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Golf: the neuroscience of the perfect putt

Golf: the neuroscience of the perfect puttListen to your brain. OtmarW/shutterstock, CC BY-SASports fans across the world watched the American golfer Tiger Woods roll in a putt to win the PGA tour’s season ending Tour Championship on September 23. His victory caps a remarkable comeback from personal struggles and injuries that caused him to plummet to 1,199 in the world rankings less tha...

Quinoa Pumpkin Pie Bites

Quinoa Pumpkin Pie BitesWe took pumpkin pie and gave it a healthy twist: a tasty quinoa crust. So you can enjoy all of the rich, satisfying flavor of this classic dessert — without all of the guilt. Ingredients Crust 3/4 cup cooked quinoa 1/2 cup walnuts 4-5 dates, pitted and softened 2 tablespoons honey Pie filling 2 cups...

Cowboy Caviar and Quinoa

Cowboy Caviar and QuinoaThis Southwestern-inspired side dish is a tasty alternative to potato salad or pasta. It goes well with everything from fish to ribs to veggie burgers — and it‘s a good source of protein. In fact, quinoa is the only grain that is a "complete protein," meaning it contains all nine of the essential amino acids our bodies need. Ingredients ...

Salmon Patties

Salmon PattiesSalmon patties are an easy, flavorful and versatile way to add protein to your diet. They’re great as a salad topper, as the meat in a tortilla wrap, or served as-is with a healthy side dish. Ingredients Salmon – 3, 5-ounce cans or packets, drained ¼ cup white onion, finely chopped ¼ cup red and yellow bell pepper, fin...

Cauliflower Mac ‘n‘ Cheese

Cauliflower Mac ‘n‘ CheeseEnjoy our lighter take on this popular comfort food. We‘ve swapped half the pasta for cauliflower and subbed in Greek yogurt and skim milk for heavy cream, so you can enjoy the cheesy goodness of mac ‘n‘ cheese with less calories, fat and carbs. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1/3 cup Panko breadcrumbs 2 tablesp...

French Toast Muffin Cups

French Toast Muffin CupsOur French toast muffin cups may taste decadent, but with only 210 calories and 1 gram of saturated fat each, you can indulge in this sweet, gooey breakfast treat without any guilt. Ingredients French toast cups 2 cups skim milk 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon Nonstick cooking spray 2 eggs (4 oz.) 3 egg whites (...

Cornmeal-Crusted Chicken Tenders

Cornmeal-Crusted Chicken TendersInstead of fast food, serve your kids these tasty (and easy to prepare) chicken tenders. They‘ll love the juicy white meat, cornmeal coating, and sweet and tangy berry-mustard dipping sauce. You‘ll love that a serving of these tenders has 1/3 the calories and 1/6 the fat of a 5-piece McDonald‘s Chicken Selects. Ingredients Sauce 1 c...

Roasted Garbanzo Beans

Roasted Garbanzo BeansIn stressful times, it‘s easy to reach for snacks that taste great but aren‘t so great for you. Instead of opening that big bag of chips, check out this recipe for roasted garbanzo beans — a simple and inexpensive snack that satisfies your salty and crunchy cravings while providing ample protein and fiber. Garbanzo beans, also known as chickpeas...

Grilled Salsa

Grilled SalsaWhether you’re growing tomatoes at home or buying them from the store, this homemade salsa recipe is a great way to enjoy fresh summer produce. And by grilling your veggies you’ll get a deeper, smokey flavor you might only think possible from store-bought salsa. Ingredients 6 Roma tomatoes (or combination) 2 jalapeño peppers ...

How to reduce the risk of cognitive decline with age

How to reduce the risk of cognitive decline with ageJne Valokuvaus/ShutterstockResearch into how we can keep our brains healthy as we age has gained momentum in recent years. There is now an increased focus on the changes that we can makes to our health and lifestyle, which may prevent dementia. Here are some things that research has shown reduce a person’s risk of cognitive decline with age. Sex ...

Preview: ABC‘s Redesign my Brain with Todd Sampson

Preview: ABC‘s Redesign my Brain with Todd SampsonOver the show‘s three episodes, Todd Sampson tests whether it‘s possible to enhance his mind, using exercises designed by scientists. ABCWe live in an age of great public fascination with minds and brains; books about brain plasticity, for instance, regularly make the bestseller lists. This fascination is not merely the product of our thirst for kn...

Berry Tiramisu

Berry TiramisuFor a taste of summer any time of year, try our lighter take on this classic Italian confection. It‘s bursting with fresh, sweet berries. Ingredients 2 egg yolks 2 ½ tablespoons granulated sugar ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 4 ounces Mascarpone cheese, room temperature 1 ½ cup low-fat whipping cream 30 lady...

Vietnamese Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Vietnamese Chicken Lettuce WrapsOur flavorful Vietnamese-inspired chicken lettuce wraps make a delicious low-carb lunch or dinner any time.  Ingredients Wraps:  10 lettuce leaves. Boston, romaine, iceberg, butter and green leaf are the types of lettuce most commonly used for wraps, so you can just pick your favorite. Filling: 1 stalk scalli...

Working memory: How you keep things ‘in mind‘ over the short term

Working memory: How you keep things ‘in mind‘ over the short termIt‘s a crucial cog in the your ability to perform a variety of mental tasks. Lightspring via Shutterstock.com.When you need to remember a phone number, a shopping list or a set of instructions, you rely on what psychologists and neuroscientists refer to as working memory. It’s the ability to hold and manipulate information in mind, over brief int...

Carrot Ginger Soup

Carrot Ginger SoupFresh carrot and ginger are enhanced by Indian spices in this simple yet sublime vegetarian soup recipe. It‘s light on calories (also, fat-free), but bursting with flavor. Ingredients 2 ½ cups onions, roughly chopped (about 4 to 5 medium onions) 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced 3 ½ teaspoons coriander, ground 3 ½ t...

Yogurt Vegetable Dip

Yogurt Vegetable DipSkip the store-bought dips, and serve our fresh, tasty homemade yogurt vegetable dip at your next gathering. Light on calories and nearly fat-free, it‘s as easy on the waistline as it is delicious. Ingredients 2 cups Greek yogurt or strain 2 cups of fat-free plain yogurt ½ tablespoon dried parsley ½ teaspoon dill weed ...

Zoodles in White Wine-Lemon Sauce

Zoodles in White Wine-Lemon SauceWhat happens when zucchini meets a spiralizer? You get "zoodles," a healthy alternative to noodles.   Ingredients 2 zucchini Nonstick olive oil spray 1/2 cup diced onion, divided 1 1/2 garlic cloves, minced 1 lemon, zest and juice 1/16 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/8 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 te...

A Better Brownie

A Better BrownieIf you want to indulge your chocolate craving without going overboard, try our Better Brownie. The secret ingredient: black beans, which add fiber and protein to this tasty dessert. Ingredients ½ cup bakers cocoa 1 cup butter, softened 6 ¾ cups sugar 2 cups pureed black beans 6 eggs ½ cup flour ¼ ...

Vegan Peanut Butter-Banana Ice Cream

Vegan Peanut Butter-Banana Ice CreamI scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. And this simple vegan version — featuring Elvis Presley‘s favorite food combination: peanut butter and bananas — will have you screaming for more. Ingredients 6 bananas 2 tablespoons peanut butter ½ cup soy milk Instructions Peel bananas and cut into ½ in...

Asparagus & Steak Salad

Asparagus & Steak SaladFire up the grill (or grill pan) for our hearty but healthy steak and asparagus salad, topped with crumbled turkey bacon and lowfat blue cheese.  Ingredients For salad: 3-4 oz lean steak* Seasoning: Chili powder Garlic powder Paprika Black pepper 3 cups spinach 4...
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