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9 Things Not to Do When Starting a New Diet

Embarking on a new weight-loss plan can be daunting. There are so many different ideas, theories and diet plans, that it can feel impossible to figure out what works best for you. As if that weren’t enough, some TV shows feature extreme weight losses that are nearly impossible for anyone to achieve in real life. […]

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12 Morning Workout Tips That Are Actually Helpful

The New Year is a great time to reflect and make healthy changes in our lives. Each January, about one in three Americans resolve to better themselves in some way. However, statistics show that less than half of those people actually stick with their resolutions. After one month, only 64% of people stick with their […]

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Last-Minute Thanksgiving Appetizer and Side Dish Recipes

Do you have to bring a side dish for Thanksgiving? Did you put off picking out your recipe until the last minute? If you’re still searching for something fun (and healthy) to bring to Thanksgiving dinner, we have picked out several Thanksgiving Appetizers and Side Dishes that are sure to be crowd pleasers! Loaded Sweet Potato Bites Get […]

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Charity of the Month – Action for Healthy Kids

EatSmart fans will continue to select a Charity of the Month in 2016. Fans will submit short stories about the charity’s mission and why it’s meaningful to them. We began our Charity of the Month donations in 2011. We’ve chosen Action for Healthy Kids as our charity for September because September is Childhood Obesity Awareness […]

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Easy, No Cooking Required Summer Recipes

Summer days are meant for having fun, not slaving over a warm stove. When it’s just too hot to cook, try a recipe that doesn’t involve turning on the stove. We aren’t talking about a bowl of cereal or a boring salad! The following no cook recipes are hearty meals and snacks that are perfect […]

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Quick and Easy One-Pot Recipes

Cooking dinner sounds less intimidating if you only have one dish to clean up afterwards. That’s why we have gathered 7 delicious, easy one pot meals. No mess, no stress! Honey Garlic Shrimp Get the recipe from Kevin and Amanda. Vegetarian Pasta Primavera Get the recipe from Oh My Veggies. Sweet Potato Burrito Bowls Get the recipe […]

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15 Easter Brunch Recipes

Easter is just a hop, skip and jump away! To help you celebrate and eat smart, we rounded up some of our favorite festive recipes. Whether you want healthier breakfast treats,  main courses and sides, or dessert, we have you covered. These tasty recipes will impress your family and guests while keeping holiday splurges under control. Breakfast Sweets […]

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Slow-Cooker Curried Vegetable Lentil Soup

They say March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb and that seems to be the case in 2016.  With temperatures still chilly in much of the country, it is a perfect weekend to make a simple, comforting soup.  This slow-cooker vegetarian soup is easy to make and tastes great.  Enjoy! 2 cups uncooked lentils […]

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Heart Healthy Honey Basil Fruit Salad

Here at EatSmart, we’re continuing to celebrate Heart Health Month with another nutritious recipe! This week, we are featuring a Honey Basil Fruit Salad, which blends together 3 healthy fruits with a sweet, quick and easy dressing. A key ingredient in the salad is strawberries, which are great for maintaining a healthy heart because they are naturally free of sodium, cholesterol, and […]

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Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among both men and women in the United States. Eating a heart healthy diet can decrease the risk of developing both heart disease and heart attack by helping to lower cholesterol, sugar levels and blood pressure. Two foods that are extremely beneficial to heart health are salmon and avocado. Salmon […]

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DIY Edible Holiday Gift Ideas

Homemade edible gifts let your friends and family know you’re thinking of them and they’ll think of you as they enjoy their goodies. We have compiled a variety of DIY edible gift ideas, some sweet and some savory. Most of these recipes are quick and easy, with a few requiring no more than layering ingredients in a jar. Wow your […]

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How to Stick to Your Diet During the Holidays

The holidays are a festive time of year filled with family, friends, parties and foods that can derail your diet. You can try to practice restraint, but it’s hard to say no to cookies or your mother’s lasagna. Thankfully, with a little planning, you can enjoy the holidays and stick to your diet. Start your […]

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