There’s something about the word “cookie” that makes us smile. Memories of childhood, perhaps, when our biggest worry focused on which cookie to choose from Grandma’s cookie jar? But we don’t always have time to bake in our busy adult lives — and we also don’t want to resort to grabbing processed products at the store. Here’s the solution: no-bake cookie bars. This wholesome recipe is beyond simple, and better yet, it can be customized with your favorite dried fruits and berries, nuts or nut butters.
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Get the skinny on the latest and greatest diet trends from nutrition consultant Joanne Eglash.
Ever since Beyonce and Jay Z announced to the world that they were undertaking a 22-day vegan plant-based cleanse, the term “plant-based diet” has garnered as much attention as Lady Gaga’s costumes. But you don’t have to be a celebrity to benefit from or undertake a plant-based diet for yourself. It’s a way to benefit the planet, vary your diet and save money. Find out about the different types of plant-based diets, including tips for tasty treats.
Whether a cold wind is blowing, a sleety rain falling or bone-chilling snow piling in the driveway, nothing warms you up like a bowl of homemade chicken soup. If you’re on a low-carb diet, you know that it can be tricky finding one that steers clear of pasta. This low-carb version is made with veggies rather than noodles for a diet-friendly and delicious dish.
My neighborhood is unusually pet-friendly. Two poodles and a tiny chihuahua-daschund mix live on one side, and a cheerful, tail-wagging golden retriever lives on the other side. And in between them, my rescue cats Bob and Miss Kitty observe the entertainment.
What all these pets have in common: Their weights range from chubby to obese.
So many reasons to try an occasional meat-free meal: Save money, help the planet, add variety to your life. Sound good? This pasta dish is made with delicious and wholesome vegan ingredients for a meal you can feel really good about eating. If non-GMO soy products aren’t available, this dish is just as delicious made with extra veggies and sauce in place of vegan “cheese.”
The American Heart Association (AHA) reports that heart disease has been called the Silent Killer because it often has no noticeable symptoms. The statistics: It’s more deadly than all forms of cancer combined and actually impacts more women than men. In addition to talking with your healthcare provider about preventive measures such as kicking the smoking habit and keeping your blood pressure at a healthy level, the right diet can help. From healthy fats to low calorie treats, here are some suggestions for heart-healthy foods and drinks, based on the AHA recommendations:
When it comes to dessert, it’s OK to be greedy. Make this single serving of chocolate pudding to spoil yourself with something sweet after a long day of sticking with a tricky diet. Your taste buds won’t know it’s anything other than a little bowl of bliss, but your body will thank you for the extra protein, fiber, antioxidants and omega-3s.
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