It would be an understatement to say that being diagnosed with celiac disease earlier this year completely upended my life. I quickly had to cut gluten — and therefore some of my favorite foods — out of my life for good.
Sometimes, life just calls for comfort food. You know — mac and cheese (with extra cheese, of course), shepherd's pie, warm peach cobbler... yum. They basically taste like a warm hug and evoke memories of cozy dinners at home with the family.
Whether you're keto, high fiber, or simply looking to cut back, it turns out there are plenty of low carb alternatives to white bread. White bread is nutrient-poor and is little more than empty calories and, worse yet, it's not very hearty or satisfying. Why? It's low in fiber, aka the zero-calorie, non-digestible part of a carbohydrate. Fiber adds bulk to food, helps you feel full for longer and, perhaps most importantly of all, er, helps to keep your digestive tract in good working order.
Junk food can be gluten, dairy and nut-free. "Health foods" can also be high in fiber and protein and still not be good for your waistline. And buzzwords like "paleo" and "vegan" don't necessarily mean a snack is healthy, either.
Super Bowl parties aren't the time for carrot sticks and matcha... but that doesn't mean healthy eating has to go totally out the window. There are plenty of easy (and totally delicious) healthy recipes that put new, fun spins on classics like pizza and sliders. With that in mind, we reached out to leading nutritionists and asked them to share their favorite Super Bowl recipes with us.
Fact: Pasta is delicious. Whether served simple with olive oil or butter or combined with a more complicated sauce like bolognese or pesto, there's just something so comforting about eating a big bowl of noodles, no matter how it's served. But if you have a gluten sensitivity or are trying to limit your carb intake, traditional pasta dishes are basically off-limits. That doesn't mean you can't enjoy mac 'n cheese or spaghetti and meatballs, though. You just have to look outside the (pasta) box. Here, we've rounded up our favorite low-carb, gluten-free pastas that are oh-so-tasty (and made with super-healthy ingredients to boot).
Eating healthy during the holiday season can be challenging. Gatherings with your friends and family almost always feature some yummy (yet unhealthy) foods, and it doesn't help that a lot of your favorite fruits and vegetables are out of season. That said, it's still possible to keep things on the healthier side — and there are actually tons of great winter superfoods to choose from! Keep reading to see a few of our favorites.
Tired of explaining your dietary restrictions to your family every year? Want to try some healthy, vegan dishes to spice up your Thanksgiving celebration? Then look no further than vegan cornbread stuffing, no-bake pumpkin pie, pumpkin sage risotto, cranberry quinoa salad, lentil loaf, green bean casserole and balsamic + pecan brussels sprouts. You'll feel totally satisfied... but not stuffed like a turkey!
You don't have to be a culinary whiz to be a good hostess. And you do not need to spend a week prepping for a holiday party for it to slay (sleigh?), either. With a few clever ingredients and a touch of Insta-worthy design, you can be the hostess with the mostest this holiday season. Because, yes, there are easy snacks and appetizers out there that don't require a) a cart full of ingredients, b) 26 steps and c) the skill to cut a cranberry into perfect thirds! (Why would you ever need to do that?)
We've all had those "breakfasts" that are really desserts in disguise. (It's the reason we love brunch so much.) Waffles topped with fluffy whipped cream, pancakes drenched in syrup, chia seed puddings that are, well, more pudding than chia seed. And you know what? They definitely beat a dry piece of toast or a nondescript bowl of cereal.
This summer, it seemed like you couldn't go anywhere without seeing someone sip on hard seltzer. Flavored, alcoholic seltzers have become so popular that there was even a shortage of White Claw — one of the most popular brands in the category, earlier this year. So why are hard seltzers so popular? For starters, they taste super refreshing. Anyone who guzzles La Croix on the reg will likely be a fan. They're also generally low in calories and sugar, making them a somewhat healthier alternative to other forms of booze. Which hard seltzer is right for you, though? That's what we're here to help you decide. Here are our favorite alcoholic seltzer drinks to imbibe this fall and beyond. Find your favorite, then head to your local supermarket to stock up for the season!
When health devotees aren't sipping celery juice or kombucha, they're likely slurping bone broth (preferably whilst waxing poetic about the stuff, of course). If you thought grandma's chicken noodle soup was the miracle cure-all, lots of fans think bone broth has it beat. (Sorry, Gran.)
It's peak summer — and dare we say that we've lost our craving for hot, gooey brownies? That said, the sky high temperatures aren't enough to kill our sweet tooth completely... It's popsicles, ice cream and no-bake desserts we want. So if you've already perfected your no-bake cheesecake, and you want to feel like a gourmet whiz (with minimal effort), you can try making homemade popsicles.
Let's face it: there's nothing quite worse than some unwanted vending machine temptation right in the middle of your workday. After all, cookies, candy bars, and potato chips always seem to be call your name when you're trying to watch your waistline. Sigh.
"Stranger Things," "Black Mirror," "Big Little Lies," "OITNB," and a lot more of your favorite TV series dropped new seasons this summer, making it a great time to sit back, relax and binge-watch... all while munching on some snacks, of course.
Certain foods are good for you and certain foods are bad for you... right? Well, it's actually a lot more complicated than that. We spoke to Laura Silver, a registered dietitian, and she confirmed that it's more of a spectrum. "There is too much talk about categorizing foods based on whether they are 'good' or 'bad'," says Silver. "Foods simply aren't black and white, there are many shades of grey. In general, the more natural and whole a food is, the healthier it is. The more processed a food is, the less healthy it is."
There are lots of times when we need to grab-n-go snacks — but they shouldn't always be junk. Eating processed fats, refined sugars, and other dietary no-nos wreaks havoc on your skin and hair; not to mention your health.
OK, so cocktails aren't inherently healthy — but it is possible to make them a little better for you. The trick to it is surprisingly simple: Skip the mixes with corn syrups, preservatives, and processed sugars and opt for fresh and natural ingredients instead (bonus: They'll make your drinks yummier, too).