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The Paleo diet: The way, way, way back

The Paleo diet: The way, way, way back

Which is more primal, hard cider or a strawberry margarita?

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The organic label and the fine print

Eating foods that are whole is the way to go.

September 18, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
'Mad Cowboy' author to give free lecture at Loft

'Mad Cowboy' author to give free lecture at Loft

Vegan speakers and a celebration for peace at the Loft.

September 17, 2014 2:30 pmLoading…
Beyond PB&J: Kid-pleasing box lunches

Beyond PB&J: Kid-pleasing box lunches

Kids' lunches can be a great outlet for creativity.

September 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Turning your zucchini abundance into no-fry fries

Turning your zucchini abundance into no-fry fries

Those darn zucchini. There’s an army of them occupying your garden right now, and each one is as big as a blimp.

September 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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No: Parents, not bureaucrats, should decide what kids eat

No: Parents, not bureaucrats, should decide what kids eat

School meal standards try to micromanage every aspect of what’s served to children.

September 14, 2014 4:00 pmLoading…
Yes: First lady’s fight for healthier food based on nutritional science

Yes: First lady’s fight for healthier food based on nutritional science

Little noticed is that low-income, foster kids benefit from new guidelines.

September 14, 2014 4:00 pmLoading…
The myth of low-fat diets

The myth of low-fat diets

Challenge: Consider what you're eating, who benefits from adherence to "conventional wisdom."

September 12, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…
Free Meals

Free Meals

School lunch staff and students enjoy the new school lunch menu created to meet the new standards at the Yorkshire Elementary School in Manassas, Va., in September 2012.

August 29, 2014 6:38 pm

Keep Labor Day healthy with chicken paillards

And the clincher: a peach and arugula salad.

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Health briefs: Free workshop on Alzheimer's disease

Health briefs: Free workshop on Alzheimer's disease

Free 90-minute workshop is expected to address common fears about Alzheimer's disease.

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Rethinking sushi rolls for a filling packed lunch

Rethinking sushi rolls for a filling packed lunch

Healthy packed lunches are on the horizon this school year.

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Bulking up the classic BLT without adding fat

BLT gets a boost with crunchy tilapia.

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Phyllo stands in for crust in healthy cherry pie

This cherry pie will leave you feeling satisfied, but not so guilty.

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Fitz:Dr. Mehmet Oz loses 65-pounds during congressional grilling about dubious weight loss products he promotes

Fitz:Dr. Mehmet Oz loses 65-pounds during congressional grilling about dubious weight loss products he promotes

Dr. Mehmet Oz stunned observers on Capitol Hill when he announced he had lost 65-pounds during the intense congressional grilling he was getting about the dubious weight loss products promoted on his "Dr.Oz" television program. "I was amazed at the results. If I could bottle this experience …

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Baked Alaska: Chic, retro, for the home

When it comes to ice cream, I generally feel it’s hard to improve on a simple scoop right out of the carton. But this time my mind has turned to baked Alaska. I know — how retro!

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A springtime take on the classic crabcake

A springtime take on the classic crabcake

As the weather gets warmer, I cook lighter. And in my husband’s taxonomy of food, crab cakes are relatively light. So I thought I’d employ a couple of seasonal stars — peas and radishes — to put a spring spin on them.

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A healthy way with fiery chicken and cooling salsa

It’s barbecue season, and chicken is the ideal candidate to get you grilling.

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Moving asparagus to the center of your plate

Moving asparagus to the center of your plate

Asparagus has been a delicious symbol of spring since at least as far back as the Greeks, who called it asparagos — literally, “to spring up.” But however it is spelled, it makes me happy.

May 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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A healthy roast bird to help welcome spring

A healthy roast bird to help welcome spring

Spring feasts typically call for a center-of-the-plate star like brisket or lamb. Of course they’re delicious, but both can seriously ramp up the fat and calories in a meal that tends to put the groan into groaning board even before the main course is served.

April 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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