Have you been overlooking *the* superfruit of 2019? Here’s what you need to know

August 18, 2019 at 06:30PM by CWC First there was acai. Then pomegranate. And remember camu camu? This time, however, the nutrition buzz is coming for a superfruit a lot closer to home: the cranberry (literally: it’s one of only three fruits native to North America). But unlike some of the other fruit-wonders you’ve known … Continue reading Have you been overlooking *the* superfruit of 2019? Here’s what you need to know

Can fruits and veggies ever really be bad for you? Why one healthy eating expert says we need to chill

August 02, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC Before I was immersed in the wellness world, I believed all fruits and vegetables were good for you, end of story. Oh, how I miss those simple times. Now that I’m a food writer and health coach, I hear from people on a regular basis about why they … Continue reading Can fruits and veggies ever really be bad for you? Why one healthy eating expert says we need to chill

When it comes to alt-sweeteners, monk fruit is officially the new stevia

July 15, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC Here’s a healthy eating pop quiz: What’s 150 to 200 times sweeter than sugar, hails from a Southeast Asian fruit, and is in what seems like every single healthy food product launching this year? If you guessed monk fruit, you get an A. No, it’s not exactly new: … Continue reading When it comes to alt-sweeteners, monk fruit is officially the new stevia

The Caribbean island of Nevis celebrates its 44 varieties of mango with a fruity food festival

June 25, 2019 at 05:00PM by CWC Mangoes have completely stolen my heart. They’re the perfect combination of sweet and juicy, and taste as good plain as mixed into a smoothies or sorbets. Basically, they’re a shining star of the produce aisle. I’ve been totally satisfied with the one type of mango my grocery store … Continue reading The Caribbean island of Nevis celebrates its 44 varieties of mango with a fruity food festival

8 low-sugar fruits that won’t leave you with a sugar high

June 24, 2019 at 09:15AM by CWC Every season, Mother Nature hooks us up with a new assortment of fresh fruits to add to our grocery carts and Amazon Fresh orders. Fruit, of course, is a healthy snack—and the US Department of Agriculture recommends eating between one to two cups per day, depending on your … Continue reading 8 low-sugar fruits that won’t leave you with a sugar high

I heard Kristen Bell’s go-to summer fruit is mulberries, so now my go-to summer fruit is mulberries

June 19, 2019 at 11:41AM by CWC Kristen Bell having the time to throw a summer shindig is beyond me. Between wrapping up the final season of The Good Place (RIP), the high drama trailer of Frozen 2 dropping, and being mom to two little girls slash the entire internet, it feels like she’s everywhere … Continue reading I heard Kristen Bell’s go-to summer fruit is mulberries, so now my go-to summer fruit is mulberries

9 ways to use overripe bananas before they attract a fruit fly fan club

June 02, 2019 at 08:00AM by CWC One moment, you have a bunch of bright yellow bananas on your countertop, patiently waiting to be eaten. Then, in the blink of an eye, they’re spotted brown and attracting a full-on fruit fly fan club. They’re worse than avocados! While many recipes call for perfectly ripe bananas, … Continue reading 9 ways to use overripe bananas before they attract a fruit fly fan club

Sorry guys, your ACV likely won’t help with your bloating—but this tropical fruit will

May 27, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC Maybe you had a little too much kombucha at your friend’s cookout. Or your high-fiber salad is making you feel a little full. Whatever the cause, alas, bloat happens. And while you might be tempted to turn to apple cider vinegar for assistance…well, hate to break it to … Continue reading Sorry guys, your ACV likely won’t help with your bloating—but this tropical fruit will

6 all-natural ways to get rid of pesky fruit flies (which love more than just fruit)

May 07, 2019 at 08:45AM by CWC Hands sticky from watermelon, bouquets of happy sunflowers, leftover sweet potato salad from last night’s cookout—these are glorious signs of warmer weather, yes. But, alas, they’re also magnets for fruit flies. Nothing spoils a romantic evening cooking your farmers’ market haul quite like the little winged pests. Sure, … Continue reading 6 all-natural ways to get rid of pesky fruit flies (which love more than just fruit)

This 10-in-1 kitchen gadget is all you need to cut and peel every fruit under the sun

April 18, 2019 at 07:36AM by CWC A unique kitchen gadget is my weakness. It doesn’t take much to convince myself that I need yet another newfangled tool. Clip-on strainers, lemon zesters, veggie keepers—you name it, it’s in my cart. Admittedly, some of these gadgets do little more than collect dust after purchase, since old-fashioned … Continue reading This 10-in-1 kitchen gadget is all you need to cut and peel every fruit under the sun

The best fruit-spiked skin care to target just about every single concern

April 05, 2019 at 06:27AM by CWC These days, I have to do a double take when I open my skin-care cabinet to make sure I’m not actually opening a refrigerator. From apples to citrus to strawberries to pineapples, there are enough fruit-based actives in my current product arsenal to rival the Sunday farmer’s market. … Continue reading The best fruit-spiked skin care to target just about every single concern

Jackfruit is *almost* the perfect meat replacement, except for one big catch

April 02, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC On the vegetarian scene for years, jackfruit is now also a regular member of Meatless Monday menus. Similar in texture to pulled pork, unripe jackfruit soaks up whatever seasoning you add mix in—with health benefits to boot. But hold on a sec, jackfruit what? If you haven’t seen … Continue reading Jackfruit is *almost* the perfect meat replacement, except for one big catch

20 ways to have fruit for dessert that are so good, you’ll actually crave ’em

March 11, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC I have never been someone who’s content with a piece of fruit for dessert. Even as a wellness journalist and certified holistic health coach, I stock up on ripe strawberries and oversized oranges with the intention of savoring them after dinner. But then I think about the dairy-free … Continue reading 20 ways to have fruit for dessert that are so good, you’ll actually crave ’em

10 healthy recipes for the meaty, protein-packed, 120-pound jackfruit

January 28, 2019 at 10:45AM by CWC The spiky green exterior of a jackfruit doesn’t exactly scream effective substitute for animal protein. But don’t let its outward appearance fool you; everyone knows it’s what’s on the inside that counts. In recent years, jackfruit recipes have skyrocketed in popularity among those who avoid meat thanks in part to … Continue reading 10 healthy recipes for the meaty, protein-packed, 120-pound jackfruit

Psst…you totally can eat these low-sugar fruits if you’re keto

January 08, 2019 at 12:58PM Things that are on the “yes” list for the keto diet: butter, bacon, avocados, “fat bombs,” MCT oil, grass-fed beef. Things that are on the “no” list…well, basically everything else. Okay, maybe that’s an over-simplification. But the keto diet (arguably one of the biggest food trends of the past year) … Continue reading Psst…you totally can eat these low-sugar fruits if you’re keto

No joke, this funny sounding fruit has some serious anti-inflammatory properties

December 16, 2018 at 02:00AM If you’ve never heard of a funny sounding fruit called soursop, join the club. But given all its good-for-you benefits, it’s time to get familiar. The green, heart-shaped fruit of the Graviola (or annona muricata) tree can weigh up to 15 pounds and grows in tropical regions of North and … Continue reading No joke, this funny sounding fruit has some serious anti-inflammatory properties

I bet you didn’t know that olives are actually fruit (because I didn’t)

December 05, 2018 at 01:21PM If you’re anything like me, you’re probably only eating whole olives in a chopped Greek salad or on top of a cauli-crust pizza (or perhaps in the bottom of a martini). But there’s actually a pretty good argument for grabbing a jar on your next Trader Joe’s run—like the olive … Continue reading I bet you didn’t know that olives are actually fruit (because I didn’t)