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6 Innovative Ways to Use an Air Fryer with Veggies

We keep an eye out for the latest food trends and gadgets, and there’s one that has gotten us very excited—the air fryer. An air fryer allows you to fry food only using a tablespoon of oil—or less! Essentially, you dress the food with a dash of oil (including spray varieties) and seasonings and place it in the air fryer. The air fryer then uses super-hot air (like a convection oven) to dry out the food’s exterior, giving it that delightful texture and flavor that crisply fried food is known for.

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What Are Empty Calories & Why Aren't They Healthy?

Updated: 12/20/19

 

It’s a piece of weight loss advice we’ve all probably heard before: “Avoid empty calories.” But what are empty calories, exactly? 

 

Empty calorie foods lack nutritional value, but contain high amounts of calories from unhealthy sources, including sugar and fat. If you’re building healthy habits, eating fewer of these foods is a goal you might work toward. And it's a great goal to have! Here’s how to easily identify empty calories, plus healthier nutrient-dense foods to enjoy instead.

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Vibrant Veggies That Are in Season

With temperatures cooling down and trees changing from green to warmer colors, it’s a sign that fall is in the air. Crisp, chilly weather lends itself to warm side dishes, and the vegetables listed below are in season and ready for cooking.     Butternut squash. This orange-hued squash is rich in dietary fiber, vitamin A and potassium, which are important for heart health. Use a long knife to cut the stem and bottom of one off, then cut the squash into quarters. Season with a
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How to Fall in Love with Zoodles

Seeking a creative way to eat more vegetables? Try ‘spiralizing’ your potassium-rich zucchini or beta-carotene packed carrots into noodles aka zoodles. Zoodles are a healthy, low-carb replacement for traditional pasta and are a nutritious addition to your next Jenny Craig entrée.   Whether you want to infuse it into your Chicken Fettucine Alfredo or add a fresh twist on a salad, spiralizing your vegetables is a fun and easy way to pair veggies with your meals (and sneak in nutrition f
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4 Creative Ways to Use Cauliflower

You could say we’re cauliflower fanatics. We’ve mentioned our adoration for cauliflower several times over the course of this year and it’s always our great pleasure to show you why. Cauliflower is a ‘blank canvas’ vegetable and can be transformed with various flavor enhancers and cooking methods. Let’s take a deeper dive into 4 ways you can use cauliflower to create your new favorite Fresh & Free Addition side.     Roasting. A tried and true method for many vegetab
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Benefits of Eating Breakfast - Why It's Important

You’ve heard the saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. While of course you may have a preference for other meals (including snack time and dessert!), breakfast sets the tone for the rest of your day food-wise. Your body goes the longest without food between dinner/dessert and breakfast, so when you wake up, you need to fuel your body with breakfast food that will provide energy to function. If you think coffee and a donut is the best breakfast because of its caffeine
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