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Jessie Price
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Food Blog
September 1, 2009 - 11:15am

What happened to my summer?? It was seriously cold and rainy (six states had their coldest July on record) and now Labor Day is just around the corner!!

Since the weather is finally warm and sunny, I want to savor every last minute of the season. My mantra for the upcoming holiday weekend is to have as much fun as possible! Here are my top picks for Labor Day recipes—I chose four foods that keep time in the kitchen to a minimum so I have more time for fun:

Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D.
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Food & health news
Nutrition
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Health Blog
August 31, 2009 - 12:56pm

I’m always trying to cut back on my added-sugar intake. And apparently I’m not alone: according to a recent survey I read, seven out of 10 adults say they want to reduce or avoid added sugars. And to do so, they’re turning to sweeteners that deliver zero (or minimal) calories. But not me; I’ve never developed a taste for sugar substitutes. Too bad, because on the few occasions that I do indulge in soda it’d be nice to save the 200 or so calories and order diet.

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Tell us why you do--or don't--use artificial sweeteners.

Michelle Edelbaum
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Family meals
Healthy kids
Snacks
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Food Blog
August 28, 2009 - 10:48am

When I was a kid, my mom would always have a snack waiting for me when I got home from school. Cheese, whole-grain crackers and fruit were a staple, but sometimes she’d be inspired and serve my sister and me something fun, like Chocolate Crunch, a chocolate-covered version of her homemade cereal mix. As vividly as I remember the food, I also remember talking to her about my day. Seems like such a simple pleasure, but it meant so much. Here’s a week’s worth of healthy after-school snack ideas to nibble and chat with your kids over.

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What are your kids' favorite healthy after-school snacks?

Kids in the Kitchen Video

Teaching kids the fun of making—and eating—healthy foods just got easier. EatingWell and The Association of Junior Leagues International have teamed up to improve the healthy eating habits of kids everywhere with a video featuring four delicious kid-friendly snack recipes. Watch the video today to start your family on the path to better health!

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Michelle Edelbaum
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Family meals
Healthy kids
Quick meals
Dinner
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Food Blog
August 27, 2009 - 10:45am

My husband and I love to spend our evenings making dinner and talking while we cook. But these days we want to hang out with our 6-month-old son too, and cooking just isn’t as much of a priority. So we’ve been making a lot of delicious 20-minute dinner recipes that give us a chance to spend a few minutes over a great meal together, but get us out of the kitchen fast and back to our boy.

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What are your tips for getting a healthy dinner on the table after a busy day?

Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D.
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Nutrition
Recipe Makeover
Wellness
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Health Blog
August 26, 2009 - 10:58am

I just read a seriously startling study that’s going to change the way I eat. I read in the British Medical Journal that researchers found that reducing sodium intake slashed cardiovascular-disease risk by 25 to 30 percent. That’s a big deal! Most Americans consume more than twice the recommended daily sodium limit of 2,300 milligrams—the amount in just 1 teaspoon of table salt.

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What are your tips and tricks for cutting back on sodium?
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