Tips, tricks, recipes, and hacks to make your diet a successful one.
Health Benefits of Garlic
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Healthy Eating Habits
When it comes to dispensing health advice, it seems impossible to prescribe strictly one method for a group of individuals; We’re all motivated differently. For example, some people prefer weaning off of a bad habit gradually whereas others, like myself, need to cut something off cold turkey for the change to stick. However, through my own personal experience and health journey, I have found that there are some key points to keep in mind and can be easily incorporated into your life.
The Healthiest, Tastiest Whole Grain Breads and Rolls
Sure, we all love shoving crunchy baguettes and soft white fluffy dinner rolls and pillowy, garlicky naan by the truckload into our faces, but there comes a time when we realize that our waistlines are expanding as quickly as dough rising in a warm kitchen. If you still want to enjoy delicious, nutritious grains and do it without becoming a doughgirl, try these recipes - they’re all based on whole grains, so they’re actually good for your body.
The Healthiest Crockpot Soups to Stave Off Winter's Chill
When your lips are chapped, your nose is running, and you’re trying to save money on your heating bill, the last thing you want to eat is a salad. But that doesn’t mean you can’t eat a healthy dinner. Just throw a few ingredients in your crockpot before you leave in the morning and you can come home to a house that smells amazing and a bowl of soup that tastes like health and happiness. If you’re lucky enough to be making one of these soups, stews, or chilis on a weekend, you’ll get to enjoy the delicious aromas wafting through your house while you read, watch movies, and snuggle with the fur babies. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a crockpot to fill and some cozy wintertime dreaming to catch up on.
Super Cheap Ways to Live Healthy in the New Year
You don’t need the latest yoga bralette, the fanciest juice cleanse, or a personal trainer to eat healthy, stay fit and sane, keep your house clean the natural way, and be good to the planet. If those match your goals for the New Year, read on for ideas on how to do it all on the tiniest budget. (And I DON’T mean a middle-class income - I’m talking here about things that I’ve done when my husband was in law school and I stayed home with my son and we lived on less than $20k per year.) It doesn't have to be beans and rice and weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth if you do it the smart way, so get excited to learn how you can live a good life no matter how small your paycheck.
Why Japanese Cheesecake Is Taking Over Food Blogs Everywhere
If you follow any food blogs, you’ve most likely seen the recent storm of posts about Japanese cheesecake. Food bloggers have quickly fallen in love with it, from its name (cheesecake, what’s not to love?), to its fluffy golden-brown appearance and delightfully bouncy texture. In fact, Japanese cheesecake has often been described as a ‘cloud’ version of regular cheesecake, and the nickname is an apt one. (One has only to check out the multiple videos of people happily poking their airy cheesecake slices to verify that).
How to Stay Young
To navigate past the biblical three score and ten (that's 70 years), we humans pore over a great many charts. On course, with Ponce de Leon and James Barrie, we've searched for extended youth in monkey glands and meditation, embryos and electromagnetic fields, yoga and yogurt. None has gotten us to Methuselah's 96.9 years or even to 150, although the record now stands at 113 years. 113-Year-Old holocaust survivor, Israel Kristal, had his bar mitzvah 100 years later.
Choosing A Personal Trainer
I was never a hugely active person up until about 6 years ago, in the sense that I wasn’t really aware of how to eat properly and I had never set foot in a gym. I ran cross country while I was at school and I was pretty good at it, but that was about as far as my fitness went. I think I took part in one PE lesson in my entire time at secondary school because of my fear of a) being hit with balls b) looking stupid c) being the last picked for a team and d) getting changed in front of the other girls.
Herbs for Health
Herbal and holistic health practitioners have been extolling the healing values of certain plants for centuries, but until recently most western doctors dismissed herbal preparations as worthless and unscientific. Conclusive clinical tests and the standardization of herbal extracts has moved herbalism back into the spotlight. In light of this new information, vitamin and nutritional supplements have been offering herbs in a pill for years.
A Vegan Thanksgiving to Make Carnivores Jealous
There’s one holiday meal each year that I just always kind of dread. It’s not Easter, with the ham and potatoes and luscious spring-themed desserts; it’s not the Fourth of July, with the burgers and lemonade and homemade ice cream. It’s definitely not Valentine’s Day, with the fancy chocolate desserts of your romantic dreams. It’s...Thanksgiving. I know! So American, right? But there’s something about staring at a monochromatic plate of turkey (tastes like turkey), mashed potatoes (am I supposed to be excited?), rolls (yum, but still bland), stuffing (mushy reconstituted bread what?), and gravy (it’s brown...again) that just doesn't do it for me. Everything that I do enjoy about Thanksgiving tends to be made of plants - the bright, tangy cranberry sauce, the green beans or asparagus or brussels sprouts, the complex, spicy pumpkin pie. So when it comes to creating a perfect vegan turkey-day feast, I’m all about ditching any lame tofurky poultry substitute and walking on the wild side. See if these brilliant vegan Thanksgiving switch-it-up meal ideas don’t have your meat-eating friends and relations turning sneaking forkfuls from your plate and asking for the recipe.
The Most Incredible Vegetarian Tacos
When I was a kid, tacos always meant ground beef cooked up with some McCormick taco seasoning served in a flour tortilla with cheddar cheese and iceberg lettuce. Only I never ate the iceberg, because, you know, vegetables. Not exactly the first thing you think of when you’re trying to eat whole foods, or more veggies, or less fat. But today tacos are a concept borrowed by every possible food subculture imaginable, and this especially applies to vegetarians. Ditch the original “tacos” of your childhood for spicy sauces and salsas, a hundred different delicious veggie and bean and cheese combinations, and all kinds of crunchy, crispy, flavorful toppings that will make you wish every day was Tuesday (and that there was a taco truck on every corner).