Your 1-Day Plan to Get Back on Track

Thursday, January 30th, 2014
Your 1-Day Plan to Get Back on Track Blog Post

There are times, like after a food-filled vacation or a big holiday, when I feel like my typically healthy diet needs a bit of a refresh. Instead of skipping meals, feeling guilty or drastically cutting calories—habits that can be detrimental to your health—try making some small changes to each meal to get back on track without a diet overhaul. Here’s a daily plan with tricks for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks that will save some calories and help you get right back on track.

See: Is doing a cleanse a good idea?

5 Ways to Host a Healthy Super Bowl Party

Thursday, December 12th, 2013
5 Ways to Host a Healthy Super Bowl Party  Blog Post

My husband loves football. I love parties. So the Super Bowl is the one day a year when our interests happily meet. I love Super Bowl recipes, but I don’t want to make our party a four-hour marathon of fat-filled dips, salty chips and calorie-rich drinks. So this year, I’m giving our party a healthier spin. And the best part is that it will be so subtle, no one will even notice. Touchdown!

Here are 5 sneaky tips for throwing a healthy Super Bowl party:

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How to Find the Best Healthy Tortilla Chips

Monday, December 2nd, 2013
How to Find the Best Healthy Tortilla Chips Blog Post

Most tortilla chips contain just corn, oil and salt and less than 150 calories per serving—not bad stats for a food that normally gets relegated to the “junk food” aisle. We searched out the healthiest options (that still taste great). Here’s what we found:

Bye-Bye, Baked: The taste and texture of baked chips often leaves much to be desired and there’s no real nutritional benefit. Baked have about the same calories as fried chips, but more carbs and sodium.

Shop Smart: What is in a healthy peanut butter?

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013
Shop Smart: What is in a healthy peanut butter?  Blog Post

Find out how to pick a healthy peanut butter and why to be leary of "natural" peanut butter labels.


More than just a sandwich spread, peanut butter deserves a spot on your menu! Its healthy fats, fiber and protein may help you stave off afternoon hunger pangs, says a new study. But not all peanut butter is created equal. Here are our tips for finding the best peanut butter on the shelf.

How to Make Dried Apples and Apple Chips in the Oven

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013
How to Make Dried Apples and Apple Chips in the Oven Blog Post

It's easy to make dried apples and their crispier cousins, apple chips, at home in your oven without a food dehydrator.


Here’s how to do it in a home oven:

1. Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 200°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. Combine 4 cups water and 1/2 cup lemon juice in a medium bowl. (The lemon juice helps prevent browning.)