14 Ways Our Editors Get Their OWN Kids to Eat Healthy

Friday, August 26th, 2016
14 Ways Our Editors Get Their OWN Kids to Eat Healthy Blog Post

Do you remember the Easy-Bake Oven? This pink countertop masterpiece was a gift from my mom on my 6th birthday. As I ripped open the chocolate cake mix and stirred it together with a matching small pink spatula, my eyes lit up at the wonder of this gooey batter turning into a dessert. When the timer went off and we used the small pizza paddle-looking tool to pull out the cake I thought, "This is it. This is what I want to do forever." My mom's gift not only provided a sweet treat but it spurred my love of cooking.

How to Pick Healthy Condiments

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
How to Pick Healthy Condiments Blog Post

We lined up the usual suspects—mustard, ketchup, mayo and relish—and took a closer look at the nutrition stats of our favorite burger and dog toppings. What we found: it’s easy to rack up sodium and overrun your 2,300 mg daily limit (plus some extra calories and sugar) when you use a heavy hand with the condiments. Here’s what to know before you stock up for your summer BBQs.

Are Uncured Hot Dogs Healthier?

Friday, April 10th, 2015
Are Uncured Hot Dogs Healthier? Blog Post

Listen up. I have a secret to share, one that I rarely admit. I really like hot dogs. So when I first discovered uncured hot dogs (also labeled “no nitrates or nitrites added”), I immediately bought them.

A Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu for the Whole Family

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
A Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu for the Whole Family Blog Post

My husband, Dan, actually likes Valentine’s Day, the Hallmark holiday of holidays. Flowers, cute cards, a little gift, a fancy dinner out or one made together at home (with plenty of good wine, of course). And maybe a back rub while we’re binge-watching Netflix, if I’m lucky.

5 Restaurant Recipes You Can Make Healthier at Home

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015
5 Restaurant Recipes You Can Make Healthier at Home Blog Post

Restaurants, particularly fast casual restaurant chains like Ruby Tuesday and On the Border, are not typically known for their healthy recipes. A single meal can easily bust your daily calorie allotment.

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