Food and Kitchen Tips

10 Ways to Cut Salt and Add Flavor

Most Americans need to cut back on sodium. The place to start: your kitchen! Cooking more meals means you control how much salt you add and make smart swaps with flavorful ingredients.

Have You Made These Heart-Healthy Changes?

What have you done for your heart lately? January may be the season of New Year’s resolutions, but February is American Heart Month. It’s the perfect time to think about making smart food choices.

VIDEO: How to Add Flavor with Fresh Herbs

Fresh herbs are a great way to cook flavorful dishes when you’re watching sodium. Michael Marks shares tips for figuring out which fresh herbs are your favorite and adding them to foods.

VIDEO: Here’s Why Nuts are Heart Healthy

Michael Marks explains why nuts have gotten a well-deserved reputation for their good fat! He shares some tips to add nuts to your cooking and keep an eye on your portions.

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Italian Diabetes-Friendly Meals

Here’s one way to add healthful Italian recipes to a meal plan. It even fits in a traditional dessert—perfect for a special occasion!

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