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  1. I Slipped: Nutrition Consultant Crafts a Mac-n-Cheese Confession

    I Slipped: Nutrition Consultant Crafts a Mac-n-Cheese Confession

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Guest blogger Cynthia Parrott is a busy working woman who manages to find the time for fitness, diet and the writing of great advice for health-conscious women.The other day I ate macaroni and cheese -- from a box!Okay, so you might be laughing and thinking, "So what?" Boxed mac-n-cheese might be a regular staple in your house. Kids love it... it's quick... it's easy... and it's dinner in less than 10 minutes!But for me, a health and nutritional consultant and an advocate of REAL food, such convenience foods are a big no-no.I stand on my soap box daily...

  2. Master Chef's Recipe for Turkey Stew Osso Bocu Over Brown Rice

    Master Chef's Recipe for Turkey Stew Osso Bocu Over Brown Rice

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Meet executive chef Michael Davis, a man with a passion for good food and great cooking techniques. Michael will be an occasional blogger for Diet-to-Go, teaching us what we should be eating and telling us how it should be cooked so we can match his expertise in our very own kitchens.Aging Like Fine Wine?So many things in life seem to get better with age. There's cheese, wine, our financial portfolio (hopefully) and our maturity in life to name a few. One thing that doesn't age so well is food in our digestive tracts. When we eat, the food...

  3. Not a Football Fan? Check Out These Great Weekend Events

    Not a Football Fan? Check Out These Great Weekend Events

    It's a great time of year for football fans, but if watching hulking men hit each other for hours on end isn't your cup of tea, then maybe you'll want to venture away from your TV and take in a few great events featuring your favorite food company.If you live in the Washington DC area, then head over to the Washington Convention center for the NBC4 Health Expo. It won't cost you a dime to attend, but you can walk away feeling like a million bucks if you are chosen for an Ambush Makeover.The two people chosen at random will...

  4. 8 Scary Food Additives You Should Always Avoid

    8 Scary Food Additives You Should Always Avoid

    Contributed by Brandi Koskie, the Senior Editor for DietsInReview.com, which provides the tools and information needed to shape a healthier you.At times it seems that you need an advanced degree to understand what's listed on food labels. Most of us just bypass reading the label altogether.But, you should know that buried in those multi-syllabic words are chemical additives that may have an adverse effect on your health and how your body absorbs nutrients. These chemical ingredients are used because they increase a food's shelf life, enhance their flavor and color, and make them more appealing to consumers.Use this list as...

  5. Irish Eyes are Smiling: Pudding, Soup & Potato Pancake Recipes

    Irish Eyes are Smiling: Pudding, Soup & Potato Pancake Recipes

    I love St. Patty's Day. It's a holiday where people socialize and act genuinely happy. It doesn't matter if you have any Irish blood in you. It's more the spirit of the occasion.And in keeping with that spirit I called on my dear friend Sally Ketchum, Michigan's finest food writer, for a little taste of the Old Country -- recipes for Popover Pudding with Irish Bacon, Bird Flanagan Potato Pancakes, and Pride of Erin Soup.Feel free, of course, to wash the food down with a pint of Murphy's or Killian's... or maybe even Guinness!Okay Sally, so feed our minds about...

  6. Become Salad Savvy: Food Expert Serves Up Recipes & More

    Become Salad Savvy: Food Expert Serves Up Recipes & More

    Special for DiettoGo.comby Cheryl Tallmanwww.FreshBaby.comYou may have heard people comment that lettuce is just empty calories. This is just not true. While iceberg lettuce is not a nutritional powerhouse, other salad greens are nutritional champions. As a general rule, the darker the leaves, the more nutritious the salad green. Just as an example, romaine and watercress have seven times as much beta-carotene, two to four times as much calcium and twice the amount of potassium as iceberg lettuce. By simply choosing a variety of salad greens you use in your salads, you can enhance the nutritional content and enjoy new...

  7. Dessert Anyone? Master Chef Shares His Favorite Dessert Recipes

    Dessert Anyone? Master Chef Shares His Favorite Dessert Recipes

    Some would say I am blessed. Others would say I am cursed. You decide when I tell you that I don't crave sweets. I can live without them most of the time. But every once in a while I will go on a binge, eating ice cream or some Twizzlers or something similar. The rest of the time I can walk by them without a problem.Certainly I am not the average person when it comes to sweets. Most people have a weakness when it comes to sweets of some sort. How could you not enjoy a...

  8. Eat Out, Eat Right: 10 Dining Out Tips 'n Tricks

    Eat Out, Eat Right: 10 Dining Out Tips 'n Tricks

    Dining out is no longer a luxury or treat. It's a fact of our busy life. When pressed for nutritional information, some servers at your favorite eateries will begrudgingly serve up a few numbers. The sad fact is many sit-down restaurants simply do not have that info available.So what's a determined dieter to do? Stick with boring old baked chicken and steamed veggies or throw caution to the wind and order whatever you want with the hopes that "it can't be that bad." Sorry, but it can be that bad... and even worse than you imagined.Making the Best ChoicesDiet-to-Go...

  9. Food Expert Lists 5 Ways to Save Money on Groceries

    Food Expert Lists 5 Ways to Save Money on Groceries

    Did you know the average family of four in America wastes $600 worth of groceries a year? That's $50 a month! That's a tank of gas, y'all! Why is this, I wonder? Especially considering the current economic climate, why is this happening? What's going to waste? More likely than not, it's the fresh stuff we buy in our effort to be healthy. It's wilted lettuce, moldy green beans and flaccid carrots being dumped. It's all that wonderful spinach and other greens being tossed well past their prime. We buy it because we know we need to get our nutritional...

  10. French Onion Soup

    French Onion Soup

    My name is Leanne and I’m a soup addict... I’m not kidding. I love, Love, LOVE soup. I dream about soup. I plot and scheme on how to get more soup into my day. I write about it, daydream about it, I’ve even made up sketchy poems up about it (one included here for your bewildered amusement). Seriously, this soup obsession of mine, well, it’s just a little over the top; even I can see it. See the thing is I don’t just care for soup; I’m fanatical about soup. Did I mention I’m obsessed with it?...

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