Food combining: turmeric and black pepper

Food Combining: Does It Work? Nutritionists Give Us the Real Answers

By Jess N / January 10, 2022 /

Food combining is based on the belief that certain foods pair well and others do not. We break down what’s true and what isn’t.

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What Is The Best Drink to Lower Cholesterol? kefir smoothie with blueberries

What Is the Best Drink to Lower Cholesterol? We Asked Experts to Find Out

By Jess N / January 10, 2022 /

Dietary changes can help reduce high cholesterol. Here, experts explain the best drink to lower your cholesterol — which might surprise you.

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postbiotics foods

The Ultimate Guide to Postbiotics (Which You Need Just as Much as Probiotics)

By Jess N / January 7, 2022 /

You know about probiotics and prebiotics, but what are postbiotics? We interview experts in nutrition for info on this important player in gut health.

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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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A young female entrepreneur on the phone

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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A couple discussing their financials

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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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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sesame milk

Sesame Milk: How Does the New Alt Milk on the Scene Stack Up Against the Competition? 

By Jess N / December 13, 2021 /

We honestly reviewed Hope & Sesame’s Organic Unsweetened Sesame Milk, which is tree nut-free and high protein — but does it taste good?

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mom daughter hands cooking

A Mom and Daughter Cook: Working Together on Plant-Based Versions of Holiday Classics

By Jess N / December 13, 2021 /

When my daughter decided to go vegan, we had to put our heads together to come up with plant-based versions of her favorite holiday recipes.

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