Healthy Eating Tips & Insights

This section of the site highlights insights, strategies and tips to eat better - covering eating habits, healthy shopping, eating out, and making smarter choices. If you're not cooking for yourself yet, this is your section!

Thanksgiving the Skinny Way

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Hands down, Thanksgiving is the biggest cooking holiday out there. Some of the foods that are served at the Thanksgiving table are actually healthy foods that have gotten a bad rap because of the way they are prepared, so here are four ways to lighten up the classic recipe without compromising a lot on taste!

Five Meals, 9 Grocery Items

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Healthy cooking is expensive?! Nothing could be further from the truth and I’ll show you how to make five delicious meals that serve two people for around $30 in groceries.

Wacky Winter Smoothies

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Smoothies are the easiest breakfast around and a fast way to fill you up with the healthiest foods around. They are a chilly treat – but that doesn’t mean they are just for the warm weather months, you can enjoy them well into winter using seasonal and frozen foods to make them more fun and festive.

What Does Organic Really Mean?

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Organic produce in the US is highly regulated as I found out during my recent trip to Earthbound Farm, America’s largest grower of organic produce.

Cheap Ways To Go Gluten-Free

How To Go Gluten-Free

Worried about your food budget sky-rocketing because you need to go gluten-free? Eating gluten-free the economical way is easier than you think… and here’s how to take the “gluten guesswork” out!

Tasty Ways to Cook Eggplant

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“Oily Eggplant” is eggplant lovers and haters biggest complaint! Here’s how to achieve that soft, well-cooked texture without overdoing it with oil or loads of breading…

Broccoli Bonanza

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A reader wrote in this week asking for multiple ways to cook broccoli, one of my favorite super-charged vitamin-packed veggies! Broccoli has been touted as a superfood, and for good reason – here’s quick and delicious ways to cook broccoli!

10 Healthy Summer Habits to Take Back to the Office

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Who doesn’t love the summer months, the sun, fresh fruits and veggies, and best of all, time to play and rest? Here are 10 easy tips to help keep that slender summer figure in check going into the fall months.