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Arugula, Radicchio, and Goat Cheese Salad

This arugula, radicchio, and goat cheese salad will make your mouth sing. The salad’s barely bitter radicchio and bittersweet arugula, combined with the goat cheese, really wake up your taste buds. [more…]

Cooking with Oil in a Lowfat Kitchen

The single most important oil in a lowfat kitchen is no-stick vegetable oil spray. A lowfat cooking technique is to use a cooking spray — instead of coating a pan with 2 tablespoons of oil — to keep foods [more…]

Low-GL Alternatives for Starchy Foods

You can take some simple steps towards losing weight, or maintaining your healthy weight, by swapping high-GL starchy staples with low-GL alternatives in your diet. [more…]

Seeds: The Unsung Super Food

Seeds contain vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients necessary to create new life. Researchers have found that certain seeds are super foods, capable not only of packing a nutritional punch, but also [more…]

How to Lower the Fat when Cooking

The first way to lower fat in your favorite meals is in the preparation. Try these simple substitutions and methods for lowering the fat from meals when you're cooking: [more…]

Feeling Good about Eating Lowfat

Whatever your reasons or motivation for changing your diet and cooking habits to lowfat, remember, all of the beneficial things that lowfat cooking and eating will do for you. To help you stay committed [more…]

Making Sense of Food Labels

Food labels can be pretty confusing if you don't know how to read them. If you're trying to cut down on fat in your diet, label reading is essential because the label lists the exact amount of fat and [more…]

How to Change Dishes to Lowfat

Eating a lowfat diet doesn't mean giving up your favorite foods. In fact, there are easy ways to reduce the fat in many dishes without sacrificing flavor. Try these tips for lowering fat in foods: [more…]

Lowfat Cooking For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you're making the switch to a lowfat diet, then cooking is your first step to lowering the fat in your favorite foods. Know some simple cooking conversions, pay attention to food labels, and try some [more…]

Must-Haves for the Low-Carb Pantry

If you're dieting the low-carb way, stock up on low-carb essentials so that when you have a need to eat, you can find healthy, low-carb ingredients. The following list contains recommended items to keep [more…]

How to Eat the Low-Carb Way

Eating the low-carb way means building your diet around lean proteins along with vegetables and fruits prepared fairly simply. If you were a meat-and-potatoes eater, focus on the meat more than the carb-heavy [more…]

How to Stick with a Low-Carb Diet

Sticking with your low-carb diet is much easier if you set yourself up for success and prepare yourself and your kitchen for a low-carb lifestyle. The tips in the following list can help you realize your [more…]

How to Estimate Portion Sizes for a Low-Carb Diet

A low-carb diet relies on knowing portion sizes to help you eat the proper quantities of the proper foods. To determine the number of low-carb servings you're eating, you need to estimate portion sizes [more…]

Approved Snacks for a Low-Carb Diet

Low-carb snacks are a good choice no matter which diet you're following because they're mostly fruits and vegetables. When choosing a low-carb snack, consider the ones in the following list first: [more…]

Low-Carb Dieting For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Low-carb dieting is a matter of choosing foods and strategies that put you on the path to success. Eating low-carb means knowing how to estimate portion sizes, choosing the right snack foods, and stocking [more…]

Ideas for Healthy Lunches Your Kids Might Actually Eat

It’s tempting to fill your child’s lunch box with prepackaged, convenient foods. After all, your child likes the taste well enough to eat what comes in a wrapper, cup, or colorful box. But with just a [more…]

Hearty Lentil Soup

Oh, you wise lentil lover! This homey, fragrant lentil soup tastes wonderful on a chilly day; and it has valuable nutrition and fiber. You can make this lentil soup without the ham or bone — just replace [more…]

How to Make Chai

A dark combination of silky tea and milk, chai is the trendiest beverage hitting American coffee bars. Chai, tea, and milk seasoned with exotic spices and herbs, is served hot and steamy. [more…]

Citrus Breakfast Fruit Salad with Yogurt and Granola

It may be Christmas morning, but you and your family still have to eat. Citrus fruit salad with yogurt and granola is a light, easy breakfast that doesn’t leave you slaving in a hot kitchen. This dish [more…]

How to Cut Fat, Calories, and Carbs when Cooking

To reduce fat, calories, and carbs, try these alternatives when cooking your favorite dishes. You can create healthier meals without sacrificing flavor just by trying these simple substitutions. Bon appétit [more…]

Benefits of a Low-Glycemic Diet

Research continues to accumulate showing the health benefits of eating a low-glycemic diet. At this point, health professionals see the value in following a low-glycemic diet, along with other healthy [more…]

Carbohydrates and the Glycemic Index

Carbohydrates are a big topic in the world of weight loss and a glycemic index diet. Numerous diets call for modifying your carbohydrate intake in some way. The problem is, not all carbs are created equal [more…]

Defining Low-, Medium-, and High-Glycemic Foods

Determining whether a food is high- or low-glycemic is pretty straightforward. The glycemic index is broken into high-, medium-, and low-glycemic foods. High-glycemic-index foods have the quickest blood [more…]

Low-Glycemic Curried Cauliflower

This recipe for curried cauliflower is great for low-glycemic diets because you steam-cook the cauliflower. On a low-glycemic diet, you’re looking for lots of healthy nutrients, and steaming is one of [more…]

Low-Glycemic Wilted Spinach with Lemon and Pine Nuts

Vegetables are a major component of a low-glycemic diet, so eats lots of them. This low-glycemic recipe for wilted spinach with pine nuts perks up your palate with a bright lemon-dijon dressing. Prevent [more…]


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