In the United States, these dishes come in huge portions. If you’re not careful, you can easily consume a full day’s worth of calories in a single meal. Dishes are often fried with lard and topped with cheese. Most... Read more
Are you and your family craving that spicy, south-of-the-border cuisine? Well, skip the local burrito joint. Those "burritos as big as your head" can contain more than 1,000 calories—even more depending on how many fixings you add... Read more
Wake up your taste buds! Cooking with herbs and spices will enhance the flavor of healthy foods without adding fat, salt, sugar, or calories. Herbs and spices contribute bright color, savory taste and sensational aroma.
Tips for using herbs and... Read more
Highlights on food and America from the past 50 years:
1950’s – USDA creates four basic food groups: milk, meat, fruits and vegetables, and breads and cereals.
1954 – Swanson unveils the first TV dinners. Shoveling... Read more
Meeting up with friends before the big game or even going over to a neighbor's house (you know, the one with the biggest TV) can be a recipe for a caloric disaster. Between the fried chicken wings and the bags of chips, how are you supposed to ma... Read more
Had a good day yesterday on my healthy eating until, my husband's Twinkies started calling my name. I held back but at 2AM I gave in. I'll just add the calories to today's log. Think that should work out ? Anyone wake up and eat in early hours ?... Read more
I work about 55 hours a week and go to grad school, so meal prep for lunches are not always the easiest. Does anyone have any suggestions for lunches that are quick to make, yet are healthy? Healthy Choice/Lean Cuisine frozen dinners and salads aren'... Read more
Hi, it's me again. This question may seem unusual, but I need to ask it.
Most people I know like going out to eat. I don't. Restaurants and me do not get along.
The problem I have with them is when I do go out to eat -- which is not as o... Read more
Looking to loose weight and stay healthy for my 2 baby girls and because I'm not only a mum but my own person to and I don't want to loose sight of that. Many people want to live throw there kids but I want to live along side them :-) x... Read more
I usually look at the nutritional info for a restaurant if I know I'm going later, but sometimes I'm surprised by an invitation to dine out. When calorie information is not easily found out, go for the soup! It works every time. In Mexican restauran... Read more
Mexican dishes often combine both healthy and not-so-healthy ingredients. Although they include a lot of fresh produce (lettuce, tomatoes, and corn) and complex carbohydrates like beans and rice, the meals are also sometimes cooked in lard and... Read more
Quesadillas are little more than pan-fried tortillas filled with lots of melted cheese. Can these Mexican specialties ever be a healthy choice? Applebee's Chicken Quesadilla Grande contains chicken, cheese, crisp bacon and pico de gallo. Don Pabl... Read more
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