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Fiona Haynes

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By Fiona Haynes

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    • Poached Chicken Breasts Created: Saturday, July 19, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Poached chicken breasts make for tender succulent chicken that you can use in many a chicken recipe, such as soup, pot pie or burritos. Or enjoy poached chicken plain and simple in a sandwich or on...
    • Asparagus Tips Created: Friday, March 04, 2005 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Asparagus at the grocery stores is a sure sign of spring. Full of vitamins and antioxidants, asparagus is a nutritional power house. It fits well into a low fat diet, provided you don't smother it ...
    • Healthy Green Bean Casserole Created: Thursday, October 21, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A slimmed down version of a holiday classic, this healthy, low fat green casserole uses fresh green beans, and dispenses with canned soup and fried onions. Instead, this healthy green casserole has...
    • How Do I Calculate My Fat Intake? Created: Friday, February 18, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      If you're on a low fat diet, how do you calculate your fat intake? The nutrition facts label can help, but you need to know what to do with some of the information it provides.
    • Healthy Snacks Created: Friday, January 24, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Healthy snacks can make the difference between staying on track with your diet or falling off the wagon. Whether you crave something salty or sweet, here are 10 healthy snacks to prevent you reachi...
    • Chicken and Leek Soup Created: Thursday, December 31, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      A delicious and fragrant broth-based chicken and leek soup that's low fat and low calorie, with sweet onion, carrot and celery.
    • How to Lower the Fat in Children's Diets Created: Monday, March 06, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      A third of all children in North and South America are overweight. How can we lower the fat in children's diets and help them lead healthier lives?
    • Is Healthy Eating Too Expensive? Created: Sunday, August 07, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Researchers at the University of Washington found that eating healthy can cost families an extra $2,000 a year to meet dietary guidelines." itemprop="description" Monday, March 07, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Whether or not you are following a low fat diet, this is an important question. The government's new dietary guidelines provide some insight.
    • Six Low Fat Smoothies Created: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      Fresh-fruit smoothies are the perfect way to enjoy a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals. They're a great way to kick-start your day.
    • The Biggest Mistakes When Making Meringue Created: Monday, May 22, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      With only a few ingredients, making a meringue ought to be simple, but there are some common mistakes to avoid to ensure perfect meringue every time." itemprop="description'" --> itemprop="descript...
    • Six Healthy Spring Delights Created: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
      Chase away the winter blahs with some light, fresh spring recipes that are wholesome and delicious, and perfect for any occasion from an Easter brunch to a Mother's Day lunch.
    • Saturated Fat and Heart Disease Created: Thursday, March 20, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
      Saturated fat has long been associated with causing heart disease, but a new study published in the March 2014 Annals of Internal Medicine that examines 80 earlier studies can find no such link. Is everything we know about saturated fat wrong?
    • Is Fat Back? Created: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014
      Nutrition advice is always changing. First, all fat was bad, then we were told that there are good fats and bad fats. Now we're being told that one of the "bad" fats, is actually not harmful at all. What's going on, and is eating low fat redundant?
    • Why You Shouldn't Quit Your Low Fat Diet Created: Thursday, February 09, 2006 Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014
      Low fat diets have taken a battering since a landmark study concluded that there was no link between low fat diets and disease prevention. Should we abandon our low fat diets and munch on hamburgers once more? In short, no.
    • Fat Fallacies Created: Saturday, November 10, 2007 Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014
      The more information we have about fats, the more confused we become. Here are some of the more common misconceptions.
    • Which is Better - Butter or Margarine? Created: Saturday, March 12, 2005 Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014
      Is butter better or worse for us than margarine? Neither is ideal, especially if we following a low fat diet.
    • Cholesterol and the Low Fat Lifestyle Created: Tuesday, June 23, 2009 Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014
      A key way to manage your cholesterol is to eat a heart-healthy diet, one that's low in fat, especially saturated fat and trans fats. Know which kinds of fats are good for you in moderation, which k...
    • What Is Low Fat Cooking? Created: Thursday, October 21, 2004 Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014
      What exactly is low fat cooking? Is it some kind of restrictive diet that requires us to eliminate particular foods? Find out what we mean, and discover whether low fat cooking is for you.
    • The Lowdown on Low Fat Created: Thursday, October 21, 2004 Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014
      Determining the fat content of food is not always easy, even with the help of food labels. For example, does low fat mean the same as reduced fat? And what if a product is said to be light or lean? These terms have specific meanings and are government regulated.
    • What are the Main Sources of Saturated Fat? Created: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014
      Saturated fat is linked to high cholesterol. What are the main sources of saturated fat and how can we reduce our intake if we need to eat lo fat?
    • Good Fats, Bad Fats, Worst Fats Created: Saturday, June 03, 2006 Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014
      Once upon a time, all fats were bad. Now we talk about good fats, bad fats, possibly not-so-bad fats, and really bad fats. Confused? You're not alone.
    • Does Reducing Saturated Fats Decrease Our Risk of Heart Disease? Created: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014
      Saturated fats may raise total and LDL cholesterol, which is a cause of heart disease, but does this mean that reducing saturated fats may decrease our risk of heart disease? Not necessarily.
    • Six Ways to Eat Low Fat and Lose Weight Created: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014
      The good news about eating low fat is that you do not need to deprive yourself of great food. Indeed, the focus should be less on what you should cut out of your diet and more on what you should in...
    • Light and Creamy Mushroom Lasagna Created: Friday, March 25, 2011 Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014
      Light and Creamy Mushroom Lasagna
    • Food Labels, Servings, and Portion Distortion Created: Sunday, February 07, 2010 Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014
      Food labels need an overhaul, not least because in spite of the information provided, people are still confused by what the information really means and how many calories they really eat.
    • Low Fat Chickpea Recipes Created: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014
      Chickpeas are widely available, cheap to buy, and delicious to eat. They're packed with protein and fiber, making them an excellent addition to any diet.
    • Hummus Created: Thursday, November 04, 2004 Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014
      Hummus is a popular healthy Middle Eastern dip, using chickpeas (garbanzo beans) as its base. Serve with pita triangles, whole-grain crackers, or a plate of raw vegetables.
    • 6 Steps to Healthy Eating Created: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014
      Instead of crash diets or fad diets, follow these six easy steps to healthy eating.
    • The Benefits of Eating Beans Created: Sunday, February 23, 2014 Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014
      We know that eating meatless meals at least twice a week can help reduce our intake of fat. If those meatless meals contain beans, we are getting a great source of protein, fiber, and minerals that...
    • Phyllo Chicken Pot Pies Created: Sunday, March 04, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
      Chicken pot pie is comfort food at its best. If you want the comfort without the calories, then make these creamy, delicious chicken pot pies topped with delicate layers of phyllo pastry.
    • Butternut Squash and Farro Salad Created: Friday, December 13, 2013 Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013
      A fabulous multi-textured fall/winter salad of butternut squash, farro, kale, toasted hazelnuts, and dried cranberries.

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