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  1. Healthy Grilling Tips for the Perfect Backyard BBQ

    Think you know everything there is to know about grilling? Think again! We've rounded up some grilling tips & tricks perfect for your next BBQ plus a recipe for the most delicious Cajun burger.

  2. 4 Avocado Recipes for Every Meal

    People who eat avocados weigh less than those who don't, according to a new study. But do you think the only thing avocados taste good in is guacamole? Not so! Here are 4 tasty avocado recipes – one for every meal. Try them at home to truly experience this superfood at its best!

  3. 5 Healthy, Filling Breakfast Recipes

    Overweight or obese people lose over twice as much weight when they consume the majority of their calories in the morning instead of at night. So instead of leaving out breakfast, instead indulge – chow down on something delicious, healthy and filling in the morning. Here are 5 healthy, filling breakfast recipes to keep you full and ready to power through your day.

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  5. Meal Planning: Losing Weight and Keeping it Off!

    Consider all the places you eat: home, restaurants, at friends’ houses, maybe even your car? Opportunities to thwart healthy eating are everywhere! But if you take the time to plan ahead you’ll be better able to handle the situation and won’t succumb to last minute temptations or just the (perceived) exhaustion of planning out a meal. Meal planning may seem like a daunting task but consider the benefits...

  6. Quick, Healthy Breakfasts

    You know that eating a healthy breakfast is important. You've probably heard about all the studies that have shown that eating a nutritious breakfast will help you lose weight. But knowing what you're supposed to do and what you actually do, are two different things, especially when you are short on time. Preparing and eating a quick, healthy breakfast is not always feasible; or so it may seem. It seems inevitable, no matter what time you set your alarm for, your mornings are rushed. Well, maybe not always but definitely...

  7. Feature Ingredient of the Month: Broccoli

    For years it has been the go-to punishment for parents, "eat your broccoli or else..." But maybe those parents were on to something. We should be eating our broccoli. Broccoli is a nutritional gold mine. Broccoli has been shown to...

  8. Common Kitchen Blunders and Tips to Avoid Them

    Not everyone feels at home in the kitchen. But knowledge is definitely power, or in this instance, confidence. To help all those inspiring cooks out there, Diet-to-Go has provided you some helpful hints on how to handle some of the most common kitchen blunders. And to ensure you stay confident...

  9. Feature Ingredient of the Month - Asparagus

    One of the best things about summer is the abundance of fruit and vegetables in season. Sure with global commerce we can get almost any produce item at any time of the year, but there are a few things that just taste better in summer, asparagus being one of them. Asparagus added to any meal just...

  10. Feature Ingredient of the Month Recipe - Ribbon Asparagus Salad

    Taken from the Smitten Kitchen, this asparagus recipe is delicious, fun and lets you experience asparagus in a unique but tasty way. Grab your vegetable peeler and...

  11. Tomatoes 101

    Whether you are in the "it's a fruit" or "it's a vegetable" camp, we can all agree that tomatoes are delicious, nutritious and quite versatile. Available year round in our grocery stores, tomatoes thrive during warm weather, so expect...

  12. Roasted Beets and Asparagus over Fresh Greens

    Beets and asparagus, both extremely yummy and good for you, are in season now and are popping up at grocery stores across the country. Try something different...

  13. Diet-to-Go Recipes - The Veggie Goat Cheese & Watercress Sandwich

    With watercress in season, it can be found at almost all markets these days, so be sure to pick some up today (you can store it in the fridge for up to two weeks). Here is another great recipe, dubbed 'THE sandwich' for its amazing taste...

  14. Feature Ingredient of the Month - Watercress

    This unassuming leafy green vegetable is often overlooked. But it really shouldn't be. Easily qualifying as a superfood, watercress is rich in a multitude of vitamins, nutrients and contains powerful cancer fighting properties. Plus, a little watercress can add a nice zing to...

  15. Memorial Day Special: 6 Tips to Healthier Meals on the BBQ

    Ah, Memorial Day, the unofficial start to summer! And nothing says summer like outdoor cooking. Cooking food outside on the grill is an easy, fun and healthy way to spice things up at mealtime. But before you dust off your...

  16. Diet-to-Go Recipes - Roasted Salmon with Tomato, Onion & Herbs

    Eating fish high in omega-3 fatty acids is important for a well-balanced healthy diet. The American Heart Association suggests that people eat at least two servings of salmon (or another fish high in omega-3's) each week. This recipe is quick, easy and...

  17. Chef Davis Cooks "Fried" Chicken, Serves Facts About Healthy Fats

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Meet executive chef Michael Davis, a man with a passion for good food and great cooking techniques. As an occasional guest blogger for Diet-to-Go, Chef Davis will teach us what we should be eating and tell us how it should be cooked so we can match his expertise in our very own kitchen.I'm going to share a great recipe for delicious oven-baked chicken, but first I want to chew the fat about fats.Fats are necessary in our bodies to help with the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. These vitamins need some fat present to allow them...

  18. National Frozen Food Month: 7 Items You Should Stock Up On

    It's National Frozen Food Month!!!!Okay, so such a pronouncement isn't usually followed by wild cheers, fireworks or horns blowing, so you can all chill.According to Forbes, National Frozen Food Month is an invention of the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association, a trade group that encourages the distribution of frozen food coupons in March.Yes, it's basically an ad for companies who manufacture frozen foods.But, it's also become a good time to take stock of what's lurking in your freezer -- and to do a bit of spring cleaning before replacing the bad with some good.I just did a quick inventory...

  19. A Rush to Judgment: First Lady Enjoys Ribs, Draws Criticism

    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.I recently heard about a popular radio personality who criticized the First Lady for ordering short ribs while on a ski vacation with her daughters. In his "rush" to judgment, he seems to think Michelle Obama is a hypocrite for doing so -- and that she does not follow the advice she gives to others about eating well.Days later the finger-pointing and the controversy over her meal is still going on. Oh,...

  20. Turkey Chili Nachos: Exec Chef Shares Recipe Worthy of a Man Cave

    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. Man Cave vs. Cave ManWhen I moved to Pennsylvania I bought my first home and developed what I thought was the original man cave.The term "Man Cave" equates to an area designated for things that men do -- things like watching sports and movies, while eating nachos,...

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