FAT-FREE GREEK YOGURT Why It’s Good for You: Greek yogurt is a slightly more exotic way to get your daily dairy intake, and all the calcium, vitamin D, and protein that comes with it. Yogurt can be a somewhat more filling way too, which could really make your waistline happy. How to Eat It: DropContinue reading
Have you heard of AquaBall? It’s a super cool way to get your kids to drink more water and less of the usual “go-to” sugary drinks. Not only is it sugar-free–it has zero-calories. But, the goodness doesn’t stop there. AquaBall comes in several flavors plus your favorite Disney characters: Berry featuring Disney’s Frozen; Orange–Disney’sPlanes Fire & Rescue: FruitContinue reading
EXTRA-VIRGIN OLIVE OIL Why It’s Good for You: Olive oil is a building block of the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet; high in monounsaturated fats, it helps lower cholesterol. Because extra-virgin versions aren’t overly refined, they maintain more antioxidants, not to mention vitamin E and oleocanthal, which can reduce inflammation. How to Eat It: A little goesContinue reading
TUNA Why It’s Good for You: Tuna is high in protein, vitamin B, selenium, and omega-3 fatty acids. But, it’s also high in the neurotoxin methylmercury,so pregnant women and young children shouldn’t overindulge. For everyone else, tuna—even canned should be a staple. How to Eat It: The obvious one is the tuna sandwich. Top whole-grainContinue reading
When it comes to holiday cookies, these are a delicious family favorite. Tahini cookies are buttery, light, with a nutty flavor similar to a hybrid between a short biscuit and halva. Not only are they super simple, they’re tasty and everyone will love them! Tahini Cookies Ingredients: 2/3 cup superfine sugar 2/3 cup unsalted butter, room temperature ScantContinue reading
EGGPLANT Why It’s Good for You: Eggplants are more than a long beautiful vegetable, they are loaded with fiber and B vitamins. The deep purple color is also evidence of those antioxidants that protect brain cells and control lipid levels. How to Eat It: Eggplant is a versatile vegetable. Bake it or roast it as anContinue reading
WALNUTS Why They’re Good for You: Nuts tend to be high in calories and fat, but their monounsaturated fat is better for you than the saturated fat found in meat and dairy. In fact, high levels of omega-3 fatty acids actually make them a heart-health ally. Bonus: Walnuts carry some of the highest antioxidant contentContinue reading
DARK CHOCOLATE Why It’s Good for You: Want to indulge? Dark chocolate is the choice, topping milk chocolate because its strong concentration of cocoa means it is packed with an antioxidant called flavonol. A recent study found that those who scratched a chocolate itch five times a week were slimmer than those who didn’t. Well,Continue reading
BANANAS Why They’re Good for You: Bananas have lots of potassium, which keeps blood pressure in check and is critical to the proper workings of the muscular and digestive systems. They’re also high in fiber, making them a particularly well-rounded snack. How to Eat Them: Add a dollop of peanut butter for a sweet andContinue reading
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