So much of holiday celebrations revolve around family, friends and sharing time together, but they also revolve around food. From big family dinners and drinks with friends to office potlucks and neighborhood parties, food is the gathering point. Holidays are often seen as the season of overindulgence. For people with health goals, managing health conditions or trying to maintain their… Read More »How Restricted Eating During the Holidays Can Backfire
Spreads and dips aren’t typically known for their health benefits, but this recipe adds filling protein and calcium by whipping goat cheese with Greek yogurt. A low-temperature sauté of garlic in olive oil brings out its nutty, sweet flavors, while herbs of cool weather, like thyme and chives, add additional flavor. Ingredients 8 ounces goat cheese 1 cup Greek yogurt 1 Tbsp.… Read More »Fall Herb-whipped Spread with Crudité
This no-bake pumpkin cheesecake recipe takes on less sugar than many traditional versions. And while this recipe contains a fair share of heavy whipping cream, it is served in small containers to keep portion sizes in mind. The light and fluffy aftermath is a delightful finish to a heavy meal. Ingredients For the Cinnamon Graham Crust 1 cup reduced-fat cinnamon graham… Read More »Mini No-bake Pumpkin Cheesecakes
November 15 is National Clean Out Your Fridge Day – and while you should deep clean your fridge more than annually, this day is perfectly timed ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday when many families struggle to find refrigerator space to store side dishes and casseroles. The refrigerator is one of the most essential household appliances, and often experiences its fair… Read More »It’s Probably Time to Clean Out Your Fridge￼
Rates of gestational diabetes are increasing among women of all racial and ethnic subgroups in the U.S. Gestational diabetes is relatively common and affects 2% to 10% of pregnancies – but can be connected to short- and long-term risks for women and their babies. The good news is for most pregnant women gestational diabetes is transient and can be safely managed under the care… Read More »Is Gestational Diabetes Preventable?
The National Pasta Association reports the average American consumes about 20 pounds of pasta each year. In recent years, consumers have been increasingly looking for low-carb alternatives to their favorite side dishes. Deciphering the marketing for these products can be challenging, making it difficult to choose the best option. For example, green colored spinach pasta does not necessarily translate to the nutrient value of… Read More »How Pasta Substitutes Measure Up and How to Prepare Them
Char-boo-terie, char-spook-erie…or scare-cuterie? A charcuterie board is a crowd-pleasing hostess offering, as it is customizable based on party size and offers a variety of options to please various taste buds. It also makes for a festive treat to bring to a Halloween get-together – because walking into a party empty-handed is frightening. Whatever you decide to call it, here are… Read More »Halloween Treats that Aren’t Scary to Make
Autumn has arrived. Leaves are falling, temperatures are dropping, and with the season comes a fall harvest full of hearty crops. Butternut, acorn and spaghetti squash are only a few on the list of fall squashes offering plenty of nutrients including vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants. A versatile crop, squashes make their way into savory soups, cozy drinks and spiced desserts.… Read More »Three Cozy Fall Recipes Featuring Squash
October normally marks the start of the influenza season, when cases of the virus increase significantly and remain high until the spring. However, over the past two years there has been a lower number of flu cases than usual. This reduction is partially due to increased social distancing, mask-wearing and other measures in place to slow the spread of COVID.… Read More »Is it a Cold, the Flu, or COVID?
A whopping 98 percent of Americans eat pizza, and according to the Washington Post, approximately 3 billion pizzas are sold each year. It’s that go-to Friday night meal bound to satisfy a crowd with the various toppings, sauces and cheeses there are to offer. But after topping additions, delivery fees and tips – this can lead to a hefty bill. Next time you find… Read More »Easy Homemade Pizza with Staple Ingredients