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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.

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: 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.

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.

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: 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.

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: 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.

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: 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!

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.

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: 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: 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.

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!

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.

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: Dessert on V-Day

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

VIDEO: Healthy Halloween Treats

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

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.

New and Healthy Brown Bag Lunches

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

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: 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: 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!

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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

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!

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.

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: 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: 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.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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!

Meal Makeover: Choose Healthy Seasonal Sides

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

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: Grab-and-Go Snacks for Kids and Adults

Whether it’s back to school or back to work, we all have a need for healthy grab-and-go snacks. Here are some fun, easy ideas that won’t sabotage your healthy eating habits or blood glucose!

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.

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.

What About Protein?

With diabetes, carbohydrates tend to get a lot of attention. But the protein choices you make are also important for your overall health. Find out why and then check out our Guide to Choosing Protein Wisely.

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.

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.

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: 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.
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