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Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D.
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Dinner
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Healthy Cooking Blog
October 13, 2009 - 1:03pm

I have so many muffin tins at home that there’s an entire shelf in my kitchen devoted to them. (Find 20 delicious muffin recipes here.)

I love muffin tins because they offer built-in portion control. Take mini meatloaf, for example: using a muffin tin instead of a loaf pan saves me from having to eyeball the appropriate size to cut (plus it reduces baking time and the little loaves make an easily packable lunch).

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What are your favorite portion control tips and tricks?

Hilary Meyer
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Food Blog
October 12, 2009 - 10:37am

The name says it all. This “Died and Went to Heaven” Chocolate Cake is one of my favorite cake recipes to whip up for guests. Why? It’s full of chocolaty goodness, but not fat and calories. People are always pleasantly surprised when they sink their teeth into this rich and moist chocolate dessert for a mere 139 calories. Find more than 20 amazing chocolate dessert recipes made healthy here.

Community Question: 
What chocolate desserts would you like to see "lightened up"?

Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D.
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Diet
Breakfast
Fitness
Nutrition
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Diet Blog
October 9, 2009 - 11:28am

I’m always looking for ways to get more out of my morning workout and eating the right breakfast might be my newfound secret. I was psyched to read that eating a breakfast made with “slow-release” carbohydrates, such as oatmeal or bran cereal, 3 hours before I exercise may help me burn more fat, according to a recent study. Here’s why: in the study eating “slow-release” carbohydrates didn’t spike blood sugar as high as eating refined carbohydrates, such as white toast.

Community Question: 
Do you eat breakfast before a morning workout?

Easy Entertaining: 15-Minute Appetizers and Drinks

Easy Entertaining: 15-Minute Appetizers and Drinks

Quick and healthy appetizers and drinks ready in 15 minutes or less.

Take the stress out of entertaining with this selection of tasty, healthy appetizer recipes and cocktails and “mocktails.” These crowd-pleasing favorites are all ready in under 15 minutes. Mix and match any of these appetizers and drinks for your next party, and join the fun! Download a FREE Ultra-Quick Recipe Cookbook for Every Meal!

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Lisa Gosselin
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Kitchen tools
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Healthy Cooking Blog
October 8, 2009 - 11:17am

Do you have any idea what a spurtle is? I didn’t, until my friend, Matthew Cox announced he was headed to Scotland to compete for the Golden Spurtle on October 11.

Now, Matt is a smart guy and a fit guy, but the Golden Spurtle contest is not about proving your genius or athletic prowess. It is simply about porridge, more precisely who can make the best porridge. A spurtle turns out to be the wooden stick that’s designed to stir oatmeal (much better than getting a spoon all gooey, it seems).

Breakfasts That Fight Fat

Breakfasts That Fight Fat

Healthy recipes for breakfast that fight fat and keep you fuller longer.

Eating a breakfast made with “slow-release” carbohydrates, such as oatmeal or bran cereal, 3 hours before you exercise may help you burn more fat, suggests a recent study in the Journal of Nutrition. Here’s why: in the study eating “slow-release” carbohydrates didn’t spike blood sugar as high as eating refined carbohydrates, such as white toast. In turn, insulin levels didn’t spike as high and because insulin plays a role in signaling your body to store fat, having lower levels may help you burn fat. Not in the mood for oatmeal? Here are some delicious recipes to help you fight fat. Download a Free Quick Breakfast Cookbook!

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Holiday Side Dish Recipes

Holiday Side Dish Recipes

Delicious side dishes to add to your holiday menu.

Special side dishes can really make a meal. Fill your table with these popular holiday side dishes made healthier.

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Holiday Dessert Recipes

Holiday Dessert Recipes

Celebrate the holiday season with our delicious holiday dessert recipes.

Delight your guests with these healthy holiday dessert recipes. These delicious holiday cake recipes, Christmas cookie recipes, pie recipes, tart recipes and more holiday desserts are a sweet and healthy ending to any holiday meal. Download a FREE Holiday Dessert Recipe Cookbook!

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Carolyn Malcoun
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Diet
Dinner
Quick meals
Weight loss
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Diet Blog
October 7, 2009 - 10:32am

My husband, Dan, has been charged with a mission: he has to lose 15 pounds in three months or the doctor ups his blood pressure medication. (Get a 28-day meal plan of delicious diet recipes for a skinnier you.)

Community Question: 
How do you eat for better blood pressure?

Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D.
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Food & health news
Nutrition
Wellness
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Health Blog
October 6, 2009 - 10:25am

Last week I blogged about what to eat right now for better breast health. I received a lot of comments—and concerns—from readers, mostly on the topic of soy. A few months ago, I too started wondering about the connection between soy and breast health. Soy is touted as a food that can prevent breast cancer—and also implicated as one that might promote it.

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