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10 "Unhealthy" Foods that are Actually Good for You

We're setting the record straight about some of the "bad" foods that are actually good for you! How many are you unnecessarily avoiding? Find out!

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10 Cool Summer Breakfasts

A warm morning meal isn't always practical during the hotter months. Chill out on a hot morning with these fast and filling recipes.

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10 Healthy Snacks for Cheese Lovers

If cheese pleases your palate, watch out: Those creamy calories can really add up. Satisfy your cheese cravings for fewer calories with these smart snacks!

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10 New Takes on Our Most Popular Recipe

We've created 10 variety-packed ways you can enjoy this popular slow-cooker dish, so you'll never have the same meal twice. Enjoy!

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10 New Ways to Eat Grilled Chicken

No more bland grilled chicken! Take this lean staple up a notch with these 10 fresh, fast and flavorful recipes.

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10 Portion Control Pointers

Portion control is essential to eating healthfully and losing weight. Where do you start? With these 10 tips!

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10 Protein-Packed Snacks

These speedy and portable snack ideas make it easy to add a punch of protein into your day!

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10 Recipes for Avocado Lovers

Here are 10 unique and refreshing ways to enjoy avocados.

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10 Snacks Under 100 Calories

Your taste buds won't know that these snacks all weigh in at 100 calories or less!

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100-Calorie Easter Treats

Don't let the Easter Bunny hop all over your healthy eating plans. These 10 treats will allow you to indulge--for 100 calories or less!

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11 Creative Uses for Cottage Cheese

Packed with protein, low in fat, and full of flavor, creamy cottage cheese is as versatile as it is nutritious. Check out these new ways to eat this healthy staple!

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11 Delicious Meatless Meal Ideas

Looking to add more plant-based meals to your diet? We've compiled a collection of healthy, flavorful meatless meals that everyone will eat!

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11 Easy Rubs and Marinades for the Grill

Why buy a rub or marinade at the store when you can make it yourself using just a few simple ingredients? These DIY versions are as tasty as they are economical!

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11 Halloween Treats Under 100 Calories

Think there's no room for treats in your healthy eating plan? Think again! These Halloween sweets are so low in calories that you'll think you're being tricked!

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11 Healthy Fall Comfort Foods

Indulge in the warm, sweet, and spicy flavors of fall with these easy recipes!

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11 Lighter Summer Pies

These simple recipes are low in calories, fat and sugar, so you can make your pie-in-the-sky dessert dreams come true this season!

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11 Savory Snacks Under 250 Calories

Are you stuck in a snack rut? Try one of these savory snacks--with fewer than 250 calories each!

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11 Unique Pumpkin Pie Recipes

Transform your pumpkin pie from ''ho-hum'' to ''YUM'' this year! Here are 11 ways to put a twist on everyone's favorite orange fall treat.

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12 Foods that Affect Your Mood

Feeling blue? Your diet could be to blame! Here are six foods to eat and six foods to avoid to keep your mood stable and your spirits high.

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12 Foods to Eat for a Healthier Ticker

Stop focusing on all the foods you can't have, and start adding more of these healthful and delicious foods to your meals!

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12 Guiltless Pizza Recipes

If you love pizza--but also love fitting into your pants--we've got you covered.

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12 Peachy Keen Recipes

Peach season is upon us! You'll love this round-up of sweet and savory dishes that are as nutritious as they are delicious.

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12 Skinnier Dip Recipes

From sweet and creamy to savory and spicy, dive into a lightened-up dip recipe for every occasion!

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12 Speedy Spring Breakfasts

With the arrival of spring comes a welcome flurry of colorful produce. Celebrate the bounty of the season with these beautiful, satisfying meals packed with nutrients and fresh flavors.

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12 Super Yummy Cabbage Recipes

Cabbage is an extremely versatile veggie that gets far less attention than it deserves! Read on for a dozen recipes celebrating cabbage.

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13 Aphrodisiac Foods to Put You in the Mood

When selecting recipes for your Valentine's Day celebration, you might want to consider more than just taste preferences. If you want to feel friskier, add one or more of these reputed aphrodisiacs to the menu. While many of these foods' powers are rooted solely in lore and ancient tradition, they are mostly whole foods, with plenty of nutrition to offer. Don't consider these ingredients to be a prescription for a better love life or anything that ails you, but do check out the delicious recipes that showcase them!

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13 Sugar-Free Dessert and Snack Ideas

Looking for some smarter ways to satisfy your sweet tooth without turning to sugar? We've got plenty!

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13 Things You Can Do with a Bag of Baby Spinach

Baby spinach isn't just for salads anymore! Here are 13 quick and creative ways to get your greens.

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13 Ways to Top Your Burger for 100 Calories or Less

Revitalize your boring burger with these guiltless flavor boosters!

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14 Snacks You'll Go Nuts For

Do you like to get a little nutty with your snacks? Check out these easy and nutritious recipes for a boost of healthy fats and protein!

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15 Simple Truths about Food

It's time to clean out the fridge, toss the food myths into the trash and replace them with honest-to-goodness truths about the food we eat.

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15 Surprising Sources of Added Sugar

Sugar (in many forms) may be hiding in a lot of your favorite foods without you even realizing it. Here are 15 of the top ''added'' sugar offenders.

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17 Dunkable Game-Day Dips

by Stepfanie Romine, Staff Writer
Chips and dip are a classic snack pairing. You simply can't go wrong by serving them, no matter the occasion! But if you want to jazz up your buffet table, swap the usual bag of potato chips and tub of store-bought dip with one of these simple yet sumptuous offerings. They're so good you'll be tempted to double dip!

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20 Easy Ways to Cut Calories

Are you struggling to cut calories from your diet? These effortless ideas are proven to work--without leaving you hungry for more.

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5 Big, Fat Diet Myths--Busted!

There are a lot of misconceptions out there about food and weight loss, and we're here to clear the air! Here are the straight facts on eating for weight loss--no deprivation required.

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5 Foods That Raise Your HDL

Has your doctor has told you to increase your HDL, but you're unsure how? Start by eating more of these heart-healthy foods!

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5 Gardening Solutions for Urbanites

Here are five ways urban dwellers can grow fruits, veggies and herbs without setting foot in suburbia.

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5 Smart Beverage Swaps

Are you sipping a meals' worth of calories with your meal? Make these quick and easy drink swaps to save yourself hundreds of unnecessary calories!

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5-Ingredient Fruit Desserts

When ripe fruit is at its best, finish off a meal with these tasty, minimalist desserts. No fuss required!

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6 Marvelous Mock Meats

We can all benefit from learning about alternate and affordable plant proteins. Here are some delicious ways to go meatless for a meal!

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6 Sneaky Ways to Add More Nutrition to Your Meals

Youre eating your veggies and watching your portions, but is there a way to make your meals even better for you? These 6 habits will help you take your healthy choices to the next level so you can get more nutritional bang for your buck.

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7 Healthy and Hydrating Foods

You don't have to just drink your water--you can eat it, too! Here are seven foods you should munch on to get a little extra H2O in your day.

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7 Super Sources of Omega 3s

Include the following foods in your diet to benefit from the amazing health-enhancing properties of omega-3s.

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8 Awesome Omelets

Tired of the same old eggs? Spice up any meal with these fresh omelet ideas!

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8 New Ways to Cook Asparagus

Asparagus is high in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients, as well as fiber and protein. Sure, it's healthy, but asparagus is just plain delish. Here are 8 healthy ways to enjoy asparagus while it's in season.

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9 Foods You Think are Healthy but Aren't

There are many foods in today's supermarkets that arent as good for you as you might think. Before you bite, get the facts on some of these masters of disguise!

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9 Healthier Ways to Enjoy Bacon

If you're looking for some new ways to enjoy bacon without going too crazy on calories, here are 10 healthful and delicious ways to do it.

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9 Healthy Salad Entrees

Main-course salads are a great way to pack in your vegetables. Here are nine of our favorite salad recipes that stand their own as entrees.

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A Dozen Ways to Quell Your Sweet Tooth

How can you satisfy your sweet tooth without going overboard on fat and calories? Try one of these dozen sweet treats!

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Counting Down the Calories in Holiday Cookies

Chances are, you're going to be faced with a holiday cookie tray in the coming weeks. Use our nutritional comparison of holiday cookies before you bite!

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How Many Calories are in Your Easter Basket?

Check out the nutrition info for some of the more popular Easter candies before you dig into your basket.

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Picture-Perfect Portion Sizes

When you don't have access to measuring cups and spoons, use these everyday objects to estimate your portion sizes like a pro.

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Red, White and Blue Foods that are Good for You

Add these colorful foods to your 4th of July celebration for a patriotic feast that's also healthy!

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Slim Summer Cocktails

Sipping a cool cocktail with friends on a hot night is one of summer's simple pleasures. Unfortunately, traditional mixed drinks can pack a big calorie punch! Instead, invite your pals over to cool off with one of these lower-calorie cocktails.

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Slow Cooker Recipes that Care for Your Heart

Not only are slow cooker recipes easy and convenient; they can also be incredibly healthy when done the right way! Take care of your heart, both literally and figuratively, with these nutritious set-it-and-forget-it meals.

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Smart Swaps for Summer Drinks

Sipping drinks in the summertime can really pack on the pounds. Find out how many calories you're really drinking and how you can still savor the flavors of summer for a fraction of the calories!

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The Best and Worst Girl Scout Cookies

How do your favorite Girl Scout Cookies stack up nutritionally? Find out how the cookies crumble!

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The Secret Benefits of Tea

If you haven't yet jumped on this ancient tradition turned trend, here are some reasons you should.

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Top 12 Foods to Buy Organic

Find out which foods contain the most pesticides.

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Unconventional Ways to Use Bagged Greens

Think all you can do with a bag of greens is make a salad? Think again!

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