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Cake Baking Tips

Bakeware Be sure to use the pan size called for in the recipe. To check the width of a pan, measure across the top from inside edge to inside edge. Use shiny metal pans for baking cakes. They reflect heat away, producing a tender, lighter-colored crust. Use caution when using dark nonstick baking pans or […]

Weight Control Suggestions

(From the Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults: Evidence Report, 1998) * Weight loss to lower elevated blood pressure in overweight and obese persons with high blood pressure. * Weight loss to lower elevated levels of total cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, and triglycerides, and to raise low levels of […]

Assessing Your Weight and Health Risk

Assessment of weight and health risk involves using three key measures: 1. Body mass index (BMI) 2. Waist circumference 3. Risk factors for diseases and conditions associated with obesity Body Mass Index (BMI) BMI is a useful measure of overweight and obesity. It is calculated from your height and weight. BMI is an estimate of […]

Healthy Food Shopping

Healthy Eating Starts With Healthy Food Shopping Using a shopping list and keeping a well-stocked kitchen can help reduce the time you spend cooking healthy meals. Read the labels as you shop, and pay attention to serving size and servings per container. Compare the total calories in similar products and choose the lowest calorie ones. […]

Healthy Ethnic Food

Trying different ethnic cuisines to give yourself a taste treat is possible while counting calories and fat. Many ethnic cuisines offer lots of low-fat, low-calorie choices. So if you want to eat healthy and still have lots of different choices, take a taste adventure with ethnic foods. Here’s a sample of healthy food choices (lower […]

Eating Healthy When Dining Out

Regardless of whether you’re trying to lose weight, you can eat healthy when dining out, if you know how. So, if you’re treating yourself to a meal out, here are some tips to help make it a dining experience that is both tasty and good for you. ASK! Will the restaurant: * Serve margarine rather […]

Tips for Healthy Eating On the Go or At Home

This section provides a number of tips for how to eat healthfully when dining out, a shopping list for keeping a well-stocked healthy kitchen, and options for choosing low-calorie foods instead of higher calorie ones.

Low-Calorie, Lower Fat Alternative Foods

These low-calorie alternatives provide new ideas for old favorites. When making a food choice, remember to consider vitamins and minerals. Some foods provide most of their calories from sugar and fat but give you few, if any, vitamins and minerals. This guide is not meant to be an exhaustive list. We encourage you to read […]

Fat-Free Versus Regular Calorie Comparison

A calorie is a calorie is a calorie, whether it comes from fat or carbohydrate. Anything eaten in excess can lead to weight gain. You can lose weight by eating fewer calories and by increasing your physical activity. Reducing the amount of fat and saturated fat that you eat is one easy way to limit […]

Food Exchanges

You can use the American Dietetic Association food exchange lists to check out serving sizes for each group of foods and to see what other food choices are available for each group of foods. Vegetables Vegetables contain 25 calories and 5 grams of carbohydrate. One serving equals: ½ C Cooked vegetables (carrots, broccoli, zucchini, cabbage, […]

Healthy Eating Plans and Menu Ideas

Healthy Eating Plan A healthy eating plan gives your body the nutrients it needs every day while staying within your daily calorie goal for weight loss. A healthy eating plan also will lower your risk for heart disease and other health conditions. A healthy eating plan: Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat […]

Stuffings for All Seasons

GO TO RECIPES: Vegan Recipes to for the recipes for these dishes.  Mary Americans love stuffing, as can be seen by touring the “starch” shelves of any grocery store. But why purchase mixes that are full of processed ingredients when you can easily compile your own signature vegan dish? Stuffing (or dressing, depending on where […]

What Do You Do For Thanksgiving?

When you are a vegetarian – and entertaining company or are a guest, there is always the question – What do I eat for Thanksgiving or Christmas? I hope that the following ideas will be helpful. Refer to our Recipes Section for tasty Vegan Recipes, courtesy of Let me know which one of these […]

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Everyday Ideas to Rev Up Activity

Encourage every member of your family to increase daily physical activity and have fun at the same time. Be sure to think about what your family can be doing to build in more active time during your busy week. Here are some suggestions to consider. Make time Identify available time slots. Monitor your daily activities […]

Tips for Getting Active

Everyday Physical Activity Tips Small steps that get your family to move more can help all of you maintain a healthy weight. Choose a different tip each week for you and your family to try. See if you or they can add to the list. Here are a few: Walk Whenever Possible Walk instead of […]

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