Tag: healthy eating

Food Science

Food Science

With holiday events and meals to prepare, eating healthy is a challenge. It’s important to know the science behind healthy food choices when you’re grocery shopping and how to use the ingredients. We’ve included a few dishes below to try this holiday season.
Turkey Cranberry Meatballs
Ingredients:
1 pound ground turkey
1 large egg
1/3

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Cancer-Fighting Nutrients Featured in Holiday Cookbook

Cancer-Fighting Nutrients Featured in Holiday Cookbook

With all of the parties and treats brought into work, it’s no wonder people have a tendency to gain weight and be thrown off from their regular diet this time of year. Eating healthily around the holidays can be very difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. This holiday-inspired cookbook provides great recipes that are

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Whole grains—more than a heart-health trend

Whole grains—more than a heart-health trend

Most of us know we’re supposed to eat whole grains, but we might not know why. What makes them so special? Can they really deliver on the promises we’ve heard—a longer life, a healthier one? And if all that is true, exactly what should we eat to reap the benefits?
Whole grains are good sources

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Spring cleaning your diet

Spring cleaning your diet

Spring is a season of new beginnings. Green grass starts to sprout, trees bud new leaves and the tedious spring cleaning around the house ensues. This is also a good time to give your diet a spring cleaning. Winter meals are usually hearty, warm will keep you nice and full, which isn’t as appealing as

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Foods that ward off sickness

Foods that ward off sickness

Cold and flu season lasts through April most years, which means the sounds of sniffles, sneezes, and coughs will continue a bit longer. The foods you choose can help fight germs, along with consistent hand-washing. Vitamins, minerals and the way you flavor your food can all help boost your immune system naturally.
Zinc can help

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10 tips for packing healthy lunches

10 tips for packing healthy lunches

As we get ready for another school year, it’s important to remind our children about good eating habits and to ensure that we’re translating those healthy habits into our lunches. Here are 10 tips for healthy lunch packing from Katie Lambert, RD, LD:

Plan ahead. Lunch decisions should not be made 10 minutes before

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Don't wait, kick off those resolutions today

I woke up early to hit the gym, and the snow covering my car almost deterred my plan. Not because it was a huge amount of snow, but because it made sleeping in seem more appealing. That fluffy white stuff can be persuasive!
As I drove through snow-blanketed Forest Park on my way to work,

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Build a better breakfast

What’s your breakfast regimen? Do you skip, grab whatever is handy (donut, fast food), or do you spend time cooking up a healthy meal to get your day going?
Did you know that 56% of Americans don’t eat breakfast?
If you don’t eat or go for the unhealthy options, you’ll want to tune into Dr.

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Tips for avoiding the candy coma on Halloween

The candy coma.
It’s a serious affliction.
If you’ve seen it in person, you know how scary it can be – empty wrappers strewn about the room, glazed-over eyes, chocolate-stained face and fingers, incessant munching.
But don’t be discouraged – there are things you can do to prevent it from happening.

Purchase candy

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