Eat More Healthy Fats

The seventh Healthy Habits challenge: Fear not these fats: learn how to add heart-healthy mono- and polyunsaturated fats to your diet.

Fats and Nutrition

Some fats are more healthy, some less. And while it’s important to keep an eye on your daily intake—fats are packed with calories—a naturally balanced diet should embrace the good-for-you fats.

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How to Eat the Right Amounts of Healthy Fats

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


Bagel with Peanut Butter

12 Healthy Snacks

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



All About Avocado

Find selection and cooking tips, nutritional information and health benefits of avocados.


Nut butters

Nut Butter Primer

Tips on making―and serving―various nut butters


Homemade Mayonnaise

Good News for Good Fats

Palate and heart, rejoice: Emerging research shows some fats have powerful health benefits. Our recipes explore this tasty development.


Cashews add extra nutrients to this quick, easy dish.

Health Benefits of Nuts

Heart-healthy and full of nutrients, nuts are back from banishment. In fact, they're some of our new best friends.


Avocados: Green, Gold, and Glorious

Avocados: Green, Gold, and Glorious

Delicate and velvety, the avocado needs little coaxing to shine in these recipes.


Healthy Fats

Nutrition Essentials: Healthy Fats

Learn all about the best (and worst) fats for your health.


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All About Omega-3s

These good-for-you fats are found in foods from fish to flax and are increasingly popular thanks to the host of benefits they may provide.



Editors' Guide to Oils

Oils are essential to cooking, but their high calorie count warrants wise consumption. Here are key things to consider.


Olive oil

Budget Oil Tips

Properly choosing and caring for cooking oils can help you save money. Follow our advice.


Beyond Olive Oil

Beyond Olive Oil

Gourmet oils give everyday fare new complexity and verve.


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Fat: Fact or Fable?

You've probably heard these statements about fat before. Find out whether or not they're true.

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Cooking with Quinoa: 25 Recipes

High in protein and fiber, quinoa [KEEN-wah] is not only versatile, it also tastes wonderful and has a nice crunch. Find 24 delicious recipes for cooking with this ancient whole grain.

Quinoa with Roasted Garlic, Tomatoes, and Spinach Recipe