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Healthy Eating

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    Taming Sugar Cravings and Balancing Blood Sugar: What I Learned at Monica Pope's New Food-As-Medicine Dinner

    "If there's one thing you remember from tonight, remember 15 grams," said Ali Miller, a registered dietitian who practices functional medicine. It was the inaugural dinner for the new Food-as-medicine dinner series she'd designed with chef Monica Pope at Sparrow Bar Cookshop, and we were about hal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    Going Healthy at Snap Kitchen

    True story: A girlfriend of mine lost 12 pounds doing the Snap Kitchen 21-day challenge. Now, I want to lose 12 pounds, too, but I have to be honest when I say that the thought of eating healthy, pre-packaged foods for any length of time does not appeal. "I eat with my eyes first," I told concept ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    5 Ways to Lighten Up Macaroni & Cheese

    Don't get us wrong; every now and then we love ourselves some full-fledged fatty and buttery cheese-loaded mac n' cheese. But we run into a bit of a problem when we want to make it at home. After contemplating the amount of butterfat and milkfat and cheesefat that we've thrown into the pan with reck ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    Top Ten Foods You Think Are Healthy But Aren't (And What to Eat Instead)

    New year, new resolutions to exercise more and eat better to achieve a healthier lifestyle. These are worthy goals, of course, but many people don't realize they're sabotaging their attempts at healthy living with food and drinks that masquerade as nutritious but actually aren't. Sneaky little devil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    Juice: It's What's for Dinner, But Is It as Good as an Actual Meal?

    As usual, some people think Houston is a little behind the times. Juice bars -- as in restaurants/cafes/bars that serve only fresh squeezed juice -- have been a mainstay of New York and Los Angeles dining culture for years now. With the recent opening of several new juice bars in Houston, it seems ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    10 Back-To-School Lunchbox Recipes

    Last week we gave you ten back-to-school snack ideas to serve your hungry kids when they get home from school. This week, we are helping you pack a healthy and filling school lunch with ten recipe ideas. School lunches typically are boring, mundane and not as nutritious as they can be. However, you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Mini Chicken Meatballs, Skinny Fettucini Alfredo & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and me, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredient's I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my weekly meal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    Healthy, Fresh Food For Less: Discount Grocery Stores Near You

    As nice as it is to buy healthy foods -- especially organic produce and boxed items -- it is unfortunate that the price can be much higher than ordinary food products. In comparison, organic produce tends to be more expensive than regular produce. In an effort to feed an entire family, many househo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Study Says Chewing Gum Does Not Aid Weight Loss

    People across the nation have used chewing gum to help them lose weight. It's a sort of a logical theory if you think about it: Chew gum instead of food so you won't overindulge and gain weight. However, according to a recent study published in the journal Eating Behaviors, chewing minty gum has th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    Super Bowl Makeovers: 5 Favorites Lightened Up

    Super Bowl Sunday is most definitely a day of indulgence. Beer, wings, nachos, sliders -- it's all so good, but so, soooo bad. Normally. Have no fear -- with just a few simple tweaks, you can still enjoy these game day favorites, and with only a fraction of the guilt. Check out our secrets to makin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Take-Out Fake-Outs: 5 More Favorites Lightened-Up

    We love Friday-night pizza or lazy-Sunday Thai delivery as much as the next guys -- but we can't say the same for our waistlines. Luckily, we have a few tricks up our sleeves. By remaking your favorite take-out foods at home, you can get all the pleasure...with none of the guilt. All it takes is a f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Take-Out Fake-Outs: 5 Favorites Lightened-Up

    We love Friday-night pizza or lazy-Sunday Thai delivery as much as the next guys -- but we can't say the same for the waistline. Luckily, we have a few tricks up our sleeves. By remaking your favorite take-out foods at home, you can get all the pleasure...with none of the guilt. All it takes is a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    The Mediterranean Diet: Listen to Mom

    It has long been common knowledge that a diet of healthy fats and lots of complex carbs, fiber and protein is sensible, but more recent nutritional findings have pointed specifically to the Mediterranean diet's advantages in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. A Mediterranean diet consists of fish a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    What's Cooking This Week? Making the Most Out of Kimchi

    I love cooking for my fiancé and me, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredients I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my weekly meal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Pancakes vs. French Toast: What's for Breakfast?

    When it comes to breakfast, everyone always has a preference, especially when it comes to deciding between pancakes and French toast. I am definitely on team pancakes. Sorry, French toast, but pancakes have stolen my heart. The light and fluffy cakes have endless possibilities that French toast ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    What To Eat After You Pump Some Iron: Best Post-Workout Foods

    Summertime means swimsuits, which means many of us are realizing it is now time to dust off that gym membership and get ready to show a little more of ourselves than we usually do. Granted, in Houston, this season lasts about six months. But if anything, that is merely impetus to get into better s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Uncover the Seedy Underbelly of Sandwich Breads with Sprouted Grain Bread

    I have a tendency to get obsessed with foods, especially when I find something healthy that I like, because left to my own devices I would probably only eat pasta with garlic and oil, pepperoncini, dark chocolate, and the occasional pizza. I discovered sprouted-grain bread back when a turkey sandwic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    What's Cooking This Week? Garlic Mustard Beef Skewers, Tomato & Goat Cheese Tarts More

    I love homemade meals with my fiancé, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't have a game plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredients I've bought (and I HATE wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my weekly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Perfect Fit Meals Are Definitely Fit, But Need Perfecting

    I am a big fan of grab-and-go meals. I rarely hit the drive-thru and am always on the lookout for prepared meals that only need a quick zap in the microwave. If I'm feeling really fancy, I might do the freezer-to-oven thing, but most of the time I like something that can be ready in minutes, and tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    What's Cooking This Week? Pork Chops, Teriyaki Burgers & More

    I love homemade meals with my fiancé, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't have a game plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredient's I've bought (and I HATE wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my weekl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    What's Cooking This Week?

    Photo by FotoosVanRobinCooking low and slow can make the Moroccan Spiced Stew that much better. If you have extra time and a tagine, go for it.​Romantic seafood dinner. Check. Chocolate. Check. Roses. Check. Chocolate mousse. Check. Champagne. Check. Eating leftover chocolate all freaking week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Keep the Love Alive: Top Heart-Healthy Foods (Wine Included!)

    In honor of February, American Heart Month, The American Heart Society is promoting a Go Red for Women campaign. With heart disease being the number one killer of women, AHS is spreading the truth and myths about the disease and tips for prevention. Since eating well is a huge part prevention, we at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    How To: Lighten Up Cake

    My birthday is coming up, and after the shit ton of holiday sweets I devoured last month, I'm trying to watch what I eat. But that doesn't mean I can't have my (birthday) cake and eat it too. In fact, my inner fat kid will probably try to shank me if I don't have at least a bit. So I've put together ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2012

    What's Cooking This Week?

    Photo by cyclonebill​Last week, I made a garlicky, spicy Spinach Burger with Baked Sweet Potato Fries and Whole Wheat Spaghetti and Meatballs. With meals like those, it's hard to remember you're actually eating food that's good for you. Onward this week with some more healthy delights. Here's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    What's Cooking This Week?

    Last week's Red Chicken Chili hit the spot. I'm still not sure which way I liked it better; in a bowl topped with a dollop of low-fat sour cream or in a whole wheat soft taco with some homemade guacamole. Either way, I felt good eating it knowing exactly what was in it. I'll be continuing on my jour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2012

    What's Cooking This Week?

    Happy New Year, everybody! You know that that means; it's now time to join the gym, vow to stay true to your healthy resolutions, and give up by the time Cupid comes bearing promises of love and boxes full of chocolate-covered everything. You'll start with one or two strawberries, naturally; it's no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    What's Cooking This Week?

    Photo by Brooke ViggianoMe me me so excited...to eat this. ​Mmm that moussaka was delish - reminded me of the Greek Easters I would spend with the Greek part of my fam growing up. With some more of my favorite holidays coming up, I'm getting a bit homesick. And since I'm food-obsessed, this we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Pizza: The Perfect Quick and Healthy Dinner

    Kristen Majewski​When I was still working in an office, every day I was faced with the same annoying choice: either get in a good workout or cook a good, homemade meal. No matter how hard I tried to cram everything into those few precious hours after work, I could never balance the two so I co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    In Defense of Bread

    ​Food critic Jeffrey Steingarten proposed that the world could be divided into two types of people: those who can enjoyably live on bread alone, and those who need all the other food groups for gastronomic pleasure. I am of the former group, but with one condition: The bread must have butter. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Whole Foods Market Putting Salad Bars in Schools

    freddy​According to a 2009 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 1 percent of adolescents ate as many servings of fruit and vegetables as recommended by the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. It sounds shocking, but then again, I'm fairly certain I could stand to ea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Ingredient of the Week: Rolled Wheat Flakes

    ​What is it? I'm a whole grain freak. There's almost always a loaf of whole wheat bread sitting on my counter, a package of rolled oats in the pantry and whole wheat pasta just around the corner. So when I came across some rolled wheat flakes, naturally, I had to try them. According to Bob's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    College Pasta Redux

    ​The Holiday 15 hit you like a ton of bricks thanks to endless array of bitchy relatives insisting you try everything, right? If you're in resolution mode (e.g. getting slim enough to fit back in your Spanx), then you'll need to get back to basics with simple recipes. The fewer ingredients, ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 21, 2010
  • Dining

    September 9, 2010

    Bohemeo's Baja Vibe

    Fish and shrimp tacos rock.

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Three Easy Recipe Swaps

    ​Dieting is tough. Sometimes, you may think that your favorite recipes are now off limit, that you will have to say bye-bye to making until you reach your goal weight. Not true! Here are some simple swaps for your at home cooking and baking to effortlessly shave off calories. Swap: Eggs for e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Top 5 Roughage Foods

    justmakeit​After a weekend of meat and carb, that immovable-brick-in-the-stomach feeling is inevitable. If you need a little kick-start to get things, um...moving, eat a lot of this stuff and get your body back on track. Just keep your social calendar free as you wait for the magic of Mother N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Whole-Wheat Pasta Versus Regular: Spaghetti Corazon

    ​It's New Year's resolution season. We've started small: drinking more green tea, taking the dog for an extra walk, and switching to more fiber-rich foods. The gym will come next week, we swear. Keeping with the small changes theme, we decided to try something we swore would never land on our ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 2, 2008
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    August 11, 2008
  • Dining

    July 19, 2007

    Sandy's Produce Market

    One healthy meal at Sandy's Produce Market will wipe away all of your high-cholesterol sins

  • Film

    May 13, 2004

    McRibbing

    A man eats fast food for a month -- guess what happens

  • Dining

    October 10, 2002

    Meaty, Beaty, Big and Bouncy

    Ziggy's Healthy Grill

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Fish Market

    Whole Foods Market

  • Dining

    January 17, 2002

    Fat City

    Vegetarian soul food? Naturally Yours serves up "buffalo things" and smothered steaklet

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Best Tofu/Soy Products

    Whole Foods Market

  • Dining

    May 17, 2001

    Remembrance of Eggs Past

    Maybe nutrition isn't a one-size-fits-all proposition

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Bread

    Whole Foods Market

  • Dining

    May 20, 1999

    94 Percent Dogma-Free

    At Ziggy's, health food includes burgers and fries

  • Dining

    March 11, 1999
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    May 16, 1996
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