Chocolate Fondue

The chocolate will stiffen if it gets cold, so enjoy it while it’s still warm. Skewer and dip anything you like—pear slices, dried apricots, even marshmallows. Makes: 2 servings Active Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Ingredients 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 2 tablespoons heavy cream 1 tablespoon brewed espresso, (see Kitchen Tip) 1/2 […]

7 Must-Eat Fermented Foods

Try these 7 probiotic foods for gut health. The trillions of tiny creatures living in our bodies have been making headlines lately—and for good reasons. These good bacteria—particularly those in our gut—may improve digestion, boost immunity and—according to some preliminary studies—they may even help us get leaner. Research is still emerging on just how important […]

7 Ways to Slash Your Food Bill

7 Money-Saving Tips to Cut Your Grocery Food Bill By $30 a Week Save money at the grocery store with these 7 food swaps. Most people want to save money without cramping their style. So instead of making sweeping changes to your budget, it helps to start small. If you spend a lot of money on […]

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. […]

Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are a perennial potluck favorite. Our recipe replaces some of the egg yolks with nonfat cottage cheese—keeping the filling velvety and rich while reducing some of the fat. No one will know the difference. Makes: 24 servings  Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 12 large hard-boiled eggs (see Tip), peeled […]

5 Worst Foods to Eat Late at Night

If you ate dinner at 6 p.m. and you’re still up at 11 p.m., it’s natural that you might feel hungry. Contrary to popular belief, eating at night doesn’t make you gain weight—exceeding your daily calorie need does—but there are specific foods that don’t make the best bedtime snacks. By: Carolyn Williams, PhD, RD. 1. Cereal […]

Baked Coconut Shrimp with Tangelo Salsa

A sweet-and-sour tangelo salsa complements the toasty coconut crust on these sassy little coconut shrimp. Serve these healthy baked coconut shrimp as a plated first course with the tangelo salsa or as a passed hors d’oeuvre. Be sure to use unsweetened shredded coconut or this baked coconut shrimp recipe will be too sweet—look for it […]

Kale & Gruyère Panini

This vegetarian panini recipe—filled with layers of sautéed kale, garden-fresh tomatoes and melted cheese—makes for an extra-special grilled cheese sandwich. For the best flavor, we like the complexity of aged Gruyère or fontina, but you can use any cheese you have on hand. Makes: 4 servings Serving Size: 1 panini Active Time: 45 minutes Total […]

13 New & Improved Real Ways to Lose

Here are 13 must-have tips for weight loss to help you make changes that will last a lifetime. When it comes to losing weight and keeping it off most of us need all the help we can get. So we took a look at the latest research on what works, and borrowed tips from our 5 […]

Cold Weather Exercise

Finding time to exercise is hard enough when it’s sunny and warm; but when the temps drop, wind blows and the flurries start to fly, making the time for exercise seems to become that much more difficult.  There are plenty of great outdoor activities that you can partake in to keep your activity level up […]