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  • You don't need to stop at a convenient store for an energy boost. A homemade smoothie of blended blueberries, strawberries, kiwi, spinach, apple juice and milk gets you going.

    Fueling up vs. filling up with homemade smoothiesJul 9, 2012 12:00 AM
    The big promises of energy drinks are hardly reliable. At most, many store-bought energy drinks supply a short-lived energy boost and can have undesirable effects. Try a homemade smoothie instead to put pep in your step.

     
  • Fresh rosemary adds a bold, summery flavor to salmon fillets.

    Jazz up summer meats with fresh rosemary Jun 12, 2012 12:00 AM
    Summer is a perfect time to start experimenting with fresh herbs in your recipes, and rosemary is a great herb to launch that experimentation. Rosemary is a hearty herb that originated in the Mediterranean, and it's easy to grow at home. It loves sunshine and can thrive in your backyard or on a sunny window sill.

     
  • With a manual can opener at the ready you can enjoy a healthy meal even when the power goes out.

    Eating healthy even in the darkMay 1, 2012 12:00 AM
    Preparation is key for eating healthy during a power outage and my first must-have items is a manual can opener. You dont want to find yourself in the position of trying to open a can of tuna or black beans with a hammer and screwdriver. So go find your can opener now and put it where you can find it by candlelight.

     
  • Bob Chwedyk/bchwedyk@dailyherald.com Black Bean burger with low fat cheese for nutrition column.

    Plant-based meals get your plate, and you, in shape Mar 7, 2012 12:00 AM
    For dietitians March means National Nutrition Month. During nutrition month we focus on getting healthy messages out to the public, and this year our theme is Get Your Plate in Shape. The plate refers to the MyPlate icon unveiled last year along with new dietary guidelines that demonstrate how to eat a healthy diet

     
  • A smoked turkey leg stands in for a ham bone in this healthier take on braised collard greens.

    Simple tweaks make soul food more heart healthy Feb 7, 2012 12:00 AM
    Traditional soul food dishes popular in African-American culture often are prepared with a lot of artery clogging saturated fat and blood pressure raising sodium. But it doesn't have to be that way. This month, as we mark both Black History Month and American Heart Month, presents us with an ideal opportunity to explore ways to make soul food more heart healthy without drastically changing the taste.

     
  • Rice steps in for heavy cream in this hearty asparagus soup.

    Make simple substitutions for healthier recipes Jan 10, 2012 12:00 AM
    If your New Year's resolution included a pact to eat healthier yet can't stomach the thought of erasing favorite meals from your menu, you've come to the right place. Most of your favorite recipes can be changed for the better without affecting the taste or fond memories; with slight modifications you can decrease the fat, saturated fat, calories, or sodium.

     
  • Starting the morning with a warm bowl of cinnamony oats and quinoa fills you with much-needed protein and fiber.

    Giving the gift of a good breakfastDec 12, 2011 12:00 AM
    Breakfast really can be the most important meal of the day. Your mother wasn't making that up! Breakfast provides the energy you need to start your day and many nutrients that you may miss later in the day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that, on average, breakfast contributes 20 percent

     
  • Bob Chwedyk/bchwedyk@dailyherald.com Marshmallow-topped sweet potato cups.

    Diabetes dilemma for the holidaysNov 15, 2011 12:00 AM
    Either irony or design places Diabetes Awareness month in November, just as many still full of Halloween candy are preparing for the season of eating that includes Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year's. Diabetes and food choices are intimately connected with overweight/obesity and a major risk factor for Type 2 diabetes.

     
  • Substitute roasted root vegetables for traditional french fries.

    Make room for roasted root vegetables Oct 4, 2011 12:00 AM
    When asked what your favorite vegetable is, do you answer “french fries”? If you do, you're not alone. In the U.S., one of the most commonly consumed vegetables is the potato, primarily in french fry form. While french fries are made from a vegetable, they can contain a lot of added fat.

     
  •  Whole-grain tortilla stuffed with carrots and raisins will refuel kids for anternoon learning.

    Healthy school lunches Sep 6, 2011 12:00 AM
    With kids returning to school, it is time to think about how important school lunch is for fueling your child’s body and brain. Children will decide what they actually eat at the lunch table, but parents stack the deck in favor of healthy eating by packing a variety of tasty and nutritious foods.

     
  • Fire & Ice Melon Salad relies on cilantro and ginger, not salt, for seasoning.

    Herbs, spices boost flavor sans the sodium Aug 10, 2011 12:00 AM
    How much sodium do you consume each day? Most likely, too much. Summer is a great time to get into the habit of putting down the salt shaker. It's easy now because so many fresh, garden-grown herbs are available. At first you might miss the salt, but over a few weeks you'll grow to enjoy the lively flavors of herbs and spices.

     
  • Snacks like peanut butter and banana sushi can be assembled at home and make a filling road trip snack.

    Sensible road-trip snacks Jul 12, 2011 12:00 AM
    Summer offers a great time to hit the road with friends or family. But from disruptions in your sleep schedule to changes in your diet, a long road trip can wreak havoc on your body. Before you head out of town, plan to bring some sensible snacks to keep calorie intake in check and make truck stop diners and fast food joints less of a temptation.

     
  • Gilbert R. Boucher II/gboucher@dailyherald.com ¬ Toby Smithson column - grilled vegetables ¬ ¬

    Cut calories, exercise to beat beer belly Jun 7, 2011 12:00 AM
    “What can I do about this beer belly?” is a question I frequently hear from men. And some of them don't even drink much beer. While it is true that beer is loaded with calories, it is excess calories from everything in your diet — food and drink — that results in that pudgy gut.

     
  • If you've shunned lactose in the past, Berry Good Yogurt Parfait is a tasty way to start building up your tolerance.

    Are you getting the calcium you need? May 2, 2011 12:00 AM
    Bloating? Gas? Those results are enough to keep people who are lactose intolerant away from what they really need — calcium. Being lactose intolerant means your body does not easily digest the sugar — lactose — found in dairy products. That category certainly includes a broad spectrum of foods.

     
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