Living Well Blog

August 8, 2018
The “secret ingredient” in these coconut-infused blueberry cupcakes—mashed potatoes—gives the cake great texture, almost like pound cake. The fluffy frosting is just fun. Because it’s low in calories and fat, you can spread or pipe a generous amount on top of each cupcake to make them look extra… See more
August 1, 2018
Once again, rotisserie chickens can really relieve the dinner-rush pressure-especially in this Italian-inspired soup that cries out for a piece of crusty bread and a glass of red wine. Ingredients
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 leeks, white and light green parts only… See more
July 19, 2018
The TODAY Show recently featured the MDVIP/IPSOS Fat IQ survey in a clip on choosing the right diet. Hosts Savannah Guthrie and Willie Geist discussed the results with Dr. Drew… See more
July 18, 2018
This asparagus salad topped with poached eggs is satisfying yet light, making it a nice option for lunch, brunch or even dinner with some crusty bread. Roasting brings out a toasty flavor in the asparagus. We like this salad with medium-set poached eggs so the yolks are still a little runny, but… See more
July 17, 2018
As a family physician in Alexandria, Virginia, I’m routinely asked by patients, “What should I eat to lower my cholesterol?” It’s an important question. Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance in all your cells. When you have too much of it, it can stick to the lining of your blood vessels,… See more
July 11, 2018
Popular with both children and adults, these crispy, low-fat turkey fingers will disappear faster than you expect. For a fruity alternative, substitute apricot jam for the maple syrup in the dipping sauce. Ingredients 1 cup buttermilk 2 teaspoons plus  1/2 cup whole-grain… See more
July 4, 2018
A simple relish of parsley and olives jazzes up grilled tuna. Make it a meal: Serve with grilled vegetables and steamed new potatoes. Ingredients Olive Relish 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley 1/3 cup chopped pitted imported black olives, such as Kalamata 1/4 cup… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
MDVIP
July 2, 2018
Just about all of us have embarked on a weight loss journey at some point in our lives. In fact, more than 80 percent of Americans currently report being over their ideal weight in a new MDVIP survey. The good news is that… See more
June 27, 2018
Kids will love dipping bananas in melted chocolate and rolling them in coconut to make this tasty frozen treat. Ingredients 4 large ripe bananas, peeled and cut into thirds crosswise  3/4 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips, melted (see Tip)  1/4 cup shredded coconut… See more
June 22, 2018
The supplement aisle in grocery stores is tempting, isn’t it? The labels on the backs of the bottles would have you believe that for just a few dollars, you could take a pill that improves a huge range of symptoms – or just your overall health.  I have a feeling you know the bad “news” I’m about… See more
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