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The Best Healthy Habits For Your Brain, Say Neuroscientists

By Rebecca Strong / May 1, 2024 / Comments Off on The Best Healthy Habits For Your Brain, Say Neuroscientists

Scientists used to believe that we mentally peak in our early 20s and then begin a gradual decline after middle age. The good news is, although your risk of cognitive decline and neurodegenerative diseases increases as you get older, you’re not powerless. Adopting certain healthy habits for your brain can have a huge impact, slowing down…

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8 Healthy & Easy Vegetarian Sheet Pan Dinner Recipes

By Rebecca Strong / March 8, 2024 / Comments Off on 8 Healthy & Easy Vegetarian Sheet Pan Dinner Recipes

When it comes to hassle-free cooking on hectic weeknights, you can’t beat a sheet pan dinner. Not only does throwing a bunch of ingredients onto a pan and leaving it in the oven take minimal effort, but the clean-up process couldn’t be simpler since you aren’t using a zillion pots and skillets. Plus, it’s easy…

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13 Healthy Frozen Desserts to Buy to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

By Rebecca Strong / March 5, 2024 /

We shopped around and found a whole bunch of better-for-you-but-still-tasty frozen desserts you can feel good about eating any time of day, even breakfast.

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I’m a Nutritionist & I Always Keep These 5 Frozen Foods Handy

By Rebecca Strong / February 5, 2024 / Comments Off on I’m a Nutritionist & I Always Keep These 5 Frozen Foods Handy

There’s no denying that home-cooked meals are typically much healthier than take-out. But if you have a busy lifestyle, grocery shopping, meal planning, and cooking can feel like overwhelming tasks. Fortunately, you can streamline thanks to nutritious frozen foods. Freezer foods can make prepping meals a cinch, and since they keep for much longer than…

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I Tried The Viral TikTok ‘Baked Salad’ & It’s Peak Winter Comfort Food

By Rebecca Strong / January 14, 2024 / Comments Off on I Tried The Viral TikTok ‘Baked Salad’ & It’s Peak Winter Comfort Food

As the temperatures drop, many of us naturally start seeking out heartier meals — trading summer’s light, refreshing salads for thick, hearty stews and pasta dishes. But what if I told you that your salads can be just as comforting? The trick, according to popular TikTok recipe developer and blogger Justine Doiron, is to throw…

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7 Slow Cooker Pasta Recipes That Are Simple and Satiating

By Rebecca Strong / December 23, 2023 / Comments Off on 7 Slow Cooker Pasta Recipes That Are Simple and Satiating

When it comes to easy weeknight meals, you can’t beat pasta — toss it in a pot with boiling water and you have a hearty, satisfying dinner in minutes. But if you’re looking to level up those pasta dishes, bust out the crockpot. There are countless set-and-forget slow cooker pasta recipes that are just as…

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I Tried Making the Viral TikTok Carrot Bacon — Here Are My Honest Thoughts

By Rebecca Strong / December 18, 2023 / Comments Off on I Tried Making the Viral TikTok Carrot Bacon — Here Are My Honest Thoughts

Ask anyone who’s recently converted to vegetarianism or veganism that food they miss most, and many will say bacon. Is it any surprise? Even just a modest sprinkle can elevate an omelet, soup, salad, or sandwich — and you can smell it cooking from a mile away. While I’ve long been on a quest for…

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This Healthy Baked Chicken Parm Recipe Is One of My Weekly Go-to Dinners

By Rebecca Strong / December 7, 2023 / Comments Off on This Healthy Baked Chicken Parm Recipe Is One of My Weekly Go-to Dinners

Is there any meal more comforting than chicken parmesan? I think not. Smothering chicken in breadcrumbs, savory marinara, and ooey-gooey cheese makes for a satisfying dinner — particularly on a chilly fall or winter night. But since this recipe traditionally calls for breaded chicken that’s fried in oil, I’ve long been on a quest for…

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I Tried TikTok’s Viral Blended Baked Oats and I’m Never Making Oatmeal Any Other Way

By Rebecca Strong / November 21, 2023 / Comments Off on I Tried TikTok’s Viral Blended Baked Oats and I’m Never Making Oatmeal Any Other Way

From feta eggs to cloud bread, TikTok is brimming with fun recipes to try—some of which have become staples in my household. So, when I saw blended baked oatmeal going viral on the platform, I knew I had to give it a try. After all, influencers insist that this version of oats yields a more…

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6 Low-Carb Casseroles Perfect for Cozy Winter Meals

By Rebecca Strong / November 13, 2023 / Comments Off on 6 Low-Carb Casseroles Perfect for Cozy Winter Meals

‘Tis the season for stuffing, sweet potatoes, and squash — which, if you’re on a keto or paleo diet, or just trying to watch your carb intake, can present quite a conundrum. The good news? Comfort food doesn’t have to be loaded with carbohydrates. In fact, we’ve rounded up a bunch of low-carb casseroles that…

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10 Nifty Tricks to Slash Your Grocery Bill in Half, Say Experts

By Rebecca Strong / October 18, 2023 / Comments Off on 10 Nifty Tricks to Slash Your Grocery Bill in Half, Say Experts

With grocery prices on the rise (thanks, inflation), shoppers are having to become a little savvier in order to stay within their budgets. In fact, according to a 2022 survey, 76% of Americans say their family has changed how they buy food, 66% are more mindful of their spending on groceries, and 43% seek out…

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salmon fillets with lemon wedges and asparagus

The Best 8 Foods to Reduce Inflammation, Say Experts

By Rebecca Strong / October 16, 2023 / Comments Off on The Best 8 Foods to Reduce Inflammation, Say Experts

Inflammation is part of your immune system’s natural response to an injury or infection. While this response can help your body heal and repair itself, chronic inflammation — which sticks around far after the threat or foreign invader is gone — can lead to a range of diseases, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, asthma,…

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7 Trader Joe’s Dinners Perfect for Diabetics

By Rebecca Strong / October 11, 2023 / Comments Off on 7 Trader Joe’s Dinners Perfect for Diabetics

If you have diabetes, you probably know that what you eat, how much you eat, and when you eat are some of the most important factors for keeping your blood sugar levels within the target range. And while you may not realize it, your local Trader Joe’s is stocked full of frozen and prepared dinners…

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7 Cannabis Mocktail Recipes For a Zero-Proof Buzz

By Rebecca Strong / October 11, 2023 / Comments Off on 7 Cannabis Mocktail Recipes For a Zero-Proof Buzz

Whatever your reasoning for giving up or cutting down on alcohol, we bear good news: there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy a tasty beverage while socializing with friends at a backyard barbecue, or while having an at-home date night with your partner. Cannabis mocktails present a perfect alternative — they offer a subtle buzz…

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How I Deal With Triggers After Recovering From an Eating Disorder

By Rebecca Strong / September 2, 2023 / Comments Off on How I Deal With Triggers After Recovering From an Eating Disorder

Two months ago, I ran into an acquaintance’s mom, who I hadn’t seen in about a year. “Wow, you look so great, so much thinner!” she said. To the right person, under the right circumstances, maybe this would be taken as a compliment. To me—someone who spent years working to overcome an eating disorder and…

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8 Best Frozen Meals at Target To Keep On Hand for Busy Nights

By Rebecca Strong / August 31, 2023 / Comments Off on 8 Best Frozen Meals at Target To Keep On Hand for Busy Nights

Target may already be your go-to destination for cute, affordable clothes and trendy housewares, but have you checked out their frozen food section? This oft-overlooked part of the store is brimming with healthy meals that can be heated up in a cinch — perfect for those long workdays when you just don’t have the energy…

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10 Easy Ways to Sneak More Protein Into Your Breakfast, Say RDs

By Rebecca Strong / August 6, 2023 / Comments Off on 10 Easy Ways to Sneak More Protein Into Your Breakfast, Say RDs

Whether you just started the keto diet, you’re trying to build muscle, or you’re finding it hard to stay satiated after meals, you may be looking for ways to up your protein intake. The best place to start? With your first meal of the day. Fortunately, there are lots of easy ways to get more…

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Is Soy Milk Healthy? We Asked Experts To Weigh In

By Rebecca Strong / July 24, 2023 / Comments Off on Is Soy Milk Healthy? We Asked Experts To Weigh In

While soy milk has actually been around for centuries, it didn’t become popular — at least in the U.S. — until a wealth of research emerged in the ‘80s and ‘90s shedding light on its potential to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Although many studies have pointed to the health benefits of soy milk,…

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I Swapped Alcohol for Cannabis Beverages — Here’s What I Noticed

By Rebecca Strong / July 22, 2023 / Comments Off on I Swapped Alcohol for Cannabis Beverages — Here’s What I Noticed

If I had to sum up my drinking habits over the last few years, the word I’d use to describe them is “problematic-ish.” They weren’t taking a noticeably negative toll on my work, relationships, or health, but I couldn’t help wondering, “When did I start ending almost every workday with a glass of wine or…

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turkey burgers with kale topping and healthy chips

7 Healthy Trader Joe’s Foods You Can Pop in the Air Fryer

By Rebecca Strong / July 6, 2023 / Comments Off on 7 Healthy Trader Joe’s Foods You Can Pop in the Air Fryer

More and more people are relying on their air fryers nowadays — and it’s no surprise. This handy little appliance achieves crispier results with significantly less need for oil and preheats in just a few minutes — not to mention, it sure beats heating up your whole kitchen with a conventional oven during the sweltering…

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8 Summer Mocktails When You Don’t Feel Like Drinking

By Rebecca Strong / June 17, 2023 / Comments Off on 8 Summer Mocktails When You Don’t Feel Like Drinking

There are lots of valid reasons to cut back on your alcohol consumption — or give it up altogether — from improving your heart health and reducing your risk of certain cancers to losing weight or enhancing your mood and mental health. In fact, according to a 2021 NielsenIQ survey, 22% of consumers are drinking…

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Is Coconut Oil Good for You? Dietitians Weigh In

By Rebecca Strong / April 9, 2023 / Comments Off on Is Coconut Oil Good for You? Dietitians Weigh In

In case you hadn’t noticed, coconut oil has surged in popularity in recent years — thanks in part to diets like keto and paleo, and its many touted health benefits. Nowadays, people are cooking and baking with it, brushing their teeth with it, stirring it into coffee, and even adding it to their skincare and…

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5 Best Breakfast Foods to Boost Your Metabolism, Say Experts

By Rebecca Strong / February 19, 2023 / Comments Off on 5 Best Breakfast Foods to Boost Your Metabolism, Say Experts

We’re told breakfast is the most important meal — and indeed, dietitians say that what you eat first thing can make a big difference in your day. It can affect your energy levels, satiation, focus and concentration, and even your metabolism throughout the day. If you’re looking to rev up your metabolism, choosing certain breakfast foods is…

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The Best 7 Vitamin C Drinks, According to Dietitians

By Rebecca Strong / December 21, 2022 / Comments Off on The Best 7 Vitamin C Drinks, According to Dietitians

It’s a well-known fact that vitamin C keeps your immune system in tip-top shape, helping to ward off those pesky colds and other illnesses. But this powerful nutrient has many other benefits as well — like helping your body to absorb iron, healing wounds, and making collagen. Not only that, but vitamin C is also…

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