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    Police Your Portions

    Does your steak take up more than half your plate? Think about cutting your serving of beef in half. That’s because it’s best to try and fill half your plate with veggies or a mixture of veggies and fresh fruit, says Newgent, so that it’s harder to overdo it on the more caloric dishes (like […] More

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    Tune It Up

    Running with music is a great way to get in a groove (just make sure it’s not blasting too loudly, or you won’t hear those cars!). To pick the ultimate playlist, think about what gets you going. “I know several elite athletes that listen to what we’d consider ‘relaxing’ music, such as symphony music, while […] More

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    Ice Ice Baby

    After a grueling workout, there’s a good chance you’re going to be feeling it (we’re talking sore thighs, tight calves). Relieve post-fitness aches by submerging your lower body in a cold bath (50 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit; you may have to throw some ice cubes in to get it cold enough) for 10 to 15 […] More

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    Find a Fitness Friend

    A workout buddy is hugely helpful for keeping motivated, but it’s important to find someone who will inspire—not discourage. So make a list of all your exercise-loving friends, then see who fits this criteria, says Andrew Kastor, an ASICS running coach: Can your pal meet to exercise on a regular basis? Is he/she supportive (not […] More

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    Curb Your Sweet Tooth

    Got a late-night sugar craving that just won’t quit? “To satisfy your sweet tooth without pushing yourself over the calorie edge, even in the late night hours, think ‘fruit first,’” says Jackie Newgent, RD, author of The Big Green Cookbook. So resist that chocolate cake siren, and instead enjoy a sliced apple with a tablespoon […] More

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    Skillet Apple Dumplings

    Ingredients 4 squares premium dark (or milk) chocolate (1 1/2 oz) 1 large Granny Smith apple 1 stick unsalted butter (4 oz) 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 teaspoon apple pie spice 1 (8-oz) can reduced-fat crescent dough 3/4 cup lemon lime soda Prep Cut chocolate into 8 even pieces. Peel […] More

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    God Bless America Cake

    Did you know that there was such a thing as a God Bless America Cake? I didn’t until I went searching for a recipe in honor and memory of what today is. If you are having a memorial or ceremony for this day, consider this recipe and share those memories and stories of our loved […] More

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    Pumpkin-Streusel Parfait

    Ingredients 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 (8-oz) frozen whipped topping, divided 1 1/2 cups toasted wheat berry flakes cereal 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 (15-oz) can pumpkin puree 1/2 cup low-fat vanilla Greek yogurt 3/4 cup caramel sauce (or syrup), divided 1/2 cup praline pecans Prep Cut butter into small pieces; place in small bowl […] More

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    Chocolate-Caramel Fudge

    Ingredients 1/2 cup praline pecans, coarsely chopped Parchment paper 1 (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk 1 cup caramel squares, divided 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate morsels 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt Prep Chop pecans Line 9-inch-square dish with paper Steps 1. Place in medium saucepan on medium heat: milk and 1/2 […] More

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    Simple Peanut Butter Cookies

    Ingredients 1 cup peanut butter 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Steps 1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Combine all ingredients in medium bowl. 2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet. Flatten with fork in a crisscross design. 3. Bake 8-10 minutes until lightly browned and […] More

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    Plumcots Cobbler Cups

    Ingredients cooking spray 6 plumcots (about 1 lb), coarsely chopped 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon sugar, divided 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon fresh orange zest 1/4 teaspoon almond extract 1 (5-ct, 10.2-oz) can big, flaky homestyle biscuits whipped topping (optional) Steps Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat muffin pan with spray. Combine plumcots, 2 tablespoons sugar, […] More

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    Hearty Slow Cooker Chili

    Ingredients 1 lb beef for stew, cut into 1-inch cubes 8 oz bulk hot Italian sausage 1 1/2 cups chopped onions 1 (28-oz) can crushed tomatoes 1 can great Northern beans (15–16 oz), undrained 1 can red kidney beans (15–16 oz), undrained 2 tablespoons chili powder 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon smoked paprika 1 […] More

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