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The #1 Way to Reduce Calories for Your Family

Fried foods, over-consumption and too much fat all add excess calories to our diets. But sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) are, above all, the most consistent caloric contributor – no matter your child’s age, ethnicity or gender.

What are sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs)?

SSBs are anything you drink that has added sugar, and can include beverages like soda, fruit juice and even fancy coffee drinks.

 What’s wrong with sugar-sweetened beverages?

Great Gadgets for a Healthier 2012

By now, most of us have completely forgotten what our new year’s resolutions were. Most likely they had something to do with getting healthier and spending more time with family. Well, this year one of my new year’s resolutions is to run the Taste of Louisville Half Marathon and to do so I’ve got to stay on track with eating and running – not to mention I need to shed a few pounds to get to the achieve an ideally steady pace.

I’m always on the lookout for health and fitness gadgets and resources for the kitchen to promote healthy eating. I’d love to share with you some of my recent favorites. Dust off those resolutions and get back on track with me with the help of these great tools.

Best Apps For Tackling the Thanksgiving Feast

If you’re anything like me, you won’t be competing on Iron Chef anytime soon. I don’t burn water, but when it comes to things like Thanksgiving I can use some extra help in the kitchen. I’ve rounded up a few very helpful apps for those of us who aren’t bionic chefs. This list covers everything from tackling the turkey to grocery list planning to counting calories between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Don’t see your favorites? Feel free to share them in the comments below!

Appetites’ Easy As Pie for iPhone and iPad is a wonderful tool for folks who need some dessert inspiration and a step-by-step guide for achieving delicious pies. Appetites presents this new pie making adventure featuring Evan Kleiman. Easy as Pie shows you how-to create 20 homemade pies, doughs and toppings in over 5 hours of step-by-step video recipes.