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  • Add Pizzazz, Not Calories, With Zucchini

    Add Pizzazz, Not Calories, With Zucchini

    Whether you grow it yourself or buy it at your farmers’ market or grocery store, zucchini is a great way to add variety to traditional dishes and even increase portion sizes of favorite recipes without extra calories.

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  • Try This Whole-Grain Lemony Quick Bread

    Try This Whole-Grain Lemony Quick Bread

    THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you love quick breads but crave a healthier treat, this lighter take on Grandma’s traditional recipe serves up a lemony lift. And because it calls for whole grains, dried fruit and nuts, it’s packed with goodness. Quick breads are great because they’re fast to put together, no

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  • How to Cook With Luscious Lentils

    How to Cook With Luscious Lentils

    MONDAY, May 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Lentils are super nutritious legumes that sometimes take a backseat to beans because they’re not always as readily available and aren’t sold precooked in cans like many beans are. But, unlike most dried beans, lentils don’t need to be soaked overnight before using and they cook up quickly.

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  • A Tasty Twist on Pasta and Pesto

    A Tasty Twist on Pasta and Pesto

    Pesto is a delicious and fast pasta sauce. Because it can be made in advance and served cold, it’s also a perfect do-ahead dish.

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  • How to Make a Powerhouse Smoothie

    How to Make a Powerhouse Smoothie

    FRIDAY, April 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Smoothies make for a fast and filling breakfast or snack, but the bloom is off the rose when it comes to their health profile. Turns out that many store-bought smoothies are hidden havens for a crazy amount of calories, many coming not only from the natural sugar in

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  • The Skinny on Beef

    The Skinny on Beef

    MONDAY, April 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Beef often gets a bad rap, but is it really that bad for you? Here’s the problem: Most cuts of beef tend to be high in the wrong kind of fat. Ironically, though, that saturated fat you see surrounding your favorite cut or those white streaks running through

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  • How to Make Perfectly Juicy Chicken

    How to Make Perfectly Juicy Chicken

    THURSDAY, April 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Tired of dried-out chicken? Here’s how to pick and cook the perfect skinless breast. Chicken is a lean, versatile protein high in several essential B vitamins. Choose organic chicken breast if it’s in your budget. These chickens were raised on non-GMO feed. Organic chicken thighs are often more

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  • Easy Ways to Reap the Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    Easy Ways to Reap the Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    When it comes to healthy oils, extra virgin olive oil — EVOO for short — is the top choice for your healthy pantry.Because it’s the first press of the olives, extra virgin olive oil not only tastes better, but also has higher levels of antioxidants and other micronutrients that may help protect against diseases, from Alzheimer’s to breast cancer. When you shop for EVOO, avoid imitators. Look for the words “100 percent Extra Virgin Olive Oil” on the label. The oil must be pressed from olives alone, not mixed with nut or seed oil.

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  • Enjoy These Sweet Strawberry Treats Without Guilt

    Enjoy These Sweet Strawberry Treats Without Guilt

    WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Berries are nature’s natural sweetener and they come loaded with benefits. Fiber, vitamins and antioxidants sweeten the deal. Fresh strawberries are a plentiful spring and summer fruit, so load up on them at the farmer’s market. One cup contains 100 percent of your daily vitamin C needs and

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  • Easy Recipes for Your Food Processor

    Easy Recipes for Your Food Processor

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Your food processor can help you get a healthy and hearty dinner on the table with a quick flick of a switch. Here are two taste-pleasers. Love making meatloaf, but don’t like handling raw meat? All the healthy ingredients can be combined in a food processor — ground

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