The New Lean for Life
May-June 2014

The New Lean for Life

The New Lean for Life weight-loss program claims to retrain brain, body and gut to "think and act lean." Built around the principles of a ketogenic plan that is very low in carbohydrates, the diet

A Knife With Chops
July-August 2014

A Knife With Chops

With its long, curved blade and double handles, the mezzaluna may look threatening, but it is actually a remarkably friendly kitchen tool. Built for efficient chopping and mincing, it makes tiresome tasks a breeze, saves

In the Matter of Milk
July-August 2014

In the Matter of Milk

From rumors of hormones in milk causing early puberty in girls to lurking residues of antibiotic and cancer-causing agents, milk's wholesome reputation has been rattled in recent years — giving rise to the organic milk

9 Better Butter Skills
July-August 2014

9 Better Butter Skills

To Store Keep unopened butter in its original wrapper in the coldest part of the refrigerator or in the freezer. After opening, store well-covered to protect it from absorbing odors and minimize exposure to oxygen.

How to Make a Mason Jar Salad
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How to Make a Mason Jar Salad

Mason jars are perfect for canning and preserving, but these handy glass jars can go far beyond this functional task. These days, Mason jars have been repurposed for household décor, drinking glasses and, yes, portable

Learnist (Version 1.0.5)
July-August 2014

Learnist (Version 1.0.5)

Platform and Price Free. Apple, Android. RDN Score 4 out of 5 Synopsis of the App Boldly claiming to put "the world's knowledge at your fingertips," Learnist is a crowd-sourced collection of original user generated

Look & Cook (Version 2.0)
July-August 2014

Look & Cook (Version 2.0)

Platform and Price Free: Apple, Android and Kindle Fire RDN Score 4 out of 5 Synopsis of the App With creative and enticing recipes, Look & Cook is an interactive digital cookbook that leads you

Strava (Version 4.0.2)
July-August 2014

Strava (Version 4.0.2)

Platform and Price Free: Apple and Android RDN Score 5 out of 5 Synopsis of the App Strava is a GPS run and ride tracker. Track your routes and stats, earn badges for achievements, compare

Rosle Cheese Slicer
Kitchen Tools

Cheese-Cutting Made Easy

Product Reviewed: R?sle Wire Cheese Slicer I lived in Wisconsin until the age of 14 and remember those years mostly for the frigid winters and inevitable ice storms. Despite the memories of the weather, I

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Smoothie
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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Smoothie

I’m all about healthy foods with dessert names: apple pie oatmeal, chocolate cherry frosty smoothie, blueberry cobbler parfait … you get my drift. When we dress up a nutritious recipe with an appealing title, it

Woman drinking coffee after exercise is completed at urban
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Ergogenic Aids: Do They Deliver?

Common liquids such as coffee, green tea and medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) oil have gained attention as performance enhancers that can improve body composition, but can these beverages deliver proven results?  Coffee’s potentially beneficial component is

healthy food clean eating: fruit, vegetable, seeds,
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Nutrients for Bone Health

Have you considered your bone health lately? Many of us don’t until we learn for the first time that our bones are thinning — known as osteopenia, it’s a condition that precedes osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is

Beat the Heat Recipes
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Beat the Heat Recipes

As much of the country braces for temperatures in the 90s and above, one thing is for certain: Summer is here. From frozen treats to ingenius ways to "bake" without turning on the oven, cool off

Crack an Egg for Dinner
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Crack an Egg for Dinner

Did you know May was National Egg Month? I’m excited to write about eggs because I think they are a fabulous food for four distinct reasons: They are packed with nutrition — an excellent source