Pasta can be part of a healthy diet if eaten in moderation, and registered dietitian nutritionist Cara Anselmo writes that adding vegetables to a small serving can make the dish seem heartier. Anselmo writes that tomato-based sauces will lighten up pasta recipes compared with creamier sauces, and using whole-wheat pasta adds a healthy twist.
Adding vegetables to recipes or cutting out cheese from sandwiches and creamers and sugar from coffee are easy ways to lose one pound per week, registered dietitian Kristin Kirkpatrick writes. Ask for dressings on the side when dining out, and use a cooking spray instead of oil or butter when preparing meals at home, Kirkpatrick writes.
Smart snacks are an important part of a healthful diet, and snacks should consist of good fats, protein and/or fiber to be most beneficial, registered dietitian Molly Kimball writes. RDs and nutrition experts offer their favorite go-to sweet and savory snacks, including recipes.
The combination of a preference for sweets and a high sensitivity to bitter tastes means a higher likelihood of developing metabolic syndrome compared with those who have only one of those attributes, a study in the Journal of Food Science says. Researchers said gaining knowledge on the effects of bitter and sweet preferences on food choices may improve prevention efforts.
Blue hubbard, acorns, butternut squash and sweet dumplings each offer great fall flavors, while rutabagas and parsnips can develop sweet flavors even as the less popular vegetables. This article offers recipes for Roasted glazed parsnips and carrots with orange and thyme, Spaghetti squash saute, and Smashed rutabagas and turnips parmesan.