• Here are blue plate specials with nutritious twists―so you can enjoy these beautiful dishes even more, without sacrificing one ounce of good taste.
    by Sara Quessenberry and Kate Merker

    Beef Stroganoff. Real Simple/Maria RobledoBeef Stroganoff With Yogurt and Dill
    Serves 4| Hands-On Time: 25m | Total Time: 25m
    Ingredients
    12 ounces multigrain noodles
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1 pound sirloin steak, thinly sliced kosher salt and pepper
    1 pound button mushrooms, sliced
    4 shallots, sliced
    1/2 cup dry white wine
    1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
    1/4 cup chopped fresh dill

    • Calories 535 Calories From Fat 22%


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    Directions

    Cook the noodles according to the package directions. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the steak with ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. In 2 batches, cook the steak until browned, about 1 minute per side. Transfer to a plate. Return the skillet to medium heat and add the remaining oil. Add the mushrooms and shallots; cook,

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  • The famous docs REDBOOK spoke to coughed up 25 great tips you won't find on a prescription pad - including things they do every day.

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    HOW DOCS KNOCK OUT PAIN


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    1. I press to stop headaches. "Here's a great remedy I use: Take your thumbs and place them under your brows, and just above the middle of your eye socket. Push in and up, like you're giving a thumbs-up; hold for a few seconds. This pressure on the orbital nerve can make stress-related headaches disappear." -Sanjay Gupta, M.D., chief medical correspondent for CNN and associate chief of neurosurgery at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta


    2. I stretch away my tense spots. "I have long used yoga poses called the Cat and Cow for the occasional mild backache. Begin on all fours, with your arms straight and hands placed directly below your shoulders. Slowly alternate between gently rounding your back as you tuck your chin in toward your chest on an inhale ("cat"), and then letting your

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  • L to R: Holly Perkins, Dolvett Quince, Jessica Smith, Tracey Mallett

    By Brandi Koskie for DietsInReview.com


    We hear a lot about celebrities who've lost weight super fast after a baby or worked to get in some kind of crazy good shape for a movie or event. We even hear a lot about celebs trying to lose weight and be healthier, like Jennifer Hudson on Weight Watchers, Mariah Carey on Jenny Craig, or Janet Jackson on Nutrisystem. Celeb waistlines make headlines.

    But what about true fitness stars? These A-list and up-and-coming fitness experts are bound to be household names this year, if they aren't already. They've got big plans this year, and many of them are probably working out your favorite celebrities. So it's kind of like that Kevin Bacon game… does a workout with Giada DeLaurentiis' trainer in fact yield a body like Giada?

    These are our picks for the Fitness Stars to Watch in 2012.

    Holly Perkins will continue her relationship as a fitness ambassador for New Balance, a gig she is passionate about. She told us she'll be a part of announcing some

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  • Upgrade your abs exercises with these tweaksUpgrade your abs exercises with these tweaksIf your belly refuses to flatten, your workout is probably stale. Upgrade your favorite exercises with these tweaks and revisions. Plan on putting these moves into practice and get ready to experience transformed abs.





    Side Plank and RowSide Plank and RowSIDE PLANK AND ROW (Replaces: Side plank)

    The perk: This upgrade also works your lats to help you stand taller and look slimmer.

    Do it: Loop a resistance band around a low object (or use a cable machine) and lie on your side facing the band. Hold the handle with your top hand and get into a side plank (a). Pull the handle to your rib cage (b), pause, then slowly return to start. Keep your hips raised the entire time (so your body forms a straight line). Do 10 to 15 reps, switch sides, and repeat. Rest 60 seconds, then do two more sets.

    6 Reasons to Start Running


    Anti-Rotation CrunchAnti-Rotation CrunchANTI-ROTATION CRUNCH (Replaces: Crunch)

    The perk: Your core will work harder to prevent rotation (which engages your obliques).

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  • By Carolina Santos-Neves, Epicurious.com

    Diets. No one wants to go on one but there comes a time-especially after the holidays and before bathing suit season-when the overindulging has to stop. The main stumbling blocks with diets are that they have a reputation for taking time, require tremendous discipline, cost a lot, and the notion of curbing your enthusiasms just isn't very fun. For those who cook a lot, they have to learn how to eliminate and substitute certain ingredients and dishes.

    Related: Our Complete Guide to Eating Healthy and Losing Weight

    At Epicurious, we spend a lot of time cooking healthy, low-calorie recipes but we recognize that even the most enthusiastic home cooks don't always have time to whip up a meal; so we took a hard look at the diet delivery world in search of tasty meals that are both reasonably priced and healthy. Believe it or not, such commercial diet plans do exist. We focused on companies that sell nationwide, offering meals that are available

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  • By Mary Schwager, GalTime's Consumer Watchdog

    Price of Champagne is RisingPrice of Champagne is RisingIt's enough to burst your bubble -- the price of Champagne is going up in 2012. So what's behind this not-so-sparkling price spike? And more importantly, what can consumers to... besides stocking up?

    Wine.Com's Gwendolyn Osborn is giving GalTime the inside scoop on how to get your Champagne "fix"... but not fizzle out your bank account.

    GT: What's driving this price increase?

    Wine.Com's Gwendolyn Osborn: No one likes to hear that prices are going up. And the Champagne producers probably didn't like that the prices of grapes went up in 2011! But there was, in fact, an increase in grape prices in 2011, and since most Champagne producers buy grapes from growers, those higher prices in grapes will be reflected in the resulting Champagne they produce.

    Related: Can It Be-- Champagne Actually Good for the Heart?

    GT: When do you expect the spike to hit? Before New Year's Eve?

    Wine.Com's Gwendolyn Osborn: Most likely the

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  • By Kerri-Ann Jennings, M.S., R.D. Associate Nutrition Editor for EatingWell Magazine

    5 of the Healthiest Winter FoodsEmbracing the flavors and produce of each season is not only more delicious (out-of-season fruits and vegetables tend to be mealy shadows of their in-season selves), it also helps me to get a more varied diet throughout the year. Although there are fewer foods that are in-season in winter than summer, there are some surprising health superstars. Here are 5 of the healthiest winter foods you should be eating.
    Find out: The #1 Food You Should Eat (and Probably Aren't)

    1. Pomegranates-Chances are you've tasted pomegranates in their newly popular juice form. And from a heart-health perspective, that's probably a good thing. Pomegranate juice is rich in antioxidants (more so than other fruit juices)-just a cup daily might help to keep free radicals from oxidizing "bad" LDL cholesterol, according to a preliminary study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Oxidized LDL contributes to

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  • Even though half of all Americans want to lose weight, fewer than one in ten keeps track of the calories they eat in a day-suggesting that it's just too hard, according to a 2011 survey from the International Food Information Council. To make healthy eating easy, here are five of Food & Wine's tastiest low-calorie dishes.

    Click Here for More Low-Calorie Recipes

    Roast Beef with Root-Vegetable-and-Green-Peppercorn Salad.

    Roast Beef with Root-Vegetable-and-Green-Peppercorn Salad

    Calories per recipe serving: 407

    "Brined green peppercorns aren't particularly popular, but they're fantastic in a dressing for sweet roasted fall vegetables and roast beef."

    INGREDIENTS
    1 pound sweet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1-inch pieces
    1 pound parsnips, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
    1 pound celery root, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
    1 pound golden beets, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
    4 large unpeeled garlic cloves
    1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    Salt
    One 1 1/2-pound eye of round beef roast, trimmed of visible fat
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