Beth Lipton is a New York City-based recipe developer and food/wellness writer. She is the co-creator of the Clean Plates Approach, an 8-week program designed to free you from dieting and put you on the path to optimal health.

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    10 Better-for-You Candies to Keep You Out of Your Kids’ Halloween Stash

    By Beth Lipton / October 11, 2021 /

    If you simultaneously love Halloween (the costumes!) and dread the influx of candy into your home (the empty calories!), we feel you. Even if you don’t have much trouble resisting sweets most of the time, it’s so much harder when your kids have those plastic pumpkins brimming with candy, you have a gigantic half-bag of…

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    The Healthy Snack I Always, *Always* Have With Me

    By Beth Lipton / September 22, 2021 /

    The perfect snack is portable (because snack emergencies are definitely a thing) and protein-rich. It should also be healthy, with high-quality, recognizable ingredients and little or no sugar. And, of course, it has to be delicious. Here’s the one that checks all the boxes.

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    What’s the Difference Between Prebiotics and Probiotics?

    By Beth Lipton / September 13, 2021 /

    It seems strange to think of a time when we didn’t talk about our microbiome. We now know that the trillions of microscopic organisms living in our digestive tract are central to our health.

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    Air Fryer Wings with Probiotic Ranch Dip

    By Beth Lipton / September 13, 2021 /

    Chicken wings—if there’s a more classic watching-the-game food, we don’t know what it is. It’s hard not to love them, with their crispy skin, rich taste and, of course, the must-have ranch dressing to dip them into.

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    7 Products That Will Make Your Next Whole30 Easier (And Tastier!)

    By Beth Lipton / September 10, 2021 /

    The Whole30: Maybe you go for it annually after the holidays. Maybe you use it to reset whenever your digestive health feels off. Maybe you’ve just been hearing about it for ages and decided it’s finally time to try it out. Whatever brings you to trying Whole30, these are the basics: you eliminate potential irritants…

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    Chocolate-Raspberry Collagen Muffins with Coconut Butter Drizzle

    By Beth Lipton / September 1, 2021 /

    The dream: a rich, chocolatey, cupcake-y muffin that isn’t just “not bad” for your health, it’s actually good for you.

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    This Is the Best (Totally Edible) Pre-Made Cookie Dough

    By Beth Lipton / August 30, 2021 /

    It comes in those familiar rolls, in classic chocolate chip flavor as well as double chocolate. And they’re both amazing.

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    5 Healthy Snacks Kids Can Make for Themselves

    By Beth Lipton / August 10, 2021 /

    When it comes to snacks, we want our kids eating something healthy and nourishing; they want something tasty and fun. These snacks are both — and simple enough for kids to make themselves.

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    5 Things Women Should Know About Ashwagandha

    By Beth Lipton / July 26, 2021 /

    Used in Aryuvedic medicine for centuries, ashwagandha is a relative new comer to the western wellness scene. But it’s making up for lost time: These days, no adaptogen is more popular. But what is it, what is it good for, and should you take it? Here’s what you need to know.

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    This One Ingredient Will Make Your Burgers So Much Better

    By Beth Lipton / July 21, 2021 /

    There is one “secret,” hiding in plain sight, that will make a huge difference. 

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    I’m Super-Picky About Bottled Salad Dressings — But I Love These

    By Beth Lipton / July 20, 2021 /

    Whether you’re doing Whole30 or not, these healthy bottled salad dressings make for fast, easy, and delicious weeknight meals. 

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    Frozen Burger Patties Are Your New Weeknight Dinner Hero

    By Beth Lipton / June 23, 2021 /

    Allow us to introduce you to your new BFF: frozen grass-fed burger patties. They are becoming more and more of a thing and we are here for it. Here’s what to know, how to cook them, and our favorite brands.

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    10 Crispy Wing Recipes for All Your Summer Parties

    By Beth Lipton / June 23, 2021 /

    Chicken wings don’t have to be deep-friend to be delicious. We found 10 healthier recipes that are super-simple, super-tasty, and super-crispy.

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    10 Meat-Free Grilling Recipes We’re Seriously Swooning Over

    By Beth Lipton / June 22, 2021 /

    Burgers and hot dogs are great on the grill, but vegetables enjoy just as prominent a place on our grates. Whether you’re a full-time vegetarian or just looking for summer grilling inspiration, here are some meat-free grilling recipes to light your fire.

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    Healthy Hot Dogs Exist (and We Found the Best Ones)

    By Beth Lipton / June 9, 2021 /

    With spring fully sprung and cookout season upon us, we tested out several brands of hot dogs to bring you the healthiest, tastiest ones.

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    3 Foolproof Ways to Cook Hot Dogs

    By Beth Lipton / June 9, 2021 /

    A really good hot dog—meaty, juicy, flavorful, with a hearty snap when you bite into it—is summer in a bun. Luckily, there’s more than one way to get it right. Here are three ways to cook hot dogs that will yield delicious results every time. 

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    How to Add Turmeric to Your Diet (and Why You Should)

    By Beth Lipton / June 4, 2021 /

    It’s safe to say that turmeric has been (and still is) having a moment. If you’ve been wondering what all the hype is about, here’s what you need to know about the health benefits of turmeric — and how to get more of it into your diet.

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    Found: The Best Places to Buy High-Quality BBQ Meat Online

    By Beth Lipton / May 25, 2021 /

    Aside from the obvious convenience, online meat shopping means access to meat from smaller, more sustainable farms and to cuts that may not be readily available in your area. We’ve rounded up our favorites places to shop for meat online — just in time for summer.

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    These Healthy Chocolate Bars Are Really *Really* Good

    By Beth Lipton / May 25, 2021 /

    Because chocolate is, ahem, a health food, and I write about healthy food, I make it my business to try all the chocolate, so I can report back to you what’s good. (You’re welcome.) And these new healthy chocolate bars are really, really good.

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    10 Healthy & Satisfying Steak Salads

    By Beth Lipton / May 12, 2021 /

    Salad can be hearty and loaded with varying textures and flavors, and it can leave you sated and happy—especially if it’s got a well-cooked steak on top.

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    Quick & Easy Appetizers for Last-Minute Get-Togethers

    By Beth Lipton / May 6, 2021 /

    These easy appetizers and finger foods call for just a few ingredients and take 10 minutes to throw together, making them perfect for impromptu gatherings.

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    3 Low-Sugar Ketchups That Actually Taste Good

    By Beth Lipton / April 20, 2021 /

    Ketchup: It’s hard to imagine summer without it. But many of the packaged brands we know and (let’s be honest) love the taste of are laden with sugar and other additives. No, thanks.

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    When to Take Your Healthy Habits on the Road (and When Not To)

    By Beth Lipton / April 11, 2021 /

    Have you started to, oh-so-tentatively, think about travel again? Us, too. And it’s exciting! And maybe also a tiny bit overwhelming? Here are 3 healthy travel tips that will help you maintain your sanity and have as much fun as possible.

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    The Best-Tasting Low-Carb Breads

    By Beth Lipton / March 14, 2021 /

    One thing most low carb breads have in common? They tend to be pricier than traditional loaves. We put several brands to the test: We toasted them, we made sandwiches, we fried up eggs in a hole, and more to bring you the brands most worthy of your hard-earned dough.

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