All of Our Healthy Tips

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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: 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!

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.

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: 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.

A Guide to Choosing Protein Wisely

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

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!

Get Ready for Summer Picnics and Barbeques

This month, we’ll reveal the best and worst picnic foods so you can stay on track with your healthy eating plan and still enjoy the party.

VIDEO: Grilled Summer Vegetables

Ready to fire up the grill? Michael Marks gives us some summer meal ideas to keep in mind during barbeque season.

VIDEO: How to Pick, Store, and Prepare Asparagus

Find out the secret to buying the best asparagus at the grocery store. Also, find tips on how to store it and learn the many ways it can be cooked.

VIDEO: What’s in Season Now?

Find out which fruits and vegetables are in season during the spring. It’s the time of year that they taste best and they may be cheaper too! Plus some more meal ideas to include them in your meal plan.

VIDEO: Re-think Your Drink!

See how you can make your own unsweetened tea at home using herbs and spices. With few calories and carbohydrates, it’s one of the beverages we highly recommend.

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.

Stay Healthy This Tailgating Season!

Don’t let the traditionally fatty foods and alcoholic beverages consumed on game day take the fun out of your celebration. This month, we’re bringing you tailgating tips to help you navigate the food and drink situation more easily.

VIDEO: Healthy Holiday Side Dishes

Find some great tips for controlling portion size at your holiday feast. Plus festive side dish ideas to help you fill half of your plate with non-starchy vegetables this Thanksgiving.

A Lesson In Asian Cuisine

Tired of eating the same healthy foods everyday? Try something new and change it up with some traditional Asian cuisine. Not familiar with Asian cooking? We'll give you the basics right here.

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.
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