The Benefits of Eating Healthy during Pregnancy

Guest post by Dana Vicktor, senior researcher and writer for duedatecalculator.org. You know that it’s important to eat healthy to reduce the incidence of disease and to promote longevity. In pregnancy, it is even more important to eat healthy as you are now eating for two. Your growing baby is vulnerable to toxins, and he […]

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Thanking our Troops with an EatSmart Giveaway

What better way to celebrate Independence Day, then to show our appreciation of our service men and women with an EatSmart Giveaway.  Our troops strive to be in top shape in order to serve their country to the best of their ability and to keep themselves out of harms way.  To this point,  we will […]

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Warm Potato & Edamame Salad

Guest Post by Heather Till, Certified Holistic Health & Wellness Coach. A simple potato salad gets a fresh, protein-packed twist from frozen shelled edamame (soybeans). If you’re not a cabbage fan, substitute 2 cups fresh baby spinach—just stir the leaves in at the same time you add the tomatoes. Serves 4 in 30 minutes or […]

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The Presidents and the Battle of the Bulge

A 2010 Harvard study suggests that the more obese friends you have, the more likely you are to become obese. This confirms previous research that gaining weight may be socially contagious. If nothing changes significantly in the environment and culture in the USA, about 42% of adults will be obese in about 40 years. Good […]

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How to Make French Macarons

Guest post by Jackie Bruchez, owner of the blog, The Seaside Baker. French Macarons have become the new “cupcake”. Although Macaron exclusive boutiques have existed since the 18th century in France, it is not until recently that they have begun popping up in the United States. Although temperamental, these delicacies are rather easy to make, […]

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Special Time Spent with Dad

To celebrate Father’s Day, we asked our fans to share special ways they’ve spent the day with Dad. Stories can be from past or present. We received many responses, the best of which we wanted to share with you. Perhaps, some of these stories will bring back fond memories from your childhood or maybe inspire you […]

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Spinach Artichoke Dip Makeover

Here is a healthier version of one of my favorites – Spinach Artichoke Dip. This recipe cuts down on the cheese but keeps the creamy taste by using white beans. (And you get some added protein from the beans!)  My only critique is that next time, I will puree the beans.  It tastes great but […]

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The Ban and the Big Gulp

I found the uproar that followed Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s announcement last week very interesting as he proposed a municipal ban on the sale of sodas and other sugary drinks that are larger than 16 fluid ounces in New York City restaurants, movie theaters, sports arenas, delis and street carts. Reactions to the announcement ranged […]

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Celebrate Father’s Day with a Gadget Giveaway for 2

Father’s Day is coming – doesn’t Dad deserve something special, on this day of all days? After our overwhelming response from our Mother’s Day celebration giveaway, EatSmart would like to honor all Dad’s by giving away TWO EatSmart Premium Digital Bathroom Scales – one for you and one for Dad! Good health is the greatest […]

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Snack Smart on 200 Calories or Less

Summer is quickly approaching here in NJ and with the beautiful weather comes shorts, bathing suits, outdoor activities and living a healthy lifestyle. Eating healthy will help you feel your best, have plenty of energy and control/prevent disease. Making informed food choices sometimes involves eliminating those foods that disguise themselves as healthy choices but in […]

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Gluten Free Recipe: Grilled Tilapia with Oranges

Guest Post by Jenny Manseau, Culinary Arts/Culinary Nutrition student and author of the blog, Creative Cooking Gluten Free. Ingredients: 4 oz of Tilapia per person 1 large orange sliced about 1/8 – 1/4 inch thick Kosher salt – to taste if desired Aluminum foil (Not to eat!) Directions: Heat grill to medium heat. Place each fillet […]

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