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Bring on the bacon? Read this before you keto

It sounds like a dieter's dream come true. Eat bacon, cheese, steak and eggs. Lavish cream in your coffee and heap butter on whatever you want. Fat, in fact, is the point.  It’s the ketogenic...
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Back to school already? Start the year with a healthy lunch box

So you’re still just trying to get used to the idea of school starting on a Friday and you have no idea what to pack in your kid’s lunch. That’s okay…because we’re back with our third annual list...
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How stressed-out parents can beat the odds and cook homemade...

Working parents, you know how it is. You get home at the end of another hectic work day. You’re tired and stressed. Sometimes the last thing in the world you want to do is cook a healthy,...
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How to talk about weight with your kids

Time after time, Dr. Amy Weiss talks with teens who are struggling with their weight. She treats overweight adolescents in her work as a pediatrician at the Tampa General Hospital + USF Health...
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For resolution success, try a smart strategy

There’s something about breaking out that brand-new calendar in January that triggers a rush of confidence and renewed dedication. THIS is the year, you say to yourself. I’m going to lose weight,...
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Three cups of coffee a day may keep the doctor away

Here’s a news flash: Americans really, really love coffee. Yes, we’re sure you’re surprised and astounded by this totally unexpected news. After all, Americans only drink nearly 600 million cups...
Thanksgiving recipes

Thanksgiving beyond the turkey

At every family Thanksgiving table, some traditions never change. You’ll always have turkey and Aunt Sally’s stuffing and Grandpa’s apple pie. It wouldn’t be the same without them. But even so,...
Family having a picnic

One holiday, many options: recipes for every kind of Labor Day...

One holiday weekend, so many party possibilities. Maybe you want to enjoy Labor Day’s origins as a workers' holiday and do as little as possible – and that includes cooking. Maybe you’re pumped...
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Brown bag magic: what to pack for your kid's lunch

If you’re a Tampa Bay parent, you have at least two questions right now: How can it possibly be time for the kids to head back to school? And what the heck am I gonna put in their lunches?...
Junk food alternatives

Rescuing you from National Junk Food Day

Yeah, we know. It’s sooooo tempting. National Junk Food Day is the perfect excuse to indulge in potato chips and curly fries, pizza and Pop-Tarts, cotton candy and candy bars. We’re here to...
great cookout food

Fourth of July fun...beyond the burger

So it's the Fourth of July and you're about to make the burgers...again. Wanna try something different?  We have a picnic's worth of fun, festive summer dishes here - and they're healthy...
Fresh picked vegetables

Can a meat lover learn to love fruits and vegetables?

I’m the last person who would take up a vegetarian lifestyle. You see, I’m a meat-atarian.  I’m an enthusiastic meat eater. I’m pretty sure that my teeth were designed for eating animals...
Healthy dishes

The Memorial Day picnic gets a healthy makeover

So you love your annual Memorial Day picnic…but not all the calories, sugar and fat in some of your traditional picnic fare? Fear not. We have some healthier options, with recipes from our...
Energy drinks

Energy drinks increase heart risks, cardiologist says

Dr. Fadi Matar has a swift recommendation for how many energy drinks you should drink: “Zero,” he said. “None. Stop drinking them.” Matar, medical director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at...
Chocolate chip desserts

National Chocolate Chip Day – the healthy way

Yup, we love chocolate chips too. And, if you care about healthy recipes, you’ve probably heard people touting the possible health benefits of chocolate. While chocolate may have some health...
Dishes to make for Cinco de Mayo

Just for your fiesta: Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

Whatever your party plans are for Cinco de Mayo, they’re about to get better. Because we’ve got a fiesta’s worth of healthy recipes to liven up your celebration, courtesy of our dietitians and...
Green recipes

Enough green recipes to make your Irish eyes smile

Top o’ the mornin’ to ya! In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we hereby present a rainbow’s worth of festive recipes. While they’re not exactly traditionally Irish (after all, how much corned beef...
Group of people watching football

Football food – yes, football food – that’s festive AND healthy

There are all kinds of decisions to be made before the Super Bowl: Which team will you root for? Who’s coming to your party? How many over-the-top ads will you watch? But here’s one you don’t have...
baby looking skeptical at his food

Here baby, try the peanut butter goo

Parents should feed babies food containing peanuts before they’re six months old to prevent life-threatening peanut allergies, according to new guidelines from the National Institute of Allergy and...
Autumn Delicata Squash Salad

Need Thanksgiving inspiration? We've got all the sides

So, it’s almost Thanksgiving. You know what your main dish will be…but what are you having besides turkey? If you’re looking for inspiration, we have some recipes from dietitian Jamie Vespa....
An ice cream cone that has fallen on the ground

Splat. Do you still believe in the five-second rule?

We’ve all been there. You accidentally drop a bit of food on the floor. You pick it up. Should you eat it? Well, it depends. How delicious is that food? How dirty is that floor? Should you invoke...
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Halloween's around the corner...time for pumpkin recipes

It’s that time of year. Whether you’re thinking about your Halloween jack o’ lantern or Thanksgiving pie, it’s pumpkin season. So if you’re craving fall flavors, we’ve got five great recipes for...
A young boy looking at broccoli angrily

Goldfish are not a meal: finding help for my picky eater

I don’t know how this happened, how rainbow-colored Goldfish, chicken nuggets, and fries became all my 2-year-old daughter, Sarah, wants to eat. Even before she first gummed her way through solid...
A cheeseburger on a plate

Celebrating National Burger Day in a healthy way

Is there anything more quintessentially American than a big, juicy burger? Sadly, so many of those tempting burgers are also fat and calorie bombs. The Center for Science in the Public...

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