Recipe: Whipped Fruit Desserts

Ice cream would be a perfect summertime dessert, if not for all those calories and sugar. Surprisingly, you can replicate the rich, creamy texture of ice cream with healthful fruit. All it takes is a food processor or high-powered blender, and a few minutes of your time.

Recipe: Build-Your-Own Shish Kabobs

Colorful kabobs are a grilling-season classic. Their bright colors and flavors are always appealing but, alas, the meat and vegetables don’t cook at the same speed. Dodge this difficulty and make it more fun for your guests by cooking the ingredients separately. Then invite your guests to build their own shish kabobs.

Recipe: Perfectly Grilled Corn on the Cob

All summer long, your friends and neighbors will pull steaming ears of corn from a large pot of boiling water and slather them with butter. That’s a fine way to prepare fresh corn, but it is rather butter-intensive. If you want to enjoy all of corn’s flavor without the saturated fat, consider grilling it instead. The heat of the grill gives your corn a hint of smoke, adding flavor without calories.

Smart shoe shopping for people with diabetes

Good foot care is essential for people with diabetes. Nerve damage and impaired circulation can cause big problems with your feet. Your shoes must protect them from cuts and scrapes, and provide good support, too. Here are 6 tips I give my clients to keep them in sensible shoes.

Recipe: Don’t Be Shy With Shellfish

Some of the tastiest foods are also among the most healthy. Consider shellfish, for example. Mussels, scallops, clams and their kin are low in saturated fat but high in nutrition and flavor. The key is to prepare them without adding fat. Steaming the shellfish and serving them in broth is one elegant way to do it. This recipe has lots of steps, but don’t be intimidated. They’re all quick and easy.

Benefits of adult nap time

It happens to everyone occasionally: that often ill-timed little head bob as you catch yourself nodding off to sleep. Daytime drowsiness is your body’s way of signaling that you haven’t had enough sleep. When you’re sleepy, you feel sluggish and your thought processes and reaction times slow. You also tend to be more irritable when you’re tired. Enter the power nap – a short daytime nap that refreshes your body and brain and relieves some of the unpleasant after-effects of too little sleep.

School’s out: Make healthy lunches at home

Your kids might not have homework, but they still need plenty of fuel for summertime fun. In addition to being more affordable than dining out and healthier than fast food, homemade lunches provide a useful way to practice self-care while supporting your whole family’s wellness.