All of Our Healthy Tips

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.

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.

Choose This, Not That – How to Make the Best Snack Choices

The snacks you choose can make or break your meal plan. Check out our delicious, filling snack ideas.

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!

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: 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!

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: 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.

VIDEO: Crudités

Crudités are bite-sized raw vegetables served with dip. They make a healthy snack and can be ready to eat in less than one minute. Your Produce Man shares some tricks for cutting up vegetables and everything you need to know about crudités.

VIDEO: It’s Berry Season! Picking out the Best

Michael Marks shares tips to help you pick out the freshest berries at the store. He'll also share some portion size pointers.

New and Healthy Brown Bag Lunches

Take 100% control of your lunches as an easy step toward a healthier lifestyle!

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.

Take Some of the Stress Out of the Holidays

This year, we want to help you enjoy the holidays to the fullest. Check out our tips for fending off holiday stress and staying healthy.

On-The-Go Tips

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

VIDEO: Chili - The Perfect Football Food

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

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.

VIDEO: Let’s get back to our Roots

Root vegetables are packed with nutrients. Find out which vegetables are considered root vegetables and how you can use them in your own kitchen.

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.

8 Quick Snack Ideas – Lean Protein Included!

Are you constantly on-the-go? Here are some quick and easy snack ideas, all of which include a source of lean protein.

The Basics of Mediterranean-Style Eating

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

On-the-Go with Fro Yo

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

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!

Meal Makeover: Iced Coffee Anyone?

Believe it or not, many cold coffee beverages can be packed with calories, carbs, and unsaturated fat. We've revealed the best and worst coffee drinks to make your choice easier.

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.

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.

A Guide to Choosing Protein Wisely

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

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!

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!

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!
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