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  Pizza is America’s favorite food, according to an Oxfam survey. It does have some health benefits: A typical slice has 12 grams of protein and 2.5 grams of fiber.  But pizza also has about 280 calories a slice — more if you add meat toppings – so the calories add up ...Read More

DIY Microwave Meals

One of the biggest set backs in healthy eating is the time it takes to make home-cooked meals. Everyone is restricted on time these days. So I wanted to give you guys one of my best secrets for saving a ton of time and still eating super healthy meals. These Zip ‘n ...Read More


  If you’re dieting, doughnuts are like the forbidden fruit. That fact alone may be enough to trigger a craving. Research suggests that a yo-yo pattern of eating favorite foods one week and putting them off-limits the next can intensify cravings. If you are really having a craving, better to have just ...Read More

Ballpark Food

  If the game’s not the same without a corndog, you may be prone to another example of setting-induced cravings. Just seeing or smelling the concession stands can make it tough to resist. But consider these numbers: 8 ounces of cheesy nachos – 900 calories 8-ounce bag of raw peanuts – 800 ...Read More

Food Fraud: Cole Slaw

Cabbage can be dandy for weight loss, but cole slaw can be a diet disaster. At one popular restaurant, a small cup (4.5 ounces) has 260 calories and 21 grams of fat — a third of most people’s daily limit — thanks to copious mayonnaise. Food Fix: Some places make a healthier slaw, ...Read More

Food Fraud: Microwave Popcorn

The word “snack” can be a little misleading on microwave popcorn. One popular brand packs 9 grams of bad fat, including 6 grams of trans fat, into each “snack size” bag. Some “snack bags” are labeled as more than one serving as well. It is easy to assume that one bag is ...Read More

Food Fraud: Chicken Burrito

In the line your choices include chicken, steak or pork so it’s safe to assume that a chicken burrito is probably not a bad option, right? With healthy beans and no red meat, what’s the problem? About 1,000 calories and plenty of saturated fat — cheese, sour cream, and the fat in ...Read More

Food Fraud: Food Chain Smoothies

Who doesn’t love a good smoothie? Especially with all the buzz about getting more fruits and vegetables into your diet more and more food chains are offering smoothies as an option. Before you go thinking it’s a “better” option, check this out: That “healthy” berry blend at a smoothie shop can have ...Read More

Groceries To Grab

Changing the way you eat means changing the way you shop. When you start looking into the foods you’re eating, reading labels and trying to get the healthiest options it can take some getting used to. Shopping trips can become longer and budget starts to shift a bit one way or the ...Read More

Spiced Butternut Squash on a Stick

Ingredients: 1/2 tsp. ground cumin 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1/4 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper 4 cups 1-inch butternut squash cubes (about 20 oz. or half a large squash)  1 large onion  2 1/2 cups firm cherry tomatoes (about a 1-pint container’s worth or 25 tomatoes) Directions: If using wooden skewers, soak them in ...Read More