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February 22, 2016 - 11:11am

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

Most Americans fall short of reaching the average recommended daily amount of 2½ to 3 cups of vegetables—which means they’re missing out on key vitamins, minerals and fiber. To help you get enough, add them to sandwiches, pastas and stir-fries. Try starting your day with vegetables at breakfast (like in this Green Smoothie recipe with kale) and be sure to add veggies to your dinner tonight.

Recipe to Try: Shrimp Piccata with Zucchini...

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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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