Living Well Blog

By Janet Tiberian
September 14, 2018
You just finished your workout. Whether it was a 45 minutes of strength training, a five-mile run or a yoga class, you probably need to drink some fluids. Rehydration is an essential part of recovering from a workout -- it helps lower temperature and heart rate, lubricate joints, repair muscles,… See more
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 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 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
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 21, 2018
Perfect for a hot summer's night, baked tofu, bell peppers and scallions are stir-fried with udon noodles in this quick and easy dish. Ingredients 8 ounces udon or whole-wheat noodles 2 tablespoons canola oil1 teaspoon loose green tea leaves, preferably gunpowder (optional) 2… See more
June 13, 2018
Pureed berries give the tangy wine vinegar dressing a creamy texture that gently clings to the lettuce and fruit. This is a salad to enjoy when fresh berries are in the market.
  Ingredients  1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries, divided 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup red… See more
June 6, 2018
Pimientos and a touch of cayenne enrich a light creamy dressing for a luxurious but healthful seafood salad. Stuff avocado halves with it for a sensational lunch or light supper.   Ingredients 1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt 2 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise 2 tablespoons pimientos… See more
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