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It’s the great Nutritional Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

Pumpkin has an impressive nutrient profile. One cup of cooked pumpkin (245 grams) contains: Calories: 49, Fat: 0.2 grams, Protein: 2 grams, Carbs: 12 grams, Fiber: 3 grams, Vitamin A...

 

Healthy snacks for Game Day

These days, even football is different. In the spirit of change, you can step up your game with this healthy game day snack alternative: Bite sized pizzas with zucchini slice ‘cru...

 

Walking and work out recovery foods and snacks

If you have finished your walking routine or work out, you may have built up an appetite. Here is a list of 'recovery snacks' that will give your body what it needs while maintaining you...

 

Become a nutrition ‘stalker’

Celery has been underrated for many years, but take note: Celery offers anti-inflammatory and many other health benefits. In addition to well-known antioxidants like vitamin C and fl...

 

Understanding Carbohydrates: Good vs. bad

Carbohydrates are found in foods you know are good for you like vegetables and ones you know are not, like doughnuts. Carbs commonly considered bad include pastries, sodas, highly pr...

 

Have a Peachy Day!

Late summer is the time for peaches. Whether you have your own peach tree or have noticed their abundance at the grocery store, it’s a good idea to give these fuzzy little guys a closer ...

 

Black Bean, Corn, and Zucchini Enchiladas

Here’s a CookingLight recipe you can feel good about serving your family. With each serving containing 348 calories, 4.2 grams of fat, and 16 grams of protein, you can polish off your pl...

 

Grilled Eggplant for dinner

We interrupt this grilling season to encourage you to switch things up and grill eggplants instead of the usual steaks and burgers. Before you and your guests yell, “Where’s the beef?” C...

 

The wrong dressing can ruin your salad

You can create the most delicious and nutritious salad thinking it is a sure way to help lose weight but by adding the wrong type of dressing to that salad, you can derail all of your in...

 

Watermelon Cucumber Feta Salad

Watermelon and cucumbers should be the official flavors of summer. Throw in some mint, red onion, and feta and toss it all with a very simple vinaigrette (just olive oil + red wine vineg...

 

This Cool Summer Smoothie hits the spot!

An ice-cold smoothie in the middle of a hot afternoon can be the perfect pick me up to get you through the long evening. Try this recipe – you’ll want to make it almost every day! Ing...

 

Take heat with a grain of salt

It is usually a good idea to limit salt in our food, but during extremely hot days it is actually smart to salt your food a little extra - especially when exercising. Salt provides So...

 

When did you last have a date?

Dates are often overlooked in the produce section of the grocery store, but they offer incredible benefits that are worth noting. Dates can be enjoyed by themselves as a snack or as perf...

 

Smash it up: Cucumber Salad

Did you know that smashing cucumbers before you cut them produces more flavor than an un-smashed cucumber? By crushing the cells (instead of cutting cleanly through them) compounds get m...

 

Healthy benefits of figs

Figs are often recommended to nourish and tone the intestines and act as a natural laxative because of their high fiber content. Many of us consume too much sodium (salt), found in proce...

 

It’s tomato season!

Summer brings us many seasonal fruits and vegetables but perhaps none are as heart healthy as the tomato. Considered a super food, the tomato offers taste, texture and versatility. Tomat...

 

Cool off with this Coconut Granada instead of Ice Cream

Ice cream is a summertime staple. It’s delicious, refreshing and the perfect answer to a sweet craving. But unfortunately, it is high in fat, sugar and calories. So, here’s an idea: J...

 

Foods that help you hydrate

Last week we talked about the nutritional benefits of watermelon. One of the main benefits is that it helps you stay hydrated. Here are some other foods that will help keep you satisfied...

 

Watermelon is THE fruit for summer!

There is nothing quite as refreshing as a juicy, sweet, chilled watermelon to break up the summer heat. And, watermelon offers many health benefits. Here are a few: 1. Contains Nutri...

 

Get in a better mood with food

Hard evidence that certain foods can help put you in a better mood is inconclusive. But some scientific findings do suggest that changes to our diet bring about changes in our brain stru...

 

Mix and Match Weekly Menu

Making your dollar stretch at the grocery store while eating healthy and keeping kitchen time down to a minimum is like stepping to the plate with the bases loaded. Here are some q...

 

'Tacovados' or Avocado Taco Boats

El Paso, no matter what others may say, is the best place for Mexican Food. In fact, there is no need to call it Mexican Food in El Paso. It's just food. The same food we all grew up eat...

 

Cauliflower Tacos? Si!

Cauliflower is pretty much the do anything vegetable. Its neutral flavor lends itself to be adapted to many recipes making it a common meat substitute. But more than that, it packs a nut...

 

Simple, French inspired dinner

If you are looking for an easy, nutritional and inexpensive dinner, try Sheet-Pan Ratatouille. Don’t worry, only the name is tricky (rah-tah-too-ee) because this is as simple a recipe as...

 

Foods that cleanse the blood

Cruciferous vegetables offer a special benefit. Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, mustard and turnip greens all fall in the cruciferous category because of their ‘cross s...

 

Healthy Frozen Meals?

When you think about nutritional food, frozen meals rarely come to mind. But, when you are limiting your trips to the grocery store and need quick and easy meals to eat at home, frozen f...

 

Foods that help seasonal allergy symptoms

No food is a proven cure for disease, but some fruits and vegetables are known to be good for your. They're full of nutrients that can keep you healthy. They may also protect you from se...

 

Keep a healthy attitude about food

Local newscasts show long lines at big wholesale chains and grocery store aisles that are left bare. What these means is that a lot of us have been stocking up on food items. While being...

 

Your daily diet made super easy

Fad Diets come and go. While one diet extols the virtue of being completely carb-free, others encourage a vegetarian approach and still others blend the two styles. All of these diet tre...

 

This spring grow your own summer salad!

Spring in El Paso may be the most important planting season of the year. The time and climate are right for you to consider planting the seeds (or plants) now for an awesome homegrown sa...

 

Popeye was onto something

Spinach is a major super food that is great for your overall health. Not only is it packed with digestion-regulating fiber, but it also contains vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful nutrie...

 

'MyPlate' serves up healthy eating ideas

MyPlate is government initiative that helps you begin a healthy eating style and maintain it throughout your lifetime. The key is in the combination of foods on your plate. The right mix...

 

Embrace the dark side (of chocolate)

In the aftermath of Valentine’s Day chocolate giving, take heart: Dark chocolate is loaded with nutrients that may be good for you. Dark Chocolate is Nutritious: If you buy quality d...

 

Avocados are having a moment

The Super Bowl commercial featuring Avocados from Mexico isn’t telling us anything new. Avocados are a super food that have become super popular.That’s because avocados are very nutritio...

 

You can have a snack while dieting

It’s been a long January and many of us are still committed to our new year’s resolution of sticking to a diet. An important part of keeping within your diet guidelines is planning sensi...

 

Drink water before meals

While we all know the value of drinking plenty of water for overall health and digestion, recent studies show that drinking water can actually increase metabolism by 24-30 percent ov...

 

Choose drinks wisely

Sugary drinks are among the most fattening items you can put into your body and are strongly associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and many other health problems. Keep...

 

Slow down on the fast food

We all know the nutritional dangers of fast food. But even fast food, when eaten slowly, can make you pause to consider exactly what you are consuming. The slower you eat, the more l...

 

Plant-Based Diet: A Detailed Beginner's Guide

There are many diet options. While some emphasize all protein and good fat, others tout intermittent fasting as the way to a healthier life. Still other health experts believe that diets...

 

Diet and Nutrition Tips to avoid prostate cancer

Good nutrition may help reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer as well as slow the progression of the disease. Here is a guide for a healthy diet and good prostate health. Heal...

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