Healthy Side Dishes
Mexican Street Corn Salad with Avocado

VIDEO: Mexican Street Corn Salad with Avocado Recipe

We took inspiration from delectable Mexican street corn to make a healthy salad full of color and flavor. The best part? It’s a healthy side dish full of vitamins and nutrients to help you feel more full and stay hydrated this summer. Featuring sweet corn, spicy jalapeno, crunchy red bell …

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Heart Health
plate with soup and sandwich, two items high in sodium

Lower Sodium Swaps for the Salty 6

There is a reason unhealthy food tastes good. These foods are often high in sodium – whether you realize it or not. The American Heart Association identifies six popular foods that are known for being very high in sodium and are very common in the typical American diet. They’ve dubbed …

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Growing Your Own Food
Boy holding radishes in garden; how to start a home garden

How to Start a Home Garden (And Why You Should)

People who grow their own food often insist that it tastes better than the store-bought variety — and for good reason. Food that is grown locally and eaten within hours of being harvested is at its peak in terms of flavor and nutrients. Plus, gardening can be fun for the whole …

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Healthy Desserts
Triple Berry Trifle

VIDEO: Triple Berry Trifle Recipe

Summer is here! And that means it’s berry season. One of our favorite ways to enjoy all those delicious, nutrient-rich strawberries, blueberries and raspberries is in this beautiful, light dessert. It’s easy to make and perfect for a patriotic picnic or barbecue. At less than 190 calories and 1.5 grams …

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Weight Management

Mindful Eating vs. Dieting

The word “diet” is often linked with restrictive eating — no white foods, no carbs, no fat — and the list goes on. Unfortunately, such restrictive eating patterns often backfire, creating a destructive cycle of bad feelings and negativity. Truth is, the word “diet” encompasses all of the foods and …

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Healthy Recipes

VIDEO: Maryland-Style Crab Cakes Recipe

Can we talk about crab cakes? When crab cakes are good, they’re very good. But too often, there’s more filler ingredients like bread crumbs and mayo than is needed and not enough discernible crab meat. They end up tasting bland and mushy, or over-fried in fatty oils, and all that …

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Summer Recipes

3 Easy Summer Mocktail Recipes

What’s better on a warm summer day or evening than a fancy drink to put you in a good mood? Often, people reserve their creativity and extra effort for mixing alcoholic drinks. But there’s no reason why mocktails (non-alcoholic cocktails) shouldn’t get the same amount of attention. They’re often lower …

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Eating Healthfully

The Do’s and Don’ts of Healthy Cooking Methods

Healthy eating isn’t only about the ingredients you choose. It’s also about how you prepare your food. Focusing on healthy cooking methods helps food retain more nutrients and introduces fewer toxins than deep-frying or blackening. Do’s and Don’ts for Clean Eating Whether you’re firing up the grill or stir-frying on …

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Health Food Trends

An Unlikely Trend: Why Nutritional Yeast Is So Popular

Some foods are as delectable to say as they are to eat: jambalaya, tiramisu, edamame… Alternatively, the term nutritional yeast doesn’t exactly exhilarate your taste buds. Nonetheless, in recent years, health-conscious eaters everywhere have been putting nutritional yeast (affectionately dubbed “nooch” for short) in or on top of their eggs, …

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Eating Healthy, Fresh Food

A Farmers Market Guide: Maximizing Your Shopping Trip

From Detroit’s massive, beloved Eastern Market, to the small community markets that dot the metro area on weekends, to the farm stands you pass as you drive up-North, southeast Michiganders have a plethora of options for buying local produce during the growing season (late spring through early fall). Whether you’re …

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