Avocados are a powerhouse of healthy fats, which means they’re a great choice whenever you’re looking to fill your plate with something wholesome and sustaining. Just half an avocado contains 10 grams of monounsaturated fat and 2 grams of polyunsaturated fat, both of which are important for heart, brain, and blood health.
We’re guessing you’ve heard the term inflammation thrown around quite a bit these days. Inflammation is a natural immune response that happens when your body interacts with anything it identifies as foreign.
We don’t have to tell you how awesome avocados are. Aside from being insanely healthy (an avocado has 9g fiber—9!—plus potassium, vitamin K, and about a zillion other nutrients).
It’s noon, and you’re starving—but your to-do list is insane and it’s not going to accomplish itself. We got you. Here are some lightning-fast healthy lunches you can put together and put away in 20, so you can get on with your day.
It’s not unusual to find drool-worthy food photos on Instagram—half the time we wonder if it wasn’t invented just for that reason. But when you come across a recipe that makes you want to buy a gadget you don’t already have and eat a food right now that you normally kind of shrug at?
We love #meatlessmonday and we also love #toasttuesday, so we decided to have a mashup this week. It’s especially great because here’s a dinner you can make in about 2 minutes flat that’s simple, delicious, healthy and fun, and keeps your kitchen cool. Did we mention it’s also totally plant based?
There are many things to love about this creamy pasta recipe: It’s dairy free, rich and luscious, and vegetarian. But perhaps the best thing: It’s ready in 15 minutes.
Let’s say you’re at the office or having drinks with friends, and you eat something garlicky or drink something mouth-staining (cough–red wine–cough cough), but you don’t have a toothbrush handy. No worries: Chew on one of these 6 items to freshen breath, whiten teeth, and get rid of plaque buildup and stains.
There’s no question that the ketogenic diet is generating lots of buzz (just search for #keto on Instagram; you’ll see nearly 4 million entries). Put simply, a well-designed keto diet is a sustainable eating plan that helps people free themselves from carbohydrate dependency.
Recipe by Mark Sisson BIO: Ancestral health pioneer and former endurance athlete Mark Sisson is a New York Times bestselling author of the The Keto Reset Diet and bestselling author of Primal Blueprint and Primal Endurance. He also runs the Primal Nutrition supplement company; Primal Kitchen, which offers dairy/gluten/grain/soy free foods; and the Primal Kitchen Restaurants franchise.
Homemade soup is one of our favorite foods any time of year. It may not be top of mind during the sweltering summer months—unless it’s a refreshing chilled soup, of course.
We all know that leftover soups, casseroles, and baked goods are made for the freezer, but there are plenty of other foods you can freeze. Avocados, for starters. (Yes, really!)
An unsung mineral, a magnesium deficiency can result in migraines and brain fog, muscle cramps and migraines. Here’s what to eat and what to take.
Sprightly with caramelized onions and grapefruit, this salad will make a perfect meal with a sprouted grain bread, or a great side salad.
A tamari-maple syrup dressing enhances the saltiness of the sardines and the piquant fennel, all supporting spinach and avocado.
Artichokes are surprisingly easy to prepare, versatile, and packed with fiber and vitamins. Here’s how…
Which foods make you in the mood for love? We’ve selected 8 sexy but delicious ingredients that are also healthy.
Thrive Market, an online marketplace that curates and sells the best healthy and organic products at wholesale prices, is giving a free jar of Avocado Mayo when you sign-up.
Ashley Melillo of Blissful Basil made this power bowl of spicy avocado, sweet potatoes and avocados.
4 comfort food snacks and appetizers get a healthy makeover
With the holidays just weeks away, we’re busier than ever, likely feeling a bit stressed and not eating as cleanly as we would like. During these times, we’re more inclined to turn to our favorite comforting snacks and apps but they are often loaded with saturated fat, calories and sugary carbs to say nothing of artificial flavors, preservatives and additives. In our weekly Like That? Love This ! series, we’ve given better-for-you alternatives for comfort food entrees, desserts and breakfasts. This week we’re providing healthier, superfood versions of classic finger foods that you can easily serve at this weekend’s football party, an upcoming holiday spread, or even just whip up for the 3 p.m. hangries. They are simple to make and simply delicious. Smoked Salmon Phyllo Cups One of the most popular crudites, smoked salmon and cream cheese on toast, is a light bite that goes well with just about everything. We’ve enlivened the classic by replacing the bread with crispy light phyllo, adding a heaping dollop of all-natural Arla Cream Cheese (a sponsor of the Like That? Love This! series) and topping it with a thin slice of Omega-3 rich salmon. The Smoked Salmon Phyllo Cups are elegant enough to serve at a splashy holiday party but easy enough to whip up when hunger strikes. Chili Cheese Nachos We all love gooey cheesy nachos, but we don’t love traditional nachos’ high saturated fat, high sodium and sometimes its artificial yellow dye. But that doesn’t mean we should ban nachos from our lives—after all, what is life without an occasional cheesy chip? Angela Liddon’s super healthy cashew, potato, and carrot “cheese” sauce has both good taste and good nutrition. She serves it on her Chili Cheese Nachos, brimming with lentils, red beans, jalapenos and nutritional superstar apple-cider vinegar. A perfect potluck recipe, few dishes will be scarfed up faster at a party. Smashed Avocado Toasts Photo Credit: Leah Johnson The “It” snack of 2016, avocado toast became a snacking staple due to its filling and flavorful profile to say nothing of its high nutritional heart-healthy benefits. We like our amped up version, Smashed Avocado Toast, for its spicy wasabi paste bite and watercress garnish. (And double up on the cress—it’s a true superfood with cancer-fighting phytonutrients.) This super snack will keep you satisfied and sated during even the busiest days. Baked Coconut Crab Dip Crab dips are a retro treat, a sweet, meaty, sometimes cheesy appetizer that was a go-to party food for decades—and due to its hearty, delicious taste, it’s back amongst the foodie cognoscenti. We’ve given it a Brazilian twist and added toasted coconut, coconut oil and coconut water to significantly up its heart-healthy nutrition quotient. Serve the Baked Coconut Crab Dip with plantain chips for a more exotic and authentic flavor. Click here to see the others in the Like That? Love This! series.
A beloved comfort food meal gets a delicious makeover
The classic combo of burger and fries: We can’t get enough of them, consuming 50 billion annually in this country alone—that averages out to three a week per person—and about 30 pounds of potatoes, mostly fried, per person per year.
A delicious and healthy no labor menu for Labor Day weekend
The unofficial end of summer is here and with it the dreams, the parties, the grill outs, the sunburns, the long lines at the airport and the crowded highways—these are all but memories now or rather Instagram memories….
You can add zing to the avocado with a bit of wasabi paste. We drizzled the finished salmon with Balsamic glaze and a sprinkling of sea salt.
Salmon, strawberries, and avocado- you could hardly think up a healthier trio of ingredients. They come together here to create a meal that’s so refreshingly different and flavorful, “health” is about the last last thing you’ll think of when you enjoy it. This recipe is from The Clean Plates Cookbook ($17; Running Press) by Jared Koch with Jill Silverman Hough.
It's hot, hot, hot outside so chill out with this chilled ceviche and grilled gluten-free "lasagna"
While you’re busy pondering the next moves between the Kimye vs. Taylor Swift Snapchat/Twitter feud, and the heat is on blast outside, you’ll want something chill and chilled.
Ceviche recipes vary from all over South and Central America. Tuna is often used for ceviche in Mexico, and the dish simply flavored with lime, chile, onion and cilantro. Serve the ceviche on leaf lettuce with tortilla chips along side. Pacific Ocean tuna, especially skipjack and albacore, are the most sustainable species. To find all fish sustainable seafood species, go to the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch guide.
Why you should eat avocado pits
What if we told you that the avocado’s pit is not only edible but also the most nutritious part of the fruit?