Meatless Mondays started as an international campaign that began in 2003 to encourage people to cut down on their meat consumption for their health and the health of the planet. Skipping meat any time of the week is beneficial and lazy Mondays are a particularly good night to experiment with going meat-free because most recipes can be prepared fairly quickly.
Yes, Trader Joe's has lots of healthy food options... but it's so easy to get sidetracked by all the crispy cheese puffs, Belgian chocolate confections and yummy baked goods (and don't even get us started on the wine aisle). So to help get ourselves back on track, we talked to four registered dietitians about their favorite healthy TJ's buys.
When you're trying to lose weight quickly, it's easy to fall prey to bad diet tips — call it a case of hearing what you want to hear. Still, you should always exercise caution: Expert dietitians suggest that not all diet trends are what they're cracked up to be... and some can even lead to some serious health consequences, especially if you aren't careful.
When lunchtime hits, we need something to keep us fueled to tackle the remaining 50 things on our to-do list before the end of the day. (No pressure.) But instead of opting for something healthy and sustaining, we often settle for quick and convenient. In an effort to make more satisfying choices, we're trading in mediocre food for something better, like a homemade lunch bowl.
Have you heard of quark? Nope, we're not talking subatomic particles here — we're talking superfoods. Though quark is widely available, it's not as trendy as, say Greek yogurt, so not everyone is familiar with the stuff. But you know what? It's well-worth getting to know.
As much as we like the thought of enjoying an elevenses snack with co-workers, the sad reality of our frantic, modern working world is that we're lucky if we are able to stop by 2:00 for a quick lunch. So, we need something for breakfast that will keep us fueled — other than stress and caffeine.
Honestly, there are few things more headache-inducing than the nightly "What are we going to have for dinner tonight?" saga. The choice itself is hard enough — and then, you have to dig through the fridge and pantry for ingredients... or worse, make a trip to the grocery store. It takes a lot of mental (and physical) energy and after a long days' work, who needs it?
Refueling before and after a workout is definitely crucial — and though it's certainly tempting to reach for an energy drink and a sugary protein bar after a grueling sweat session... well, that's probably not the most healthy choice.
First, we were all about almond milk. Then we were co-co-crazy for coconut milk. Now, the contest for the best plant-based milk seems to be dominated by a darkhorse contender — oat milk. The non-dairy drink has already been named a top trend for 2019.
We're not going to diss roses and we definitely wouldn't be opposed to a ring (hint, hint)... but the thing that often brings us the most joy on Valentine's Day is chocolate. Chocolate in all forms: A heart-shaped box is a classic treat, of course, though we also find ourselves gravitating towards mouthwatering chocolate desserts. Rich, gooey chocolate is the sweet stuff dreams are made of... and it's even better when it has some nutritious attributes.
Scrolling through Instagram wellness accounts can be a great motivator to yank oneself out of the winter body slump — until you make your way to the kitchen, that is. Even seemingly simple recipes don't usually come out Instagram perfect... which is why we called in the experts and asked them to share with us what they consider to be their easiest, fastest and most nutrient-dense snack recipes. Some are fancy and some couldn't be simpler, but they're all quick to put together — and many of them can even be prepared in big batches so as to be enjoyed throughout the week/month. Keep on reading for some seriously delicious healthy snack recipes.
Most of us take our immune system for granted, even though it's what keeps us from getting sick. Your immune system serves as your body's defense center, fighting infections and illnesses — and, in order for it to function properly, it's our job to fuel it (and the rest of our body) with nutritious food... preferably of the healthy, anti-inflammatory variety.
If new year, new you sums up your attitude about health and fitness ambitions, you're not alone. Now is the time to set some nutritious, realistic goals when it comes to healthy eating and exercising. Snacking, when done in moderation, can be a useful tool to keep your eating on track. The body needs protein (especially when you're working out) to build and repair itself. If you lead a busy lifestyle, protein bars are a convenient way to get the extra protein you need and a filling, nutritious snack. Think all protein bars have a chalky consistency or leave an overly sweet taste in your mouth? Heck, they don't even have to be sweet at all. Here, we've rounded up our eight favorite protein bars to keep you from skipping a meal or reaching for junk food.
When traveling, most of us tend to skip working out, hit those all-you-can-eat hotel breakfast buffets and take the opportunity to indulge in foods and drinks we might otherwise try a bit harder to avoid. Peppered between boozy margaritas and fried falafels, however, there are plenty of places to enjoy healthy dishes that involve zero compromise when you're on vacation. Here's a look at some seriously mouthwatering dishes from the hottest healthy restaurants around the world.
As delicious and nutritious as it is, we've definitely reached peak avocado toast. Sorry, avo, but you just can't be our main squeeze anymore — there are plenty of other toast toppings to love. Having trouble breaking up? Read on for some other delicious and healthy things to put on toast.
One day it's dairy-free pea protein half & half from Ripple (actually amazing) and the next it's cauliflower-infused crackers from From The Ground Up or no-sugar-added buckwheat cookies from Buckwhat. It's hard to keep up with all the trendy new food products but one thing is clear: there's a lot happening to give rice crackers and animal cookies a run for their money. To find out what food trends we can expect in 2019, we turned to the experts at FreshDirect and Whole Foods.
It's a coffee-mad world! And for good reason: Not only can caffeine fuel your day, it's loaded with health benefits including reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and Parkinson's disease — and that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Navigating the holidays can be pretty stressful with the constant temptation from seasonal sweets and cocktails. However, staying on a relatively healthy track is possible if you're prepared. To help you survive the sugar and calorie spikes all December long, we spoke to a handful of dietitians about all the things you can eat to ensure that your health goals aren't sabotaged. Read on for some foods and helpful tips they recommend to help you stay on track this season.
You might be wondering why the ingredients list on so many of your favorite skin care and beauty products are looking more like the foods you find on the shelves of your local grocery store. According to nutrition and skin care experts, it's a sign that the beauty industry is becoming more natural. "Normally the way we consume vitamins and minerals is through food, so it only makes sense that these would be beneficial in our beauty products too," explains registered dietitian, Paige Bente. Still, she points out that no amount of vitamins in any skin cream or foundation is going to make up for a diet that's lacking in vitamins.
When you're observing a ketogenic diet, finding high-fat and low-carb snack choices that boost your energy levels without jeopardizing ketosis can be a challenge. Thankfully, with the rising popularity of the diet, it's easier than ever to find scrumptious keto-friendly snacks (we're talking cookies, nutrition bars and more).