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7 Healthy Burger Toppings

I’m going to start this post with a defense of the burger. While they get a bit of a bad rep, hamburgers can actually be pretty healthy. A 3-oz. burger (at least half the size of the burgers most restaurants serve) has a pretty low amount of calories (184), and it’s an excellent source of […]

Healthy Summer Sides to Bring to a Cookout

When going to a cookout, it’s tempting to bring chips and dip. But the truth is, fruit- and veggie-based side dishes are always welcome at a summer cookout to balance out meat overload. Here are some easy, crowd-friendly recipe ideas. Fruit for the grill: You can make fruit skewers of any sturdy fruit — like […]

How to Build a Power Salad

Not that salads ever go out of style, but the farmers’ markets are currently bursting with greens, making me deem this salad season. While side salads definitely offer a green counterpoint to whatever else you’re eating, they can be standalone meals — if you know what to add. If you’re looking to turn your salad […]

5 Health Benefits of Asparagus

Asparagus’ green spears are a sure sign of spring. If you’re wondering about the health benefits of this seasonal must-have, this blog’s for you. It’s low in calories: Five large spears have just 20 calories and 2 grams of fiber, making this a flavorful guilt-free food. It’s nutrient-dense: Asparagus packs a lot of nutrition. It’s […]

Foods That Are Surprisingly Unhealthy

Some foods just have a healthy halo. But just because a food sounds healthy, doesn’t mean it is. Don’t be duped by these four foods that sound healthy, but aren’t always. Veggie burgers: Even if you’re not a full-time vegetarian, you may sometimes be tempted by veggie burgers, which sound downright virtuous. But if you’re […]

A Healthy and Delicious Mother’s Day Brunch

Mother’s Day is the perfect time to celebrate your mother by treating her to a delicious homemade brunch. And while brunch can sometimes feel like a decadent version of breakfast (several courses! dessert!), there’s no reason brunch can’t also be healthy. For brunch this weekend, plan a menu that’s as good for you as it […]

Money-Saving Make-at-Home Foods

Alton Brown’s Granola The past few years have seen a rise of the DIY movement, as urban homesteaders, hipsters and thrifty folks alike have taken to pickling and preserving produce from farmers’ markets and CSA shares. Not only does making certain staples from scratch impress your friends, it also saves you money. Try making these […]

9 Ways to Eat More Greens

Kelsey Nixon’s Mean Green SmoothieYou may have heard that dark leafy greens are incredibly healthy. They are. Leafy greens — such as spinach, kale, collard greens, lettuce, escarole and Swiss chard — are chock-full of fiber, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals, and have been linked to lower risk of certain cancers and heart disease. You should […]

Is Gluten-Free for You?

With everything from cookies to pasta to soup to sausages bearing a “gluten-free” label these days, you might have wondered what the hype is with gluten-free — is it healthier? Will it help you lose weight? Most importantly, should you go gluten-free? Read on to find out what gluten is and who should avoid it.

Are Cleanses Safe?

As I dietitian, I’m frequently asked whether cleanses are safe. There seems to be a deep fascination with cleanses out there—they carry a promise of pushing a reset button and purging your body of all those “toxins” that supposedly are building up. Cleanses usually take one of two turns: juice cleanses (replacing all solid foods […]