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How to Choose a Healthier Beer

How to Choose a Healthier Beer

How to Choose a Healthier Beer

If you’ve started working out again, are already fit, or are trying to lose weight, then you’re probably aware that alcohol can really screw up your progress. I learned the hard way when my years of loving hoppy, high-alcohol beers led to a stint where I brewed my own heavier beers which led to a

What to Order at Happy Hour​​ to Stick to Your Health Goals

What to Order at Happy Hour​​ to Stick to Your Health Goals

You know the drill: A friend invites you out for some after-work drinks at your local trendy gastropub and you happily oblige, hoping to erase memories of the hectic day you just had wringing out TPS report after TPS report at a blistering pace. When you arrive, the bar’s hopping and there’s a great list

Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

If you are in the camp of people who believe that Nutella makes everything taste better (we see you), take note: it is easy to make your own lick-the-bowl-clean chocolate hazelnut spread from scratch with wholesome ingredients. And, wow, is it worth it! The process is very similar to making homemade peanut butter. Don’t be intimidated by

12 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain Without Dieting

12 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain Without Dieting

Many people trying to avoid holiday weight gain end up doing exactly what they shouldn’t: being overly restrictive during the most festive time of year. While their intentions to prevent weight gain (and perhaps shed a few pounds in the meantime) are good, being overly restrictive with food can backfire, especially during the holidays when

Cranberry Crumble Bars

Cranberry Crumble Bars

These mouthwatering cranberry crumble bars feature a sweet and tart cranberry orange filling on a dense pastry crust topped with crisp oats.

How to Build a Better (and Healthier!) Grilled Cheese

How to Build a Better (and Healthier!) Grilled Cheese

Ah, grilled cheese: The aroma of a thick pat (or two) of sizzling butter and a few orange squares of “cheese” melting on white bread conjure up wonderful childhood memories. But sadly, this version of the American classic isn’t exactly the healthiest way to fuel your body. Thankfully, there are ways to make a healthier

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