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Eating Seasonally and Locally

Eating Seasonally and LocallyWe love how crisp, sweet and fresh-tasting spring and summer produce is, it makes healthy eating even more enticing! We look forward to the start of spring and knowing that you've got a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables ahead.

This year, consider eating the freshest produce possible, by eating seasonally and locally. The benefits are numerous, it supports local farmers and reduces your carbon footprint by limiting miles traveled to your plate.

Some of the in-season produce for April includes carrots, rhubarb, spring cabbage, limes, lychee, and potatoes. In May, it's honeydew melon, asparagus, snow peas, spinach, and mango.

You can eat seasonally and locally in a number of ways. Try container gardening if you're in an urban area. You can build a small garden in your suburban backyard, and grow family favorites. Visit your local farmers' market, where you'll not only find fresh produce but also farm-fresh eggs and local meats. Need another incentive? Gardening burns calories and is a great way to get your kids involved!

Bookmark our slideshow and check-in each month so you'll know what's fresh and in season, and then check your farmers' market for the local varieties.

View In-Season Produce Picks for Every Month of the Year Slideshow


Curried Baby Carrots

Curried Baby Carrots

You could have plain, steamed carrots for a dinner side dish, or these boldly flavored carrots from Jillian Michaels' book Making the Cut. Your taste buds are hoping you choose the carrots made with sour cream, curry powder, fresh lemon juice, and honey for only 92 calories.

Fresh Lime Salsa Picante

Fresh Lime Salsa Picante

You can't beat the way a homemade salsa tastes, especially when you make it using garden-fresh tomatoes, onions, jalapeños and even herbs like cilantro and parsley. A squeeze of fresh lime is the perfect way to meld these flavors together, and a crisp baked tortilla chip, the perfect way to dip.

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Diet Reviews

With nearly 2,000 diet reviews published on the site, you're sure to find the one that's right for you. If you want to make that search a little easier, try the Diet Finder

Or, you can preview some of the most recent additions:

Betty Crocker: The 300 Calorie Cookbook

Trudie Styler's Weight Loss Yoga

Jillian Michaels' Unlimited - New Release!

Cheryl Forberg's Flavor First - New Release!

Cooking in the Moment: A Year of Seasonal Recipes

Bollywood Party Workout


April Giveaway: 2-Year Subscription to Prevention Magazine

For the May issue of Prevention, the #1 healthy lifestyle brand in the U.S., they unveiled a completely made-over magazine. The issue features Sheryl Crow on the cover, a new logo, and a new editorial team behind a lot of exciting new features.

To celebrate these changes, you can enter to win a 2-year subscription for Prevention magazine. Just click here to tell us the healthiest thing you do for yourself. One winner will be drawn April 29th.

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Check-out the newest episode of Health Buzz!

This week, we answer the most pressing questions from The 17 Day Diet, show you that dancing can be a great calorie-burning workout, and help you find the healthiest fast food menu options.

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