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Frankenstein has never looked so adorable! Made with just a kiwi, some pretzel sticks and a few mini chocolate chips, this not-so-terrifying treat is anything but scary for your weight loss progress. Make a big batch of these before your Halloween gathering and watch your guests squeal with delight instead of terror!
Take your deviled eggs to a whole other level with these delicious and spooky Spider Deviled Eggs. Featuring a few simple and healthy ingredients, this creepy take on a party staple is a delicious way to enjoy the Halloween holiday without scaring off your weight loss progress. Click here for the recipe.
Probably one of the easiest Halloween treats you can make, these Apple Peanut Butter Monster Mouths are adorable and delicious. Bring a big batch to your Halloween gathering or just have them on hand when you’re at risk of succumbing to seasonal sweet treats.
This 1,200-calorie meal plan is designed by EatingWell's registered dietitians and culinary experts to offer healthy and delicious meals for weight-loss. We've done the hard work of planning for you and mapped out seven full days of meals and snacks. The calorie totals are listed next to each meal so you can easily swap things in and out as you see fit. Note, this meal plan is controlled for calories, fiber and sodium. If a particular nutrient is of concern, consider speaking with your health care provider about supplementation or altering this plan to better suit your individual nutrition needs.
Between school, homework, sports, your after-school job, and hanging out with friends, it may feel like there's no time for healthy eating. And when you do stop to eat, it's probably tempting to go the quick and easy route by grabbing a burger and fries, potato chips, or candy.
But it is possible to treat yourself to a healthy snack. In fact, if you have a hectic schedule, it's even more important to eat healthy foods that give you the fuel you need to keep going.
Even if you take time to eat three meals a day, you may still feel hungry at times. What's the answer? Healthy snacks. Snacking on nutritious food can keep your energy level high and your mind alert without taking up a lot of your time.
Increasing stomach fat – especially the “hidden fat” in your abdomen – is associated with newly identified and worsening heart disease risk factors, according to a study. These adverse changes in cardiovascular risk were evident over a relatively short period of time and persisted even after accounting for changes in body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference, two commonly used methods to estimate whether someone is a healthy weight or not. Read more
Potassium is a mineral that most of us get every day through the foods we regularly eat — and that's a good thing.
"Potassium is a mineral necessary for good health," explains Alexa Schmitt, a clinical nutritionist at Massachusetts General Hospital. "It aids in maintaining heart health by helping to regulate the fluid balance in the body."
Potassium is classified as an electrolyte, which means that it carries an electric charge in your body.
The body needs balanced amounts of electrolytes — including potassium, sodium, magnesium, and others — to keep the blood chemistry at the right levels so that your body can function at its best. Read more