodium in the day. However, it's actually really easy to overdo it on the sodium even if you never (and I repeat, never), add extra salt to your meals.

What These 6 Common Food Cravings *Really* Mean

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Food cravings are real, even intense at times, and they stem from the parts of the brain that involve, memory, reward, pleasure and emotions. But could some cravings also be our body's subconscious way of telling us that we need certain nutrients? You're not alone if you've ever wondered if a cheese craving might mean you need calcium, and I checked out the research behind six common food cravings to see what they really mean.

Does Sparkling Water Make You Bloated?

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Whether you get fix via store-bought cans or a DIY SodaStream, there's no denying that sparkling water makes hydrating a little bit more fun. For the most part, that's great news: Most flavored seltzers are made without sweeteners (real or artificial) and naturally contain zero calories, so they're a great swap for soda when you're craving bubbles. But, do these bubbles cause inconvenient side effects like belching or bloating? We asked a gastroenterologist to explain why this might happen, and what you can do it avoid it.

What Are Adaptogens and Are They Good for You?

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Whether you're familiar with adaptogens or not, chances are you've seen them as an add-in option on your local coffee shop or smoothie bar menus. Wherever it may be, their popularity and availability seems to be growing, and quite a few purported benefits are circulating—from fighting fatigue or cancer to improving your sexual health.

But how legit are they? We'll tell you about the benefits, science and any risks ofadaptogens along with taking a closer look at some popular kinds, includingashwagandha and rhodiola.