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17 Crazy Good Dessert Recipes Under 200 Calories

Dessert—quite possibly the eighth wonder of the world—sometimes gets a bad rap for packing on the calories. But here at Nutrisystem, we believe that dessert doesn’t have to demolish your healthy diet. In fact, we know there are plenty of ways to indulge without maxing out on calories or feeling the guilt that normally goes hand-in-hand with decadent treats. Take our 20 Most Popular Nutrisystem Sweet Treats here >, for instance. They’re packed with flavor, but go quite light on the guilt… and kitchen mess! Here, we’ve […]

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10 Grocery Storage Tips to Make Your Food Last Longer

You spend so much on groceries you want to make them last as long as possible. Sometimes we end up wasting the precious food we buy because we can’t get to them as fast as we’d intended. But there are some simple strategies for grocery storage that can help you keep the food you buy at its healthy peak until you’re ready to eat it. Whether it be the wrong storage temperature, where you’re storing your produce, or how you’re storing it, there are many factors that […]

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Creative Valentine’s Day Gifts That Don’t Involve Food

Creative Valentine’s Day gifts that don’t involve food are hard to come by. Big chocolate hearts, small and crunchy hearts, chocolate-covered nuts, caramels and crèmes in heart-shaped boxes, tart hearts, gummy hearts, marshmallow hearts and even lolli-hearts… ‘tis the season for every sweet version you can imagine. And it’s everywhere you look. So it stands to reason that about half of Valentine’s Day shoppers gift their loved ones some form of candy, according to a survey from the National Retail Federation (NRF). What may surprise you, however, […]

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The Ultimate Micronutrient Smoothie

This tasty “micronutrient smoothie” is packed with about 50% of your daily needs of most of the essentials vitamins and minerals and bursting with phytochemicals. Today I’m going to show you how to make an insanely delicious and nutrient-dense smoothie! This smoothie was inspired by one of my favorite health YouTubers, Dr. Rhonda Patrick of Found My Fitness. The idea is to pack in as many micronutrients – that’s vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals — as you can into one tasty, filling beverage. Get almost 50% of your DV […]

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Intermittent Fasting: Is This a Diet Trend Worth Exploring?

Every year, there’s some new diet craze that has everyone buzzing. For 2018, much of the talk surrounds this whole “intermittent fasting” concept.   What is it? Intermittent fasting is the idea that by cycling our bodies through strategic periods of starvation mode, it will help us lose weight. During the starvation-mode period, intermittent fasting requires that you eat almost no calories (some people do allow for minimal calories, such as black coffee or tea). Then, during the rest of the day, intermittent fasting works by allowing […]

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Waffles

When the waffle cravings hit, whip up these healthy chocolate waffles. They’re gluten-free, incredibly satisfying and well-rounded in nutrients. Buckwheat is one of the most underused — and underrated — of the gluten-free grains. It’s high in fiber, protein, and minerals such as magnesium, calcium, iron, manganese, and copper. Despite buckwheat’s name, it contains no wheat and is technically a seed that’s related to the rhubarb family. It’s my go-to flour whenever I’m making pancakes or waffles at home and the star ingredient in my Buckwheat Pancakes from the NS […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Treats

St. Patrick’s Day, the celebration of the saint himself, is right around the corner. Many observe by wearing their most festive colorful apparel, marching in parades and indulging in delicious green food and beverages. But just because you want to participate in the festivities, doesn’t mean you have to step away from your plant-based eating regimen. Just think about all of the delicious goodies you can make with vibrant fruits and nutritious leafy greens! Here are a variety of juices, snacks and sweets to make for St. […]

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Effective Ways to Keep Your Kids’ Immune Systems Strong

As a parent, you know how important it is to teach your kids about health and wellness. There are dozens of viruses and types of bacteria floating around schools, daycare centers and everywhere else your children go on a daily basis, making them highly susceptible to catching something and ending up bedridden. Flu season is always a good time to teach your kids about immune system protection, but this year it’s even more critical. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 17,101 laboratory-confirmed hospitalizations associated with […]

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4 Important Facts to Know About Lyme Disease

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Lyme disease is an inflammatory condition caused by the bacteria known as Borrelia burgdorferi. It’s transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected tick. The most common carrier is the black legged deer tick, but various types carry the disease and can be found across the country. If ignored, Lyme disease can lead to arthritis, facial palsy, an irregular heartbeat, inflammation of the brain, severe nerve pain, problems with short-term memory and more. Let’s take a closer […]

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Calcium Rich Food Sources of Your Raw Food Diet

  Contrary to mainstream Western belief, dairy products are far from the only source of calcium. The age old notion that a glass of milk with dinner each day will promote strong bones and help to prevent osteoporosis is certainly not the best practice: The best sources of calcium come directly from the earth. Thus, the biblical, plant-based and primarily raw diet found in Genesis 1:29 is an excellent way to increase your consumption of calcium. Vegetables As the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine explained, there are […]

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