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10 Healthy Holiday Party Appetizers for Every Diet (and Budget)

By Jess N / November 18, 2022 /

It’s a good idea to have some healthy holidays hors d’oeuvre ideas on hand for vegan, gluten-free, and paleo folks alike.

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10 Recipes Containing Foods That Help Anxiety

By Jess N / October 24, 2022 /

Crunchy, fried snacks and sweet treats might provide a momentary sense of relief from anxiety, but these powerful, whole food ingredients work harder to actually lower your anxiety levels in the long run.

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8 Frozen Foods at Trader Joe’s Nutritionists Love to Buy

By Jess N / September 2, 2022 / Comments Off on 8 Frozen Foods at Trader Joe’s Nutritionists Love to Buy

Even when we’re at our busiest, we do need to eat — and it’s not a great idea to rely on takeout all the time, either for our wallets or our health. One great option is to keep a stock of freezer items that can make an easy, quick meal or snack with less time…

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I Instantly Made Healthier Choices Thanks to This Surprising $20 Purchase

By Jess N / September 1, 2022 / Comments Off on I Instantly Made Healthier Choices Thanks to This Surprising $20 Purchase

In college, I had a distant crush on a mysterious, handsome guy I’d see walking around campus. He always wore a white t-shirt, and he carried one of those nondescript, gallon-sized plastic water jugs everywhere — the kind you buy at the supermarket. I’d never seen anyone do that before, and for some reason, I was…

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Spicy Shrimp Caesar Spinach Salad

8 Healthy Spinach Recipes That Use Up the Whole Bag

By Jess N / September 1, 2022 / Comments Off on 8 Healthy Spinach Recipes That Use Up the Whole Bag

Spinach is fantastic for gut health since it’s full of insoluble fiber — and it contains a wide range of vitamins and minerals, too. It’s famously full of iron, but it’s also jam-packed with antioxidants like lutein and zeaxanthin that can help prevent signs of aging and can even help reverse eye damage. Spinach has also…

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Summer Picnic Chickpea Salad

8 Easy Plant-Based Recipes That Are Packed With Protein

By Jess N / September 1, 2022 / Comments Off on 8 Easy Plant-Based Recipes That Are Packed With Protein

Whenever I tell someone that I’m a lifelong vegetarian, their first question is always, “how do you get enough protein?” I used to find this annoying, but now I use it as a genuine learning opportunity. This line of thinking stems from a common misconception that plant-based recipes are lacking vital protein, but that’s far…

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I Got Sent to the ER for High Blood Pressure — Here’s How I Handled It

By Jess N / August 31, 2022 / Comments Off on I Got Sent to the ER for High Blood Pressure — Here’s How I Handled It

Last fall, I caught some sniffles from my four-year-old daughter, Julia. Catching a cold from a preschooler is basically an annual tradition for parents, but in the era of coronavirus, I knew it was a good idea to get a test just to be safe. So I packed Julia into the car and we stopped…

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Mashed Chickpea Avocado Bagel Toast

8 Bean-Based Recipes & Products Dietitians Recommend for a Fiber and Protein Boost

By Jess N / August 29, 2022 / Comments Off on 8 Bean-Based Recipes & Products Dietitians Recommend for a Fiber and Protein Boost

These recipes were all created by registered dietitians — and are fantastic, easy ways to add more beans into your diet.

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15-Minute Thai Basil Tofu

7 Healthy Dinners That Take 15 Minutes or Less — with No Pre-Cooked Ingredients

By Jess N / August 29, 2022 / Comments Off on 7 Healthy Dinners That Take 15 Minutes or Less — with No Pre-Cooked Ingredients

These recipes are super delicious, balanced, and genuinely take 15 minutes or less from start to finish — no pre-cooked ingredients required.

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We Found a Great Source for Easy, Delicious Kidney-Friendly Recipes 

By Jess N / August 26, 2022 / Comments Off on We Found a Great Source for Easy, Delicious Kidney-Friendly Recipes 

How you eat doesn’t just impact your digestion — it can also seriously impact your kidney health.

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The 8 Best New Low-FODMAP Foods on the Market

The 8 Best New Low-FODMAP Foods on the Market 

By Jess N / August 26, 2022 / Comments Off on The 8 Best New Low-FODMAP Foods on the Market 

As this approach gains popularity as a way to potentially provide some IBS relief, low-FODMAP snacks are gaining momentum too.

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English Muffin Pizzas

7 Easy Recipes That Helped Me Lose 30 Pounds in 6 Months

By Jess N / August 23, 2022 / Comments Off on 7 Easy Recipes That Helped Me Lose 30 Pounds in 6 Months

Before I started my recent weight loss journey, I’d never really looked into nutrition or paid any attention to what kinds of foods and drinks I was putting into my body. But I knew that if I wanted to live a healthier life and feel better (inside and out), I really needed to be conscious…

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7 Strategies That Have Helped Heal My Gut and Manage IBS

By Jess N / August 23, 2022 / Comments Off on 7 Strategies That Have Helped Heal My Gut and Manage IBS

I’ve had digestive issues as far back as I can remember. When I was younger, I wasn’t interested in nutrition at all — my eating philosophy could be easily boiled down to “just eat whatever you’re in the mood for.”

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Losing the “Mom Weight”: Finding a Balance Between Bounce Back Culture and Body Positivity 

By Jess N / August 23, 2022 / Comments Off on Losing the “Mom Weight”: Finding a Balance Between Bounce Back Culture and Body Positivity 

Each of my pregnancies left me with an extra 10 pounds, but losing the weight has felt increasingly difficult — and weirdly politicized.

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3 Ways You Can Genuinely Get Better Sleep

By Jess N / August 22, 2022 / Comments Off on 3 Ways You Can Genuinely Get Better Sleep

We spoke with one of the top sleep medicine physicians in the field to learn a few simple ways we can achieve better sleep. 

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10 Alternative-Crust Pizza Recipes That Are Super Healthy (and Taste Fantastic)

By Jess N / August 22, 2022 / Comments Off on 10 Alternative-Crust Pizza Recipes That Are Super Healthy (and Taste Fantastic)

Pizza is synonymous with fun, but we’re not going to pretend that a classic New York slice is exactly a wholesome entree. Generally made with white flour, that kind of pizza — while extremely tasty — is often topped with processed meats and cheeses. This party staple relies on a scant amount of canned tomatoes…

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Healthy Breakfast Bars With Millet and Oat

9 Homemade Snack Bar Recipes to Get You Through an Afternoon Crash

By Jess N / August 18, 2022 / Comments Off on 9 Homemade Snack Bar Recipes to Get You Through an Afternoon Crash

These homemade snack bars are healthier than prepackaged energy bars, and are filled with whole grains. Many require no baking at all.

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10 Delicious, Healthy Finds from Discount Groceries Aldi and Lidl

By Jess N / August 18, 2022 / Comments Off on 10 Delicious, Healthy Finds from Discount Groceries Aldi and Lidl

Aldi and Lidl are two of the most affordable groceries out there, so we found the highest-quality, healthy finds they both have to offer.

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Is Your Tap Water Safe to Drink? Here’s How to Find Out

By Jess N / August 18, 2022 / Comments Off on Is Your Tap Water Safe to Drink? Here’s How to Find Out

Is your water filter the right one for the issues you have? Find out if tap water is safe to drink and how to fix it if it isn’t.

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You Should Actually *Avoid* “Sugar-Free” and “Fat-Free” Foods When You’re Trying to Lose Weight — Here’s Why

By Jess N / August 16, 2022 / Comments Off on You Should Actually *Avoid* “Sugar-Free” and “Fat-Free” Foods When You’re Trying to Lose Weight — Here’s Why

Fat-free salad dressings and sugar-free brownies may seem like great weight loss tools — but these medical studies beg to differ. Here’s why.

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Yogurt Lamb Curry

9 Recipes That Use Greek Yogurt to Make Delicious, Protein-Rich Meals

By Jess N / August 15, 2022 / Comments Off on 9 Recipes That Use Greek Yogurt to Make Delicious, Protein-Rich Meals

Greek yogurt can make every meal of the day more protein-packed and delicious, from dinner to dessert.

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Healthy, Zero-Prep Products That Make Lunch a Snap — and They’re Available at Most Grocery Stores

By Jess N / August 11, 2022 / Comments Off on Healthy, Zero-Prep Products That Make Lunch a Snap — and They’re Available at Most Grocery Stores

These zero-prep products that are healthy, delicious, and satisfying — and can be picked up at basically any local grocery store.

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The Best High-Fiber Foods to Buy at Costco According to a Dietitian: a collage of high fiber foods

The Best High-Fiber Foods to Buy at Costco, According to a Dietitian

By Jess N / August 11, 2022 / Comments Off on The Best High-Fiber Foods to Buy at Costco, According to a Dietitian

These Costco choices are excellent sources of fiber, meaning they pack a minimum of 5 grams per serving, aka 20% of the recommended daily intake. 

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Peach Burrata Caprese Salad

7 Summer Entertaining Recipes That *Feel* Fancy But Are Actually Super Easy

By Jess N / August 11, 2022 / Comments Off on 7 Summer Entertaining Recipes That *Feel* Fancy But Are Actually Super Easy

These are some of our favorite recipes that look super impressive for summer entertaining, but are actually dead easy to make.

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