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February 23, 2016 - 7:04am

I learned everything I know about baking from my mother. When I was a little girl, I loved getting up super-early on weekend mornings and helping her in the kitchen. I would measure and mix the dry ingredients (my favorite part was making the well in the middle) while she whisked the eggs. I was still in elementary school when I baked my first banana bread. It was from an old edition of Joy of Cooking and it was pretty basic and it was fine, but other than bananas it was made with mostly not-so-healthy ingredients, such as refined flour and shortening, which don't really provide much nourishment.

Don’t Miss: 7 Easy Healthy Banana Bread Recipes

Baking—my baking—has come a long...

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February 22, 2016 - 12:05pm

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

Eating clean also means drinking clean. You can still have some alcohol if you want—but stay within the recommended daily limit of one drink for women and two for men. One drink equals 5 ounces of wine, 1½ ounces of liquor or 12 ounces of beer.

Recipe to Try: Hibiscus-Pomegranate Iced Tea

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February 22, 2016 - 11:59am

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

Most of us eat far too many added sugars. The easiest way to clean up sugars in your diet is to limit obvious sources of sugar like soda, candy and baked goods. But don’t stop there—healthy foods like yogurt, tomato sauce and cereal can be “sneaky” sources of added sugars. Spend some time today reading labels. Choose plain or no-sugar-added varieties of your favorite foods, and check the ingredients to make sure sugar either isn’t listed at all, or is listed toward the bottom of the ingredient list.

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February 22, 2016 - 11:51am

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

Whole grains have beneficial nutrients that refined grains are missing. They deliver magnesium, which helps the body produce energy, and fiber, which helps you feel fuller longer. Trade your refined grains for whole grains by swapping out white pasta, flour and bread for whole-wheat versions, or trying a new-to-you whole grain, like quinoa, freekah or barley.

Recipe to Try: Roast Pork, Asparagus & Cherry Tomato Bowl

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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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