Nutrition Made Easy

Our nutrition experts and registered dietitians translate the latest nutrition research into tips you can use to eat healthier every day.

Healthy Food Choices

Improve your eating habits with healthy food choices you can incorporate in your everyday life.

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Instead of Sausage Patties, Fry Up Some Center-Cut Bacon

Simple 100-Calorie Food Swaps

Small exchanges can help you lose a pound a month; and that’s if you do just one per day.


Little Italy Chicken Pitas Recipes

22 Healthy Lunch Ideas

Find nutrition-boosting tips, make-ahead strategies, and tasty pack-and-go recipes.


Foods for Energy

Top Foods for Energy

Put the energy drink down and keep your engine revved throughout the day by filling up on our picks for the best energy-packed whole foods.


Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken Breasts Recipes

10 Clean Eating Recipes

“Clean Eating” expert, Diane Welland, selects simple weeknight recipes from the Cooking Light collection that work for those who are trying to eat clean.


Keeps your heart healthy

5 Health Benefits of Eating Peanuts

Beneath that plain brown shell sits a wealth of amazing nutritional super powers.


Food to Keep You Full

12 Filling Foods

If your stomach’s always growling and you find yourself constantly snacking, these tasty eats can help you feel full longer.


Peas in Colandar

Seven Principles of Clean Eating

We asked “clean eating” expert, Diane Welland, to break down the main principles of this buzz-worthy trend.


Healthy Fat

How to Eat the Right Amounts of Healthy Fats

Find delicious ways to work the right amount of healthy fats into your daily diet.


Best Foods for Women

Best Foods for Women

It's important for both sexes to eat an array of healthy foods. But if you're a woman, science shows these seven foods could offer that extra edge.


Bagel with Peanut Butter

12 Healthy Snacks

RD-Approved: Improve mood, boost energy, and satisfy cravings with these good-for-you treats.



7 Healthy & Delicious Seeds

Seeds of all varieties—from chia and flax to sesame and sunflower—seem to be popping up everywhere these days. Learn the nutrition basics of seeds with ideas for how to incorporate into your diet.


Starting the Day Off Right

Veggies for Breakfast

Give your morning meal a fresh twist by adding seasonal vegetables to breakfast sandwiches, pancakes, eggs, and more. By: Serena Ball, MS, RD


Best Fat Fighting Foods

Five Fat-Burning Foods

Get the skinny on these five foods that burn extra calories and keep you feeling fuller longer. By Julie Upton, MS, RD.


Raspberry-Ricotta Waffle

Healthy Office Snacks

Pack these healthy snacks (each less than 200 calories) to keep you feeling full and satisfied throughout the work day.


Spring Vegetables and Fruits: Peas

Spring Clean Your Diet

Fresh fruits and vegetables abound during the spring, so make room for these nutritional powerhouses.


Man eating burger

"Guy Foods" Lightened

By making just a few small tweaks, you (and your man) can savor every bite of his favorite foods to the fullest.


Calcium, magnesium, and Vitamin K for bone health

Foods for Strong Bones

Calcium, magnesium, vitamin D, and vitamin K are essentail nutrients for healthy bones. Registered Dietitian Katherine Brooking shows you good food sources.


Healthy Convenience Store Foods

Healthy Road Trip Snacks

Make healthy choices when you're traveling by choosing these light snacks.


Healthy Meals for Kids

Healthy Mini Meals for Kids

Delight kids at the table with our favorite bite-sized meals that deliver nutrition, flavor, and fun.


Beauty Foods

Top Beauty Foods

Our guide to beauty foods gives new meaning to “You Are What You Eat.”


Caramelized Onion-Stuffed Baked Potato

Surprisingly Unhealthy

Our nutrition expert reveals surprisingly unhealthy foods, plus better-for-you alternatives.


Chicken Sausage, Sweet Onion, and Fennel Pizza recipes

Healthy Pizza 101

From store-bought to homemade, our guide to healthy, nutritious pizza


College Student

Avoiding the Freshman 15

Eating healthy in the dorm room and dining hall, smart socializing, and reducing stress will keep those unwanted college pounds at bay.


Healthy Holiday Foods: Woman with Chocolate

Best (and Worst) Holiday Foods

Know healthiest choices and worst offenders on the holiday table. By Katherine Brooking MS, RD



Clean Eating During the Holidays

“Clean Eating” expert, Diane Welland, shares 9 simple tips to keep the holidays healthy.

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Our Best Easter Desserts

Find the perfect ending to your Easter feast with these light and fresh springtime desserts.

Black and White Angel Food Cake Recipe