scallops with edamame

12 Easy, Elegant Dinner Recipes for Valentine’s Day

By Clean Plates / January 30, 2023 /

Enjoy a quiet, relaxed Valentine’s Day with one of these healthy, at-home dinner recipes. (Bonus: you’ll know exactly what’s going into your food.)

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golden milk

This Homemade Golden Milk Is Super Healthy & Easy To Make

By Clean Plates / January 27, 2023 /

Golden milk is a delicious way to enjoy the immunity-boosting, anti-inflammatory effects of turmeric and ginger, and it’s super easy to make fresh at home.

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heart-healthy ingredients in the shape of a heart

We Asked Two Cardiologists for Their Top Heart Health Tips

By Clean Plates / January 24, 2023 /

We interviewed two cardiologists to get their very best tips for improving your heart health (including a surprising tip that has to do with snow).

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Kale, Quinoa & White Bean Soup

10 Plant-Based Soup Recipes We Absolutely Love

By Clean Plates / January 17, 2023 /

Plant-based meals are great for you — and thankfully, some of our favorite, nourishing soups for when the temperatures drop are these plant-based picks.

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A collage of soups

The Ultimate Guide to Healthy Store Bought Soup

By Clean Plates / January 12, 2023 /

How can we tell which soups are the best on the shelf? We tapped our network of nutritionists to get their insight on the healthiest pre-made soups.

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Lemon Rosemary Chicken with Farro

9 Muscle-Building Recipes That Will Boost Your Metabolism

By Clean Plates / January 11, 2023 /

These delicious, protein-rich recipes will help you gain muscle — while feeling satisfied, nourished, and most definitely not deprived.

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trader joe's

The Healthiest Frozen Meals from Trader Joe’s & Whole Foods

By Clean Plates / January 9, 2023 /

We worked with two nutritionists to help us create this list of frozen meals that are *actually* good for you — and tasted each one before it made the list.

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BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potato

8 Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipes Perfect for Busy Weeknights

By Clean Plates / January 5, 2023 /

Stuffed sweet potatoes are a great meal when you’re strapped for time — they’re a healthful, filling base that plays well with a number of flavor profiles.

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Sheet pan chicken thighs with Brussels sprouts

11 Healthy (and Delicious) Chicken Thigh Recipes 

By Clean Plates / January 4, 2023 /

Chicken thighs have gotten a bad rap, but they actually contain more zinc, vitamin B-6, and iron than chicken breasts.

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Our Editors Share Their Favorite Holiday Gift Ideas for This Year

By Clean Plates / November 29, 2022 / Comments Off on Our Editors Share Their Favorite Holiday Gift Ideas for This Year

Stuck on what you should buy the foodie in your life? How about the wellness warrior, or the meal prep magician? Thinking up the perfect gift is half the battle when it comes to holiday shopping — especially when you’re completely out of ideas. But don’t fret; our editors put together a list of our…

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7 Reasons You Feel Tired All the Time, Say Experts

By Clean Plates / November 29, 2022 / Comments Off on 7 Reasons You Feel Tired All the Time, Say Experts

When my left eye recently started twitching, I did what we all do when a strange new ailment strikes — I hit the Internet. A Google search gave me a quick answer; the reason for my randomly spasming eye was apparently due to stress and lack of sleep, which sounded right on both accounts. I…

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Costco Gifts 2021

8 Surprisingly Fancy, Healthy Food Gifts You Can Get at Costco

By Clean Plates / November 23, 2022 /

You can find tasty, tasteful gifts for everyone in your life at Costco — at a great price point, to boot.

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7 Costco Frozen Appetizers For Your Next Holiday Party

By Clean Plates / November 22, 2022 / Comments Off on 7 Costco Frozen Appetizers For Your Next Holiday Party

This time of year — for many — includes gatherings and lots of food. And the cost of our holiday dinners has gone up. That’s why it’s also the best time of year to shop for frozen appetizers you can rely on. They allow you to stock up on supplies that won’t drain your budget…

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We Taste-Tested The Best Brands of Canned Tuna — Here’s Our Favorite

By Clean Plates / November 18, 2022 /

Canned tuna is a great source of protein, but which brands offer the best-tasting, most sustainable, and healthiest choices? We found out.

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One Pan Ginger Chicken Meatballs With Peanut Sauce

7 Savory Peanut Butter Recipes That Will Totally Surprise You

By Clean Plates / November 17, 2022 /

If you’re not cooking savory dishes with peanut butter yet, you’re missing out — it’s perfect in creamy sauces, marinades, dressings, and soups.

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7 Easy Ways To Support All-Day Energy That Top Trainers Actually Use

By Clean Plates / November 14, 2022 /

Imagine this: You wake up feeling actually refreshed, then zip through your entire day without ever coming down with the afternoon slumps.

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Thanksgiving tips

6 Healthy Habits to Keep in Mind for Thanksgiving

By Clean Plates / November 11, 2022 /

Even for the healthiest among us, it’s easy to fall into the anything-goes-during-the-holidays trap. We think the most successful holiday season involves balancing indulgence and enjoyment with keeping up our healthy habits, so we don’t find ourselves on January 1 thinking, “What just happened?”

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fall walk

The One Thing You Should Do for a Healthier Thanksgiving

By Clean Plates / November 7, 2022 /

So. Much. Food. That’s the thing about Thanksgiving, right? I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to think about limiting myself or sacrificing at Thanksgiving—the entire holiday is built around abundance. And yet, I don’t want to feel bloated and gross, either.

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oatmeal with caramelized bananas

7 Creative Oatmeal Toppings To Try if You’re Bored of the Same Bowl

By Clean Plates / November 5, 2022 /

Oats are convenient, inexpensive, and unrelentingly versatile. And just when you think you’ve tested all the oatmeal varieties there are to try, some genius concocts a new and exciting combo — like these seven we’re currently obsessed with.

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I Lost 30+ Pounds and Changed My Diabetes Diagnosis in 3 Months

By Clean Plates / October 15, 2022 / Comments Off on I Lost 30+ Pounds and Changed My Diabetes Diagnosis in 3 Months

After landing my dream job in March 2020, it was time to finally, at age 31, move from my home in New York City and live on my own in Virginia. Little did I know my dream would soon turn into a nightmare of working in health care during a global pandemic. While living alone…

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woman eating seaweed

6 Surprising Ways To Keep Your Metabolism Up as You Age

By Clean Plates / October 13, 2022 /

If you’re anything like us, you love blaming your “slowing metabolism” for keeping you from maintaining your healthiest weight. But as it turns out, your metabolism — aka the complex process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy — is influenced by a wide range of dietary and lifestyle habits.

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crockpot lentil soup in bowls

10 Halloween Dinners To Whip Up Before Trick or Treating

By Clean Plates / October 12, 2022 /

Halloween is a blast, we love it as much as the next person wearing an Elsa costume for the fourth year in the row—but it takes some energy.

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The Special Ingredient in Your Energy Drink (It Isn’t Caffeine)

By Clean Plates / October 12, 2022 /

Drinking an energy drink may improve athletic performance, including coordination, strength, and endurance. And that’s all down to THIS ingredient.

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roasted orange tempeh and asparagus

9 Recipes Featuring Both Prebiotic and Probiotic Ingredients for a Happy Gut

By Clean Plates / October 7, 2022 /

A balanced gut microbiome requires plenty of healthy, happy bacteria. They live within you every day, working hard to keep your body balanced. But it’s easy for things to get out of whack: Taking antibiotics, or eating a diet high in sugar can all wreak havoc on your gut biome. Luckily, it’s not too hard…

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