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  1. 8 Healthy Summer-Friendly Food and Wine Pairings

    8 Healthy Summer-Friendly Food and Wine Pairings

    There’s nothing more “summer” than kicking back on the patio in the evening with a delicious meal — and a glass of the perfect wine to go with it.

    Keep in mind that not all wines are created equal, and you can make your meal even more enjoyable by pairing it with the kind of wine that enhances those flavors to the next level.

    With that in mind, we rounded up 8 summer-friendly, healthy recipes — and the wines to pair with them!

  2. 7 Light, Refreshing Summer Cocktails For 150 Calories or Less

    7 Light, Refreshing Summer Cocktails For 150 Calories or Less

    Hello, summer evenings! That warm weather makes for the perfect time of year to kick back on the patio with a good book, loved ones, a healthy meal and, in moderation, a cocktail!

    Thankfully, there are plenty of summer-friendly options out there that can be enjoyed and still fit into your calorie budget.

    We've collected 7 that have under 150 calories and are perfect for summer!

  3. Why Grilling is the Ultimate Form of Convenience Cooking

    Why Grilling is the Ultimate Form of Convenience Cooking

    For most of us, the idea of grilling runs hand-in-hand with warm, lazy summer weekends. Very rarely do we think about it as a way to whip up healthy, tasty dishes when we’re in a rush. But in reality, that’s exactly what it can be!

    Grilling is easy and makes cooking-times much faster--plus, foods hot off the grates have their own special, smokey taste that can make healthy eating even more enjoyable. Here are 8 tips for making grilling your best healthy, convenience-cooking style of the summer!

  4. 8 Healthy Fruit Desserts To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

    8 Healthy Fruit Desserts To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

    Strawberries, lemon, pineapple, oranges — spring fruits are the perfect combination of citrusy and sweet. They also go great with ingredients like yogurt, fat-free cream cheese and cool whip to make delicious desserts that have a distinctly light, spring taste to them.

    With that in mind, below are 8 healthy, fruit-themed spring desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth — without all those excess calories.

    Enjoy!

  5. The Danger of Eating Fried Food (Plus 5 Healthier Ways to Cook!)

    The Danger of Eating Fried Food (Plus 5 Healthier Ways to Cook!)

    Every time you eat, you’re either preventing disease, or you’re inviting it. Studies show that saying can be viewed as especially true when it comes to eating fried foods - and the more fried foods you eat, the greater the risk becomes.

    While it can be tempting to partake in deep fried foods (hello, French fries!), there ARE other methods of cooking that don’t pose as much risk to your health.

  6. 7 Delectable Diabetes-Friendly Cocktails

    7 Delectable Diabetes-Friendly Cocktails

    Living with Type 2 diabetes means you have to be more aware of your diet, ensuring you don’t eat foods with too many carbs or drink sugary beverages that can cause your blood sugar levels to spike. And while that should be Priority One, it’s okay to indulge every once in a while — as long as you do it safely and in moderation.

  7. 10 Sweet & Savory Make-Ahead Healthy Breakfasts

    10 Sweet & Savory Make-Ahead Healthy Breakfasts

    Your mornings set the tone for your entire day. That’s one of many reasons why eating a healthy breakfast is so critical to ensuring you have a productive day.

    That can be challenging when you have an especially busy a.m. routine — or kiddos and a significant other to also help get out the door.

    Luckily, there are plenty of tasty, simple recipes you can make ahead of time and have ready to roll for those hectic mornings.

  8. 5 Refreshing Keto-Friendly Low-Carb, Low-Calorie Cocktails

    5 Refreshing Keto-Friendly Low-Carb, Low-Calorie Cocktails

    Alcohol and dieting generally don’t mix. Many alcoholic beverages are high in sugars, carbs, and calories. But let’s face it -- alcohol is often a part of our holiday celebrations, and it’s also nice to kick back with an adult beverage now and again.  

  9. Healthy Versions of Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

    Healthy Versions of Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

    Thanksgiving - a time for family to gather, sit down for a meal, maybe play a game or two, watch some football, and most importantly, enjoy each other’s company.

    It’s also a time for food — and lots of it.Your typical delicious, savory, tummy filling Thanksgiving meal can average 4,500 calories. That's just for the one meal (with appetizers, drinks, and dessert).

    We've collected some recipes for healthier, still delicious alternatives for some favorite Turkey Day classics. So, cut out some of those calories, even if you only substitute one dish!

  10. 5 Fall Fruits That Star in some Tasty Treats

    5 Fall Fruits That Star in some Tasty Treats

    Seasonal fruit may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think autumn favorites, but fall fruit recipes can truly add some comfy, cozy, HEALTHY dishes to the season.

    We've collected 5 simple recipes to add to your repertoire of fall fruit treats. 

  11. 12 Labor Day Side Dishes That Will Wow Your Tastebuds

    12 Labor Day Side Dishes That Will Wow Your Tastebuds

    The end of summer is near, which can be a bit sad for those of us who really love the warm nights on the patio, the long golden hours and, of course, the summer style foods. For this year’s end-of-the-summer menus, whip up some tasty, light, refreshing side dishes that don't add as much to the daily calorie-count.

    We rounded up 12 of our favorite healthy Labor Day side dishes that are sure to make your mouth water!

  12. 10 Fresh, Scrumptious Mediterranean Diet Recipes for Beginners

    10 Fresh, Scrumptious Mediterranean Diet Recipes for Beginners

    The Mediterranean Diet uses wholesome, fresh ingredients like vegetables, whole-grain pasta and bread and healthy fats, as well as herbs and spices to create satisfying, delicious meals that can help lead to a longer, healthier life. Here are 10 recipes to get your Mediterranean journey started!

  13. 20 Quick & Easy Keto-Friendly Summer Grill Recipes

    20 Quick & Easy Keto-Friendly Summer Grill Recipes

    Summer arrives and your mind might head right to barbecue dinners. There is something that makes food cooked on the grill so much more delicious. When you're watching your weight, it can also be a stressful time, as you try to watch what you're eating but not miss out on those yummy foods that are always featured.

    We've collected 20 keto-friendly recipes that can help you stick with your guidelines... while also making your mouth water!  

  14. 20 Keto Desserts That Will Satisfy Any Sweet Tooth

    20 Keto Desserts That Will Satisfy Any Sweet Tooth

    Going keto doesn't mean you can't satisfy your sweet tooth now and again. We rounded up 20 of the best recipes for fruit lovers, chocolate lovers, fudge lovers, cream lovers and everything in between.

    What is your favorite keto dessert?

  15. 10 Healthy Sweet or Salty Snack Recipes to Enjoy While Social Distancing

    10 Healthy Sweet or Salty Snack Recipes to Enjoy While Social Distancing

    During this time of social distancing, we're all looking for things to do to keep busy. One fun way to pass the time is to whip up some yummy recipes new and old -- but grandma's famous oatmeal cookies might not be the best snacking choice if you're watching your waistline! That’s why we rounded up 10 of our favorite healthy sweet and salty snack recipes to munch on while at home. Go ahead, add a little variety to your week, guilt-free!

  16. 8 Pumpkin-Themed Recipes That Taste Like Fall on a Plate

    8 Pumpkin-Themed Recipes That Taste Like Fall on a Plate

    The air is getting a bit crisper and the days a bit shorter -- and that means fall is in full swing. Pumpkin works well in [many dessert items], but it’s also an ingredient that can star in snacks, dinners and breakfasts.With that in mind, we rounded up 8 pumpkin themed recipes you’ll want to make again and again.

  17. 4 Dinner and Dessert Pairings That Taste Like Autumn

    4 Dinner and Dessert Pairings That Taste Like Autumn

    The air is crisper, the leaves are changing color and there may even be a snowfall every once in awhile. That means one thing — autumn is in full swing, and those fall flavors of pumpkin, butternut squash, pear, cranberry and apple are fresh and ready for you to turn into delicious dishes. We rounded up 4 dinner and dessert pairings (8 recipes total) that literally taste like autumn on a plate.

  18. 7 Healthy Pumpkin Desserts That Will Blow You Away

    7 Healthy Pumpkin Desserts That Will Blow You Away

    It’s that time of year: The leaves are changing colors, the air’s a bit crisper, and a baker’s best friend is ripe and in-season. Pumpkin makes for the perfect ingredient for everything from cookies and cakes to pies and more. Enjoy these 7 delicious healthy pumpkin desserts without breaking the calorie bank and sending your diet over the edge!

  19. 5 Ridiculously Easy Breakfast Smoothie Recipes That Will Power-Pack Your Day

    5 Ridiculously Easy Breakfast Smoothie Recipes That Will Power-Pack Your Day

    Power-pack your day with a quick and easy breakfast smoothie! It's the most important meal of the day and a great way to replenish your energy levels and prepare your body for the day ahead. 

  20. Our 6 Favorite Summer Fruit Dessert Recipes

    Our 6 Favorite Summer Fruit Dessert Recipes

    Summer is in full swing, and that means a whole new array of scrumptious, ripe, in-season fruits that make for some amazing desserts. We rounded up our 6 favorite dessert recipes that are low in calories and fat and that are full of flavor!

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