Chicken and Wild Rice Salad with Almonds

Ingredients Dressing: 1/4 cup fig vinegar or white wine vinegar 2 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 garlic clove, minced 2 tablespoons canola oil Remaining Ingredients: 2 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth 1 1/2 cups uncooked wild rice 1 tablespoon butter Cooking spray 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1 cup chopped celery 1/2 cup shredded carrots 1/3 […]

5 Secrets for Cooking Vegetarian Food

Easy tips to make delicious and satisfying vegetarian recipes. Every cook should know the tricks to making meatless meals that really satisfy. That way even when you’re cooking for a mixed crowd of vegetarians and meat lovers you can keep everyone happy. And for those carnivores at the table, you may be doing their health a […]

The Secret to Diet Success? Your Spouse

Research shows your partner can either help you succeed or sabotage your efforts. Here are 3 tips to get—and give—support in your relationship. Discuss Your Goals The first step in almost any diet plan is to make a goal, but it’s equally crucial to talk about those goals with the important people in your life. If […]

Apple Buyer’s Guide

How to choose the best apples for cooking and eating. Sweet, tangy, juicy and flavorful, the apple is nature’s perfect treat, especially when you’re lucky enough to pick them straight off the tree in the fall. Plus, you can feel good about eating them—apples are low in calories and are a good source of fiber, particularly […]

Spaghetti with Arugula, Roasted Peppers & Prosciutto

The complex flavors of a good Parmesan, such as Reggiano, and a high-quality prosciutto, such as San Danielle, Volpi or di Parma, are essential for this pasta. Less expensive products will often contribute more saltiness than true flavor to the final result. Ask for a sample at the delicatessen when buying–if it tastes good on […]

The Real Reason You’re So Hungry

The Connection Between Lack of Sleep, Weight Loss and Weight Gain Find out why lack of sleep may negatively affect weight loss by increasing the likelihood of weight gain through increased caloric consumption. New research is bolstering how important sleep is for a healthy weight. When you’re awake between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m., you’re […]

Eat Like This to Look Younger

Turn back time by avoiding these foods that age your skin. Wrinkles are a natural part of aging, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything to prevent them. While plenty of us spend lots of money on creams and cleansers, the best place to find anti-aging products is in your grocery store or garden. […]

The Best Foods For All-Day Energy

Foods for Energy If you have to drag yourself through the day, it’s easy to think popping a supplement or chugging an energy drink can help recharge your battery. Not so fast. All-day energy doesn’t come from a pill or a concoction in a can. It comes from real food, which is packed with nature’s […]

Maple-Pumpkin Custards with Crystallized Ginger

A Thanksgiving meal wouldn’t be complete without pumpkin, and here in Vermont we wouldn’t dream of excluding our beloved maple syrup. We’ve combined the two in these elegant custards, featuring the best part of a pumpkin pie and saving calories for a luscious finish of real whipped cream. If you can find it, use Grade […]

Spaghetti Squash & Meatballs

With this spaghetti squash and meatballs recipe, you can reduce the carbohydrates and increase the vegetable servings by skipping pasta and serving the Italian-seasoned turkey meatballs and quick, homemade marinara sauce over thin strands of cooked spaghetti squash instead. Cooking the squash first in the microwave and then in a skillet to cook off the […]