Kimberly Holland

Recent Posts By Kimberly Holland

Be Portion-Smart with Tips from Healthy Habits Hero Dr. Jim Painter

This time of year, more than any other, it’s far easier to be happy about the foods we eat than the amount we eat. How much healthier would it be to skate from Thanksgiving to New Year’s without having to make midnight resolutions on December 31 about “eating better” that mostly reflect five weeks’ worth of overindulging? Resolutions often spring […]

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John Oliver to Big Sugar: #ShowUsYourPeanuts

Halloween week is primetime for chocolates and candies, lollipops and licorice sticks. That also means it’s the ideal week for some real talk about sugar. You may have heard about John Oliver’s challenge to food companies (watch it below) on his HBO show “Last Week Tonight.” Oliver called out the confusing and often illogical food rules that dictate food labeling, […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus–October 20-24

Our November double issue is chock-full of delicious and easy dinner options. This week, we’re highlighting a few of these recipes along with some of our older dinner favorites. Be sure to pick up the November issue to find even more. It’s available for download on tablets and on newsstands now. Monday: Creamy Mascarpone and Spinach Linguine and Green Beans with […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus–October 6-10

Here in Alabama, the weather has taken a cool turn, which is a much-welcomed reprieve from the sweltering summer days that lingered too long into September. These cooler temps make me crave one thing: comfort food. This week, I’ve lined up several comforting favorites for a week of delicious dinners. Don’t worry–comforting doesn’t mean time-consuming. These are all fast–each meal will […]

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Ease Up On Salt with Tips from 12 Healthy Habits Hero, Jeremy Bearman

This summer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a plan to focus its attention on the notoriously high sodium levels found in some restaurant food. Details were still being worked out as of press time, but restaurants are logical targets: Fast-food meals can exceed the whole-day sodium recommendations for adults. Chain restaurants publish their nutrition numbers, but few chefs […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus — September 15-19

If you’ve got school-aged kiddos, you have been in a school routine for a few weeks now or are freshly setting in. That means soccer practice, piano lessons, and after-school festivities are littering your calendar and demanding a lot of your time. We’ll try to take the stress off your dinner choices this week with fast, healthy menus for each […]

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Eat More Fish with Tips from 12 Healthy Habits Hero, Lyf Gildersleeve

Despite the “eat more fish” push from healthy-eating advocates and nutrition researchers, Americans are eating less seafood each year, while red meat and poultry consumption climb. Does it matter? Well, it very well might. The primary fats in fish have been shown to protect the body against heart disease, reduce blood pressure and inflammation, and possibly lessen your chances of […]

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Milk vs. Almond Milk: The Numbers

They’re interchangeable as a white liquid for cereal, but in terms of nutrition, they’re quite different. Almond milk has very little protein and no calcium naturally. Dairy milk is often higher in calories. 8 ounces of 2% reduced-fat milk > 122 calories, 4.8g fat, 8g protein 8 ounces of 1% low-fat milk > 102 calories, 2.4g fat, 8g protein 8 ounces of […]

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Taste Test: Our Favorite Almond Milks

We tasted almond milks in three flavor categories. We tried all of them plain. Any milks with more than 14g of sugar per cup were eliminated. Our Favorite Sweetened Almond Milk 365 Everyday Value Organic Original Almondmilk $3.39 (64 fluid ounces) This milk’s great flavor is what you should expect from good almond milk—a warm, tangy nuttiness that’s balanced by […]

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Go Meatless Once a Week with Healthy Habits Hero, Ivy Manning

Embracing meat-free meals requires a simple shift in plate balance. The country’s collective culinary focus is shifting from the meat to the potatoes (and kale, quinoa, and cauliflower). Chefs, many of whom have spent the past decade in a bacon-fat-fueled haze, are waking up to the pleasures of all things vegetal. Home cooks, whether driven by environmental or economic reasons, […]

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