Blog Posts by Woman s Day

  • A 265-Calorie Dinner That'll Make You Feel like You're on Vacation

    Spicy Island Pork and Fruit SaladBy Woman's Day Kitchen

    Inspired by Caribbean cuisine, this Spicy Island Pork and Fruit Salad can transport you to the tropics, but unlike real vacation meals, it won't burst your waistline. The colorful, summery dish is only 265 calories and has a scant 104 mg of sodium per serving. Photo by Charles Schiller

    Serves: 4

    Total Time: 50 min
    Prep Time: 20 min

    Related: Discover 10 healthy afternoon snacks that keep you full.


    Nutritional Information (per serving)


    Calories: 265
    Total Fat: 6g
    Saturated Fat: 2g
    Cholesterol: 67mg
    Sodium: 104mg
    Total Carbohydrate: 27g
    Dietary Fiber: 2g
    Protein: 26g

    Ingredients

    1 pound(s) pork tenderloin (not marinated)
    1
    tablespoon(s) Caribbean jerk seasoning
    1
    can(s) (8 oz) pineapple chunks in juice
    DRESSING

    1
    teaspoon(s) grated lime peel
    1/4
    cup(s) lime juice
    1
    tablespoon(s) honey
    1
    teaspoon(s) Caribbean jerk seasoning
    8
    cup(s) mixed salad greens (such as romaine, frisée, radicchio)
    1/2
    cantaloupe

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  • 11 Fast Ways to Slash Pet Care Costs

    By NatTreat your cuddly companion to the best for less.alie van der Meer and Locke Hughes

    Whether you have a dog, cat or bird or are looking to add a furry or feathered friend to your family, read on for expert advice on keeping them happy and healthy for a lot less. Photo by Thinkstock

    Adopt an Older Animal
    If you're looking for a pet, consider one that's more than a year old. The pet will likely have already been neutered and be current on vaccinations, which could cost over $300 otherwise. Plus, you'll have a good idea of his temperament and behavioral quirks.

    Quick Cleaning

    Skip pricey cleaners for your bird's cage. Make your own safe, effective spray with 3 cups hot water, 3 Tbsp baking soda and 2 Tbsp lemon juice.

    Related: Check out 9 bad habits that are good for you.

    Call your vet
    Don't visit the vet for minor concerns-phone her instead. Often she can tell you how to take care of problems like scrapes or digestive issues.

    Slash shipping costs If you find a lower price on food or medications online, ask your vet to

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  • 15-Minute Frozen Yogurt Pops—No Mold Required

    These quick and easy frozen treats can easily be made in small paper cups, no special equipment required.These quick and easy frozen treats can easily be made in small paper cups, no special equipment required.By Woman's Day Staff

    These sweet treats cost just 37 cents a pop and take only 15 minutes to make. Best of all, you can get that easy-to-eat shape from freezing these in paper cups. Photo by Con Poulos; food styling by Vivian Lui; prop styling by Marina Malchin

    Serves: 8
    Yields: 8 pops (cost per pop of $.037)

    Total Time: 15 min
    Prep Time: 15 min

    Ingredients:


    4
    cup(s) yogurt (such as vanilla, coffee, or a combination)
    Mini chocolate chips (optional)

    Related: Try 50 surprising foods under 100 calories.

    Directions:


    Divide the yogurt among eight 5-ounce paper cups. Sprinkle with chocolate chips, if using. Cover each cup with a piece of foil, sealing the edges. Make a small slit in the center of the foil and insert a wooden freezer pop stick. Freeze for at least 8 hours and up to 3 days. Before serving, discard the foil and tear away the cup.


    Related: Discover 10 healthy afternoon snacks that keep you full.

    Tips & Techniques:

    Variation:
    To make chocolate-hazelnut yogurt, stir

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  • The Best Burger Recipe Ever (You Won't Believe the Secret Ingredient!)

    Ground coffee gives these barbecue-inspired burgers a kick.By Woman's Day Kitchen

    Take a bite out of these flavor-packed burgers that are ready in just 20 minutes!

    Serves: 12
    Yields: 12

    Total Time: 20 min

    Nutritional Information (per serving)


    Calories: 394
    Total Fat: 17g
    Saturated Fat: 6g
    Cholesterol: 87mg
    Sodium: 556mg
    Total Carbohydrate: 29g
    Dietary Fiber: 2g
    Protein: 30g
    Photo by Johnny Valiant


    Ingredients:

    3 tablespoon(s) paprika
    1
    tablespoon(s) light brown sugar
    1 tablespoon(s) instant espresso, or finely ground coffee
    1 tablespoon(s) dried oregano
    Kosher salt

    Pepper

    3 3/4
    pound(s) (85-percent lean) ground beef
    Oil
    , for the grill
    12
    hamburger buns
    Worcestershire-Glazed Onions

    Cheese, lettuce, pickles, and tomatoes
    , for serving
    Citrusy Slaw with Peppers and Scallions
    , for serving
    Pickle and Parsley Relish
    , for serving

    Related: Try 50 surprising foods under 100 calories.

    Directions:

    1. Heat grill to medium-high. In a bowl, combine the paprika, sugar, espresso, oregano, and 1

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  • The Only Dessert Recipe You Need for the Fourth of July

    ndividual fruit pies are the perfect end to a Fourth of July meal, using bright red cherries, raspberries, and strawberries, of course.By Woman's Day Kitchen

    If you're looking for a desert bursting with flavor that all your guests will love, then these patriotic pies are perfect for you!


    Mini Cherry Berry Pies


    Serves: 12
    Yields: 12 pies (cost per serving of $1.69)

    Total Time: 2 hr
    Prep Time: 50 min
    Oven Temp: 375

    Nutritional Information (per serving)

    Calories: 326
    Total Fat: 15g
    Saturated Fat: 6g
    Cholesterol: 21.5mg
    Sodium: 296mg
    Total Carbohydrate: 49g
    Dietary Fiber: 4g
    Protein: 3.5g
    Photo by Johnny Valiant

    Ingredients:

    1 pound(s) fresh strawberries
    2 package(s) (12 ounces each) frozen cherries, thawed and drained
    12 ounce(s) fresh raspberries
    3 tablespoon(s) cornstarch
    2 teaspoon(s) orange zest
    1/3 cup(s) sugar 2 tablespoon(s) sugar
    1 pinch(s) kosher salt
    3 refrigerated rolled pie crusts
    Flour, for the work surface
    1 large egg, beaten
    12 (3-inch) disposable foil pie/tart tins (available at kitchendance.com)
    Small star-shaped cookie cutters

    Related: Discover 10 healthy
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  • 11 Low-Cost Big-Impact Fourth of July Party Ideas

    By Woman's Day Staff



    C'mon over for the best burgers, dogs, sides and pie you've ever tasted. (And with make-ahead tips and entertaining ideas, it's a breeze to put together.) Food styling by Vivian Lui; Prop styling by Erin Swift



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  • The 10 Weirdest Side Effects of Sleep Deprivation

    See the surprising symptoms you may experience if you skimp on zzz'sBy Jane Bianchi

    Be honest: How many hours did you sleep last night? If you're like 35% of Americans, then you probably got fewer than seven hours-in other words, not enough! You already know that a lack of rest can lead to exhaustion, and you may have heard it can raise your risk for serious health problems, such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes, because it's associated with insulin resistance, inflammation and the thickening of blood vessels. But there are even more unexpected, negative consequences. Here, what to watch out for, and how to hit the hay earlier. By Getty Images

    1. Weight Gain

    "Sleep deprivation slows your metabolism and increases your appetite. It also makes you crave high-fat and high-carb foods," says Michael Breus, PhD, a psychologist and sleep disorder specialist in Scottsdale, AZ. One trick: Cut out that evening glass of wine (sorry!), because although alcohol makes you want to snooze, it actually disrupts sleep later in the night. Plus, slashing calories prevents

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  • 9 Surprising Reasons You Shouldn't Talk About Your Marriage Problems

    Find out why trouble in paradise should stay between you and your husband By Charlotte Latvala

    It's natural-and comforting-to turn to friends and family when things go awry. But think twice before dishing about marital strife, says Scott Haltzman, MD, author of The Secrets of Surviving Infidelity. "Whenever you talk to others about your marriage problems, you risk driving a wedge between you and your spouse," he says. Read on for unexpected reasons to keep marriage drama to yourselves and better ways to address it.

    1.
    You never know who else will find out. Unless you're absolutely sure your friend won't blab, don't be surprised when the whole world suddenly seems to be privy to your latest spousal spat. "As soon as you reveal difficulties in your marriage, you've lost control of the information," says relationship expert April Masini. "This becomes a problem on top of whatever marital issues you're having" because it's embarrassing to be the topic of whispered conversations. Bite your tongue and follow your grandmother's advice: Don't air your dirty

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  • Surprising Odd Jobs that Can Earn You Big Bucks

    By Donna FreeBring in bucks on your own time with these often well-paid mini-jobsdman

    Whether you're having a hard time finding a 9-to-5, need flexibility because you're caring for a child or parent, or just want to pick up a little money on the side, a microjob might be right for you. These short-term gigs fit into the time you have available, and are easy to find: Simply go online to one of many sites designed to pair people with projects, and apply for jobs, advertise your skills, or set up a profile and offer your services for tasks that employers have posted. Once you land and complete the job, some of the sites have secure payment options, which makes getting paid hassle-free. Read on for reputable sites for any skill set, and find a job that is perfect for you. Photo by Getty Images

    Related: Discover how to raise a confident woman.

    If you have…No specialized skills but are game for anything

    THE JOBS
    Errand running and miscellaneous tasks

    PERFECT FOR
    People who are energetic and adaptable. You could organize a pantry one day and put

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  • 9 Diet-Free Ways to Look Slimmer This Summer

    By Woman'sTry these style tricks to instantly feel amazing Day Staff

    1. Choose A-line styles.

    Put on a dress or skirt that's cut to flow around your hips and thighs. A hem that hits just below the bottom of your kneecaps is the most flattering. Photo by Keith Lathrop; hair by Benjamin Thigpen for Artists by Timothy Priano; makeup by Nikki Wang; Hotel accommodations provided by the Surfcomber Miami South Beach, a Kimpton Hotel, Surfcomber.com.

    2. Create a graceful long-legged look.

    Step into sandals that match your skin tone. And wedges give you a lift without sacrificing comfort.

    3. Cinch your waist.

    A top or dress with a structured band nips in your middle to provide an hourglass effect. If your shirt is loose-fitting, add an unfussy belt.

    Related: Try 75 timeless beauty tips.

    4. Add shimmer to legs.

    Rub highlighter or a sparkly lotion down the center of your legs to make them appear thinner. This illuminating streak reflects light and moves the eye up and down.

    5. Shape your brows.

    Well-arched eyebrows keep

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