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 […]

Sun-Dried Tomato, Thyme & Asiago Scones

No bakery degree required for this recipe: these healthy, savory sun-dried tomato-and-Asiago scones are as easy to make as a batch of muffins. White whole-wheat flour adds a boost of fiber, and just enough butter gives them great flavor and texture without going overboard on calories. Try them with brunch or alongside your dinner salad. […]

Which is Better: Diet or Exercise?

If you really want to see that number on the scale drop, what you put in your mouth matters most. People who simply cut calories to slim down lose about 2 pounds a week, says a study in the International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders. At the same time, people who exercise but don’t […]

Spring Foods to Help You Shed Your Winter Weight

4 spring foods to help you lose weight. As spring nudges its way forward, some of us are left with an unpleasant souvenir of winter—an extra “layer.” Though that winter coat might have kept us warm through the long, cold season, by spring it’s time to shed the padding. The good news is many springtime […]

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 […]