Summertime is unofficially here, and with it so many fruits and veggies. Here are 5 fruits and veggies that are in season right now — plus how to turn them into something delicious.
These lettuce wraps are part salad, part sandwich, and 100% delicious. Even better? They take less than 30 minutes to make. Summer dinner, done!
New research suggests that even drinking just a glass or two of wine after a long day at work may have an impact on your brain health. Here’s what to know and a few tips for cutting back.
Pasta salad is a classic summertime staple for outdoor barbecues and beach days. If you’re looking for something lighter than the heavy, mayo-rich, refined pasta versions, these 5 recipes are mayo-free and gluten-free.
Frozen cocktails scream summertime almost as much as ice cream. One thing both have in common? They’re often loaded with sugar. The good news is low-sugar versions of your favorite frozen cocktails exist.
Ground chicken is cheap and protein-packed. But, like chicken breasts, it can be kind of blah. Luckily, it’s not hard to amp up the flavor. Need proof? These ground chicken recipes are anything but boring. Even better, they’re all ready in 30-minutes or less.
According to a new study, doing this ONE thing before exercise may boost fat burning — especially if you’re working out in the afternoon.
Your morning meal will either fuel or drain you based on how many nutrients you’re able to get within those few hours after waking up before your day truly begins. A high-protein breakfast can keep you fuller for longer and give your brain a boost.
Who doesn’t love crispy chicken tenders or crunchy fish fingers? Sadly, breading and frying usually isn’t the healthiest option. But, that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice that crispy, crunchy texture. With a bit of creativity, you can find a breading substitute that’s just as satisfying. Here are three to try.
Did you know that eating strategically can help reduce muscle soreness. Certain foods can help relieve aches and pains, while others (namely sugar, alcohol, and processed foods) can increase inflammation and prolong muscle tension. Here’s what to eat when you’re feeling the post-workout burn.
Maybe you pop in all the time, maybe you only go there in a pinch — either way, chances are grabbing coffee from Starbucks is a part of your life. And though you’re probably already avoiding those venti super-sugary specialty drinks (right?!), your go-to Starbucks order might not be as healthy as you think. Read on to find out the “healthy” mistake you might be making.
Affordable and versatile, black beans are a nutrient-dense pantry staple. It is always a good idea to have a can — or three — on hand for quick and easy weeknight meals. Turn them into soups and chilis, use them to add heft to salads, and stuff them in everything from peppers to lettuce-wrap tacos.
It turns out, too little salt can be dangerous, too. How to tell if you’re deficient and what to eat to safely add sodium back into your diet.
Waking up hungry isn’t typically a cause for concern. If you’re fueling your body properly, it’s actually pretty normal to feel a little bit hungry. But, if you’re waking up in the middle of the night or bright and early in the morning with hunger pangs, your body might be trying to tell you something.
You know those nights when you eat a piece of dark chocolate cake or scoop of ice cream for dessert and can’t seem to fall asleep? Or when you eat spicy foods, which can cause indigestion, acid reflux and heartburn and keeps you awake for hours? Well, that’s because what you eat before bed impacts your sleep quality.
When you’re looking to add more grams of protein to your diet, you’re likely to grab protein powders, animal protein, like meat, chicken breast, or fish, and some plant protein alternatives, like tofu or lentils. Yet, some green veggies can actually be a great addition to your diet in terms of meeting your RDA requirements for the day.
Ripe mango is one of the best tropical fruit picks you can enjoy in the summer. Mango flesh is tender and flavorful, and it tastes great in tacos, mango salsa, fruit salad, and more. Plus, it’s high in vitamin A and vitamin C, two nutrients that are great for boosting immunity and protecting skin and eye health.
Classic deviled eggs are delicious. But sometimes you want something a bit lighter than the richness of a mayo-based recipe. When you’re craving something lighter to bring to the BBQ, consider all the clever ways to reinvent deviled eggs with your health in mind.
There’s nothing like Taco Tuesday to help get the week started on a happy note. You can stuff tacos with your favorite protein-packed fillings, like chicken, beef or beans, and pile on the veggies, sauces, cheese, and other toppings to make each bite flavorful and satisfying.
Don’t let kiwi’s rough, fuzzy exterior scare you—it happens to be one of the best sources of vitamin C and fiber you can find. And since it’s packed with vitamin C, it can keep the sniffles away and keep your immune system high, while adding delicious flavor and other nutrients too.
Frozen spinach is packed with essential nutrients like iron, folate, and calcium, making it a healthy addition to anything you’re making — stir-fries, stews, soups, and more.
Waking up to whip up breakfast can be daunting , especially when you’re known to hit the snooze button a couple times before getting out of bed. If you’re someone that considers breakfast an important part of the day then you understand how a good dose of nutrients can power your brain and body to get you going.
Yes, roasted carrots are amazing. But there are so many other ways to cook carrots that are just as delicious: Use them in soups or smoothies, bake them into cakes, bar or cookies, or spiralize them for a fresh take on salad. Here are 7 carrot recipes to get you started.
Mushrooms have a hearty, meaty texture, and that makes them perfect for creating a filling, wholesome meal at the end of the day that will keep hunger at bay throughout the night.
You may already be aware of the health benefits of salmon, primarily that it’s packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which help prevent heart disease, cancer, and stroke, as well as arthritis and memory loss. And recent studies have shown they may alleviate depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. But here’s something you may not know about salmon: It’s both super-versatile and super-easy to cook.
No doubt you’re soaking up every last bit of sun, sand and outdoor fun that summer has to offer, especially now that it’s August. When you finally step back inside, mix up one of these super thirst-quenchers–they’ll cool you off and bring on that second wind, so you can shimmy into a sleeveless dress and head back out.
You go to the grocery store (or farmers market—bonus points), you load up on fresh seasonal vegetables. Maybe you even have a meal plan for what to do with everything. Then, a few days later, you go to grab something and it’s wilted/sprouting/rotten—or, just not the freshest. So aggravating (not to mention expensive). What went wrong?
Let’s say you’re at the office or having drinks with friends, and you eat something garlicky or drink something mouth-staining (cough–red wine–cough cough), but you don’t have a toothbrush handy. No worries: Chew on one of these 6 items to freshen breath, whiten teeth, and get rid of plaque buildup and stains.
Most of us don’t think about our liver much, except as a punchline after a night of too much wine. But detoxing is a hot topic, and the two go hand in hand.
Healthy hair and nails are definitely on our short list of #beautygoals, especially this time of year. And although using the quality beauty products is a super-important step, what you eat can be just as important. Here are 5 nutrients to put on your plate to make you even more beautiful.
You don’t have to work hard to get us to sip a cold-brew coffee, especially on a hot day. And now that we know coffee can be good for you and there are more times of day that caffeine can be beneficial, we’re all about adding it to meals, snacks and treats all day long.
We’ve all been there—forgetting keys, a deadline, a friend’s birthday. Even with all the calendar apps and other tools available, it’s hard to remember everything. Luckily, there are some foods that can boost your brain function and improve your memory, so you can feel more alert and on top of things.