Diet Diva

Get the skinny on the latest and greatest diet trends from nutrition consultant Joanne Eglash.

Whole Wheat Carrot-Flax Muffins

Whole Wheat Carrot-Flax Muffins

When it comes to a food that’s worth its weight in 24-karat gold, we’re nominating carrots. They’re high in vitamins, low in calories and packed with fiber. You can pile them shredded atop a salad or dunk them in dip for a crunchy a ...
Spring Picnic (Vegan!) Potato Salad

Spring Picnic (Vegan!) Potato Salad

Whether you’re headed to a potluck or planning a small get-together lunch, potato salad is an old stand-by that appeals to all ages. If guests are vegan, however, traditional ingredients—mayo, eggs, sour cream and sometimes bacon—make this dish ...
Spice Up Your Diet for Health & Fat-Burning

Spice Up Your Diet for Health & Fat-Burning

If you’re seeking a way to (literally) spice up your health and weight loss, meet your secret weapons: Spices. First, let’s talk about the hot way to weigh less: capsaicin, the ingredient that puts the heat into hot peppers. In one study, ...
Use Soup to Boost Your Weight Loss

Use Soup to Boost Your Weight Loss

Do you view soup as a way to supplement your lunchtime sandwich or cure an occasional cold? While we’re also fans of old-fashioned grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup as well as Mom’s chicken noodle soup cure for colds, there’ ...
No-Bake Flax & Fruit Cookie Bars

No-Bake Flax & Fruit Cookie Bars

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 ...
A Vegetarian Diet: Is It Right for You?

A Vegetarian Diet: Is It Right for You?

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 ...
Low-Carb Chicken-Vegetable Soup

Low-Carb Chicken-Vegetable Soup

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 ...