It’s finally lunchtime and you’re hungry. Fast-food style salad bars like Chop’t and JustSalad in NYC are beginning to pop up all over the country and sound like a good deal. Not only do you get a veggie packed meal, but it’s also quick and put together right in front of you. However, “salad” doesn’t always mean “healthy” anymore. With dozens of options to choose from, calories can quickly add up. Save time standing and staring at the menu in store, by knowing these tips before you go.Continue reading...
Choosing olive oil, veggies, nuts, and fish over red meat, saturated fats, and sweets can literally improve your quality of life. We break down how the Mediterranean diet helps you live longer and better.Continue reading...
It’s peach season! At only 66 calories per cup they’re great for snacks, but also for cooking with. Each type of peach brings its own characteristic flavor to main dishes, drinks and desserts. Learn which to choose and how to handle them with our peachy guide.Continue reading...
Nothing beats that picnic feeling: bright blue skies, soft green grass, and, of course, delicious food. As much as we would all love to just show up and have everything ready, a perfect picnic does require some work. Planning doesn’t have to be a tiresome frenzy though. Whether you’re picnicking alone with nature or enjoying the time with a group of friends, follow this guide to get the most out of your experience.Continue reading...
If you’ve never quite mastered eating a bigger breakfast, and cutting down at dinner time, here are some strategies to get you started.Continue reading...
You’ve probably seen more pizza, chips, and cake than you bargained for in the past few months. After all that “heavy” food, you may be inspired to prepare foods that are a little lighter and more tasty than the usual for your gathering.Continue reading...
Shades of grey has changed the lives of countless individuals — and can change your life too. You may have experienced a false "either-or" dilemma plaguing our society's approach to eating. This "black and white" thinking is a common driver of binge eating and yo-yo dieting. Here's how to live in shades of grey to break the cycle.Continue reading...
Contrasting the color of your food and plate has been tied to helping people eat less, but now research is shedding new light on how different color cutlery may affect your taste buds as well.Continue reading...
These five foods are creating a buzz as they pop up more and more in the nation’s grocery aisles.Continue reading...
Never judge a food by its label? It seems pretty impossible to do, but when it comes to portion size, you may have to retrain your brain. Cornell researchers Drs. Brian Wansink and David Just just released a study that shows we put too much stock in how food is presented to us.Continue reading...
You don’t have to be a parent to benefit from the habits moms and dads exhibit to keep their kids happy and healthy. Use these tips to help you on your path to a healthier lifestyle.Continue reading...
One of the biggest challenges of trying to trim down is to make smart decisions when your sweet tooth strikes at that daily 3 p.m. lull or right after dinner. And I don't know about you, but a piece of fruit—however delicious it may be—doesn't always cut it when what you're really craving is dessert.Continue reading...
It goes without saying that a varied diet—one that includes all food groups—is key for proper nutrition and lifelong health. Yet across the world, in both affluent and poorer nations, diets are nowhere near as diverse as they could or should be.Continue reading...
You already know that eating a varied diet, rich in colorful fruits and vegetables, is the key to optimal health, but when it comes to weight loss, science has proven a case for monotony.Continue reading...
If you’re like us, every time you hear about another study touting the health and beauty benefits of chocolate you do a little happy dance. A little daily dose of chocolate as a health food—what could be better than that?Continue reading...
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