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Favorite Fall Foods List

Fall is a great time for produce! Choose from the many flavor-packed, versatile fruits and vegetables in season.

Comfort Foods - Make Them Lighter!

Comfort foods don't have to be packed with calories. Here are some ingredients to watch when preparing comfort food.

VIDEO: Let’s Talk Canned Vegetables

Michael Marks explains how canned vegetables can fit into your diet and still provide the nutrients you need. He’ll even give you a few meal ideas!

VIDEO: Dried Beans – A Good Way to Go

Dried beans are a low-cost, nutritious option without the sodium to worry about. See how to prepare dried beans in your own kitchen – it may be easier than you think!

VIDEO: Canned Beans Are Budget-Friendly

The theme this month is low-budget. Michael Marks shows us how canned beans fit into a low-cost meal plan.

On-the-Go and On a Budget

See how you can stay healthy and spend less when you eat out. Also, check out additional budget-savvy tips for when you're on the go!

Eating Healthy On a Budget – It Can Be Done!

The holidays have finally passed, and many of us are looking to save rather than spend. This month, we’re bringing you a whole bunch of tips to help you do just that.

VIDEO: Supersize Your Salads

Salad greens are one of the lowest-carb foods out there. It’s easy to create colorful, fresh salads to enjoy as entrees or side dishes this winter!

VIDEO: Healthy Holiday Side Dishes

Michael Marks shares some healthy side dish ideas that are perfect for holiday gatherings. Check them out and try them yourself!

VIDEO: Classic Mac ‘n Cheese

Chef Robyn Webb explains how she makes her healthy version of mac ‘n cheese. She’ll also taste-test her recipe against its store-bought competitors!

On-The-Go Tips: Holiday Drink Makeover

There is nothing more comforting than a holiday-themed coffee drink this time of year. Check out our holiday drink makeover to see how you can fit them in this year!

Fitting In Comfort Food This Holiday Season

After all of the running around during the holiday season, nothing tastes better at the end of the day than our favorite comfort foods. But how do these rich dishes fit into a diabetes meal plan?

VIDEO: Smart Appetizer Ideas

Michael Marks, Your Produce Man brings healthy appetizer ideas to life. Try one of these delicious ideas instead of bringing high-calorie spinach artichoke dip or fried finger foods to the party this year.

VIDEO: Sweet Potatoes – A Seasonal Favorite

Did you know that sweet potatoes are on the American Diabetes Associations superfoods list? Michael Marks gets us thinking about how this seasonal favorite fits into a diabetes meal plan.

On-The-Go Tips

Here are some quick tips to help you stay on the healthy track when you are on-the-go this holiday season.

Easy Steps to a Happy and Healthy Holiday

Solutions to the typical holiday dilemmas. Don't let stress take over the holidays this year. Diabetes or not - you can still enjoy family, fun, and food!

Our Favorite Fall Foods for You and your Family

The leaves are turning and the weather is getting cooler, but there are still plenty of tasty and nutritious foods to eat! Treat yourself and your family to some of our favorite fall foods this October!

VIDEO: Making Tomato Basil Soup with Chicken

Chef Nancy Hughes shows you how to make one of this month’s featured recipes from her cookbook 15-Minute Diabetic Meals. It’s delicious, healthy, and only takes 15 minutes to make!

VIDEO: Basil – From the Store to Your Plate

Michael Marks shares a trick for storing this fresh herb. He’ll also show you how to use basil to add flavor your food for less calories and salt.

VIDEO: All About Sweet Potatoes

Michael Marks, Your Produce Man, explains the difference between sweet potatoes and yams. He’ll also touch on how sweet potatoes can fit into your diabetes meal plan

On-the-Go Tips

Here are some tips for when you're short on time.We'll share a trick that will make it easier to put a homecooked meal on the table - even on the busiest of days. Also, check out healthy convenient snacks to opt for in place of less nutritious Halloween candy.

VIDEO: The Many Types of Tomatoes

Michael Marks shows you the different varieties of tomatoes and how to incorporate tomatoes into your meal plan.

VIDEO: Let's Talk Cukes

Michael Marks presents the different varieties of cucumbers you can use to make your meals and snacks. He also shares some preparation tricks and meal ideas.

VIDEO: It's Tomato Season!

Michael Marks introduces the Create Your Plate approach to meal planning. He'll also tell you how to store tomatoes and give an example of how you can include this non-starchy vegetable in your meals.

The Mediterranean Diet - What's the Story?

Have you heard the buzz about the Mediterranean diet? Read this month's feature article to find out the basics and benefits of the traditional Mediterranean lifestyle.

VIDEO: Supersize Your Salads

Salad greens are one of the lowest-carb foods out there. It’s easy to create colorful, fresh salads to enjoy as entrees or side dishes this winter!

Menu Makeover: Plan a Healthy Picnic

Planning a summer picnic or barbeque? Consider offering some dishes that are on the lighter side.

Meal Makeover: Choose Healthy Seasonal Sides

See how the side dishes you choose can make or break your meal when it comes to nutrition.

Less Sodium, Just as Much Flavor!

Check out our simple tips for reducing the sodium in your diet. Plus, you'll find a guide to flavoring foods with herbs, spices, and other salt-free ingredients!

Back to School - 6 Tips for Eating and Living Well This Year

It's easy to lose focus on healthy eating when school starts. These 7 tips will keep you living and eating well!

On-the-Go Tips

Here are some tips for when you're short on time. Find a list of foods to keep on-hand in your own kitchen for quick Mediterranean-style snacks. Also, find a list of healthier menu items to look for when you are out and need to grab a quick bite.

VIDEO: Picking Out the Best Berries

Michael Marks shares tips you'll want to know as berry season approaches and for making this month's featured recipe Morning Waffles with Vanilla Blackberries.

VIDEO: Cajun Shrimp and Pepper Pasta - How to Make It

Nancy Hughes shows us how to prepare one of this month’s 15-minute recipes: Cajun Shrimp and Pepper Pasta. She’ll also share some valuable cooking tips with you!

VIDEO: Potatoes – A Holiday Staple

For many families, potatoes are an essential part of the holiday feast. Learn more about spuds and how they can fit into your meal plan this season from Michael Marks, Your Produce Man.

New Year's Resolutions: Three Steps to Success

What was your New Year’s resolution for 2013? If it had something to do with eating healthier, exercising more, or losing weight, set yourself up for success by using these three simple steps.

VIDEO: Cooking with Onions - Another Healthy Way to Flavor Food

Use onions instead of salt to add flavor to your meals. Michael Marks introduces us to the different types of onions and how to use them. He’ll also share a trick for peeling and cutting onions.

VIDEO: Peas – A Tasty Snack!

These crisp, nutrient-packed veggies can make a great snack for the road or any other time!

Stay Healthy on Summer Vacation

Summer vacations and traveling can alter your routine, making it hard to keep up healthy habits and diabetes management. Here are some practical tips to help you stay on track.

VIDEO: Enjoy Winter Vegetables!

Fill your plate with more non-starchy vegetables that are in season! Non-starchy veggies are heart-healthy foods and can help you fit in a delicious dessert on special occasions.

No Time To Cook?

Cooking healthy doesn't have to take an excessive amount of time. Here we give you some creative ideas to help you fit eating healthy into your busy schedule.

Do Latino Foods and Diabetes Mix?

Getting ready to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Here are some tips that you can use any time of the year to incorporate delicious Latino-style meals into your meal plan.

Spice Up Your Cooking - A Guide to Hot Peppers

Peppers are non-starchy vegetables, so you can add them to your meals for very few calories and carbohydrates. They'll add color, flavor, and a bit of heat to your favorite Latino dishes!

VIDEO: Melons - A Sweet Summer Choice!

Summer is the season for melons. Here are a few tips for preparing and using fresh melons in the kitchen.

VIDEO: Tailgating Food - The Healthy Way!

It’s finally football season and most of us will be attending a tailgating party or two. Here are some tailgating party foods you can bring this year that are on the healthier side, but still perfect for the occasion.

VIDEO: Chili - The Perfect Football Food

Tricks to making a savory veggie chili that even your most macho football-loving guests will love.

VIDEO: What’s Edamame?

Ever tried edamame? Edamame is the Japanese name for green soybeans. They’re delicious and they’re packed with nutrients! Here are just a few ways that you can include edamame in your meal plan.

VIDEO: Healthy Holiday Appetizers

Holiday appetizers tend to be carb-heavy. Your Produce Man shares some light appetizer ideas that you can enjoy before your meal without sabotaging blood glucose control.

VIDEO: Bringing Back Brussels Sprouts

Give Brussels sprouts a chance – how you cook them makes all the difference! Michael Marks shares cooking tips on how to enjoy this flavorful non-starchy vegetable.

Natural? Organic? What does it all Mean?

There's a lot of confusion around natural and organic foods. We'll explain it all here and what it means to you if you've got diabetes or are just trying to eat healthier.

VIDEO: Healthy Halloween Treats

Trick or Treat! Here are some fun and festive treat ideas with a healthy twist.
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