6 things I wish I’d known before freezing my eggs

August 15, 2019 at 05:00AM by CWC I’d written about egg freezing pretty extensively for multiple outlets—including Well+Good—before I decided to give it a go. For this reason, I thought I knew what to expect of the process: lots of shots, of course, and some sticker shock (to the tune of $15,000). I wasn’t even … Continue reading 6 things I wish I’d known before freezing my eggs

Hard boiled eggs are perfect for meal prep—here’s how to make them more fun to eat

August 02, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC Whenever you ask a bunch of healthy eating experts what their go-to snack is, you’re probably going to have at least three people wax poetic about hard boiled eggs. They’re high in protein! They’re portable! They’re easy to make! Yet no one is willing to cop up to … Continue reading Hard boiled eggs are perfect for meal prep—here’s how to make them more fun to eat

‘Banana eggs’ are the protein-packed sweet breakfast perfect for lazy mornings

July 21, 2019 at 02:02AM by CWC Jack Johnson’s “Banana Pancakes” is my Sunday morning anthem. I dance around the kitchen in my PJs and whip up my own spin on the song’s namesake. To be specific, they’re banana and egg pancakes that require just that: (one) banana and (two) eggs. Years after finding the … Continue reading ‘Banana eggs’ are the protein-packed sweet breakfast perfect for lazy mornings

I’m 32 and not ready for kids, so I froze my eggs—here’s what it was like

July 08, 2019 at 01:54PM by CWC I got engaged at 26, married at 27, and filed for divorce by 31. The relationship was wrong for a number of reasons—I’ll save that for a later article—but one of the biggest points of contention was that my husband wanted to start trying for a baby and … Continue reading I’m 32 and not ready for kids, so I froze my eggs—here’s what it was like

How to make the healthiest, most ethical and sustainable food choices if you eat meat, dairy, and eggs

June 21, 2019 at 09:54AM by CWC The evidence is pretty overwhelming that one of the biggest things people can do for the environment (and their health) is cut back on animal foods. Beef production produces 13 times as many greenhouse gas emissions as vegetable proteins like beans and lentils, according to the Environmental Working … Continue reading How to make the healthiest, most ethical and sustainable food choices if you eat meat, dairy, and eggs

How to actually get restaurant-level poached and scrambled eggs at home

June 19, 2019 at 06:30PM by CWC https://content.jwplatform.com/players/9KWcNPO5-AjgxWzQ7.js If we’re being real here, what is brunch without an Insta-worthy poach? (Insert instantly-mouth-watering Instagram video of someone cutting into a perfect poached egg here.) But when it comes to actually making those eggs yourself, that’s an entirely different story with a long line of #fails. To … Continue reading How to actually get restaurant-level poached and scrambled eggs at home

The ‘5-5-5 method’ for perfect hard-boiled eggs in an Instant Pot

June 17, 2019 at 11:07AM by CWC Fact: Eggs are incredibly versatile. You can eat ’em over-easy, poached, hard-boiled, soft-boiled, scrambled, shirred, sunny-side up—you name it. People will tell you that poaching is the most difficult technique to master, but those people are wrong. Perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs are rare indeed. While plenty of methods … Continue reading The ‘5-5-5 method’ for perfect hard-boiled eggs in an Instant Pot

Here’s how to tell if you’re eating the best eggs possible, according to an egg farmer

May 16, 2019 at 06:30PM by CWC So you finally decoded the (many) labels you can find on an egg carton—no, natural doesn’t always mean better, and opting for brown eggs won’t score you the same benefits as choosing brown rice over white—and landed on organic equals healthy. Seems reasonable, right? Well, spoiler alert: The … Continue reading Here’s how to tell if you’re eating the best eggs possible, according to an egg farmer

We tried poaching eggs in the microwave and, uh, it could have gone worse

May 02, 2019 at 09:01AM by CWC Today in who thought this was a good idea: My colleague and I decided to see if we could make brunch at work using just the microwave. By now, I would consider the two of us mavericks in the investigative food space. We’ve discovered the avocado shape that … Continue reading We tried poaching eggs in the microwave and, uh, it could have gone worse

All the reasons why this registered dietitian calls eggs “nature’s multivitamin”

April 30, 2019 at 07:06AM by CWC The incredible egg. Perhaps the most versatile food (besides our forever number one, potatoes), eggs can be thrown into almost any recipe with ease. Carb-heavy bagel? Add an egg and an avocado on it and, boom, now you have a balanced breakfast. Sad desk salad? Add a hard … Continue reading All the reasons why this registered dietitian calls eggs “nature’s multivitamin”

Apple cider vinegar is the secret weapon for perfectly poached eggs

March 25, 2019 at 07:44AM by CWC Whether plopped on top of your avocado toast or paired with a roasted sweet potato, a poached egg is a delicious way to add some protein to your brekkie. But it’s also one of the more intimidating stovetop techniques. Scrambled? No problem. Over easy? Sure. But poached? To … Continue reading Apple cider vinegar is the secret weapon for perfectly poached eggs

Avocado deviled eggs are the festive keto-approved appetizer your holiday party needs

December 21, 2018 at 03:30AM Deviled eggs are strangely polarizing: Some people can’t get enough of them, while others steer clear in search of something that doesn’t contain a cup and a half of mayonnaise. But a tiny tweak to the simple, occasion-versatile recipe can bridge that divide at any potluck. Deviled eggs, meet your new pal: … Continue reading Avocado deviled eggs are the festive keto-approved appetizer your holiday party needs

Everything you need to know about eating raw eggs, just in time for eggnog season

December 12, 2018 at 01:35PM Ah, the holidays: Lifetime is playing holiday movies 24/7 and the air smells faintly of gingerbread-scented candles everywhere you go. (Or maybe that’s just someone’s gingerbread-scented lotion?) And for a lot of people, a big part of the season involves sipping eggnog and stealing bites of cookie dough while making … Continue reading Everything you need to know about eating raw eggs, just in time for eggnog season

The genius way baking soda makes peeling hard-boiled eggs *so* much easier

November 21, 2018 at 06:26AM Whether you’re making your famous deviled eggs for a holiday party or meal-prepping some afternoon snacks for work (which seriously, props for being so on top of it), the matter is the same: peeling hard-boiled eggs can be tricky, not to mention time-consuming. Since the shell almost always needs to … Continue reading The genius way baking soda makes peeling hard-boiled eggs *so* much easier

7 healthy vegetarian air fryer recipes that are ready in 20 minutes or less

August 17, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC As a vegetarian, there are some staples you know you’re going to have on hand: tofu, grab-and-go snacks full of protein for your gym bag, and a good bacon substitute. If you haven’t been using the air fryer to make all of the above (and more), your meal … Continue reading 7 healthy vegetarian air fryer recipes that are ready in 20 minutes or less

Are keto-branded products B.S. or actually healthy? Here’s the verdict

August 15, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC When the ketogenic diet first entered the public consciousness a couple years ago, times were tough. There were no cookbooks to help people navigate the high-fat, low-carb diet without getting sick of butter and avocado. No one was making keto cookies, bread, and ice-cream. Cafes didn’t yet offer … Continue reading Are keto-branded products B.S. or actually healthy? Here’s the verdict

9 healthy eating experts relive the romance of the first meal they cooked for their partner

August 15, 2019 at 08:28AM by CWC It’s often said that the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach, and there’s something really vulnerable about cooking for someone. You’re spending your time and energy in hopes of making that special someone feel nourished and cared for. And hey, cooking is a skill! All of … Continue reading 9 healthy eating experts relive the romance of the first meal they cooked for their partner

This 8-minute morning stretch routine will wake you up when you don’t have time for yoga

August 14, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC In theory, getting up early for a pre-work yoga class is never a bad idea—it can help to undo the tech neck, tight hips, and lower-back aches brought on by the daily grind and intensified by long stretches of time in bed. But let’s be real: In an … Continue reading This 8-minute morning stretch routine will wake you up when you don’t have time for yoga

7 breakfasts for gut health that dietitians want you to eat ASAP

August 13, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC It’s a universally agreed upon truism that breakfast is the most important meal of the day (and there are some studies to back this up). But while most of us are pretty good about making sure our breakfast is high in filling protein and healthy fats, there’s one … Continue reading 7 breakfasts for gut health that dietitians want you to eat ASAP

Here’s what a healthy, balanced plate looks like when you’re vegan

August 12, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC We called it: 2019 is truly the year of plant-based eating. The products have never been better, and given people’s growing awareness of the food industry’s outsized impact on climate change, many are finding that the time is right to make the switch (or gradually transition into) a … Continue reading Here’s what a healthy, balanced plate looks like when you’re vegan

Slather on this DIY egg white mask to perk up your complexion in 10 minutes flat

August 11, 2019 at 08:00AM by CWC I’m an egg fanatic. I hated them growing up, but now, I’d eat eggs at every meal if I could (team #breakfastfordinner). Runny, hard boiled, in a Benedict or an omelette or a sandwich—I’ll happily gobble them down. So upon discovering that my fave food is also great … Continue reading Slather on this DIY egg white mask to perk up your complexion in 10 minutes flat