A collage of soups

The Clean Plates Guide to Healthy Store-Bought Soup

By Jess N / January 6, 2022 /

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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10 Healthful Chicken Soups from Around the World

By Jess N / January 5, 2022 /

We’re celebrating some excellent chicken soup recipes from across the world that showcase how a simple base can be used to create a seriously impressive diversity of flavors.

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original collage by Lindsey Engelken for Clean Plates

The Unexpected Side Effects of Relative Choices

By Jess N / January 4, 2022 /

After quitting drinking, author and comedian Sharon Spell lost 50 pounds — but that was just the start of her weight loss journey.

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white foods

The Health Benefits of White Vegetables

By Jess N / January 4, 2022 /

White vegetables have a whole lot to offer nutritionally. We’re sharing the most nutritious ones you can find — plus what they can do for your body.

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Masala Vegan Tofu Scramble

10 Easy Keto Breakfast Ideas (That Aren’t Just Bacon and Eggs)

By Jess N / January 3, 2022 /

Coming up with keto breakfast ideas can be challenging. Sure, there’s always bacon and eggs — but here’s some more fun variety.

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sugar drawn in a skull

5 Reasons You Absolutely Need to Eat Less Sugar

By Jess N / January 3, 2022 /

If you crave sweet treats on a regular basis, you’re not alone — and there’s a neurochemical reason behind your desires. But this habit-forming substance is seriously bad for you.

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Mediterranean-Style Baked Cod

8 Delicious, Metabolism-Boosting Mediterranean Diet Recipes

By Jess N / January 3, 2022 /

High-quality olive oil, fresh produce, whole grains, flaky fish… what’s not to love? These metabolism-boosting Mediterranean recipes are the perfect way to start the year on a healthy note.

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woman working out with her dog

Trainers Share Their Top Tips for Getting Fit in Just 20 Minutes a Day

By Jess N / December 30, 2021 /

Two certified fitness trainers explain why 20 minutes a day is sufficient for helping you reach your fitness goals, and share their top tips.

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Korean pickles

8 Honest, Actually Doable Health Tips from the Clean Plates Team

By Jess N / December 28, 2021 /

Our team shares their best healthy lifestyle tips (that we *actually* use in our everyday lives) to stay strong, eat well, and feel our best.

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Thinking About a Major Career Shift in the New Year? Here Are 5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Quit My 9-5

By Jess N / December 27, 2021 /

Here are the best pieces of advice I wish I knew before I quit my job and started out on my own as an entrepreneur.

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chicken with kale and avocado

Last Year, I Tried a Mostly-Kinda-Keto Diet — and It Totally Worked

By Jess N / December 27, 2021 /

I tried a keto-ish diet (with no grains, legumes, or sugar) and found that by keeping it flexible, I continue to actually stick to it. And I feel *amazing* on it, too.

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5 Ways to Crush Your 2022 Money Goals

By Jess N / December 27, 2021 /

A financial planner offers her favorite simple, money-saving techniques to help you start the New Year on the right path. 

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liver-healing foods: brazil nuts

Give Your Liver Some Love with These Healthy Foods

By Jess N / December 27, 2021 /

These liver-healing foods can help you detox after a night of drinking — but are even more effective when enjoyed on a regular basis.

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healthy dinner being passed along a table

Dietitians and Nutritionists Tell Us Their 12 Healthiest Weight Loss Strategies

By Jess N / December 27, 2021 /

A good weight loss plan is about increased wellness and better health — not self-deprivation. We spoke to four nutrition experts on the most successful approach.

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Lower-Carb Mulligatawny Soup

10 Soups That Support Healthy Weight Loss (and Not One of Them Is Cabbage)

By Jess N / December 27, 2021 /

These delicious soups are all relatively low in calories while being high in both protein and fiber, which can boost your metabolism and promote satiety.

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man eating a salad with chicken on it

Learning to Eat Intuitively Is a Great New Year’s Resolution

By Jess N / December 27, 2021 /

Intuitive eating encourages you to make food choices that honor your health and taste buds — oh, and it’s totally free to try.

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two people drinking juice at a table

An MD’s Guide to Resetting Your Body After the Holidays

By Jess N / December 22, 2021 /

My advice as a physician is to not go into New Year’s resolutions blindly, expecting things to miraculously fall into place. Instead, make a plan.

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Gluten-Free Quinoa Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Syrup

Gluten-Free Quinoa Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Syrup

By Jess N / December 21, 2021 /

These gluten-free pancakes are impossibly fluffy and have that added boost of quinoa for extra fiber and protein to power you through the morning.

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A woman sitting in a cafe organizing on her laptop and with her planner

Want a More Organized Life in 2022? Here’s a Pro’s Best Advice

By Jess N / December 20, 2021 /

A professional organizer offers her best advice for getting off the Hot Mess Express and experiencing a more organized life. 

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Plant-Based Banana Baked Oatmeal

8 Healthy Breakfast Ideas for a Crowd

By Jess N / December 20, 2021 /

These healthy, filling, and — most importantly — delicious breakfast recipes for a crowd are easy to master, and bound to wow your guests. 

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happy family around holiday table

5 Ways to Gift Yourself a Happier (and Healthier) Holiday Season

By Jess N / December 15, 2021 /

For as much fun as the holiday season can be — with all the gifts, gatherings, and gustatory delights — it’s often regarded as one of the most challenging.

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Gravlax

Reconnecting with My Heritage through Gravlax, a Nordic Salt-Cured Salmon

By Jess N / December 15, 2021 /

Gravlax requires just a few ingredients: fish, salt, sugar, pepper, and dill. And this delicious recipe helps me feel connected to my Nordic heritage.

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Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin

12 Air Fryer Recipes That Make Holiday Cooking Easier and Healthier

By Jess N / December 13, 2021 /

An air fryer can make holiday cooking simpler, faster, more flavorful — and healthier. Here are some of our favorite recipes.

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you got this sign

Try This 30-Second Centering Technique — Just in Time for Holiday Stress Freak-outs

By Jess N / December 13, 2021 /

You can actually reroute your brain to stop thinking negatively about yourself. Here’s how you can do it. (Bonus: it works *really* fast.)

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