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7 High-Protein Breakfast Ideas

<i>By Melinda Johnson for U.S. News</i><p>Protein tends to be misunderstood. At times, it's flying high on a fad-diet craze, when it seems that half of our population is shunning carbs in favor of a high-protein diet. At other times, protein is forgotten completely, as people order salads with low-fat …

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Almonds For Skinny Snackers? Yes, They Help Curb Your Appetite

Americans seem to have a love affair with snacking.<p>As a society, we eat twice as many snacks as we did a generation ago. Women, on average, nosh on upwards of 400 snack calories per day, according to federal survey data. And men consume almost 600 calories a day in between meals.<p>So, if nibbling is …

Cheat Sheet: How to Keep Vegetables Fresh Longer

Some people shop impulsively for shoes. I shop impulsively for vegetables. I wander through the Union Square Greenmarket at lunchtime and find myself …

4 Healthy Lunches for People Who Hate Salad

Since he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, celebrity chef (and Oprah pal) Art Smith has lightened up his midday meals. Here, some of his favorite …