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What Are Empty Calories & Why Aren't They Healthy?
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-
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
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
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.
A tried and true method for many vegetab
Activities that Don’t Feel Like Work
The benefits of getting moving are undeniable. Increasing your activity level can aid your heart-health and overall well-being. However, you don’t necessarily have to go for a rigorous walk or break a sweat at a fitness class. In fact, you may be surprised at all the simple opportunities there are in everyday life to get moving. It can be something unassuming, such as dancing in the kitchen or even working in your garden. Check out these six activities that don’t even feel like work.
Tips To Stay On Track this 3-Day Weekend
Long weekends are a real treat, especially when you can get together with friends and families. Some weekends, like Labor Day, are typically celebrated with barbecued and grilled items paired with cool salads. Here are a few strategies for how you can stay on track for the long 3-day weekend:
Eat your greens/bring a veggie tray.
Since you have plenty of Fresh & Free Additions to choose from, have at them! Bring a crudité platter of carrots, tomatoes, broccoli, celery, p
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