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Today is National Strawberry Shortcake Day, which is an excellent excuse for us to spend a few hours flipping through food porn to find the most interesting recipes. It is peak strawberry season, and we love this all-American classic because there are so many tasty variations out there -- from gluten-free shortcake to ice cream sandwiches. Dig in! read more
The Dominique Ansel Bakery that created -- and trademarked -- the pop culture phenomenon that is the "cronut" (a croissant-donut hybrid, in case you missed the recent craze) happens to be five blocks from my apartment in New York City. Sadly, that doesn't make me any more likely to get one. There's no preferential treatment for neighbors. Heck, there's no preferential treatment for celebrities. (Rumor has it that Hugh Jackman had to wait on line for more than two hours for his cronuts.) read more
Some people can't start their day without a venti-sized quadruple-shot latte. Me? I can't get going without my morning green smoothie. Go ahead. Call me a crunchy, lentil-lovin' yoga snob like my co-workers do. But nothing gets me going in the morning like a kale-almond butter-blue-green algae-banana smoothie. It's my (healthy) crack in a blender. read more
Nothing says summer like food on a stick. Especially if that food is frozen and sweet read more
It's common knowledge that the more delicious a snack is, the more terrible it is for you. Case in point: junk food. We all know it's bad news. Heck, the name itself implies that there's unnecessary stuff hanging around. And in this case, that unnecessary stuff is extra fat, sugar, salt, and calories. read more
Sometimes, there's nothing more rewarding than mustering up the strength to say "I'll just have a salad" come lunchtime. It makes me feel all high and mighty. And, in fairness, my "I'll have a salad" days are usually preceded by a string of drive-thru trips, late night pizza, and back-to-back birthday parties. A pat on the back for bypassing French fries for a plate of lettuce seems appropriate, no? See more
When I was a kid, the list of what I wouldn't eat far exceeded the list of what I would. My mom would literally bribe me with toys to get me to eat my veggies -- and even then I'd rarely have more than a bite or two, despite the risk of Barbie getting banned for the night. See recipes
Every so often (and by every so often I mean very regularly), I get an uncontrollable urge to down a pint of Chunky Monkey or plow through an entire order of super-sized fries. See swaps
We all know that diet coke you chug every day isn't that healthy, but is there any diet drink that's actually good for you? These are the ones the healthiest and fittest among us stock up on See drinks
You're standing in line at the grocery store, and there she is: A woman with an amazing body (she's undoubtedly wearing yoga clothes -- maybe she even has a mat strapped to her back), glowing skin, and a cart full of vegetables. You contemplate hiding your pint of Ben & Jerry's behind an "Us Weekly" as you're overcome with guilt and the realization that healthy grocery shopping has never been your forté. See tips
If it always feels like you're on a diet, that's because you're probably not on the right diet. Here are the expert-approved tips and recipes you need to stop your yo-yo dieting and start seeing results. Total Beauty gives you detailed advice and information about the diet foods and recipes that will help you get clearer skin, lose weight, and more.
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