All of Our Healthy Tips

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: 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: 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: 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.

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: 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: 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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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: 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.

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: Chili - The Perfect Football Food

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

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: 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: 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.

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.

VIDEO: Healthy Halloween Treats

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

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.

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: 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!

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.

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: 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.

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.

On-the-Go on Game Day – The Stadium Food Dilemma

Going to the big game this Saturday or Sunday? Stadium foods like pizza and nachos don't exactly classify as healthy. Here are some tips for planning ahead and what to look for when you get hungry on game day.

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.

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: 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: Cabbage – A St. Patrick’s Day Staple

Michael Marks introduces us to a few different cabbage varieties. Also, find out how to pick out the best cabbage at the store for a healthy St. Patty’s day meal.

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.

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!
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