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Healthy Alternatives to Your Favorite Junk Food

Healthy sandwiches n two plates

What if you could enjoy your favorite junk foods and keep your figure? If it sounds too good to be true, it’s not! Here are some healthy alternatives for the most popular junk foods, so you can surge forth confidently for a more health-conscious year! Mexican Food Lots of fried chips, the giant deep-fried beef […]

Some Recipes Are Just Way Too Easy

Pizza on French bread

Sometimes we just need something quick and easy, with ingredients that are easy to keep around the housel  Here are my favorite ‘way too easy’ recipes! 3 2 1 Microwave Cake – Whether you live in a dorm or spend your life in a cubicle, these amazingly easy cake recipe is impossible not to keep […]

Build a Better Salad

Two female friends making salad in kitchen

Salads sound like the perfect “healthy” meal – a base of colorful vegetables accented with flavor.  But there are landmines everywhere at a salad bar.  I mean, the macaroni salad alone would set you back a day’s worth of fat and calories (and probably sodium too). But don’t worry, you can still get all the […]

Tasty and Healthy Dips

Assorted snack dips on wooden table

I’m a huge fan of dips, whether I’m just at home or at a party. However, it’s not typically the healthiest option when you are in the mood to munch. But there are ways to reduce the fat and calories and boost the nutrients in your snack. Here are a few healthy dip recipes that […]

Alternatives to Brown-Bagging Your Lunch

Healthy wraps in a tupperware

Sure, a turkey sandwich is fine for the 200th day in a row, but are you looking to jazz up that brown bag lunch? Here are a few ways to perk up the lunch hour without breaking the budget. Take that turkey on a roll. Instead of your normal two slices of whole wheat bread, […]

Five Surprising Diet Downfalls

Woman eating salad in restaurant

Most of us work at minimum to maintain our weight, or possibly lose. And sometimes it seems that no matter what we do, those pounds stay stubbornly in place. We have ditched the sodas, the ice cream, and the potato chips. What could be lurking around wreaking havoc on all your hard work? Here are […]

Healthy Choices At Fast Food Restaurants

Hands holding a delicious burger

Sometimes time just dictates the necessity of a quick and easy meal on the go. But let’s take a look at how to eat as healthy as possible when grabbing a meal in a paper sack. For the most part, I am focusing on reducing calories and fat with these suggestions, though sodium can also […]

Five Delicious High-Protein Snacks

Devilled eggs on wooden board

While many of us think that not eating is the way to diet, most experts will tell you that continuing to fuel your body in healthy ways will help your body lose weight faster than sending it into starvation mode. One of the key parts of this theory is snacking smartly. Protein will help keep […]

Realism: Build a Healthy, Filling Salad

Woman making salad in kitchen

Yes, salads can be a great diet food if you make the right choices. But those choices include making sure that you are getting enough nutrition to keep yourself full until the next meal. Having a salad for lunch does you no good if you end up at the vending machine mid-afternoon because you are […]

Healthy Italian Options

Healthy Italian food

Italian cuisine is mostly known for being carbohydrate- and dairy-heavy and diet-unfriendly. And even the best disciplined of us have a hard time turning down the amazing scent of garlic bread. But if you plan ahead and choose wisely, you can still enjoy your favorite Italian flavors without the side dish of guilt. Start with […]