Smothered Greens

We’re getting our “southern” on with this dish that combines your pick of good-for-you leafy greens together, or, pick your favorite, from collard to kale, mustard to turnip! At just 80 calories per serving ‒ only 16 mg cholesterol, 2 g fat, and 378 mg sodium ‒ this is a mouth-watering take on a classic (and a great source of potassium too, at 472 mg). Add this satisfying “side” to chicken or fish!

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Grilled Spice-Rubbed Salmon

Salmon is a superb choice for one of your two recommended servings of fish each week, especially because it’s a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, known to help lower cholesterol (reducing the chance of heart disease). Here’s a 190-calorie recipe that’s high in protein (23 g), and low in fat (9 g), with (bonus!) a zesty rub that you can also use for other types of fish or chicken.

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Be Wheel Smart: Drive Without Distractions

We are indeed a nation of multitaskers, and we give ourselves pats on the backs for accomplishing so much daily. But while we may pride ourselves on this juggling act, at the office or at home, a key place where it doesn’t work is in the car. There, reaching for that cell phone or balancing a drive-through burger can cost you (or someone else) a life.

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Where There’s Smokeless, There’s Still Fire: Smokeless Tobacco Dangers

The list of diseases resulting from smoking is long and devastating, from COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and emphysema, to lung cancer, and more. Cigarette smoking alone accounts for more than 480,000 deaths per year (about one in five deaths annually), and more than 16 million people live with a smoking-related disease.

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The Grown-Up Lunchbox

A U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report cited that Americans spend over $3,000 each year on eating out, in general. (Spending an average of $10 per out-of-office lunch per work week alone can set you back $2,500 per year!) According to a 2016 study from the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 92 percent of restaurant meals have too many calories.

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Be a Wiser Miser When Couponing

Couponing is attractive when you’re on a budget. But it’s important to only buy what you need, what you can consume, and what you can store without waste to make it worthwhile. There’s no reason to purchase something if it’s not remotely something that you know you’ll use, unless it’s to give something a one-item try via a specific promotion.

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