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February 22, 2016 - 11:05am

Join us for our 28-Day Clean-Eating Challenge. Spring clean your diet with clean-eating dinner plans, recipes, inspiration and tips.

Clean eating doesn’t mean giving up meat entirely. However cutting back on meat can help reduce saturated fat in your diet. Plus, clean eating minimizes any processed meats, like hot dogs and cold cuts, which usually have extra ingredients and a high sodium count. Try getting your protein from a variety of sources, including fish, tofu, eggs, beans, yogurt and nuts.

Recipe to Try: Quinoa Veggie Burger












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February 22, 2016 - 10:54am

Join us for our 28-Day Clean-Eating Challenge. Spring clean your diet with clean-eating dinner plans, recipes, inspiration and tips.

Americans typically eat 1.5 times the recommended sodium limit of 2,300 mg. According to new research, the average restaurant meal at a full-service restaurant delivered more than 3,500 mg of sodium (yikes!). That’s why cooking healthier meals at home is key to limiting your salt intake. You can boost flavor without reaching for the salt shaker (or at least use less salt) by using herbs and spices and adding vinegar or citrus to foods. Try a squeeze of lemon on fish or chicken, a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and olive oil over salad, or dried herbs like oregano and rosemary in soups. And choose...

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February 22, 2016 - 10:41am

Join us for our 28-Day Clean-Eating Challenge. Spring clean your diet with clean-eating dinner plans, recipes, inspiration and tips.

You can greatly improve your diet and clean it up in a snap by cutting back on processed and packaged foods, which can be full of sodium, added sugars and ingredients we can’t pronounce. Certain packaged foods, like plain yogurt and pre-washed salad greens are a healthy part of a clean-eating diet. It's the foods with a long-list of ingredients or that you could easily make yourself at home that you should think about cutting down on. Try cooking up a stir-fry at home instead of getting takeout, or making homemade pizza instead of using frozen.

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January 20, 2016 - 3:58pm

When it comes to being ready for a last-minute dinner, a frozen pizza could be your best friend. But just because you’re taking a shortcut doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice a healthy dinner. Here’s what to look for.

A Better Bottom: More dough means more calories, so choose thin-crust over deep-dish when buying frozen. Buy pizzas that have whole grains in the crust whenever you can and skip ones stuffed with cheese.

Keep it Simple: Less is more when you’re picking pizzas. Some loaded frozen pizzas (see our brand picks) are tasty, but many had soggy toppings in the end. Meat-lover pizzas were higher in calories and sodium on a whole. Adding your own veggies helps the toppings stay crunchy and you can choose what you like.

Mind Your Portions: One serving of reheated pizza won’t seem...

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January 13, 2016 - 5:06pm

Breakfast often gets the short end in the morning dash out the door. But skipping breakfast primes your brain to seek out high-calorie foods and means you’ll eat more later. While you probably know a breakfast sandwich from a fast-food chain isn’t a great option either, you’d be surprised by just how unhealthy it can be. A recent study published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology found that eating even one typical fast-food breakfast sandwich can actually change how your arteries perform.

Don’t Miss: Best And Worst Fast Food Breakfast Sandwiches

Doctors at the Montreal Heart Institute had 28 men eat a sausage, cheese and egg sandwich with hash browns—loaded with 50 grams of fat, most of it saturated. Then they checked...

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