All of Our Healthy Tips

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!

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!

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!

Meal Makeover: Choose Healthy Seasonal Sides

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

Price Comparison of Staple Foods

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

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!

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: 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!

Traveling this Holiday? On-The-Go Airport Meals

Holiday travel can be stressful. Here are some tips to help you eat healthier while on the road or when you're stuck at the airport.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

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: 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: 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.

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: No-Cook Meal Ideas

Believe it or not, it’s easy to prepare a healthy meal without turning on the stove. Michael Marks gives us some great no-cook meal ideas that can make your life easier on a hectic day.

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: 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.

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.

VIDEO: Healthy Halloween Treats

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

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!

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: Enjoying Holiday Desserts

Sweets are best saved for special occasions – and Thanksgiving certainly qualifies as such! The best desserts contain fruit and other nutritious ingredients, so check out this delicious apple tart recipe.

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.

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.

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: 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: 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!

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!

Grilling Out - Beyond Burgers

Think that burgers and brats are your only option when cooking on the barbie? Think again! Mix it up this summer and start grilling some new, healthy meals. It’ll be a nice change from the usual barbecue grub!

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.

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!

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: 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.

Seafood – A Smart Choice For Diabetes

It's a great time of year to enjoy some fresh seafood. We'll give you the skinny on omega-3's and some guidelines for how much seafood to eat. Also, learn what side dishes pair well with seafood and find other meal planning tips.

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: 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!

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.

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.

VIDEO: Frozen and Canned Fruit

This month’s meal plan utilizes convenient canned and frozen fruits. It’s good to have both on-hand for a quick snack or smoothie. Michael Marks shows you some examples in this video.

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: Peas – A Tasty Snack!

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

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.

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.

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.

Menu Makeover: Plan a Healthy Picnic

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

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.
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