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Resolution to Reality: Back on Track in 2015

If your New Year’s resolution has something to do with eating better, exercising more, or losing weight, you are certainly not alone. The beginning of a new year is a great time to start working toward a healthier you!

Pack Your Lunch: A Simple Step to Better Health

One easy way to improve your diet is to start bringing a healthy lunch from home.

VIDEO: Back to Your Roots

Root vegetables are packed with nutrients and many varieties are available during the winter months. Find out which vegetables are considered root vegetables and how you can use them in your own kitchen!

VIDEO: Make Your Own Tea

Learn how to make your own unsweetened tea at home using herbs and spices. With few calories and carbohydrates, unsweetened tea one of the beverages we highly recommend.

VIDEO: Citrus

There are so many types of citrus fruit. Even with diabetes, citrus like oranges and tangerines can be a tasty, refreshing snack or side. What’s more – many citrus fruits are in season during the winter months!

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Find more videos, on-the-go tips, and other articles to help with meal planning and food preparation.

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Healthy Meals for 2015

Jump-start your year with this great example of how you can make healthy snacks, sides, and our recipes work together!

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*Estimates are rounded to the nearest 200 calories. An individual's calorie needs may be higher or lower than these average estimates. Developed from the 2010 US Dietary Guidelines for Americans.