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 […]

FITNESS Healthy Food Awards: The Best Sweet Snacks

Nonni’s Double Chocolate Salted Caramel Biscotti Bites “These crunchy biscuits, which are dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt, crushed my sweet and salty cravings,” said one tester. “And they go great with my afternoon cup of coffee.” (110 calories for 3) Justin’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Imagine a regular peanut butter cup. […]

Top Fall Foods for Weight Loss

Learn how to lose weight with these healthy fall foods. Say “fall” and “food” and the first things many think of are apples and squash—two foods that are most certainly in the arsenal of ingredients that help you to stay trim when the weather turns cool. Check out these slimming fall foods, plus three others you […]

This or That: Butter vs. Coconut Oil

Picking healthy spreads and cooking oils at the grocery store can be pretty confusing. There are many different choices out there, but which is best to pick? We put two popular fats head to head to find out which is healthier: this or that? Is it healthier to use butter or coconut oil when it […]

Power Play: Plyometrics for Runners

Pump up your running pace with hardcore plyometrics. Power Play. Want to pump up your pace? Jump! Runners who did plyometrics for two months shaved seconds from their sprint times, shows a study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. “These explosive moves recruit fast-twitch muscle fibers,” says exercise physiologist Michelle Lovitt, a strength-and-conditioning pro for Asics America. That’s like tapping into […]