Is a Low Carb Diet for Everyone?

By: Jen Haugen, RDN, LD Low Carb Diet Defined Low carb diets tend to be defined as diets low in “starchy and sugary” type foods.  That may mean that those who follow a low carb diet are avoiding foods like breads, pastas, rice, tortillas, potatoes, corn, peas, even some fruits...

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Oven Glazed Chicken Wings

Makes 3 Servings Ingredients 3 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped 1/4 cup hot sauce 1/4 cup tomato paste 3 tablespoons SPLENDA® Naturals Sugar and Stevia Sweetener Blend 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 1/2 pounds chicken wings, cut...

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5 Ways to Stay Hydrated All Year Long

Hydration is something we think about often during the hot summer months when we’re noticeably thirsty and sweaty, but as the temperature starts to drop from fall into winter, we’re less likely to hydrate as much as we should.  Dehydration, which can lead to constipation, kidney stones, and mood changes,...

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4 Smart Food Strategies for Back to School

With back to school in swing and more demands on your time, it’s easy to let food and nutrition fall from the priority list. This year, look at the routine that back to school brings an opportunity to add structure and planning to your family’s food choices. Here are 4...

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What Does “Fat is Back” Really Mean?

The headlines proclaim “Fat Is Back on U.S. Tables,” “Fat is Back: Vilified Nutrient Gets Reprieve” and “Fat Is Back and Diet Food Is Out!” So does that mean endless amounts of fried chicken, cream gravy and cheese fries are back on the menu? Whoa! Let’s take a closer look...

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No-Fuss Bread Pudding

Makes 9 Servings Ingredients 6 cups cubed challah bread 1/2 cup raisins 1 cup chopped walnuts 3/4 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated 3 cups reduced fat milk 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1/8th teaspoon nutmeg 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 4 large eggs Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Oil an...

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