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These Smart Food Combinations Help Maximize Nutrition

By Beth Lipton / August 29, 2019 /

Bella and Edward, Harry and Sally, Romeo and Juliet—some things just go together. The same is true for foods.

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How to Feel Better When You Skipped the Gym For a Week

By Beth Lipton / July 21, 2019 /

Maybe you were on vacation, maybe you had a big deadline, a work trip, a sick child. Maybe you just couldn’t get yourself to the gym. It happens. Here’s solid expert advice for what to do now.

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Deviled eggs

Only Have 5 Minutes for Breakfast? Here’s What to Eat

By Beth Lipton / June 27, 2019 /

Are your mornings as hectic as ours? We bet they are — and since you can’t decide to not get dressed or brush your teeth, often when something has to go, it’s breakfast.

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Pantry essentials

10 Things I Always Keep In My Kitchen For Healthy Dinners

By Beth Lipton / June 23, 2019 /

There are a few non-negotiables in my kitchen at all times to make sure I can put together a healthy meal, quickly and without hassle. Some you might expect; others are little less typical. Hint: Pre-peeled garlic is one of them.

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Panera Bread

How to Order Healthier at Panera Bread

By Beth Lipton / May 24, 2019 /

Panera Bread—so often the solution whether you’re looking for a quick breakfast on the go or a lunchtime option that has something for everyone. Now, don’t think just because they have “bread” in the name you won’t be able to make healthy choices. We asked experts for their tips on how to order like a champ.

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How to Bring the Yoga Retreat Experience Home with You

By Beth Lipton / May 22, 2019 /

Picture this: You’re at the gorgeous, serene Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in the Berkshires. You’re doing yoga. You’re meditating. You’re getting ayurvedic massages. And, of course, you’re eating amazing, nourishing spa food. You feel peaceful and powerful.

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Healthy habits

We Don’t Ask Ourselves This Question About Healthy Habits Enough

By Beth Lipton / May 20, 2019 /

We ask ourselves tons of questions about how to support our health every day. What should I eat for breakfast? Should I go to yoga or boot camp? Should I try a meditation app?

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High-Potassium Foods That Aren’t Bananas

By Beth Lipton / May 15, 2019 /

Pop quiz: When we say potassium, you say… We’re guessing “bananas.” And yes, bananas are a great source. But not the only one.

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Routine vs. practice

Routine vs. Practice: What’s the Difference?

By Beth Lipton / May 6, 2019 /

Stripped down to the most basic difference, a routine is something you do because the act of doing it is good for you or preventative of something bad for you.

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A Psychologist Explains How to Deal When the News Feels Overwhelming

By Beth Lipton / May 3, 2019 /

We try to stay positive and see the good in the world, we really do. But sometimes it feels like tragedies pile up, like there’s just so much bad news all the time. Then, when an especially big thing happens, it’s too much.

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Frozen broccoli soup

What’s Missing from Your Healthy Meals? A Cookbook Author Reveals the Secret

By Beth Lipton / May 1, 2019 /

There are roughly a zillion healthy cookbooks hitting the market every day, and it’s part of our job at Clean Plates to sift through them and bring you some of the best.

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Streamline your morning

5 Grab-and-Go Breakfasts to Streamline Your Morning

By Beth Lipton / March 29, 2019 /

We’ll be the first to admit that some mornings are insane. From the second your alarm goes off, it’s game on. Work out, shower, figure out what to wear—and multiply that by 100 if you have to get kids out the door. No wonder feeding yourself something healthy and delicious often falls by the wayside.

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Paleo meals

5 Make-Ahead Paleo Meals to Kill the #SadDeskLunch

By Beth Lipton / March 27, 2019 /

Weekday lunches can be such a hassle. Whether you rush to throw things together in the morning, you get through a plate of last night’s leftovers, or you spend your hard-earned cash on takeout that always seems to disappoint, the midday meal is never as healthy, tasty, or enjoyable as we want it to be.

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Mac and cheese

How to Have Mac and Cheese and Still Feel Amazing

By Beth Lipton / February 21, 2019 /

Mac and cheese: The ultimate comfort food. If we were playing Family Feud right now, and the clue was “comfort foods,” mac and cheese would absolutely be in the top 3, probably no. 1.

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Lessons about healthy eating

5 Lessons About Healthy Eating That I Want Everyone to Know

By Beth Lipton / February 11, 2019 /

When it comes to our relationship to food, the status is: It’s complicated. Food can be nourishing, comforting, energizing, an expression of love, a way to gather loved ones together. It can also be the source of anxiety, stress, and self-hatred.

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Base Culture blondies

The Top Healthy New Food Products You Need to Know About

By Beth Lipton / October 17, 2018 /

Imagine a massive convention center filled with booth after booth of healthy products, milling around with fellow health-obsessed people, tasting, trying, and generally geeking out over wellness.

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low sugar granolas

Our Favorite Low Sugar Granolas You Can Buy at the Supermarket

By Beth Lipton / February 5, 2018 /

Granola is one of those foods that seems healthy, but often isn’t. Store-bought granolas tend to be loaded with sugar and seriously lacking in other nutrients. Luckily, there are some great-tasting low sugar granolas out there. Grab a spoon and read on.

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Grownup ice pops

Chill Out with Frosty Grownup Ice Pops

By Beth Lipton / August 10, 2017 /

Remember being a kid, and having those long, hot days at camp, when you got a sweet, drippy ice pop to help you cool off? You’re about to enjoy that feeling again—minus the excess sugar, artificial dye that turned your mouth purple (fun as a kid, not cute as an adult), and sickly sweet flavor.

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Chocolate with Benefits

By Beth Lipton / December 12, 2016 /

Some crafty food artisans have infused healthy dark chocolate with turmeric, coconut, reishi, maca and other superfoods. Discover which ones, and how to get them.

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Fermented Juice Is A Thing Now

By Beth Lipton / August 18, 2016 /

It seems like not so long ago that if someone suggested you drink kale juice, you would have wrinkled up your nose and said, “Eeew, really?”

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nuts and seeds

7 Ways to Eat More Nuts (and Why You Should)

By Beth Lipton / February 1, 2016 /

Nuts make a great snack on their own, of course, but here are some other tasty ways to add them to your diet. Spoiler: Recipe for no-bake “brownie bites” inside.

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