Easy Pad Thai with a Surprising Twist

Tangy and slightly sweet with a delicious crunch in every bite, pad Thai is an irresistible takeout staple. But it’s simple enough to whip up at home.

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Get a Natural Sugar Fix With These Fruits

If grapes and apples seem ho-hum, try something a bit more unusual. “Ultra-sweet exotic fruit satisfies sugar cravings, and its water and fiber help you feel full,” says Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD.

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Giada De Laurentiis Dishes On Staying Fit and Making the Holiday Season Delicious

The Emmy Award-winning chef’s digital lifestyle publication, “Giada: A Digital Weekly,” launched earlier this year to rave reviews and was recently voted one of the “Best of 2013” by Apple’s App Store editorial team. She published another cook book, “Giada’s Feel Good Food” and is preparing to open her first restaurant in Las Vegas in 2014, which promises to deliver delicious cuisine inspired by Rome, her birthplace.

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Brisk Exercise May Actually Suppress Appetite: Study

A brisk morning workout decreases interest in food, as measured by brain wave activity, and doesn’t make subjects eat more, according to new research. If you want to try the experiment on yourself, make sure your workout is pretty vigorous. Previous research has found that intense aerobic exercise, like jogging, may suppress your appetite for up to three hours by reducing levels of hunger hormones produced in your tummy.

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Are Pinterest Food Pics Making You Fat?

You already know that Facebook and Twitter are making you fat. Now comes bad news for those who drool over Pinterest food boards: Seeing fattening-food pictures triggers appetite and may be contributing to the obesity epidemic.

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Foodie Friday in Season: Stone Fruit

Wondering which of your favorite’s for summer are considered stone fruits? These varieties, named for their hard, stone like pit in the center, include peaches, plums, apricots, cherries, and nectarines.

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Recipe Makeover: Vitamin-Rich, From-Scratch Oven Fries

Easy side dishes are a must at summer cookouts. But rather than buying store-bought, calorie-laden potato salad and coleslaw, take the time to make your own bites—it will be cheaper and healthier!

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Foodie Friday in Season: All About Asparagus

Spring is a great time to hit the local farmer’s market, with a variety of seasonal fruits and veggies hitting their peek of perfection. Asparagus makes our list of favorite foods for spring, as it’s loaded to good-for-you benefits and can be prepared in many different (tasty!) ways.

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Recipe Makeover: Whole-Grain Chocolate Chip-Coffee Muffins

Last month, while leafing through a new issue of Cooking Light, I came across a delicious-looking Chocolate Chip-Coffee Muffin recipe. Chocolate and coffee? Sold!

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Recipe Makeover: Gingerbread Hot Chocolate

As the temperature drops and snowflakes begin to fall, there’s just no better way to warm up than with a piping hot mug of cocoa!

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