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Parfait Feature

Low-Calorie Seasonal Favorites From Hungry Girl!

by Together Counts Partner | November 12, 2014 at 9:24 am | comments

Just in time for Thanksgiving, this delicious, low-calorie pumpkin parfait from Together Counts partner Hungry Girl is a cinch to make for your family and friends. Enjoy your favorites while cutting calories this holiday season by whipping up smarter recipes with simple, no- or low-calorie ingredient swaps! For more lightened-up recipes, food finds, tips ‘n tricks, and more, sign up for free daily emails at   Hungry Girl’s Pumpkin Pie Parfait Entire

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Sweet Swaps From Hungry Girl

by Together Counts Partner | October 23, 2014 at 1:11 pm | comments

Chocolate, cake… For some, these are a special treat to have on occasion. But did you know you can still enjoy your favorite sweets while cutting calories? Together Counts partner Hungry Girl is always looking to whip up smarter recipes with ingredient swaps that will help you enjoy the food and drinks you love.  The key is simply swapping in no- or low-calorie ingredients! Looking for something tasty tonight? Watch

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Back To School Meal Planning

by Anna Luther | October 9, 2014 at 11:20 am | comments

My kids are back in school, soccer is in full swing, and finding time to make dinner seems impossible. Gone are the lazy summer days of grilling some hot dogs in the fire pit or having an hour or two to whip up a salad, husk the corn and invite all the neighbors over for an impromptu cook out. These days I’m rushing kids off the bus to wash hands,

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Picnics Count Feature

Making Picnics Count

by Small Fry | August 26, 2014 at 9:22 am | comments

Laying out a picnic blanket is like making your bed. As soon as that bed is neatly made, or the blanked unfurled – that’s where everyone wants to be! Even in the biggest grassiest park, our boys love to sit on that blanket and snack away and tell stories. As Together Counts™ ambassadors, we understand the importance of making time for as many meals together as possible, whether it’s indoors

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Frozen Feature

The Facts on Frozen

by Together Counts Partner | July 29, 2014 at 2:58 pm | comments

Did you know that there is virtually no difference between fresh and frozen vegetables in vitamin and mineral content? Prepared meals that are frozen deliver fresh taste, convenience and value while also helping with portion and calorie control. Here are some of the reasons you can rely on frozen foods when planning meals: Freezing Locks in Freshly Prepared Goodness Freezing is a natural method of preservation that upholds quality, prolongs

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Heart Health Feature

10 Foods for Heart Health

by Together Counts Partner | July 15, 2014 at 5:56 pm | comments

We all know the heart is one of the most important parts of your body. What we don’t always know is how to eat to ensure we take care of the heart just like we would for any other part of our body. Here are 10 foods that, when combined with healthy habits like regular exercise, reducing stress and maintaining a healthy weight, can help you treat your heart well:

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AND Breakfast Feature

Tips for Better Breakfasts

by Together Counts Partner | July 8, 2014 at 5:25 pm | comments

Based on modern science, and the wisdom of mothers throughout the ages, breakfast is a very important meal. Research shows breaking an overnight fast with a balanced meal can make a major difference in overall health and well-being, especially for children and teens. Eating breakfast can help improve behavior and school performance, as well as foster a healthy weight. On the other hand, skipping breakfast is a no-brainer, quite literally.

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HWCF Breakfast Feature

Wholesome and Quick Breakfast Ideas

by Together Counts Partner | July 1, 2014 at 10:17 am | comments

There is no better way to start the day than with a wholesome breakfast; however, finding the time to make that breakfast isn’t always easy to do. Healthy Dining Finder’s readers shared their breakfast questions with a registered dietitian and her answers are below. Rachel Rothman, M.S., R.D. Question: What are some good, quick breakfast ideas that I can either buy when I’m on my way to work or are

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Balanced Eating Feature

10 Foods to Help You with Balanced Eating

by Together Counts Partner | May 29, 2014 at 9:00 am | comments

Eating balanced meals is not always easy, but as a partner of the Together Counts™ program, Healthy Dining Finder is here to give you advice for how to reach your goals. Here are 10 foods that are signing on to help you reap nutritious benefits from food including lower blood cholesterol, lower blood pressure, lower risk of diabetes, more energy to do what you love: Avocado –This guy adds healthy

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Hummus Day Feature

Did You Know: Hummus

by Together Counts Partner | May 15, 2014 at 12:37 pm | comments

Did you know in this age of food mash ups and cross cultural culinary creativity (think Korean tacos), a food could be wildly popular in parts of the United States and regions throughout the world, and at the same time be relatively unknown among about 80 million Americans? That food is hummus—a staple throughout much of the Middle East and Mediterranean—which is made from the humble chickpea. In fact, “hummus”

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