How to Choose the Best Hot Dogs

What’s the best hot dog to choose? The EatingWell Test Kitchen evaluated healthier hot dogs based on our nutrition parameters: 150 calories or less, 3 grams of saturated fat or less and 370 mg of sodium or less. Here’s how to find the best, healthiest hot dog and our picks for healthier hot dogs. SORTING OUT […]

Cookout Foods to Skip or Take

Find out what BBQ dishes to eat at your next cookout and which BBQ foods to skip. Everyone loves the traditional BBQ foods of summer: burgers and hot dogs, creamy salads and yummy desserts. While BBQ foods tend not to be the stuff that’s going to win any nutrition awards, you can partake and still […]

7 Small Changes That Lead to Big Weight Loss

These small and easy changes will help you eat healthier. When it comes to weight loss, it’s the little things that can really add up to make a big difference. Think “diet” and you might assume it requires a radical revamp of your life or misery-inducing restrictions. But when it comes to lasting weight loss, research […]

4 Tips to Build a Power Salad

Here are 4 tricks to building a salad packed with staying power. Step 1: Build Your Base. Pile your plate with 1 to 2 cups of lettuce per serving. (Greens are full of fiber, which helps digestion.) Combine different types to balance textures and flavors. Try tender, mild Boston lettuce with crisp romaine and bold […]

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10 Foods Surprisingly High in Protein

Are you stuck in a protein rut? It’s time to think beyond chicken breast. Enter these surprisingly high-protein foods, courtesy of Michelle Hauser, MD, certified chef, nutrition educator, and postdoctoral research fellow in cardiovascular disease prevention at Stanford University School of Medicine. Preview: They’re all plant based and there’s no protein powder in sight. Edamame […]

I Conquered Barron County X2 Community Health Challenge

I Conquered Barron County X2

4 Secrets to Making Power Salads

When you hear “I’ll just have a salad” for lunch or dinner, you probably assume that’s a healthy choice. But salads at restaurants often pack in far more calories than anyone needs in a single meal, according to research by the American Institute for Cancer Research. Loaded with too much dressing, cheese or fried chicken, […]

4 Cardinal Rules for Healthy Snacking

Get your snacking behavior back on track with these 4 essential rules. Feel like you need to get your snacks on track? Americans have a love affair with snacking: 78 percent of us snack daily: About 400-plus calories a day come from between-meal nibbling. “The number of times we eat each day is far and […]