5 Fast Food Favorites to Make At Home

Restaurant meals taste good and eating out sure is convenient. But some of the dishes we’ve come to love are costing our waistlines big-time. For example, the Olive Garden’s Fettuccine Alfredo serves up as many calories as some people should eat in an entire day and far more fat and saturated fat than is recommended […]

Maple-Chili Glazed Pork Medallions

Pork medallions are quick and easy to prepare, and are particularly tasty with a maple-chili glaze. Makes: 4 servings Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper 1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut crosswise into 1-inch-thick medallions 2 teaspoons canola oil 1/4 cup apple […]

Power Up With Power Foods: Eggs

Q: Is there any benefit to eating the yolk? A: Absolutely! Egg yolks are a rich source of the fat soluble vitamins A, D and E. In fact, egg yolks are only one of a handful of foods that naturally contain vitamin D which is important for bone health. Q: What about cholesterol and eggs?A: Though eggs are known for their […]

Perfect Fried Rice in 5 Steps

Growing up, having fried rice for dinner was synonymous with “fridge clean-out day,” meaning that any leftover vegetables and/or proteins from the night—or week—before were on their way to the wok. Those leftovers might be pieces of Chinese roast pork, bits of leftover chicken and baby bok choy, gai lan (Chinese broccoli) and corn—but when […]

Curried Squash & Chicken Soup

Red Thai curry paste adds heat and depth of flavor to this simple soup. If you like, omit the chicken and spinach to make an even simpler first-course soup. Makes: 2 servings, 1 3/4 cups each Active Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 1 10-ounce package frozen pureed winter squash 1/2 cup lite coconut milk, (see […]

The Biggest Fitness Myths, Debunked

No more wasted workouts. Bye-bye, fat pants. We’ve tackled your all-time biggest exercise roadblocks and debunked your top fitness myths. Now quit wondering and unlock your best body ever. Get Real Results Q. Should you do cardio and weights on different days or not? A. If you’re going all out, keep workouts separate, because whichever comes second […]

Smoky Maple-Mustard Salmon

It doesn’t get much easier—or more delicious—than this speedy recipe for roast salmon topped with a smoky maple-mustard sauce. The sweetness of the maple balances the tangy mustard; smoked paprika or ground chipotle adds another layer of flavor. Ask at the fish counter to have the salmon cut into four 4-ounce fillets with the skin […]

12 Healthy Habits

Challenge yourself to develop habits that positively affect your overall health, one month at a time.   Eat More Vegetables and Fruit Dive into the first Healthy Habits challenge: add at least 3 servings of vegetables and fruit to your daily diet. Find recipes, nutrition tips, and coaching advice to help reach your goals.   […]

Caribbean Black Bean Soup

A little of this spicy soup goes a long way, so it’s best when served as an appetizer soup. If you want to decrease the heat, seed the jalapeños. Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cups chopped red onion (1 onion) 1 cup diced green bell pepper 1 cup diced red bell pepper 3 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeño pepper (2 […]

Roast Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

Caramelized sweet potatoes and red onion are the bed for chicken thighs that cook up fast in a very hot oven—perfect for a quick healthy chicken dinner. Serve with a fall salad of mixed greens, sliced apples and blue cheese. Makes: 4 servings Active Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Ingredients 2 tablespoons whole-grain or Dijon mustard […]