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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Tips for Eating Healthy
You Should Eat More Soup: 5 Reasons Why

You Should Eat More Soup: 5 Reasons Why

While we’re making our way through another long, cold winter, sipping steaming hot soups and stews can keep you and your family warm and toasty. Soup not only takes the bite out of a frosty night, it’s also a fuss-free way to get dinner on the table quickly. Whether a …

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Your Diet, Your Health
Mood-Boosting Foods

Mood-Boosting Foods: What You Eat Can Affect How You Feel

Hang in there. Gray skies are clearing. The sun is breaking through. Chances are as the days brighten with spring, so will your mood. It’s science. A lack of sun can lead to a lack of energy, sluggish, sad moods and a general case of the blahs. Effects vary person …

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Healthy Cooking Tips
How to Use New Kitchen Gadgets to Eat Healthy

How to Use Your New Kitchen Gadgets to Eat Healthy

This holiday season, many people found new kitchen tools, gadgets or small appliances under the tree. Kitchen items like the Instant Pot® were rated as some of the hottest gifts of 2017 and broke Black Friday sales records at retailers like Amazon. If you received a new kitchen gadget recently, …

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Healthy Eating
Beat the Heat: 5 Tips for Summer Cooking

Beat the Heat: 5 Tips for Summer Cooking

When outside temps are roasting, firing up the oven inside can feel like a herculean feat. The good news: Summer cooking can be cool and easy with a little creativity and planning. “Salads, sandwiches and other grab-and-go meals are big hits when summertime activities interfere with meal planning,” says Julie …

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Maintaining a Healthy Weight

10 Healthy Snacks That Won’t Devastate Your Diet

Snacking throughout the day may seem like a bad idea diet-wise, but it’s actually a healthy practice. By staving off hunger, it prevents you from overindulging. Plus, it’s a great way to fill nutritional gaps in your diet. Haven’t had a serving of dairy or a vegetable by lunchtime? A …

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Healthy Holiday Recipes
healthy holiday dessert

6 Ideas for Healthier Holiday Desserts

The holidays are not a season for deprivation. With all of the indulgent savory and sweet dishes, it’s no wonder Americans tend to pack on the pounds between Christmas and New Year’s. The good news: Since you’re going to be cooking up festive confections to celebrate, you can easily opt …

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Healthy Celebrations

Mother’s Day Her Way: 6 Breakfast-in-Bed Ideas

Sure, brunch is a Mother’s Day staple. But this year, instead of making reservations, consider serving breakfast in bed. After all, few things are more indulgent to an overworked mom than sleeping past 7 a.m. Whip up a healthy breakfast (quietly), clean up your mess, then deliver the goods on …

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Healthy Eating
greens

Let These Greens Be Your Lucky Charms to Health

Green grub on St. Patrick’s Day is a given. And while Americans typically associate the Irish holiday with a bright green brew, that dyed beer isn’t winning any nutrition awards. Add fatty corned beef on the side, and you have a recipe for heartburn! But there are healthier ways to …

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Healthy Eating
guilt-free pies

How To Dish Up Delicious Pie with Less Guilt

Nothing is more American than pie, but unfortunately, this year-round classic can be a dietary disaster. With buttery crust, sugary fillings and whipped or frozen toppings, a single slice can weigh in at over 1,000 calories. Trouble is, making a healthier pie isn’t a piece of cake (pun intended). “Piecrust …

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