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November 19, 2017

Prepare the perfect turkey for your holiday meal
(BPT) - Think of the holiday season and answer this question: The holidays are the only time of year I do … what?Maybe it's the only time of year you set up a Christmas tree, hang mistletoe or travel to a certain destination. For many, the holidays are also the only time of year that you... Read More


Don't let stress dull the holiday sparkle
(BPT) - For many, the pressure of the holiday season can be enough to wear away the glitter and magic.Some 62 percent of American adults define their stress as 'very or somewhat' elevated over the holidays, says research cited by Harvard Medical School's Department of Neurobiology.But that old ches... Read More


5 quick-and-easy tips for taking the hassle out of holiday entertaining
(BPT) - 'Tis the season for entertaining, meaning the hustle and bustle of the holidays are already upon us. Fortunately, being named 'hostess (or host) with the mostest' is well within your reach if you follow these tips guaranteed to keep the holiday cheer flowing throughout this season's festivi... Read More


Foodie gifts for creative beverage concoctions
(BPT) - Chocolate, butterscotch, nutmeg, rosemary, pomegranate, oranges, mulled wine and more - celebrate the flavors of the holidays with creative beverage concoctions. Here are tips and tools for making the most of holiday drinks.* The Capresso froth Control is the first automatic milk frother th... Read More


Simple ways to savor the holidays
(BPT) - The season of tinsel, mistletoe, roasts, bake-offs, parties and countless shopping trips is upon us. Yes, the holidays are here! It's a wonderful time of year to revive old traditions and start new ones, but amid all the planning, preparation and spreading of that holiday cheer, sometimes l... Read More


Coffee tourism in El Salvador jolts interest of worldly travelers
(BPT) - Americans' love for coffee is inspiring them to embark on java journeys around the world, leading them to stunning locations like El Salvador where coffee is an important part of daily life. In fact, coffee farming has fueled the economy in El Salvador and defined its rich culture for more ... Read More


Thanksgiving Day: Put some joy on the table [Infographic]
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10 tips for a tailgating touchdown
(BPT) - If there's one thing fans look forward to more than the game itself it's tailgating. This pregame ritual is essential, but it can also involve a lot of planning and organization. This season, if you're looking for less stress and more fun at your tailgate, it's time to bring in a fresh play... Read More


Tips for staying sane while planning your next family event
(BPT) - Ah, the family get-together. A time to throw courtesy to the wind and gather together a bunch of people who aren't afraid to share their opinions.It's great, isn't it? You get to fill up on conspiracy theories courtesy of your cousin Henry, listen in on how to make the world right (if only ... Read More


Moms-to-be: Forget pickles and reach for pistachios
(BPT) - Results of a new study among pregnant women with impaired glucose intolerance during gestation (GIGT) or gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) - commonly known as gestational diabetes - show that eating pistachios may help manage blood sugar levels. The study is the first to evaluate the gluc... Read More


Try this protein-packed substitute to make lunchtime more nutritious
(BPT) - Cottage cheese is having a moment.Nutritionists and health-minded individuals have discovered that the dairy case staple can actually unlock a lot of mealtime solutions, especially when it comes to remaking recipes with a creamy base, such as tuna salad and veggie dip.Simply swap the mayonn... Read More


The Cottage Cheese Comeback [Infographic]
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Hacks for healthier holiday entertaining
(BPT) - Decadent meals are often part of celebrations, but for those looking for a healthier holiday, it can feel like you must choose between your nutrition goals and the foods you love.Swearing off your favorite seasonal foods could make you feel like a Scrooge, but a few simple cooking and enter... Read More


Simple ways to follow a low-glycemic eating plan for better health
(BPT) - Adopting a diet that mainly consists of foods ranking low on the Glycemic Index (GI) can help you have a consistent energy level, feel calmer, improve cholesterol levels and lose weight. So, why aren't more people following a low-glycemic diet and reaping these health advantages?Some say a ... Read More


Increase kitchen efficiency with ease
(BPT) - As the holiday season approaches and the calendar begins to populate, it's important not to allow the stress of entertaining large groups to become a burden. Below are four tips to help organize a kitchen and host with ease, creating a functional space for family and friends to enjoy.Plan i... Read More


Tips for setting the perfect holiday table
(BPT) - Every holiday season, you invest hours planning and preparing the perfect menu for each celebration you host. While easy and fun may be the name of the game for buffet-style events, when it's a sit-down soiree, the delightful cuisine you produce deserves a presentation worthy of your effort... Read More


Use chocolate chips to whip up frothy hot chocolate
(BPT) - Chocolate drinks have been popular for thousands of years, dating back to Mayan and Aztec civilizations. Hot chocolate is now more popular than ever, thanks to advanced automatic frothers and easier sourcing of chocolate and spices.The first countertop frother that accommodates chocolate ch... Read More


6 healthy reasons to enjoy a slice of sweet cherry pie this holiday season
(BPT) - The holidays are just around the corner, and for most of us that means time to indulge in some favorite treats. Fortunately, healthy doesn't have to mean less delicious! If you're looking for a good-for-you holiday dessert that can please even the most critical sweet tooth, a naturally swee... Read More


5 nutritionist-approved tips for better holiday baking
(BPT) - 'Tis the season for sweet and savory treats. The holidays bring loads of goodies, but the problem is these temptations can put a big strain on your nutrition goals.If you're whipping up some tasty holiday dishes this season, you don't have to choose between your health and favorite indulgen... Read More


Celebrate Your Lunch [Video]
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Try these stress-busting strategies to get the feast on the table
(BPT) - The date is circled in red: the day of the big feast. This year, everyone's coming over to your house for the big event. But just the thought of getting ready raises your pulse and sends a surge of stress through your system.This time, bring a new mindset to your holiday gathering. You're p... Read More


Spread joy with a simple home-cooked meal
(BPT) - As the nights lengthen and temperatures drop, it's a time to embrace all the simple and cozy pleasures the season has to offer: Tailgating parties, fuzzy socks, hanging strings of lights to bring ambiance to those early evenings.Of course, the season can also bring on some serious cravings ... Read More


Get in the know about this hidden, dangerous form of bullying
(BPT) - Bullying is never acceptable, but food allergy bullying - which happens when children and teens living with life-threatening allergies (LTAs) are teased, ridiculed or even threatened or assaulted with food to which they are severely allergic - is especially dangerous. On the surface, when o... Read More


Holiday havoc? Consider it handled
(BPT) - The holiday season is full of magic and wonder — until your flight gets cancelled, your budget is blown and you fall ill at the worst possible time. Fortunately, staying merry despite common holiday conundrums is easier than you think with the right attitude and a few simple steps.Here are ... Read More


'Untold Stories of the Desegregation of Baseball' documentary premieres
(BPT) - Did you know, that as a young man, Abraham Lincoln was a formidable wrestler and out of 300 matches, only lost one? Or that Congress voted for our independence from Britain on July 2, 1776, not on the Fourth of July?Like these facts, there are hundreds of other little-known stories of Ameri... Read More


Love squash? Try these flavorful dinners in under 30 minutes
(BPT) - Five ways to give simple recipes a seasonal update with fall’s most versatile ingredientFall is the best time for weeknight cooking — and for enjoying hearty comfort foods. It’s also an ideal time to experiment with fall’s “it” ingredient, squash. Sweet, nutty and earthy in flavor, this bel... Read More


Feeling fatigued? 3 ways women can boost iron intake
(BPT) - If you're a woman who feels like you're constantly fighting fatigue, there could be a physical reason for that sluggishness.In the US, 1 in 10 women, between 12 and 49 years old, are dealing with the results of low iron, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and that can easily lead... Read More


EGGStraordinary ways eggs contribute to our lives [Infographic]
(BPT) - Eggs may be tiny, but they make a big impact as one of the highest quality sources of protein, vitamins and minerals you can buy.Save... Read More


7 major changes headed to a product label near you
(BPT) - When it comes to food and product labels in today’s market, transparency is the name of the game. According to the 2017 IFIC Food and Health Survey, 90 percent of the population reports consulting the nutrition facts panel when shopping. With this in mind the U.S. Food and Drug Administrati... Read More


Tailgating tips from pitmaster pros [Infographic]
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Enjoy breakfast all day, morning, noon and night [Infographic]
Morning, noon or night, there's no denying the power of breakfast, and since it's the most important meal of the day, why not enjoy it all day long? A recent survey uncovers just how much Americans love breakfast and what they're willing to give up for it.... Read More


8 tips for navigating holiday food temptations
(BPT) - The holidays throw in a lot of temptations from every direction if dieting or watching your weight. Holiday parties and get-togethers in particular can be a healthful-eating challenge. Caught up in conversation among friends and family, surrounded by tasty food and drinks, it's easy to lose... Read More


5 ways to take your holiday party to the next level
(BPT) - On the one hand, the holidays are all about traditions. You and your family probably have some favorite recipes you like to cook up, or maybe it's a trip to the tree farm or pumpkin patch. But just as much as holidays are about tradition, many have an insatiable drive to outdo themselves an... Read More


Nail your next game day spread with these tips
(BPT) - It’s that time of year again: the long-awaited season where football, food and team spirit reign. Every week offers another chance to kick back with family and friends and cheer on your favorite team.The time to host will be here before you know it, but are you prepared? Are you ready to th... Read More


Morning inspiration: Choosing a better breakfast
(BPT) - The alarm beeps as you gaze out the window at the soft sunlight welcoming the day. You roll out of bed and your stomach grumbles. You stumble to the kitchen to see how you can tame the hunger pangs, ultimately reaching for a doughnut or prepackaged breakfast bar.While this may satisfy momen... Read More


5 easy seafood recipes sure to impress your guests
(BPT) - With the weather cooling down it’s the prime time for entertaining, and if you want to host the kind of soirees that leave guests talking about your parties, you’ll need to get creative with appetizers, hors d’oeuvres and side dishes! However, you don’t want to get too out there — after all... Read More


Quick tips to prepare your home for holiday guests
(BPT) - As the holidays approach, the decorator in us gets excited about how to deck the halls and drape the tinsel to create a festive home for the season. Social media is full of inspiration, but before you embark on decorating projects, the following are a few easy ideas to ensure your home is a... Read More


5 tips to clean your home - and save the planet
(BPT) - Log onto almost any news website and in just a few clicks you'll probably come across some story about the environment. Whether it involves international agreements, alternative energy sources or fuel-efficient cars, the discussion is often abstract and far removed from our everyday lives.C... Read More


It's time: Signs your heating system needs a tune-up
(BPT) - Temperatures are falling, pumpkin spice everything has reappeared and stores have already put out holiday displays - all signs that winter is either on the way, or already here, depending on where you live. If you haven't already had your heating system tuned up, now is the time.Neglect is ... Read More


Get salty to fight stress
(BPT) - Stress. No one wants it, but we all experience it from time to time. Higher levels of stress can cause problems at work and home. But stress is not just hard on your mental well-being; it is also hard on your body and can lead to many negative health outcomes.Stress levels can increase sign... Read More


5 reasons to skip the stadium and watch the game at home
(BPT) - For many, fall is back-to-school season. It's the time for pumpkin-spiced coffee, decorative gourds, scarves and cardigans. But by far, the most exciting part of fall is when the sports world begins to heat up. As the football season kicks off, baseball playoffs begin and inevitably, one of... Read More


Grapes add flavor and flair to seasonal entertaining
(BPT) - You already know grapes are a great, healthful and fun snack, a sweet addition to salads and a surprise ingredient that can add flavor to a variety of dishes. But did you also know grapes can add beauty, flavor and personality to seasonal entertaining?The berries that have been pleasing Ame... Read More


Top tips to reap the fullest experience from fall TV
(BPT) - With long nights and chilly temperatures, it's always good to find an excuse to stay home. Here's a classic excuse that's gone from lame to legitimate in a short time: I have to catch up on my favorite TV show.So fix your favorite snack and pull up a sofa, because this fall, there are a ton... Read More


Smart, kid-friendly options for after-school snacking
(BPT) - Whether they're in a club or after-school program, play on a sports team or go straight home, when the school day is done, all children have something in common - they could use a good snack!Children need healthy fuel after school, but often can be picky about what they'll reach for. Parent... Read More


Four ways to preserve summer tastes from your garden
(BPT) - Your backyard garden was a huge success this year — you grew a ton of fresh food, which not only saved you money at the grocery store but also ensured your family ate nutritious, great-tasting fruits and vegetables with every meal. But now that the growing season is coming to a close, you m... Read More


Simplify fall with one-dish meals
(BPT) - Fall feels like a new year — new classes in school, new friends and new activities. It’s the perfect time for new meal ideas too! Put a new spin on family dinner favorites by adding unexpected ingredients such as California grapes. Change to a different pasta shape, sauce or cheese to creat... Read More


Grilled cheese options take comfort food to the next level
(BPT) - It's time to turn our thoughts to all the good things that come with the season, including the warm comfort food.A longtime cool-weather favorite is the classic grilled cheese sandwich in all its crisp, meltingly gooey varieties. These days, restaurants and at-home chefs are serving up the ... Read More


You need more fruits and veggies: 5 easy ways to get there
(BPT) - Most Americans understand the importance of including a variety of fruits and vegetables into their diets, but finding inspiration and fresh ideas for incorporating them into everyday meals can be challenging.Research shows that only 10 percent of Americans are meeting the MyPlate recommend... Read More


Preserve seasonal flavors through the joy of canning
(BPT) - With summer coming to a close, there's more of a desire than ever to hang on to those breezy afternoons and peak flavors from newly picked fruits and vegetables. Canning, a time-honored tradition, makes it simple to not only preserve our favorite garden-fresh flavors, but also share them wi... Read More


Top bartenders share their secret for the best summer cocktails
(BPT) - There's nothing quite like having the perfect cocktail in your hand to go with the good vibes of a summer party. If you're searching for something new to make your sun-drenched soirée complete, give this surprising trend a try: Mix up these port-based summer cocktails, serve and enjoy! Yes,... Read More


5 ways to tame the back-to-school madness
(BPT) - It seems like you just adjusted to managing your children's summer schedules, juggling camps and making sure all that free time doesn't get them in trouble. Now it's time to switch gears. Summer is nearly over and school is about to begin.Back-to-school time might mean new outfits, reconnec... Read More


Winning routines for warding off winter weight gain
(BPT) - With cold weather and short days, it's easy to fall off healthy eating and exercise routines. Here are tips on how to eat right and stay motivated to exercise during the winter months from a leading nutritionist and a top celebrity trainer.EAT RIGHTDr. Michael Roussell holds a degree in bio... Read More


Is BPA a thing of Halloween nightmares?
(BPT) - Now that fall is underway and you're already growing tired of all the pumpkin-flavored treats, Halloween must not be too far away. That means it's time to head to the store to pick up the trendiest Halloween decor to guarantee a shocked response from trick-or-treaters. But before you do, ha... Read More


5 mouthwatering ways to keep the feeling of summer
(BPT) - Leaves are beginning to change colors, kids are back in school and you're probably wearing more layers than you did a few weeks ago. Like it or not, the signs are all there: autumn is coming. But that does not mean the favorite flavors of summer have to go away. Hold off on covering the gri... Read More


5 food trends impacting what, and how, we eat
(BPT) - Today's consumers market view their food choices with a more critical eye than ever before, and this pressure is placing higher expectations on food manufacturers, not only in terms of how consumers' food is made but what it's made from, where it's sourced and how it's delivered.To discuss ... Read More


5 fun and inspiring facts about birthdays
(BPT) - What's the one thing every single human being on the planet has in common? Everyone has birthdays! In fact, birthdays are so universal you may think you're already aware of everything there is to know about the annual celebration of your birth. Think again.Flowers, cakes, cards and gift car... Read More


Should you be eating more salt?
(BPT) - You can find them on the side of most every product at your local grocery store. They are plain and kind of boring but nutrition labels were designed to contain vital information for good health and wise food choices. These labels tell you the number of servings in a container, how many cal... Read More


Selecting, Savoring and Storing Seasonal Salads [Infographic]
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Inspirational tips for autumn outdoor entertaining
(BPT) - The days are shorter, the temperatures are cooler and kids are back in school. You've said goodbye to summer socials, but that doesn't mean it's time to put away your apron and stow the patio furniture. Autumn is one of the best times of the year for outdoor entertaining, and with a few sma... Read More


5 tips to make family mealtimes more mindful
(BPT) - The hectic workday is over. As you pull into your driveway, you feel relief because you've finally escaped the cranky co-workers, the deadlines and traffic jams. Now you can spend the next few hours relaxing at home with your family. What better way to enjoy this time than with a delicious ... Read More


Want to lose weight? Research proves a big breakfast is the first step
(BPT) - If you want to lose weight, you're not alone. More than half of Americans desire to shed pounds, according to Gallup. This goal inspires people to take action in many ways, from increasing exercise to modifying meals.One thing many people do is skip breakfast in order to lower calorie intak... Read More


Meet today's organic shopper
The organics category is growing in just about every measurable way: in volume, dollars spent and even in conversations in the media.When consumers dabble in organic produce, they are more likely to purchase organic goods like organic snacks or organic cotton sheets. This means it is important for ... Read More


Parent-approved food ideas for a new school year
(BPT) - Busy parents never really have an 'off-season,' but their days get even more hectic when it's the start of a new school year.Whether you're coordinating school wardrobes, tracking down permission slips, overseeing homework, juggling sports schedules or chauffeuring kids around, it can be ha... Read More


5 kitchen upgrades to make your inner host flourish
(BPT) - You love entertaining and treating guests to delectable dishes and fun times. Unfortunately, your kitchen layout, appliances and even the faucet are so downright unappealing that the thought of planning and preparing a party menu is equally unpleasant.What do you do when you're built to ent... Read More


How to build healthy habits for the school year and beyond
(BPT) - Bells are ringing across the country as kids settle into classrooms for a year full of fun, friendship and plenty of learning.While exciting, adjusting to new school schedules is a hectic time. Healthy habits are often forgotten as the focus shifts to studies, assignments and extracurricula... Read More


3 things you'll need to throw the ultimate tailgating party
(BPT) - Football season is finally upon us and fans everywhere are getting revved up to cheer on their favorite team. Whether you watch the big game from the comfort of your home or head down to the stadium, it's the perfect time to throw the mother of all football celebrations - a really big tailg... Read More


Age ferociously with this eating game plan
(BPT) - A healthy diet and lifestyle are our best weapons against age-related diseases.Becci Twombley is sports dietitian for USC Athletics and Angels Baseball, overseeing the nutrition of 650 collegiate athletes and the 200 players within the Angels organization. The healthy practices she employs ... Read More


A celebrity chef's secrets to building a better sandwich
(BPT) - A great sandwich is a delicious meal choice, which could be why about 60 percent of American adults eat at least one for lunch every week and 70 percent pack one or more in their children's lunches, according to food industry trend-watching company Datassential. In fact, sandwiches are so p... Read More


8 strawberry recipes that will power your kids through the day
(BPT) - Let's face it, coming up with healthy foods your kids like is hard. The good news is kids often choose strawberries as their favorite fruit and that's a great thing because they're super healthy! A serving of eight California strawberries has more vitamin C than an orange, and only 45 calor... Read More


Diabetes impacts younger people more often: Are you at risk?
(BPT) - Every 17 seconds someone in the United States is diagnosed with diabetes. What's even more surprising is diabetes is growing fastest among younger people, outpacing the rate of heart disease, substance abuse and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.A new study by the Blue Cross Blue Shield... Read More


Top uses for mayo prove it's more than just a sandwich spread
(BPT) - Mayonnaise is a kitchen staple, and even though the classic condiment has been around for many years, it appears America's love affair with the tasty spread is only getting bigger.From increased use to trying new flavors to testing different recipes, there's a lot more people are doing with... Read More


Five steps to becoming a true pitmaster
(BPT) - When the skies are blue and the sun is hot, some people hit the pool, drive to the nearest beach, kick back with a book on their deck, or fire up the grill.If you're one of those people who sees every summer day as an opportunity for grilling, or if you have your smoker going at the same ti... Read More


Fighting the morning clock? 9 no-fail ways to get out the door on time
(BPT) - As the sun shines through the curtains, you hit the snooze button again. Suddenly you bolt up, realizing you're running late. You skip breakfast, grab your bag and rush out the door. Stress levels skyrocket and your day has barely begun.The race against the clock at the start of the day is ... Read More


7 grape ways to celebrate summer
(BPT) - Summer is here, and with higher temperatures and sun-filled days, people crave foods and snacks that are light, cool, and refreshing. It's no wonder, then, that so many people choose to beat the summer heat with plump, juicy California grapes.Always the perfect snack, there's a lot more you... Read More


7 ways to snack like a pro this football season
(BPT) - Football season is quickly approaching, which means it will soon be time for tailgating or watching the big game on TV. For many of us, this time of year is tough on our diet and exercise plans, but it doesn't have to be, according to Bryan Snyder, registered dietitian and director of team ... Read More


Simple ways fresh mozzarella can jazz up favorite summer foods
(BPT) - The fresh flavors of summer delight taste buds. Crisp salads, savory grilled meats and iconic dishes passed through generations - food is one of the best parts of the season.One way to add a simple twist to fantastic fare is to reach for fresh mozzarella. This versatile cheese is summer's b... Read More


Coffee runs the Midwest during the summer [Infographic]
(BPT) - Whether it's the heat or packed summer schedules, many people experience a productivity slump as summer rolls on. And, while we head into summer with big plans, the season often passes us by with our to-do lists unchecked. But not anymore! A newly released survey on behalf of Folgers(R) Per... Read More


Mangos bring families together around the world
(BPT) - Ayesha Curry was raised by great women who instilled in her a passion for cooking. This passion has helped Ayesha both launch her career and prioritize spending time with her family in the kitchen. But even as a celebrity chef, author and foodie, Ayesha sometimes struggles to think of new, ... Read More


Seedless watermelons: The taste of summer
(BPT) - For many people, seedless watermelons are a symbol of summer. Crisp and refreshing, this beloved red and green striped fruit represents a true slice of Americana.So it may be a surprise to learn this summertime classic hasn't been around very long. Until the 1960s, seedless watermelons were... Read More


4 surprising health benefits of cherries - this summer's superfruit
(BPT) - Have you ever said no to a cherry? Probably not. This summertime treat is simply delicious. And if you're looking for another reason to indulge, you'll be pleased to know that cherries are surprisingly good for you. Recent research indicates that this summer's superfruit offers a variety of... Read More


5 clever hacks to simplify any family's morning routine
(BPT) - Getting the family out the door on time every morning is no small feat. Seemingly simple tasks like getting dressed, packing backpacks and making breakfast can quickly turn into chaos. Before you know it, you're running late and the kids haven't even eaten as you dash to the car.Stop dreadi... Read More


Farming program helps neighbors in rural America fight hunger
(BPT) - Although the United States produces much of the world's food, 48 million people in the country are food insecure, lacking access to enough food to sustain a healthy, active lifestyle. What's even more surprising is that many of the counties with the highest rates of food insecurity are loca... Read More



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