The Healthiest Ice Creams and Frozen Desserts

Even though I’m a dietitian, I still scream for ice cream, gelato and other refreshing frozen treats – especially on sweltering summer days. I’ve always noticed that eating a scoop of ice cream, froyo or my favorite novelty (ice cream ...

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The Digestive Distress of Being a Teacher

Remember the strange feeling you had that first time you saw your elementary school teacher in public? It was your first realization that your teacher was actually a human being who existed outside of the classroom. But I’ll bet you ...

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Can Certain Foods Help Reduce Inflammation?

Research indicates that inflammation likely plays a role in the development of diseases such as heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and some kinds of cancer. While lifestyle choices and environmental factors can trigger inflammation, it can also be combated with ...

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(Panera Bread) Black Bean Soup

Ingredients SERVINGS 4-6 UNITS US 1onion, finely chopped 2garlic cloves, minced 2celery ribs, finely chopped 1⁄4large red bell pepper, finely chopped 2small chicken bouillon cubes 1 -1 1⁄2cup boiling water 2(15 ounce) cans black beans, undrained 1⁄2teaspoon salt 1⁄2teaspoon cumin ...

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Oven-Roasted Corn on the Cob

IngredientsNutrition SERVINGS 6-8 UNITS US 6ears corn on the cob, in their husks (Or however many will fit in your oven.) water, to rinse them Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Rinse ears. Place corn cobs directly on middle rack in ...

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Thick Chocolate Pudding

Ingredients SERVINGS 4 UNITS US 1⁄3cup sugar 1⁄4cup cocoa 3tablespoons cornstarch 1⁄8teaspoon salt 2cups skim milk 1teaspoon vanilla extract Directions In a 2-qt. microwave-safe bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Stir in milk until smooth. Microwave, uncovered on high for ...

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Why You’ll Never Get ‘Toned’

The next time you’re standing next to a magazine rack, glance at the headlines. I can guarantee you’ll come across more than one cover that promises exercises to “tone” your arms, legs, abs and more. And it’s not just magazines: ...

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10 Power Foods to Maximize Your Workouts

It’s easy to envy the chiseled, uber-lean physiques of professional athletes and assume they subsist on protein powders, energy bars or other supplements to maintain their competition-ready shapes. But as a sports nutritionist who’s worked with numerous elite-level athletes including ...

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Restaurant Teriyaki Sauce

Ingredients YIELD 1 1/2cups, approx. UNITS US 1⁄4cup soy sauce 1cup water 1⁄2teaspoon ground ginger 1⁄4teaspoon garlic powder 5tablespoons packed brown sugar 1 -2tablespoon honey 2tablespoons cornstarch 1⁄4cup cold water   Mix all but cornstarch and 1/4c water in a ...

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