In today's health-conscious world, fast food is one indulgence that is off the table for dieters. However, there are times when a trip through the drive-through becomes necessary; whether in a hurry or on vacation. So what should the savvy dieter order from the fast-food menu? What are the smart choices out there for those watching their calories?
Fortunately, fast-food outlets are keeping up with... Read More
by Stephanie Larkin
Imagine getting home from work to the tantalizing smell of dinner, ready to dish out, hot and delicious. For a busy working mom, corporate couple or live-alone single, that's a dream that doesn't seem likely, unless you can afford your own chef. But it's not unattainable. All you need... Read More
You might be surprised to find out foods you thought were "healthy" really are not so much! Your family might have been better off eating chips, ice cream, or a big piece of chocolate cake. Consumers are bombarded everyday with "tricky" foods. Just because a box says that it is "Fat-free" or "sugar-free" does not mean it is good for you. Reading those words on a box can deceive us into thinking that we can eat away totally guilt-free. Take time to... Read More
Canola oil, olive oil, sunflower oil or coconut oil? Or perhaps one of the other many varieties that you see on the shelf in the supermarket?
Which ones to choose for a healthy and flavorful meal? Which ones to avoid? Which ones to use for frying and which ones for salad dressings? And what is the difference between refined and unrefined oil? With all these questions, deciding which oil to use for cooking can be extremely confusing. But with a... Read More
It's no secret that the American meat-heavy diet could use a serious overhaul. We consume nearly one and a half times more meat than most industrialized nations and use more than 50 percent of our water and land to raise livestock. This heavy reliance on animal protein is taking a toll on our health and contributing to a multitude of environmental concerns, including global warming, air and water pollution.
While a... Read More
Eating healthy can be a challenge in today's fast-paced world. Finding fresh, wholesome snacks to supplement a busy lifestyle while maintaining proper nutrition isn't always easy. Nutrition and ease of preparation are important to many people who are hungry for a quick snack but don't want the calories or the inconvenience of a trip to the local fast-food restaurant.
A great solution may be just a few steps away... Read More
by Jimmy Nightingale
In these days of watching what you eat, the humble salad is chock full of natural goodness, laden with vitamins and minerals. It is the traditional healthy choice and one of the few foods that you should be able to eat to your heart's content. Right?
Wrong. Salad without dressing can be rather bland and it is hard to add flavor... Read More
Here are some affordable meal ideas to help you get dinner on the table each night without too much time or effort.
Casseroles Casseroles are an all-time favorite comfort food and can be inexpensive one-dish meals. Here are two recipes that are crowd and wallet pleasers.
Classic Tuna... Read More
As every dieter knows, the time will come when weight-loss progress grinds to a frustrating halt. It's the infamous weight-loss plateau, and nothing seems to break it. Well take heart, because there are effective ways to regain momentum.
Here are five ways to take charge and reinvigorate a weight-loss plan.
1. Strength train.
The most often overlooked weight-loss trick is the calorie-burning power of muscle. The more muscle you... Read More
Snacks with less than 100 calories are not hard to find. The key to a good snack is finding food that effectively fights off hunger. If you choose a snack with fiber and/or protein, it will most likely hold you over until mealtime. Whether you prefer sweet or salty, you can have a great snack for less than 100 calories.
One of the healthiest snacks under 100 calories is fresh fruit. A crunchy apple is 81... Read More