Roasted vegetable salad with chickpeas

8 Winter Mediterranean Diet Recipes for Longevity

By Beth Lipton / January 16, 2024 / Comments Off on 8 Winter Mediterranean Diet Recipes for Longevity

When we think of the Mediterranean, images of sun-soaked landscapes and warm weather come to mind. But even in the cold winter months, we can indulge in the vibrant and healthful flavors of the Mediterranean diet – and reap the benefits, which include disease fighting and longevity, including better quality of life. Delicious food and…

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Chicken Chili Verde

7 Slow-Cooker Chicken Thigh Recipes for Easier Weeknight Meals

By Beth Lipton / January 15, 2024 / Comments Off on 7 Slow-Cooker Chicken Thigh Recipes for Easier Weeknight Meals

If you have a slow cooker, you know what a kitchen superhero it is, transforming simple ingredients into delicious, wholesome meals – just what we need on busy weeknights. And when it comes to versatility, chicken thighs take the crown — they’re affordable, tender, and so adaptable to various flavors. Take the stress out of…

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Sushi Bake

I Tried TikTok’s Viral Sushi Bake and It’s Delicious (and Cheaper Than Takeout)

By Beth Lipton / January 15, 2024 / Comments Off on I Tried TikTok’s Viral Sushi Bake and It’s Delicious (and Cheaper Than Takeout)

The words “sushi” and “bake” would seem to contradict each other, since most sushi we see in restaurants is uncooked (except for the rice, of course). That didn’t stop “sushi bake” from going viral on TikTok, however. This dish, a simple casserole made from salmon, imitation crab, and rice, serves up familiar sushi flavors, no…

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Coconut Curry Chicken Soup

7 Cozy Takes on Chicken Soup

By Beth Lipton / January 14, 2024 / Comments Off on 7 Cozy Takes on Chicken Soup

“Cozy” and “chicken soup” just seem to go together; it’s definitely high on the list of ultimate comfort foods. And there’s no better time to sink into chicken soup’s warm embrace than the chilly winter months.  Though we love a classic chicken soup, it’s also fun to explore all the ways different cuisines around the…

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Cauliflower-carrot protein balls

6 Ways to Use Up That Bag of Frozen Cauliflower

By Beth Lipton / January 12, 2024 / Comments Off on 6 Ways to Use Up That Bag of Frozen Cauliflower

For a while there, it seemed like cauliflower could be anything: Rice, gnocchi, wings, pizza. If you stocked up on frozen cauliflower when it was super-trendy and still have a bag lurking in your freezer, we’ve got you. Here are some fun, creative, delicious and healthy ways to use it up.  Related: Sign up to…

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healthy candy options

10 Healthy Candy Options for Your Sweet Tooth This Halloween

By Beth Lipton / October 2, 2023 /

There’s something nostalgic about eating candy around Halloween that brings us right back to the fun of getting dressed up and running around the neighborhood, knocking on doors with your friends. So of course, when your kids come home with those plastic pumpkins brimming with candy, it can certainly be challenging to not dig in…

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baked sweet potato with a dollop of greek yogurt and microgreens

5 High-Potassium Foods That Aren’t Bananas

By Beth Lipton / August 8, 2023 /

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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gourmet healthy hot dogs on a cutting board

We Did a Massive Taste-Test and Found the Best Healthy Hot Dogs

By Beth Lipton / May 18, 2023 /

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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healthier 2021

25 Tiny Changes You Can Actually Commit to for a Healthier New Year

By Beth Lipton / December 19, 2022 /

The secret to a healthier 2022? Skip the big resolutions in favor of small changes that yield big gains. Here are 25 tiny ideas.

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Paleovalley beef sticks

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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prebiotics vs. probiotics

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

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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Aura Bora Herbal Sparkling Water

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 collagen muffins

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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cookie dough

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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snacks kids can make

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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ashwagandha

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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best burgers

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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healthy fats

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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burger patties

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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Cilantro Lime Chicken Wings

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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grilling recipes

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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air fryer hot dogs

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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health benefits of turmeric

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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