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5 Simple, Smart and Satisfying Snack Hacks

The key to healthful snacking is all about balance. Here are five healthier common snack replacements. Each has less than 250 calories and packs a protein punch of five or more grams per serving.
Posted Sun., Nov. 29, 2015

Post-Workout Winter Recovery Hot Cocoa

At the end of a blistering summer, cooler weather is a welcome change. If you're looking for a recovery beverage for winter, I recommend drinking a cup of quick hot cocoa, made with cocoa powder and low-fat milk.
Posted Sat., Nov. 28, 2015

The Day After: How to Tackle Thanksgiving Leftovers

Your typical Thanksgiving turkey can serve as many as 30 portions. Did you have 30 people over for dinner? If not, it's time to talk leftovers!
Posted Fri., Nov. 27, 2015

What Practicing Thankfulness Can Do

Over the years, I began focusing more on what went right in my clients' lives and how their strengths could be utilized in order to overcome their weaknesses. You may say I applied — unknowingly — what is now known as "positive psychology."
Posted Thu., Nov. 26, 2015
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Food + Recipes

A Bowl for Every Belly: 8 Soup Recipes

The treetops are turning gold and red, the sun is setting earlier and there's a crispness in the air. It can only mean one thing: Time to make soup!

Why Beets Deserve the Spotlight

After years on the "most hated vegetables" list, beets have enjoyed a resurgence lately and are perennial farmers market favorites.

Au Bon Grain: 5 Recipes

This fall, settle into cooler temperatures with comforting dishes filled with hardy whole grains. From pancakes and oatmeal to a side of bread with supper, fill up on essential vitamins, minerals and fiber.

Taste Fennel's Distinctive Flavor

Supplying vitamins A and C, dietary fiber and potassium, the entire fennel plant is edible. Try the bulb in raw salads or roasted, grilled, sauteed, braised or baked. And, don't forget the stems and leaves!
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Food Trends

What Are the Health Benefits (or Not) of Bone Broth?

Bone broth recently has been promoted as a form of treatment for a range of conditions, and due to the popularity of certain diets. Does the research back these claims?

The Kitchen Essential You Can Find at the Hardware Store

Whether you are trussing a holiday turkey, tying a bundle of fresh herbs for a bouquet garni or securing parchment paper around freshly baked banana bread, a spool of kitchen twine is handy to have around.

Why We Love Lentils

Cultivated for millennia, lentils are high in protein and fiber. They are used in cuisines around the world, most notably in the Middle East and India. Learn more about this edible pulse.

Today's Look at Yesterday's Deli

Move over, fried chicken strips, mayo-laden potato salad and overstuffed meat sandwiches. Today’s supermarket deli food offerings are an improved trifecta of taste, variety and nutrition.
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Nutrition News

A Global Mission for Nutrition Education

To help close the gap and support international nutrition education, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has launched a pilot project to develop a collection of free resources for health practitioners working in developing countries.

7 Tips for Reducing AGEs in Your Food

The best strategies for limiting dietary AGEs are simple, cost-effective and consistent with dietary recommendations for good health.
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More » App Reviews

App Review: Sworkit Lite

The Sworkit (from Simply Work It) is a fitness app that provides a wide range of personal training needs in a convenient app format.

App Review: TruReach

Targeting people who struggle with depression and anxiety, TruReach wants to teach skills to help reduce anxiety and stress.

App Review: Handle

Handle is a time-based productivity app that combines your email, calendar and to-do lists with a goal to help you "stay on top of your life."

App Review: Blender Girl Smoothies

Born from the eponymous blog, the Blender Girl Smoothies app is designed to guide you to your ideal smoothie blend in the kitchen.

App Review: Wellcoin

Staking claim as the world's first health currency, Wellcoin provides a way to earn rewards for healthy behaviors.
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More » Book Reviews

Book Review: Zero Belly Diet

Book Review: Zero Belly Diet

While the science behind the program is somewhat exaggerated, the book emphasizes a generally healthful diet. Its potential benefits are no different from those of any other program with similar recommendations.
Book Review: The Food Babe Way

Book Review: The Food Babe Way

While the book does contain a few accurate facts, they are nestled between pages riddled with misinformation and cynicism.
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More » Kitchen Tool Reviews

A Knife Made for Rocking and Rolling

A Knife Made for Rocking and Rolling

With a name meaning "half-moon" in Italian, this is a knife made for rocking a rolling. When used in a large bowl, as originally intended, the mezzaluna's rounded blade chops herbs and vegetables into a very fine dice.
This Three-in-One is a Real Space-Saver

This Three-in-One is a Real Space-Saver

Combining a rice cooker, steamer and slow cooker in one, this product is great if you want to save shelf or counter space. I gave away my old slow cooker and rice cooker using it.
Storage Bowls Are Pretty Enough for Serving

Storage Bowls Are Pretty Enough for Serving

Like other busy working moms, I'm always looking for meal prep shortcuts. I love to cook extra rice, pasta, chili, spaghetti sauce, soup and "recycle" them as leftovers later in the week. When I discovered these Duralex storage containers, I was a happy camper.