fox nut

Is This the Healthiest Nut in the World? Introducing the “Fox Nut”

By Jess N / April 18, 2022 /

Makhana, aka the fox nut, is a nutrient-packed waterlily seed that hails from India. Here’s why they’re amazing — and how to enjoy them.

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broccoli salad

These Make-Ahead Salads Will Make Your Week Easier (and Won’t Get Soggy)

By Jess N / April 18, 2022 /

We’ve rounded up an assortment of vibrant, healthy salads that are all designed to be made in advance — perfect for weekday lunch or barbecues.

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A New Study Shows That This Particular Diet Lowers Diabetes Risk

By Jess N / April 15, 2022 /

New research out of Europe has linked eating these specific foods with a lower risk of developing type-2 diabetes. Here’s how to eat more of them, plus what to avoid.

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trader joe's lunch options

The Best Items to Buy from Trader Joe’s for Really Fast, Low-Lift Lunches, According to Nutritionists 

By Jess N / April 15, 2022 /

If you need a fast, healthy lunch, one great option is stocking up on these quick, easy meal ideas from Trader Joe’s.

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Better Sleep Means Better Wellness — So Are Sleep Aids Actually Good for You? 

By Jess N / April 14, 2022 /

While the occasional restless night won’t derail your pursuit of overall wellness, it doesn’t take long to feel the trickle-down effects of poor sleep. Here’s the full scoop on when it’s okay to use sleep aids.

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The Best Salad Dressings at Whole Foods, According to Nutritionists 

By Jess N / April 14, 2022 /

Unfortunately, sneakily unhealthy salad dressings are everywhere. That’s why we enlisted a few nutritionists to help us find the *truly healthy* options at Whole Foods.

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Carnivore-ish

Beth Lipton, Co-Author of Carnivore-ish, Explains the Benefits of a Meat-Centric Plate (and Shares Three Delicious Recipes)

By Jess N / April 12, 2022 /

Beth Lipton offers her insights on the health benefits of eating meat, and explains the best way to incorporate a carnivore-ish perspective into our diets.

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best tomato sauces

The Healthiest, Best-Tasting Tomato Sauces to Stock Up on at the Grocery Store

By Jess N / April 10, 2022 /

When selecting a jarred tomato sauce for your next meal, there are a few key factors to consider to ensure you’re getting the best quality without a bunch of additives and empty calories.

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Plant-Based Enchiladas

7 Easy Meals That Start With a Jar of This Delicious Plant-Based Alfredo Sauce

By Jess N / April 8, 2022 /

When my now-teenager turned nine years old, they requested homemade fettuccine alfredo for their birthday meal — then asked me why this delicious dish was reserved for birthdays even though it makes everything taste better, even broccoli.

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Lamb Shoulder Chops

12 Passover Recipes For a Healthy and Delicious Seder

By Jess N / April 7, 2022 /

Passover tends to include a lot of sugar- and potato-heavy foods, so we found 12 lighter holiday recipes that are still plenty delicious.

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low-calorie wines: a glass of white wine in a vineyard

These Wine Varietals Are Naturally Lower-Calorie — and Taste Fantastic

By Jess N / April 6, 2022 /

We spoke with the makers of some of the best low-calorie wine brands in the world to discover how these low calorie wine varietals are made.

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Easter Lamb Recipe

12 Healthy, Delicious Easter Dinner Recipes

By Jess N / April 6, 2022 /

Traditional Easter foods can often be on the richer side, but these are great ways to lighten up some of the classics.

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Sustainable Food Packaging Can Reduce Waste by Over 60% — So Consider These Brands

By Jess N / April 5, 2022 /

These brands choose to use packaging that is truly sustainable — which is great because every year, over 60% of the packaging waste in the United States comes from food and food products.

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regenerative meat: lamb chops

The Next Big Food Trend Is Regenerative Meat — Here’s What That Means

By Jess N / April 5, 2022 /

Regenerative meat is a new buzzword — but the practice is actually ancient. Here’s why it’s important for both health and sustainability.

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fresh vegetables on a wood table

5 Easy Ways to Eat More Sustainably at Home

By Jess N / April 4, 2022 /

Sustainability doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult — promise! Here are a few simple ways you can make your food habits a little more sustainable at home.

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vegan items from Trader Joe's

The Top 11 Plant-Based Items at Trader Joe’s Nutritionists *Love*

By Jess N / April 1, 2022 /

We spoke with a few nutritionists who helped us pick the *very best* vegan products at Trader Joe’s items that are equal parts delicious and healthful.

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GREEN CURRY SALMON

11 Quick and Delicious Weeknight Salmon Recipes

By Jess N / March 29, 2022 /

Whether you’re in the mood for curry or pesto, we have a quick weeknight salmon recipe you’re sure to love. 

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no-refined-sugar sweets you can buy on amazon

8 Delicious Sweet Treats You Can Order on Amazon — Made with Zero Refined Sugar

By Jess N / March 28, 2022 /

Fortunately, there are ways to satisfy our sweet tooth without consuming refined sugars, and these are some of our very favorites.

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the best lactose-free milks: a bowl of granola with milk

The Best Lactose-Free Milks You Can Buy — and How They’re Produced

By Jess N / March 26, 2022 /

Lactose-free milks are a relatively new invention in the long history of milk, but one we can really get behind. These are the best-tasting brands on the market.

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Skillet Chicken and Farro with Sundried Tomatoes & Spinach

14 Seriously Flavorful Chicken and Spinach Recipes

By Jess N / March 26, 2022 /

A classic combination in a wide variety of cultures, these chicken and spinach recipes are seriously healthy but don’t sacrifice on flavor.

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newest trader joe's products

Dietitians Weigh in on All of the Newest Products at Trader Joe’s 

By Jess N / March 24, 2022 /

We asked registered dietitians to tell us what they think about some of the newest products at Trader Joe’s.

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Dr. Halland Chen

Dr. Halland Chen, “The Longevity Doctor,” Explains How We Can Live Longer, Healthier Lives

By Jess N / March 24, 2022 /

We got to snag an interview with “The Longevity Doctor,” and he offered the *best* advice on what we can do at home to increase our longevity and what technologies he recommends.

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Fresh salad of lentils, edamame, beets, cherry tomatoes, green leaves and homemade pesto sauce

Want to Live Longer? A New Study Shows These Diet Changes Could Improve Your Lifespan by *Decades* 

By Jess N / March 23, 2022 /

Researchers in a new study looked at two different types of diets (called the “optimal” and “feasible” diets) and found they can potentially extend your lifespan by decades.

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People Live the Longest in These 10 U.S. States — Here’s Why That May Be the Case

By Jess N / March 23, 2022 /

These healthy habits are common among residents of the states with the longest lifespans — you might want to adopt them, too.

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