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A Guide to Choosing Protein Wisely

Your Complete Guide to Choosing Protein Wisely, with over 50 meal and snack ideas.

Grilling Basics

Here are a few very important tips to help keep your family and friends as healthy and safe as possible when grilling out this year.

VIDEO: Asian Flavors

Some of the healthiest cooking on earth comes from Asian countries. Find out which vegetables, fruits, spices, and herbs make up this healthy way of cooking. Michael Marks will also share some Asian-inspired meals with you!

On-The-Go: Sticking to Your New Year's Resolution When Time is Tight

After the holidays, we all return to the usual hustle and bustle of every day life. Don't let your busy schedule get in the way of achieving your health goals to eat healthier and exercise more.

VIDEO: Dessert on V-Day

Michael Marks shows us how to put a healthy spin on dessert this Valentine's Day.

Meal Makeover: Build a Better Sandwich

Packing lunch is a great idea, but a homemade lunch can be just as unhealthy as going out to eat if you're not careful. We'll show you how to build a better sandwich. Find new ideas beyond the traditional turkey sandwich!

VIDEO: Citrus Fruits – A Nutrient-Packed Option!

There are so many varieties of citrus, and it’s a tasty, refreshing snack to pack when traveling during summer vacation.

Diabetes and Heart Health - What's the Connection?

How you can eat heart-healthy and follow your diabetes meal plan at the same time. It's easier than you think!

VIDEO: Dessert on V-Day

Michael Marks shows us how to put a healthy spin on dessert this Valentine's Day.

On-The-Go Tips

Try out nuts this month - they're a heart-healthy, fool-proof snack.

Big-Time Burritos: A Popular To-Go Option

Many fast-food restaurants are now specializing in the football-sized burrito. Learn how to build a healthier burrito at these popular to-go restaurants which include Chipotle, Qdoba, Moe’s, and others like them.

VIDEO: Bell Peppers – How to Prepare Them and More

Find out everything you need to know about using bell peppers in the kitchen. Learn a new, easy way to cut bell peppers and how you can incorporate them into a lower-carb meal!

VIDEO: Molasses Drumsticks with Soy Sauce

Watch chef Nancy Hughes make one of this month’s featured recipes, Molasses Drumsticks with Soy Sauce. It’s truly quick, easy, and only calls for four ingredients!

On-the-Go with Fro Yo

Tips to help you incorporate this refreshing, creamy treat into your meal plan this summer.

VIDEO: Watermelon - The Perfect Summer Treat!

Nothing says summer like freshly cut watermelon. It’s great as a side dish, snack, or in a fruit salad. Learn a quick and easy way to cut a whole watermelon into bite-size pieces, without making the usual mess.

On-The-Go: Save time with Thanksgiving leftovers

Leftovers can be an important time-saver as you kick off the holiday season. Here are some creative ways to transform your Thanksgiving leftovers into new meals that are both tasty and healthy!

On-the-Go: Dinner in No Time

Is time tight now that school is back in full swing? Stir-fry is a quick and easy solution to getting a healthy dinner on the table on busy nights.

VIDEO: What to do with Tofu?

Your Produce explains what tofu is, how it is made, and what to do with it in the kitchen. A staple in many Asian countries, it’s a great source of vegetarian protein and is low in carbohydrate.

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.

Spring is Here - Grocery Shop for the Season!

Learn about the benefits of buying seasonal produce and check out our spring produce guide. Plus we’ll share dozens of meal ideas to show you how tasty spring produce can give your meal plan a nutritious boost.

VIDEO: Garlic - A Healthy Way to Flavor Food

Think that mincing fresh garlic is a pain? Michael Marks shows us a quick and easy way to do it. Garlic will enhance the flavor of the food you cook without adding lots of calories and carbs!

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!

VIDEO: More Kid-Friendly Lunch Ideas

Watch this video to get you thinking about some good-for-you foods to include in your kids’ lunches this year.

Price Comparison of Staple Foods

Which store is cheapest for buying chicken breasts, beans, milk, and other staple foods? Find out here.

VIDEO: Dried Beans – A Good Way to Go

Beans are a great source of lean protein and they are also a money-saver. See how to prepare them in your own kitchen!

On-The-Go: A Guide to Frozen Meals

Think that frozen meals are totally off-limits? They don’t have to be if you make the right choices. Check out our guide to choosing the best among the many options in the frozen food aisle.

VIDEO: Frozen Vegetables – Convenient and Healthy

Michael Marks talks about how frozen vegetables are a good alternative to fresh. They are quick to cook and you can buy them already cut, so little prep is involved. Plus more meal ideas!

VIDEO: Spice it Up with Hot Peppers

Latino food is our theme this month, so Michael Marks will show us how to spice up meals with different hot peppers and he’ll share some preparation tips too!

VIDEO: Tropical Mangoes in Your Meal Plan

Find out how to ripen mangoes so that they are perfect for eating. Michael Marks also shares tips for cutting around a mango pit and how you can use this tropical fruit in the kitchen.

8 Quick and Easy Summer Snacks and Meals

Hectic days can make it hard to stay on track. But you don't need to give up your healthy habits. Here are 8 quick and easy summer snacks and meals.

Fill up on Fresh Summer Produce

Right now you’re in luck – a colorful array of fruits and vegetables are in season during the summer months, making it even easier than ever to include them in your daily meal plan. Learn what is in season and get some great meal ideas!

VIDEO: Grilled Summer Veggies

Non-starchy vegetables are low in calories and carbohydrates. In this video, Michael Marks shares some insights about mixing it up and cooking them on the grill this summer.

Tuna Salad - Take it to Go!

Tuna, a great source of protein and healthy fats, is a great seafood choice that's easy to take with you on the run. Check out our tips for making a quick and tasty meal using this super convenient food!

VIDEO: Kale – A Trendy Veggie

Kale is very popular right now. Michael Marks gives us an introduction to using kale in the kitchen and also shows us how to make a healthy, low-carb snack that everyone will love: kale chips.

Fitting In Dessert this Thanksgiving

It’s a special occasion; so it’s perfectly fine if you want to enjoy a small portion of your favorite holiday dessert. We'll show you how to make it fit with your Thanksgiving meal so you don't have to worry about disrupting blood glucose control.

VIDEO: Sweet Potatoes – A Delicious Holiday Treat!

Sweet potato season is in full swing! Believe it or not, sweet potatoes have a great natural flavor, so it’s not necessary to add all the extra butter and sugar that your sweet potato casserole recipe calls for.

VIDEO: Nuts – A Quick and Easy Snack

Nuts are a great source of healthy unsaturated fats and make a quick and easy snack. Just be sure to watch your portions. Check out how you can add nuts to simple dishes and make roasted nuts – which also make a great gift!

Keep Up Healthy Eating This Winter

By the time February rolls around, a lot of us start to lose our motivation to eat healthy and stay active. To help you out, we’ve got some great ideas for simple and healthy winter cooking, plus links to some of our best winter recipes.

Quick and Delicious Meals at Home

Find quick and delicious meals that you can treat your loved ones to this Valentine's Day instead of dealing with crowded restaurants whose menus are often loaded with unhealthy options.

VIDEO: To Buy Organic or Not?

Michael Marks explains the difference between organic and conventionally grown fruits and vegetables to help you decide if going organic is right for you.

VIDEO: In Season: Winter Squash

Michael Marks shares an easy way to peel and cut butternut squash, a tasty fall food that can be roasted and enjoyed as a side dish. You can also use it for soups or add it to casseroles.

VIDEO: Watermelon – A Summertime Treat

Watermelon is a healthy addition to any summer barbeque or picnic. Learn a quick and easy way to cut up a whole watermelon that will help you avoid a mess in the kitchen.

VIDEO: Fourth of July Fun!

Get ready for our upcoming Independence Day! Here are some healthier patriotic foods that you can add to the 4th of July spread this year.

VIDEO: All About Artichokes

Michael Marks gives us a crash course in fresh artichokes. See how you can incorporate this tasty veggie into a delicious meal!

VIDEO: Better-For-You Road Trip Fare

Do you struggle with healthy eating while on road trips? Check out some ideas for healthy road trip food from Michael Marks.

The Basics of Mediterranean-Style Eating

The traditional Mediterranean lifestyle emphasizes the importance of people eating healthfully together, among family and friends.

VIDEO: More on Berries!

Berries are considered a diabetes superfood and they are in season during these summer months! Find more info and meal ideas from Michael Marks here!

VIDEO: All About Zucchini and Yellow Squash

Michael Marks shows us the many ways you can prepare and use non-starchy zucchini or yellow squash. He’ll also share a great idea for using them in your meals!

VIDEO: Using Fresh Herbs to Flavor Foods

An introduction to different types of herbs and examples of how you can use them in your own cooking.

Navigating the Thanksgiving Feast

If you have diabetes or are trying to manage your weight, don’t let food stress you out this year. You can still enjoy the Thanksgiving feast and even some dessert (since it’s a special occasion). It just requires a little extra planning and we're here to help!
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