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  • High Protein Diets: Can They Help You Lose Weight?

    In Food & Nutrition

    If you’re trying to lose weight, you’re probably wondering what the “best” diet is for you to eat. Find out why The Center for Medical Weight Loss often recommends a high protein diet for weight loss.

  • The Role of Exercise in Losing Weight – and Keeping It Off!

    In Fitness Exercise

    You’ve probably heard that exercise is crucial for weight loss. But research suggests that working out is most essential for keeping off the weight once you’ve lost it.

  • Make Exercise a Habit (The Craving Change Challenge, Week 4)

    In Fitness Exercise

    Sticking with an exercise program can be one of the most challenging aspects of a medical weight loss plan. But see how in addition to helping with weight control, more energy and improved cardiovascular fitness are just some of the rewards you can reap from regular exercise.

  • 5 Ways to Fit Fitness Into Your Day

    In Fitness Exercise

    We all know that we should be exercising more to help with weight loss, to improve our health, or to maintain our current weight. But with our busy schedules, it can be tough to find time to fit in fitness. Here are five easy things to help you make fitness a regular part of your daily routine.

  • Shape-Up Challenge: Week 4 — The Benefits of Flexibility

    In Fitness Exercise

    Increased flexibility may help with reduced muscle tension, increased relaxation, improved posture, low back pain relief, and less injury. Sound good? Here’s how to start stretching!

  • Best Gyms to Lose Weight Fast

    In Fitness Exercise

    Finding the best gym to lose weight can be overwhelming. Feel comfortable and confident about joining a fitness center with these tips. 

  • Are Your Medications Causing Weight Gain?

    In General Health Behavior

    Weight gain is a common side effect of many types of medications. Luckily, there are usually ways to minimize your weight gain if you and your doctor suspect your meds may be causing you to put on extra pounds.

  • Is Your Environment Making You Fat?

    In General Health Behavior

    Did you know your environment could be contributing to your inability to lose weight? Find out whether your surroundings are affecting your weight and what to do about it.

  • 9 Ways to Manage Your Weight at Work

    In General Health Behavior

    Being plopped in front of our computers for half our waking hours can spell trouble for those who struggle to keep their weight in check. The good news is there are ways you can stay healthy and fit while working.

  • Break the Psychological Cycle of Weight Gain

    In General Health Behavior

    If you’ve found losing weight to be an uphill battle, then it’s time to break the psychological cycle that may be holding you back from your goal.

  • Weight Loss Tips: Reclaim Your Time!

    In General Health Behavior

    Need to fit more time for weight loss into your life? Try these 10 time-management tips to make your days more productive.

  • Is Weight Gain in Midlife Inevitable?

    In General Health Behavior

    If you’re experiencing middle age weight gain, there are steps you can take to maintain or even lose weight on a medical weight loss plan.

  • Healthy Weight Loss: Build a Positive Self-Image Along with a Better Body

    In General Health Behavior

    While you’re on your way to building a better body through diet and exercise, remember to love the skin you’re in. In order to focus on being healthy, you have to put yourself in a positive mindset for success. 

  • Weight Loss Motivation Will Help You Stop Feeding Your Bad Eating Habits

    In General Health Behavior

    Taking a hard look at what you eat and how much of it can give you an accurate idea of your overall eating

    I.Q. Then making a few small, but meaningful, changes in your eating habits can help you trim the fat.

  • Developing Good Habits (That You Already Have)

    In General Health Behavior

    Everyone knows that successful and sustainable weight loss is about good habits—doing the right things consistently. Here’s how to tap into your good habits to motivate yourself instead of focusing on what you lack.

  • 3 Ways to Beat the Weight Loss Blahs

    In General Health Behavior

    What do you do when boredom strikes, weight loss slows, or you just feel some diet fatigue? It's not easy to beat the weight-loss blahs, but know that you're not alone. We've got tips to try when the blahs are getting you down.

  • Can Going Gluten-Free Help You Lose Weight?

    In Food & Nutrition

    Celebrities, athletes, maybe even your next-door neighbor: Nearly everyone seems to be going gluten-free these days. You may have also heard about the weight loss many devotees say accompanies their new diet. Could giving gluten the boot help your medical weight loss program?

  • Calorie Counting for Effective Weight Loss

    In Food & Nutrition

    Calorie counting helps to ensure that the calories you consume throughout the day do not exceed the number of calories you burn. By keeping calorie intake in line and adding a daily exercise program, you can effectively start losing weight right away.

  • Easy Diets for Taming Holiday Food Temptations

    In Food & Nutrition

    Holiday festivities traditionally revolve around food, and the pressure to overindulge can throw any well-intentioned dieter into a tailspin. Here’s how to make wise choices during the holiday season.

  • How Water Helps with Weight Loss

    In Food & Nutrition

    Learning how much water is enough and ways to stay hydrated can make a big difference in your health and personal energy – and can be a factor in successful weight loss.

  • 3 Diet Myths Debunked

    In Food & Nutrition

    Why hasn’t the weight come off as you expected? Well, maybe because some of your so-called expertise needs re-examining! Here, we expose three big weight-loss myths.

  • Avoid Emotional Eating with the 4 Rs

    In Food & Nutrition

    Don’t let life’s stressors derail all your progress on your medical weight loss plan. Instead, combat emotional eating by remembering the 4 Rs.

  • Spring Cleaning for Your Kitchen

    In Food & Nutrition

    This week, make a vow to include your kitchen in the spring-cleaning process. (Yes, there is actually cleaning involved, but think of the calories you’ll burn!) Here’s how to do it.

  • Your Guide to Smart Supermarket Shopping

    In Food & Nutrition

    When it comes to losing weight and keeping it off, smart food shopping is a must. If the thought of navigating your local grocery store makes you wish for a map and compass, let these supermarket shopping tips guide you on your next trip.

  • 3 Delicious Ways to Eat Your Vegetables

    In Food & Nutrition

    Vegetables are nutrient-dense and help keep you full without a lot of calories. Here are just a few ways to use vegetables as a delicious, nutritious component of your medical weight loss program.

  • Focus on Your Food!

    In Food & Nutrition

    Think about it: When was the last time you ate a meal and actually savored each bite? If this sounds familiar, you may be in need of a mindful eating makeover.

  • Green Tea: Weight Loss Help or Hype?

    In Food & Nutrition

    Chances are you’ve heard green tea extolled for a variety of health benefits—cancer prevention, cholesterol-lowering effects, and fighting eye diseases like glaucoma. But should you also be adding green tea to your medical weight loss program?

  • 3 Simple Tricks to Managing Portion Size

    In Food & Nutrition

    It’s pretty likely you’ve heard the overwhelming public outcry over overwhelming portion sizes. For those meals you’re preparing yourself, monitoring portion size is key for losing the weight now and for keeping it off in the future.

  • Can Organic Foods Help You Lose Weight?

    In Food & Nutrition

    Drinking water, exercising, and eating organic foods — three sure-fire ways to good health and, hopefully, your weight loss goal. Right? Well, kind of. See if switching to organically grown foods in the hopes of feeling better and weighing less is really the way to go.

  • Super Berries: Do They Work for Weight Loss?

    In Food & Nutrition

    Acai and goji berries are just two of a recent wave of super fruits guaranteeing to do everything from preventing Alzheimer’s and cancer to treating heart disease and depression. But do super berries really help you lose weight?

  • What’s Your Water IQ?

    In Food & Nutrition

    Chances are, if you’re a dieting veteran, you’ve heard the age-old advice to drink lots of water on your medical weight loss plan. Here, we crack some myths and give you the most up-to-date water wisdom.

  • Break Your Weekend Eating Habits: Tips for a Happy, Healthy Weekend

    In Food & Nutrition

    It may be tempting to lounge on the couch after a hard week’s work, but healthy weekend eating is equally as important and easy as weekdays. Tips to break your weekend eating habits today. 

  • Six Summer Olympic Sports to Inspire You To Lose Weight

    In Fitness Exercise

    You don’t have to be an Olympic athlete to add an Olympic sport to your fitness regime! 

  • Diet Plans for Diabetics

    In General Health Behavior

    See what food and factors can help lower the risk of diabetes and help patients with diabetes manage the disease. 

  • 10 Stress Busters: Healthy Ways to Reduce Stress

    In Food & Nutrition

    Stress eating can quickly lead to weight gain, but there are plenty of healthy ways to reduce stress. Squash the burden for good with our 10 stress busters. 

  • Your Body on Sugar

    In Food & Nutrition

    Is sugar an ingredient in your food and drinks? Find out how impacts your brain, heart, and the rest of your body.

  • Staying Fit When It’s Freezing

    In Fitness Exercise

    You know you need to keep moving through the winter, for both your health and your medical weight loss program. Don’t ignore the great outdoors—here’s how the change in weather can mean opportunities to inject more challenge and fun into your workout program. 

  • Tips to Make Time for Exercise

    In Fitness Exercise

    You’ve made the commitment to your medical weight loss program, but perhaps you’re ready to think about adding an exercise regimen. Here’s how to successfully juggle work, family, home, and a social life to start exercising consistently.

  • Getting Back Outside!

    In Fitness Exercise

    Spring is in the air, and amid the budding trees and warm weather, you may hear your sneakers calling you from the closet. Are you ready to get outside and enjoy the season, all while burning some extra calories?

  • Shape-Up Challenge: Week 2 — Fuel Up, Warm Up, Cool Down

    In Fitness Exercise

    Ready to begin an exercise program? Just don't forget the basics! Here are three things to keep top of mind when you start working out on your medical weight loss plan.

  • Shape-Up Challenge: Week 3 — Easy Resistance Exercises

    In Fitness Exercise

    This week, we’ll discuss the benefits of resistance exercise, plus give you some easy exercises you can do on your own to start looking and feeling better.

  • Shape-Up Challenge: Week 1 — Goal-Setting

    In Fitness Exercise

    Would you like to tone up a bit for summer? Join our brand-new Shape-Up Challenge! This week we'll focus on how to set goals you can actually achieve.

  • Should You Cut the Carbs?

    In Food & Nutrition

    Carbohydrates often get a bad rap as a food to eat when you’re trying to lose weight. The Atkins Diet recommends cutting them altogether, and other weight loss plans also limit their intake. But is giving up carbs really necessary to successfully shed excess pounds?

  • How to Choose the Healthiest Salad

    In Food & Nutrition

    Is having a salad your first thought when you head to lunch with your friends, or out to dinner with your spouse? While your instincts are right on, salad can be one of the most unwise choices for your medical weight loss program. But it doesn’t have to be.

  • Conquering the Cocktail Party

    In Food & Nutrition

    With the holiday seasons comes lots of gatherings with family and friends. But besides the meals, it's the endless parade of cocktail parties in-between that often derails your weight loss efforts. Here's how to keep the fun and lose the guilt this holiday season.

  • 3 Ways to Survive the Neighborhood Picnic

    In Food & Nutrition

    Two things that go hand-in-hand? Picnics and (usually not-so-healthy) food. Try these tips to make these summer events fun and not fattening.

  • Healthier Summer Snacking

    In Food & Nutrition

    Planning ahead and incorporating healthy snacks are great ways to make sure you stay on track with maintaining your weight loss when life is busy.

  • Summer Salads: A Fresh Take

    In Food & Nutrition

    Craving more salads in the hot weather months? We’ve got lots of creative and delicious ways to make your summer salad the centerpiece of your meal, while sticking to your medical weight loss plan.

  • Healthy Recipes: Summer Salads

    In Food & Nutrition

    Cool off this summer and keep it slim with these doctor-approved healthy recipes for summer salads.

  • Brown Bag It: Pack a Healthy Lunch to Lose Weight

    In Food & Nutrition

    A brown-bagged lunch doesn't have to be boring. You can enjoy delicious meals on a medical weight loss plan. Follow these tips to build a healthy lunch.

  • Best Healthy Chicken Recipes: Top 10 Picks

    In Food & Nutrition

    Beat chicken boredom and eat up with 10 palate-pleasing, healthy chicken recipes.

  • 8 Healthy Substitutes, Debunked!

    In Food & Nutrition

    You can lighten up some of your guilty pleasures by using a healthy substitute. But all substitutes aren't equal. We've separated the facts from the myths.

  • Is Weight Gain in Midlife Inevitable?

    In General Health Behavior

    If you’re experiencing middle age weight gain, there are steps you can take to maintain or even lose weight on a medical weight loss plan.

  • Sleep and Your Weight: What’s the Connection?

    In General Health Behavior

    If you’re feeling tired all the time and also like you’re gaining weight, it may not be your imagination: People who don’t get enough sleep tend to weigh more. Find out how a good night’s sleep can make you more successful on your medical weight loss plan.

  • Menopause and Weight: Is Gaining Weight Inevitable?

    In General Health Behavior

    Weight gain in a woman’s 40s and 50s is a pretty typical complaint, even for women who’ve never had a weight problem in the past. Here’s why women may gain weight during menopause – and what they can do about it.

  • 5 Ways to Get Back on Track – Now!

    In General Health Behavior

    It’s common to experience a bit of a slump six weeks or so into a weight loss program. How you deal with it is crucial, though. Here are five ways to get back on track—quickly—and regain your momentum.

  • Cooked Foods Versus Raw Foods: Which is Healthier?

    In Food & Nutrition

    About two million years ago, our ancient human ancestors are believed to have first started using fire to cook their food. When fire met food, eating habits of early civilization advanced, and today cooking is an art. With many debates about the health of primitive man compared to modern society, it begs the question- did cooking improve upon or diminish the nutritional value of food? And when it comes to weight loss, which is better? Cooked or raw?

  • 3 Ways Sitting Is Hurting Your Weight Loss

    In General Health Behavior

    In the past few years there has been renewed focus on the negative impact long periods of sitting can have on our health and wellbeing. It has been linked to numerous chronic conditions and some types of cancers. And because physical activity plays such a critical role in long-term healthy weight management, you can imagine that excessive sitting isn’t doing your body mass index and body fat percentage any favors. But it’s also what we do during those periods of sitting that adds fuel to the fire.

  • A Healthy Liver Supports Weight Loss

    In Food & Nutrition

    You may not realize it, but your liver plays a major role in your health and weight. The liver is a busy worker and it’s involved in many body functions. Here are a few items on the liver’s daily agenda:

  • Is Excess Fat Making You Older?

    In Food & Nutrition

    We’ve all heard the saying, “You’re as old as you feel.” But have you heard this one- “You’re as old as you weigh?”

  • 5 High-Protein Plant-Based Foods

    In Food & Nutrition

    For anyone trying to lose weight, a high-protein diet may be the best way to go. Proteins are the building blocks of life and directly tied to the body’s ability to develop and maintain muscle – an essential component to long-term weight maintenance. But not all proteins are made alike. To lose weight, you’ll want to stick with foods that offer protein without the fat, often known as “lean proteins.” If you are a meat eater, stick with low-fat selections of chicken, turkey, and fish. If you bend more towards the vegetarian lifestyle, you can still get your proteins through plant-based foods, which also come along with a healthy dose of fiber to help keep you feeling full. Here are five ideas for you to consider as part of your protein-packed plant-based meals:

  • Working Out On A Budget

    In Food & Nutrition

    We know that effective weight loss begins with better eating habits, but no program would be complete without an exercise component. But burning calories shouldn’t burn a hole in your wallet, In fact, some of the best activity options come at little or no cost.  

  • 6 Easy Ways to Exercise Without a Gym

    In Fitness Exercise

    So you want to get moving to burn more calories and fat and help to increase the effectiveness of your medical weight loss program, but you don’t belong to a gym. Not to worry! There are many ways to get fit without setting foot in a gym.

  • How Strength Training Helps with Weight Loss

    In Fitness Exercise

    When most people begin to exercise as part of their medical weight loss program, they tend to focus on cardiovascular activity first. But what many don't realize is that strength training can be just as important as cardio for numerous reasons.

  • 3 Tips to Maintain Your Weight Loss

    In Food & Nutrition

    It can be tempting to slack off once you enter the maintenance part of your weight control journey. But these simple tips will help ensure you maintain the weight loss you've worked so hard to achieve.

  • Ingredients You Should Always Have at Home

    In Food & Nutrition

    Replacing fast-food and takeout with home-cooked fare can help you lose weight. Here are a few essentials to make it easier and faster to create delicious meals at home!

  • Sitting at Work Harmful to Your Health: How to Fix It

    In General Health Behavior

    Sitting at work is killing us. Our bodies are not designed to be sitting as much as we do. It’s time we get up, get moving, and get healthy.

  • Insulin: The Great Balancing Act

    In Food & Nutrition

    If you’ve ever seen a performance by the Harlem Globetrotters, you may remember one of their tricks where they simultaneously spin multiple basketballs on fingers on both hands, and even their heads! It is an ultimate test in balance. If they let down their guard for one second, they risked dropping all of the balls. In a way, the hormone insulin is like a Harlem Globetrotter, furiously and constantly working to maintain balance of blood sugar in the body, which is critical to maintaining a healthy weight. If insulin drops the ball, your blood sugar levels can get out of whack, leading to some fairly serious repercussions on your weight and health.

  • 2013 Workout Playlist to Lose Weight Fast

    In Fitness Exercise

    If you're lacking that motivation to hit the gym, it may be time to spice up your workout playlist. The best workout songs hand-picked by the CMWL staff. 

  • Sitting at Work Harmful to Your Health: How to Fix It

    In General Health Behavior

    Sitting at work is killing us. Our bodies are not designed to be sitting as much as we do. It’s time we get up, get moving, and get healthy. 

  • Your Body Weight vs. Body Composition: What’s the Difference?

    In General Health Behavior

    The CMWL program uses a body composition scale—in addition to a regular scale—to help measure your progress. How does the body composition scale help you lose weight?

  • Best Healthy Vegetarian Recipes: Top 10 Picks

    In Food & Nutrition

    Vegetarian diets can be packed with delicious recipes that will help you lose weight. Try one of our top 10 healthy vegetarian recipes tonight!

  • Executive Function and Weight

    In Food & Nutrition

    Bill Gates, Ted Turner, Oprah Winfrey. What do they have in common? These business leaders changed the world by creating a vision and making decisions that were often considered too difficult or insurmountable. As CEOs, their jobs were to guide their companies and keep them running smoothly for the long-term. Through hard work and wise choices, their businesses flourished in the face of significant challenges. Whether you realize it or not, your body is like a company, and you have a “CEO” of your own that can help out with weight loss. It’s commonly referred to as the “executive function.”

  • 5 Tips to Psych Yourself Up for Exercise

    In Fitness Exercise

    Taking your exercise regimen up a notch can really help your weight loss efforts. Here are five ways to rev up your workout routines.

  • Top Healthy Eating Myths: Debunked!

    In Food & Nutrition

    Misinformation about healthy eating can make your weight loss journey more challenging. We’ll look at some common healthy eating (and drinking) myths – and learn what you should do instead! 

  • Fat-Burning Foods: Do They Exist?

    In Food & Nutrition

    Have you heard the term ‘fat-burning foods’ and wondered if it could really be true, like so many weight-loss claims? Well, the news is mostly good!

  • 3 Steps To Building Weight Loss Motivation

    In General Health Behavior

    “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”- Thomas Edison

    We all know that in order to achieve a goal, we need to take action. And if at first we don’t succeed, we try, try again. But what is that internal thing that propels us to try in the first place? The reasons why we take action stem from a number of different factors. Collectively we commonly refer to them as “motivation”.

  • How Your Weight Affects Heart Health

    In Food & Nutrition

    Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and more lives are claimed from cardiovascular diseases than all forms of cancer combined? In fact, in the US, someone has a heart attack every 34 seconds, and every minute someone dies from a heart disease-related event.

     

  • Should You Be Eating More Fish?

    In Food & Nutrition

    There are few foods on the planet that can boast as many health benefits as fish. But despite its impressive resume, most Americans aren’t eating enough of it regularly. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, about one third of Americans eat seafood once a week, while nearly half eat fish only occasionally or not at all. It’s unclear why we aren’t eating enough, but what is clear is that fish can work wonders for our health. Let’s take a look at the reasons why we should be eating more fish.

  • 4 Summer Treats to Cool You Off

    In Food & Nutrition

    Here are four ways to go ‘beyond salad’ in your quest for light-yet-filling summer foods that fit into your medical weight loss plan (and as a bonus, none of them requires a hot oven or stove—or any cooking at all).

  • Are You a Nutrition Gatekeeper?

    In Food & Nutrition

    Research shows that environment plays a crucial role in determining what, and how much, we eat. Here’s how to take control so you can stay on track with your healthy eating plan.

  • Scheduling In Weight Loss

    In General Health Behavior

    With summer activities in full-swing, everything that makes the season relaxing and fun may begin to make your medical weight loss plan a bit more challenging. Try these tips to keep your weight loss plan on track.

  • Back and Joint Pain: How Medical Weight Loss Can Help

    In General Health Behavior

    80 percent of Americans have back pain at some time in their lives. But finding some relief can be relatively straightforward: Maintaining a healthy weight is one of the best ways to minimize back and joint pain.

  • Channeling Negative Thoughts Into Positive Action (The Craving Change Challenge, Week 1)

    In General Health Behavior

    This week we ask you: Is your weight-loss glass half-empty or half-full? We all fall prey to less-than-sunny thoughts sometimes, so don't feel bad. It's identifying and addressing those thoughts that's key for staying successful on your medical weight loss program.

  • Learn to Forgive Yourself and Get Back on Track (The Craving Change Challenge, Week 3)

    In General Health Behavior

    Learning to forgive yourself first involves letting go of the past. Getting back on track involves focusing on the current moment and the opportunity it presents to do something different. Are you able to let go of recriminations and move forward on your medical weight loss plan?

  • Falling in Love—with Yourself!

    In General Health Behavior

    It's Valentine's Day — time to think about love! But what about loving yourself? It can be quite crucial for long-term success on your medical weight loss plan. We'll look at what self-love means — and how you can get it.

  • Keeping Healthy at Home

    In General Health Behavior

    It’s time to shift your focus indoors and find some things in your own home that can keep you motivated and supported through the cold winter months. Here are five suggestions to help.

  • Getting Deductions for Your Medical Weight Loss Program

    In General Health Behavior

    It’s often been said that good health is priceless. However true that is, weight loss comes at a cost. Happily, your medical weight loss program might actually cost less than you think.

  • The Last Weight Loss Plan You’ll Ever Need!

    In General Health Behavior

    The thought of past challenges may make you a bit nervous as you move forward with your medical weight loss plan. That's normal. But there are ways you can avoid these traps and make CMWL the last weight loss plan you'll ever be on.

  • 3 Ways to Feel Better Without Food

    In Food & Nutrition

    Negative feelings can throw your medical weight loss plan off track. Find out how to stave off stress during the holidays and turn to other activities instead of food.

  • Keeping Healthy at Home

    In General Health Behavior

    It’s time to shift your focus indoors and find some things in your own home that can keep you motivated and supported through the cold winter months. Here are five suggestions to help.

  • 4 Ways to Stay on Track While Traveling

    In General Health Behavior

    Vacations don’t have to be diet-busters! Use these four tips to keep you sane, healthy, and successful on your medical weight loss plan this summer.

  • Easy Ways to Break a Soda Addiction

    In General Health Behavior

    Soda addiction is real, and it's negatively affecting your health. Follow our tips to kick your soda addiction to the curb for good!

  • The Sunshine Vitamin: How Vitamin D Supports Weight Loss

    In Food & Nutrition

    Every once in awhile we learn something new that makes us slap our palm to our forehead and say, “Of course!” Get your hand ready, because you’re about to learn something about Vitamin D and weight loss that will find you in that position.

  • How Much Does Your Weight Loss Program Cost?

    In Food & Nutrition

    Exactly how much green will it take to achieve that low body mass index and body fat percentage? And we’re not talking about lettuce here… 

  • Dining Out: Decoding the Menu

    In Food & Nutrition

    The thought of dining out can quickly turn someone on a weight loss program into a split personality: Part of you says “Yay!”—the other part “Yikes!” Here are some dos and don’ts to help you stick to your medical weight loss plan when you eat at a restaurant.

  • Your Best Workout Partner: How Group Exercise Can Boost Fitness

    In Fitness Exercise

    Exercising with a partner or in a group fitness class has many health benefits, and it can be fun! Learn how to maximize your experience with these tips. 

  • The 5 Best Cheeses for Weight Loss (And Ones to Stay Away From)

    In Food & Nutrition

    Cheese can be a healthy addition to your weight loss plan. Learn the best cheeses for weight loss and which you should avoid. 

  • Identify What You’re Hungry For

    In Food & Nutrition

    Getting to the bottom of why you want to eat when you’re not physically hungry is not only important for your medical weight loss program, it’s an integral part of eating in an emotionally intelligent way that will serve you for the rest of your life—helping you keep off the weight and stay healthy.

  • 5 Healthy Foods that Keep You Warm

    In Food & Nutrition

    Too much hot chocolate can take a toll on your weight loss plan during the winter months. Try one of our favorite healthy foods that keep you warm. 

  • The Hazards Of The Western Diet

    In Food & Nutrition

    American eating habits are often referred to as the “Western diet.” The Western diet is generally classified by foods that contain high calorie levels, but little nutrition. This translates into processed food and beverages with excessive sugar, saturated fats, and sodium, 40% of which is not prepared at home. With the Western diet, it can be said you are both stuffed and starved – stuffed full of calories, but starved for the wholesome nutrition a body needs to thrive.

  • Easy Tips for Healthy Home Cooking

    In Food & Nutrition

    While it’s fine to eat out once in a while, we all know it’s something we shouldn’t do very often, especially on a medical weight loss program. Here are some easy ways to cook delicious and healthy meals at home.

  • 5 Simple Kitchen Shortcuts

    In Food & Nutrition

    Another long day of work, and you’re exhausted. You’re starving, too. Here are five ways to spend less time cooking and more time eating healthy food on your medical weight loss plan.

  • 3 Gadgets to Help You Lose Weight

    In Food & Nutrition

    If you've always been the first one on your block to get the latest and greatest gadget out there, you'll be happy to know that being a gadget geek can help with your medical weight loss program, too. Here are three cool things to help keep you on the losing side.

  • 3 Rules for Weight Loss and Driving

    In Food & Nutrition

    Spending long stretches on the road can wreak havoc on your medical weight loss plan. Here’s how to keep your healthy eating on track while on a car trip.

  • Healthy Food Shopping on a Budget

    In Food & Nutrition

    As the economic news continues to be less-than-rosy, you may find your belt-tightening measures have extended to your food. But you may also have seen the research showing that healthy eating costs more. How can you stay within your budget without sacrificing success with your medical weight loss plan?

  • Eating Ethnic: What to Choose (and Avoid)

    In Food & Nutrition

    One of the benefits of a weight-loss program is its ability to expand your horizons to include delicious new foods you may never have considered eating. Read on for the best – and worst – Japanese, Indian, and Mediterranean dishes to try.

  • 5 Ways to Use Up Holiday Leftovers

    In Food & Nutrition

    If you’re hosting for the holidays this year, begging your friends and family to take home leftovers probably isn’t enough. Here’s how to deal with all that extra food while sticking to your medical weight loss plan.

  • Eater’s Remorse (and What to Do About It)

    In Food & Nutrition

    During the holidays, many events can take you from on-track to holiday diet hangover! Welcome to dieter’s remorse. Before you berate yourself too much, use our diagnostics tool to identify and remedy your regrets and stay successful on your medical weight loss plan.

  • What’s In That Cocktail?

    In Food & Nutrition

    Lots of people forget about the calories that come along with favorite libations, which can spell diet disaster. With just a few tricks, though, you can still enjoy a drink now and then while keeping the calories down.

  • Hot Drinks: Warm Up Without Getting Weighed Down

    In Food & Nutrition

    Winter’s here in full force, and nothing keeps you warmed up when the temperature plummets like a mug full of a delicious hot drink. But to avoid all the calories coffeehouse and fast food teas and coffees can have, find out how to make your own drinks.

  • Test Your Nutrition Knowledge

    In Food & Nutrition

    How good is your nutrition know-how? Take our nutrition quiz and find out!

  • Essential Vitamins For Healthy Living

    In Food & Nutrition

    We all know it’s important to get adequate amounts of vitamins in our diets. This week we’ll spotlight a few vitamins that could be lacking in your diet – and let you know how to ensure you’re getting enough.

  • Focus on Spring Produce

    In Food & Nutrition

    We’ll look at a few spring fruits and vegetables to learn more about how they can help keep you healthy – and see exactly how to fit them into your CMWL program.

  • Eating Ethnic Part 2: What to Choose (and Avoid)

    In Food & Nutrition

    We look at Asian cuisine, with a focus on Thai and Vietnamese food, to see what delicious dishes best fit into your medical weight loss plan!

  • More Calcium, More Weight Loss?

    In Food & Nutrition

    You may have heard the phrase, “calcium builds strong bones and teeth.” But did you also know that it is weight loss friendly?

  • Simple Tips to Savor Fall’s Harvest

    In Food & Nutrition

    There's no need to hibernate from your farmer's market come autumn. Learn how to serve up fall’s best foods in a tempting array that also fits into your medical weight loss plan.

  • The Power of Lists

    In Food & Nutrition

    Some of the most successful people in the world point to list-making as an essential weapon in their productivity war chest. Some well-known list makers include Sir Richard Branson, Thomas Edison, Sandra Bullock, Leonardo da Vinci, Bobby Flay, just to name a few. Each of these masters swears to the power of lists to help them achieve their goals in their respective fields. So, can making lists work for weight loss too? Absolutely!

  • Eating Out Without Overeating

    In Food & Nutrition

    There's no reason you shouldn't eat out on the CMWL maintenance plan! Staying on track at a restaurant requires planning, though, so we've got some strategies to help you successfully manage portion control.

  • The Healthiest Fast Food Options

    In Food & Nutrition

    Although fast food should only be an occasional meal on your medical weight loss plan, there are ways to make it healthier. Here's a look at the best fast food choices you can make.

  • Processed Foods to Avoid

    In Food & Nutrition

    While some processed foods are indeed healthier than other convenience options, often you can substitute a less-processed alternative. Find out what processed foods to avoid – and what to eat instead.

  • Lighten Up Your Summer Burger

    In Food & Nutrition

    It’s time for the most sacred of summer traditions: the barbecue. Here’s how to enjoy a burger now and then on a medical weight loss plan.

  • Healthy Super Bowl Snacks | 5 Ways to Keep Your Snack Attack in Check

    In Food & Nutrition

    A healthy Super Bowl isn't impossible. Enjoy the game and your favorite Super Bowl snacks with these simple tips and tricks.

  • Emotional Eating: How to Improve Your Relationship with Food

    In Food & Nutrition

    Food can feel like a relationship, and sometimes emotions take over. Learn how to control emotional eating and follow our four tips to improve your relationship with food.

  • 7 Reasons to Eat Greek Yogurt

    In Food & Nutrition

    Greek yogurt is everywhere, but it can also do wonders for your health and weight loss plan. Learn 7 reasons to add Greek yogurt to your diet today!  

  • Diet-Proof Your Summer Vacation

    In General Health Behavior

    This year’s summer vacation will be a good opportunity to show yourself, finally, that you can lose weight and live your life at the same time. Here are a few tips on how to stick to your medical weight loss plan during vacation.

  • Pushing Past Plateaus

    In General Health Behavior

    If you’ve been on your medical weight loss plan for a while, you may see your weight loss slowing a bit. While watching the pounds dropping off more slowly can be frustrating, it’s also normal. The trick is to do some detective work to figure out how to help get the scale moving again.  

  • The Craving Change Challenge: Are You Ready?

    In Food & Nutrition

    We’re betting that many, if not all, of you are craving change. That’s right: a new attitude, new skills, and most of all, new results from your medical weight loss plan. There’s no better time to capitalize on your change cravings than with a challenge that’ll kick your motivation into high gear.

  • Finding Ways to Lose Weight: Your Patriotic Duty?

    In General Health Behavior

    As you’re fretting over ways to stick to your medical weight loss program at your Fourth of July picnic, consider how losing weight and getting in shape are other ideas for celebrating your patriotism today.

  • 5 Summer Activities to Avoid Overeating

    In General Health Behavior

    The summer heat needn’t hamper your medical weight loss plan. Here are five things to do instead of eat when the temperature soars this season.

  • 8 Reasons Why You Should Have an Obesity Screening Today

    In General Health Behavior

    Don’t underestimate the power of an obesity screening. We could think of 100 reasons why you should be screened for obesity, but here are the eight that stand out the most.

  • Best Summer Fruits for Weight Loss

    In Food & Nutrition

    Fill up on delicious, fiber-filled, and refreshing summer fruits for weight loss to cool off during the warmest season. 

  • Knowing Your Basal Metabolic Rate Can Help You Lose Weight

    In Food & Nutrition

    Metabolism. We hear it used all the time when people talk about their weight, “I can’t lose weight because my metabolism is too slow.” But what exactly does that mean? And is that really the case? With so much information floating around on this subject, it’s easy to get the facts mixed up. Let’s clear up how metabolism, or your metabolic system, works to help you manage your weight.

  • Underactive Thyroid and Weight Gain

    In Food & Nutrition

    Sometimes the inability to lose weight is jokingly blamed on a slow metabolism, but in reality it’s often no laughing matter. A sluggish resting metabolism can be triggered by a variety of lifestyle factors, but a key medical cause is often a sluggish thyroid.

  • The Role of Amino Acids in Weight Loss

    In Food & Nutrition

    Have you ever been involved in the construction of a house? It takes careful planning to make sure the ultimate structure is strong a sturdy. This has much to do with the materials you use to construct its foundation. And if the foundation is strong, the frame and decor will be easier to maintain. The human body is like a house in a way, with a strong foundation driving the health of the rest of the body. Part of that foundation is comprised of amino acids. If you don’t know what they are, now is the time to learn. These compounds are play a critical role in your everyday functions and are a key component in weight loss.

  • Easy Ways to Burn 100 Calories

    In Fitness Exercise

    Small movements throughout the day add up to many calories burned. Follow our tips for easy ways to burn 100 calories in 20 minutes or less. 

  • Exercise Basics for Weight Management

    In Food & Nutrition

    For some people, the word “exercise” evokes the same reaction as sucking on a sour lemon. Their faces crinkle up with a look of pure distaste and disgust. For those who have embraced exercise as part of their lifestyle, they simply can’t comprehend that type of response. Sure, it takes some effort, but the effects of exercise feel so good and do such wonderful things for the body, especially for keeping weight under control. So, how can the exercisers persuade the non-exercisers to open up to the idea of regular physical activity? The basics might be the best place to start.

  • Drop The Guilt, Lose The Weight

    In Food & Nutrition

    We’ve all experienced it on some level in any one of its forms. Excessive guilt, religious guilt, emotional guilt, neurotic guilt…you name it. But no matter how we frame it, it all stems from the same basic root feeling that we’ve done something dreadfully wrong, and shouldn’t do it again. When it comes to weight loss, we’re no strangers to those guilty feelings. But we may not fully realize just how much our “food guilt” is standing in the way of our weight loss goals.

  • The 3 Steps To Building Weight Loss Motivation

    In Food & Nutrition

    “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”- Thomas Edison

    We all know that in order to achieve a goal, we need to take action. And if at first we don’t succeed, we try, try again. But what is that internal thing that propels us to try in the first place? The reasons why we take action stem from a number of different factors. Collectively we commonly refer to them as “motivation”.

  • Lose Weight To Save Yourself From Back Pain

    In Fitness Exercise

    Does your lower back cause you any pain or discomfort? If it does, you’re not alone. At any given time over 31 million Americans suffer from lower back pain. It may not seem obvious, but one of the leading causes of back pain is being overweight.

  • The Migraine-Weight Connection

    In General Health Behavior

    If you’ve ever suffered from a migraine headache, you know that it is no joke.  If you have never experienced one, a simple Internet search on what it feels like may shed some light on its horror. Here are just a few examples our friends over at the Huffington Post found:

  • Metabolic Syndrome: The Biggest Health Threat You Don’t Know About

    In Food & Nutrition

    Metabolic Syndrome is not a disease in and of itself, but rather a collection of symptoms as described in our test above. And it puts you at significant increase for heart attack, stroke, and developing Type 2 diabetes.

  • Does Fish Oil Help With Weight Loss?

    In Food & Nutrition

    Fish oil supplements rank among some of the most popular dietary supplements on the market, with good reason. Fish oil is full of omega-3 fatty acids (the good fats) that play a critical role in some many bodily functions, from boosting brain power and heart health, to reducing inflammation and maintaining a healthy nervous system. But when it comes to weight loss, does it make a difference?

  • Can Being Overweight Impact Eye Health?

    In Food & Nutrition

    It would not be an exaggeration to say that our eyes are amazing. They are a fascinating combination of over 2 million intricate parts that play a well-orchestrated central role in helping us navigate the world. In fact, the biological process of seeing requires about half of your brain’s capacity to function properly. All of this is going on in the background as we go about living our lives each day. But what happens to that process when obesity enters the picture? It’s a topic that is little discussed, but very worthy of conversation.

     

  • How Estrogen and Testosterone Affect Your Weight

    In Food & Nutrition

    True or false? If you’re a woman trying to lose weight, you need to understand testosterone.

    True or false? If you’re a man trying to lose weight, you need to understand estrogen.

    If you said “true” to both, you’d be right.

  • Managing Weight Loss with Depression

    In Food & Nutrition

    Everyone has moments where they feel sad or upset. These feelings usually go away in a few days and life returns to normal. For many others, these feelings last for much longer periods of time because they suffer from clinical depression. As anyone who has lived with clinical depression knows, even the smallest everyday tasks seem daunting. For those suffering from depression and obesity, losing weight may seem like an impossible goal. But experts tell us this is not the case. With the proper knowledge, strategies, and commitment levels, both conditions can be managed effectively for a lifetime.

  • How To Beat Ghrelin, The “Hunger Hormone”

    In Food & Nutrition

    It’s a hormone with a somewhat scary sounding name, but it is all too fitting. Ghrelin, known as the “hunger hormone,” can act as a real gremlin to your weight loss efforts. But there are ways to beat it at its own game with basic lifestyle changes.

  • Make Every Meal Weight Loss-Friendly

    In Food & Nutrition

    While every person in the world is different, the one thing we all have in common is that we need to eat to live (there’s really no getting around that if you’re human). For as long as we can remember, our eating has been neatly organized into discreet meals. Breakfast, lunch and dinner come around everyday, literally like clockwork. This means everyday you have a choice about what you will eat for each one of these meals.

  • Could Obesity During Pregnancy Be A Cause Of Autism?

    In Food & Nutrition

    It’s a very sensitive topic to be sure, but a new obesity study is making headlines in the news linking obesity and autism. Researchers in China analyzed previous studies linking maternal obesity and autism and found mothers suffering from obesity with high blood sugar levels were 47 percent more likely to have children with autism.

  • Probiotics: A Force For Good

    In Food & Nutrition

    You may not know it, but there is a battle raging inside your body every second of every day that has a large impact on your ability to lose weight. It’s primarily taking place inside your gut. On one side we have the “good gut bacteria,” the ones promoting good health and vitality. On the opposing side we have “bad gut bacteria,” the scoundrels robbing you of your ability to lead your best life. With obesity and chronic disease rates on the rise, it might appear that the bad gut bacteria may be winning the battle. But the good gut bacteria have a potent weapon in the form of probiotics that may just be the thing to help win the war.

  • Liquid Calories: Friend or Foe?

    In Food & Nutrition

    You’ve heard it said time and again, “If you want to lose weight, you need to eat right.” Yes, smarter eating habits are crucial to weight loss, but the drinks you have with your meals often go overlooked. In order to avoid sabotaging your weight loss goals, you’ll need to become a beverage buff. Luckily, we’ve got you covered.

  • 4 Weight Loss Tips For Late-Night Eaters

    In Food & Nutrition

    At one point or another, we’ve all munched on late-night snacks. But for some, the evening hours tend to be when they eat the most. We know that a big part of weight loss is what you eat and how much, but does when you eat factor into the equation? Although this topic is still debated in the scientific community, growing evidence suggests eating late at night can cause weight gain.

  • Processed Meats May Cause Cancer

    In Food & Nutrition

    If you’re eating two strips of bacon every morning, you may want to consider ditching it for something healthier. A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) recently found that processed meats, like hot dogs and bacon, are linked to cancer. 

  • Four Signs That It’s Time To Get Serious About Weight Loss

    In Food & Nutrition

    We have all heard it a million times: excess weight is (very, very) bad for our overall health. If you browse this site you’ll learn all about the negative effects of obesity and then some. Yet, despite the warnings, many of us don’t take the necessary steps to actively control our weight.

  • Why Rising Obesity Rates Should Matter To You

    In Food & Nutrition

    The latest CDC study on the prevalence of obesity in the US is out, and it unfortunately does not paint the kind of picture we had hoped for. Despite broad-based awareness campaigns and health initiatives designed to help people improve their weight, the number of Americans suffering from obesity is at an all-time high, with middle-aged African-American women faring the worst.

  • Eat Your Flavonoids!

    In Food & Nutrition

    What did dear old Mom used to say? Eat your vegetables! And now as an adult you hear the same thing from your doctor and medical providers to support your efforts to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. But what exactly is soooo special about vegetables (and fruits for that matter)? Well, give us all day and we’ll tell you. But if you have a few minutes, we’d like to highlight one of the most special attributes of many fruits and vegetables called flavonoids. 

  • How Your Body Type Affects Weight Loss

    In Food & Nutrition

    True or false? Two people can follow the same eating and exercise plan and see different weight loss results. The correct answer is true. As much as we want to simplify weight loss down to “calories in and calories out,” the process is much more complex. Many factors influence your ability to lose or gain weight, including body type.

  • Why You Need Iron For Weight Loss

    In Food & Nutrition

    The modern day lifestyle brings more than a fair share of daily stress, enough to have you feeling exhausted when the day is through. But there is a big difference between feeling tired and feeling run down. If you constantly feel like you’re lacking energy and find it challenging to take on even the simplest of tasks, you may have an iron deficiency. And that is neither good for your weight nor your health.

  • How Your Weight Relates To Cancer

    In Food & Nutrition

    When experts talk about the health conditions associated with the chronic disease of obesity, it usually goes something like this: Obesity is a leading cause of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, high cholesterol, and even some types of cancer. It’s that “and even some types of cancer” part that could use increased attention. 

  • Why Losing Weight Fast May Be Your Best Bet For The Long-Term

    In Food & Nutrition

    What do you consider the hardest part about losing weight? Some might say it’s the need to give up junk food. Others might bemoan the increased physical activity and exercise. But when it comes down to it, the hardest part about weight loss may not be in losing the pounds, but rather in keeping them off.

     

  • The Scary Link Between Climate Change And Obesity

    In Food & Nutrition

    When you hear about the effects of climate change, it usually applies to extreme temperature swings, melting icebergs and other environmental damage. But did you know it is also threatening the nutritional integrity of our food supply? And that can spell disaster for anyone trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight.

  • Can Plastics Cause Weight Gain?

    In Food & Nutrition

    There is a lot in modern society that doesn’t make it easy to lose weight. Fast food on every corner, binge-watching TV, LED lights disrupting our sleep and ample amounts of stress all present steep challenges to leading a healthy lifestyle. If all that isn’t enough, there may be another suspected culprit lurking in plain sight in the form of plastic.

  • The Obesity-Rheumatoid Arthritis Connection

    In Food & Nutrition

    If you or someone you know has Rheumatoid Arthritis, or RA, you understand just how painful the condition can be. RA is an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system attacks the joints, causing severe inflammation, swelling, and even disfigurement. While researchers continue to uncover the mechanisms behind how it works, what has been made clear is that obesity both plays a role in its development and presents challenges to its treatment. 

  • Are Hunger Hormones Making Us More Impulsive?

    In Food & Nutrition

    We all know that feeling. A gooey slice of chocolate fudge cake is placed before you. The anticipation of tasting that sweet deliciousness is almost too much to bear. Everything in the background melts away and nothing else matters in that moment. The little voice in your head tells you to push it away, but you decide to hell with it, and dig in. But after the last bite you berate yourself for giving into the momentary pleasure. You should have been stronger. “Why couldn’t I control myself?!” you scream inside. And the cycle continues…

  • GERD & Your Weight

    In Food & Nutrition

    For those unfamiliar with the funny-sounding health condition called GERD, which stands for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, it is no laughing matter at all. In the US, 20 percent of the population suffers from GERD. And among those with high body weights, the severity of GERD is even worse.

  • Bright Lights, Big Weight Gain?

    In Food & Nutrition

    You’ve heard of late-night eating, but new research is shedding light on how exposure to bright light at specific times of day can affect your ability to lose weight.

  • Could The Hormone Uroguanlyn Be Hurting Your Weight Loss?

    In Food & Nutrition

    This research finding gives stress eating a whole new meaning.

  • Hearty Mushroom Calzones

    In Recipes

    Calzones are similar to pizza, but folded into a turnover shape before being cooked. These calzones are filled with tasty mushrooms and low-fat cheese, making a delightful and filling dinner.

  • Grilled Pear and Blue Cheese Pizza

    In Recipes

    When you feel like something sweet for dinner, this interesting take on a pizza fits the bill. Plus, the entire recipe can be made on the grill if you desire! 

  • Grilled Fish Kebab with Rice

    In Recipes

    These tasty fish kebabs are a snap to grill.

  • Tofu-Vegetable Stir-Fry in Peanut Sauce

    In Recipes

    Pack lots of veggies into your meal with this easy-to-prepare dinner.

  • Prosciutto and Ricotta on Toasted Ciabatta

    In Recipes

    You’ll be amazed at how quickly you can make this delightful dinner option.

  • Cheddar and Caramelized Onion Pizza

    In Recipes

    Pizza doesn’t have to be off-limits if you try our scrumptious recipe.

  • Chicken Caesar Salad

    In Recipes

    If you tend to avoid Caesar salads because you’re afraid of the fat content, try this lightened-up version. It uses light mayonnaise and omits the eggs and croutons.

  • Creamy Polenta and Mushroom Ragout

    In Recipes

    Polenta, or boiled cornmeal, combined with a rich-tasting mushroom ragout, makes a comforting Northern Italian-inspired vegetarian meal.

  • Tomato Bisque with Parmesan Crostini

    In Recipes

    Looking for a vegetarian soup with lots of flavor? Try this bisque, rich with spices, for your evening meal.

  • Middle Eastern Omelet

    In Recipes

    This “omelet” is really more of a pita sandwich stuffed with a healthy and tasty mixture of  hummus, tabouli, and egg substitute.

  • Kombu Noodles with Peanut Sauce

    In Recipes

    Try something different for tonight’s dinner by cooking up these low-calorie Japanese seaweed noodles. Sambal olek is a chili-based hot sauce you can add at your discretion! 

  • Pesto Portabella Burgers on Sourdough Bread

    In Recipes

    The entire family will enjoy these easy-to-make mushroom burgers!

  • Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich with Sweet Apples

    In Recipes

    Peanut butter sandwiches aren’t just for kids! This modern version is a high-fiber treat with an extra dose of fruit on the side.

  • Grilled Snapper with Corn Salad

    In Recipes

    Enjoy a taste of summer with this delicious fish dish paired with a refreshing seasonal salad.

  • Hake with Whipped Horseradish Potato

    In Recipes

    From the same family as cod, hake is a firm white fish with few bones and a delicate flavor.

  • Shrimp Summer Rolls

    In Recipes

    It’s easier to make Thai-style summer rolls at home than you might think. Filled with fresh veggies and shrimp, they’re perfect for a low-fat dinner.

  • Asian Chicken Stir-Fry

    In Recipes

    Get your fill of veggies with this delicious and healthy Asian-influenced stir-fry. Though it’s designed to be slightly spicy, feel free to omit the hot sauce if that’s your preference.

  • Blue Cheese Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries

    In Recipes

    This healthier version of a cheeseburger and fries uses lean beef, reduced-fat blue cheese dressing, and sweet potatoes to give you all the flavor of the original without as much of the fat.

  • Curry Chicken Salad

    In Recipes

    This Indian-influenced chicken salad – made with low-fat yogurt instead of mayo – makes a tasty treat for tonight’s dinner.

  • Turkey Cheese Melt

    In Recipes

    This simple sandwich is easy to make – and easy to enjoy! 

  • Turkey Cutlets and Steamed Green Beans

    In Recipes

    Short on time? Try this easy dish the entire family will enjoy. 

  • Spelt Noodles with Ham, Apples, and Cabbage

    In Recipes

    Make tonight’s pasta a little different by using spelt, an ancient grain, available in most supermarkets. 

  • Classic Pork with Ginger and Carrots

    In Recipes

    This nicely spiced dish is sure to become a new family classic!

  • Skate with Rice Pilaf

    In Recipes

    With its mild white flesh, skate makes a tasty – and healthy – addition to your fish dish repertoire. 

  • Fig and Turkey Bacon Wrap

    In Recipes

    Our take on a traditional fig and bacon wrap uses turkey bacon to cut the fat. It’s a perfect dish to serve guests.

  • Turkey-Cranberry Pita with Feta

    In Recipes

    Turkey and cranberry aren’t just for Thanksgiving anymore! This unique sandwich combines interesting flavors in a mouth-pleasing way. 

  • Rosemary Chicken with Mango-Cucumber Quinoa

    In Recipes

    If you haven’t tried quinoa, here’s your chance to sample this complete protein, which contains all nine amino acids. Its nutty flavor complements the tangy mango and zesty rosemary chicken, adding up to a delicious meal you’ll want to make again.

  • Pork Chops and Broccoli Rabe with Garlic

    In Recipes

    Broccoli rabe is a great source of calcium, vitamin C, and potassium – plus it’s delicious when flavored with garlic and served with these juicy pork chops! 

  • Super Six-Layer Burrito

    In Recipes

    These tasty high-fiber burritos are ideal for those nights when you don’t want to spend a lot of time preparing dinner.

  • Potato Pancakes with Mixed Greens

    In Recipes

    You don’t need to celebrate Hanukkah to enjoy these crispy potato pancakes, also called latkes. With some greens on the side, they make a tasty dinner any time of year.

  • Pasta Spirals with Turkey and Spinach

    In Recipes

    Whole-wheat pasta ups the good carb content of this easy low-fat dinner choice.

  • Chicken with Root Vegetable Hash

    In Recipes

    When root veggies are in season, this delightful dish makes a satisfying dinner.

  • Baked Breaded Chicken with Tomato-Cucumber Salad

    In Recipes

    Crunchy breaded chicken doesn't have to be unhealthy – not when it's baked as in this tasty recipe. Serve with tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions for a refreshing dinner salad.

  • Lamb and Portabella Rigatoni

    In Recipes

    This delicious pasta combines the flavors of lamb and portabella mushrooms with some “secret” ingredients (like pineapple juice!) to give it some added zing.

  • Red Snapper Ceviche

    In Recipes

    A marinated seafood dish popular in South America, ceviche is surprisingly easy to make at home.

  • Broccoli-Bacon Potato

    In Recipes

    Using the microwave saves time on preparing these scrumptious stuffed potatoes, while turkey bacon reduces the fat content.

  • Easy Turkey Chili

    In Recipes

    Our quick and easy version of chili will fill you up without all the fat.

  • Bass with Ginger, Potatoes, and Shiitake Mushrooms

    In Recipes

    In the mood for fish tonight? Try this scrumptious recipe with lots of veggies to keep things healthy.

  • Veal Marsala

    In Recipes

    This classic and elegant Italian recipe is surprisingly easy to prepare.

  • White Bean Soup

    In Recipes

    Looking for a low-fat, high-fiber recipe to fill you up? Try this scrumptious soup for tonight’s dinner!

  • Easy Falafel Salad

    In Recipes

    Need a refreshing side salad for a picnic or barbecue? Try this tasty falafel salad for something different that will please everyone, even vegetarians!

  • Farfalle with Mascarpone and Herbs

    In Recipes

    Farfalle, also known as bow-tie pasta, is excellent when served with a touch of mascarpone, an Italian triple-cream cheese, and herbs for a richly flavored pasta dish.

  • Savory Summer Chili

    In Recipes

    You’ll love this flavorful chili, which gives you a one-two punch of cholesterol-lowering fiber and filling protein.

  • Chicken Avocado Mushroom Sandwich

    In Recipes

    When you’re looking for an easy dinner with lots of nutritional value, try this tasty sandwich.

  • Chicken with Prunes and Olives

    In Recipes

    Don’t be daunted by the recipe’s time. It only takes about 15 minutes of active time; most of the preparation involves marinating the chicken and cooking – and then enjoying the fruits of your labor! 

  • Mexican Papaya Chicken Salad

    In Recipes

    Get a taste of the tropics with this delightful Mexican-influenced dinner salad.

  • Summer Corn Chowder

    In Recipes

    Take advantage of fresh seasonal corn by serving this flavorful chowder. A simple side salad adds an extra dose of veggies.

  • Cool Curried Chicken Wrap

    In Recipes

    Try a taste of India with this unique take on a traditional chicken wrap. Serve with a side salad or extra fruit if you’d like for an easy evening meal.

  • Lamb and Guinness Stew

    In Recipes

    A filling Irish-influenced dish, this hearty stew takes some time to prepare but is well worth the effort. 

  • Roasted Beet, Chicken, and Goat Cheese Panini

    In Recipes

    To keep the overall calories down, make sure the flatbreads you use for these yummy panini are about 220 calories each.

  • Sundried Tomato and Feta Turkey Burgers

    In Recipes

    These tangy turkey burgers are anything but boring: The feta cheese, sundried tomatoes, and yogurt add a zesty Mediterranean flavor.

  • Ham and Brie Sandwich

    In Recipes

    Looking for a quick, easy, and tasty meal for dinner tonight? Try our version of this classic French sandwich.

  • Cold Lentil Salad

    In Recipes

    Though this recipe takes a little time to prepare, the resulting salad is a nutritional powerhouse: Lentils are high in fiber, which helps lower cholesterol, as well as folate and magnesium, both good for the heart.

  • Grilled Ham and Gruyere on French Bread

    In Recipes

    Our twist on a classic grilled cheese uses extra-lean ham and gruyere cheese for a sandwich you won’t soon forget.

  • Cheesy Rice and Beans

    In Recipes

    Bump up the nutritional value of this traditional dish by using healthy brown rice and black beans, and give it some tang with Manchego cheese and sambal olek—a mixture of chiles, brown sugar, and salt found in the Asian section of many supermarkets.

  • Bison and Black Bean Burritos

    In Recipes

    If you enjoy beef but haven’t tried bison, or buffalo, meat, you’re in for a treat. Bison has a similar taste to beef but is lower in calories and fat; find it at natural food stores, local butcher shops, and some supermarkets. 

  • Mushroom and Goat Cheese Frittata

    In Recipes

    Looking for an easy-to-make spring meal? This vegetarian frittata is simple yet satisfying – try it tonight!

  • Italian Sandwich

    In Recipes

    Our Italian sandwich consists of layers of meats and cheese on crusty bread – and it may be the quickest dinner you’ve ever made!

  • Grilled Summer Fruit on Flatbread

    In Recipes

    It’s so simple – and tasty – to grill up some fruit for a light and refreshing summer dinner. 

  • Chicken Gyros with Greek Salad

    In Recipes

    Our version of this Greek specialty is easy to make and a definite family favorite.

  • Monte Cristo with Spinach Salad

    In Recipes

    A variation on the French croque-monsieur, this tasty and easy sandwich is sure to satisfy your craving for a little sweet and a little savory.

  • Steak and Spinach

    In Recipes

    This low-carb recipe is lightened up by using lean flank steak, making a quick-and-easy dinner choice.

  • Whole Wheat Pasta with Kale and Sweet Potato

    In Recipes

    Kale is one of the most nutritious veggies out there and sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin C, beta carotene, and dietary fiber. When added to healthy whole wheat pasta, this is one meal you won’t want to miss!

  • Salmon with Soy Glaze over Wilted Spinach Greens

    In Recipes

    Salmon, high in omega-3 fatty acids, and spinach, rich in vitamins and minerals, combine for a nutritious dish you’ll want to enjoy often!

  • Pork Chop and Fennel Salad

    In Recipes

    We’ve freshened up this family favorite by adding a delightful side salad of fennel, peaches, and mint. 

  • Salmon in a Pouch with Quinoa

    In Recipes

    This simple to prepare dish is a nutritional powerhouse! Salmon provides omega-3 fatty acids, which help the heart, while quinoa is a very good source of manganese and fiber. 

  • Black Bean Quesadilla with Avocado

    In Recipes

    It’s the perfect time for a mini Mexican fiesta! These delicious quesadillas are filled with black beans, which are rich in antioxidants and fiber. 

  • Spelt Noodles with Ham, Apples, and Cabbage

    In Recipes

    A great alternative to regular pasta, spelt is an ancient grain high in fiber and protein with a delicious, nutty taste. 

  • Fettuccini Primavera

    In Recipes

    Looking for a dinner option chock-full of veggies? This satisfying pasta dish can be made in a flash.

  • Scallops and Angel Hair

    In Recipes

    It’s prime time to enjoy fresh sea scallops, now at their sweet and juicy peak. Serve this high-protein seafood rich in omega-3 fatty acids with a delicate pasta for a delicious meal.

  • Homestyle Meatloaf with Spinach-Garlic Mashed Potatoes

    In Recipes

    Our version of meatloaf is easy to make and, along with the mashed potatoes, a comfort food treat at any time of year. 

  • Creamy Southwestern Chicken

    In Recipes

    Fat-free cream cheese makes this delectable low-fat dish taste much more sinful than it really is!

  • Brown Rice and Mushroom Risotto

    In Recipes

    This tasty non-traditional risotto becomes even healthier by using brown rice and delicious cremini mushrooms. 

  • Updated Spaghetti and Meatballs

    In Recipes

    This childhood favorite doesn’t have to be unhealthy. Using lean ground  

    beef and egg substitute will help lighten up the meatballs, and substituting whole-grain spaghetti, if you choose, will increase the nutritional value without sacrificing taste.

  • Zucchini and Onion Quiche

    In Recipes

    Our quiche uses fewer eggs and less cheese than the traditional version without losing any of the flavor. 

  • Mushroom Scramble

    In Recipes

    Ever feel like eating breakfast for dinner? This easy-to-make egg scramble is sure to satisfy.

  • Eggplant Mozzarella Heros

    In Recipes

    You’d never know this version of a classic eggplant hero is so low in fat – it’s that delicious!

  • Curried Cauliflower Soup with Bay Scallops

    In Recipes

    Cauliflower soup can be just as delicious when it’s not cream-based – especially with the addition of yellow curry and fresh scallops.

  • Quick Cassoulet

    In Recipes

    Our version of this rich bean stew traditionally served in the South of France makes a filling dinner, perfect for a chilly evening. 

  • Rosemary Lamb Steak with Date-Orange Compote

    In Recipes

    Lamb steaks get a little lift when you serve them with rosemary and a delicious date-orange compote.

  • Seared Scallops and Grits

    In Recipes

    The coarsely ground corn of grits adds a pleasing texture and flavor to tender seared scallops in this Southern-influenced dish.

  • Crab Cakes and Sweet Potato Fries

    In Recipes

    Crab cakes and fries don’t have to be unhealthy – not when you make the crab cakes yourself and use sweet potato fries that you bake, not fry.

  • Smoked Duck Pasta with Ginger

    In Recipes

    Looking for a pasta dish that’s a little bit different? Try this unique combo for tonight’s dinner!

  • Cobb Salad

    In Recipes

    This traditional composed salad is easy to make – and even easier to enjoy! Skinless chicken breast and turkey bacon keep the fat low and the taste high.

  • Jerk Shrimp and Pineapple Salsa

    In Recipes

    If you’re in a grilling mood, enjoy these tropical flavors of shrimp and pineapple with a little spice to liven things up.

  • Roast Turkey and Maple Yams

    In Recipes

    Enjoy this tasty turkey dinner for Thanksgiving or at any time of year. The yams are high in fiber to fill you up fast and a good source of vitamin B6 and potassium.

  • Spicy Asian Tofu with String Beans

    In Recipes

    This Asian-inspired dish is rich is protein, making for a filling meal. Though it's designed to have a nice kick, cut back on the chili paste or hot sauce if you're not a spicy-food lover. 

  • Crispy Buffalo Chicken

    In Recipes

    Our version is baked instead of fried and uses the chicken breast instead of the wings for a healthier take on this party favorite.

  • Extra-Moist Turkey Burgers

    In Recipes

    No dry turkey burgers for you: This delicious version is extra-moist, filling, and oh-so-delicious. The burgers make an easy-to-prepare dinner that the whole family will love.

  • Tuna Nicoise Salad

    In Recipes

    Try a taste of the Mediterranean for dinner with our take on a classic Nicoise Salad.

  • Chicken Mole and Rice

    In Recipes

    Go Mexican for tonight’s dinner with this savory, chocolate-flavored chicken dish. 

  • Chicken Breast with Yellow Squash

    In Recipes

    This delightful take on chicken and veggies is quick, easy – and delicious!

  • Classic Lamb Stew

    In Recipes

    This hearty dish is sure to satisfy for a winter’s dinner – or anytime all year round.

     

  • Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Wrap

    In Recipes

    These appetizing dinner wraps are a snap to make and filled with lots of veggie goodness.

  • Italian-Style Sausage and Peppers

    In Recipes

    Heat up this tasty recipe however you’d like by using either sweet or spicy sausages – or both; or you can substitute turkey or veggie sausages, too.

  • Pork Tenderloin with Apple and Cranberry

    In Recipes

    Just like Mom used to make – but healthier!

  • Brown Rice Stir-Fry

    In Recipes

    Spice up this easy stir-fry with some sambal olek, an Indonesian chili-based hot sauce. Or just enjoy your veggies and rice as is! 

  • Mushroom and Asparagus Pasta

    In Recipes

    Enjoy the tastes of the season with this light and easy pasta.

  • Chicken Fajitas

    In Recipes

    We’ve lightened up this distinctive Tex-Mex specialty by using skinless chicken breast and reduced-fat sour cream, plus whole-wheat tortillas if you can find them. 

  • Kamut Spirals with Tomatoes, Almonds, and Haricots Verts

    In Recipes

    This easy recipe uses kamut, a 100-percent whole-grain pasta high in protein; find it at health and specialty stores or online. (Eden Farms is one brand.)  

  • Curried Butternut Squash Soup

    In Recipes

    Make this flavorful soup as spicy (or non-spicy) as you’d like by adjusting the amounts of curry and chili powder to your taste.

  • Corned Beef and Cabbage

    In Recipes

    This tasty dish isn’t just for St. Patty’s Day! Serve it anytime you’re in the mood for a hearty dinner.

  • Fish Tacos with Lime Guacamole

    In Recipes

    You can almost feel the ocean breezes when you bite into these delightful fish tacos, flavored with a touch of lime juice.

  • Hummus and Salads Platter

    In Recipes

    When you want a quick, light, and healthy dinner, prepare this veggie platter – it even includes hummus made from scratch!

  • Beef Stroganoff and Egg Noodles

    In Recipes

    This classic dish often contains butter and sour cream; our version uses lean beef and nonfat yogurt for all of the richness with less of the fat.

  • Chicken Salad with Broccoli and Pine Nuts

    In Recipes

    If you’re a chicken salad fan but avoid it because of all the fat, try this lightened-up version that uses light mayo.

  • Farro with Squash

    In Recipes

    A light brown grain that’s high in protein and fiber, farro is a great alternative to pasta and rice with a delightful nutty flavor.

  • Salmon Burger with Snow Peas

    In Recipes

    These scrumptious salmon burgers are not only a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, but they're a snap to prepare. Try them tonight! 

  • Mushroom, Ham, and Cheddar Frittata with Melon Salad

    In Recipes

    You won’t miss the eggs in this lightened-up version of a traditional frittata.

  • Crab Louis Salad

    In Recipes

    Visit the seaside in the comfort of your home with our quick-and-easy version of a Crab Louis Salad.

  • Portabella Pizza with Crispy Potatoes and Truffle

    In Recipes

    Yes, you can have pizza on a medical weight loss plan! Just make it yourself so you know what’s in it and enjoy it in moderation.

  • Cheesy Mexican Pasta

    In Recipes

    Though something “cheesy” may set off alarm bells if you’re watching your weight, this exceptional pasta uses reduced-fat Mexican cheese for a low-fat dinner you’ll love.

  • Modern Chef Salad

    In Recipes

    We bring the old-fashioned chef salad up-to-date by substituting a smidgen of bacon for the traditional ham and lightening the cheese and dressing.

  • Smoked Salmon Citrus Salad

    In Recipes

    Tangy citrus – orange, grapefruit, and lemon – adds a refreshing flavor to this easy salad. 

  • French Bread Pizza with Prosciutto

    In Recipes

    Our healthy take on pizza is so good you won’t miss the real thing!

  • Grilled Japanese Eel and Sushi Rice

    In Recipes

    Japanese eel, also called unagi or anago, is available at Asian grocery stores or some supermarkets. Give it a try for a deliciously different dinner.

  • Hake Filets with Kale and Garlic

    In Recipes

    Hake, from the same family as cod, is a lean fish with a delicate flavor. Give it a burst of extra goodness by adding antioxidant-rich kale sautéed in garlic.

  • Barbecued Chicken with Apricot-Walnut Cornbread

    In Recipes

    This healthy take on traditional barbecued chicken and cornbread uses only the chicken breast to reduce fat content, while the cornbread lightens up with egg whites and nonfat yogurt. Enjoy!

  • Spicy Crab Cake Salad

    In Recipes

    You’ll feel the ocean breezes as you bite into these savory, scrumptious crab cakes. They’re simply perfect for a light meal anytime.

  • Orange Chicken Wraps

    In Recipes

    These tasty low-carb, high-protein wraps omit the bread by using lettuce as the “wrap.” 

  • Stuffed Nutty Mango Chicken

    In Recipes

    This decadent-tasting recipe brings some exotic flavors to an everyday chicken dinner.

  • Shrimp Fajitas with Avocado Aioli

    In Recipes

    Add some Mexican flavors to tonight’s meal with this easy-to-make and incredibly tasty version of fajitas.

  • Grilled Tuna Salad with Mimosa Vinaigrette

    In Recipes

    Make this healthy grilled tuna more festive by pairing it with fresh oranges and a delightful dressing. 

  • Spicy Salmon Avocado Sushi Handrolls

    In Recipes

    Sometimes sushi rolls can be a little unhealthy, especially if they use full-fat mayo or fried tempura. But these tasty rolls use light mayo with heart-healthy salmon and avocado for a Japanese-style dinner.

  • Lamb T-Bones with Herbed Cauliflower

    In Recipes

    Looking for a healthy but still delicious Easter dinner? Try this tasty lamb dish with flavorful veggies on the side.

  • Southwestern Pizza

    In Recipes

    If you like a little spice, this unusual but delicious pizza, studded with antioxidant-rich black beans, fits the bill.

  • Curried Butternut Squash Soup with Shrimp

    In Recipes

    Cook up some cold-weather comfort food with this delicious and easy-to-make squash soup.

  • Grilled Southwestern Burgers with Onion Rings

    In Recipes

    Try this healthier version of a traditional burger with “onion rings” – so good you won’t miss the hamburgers of old.

  • Chicken Pesto Pasta

    In Recipes

    If you thought homemade pesto was difficult to make, think again. This easy and delicious pasta makes enough to satisfy the entire family.

  • Baked Fried Chicken and Corn

    In Recipes

    Want the taste and texture of “fried” chicken but none of the fat and calories? Try our high-protein, low-fat take on this classic summer dish.

  • BBQ Chicken Wings and Cucumber Salad

    In Recipes

    Chicken wings are usually fried, but our delicious version is cooked and served with a refreshing cucumber salad.

  • Couscous with Cinnamon and Apricots

    In Recipes

    In the mood for something a little sweet for tonight’s dinner? This quick recipe is a perfect choice.

  • Falafel in Pita

    In Recipes

    This Middle Eastern staple makes a delicious addition to your dinner repertoire. If you can’t find tahini, or sesame paste, you can substitute peanut butter instead.

  • Roast Chicken and Potato Pancakes

    In Recipes

    If you’re ready for some comfort food, this mouthwatering recipe will fit the bill.

  • Curried Tofu and Tomatoes over Brown Rice

    In Recipes

    This nicely spiced vegetarian dish can be prepared in a flash.

  • Indian-Spiced Cream of Cauliflower Soup

    In Recipes

    We give lightened-up cauliflower soup an ethnic twist by adding curry and turmeric powder.

  • Sirloin Goat Cheese Quesadilla

    In Recipes

    This Mexican-inspired favorite is great for dinner or when served for a get-together with friends.

  • Grilled Swordfish with Pineapple Salsa

    In Recipes

    Make this delicious fish more festive by serving it with a tasty tropical pineapple salsa!

  • Chicken Pot Pie

    In Recipes

    Looking to warm up with a hearty dish on a cold night? Our chicken pot pie will do the trick!

  • Lamb Burgers with Mint Sauce and Tomato Salad

    In Recipes

    Get a taste of the Mediterranean with these delicious lamb burgers, livened up with a hint of mint and a refreshing tomato salad.

  • Rosemary Lamb Sandwich

    In Recipes

    This easy-to-prepare sandwich is freshened up with a delightful infusion of rosemary.

  • Fish Teriyaki with Shiitake Mushrooms and Bok Choy

    In Recipes

    Not only is this Asian-inspired dish flavorful, but bok choy is a great source of calcium and vitamins A and C.

  • Sweet and Sour Pork

    In Recipes

    Enjoy this Chinese favorite without the guilt by using lean pork and substituting brown rice for white.

     

  • Spinach Quiche with Cantaloupe

    In Recipes

    Our quiche recipe is lightened up by using egg substitute and low-fat milk.

  • Sweet and Sour Chicken Lettuce Wraps

    In Recipes

    Perfect for entertaining friends or a quiet dinner at home, these Asian-inspired wraps are delicious anytime. 

  • Split Pea Soup with Ham

    In Recipes

    This classic soup is lightened up with extra-lean ham – which you can just omit to make this recipe vegetarian.

     

  • Pepperoni Stromboli with Olive Antipasto Salad

    In Recipes

    If you’ve never tried stromboli, it’s like a pizza pocket stuffed with filling. Make our savory version even healthier by using whole wheat ready-to-use pizza dough if you can find it. 

  • Mexican Beef Fajitas

    In Recipes

    Love Mexican food but not the fat and calories? Make your own lightened-up beef fajitas at home!

  • Faux Waldorf Salad

    In Recipes

    We’ve lightened up the Waldorf salad by omitting the mayo and modernized it with pear instead of apple.

  • Steak and Potato Wedges

    In Recipes

    You can enjoy a traditional steak and potatoes meal on a medical weight loss plan – if you keep it light by using our recipe.  

  • Basil, Tomato, and Mozzarella Sandwich

    In Recipes

    Using a traditional Italian combination of mozzarella, tomato, and basil known as caprese, this zesty sandwich makes an easy addition to your dinner repertoire.

  • Southwestern Salad with Barbecued Shrimp

    In Recipes

    Give your salad a Southwestern kick by adding some delicious barbecued shrimp, along with antioxidant-rich black beans and heart-healthy avocado.

  • Thai Beef Curry

    In Recipes

    Though the curry takes a little while to prepare, the slightly spicy and delicious results are worth all the effort!

  • Lightened-Up Veal Parmesan with Spaghetti Squash

    In Recipes

    You may be surprised to see how we’ve lowered the fat and calories on this traditional favorite while keeping all the flavor.

  • Spinach-Mushroom Manicotti

    In Recipes

    You’ll satisfy your cheese cravings in a healthy way – and get your veggies, too – with this delicious recipe for an Italian favorite. It’s a filling and enjoyable meal that the whole family will love!

  • Black Bean Cakes with Sour Cream Dressing over Mesclun Greens

    In Recipes

    Black beans, rich in dietary fiber and chock-full of antioxidants, are fashioned into cakes for a delectable dinner option.

  • Bass with Wilted Bok Choy and Ginger

    In Recipes

    Give this nutritious fish dish an Asian flavor by adding bok choy, a “Chinese cabbage” high in vitamins A and C, and savory ginger. 

  • Grilled Trout Over Ratatouille

    In Recipes

    Ratatouille, a traditional French Provencal dish, makes use of delicious and colorful veggies. Here we combine it with heart-healthy grilled fish for a dinner you’re sure to enjoy.

  • Cheddar Pepper Scramble

    In Recipes

    Here’s your chance to eat breakfast for dinner with a savory and scrumptious take on eggs.

  • ‘Fried’ Chicken with Garlic Potato Fries

    In Recipes

    If you love the taste of fried chicken, you’ll love our baked version, paired perfectly with delicious garlic “fries.”

  • Mediterranean Platter with Pita

    In Recipes

    Mix it up a little with a Mediterranean veggie mix – olives, sun-dried tomatoes, green beans, potatoes, and eggs – served with wedges of whole-wheat pita.

  • Grilled Veggie Burritos

    In Recipes

    Get your daily dose of veggies in an easy-to-eat package with these tasty and colorful burritos. The whole family will love this Mexican-inspired dish.

  • Parmesan Penne with Meat Sauce

    In Recipes

    Using lean ground beef makes this pasta recipe a healthy choice for tonight’s dinner!

  • Easy Shrimp and Vegetable Pasta

    In Recipes

    What could be more delicious than a super simple pasta with fresh shrimp and veggies? Up the nutritional value by making it with a whole wheat pasta. 

  • Beef Salad with Asian Greens

    In Recipes

    Enjoy this Asian-inspired salad on its own, or spice it up a little by adding sambal oelek, a red chili-based sauce.

  • Steak Sandwich with Horseradish Sauce

    In Recipes

    This hearty sandwich makes a perfect fall dish. Use as much or as little horseradish as you like to give it a little extra kick.

  • Moroccan Chicken Pitas

    In Recipes

    Try a taste of North Africa with this subtly spiced dish, sure to become a family favorite.

  • Mexican Lettuce Wraps

    In Recipes

    Similar to burritos but wrapped in lettuce, these Mexican-inspired wraps are great for dinner or to serve at a festive party.

  • Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

    In Recipes

    Looking for a quick and refreshing dinner? Try this tasty and easy-to-make salad!

  • Garlic Beef with Broccoli

    In Recipes

    This Chinese favorite uses brown rice to up the nutritional value. Find the garlic chili sauce in the Asian food section of larger supermarkets or in Asian supermarkets; Lee Kum Kee is one brand to try. Just make sure it has roughly 15 calories or less per tablespoon.

  • Shrimp Coconut Curry with Spring Vegetables

    In Recipes

    Add a little Caribbean flavor to your dinner tonight with this delicious dish.

  • Easy Cajun-Style Jambalaya

    In Recipes

    This traditional Louisiana dish is usually made with the “trinity” of celery, bell peppers, and onion. This savory version omits the celery but includes spicy sausage along with juicy chicken and shrimp, making for a delicious, filling dinner.

  • Pesto Portabella Burgers on Sourdough Bread

    In Recipes

    The entire family will enjoy these easy-to-make mushroom ‘burgers.’

  • Grilled Snapper with Corn Salad

    In Recipes

    Enjoy a taste of summer with this delicious fish dish paired with a refreshing seasonal salad.  

  • Shrimp Summer Rolls

    In Recipes

    It’s easier to make Thai-style summer rolls at home than you might think. Filled with fresh veggies and shrimp, they’re perfect for a low-fat dinner.



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