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Overcoming Your Midafternoon Energy Slump

Many people experience late-in-the-day energy lags, but you can take steps to prevent them.

Infant Nutrition

Choosing how to feed your baby is an important decision that has life-long effects for your baby and for you.

In the Kitchen: Prevent the Spread of Infection

Bacteria can spread anywhere in the kitchen. Read on for a detailed guide to preventing contamination in your kitchen, and tips for cleaning and disinfecting.

Healthy Diets Overview

Eating healthy is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and is something that should be taught to children at a young age.

Managing High Blood Pressure with the DASH Diet

Following the DASH diet reduces blood pressure. This diet is low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and total fat. And it emphasizes fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products. Read on to learn more about it.

Diagnosing and Evaluating Heart Disease in Children

Detailed information on diagnosing and evaluating heart disease in children

The Truth About Triglycerides

Triglycerides are the most common type of fat in your body. Most of your body's fat is stored as triglycerides.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Coronary Heart Disease

Omega-3s are a beneficial and essential form of fat, one that your body needs but can't make.

Type 2 Diabetes and Food Choices

Understanding how food affects blood glucose is the first step in managing diabetes. And following a diabetes meal plan can help keep you on track.

How to Make Heart-Healthy Food Choices

Maintaining a healthy diet is one of the best weapons for fighting cardiovascular disease and other heart conditions.

The Best and Worst Foods for Your Teeth

If you are what you eat, that's even more true for your teeth and gums. When you drink and eat starchy foods, you're not only feeding yourself--you're feeding the plaque that can cause havoc in your mouth.

A Thanksgiving Menu Tune-Up

Read on for helpful tips to create a healthier, lighter, but still festive meal for Thanksgiving Day. The biggest change: If you don't need to present the whole turkey for carving at the table, cook a turkey breast instead.

Prevention of Heart Disease Starts in Childhood

You may think of heart disease as a problem for adults, not your young children. But diet and exercise habits started in childhood can begin a lifetime of heart health, or a lifetime of heart damage.

Emotional Eating: How to Cope

Emotional eating affects most people from time to time. But regularly letting your feelings guide your food intake can affect your health.

Simple Steps to Help You Eat Better

In a healthy choice contest, fresh fruit would win out over a slice of pie any day. But many of us find it hard to resist the dessert. Here are tips to help you eat nutritiously.

Add Variety to Your Vegetables

Vegetables offer not only a variety of flavors and textures--they are also packed with nutrients. But many Americans limit their vegetable consumption to just a few types.

Fruity Wild Rice Stovetop Stuffing

Perk up an old holiday favorite with the brightness of fruit and two kinds of healthy rice.

Fresh Orange Compote with Granola

Serve as dessert, for breakfast topped with low-fat yogurt, or drained over lettuce as a salad.

Kale, Apple, and Cucumber Salad

No need to hide the veggies in this dish! Kids will love tearing up the kale and mixing the salad ingredients.

Naturally Sweet Lemonade

The secret to this delicious drink's sweetness is apple juice.

Cucumber and Blackberry Infused Water

Add some zing to your H2O.

Roulade of Turkey with Asparagus

Liven up turkey with this tasty dish.

Chocolate Peppermint Meringue Cookies

Why not introduce a new cookie to your holiday rotation? These pack in a lot of flavor but very little sugar.

Whole-Grain Party Mix

You can make a healthier party mix by using whole-grain cereals, olive oil instead of butter or margarine, and soy nuts or wasabi peas rather than the usual mixed nuts.

Garlic Kale and Poached Eggs

Eggs and veggies mix to create a hearty, healthy breakfast.

Strawberry Salad with Yogurt Dressing

Creamy and sweet, this salad is a treat!

Summer Breeze Smoothie

A healthful treat for summertime.

Dark Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

These extra sweet strawberries are quick and satisfying.

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Full of oats, flaxseed, and cottage cheese, these cookies are as healthy as they are delicious.

Fruit Pizza

It's pizza. It's sweet. It's healthy. What's not to love about this treat?

Smoky Three-Bean Soup

It's soup season. Indulge with this smoky, protein-rich recipe.

Pecan-Crusted Baked Tilapia with Cherry Lemon Balsamic Sauce

The sauces gives this nutty fish a distinctive zing.

Vegan Pumpkin Panna Cotta

Traditional panna cotta recipes rely on dairy, but not this creamy vegan holiday treat.

Breakfast Casserole

This hearty but healthy breakfast will get your day started right.

Sweet Potato Dip

Try this as a dip for flatbread, pita chips, or carrot sticks.

Apricot-Orange Bread

This bread is low in all the right places— saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium—without losing any taste and texture.

Melon Snowmen Kebabs

It's cute! It's fruit! This treat is a snowman you can eat!

Slow Cooker to the Rescue!

This classic kitchen tool can’t be beat when it comes to healthy, homemade meals.

Pork Carnitas

Break out the slow cooker for this warm, comforting dish.

Zucchini Potato Pancakes

When you think comfort food, potato pancakes are probably on the list. Here’s a simple way to add some healthy veggies to this comforting favorite.

Awesome Apples

The Apple Dumplings recipe is virtually fat-free and can be put together in a jiffy. After you’ve sliced the apples, the Quick Apple Crisp takes just minutes to put together and pop in the oven.

Blueberry Banana Smoothie

Smoothies make a great breakfast. With just three ingredients, this one couldn’t be faster to whip up.

Crunchy Pumpkin Pie

Whether you’re preparing dessert for a holiday feast or a special treat for a weekend dinner, a pie is sure to please family and friends.

Oatmeal Cookies

Enjoy this family favorite.

Cranberry Spiced Cider

Recipe for cranberry spiced cider.

Oatmeal Applesauce Bread

If you’re in a baking mood, this oatmeal applesauce bread is sure to hit the spot! Bonus: You probably already have most of the ingredients in your pantry.

Vegan Enchiladas

Whether you follow a vegan diet or are simply trying Meatless Monday, these enchiladas are sure to hit the spot.

Spinach and Goat Cheese Omelet

Looking to get more greens into your diet? Start early in the day with this fluffy and hearty omelet. Packed with spinach and sprinkled with crumbled goat cheese, it makes a great savory breakfast.

Fish in Parchment with Lemon and Dill

Cooking fish in a parchment packet is a foolproof method—it allows the fish to steam perfectly while sealing in the flavor of whatever you’ve added. Another bonus: easy cleanup!

Tomato and Chickpea Salad

This salad is delicious made with raspberry or peach white balsamic vinegar. But any fruit-flavored white balsamic vinegar will do nicely.

Watermelon Feta Mason Jar Salad

This layered mason jar salad is perfect for meal prep. Make it the night before for a grab-and-go lunch.

Recipe for Health: Southwestern Burgers

These tasty, low-fat burgers use extra-lean ground beef combined with mashed black beans to reduce fat content and make moist, flavorful patties. The jalapeño pepper, cumin, and cilantro add a kick.

Blender Bean Dip

Skip the prepackaged dip in favor of this one that's packed with protein and flavor.

Creamy Zucchini Soup

Yogurt gives this soup a creamy texture and adds protein. Smooth and silky—the perfect way to use up summer zucchini from the farmers market or your garden.

Healthy Guacamole

Looking for a snack that’s delicious and easy to make? Try guacamole! Serve with baby carrots, bell peppers, or low-calorie pretzels.

Recipe for Health: Corn Chowder

Using low-fat milk instead of cream lowers the saturated fat content in this hearty dish.