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Healthy Snacks

Gluten-Free: Hot New Trend or Here to Stay?

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

The term "gluten-free" is tossed around a lot these days, but many people do not actually know what gluten means. This not-so-new diet is much more than just skipping bread.

Homemade Granola Bars for Hungry Kids

Jennifer Segal | Posted 06.04.2013 | Taste
Jennifer Segal

I cracked the code and came up with a chewy chocolate chip granola bar that puts all store-bought bars to shame. They're no-bake and take only 10 minutes to make.

Why Snacking Can Stall Fat Loss and Fast Metabolism

JJ Virgin | Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

Based on my research and experience, I'm against snacking for fat loss and fast metabolism. Snacking has become a multibillion-dollar industry where manufacturers push an ever-widening array of Frankenfoods loaded with high-fructose corn syrup and trans fat.

Avoid These 6 Snacking Mistakes

Posted 03.29.2013 | Healthy Living

Plus, what you can do to avoid them.

New and Healthy Food Finds

Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E. | Posted 05.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E.

This year, I carefully planned which companies I wanted to visit at Natural Foods Expo West in each of the six huge exhibit halls. Here are my finds of the day, which are all made from whole foods with minimal ingredients.

Boost Your Metabolism And Fight The Snack Attack

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 05.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

Some people can eat three meals a day and be completely satisfied. Many others, however, need that snack to hold them over to the next meal. If you are one of the many out there that need a snack to curb hunger, why not boost your metabolism while enjoying that healthy snack?

Crunch-Time Rules for Parenting and Eating

Christina Loccke | Posted 05.13.2013 | Parents
Christina Loccke

As a food writer, I follow trends in healthful eating; as a parent, I know when I shouldn't indulge my children's whims. Still, when I read the results of a new poll on eating and exercising, I saw myself in nearly every rule that was guaranteed to backfire.

5 Healthy Midnight Snacks That Require Little To No Effort

Posted 03.05.2013 | OWN

By Lynn Andriani Savory and sweet midnight snacks that are quick, easy and indulgent -- but not so heavy that you'll wake up with a food hangover. ...

The Real Battlefront for Child Obesity

Carolyn Bronstein | Posted 04.28.2013 | Media
Carolyn Bronstein

Parents must understand the psychology behind food-related advertising to children, get wise to current formats, and initiate consumer action. Turns out, a generation of kids has been taught that food is fun, rather than fuel.

Crispy Kale Chips With Black Roasted Sesame Seeds

Liz Della Croce | Posted 04.27.2013 | Taste
Liz Della Croce

Crispy, crunchy and addictive, it will be nearly impossible to eat just one of these Kale Chips with Black Roasted Sesame Seeds. If you've never tried kale chips before, you are missing out.

10 Ways to Get Your Kids Off Junk Food and Demanding Vegetables

Maia James | Posted 04.27.2013 | Parents
Maia James

The snack aisle at the health food store is full of products loaded with sugar, salt and white flour -- really not health food at all!

6 Ways To Host The Best (And Healthiest!) Oscar Party

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 04.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

Let's be honest -- you don't really want to gorge yourself while watching your favorite fit celebrities strut their stuff on the red carpet. It's a surefire way to feel not so good about yourself. But you can watch the Oscars in style while keeping it skinny.

6 Ways to Give Back to Yourself on Valentine's Day

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

Love is in the air. Whether your Valentine's Day is sealed with an extra special kiss from your sweetie or a night on the town with your single girlfriends, you want to feel great in your own skin. Here are my favorite ways to give back to yourself (yes, chocolate is included).

5 'Healthy' Foods That Are Actually Full Of Junk

Posted 02.12.2013 | OWN

Don't fall for misleading health food labels. For example, a low-fat option might be loaded with unhealthy oils, while veggie offerings can incl...

On the Road Again

Marisa Churchill | Posted 04.10.2013 | Taste
Marisa Churchill

Staying healthy while on the road has been a theme for me lately. Whether you are a frequent flyer, or just need a little extra inspiration, here are a few tips I picked up recently that will help to make traveling and eating healthfully easier to pull off.

School Snacks Will Go On A Diet

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 04.03.2013 | Parents

WASHINGTON — Goodbye candy bars and sugary cookies. Hello baked chips and diet sodas. The government for the first time is proposing broad new ...

4 Ridiculously Healthy (And Delicious!) Pizzas For Your Super Bowl Party

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

Pizza has the potential to be ridiculously healthy -- it covers all the food groups! Hold the delivery this year and get creative in the kitchen. Try one of my favorite healthy spins on the not-so-greasy good stuff.

Seven Eco-Friendly Options at Fast-Food Chains

Sierra | Posted 04.01.2013 | Home
Sierra

We asked a few quick-fix connoisseurs to recommend fast-food fare that greenies can order with a clear conscience. From Five Guys fries to Panera Bread, here are their suggestions.

What Nutritionists Serve At Their Super Bowl Parties

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living

They still have dips, chili and desserts, but they put a spin on these classics.

Change Your Eating Habits One Bite At A Time

Bill & Claire Wurtzel | Posted 03.30.2013 | Taste
Bill & Claire Wurtzel

Change is a process, so why would anyone expect overnight success?

Eat Something New: The Latest 'In Fashion' Foods

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 03.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

Food and fashion aren't so different. Throughout the years, we've seen the good, the bad and the ugly. Sometimes, we look back and say to ourselves, "What was I thinking?" This year is no different. Let's take a look at healthy trends that are in and the not-so-healthy trends that I hope to see on the way out!

5 Healthy Snacks Your Kids Will Actually Eat

Women & Co | Posted 03.12.2013 | Parents
Women & Co

When it comes to kids and the holidays, visions of sugarplums do dance in their heads. Far be it for us to kill their dreams, but why not offer some treats that are both delicious and healthy?

What Do Nutritionists Eat? 10 Snacks The Experts Crave

Posted 11.14.2012 | Healthy Living

Good news for the snack-happy: Eating between meals may be a sign of overall healthier habits. According to survey results published by market rese...

Good-For-You Snacks That Taste Amazing

Posted 02.15.2013 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Nothing's going to come between you and those chips... except for maybe a healthier alternative that's just as satisfying. K...

5 Healthy Fall Chip Recipes

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 12.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

Think nice, crispy chips can't be part of a healthy diet? Think again! The crispness of fall is in the air, and it should be in your food, too, in the form of delicious chips made from seasonal, locally-grown foods.