This is the sneaky way I add protein to my smoothies—and it’s not a chalky powder

November 30, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC Pretty much everyone has the exact same complaint about protein powder. No matter which kind you choose to add into your smoothie, it always winds up making that hearty mix of fruit and veggies super chalky—not to mention the icky aftertaste. A combo that’s never appealing. That’s exactly … Continue reading This is the sneaky way I add protein to my smoothies—and it’s not a chalky powder

Is a protein shake for breakfast genuinely a good idea, or am I just being lazy?

November 26, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC Whether you’re on your way to a brain-boosting yoga class or don’t have time to make some healthy breakfast tacos, a protein shake for breakfast can be a convenient on-the-go option. After all, protein is a key nutrient to saying full after a meal. But given that it’s … Continue reading Is a protein shake for breakfast genuinely a good idea, or am I just being lazy?

The one protein-packed ingredient missing from your avocado toast

November 24, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC Some breakfast foods are nothing more than passing trends (looking at you, bran muffins), but avocado toast has proved to have staying power. (Or sweet potato toast for a slightly more cost effective morning habit.) Avocados and sweet potatoes are both full of health benefits, most notably fiber. … Continue reading The one protein-packed ingredient missing from your avocado toast

Sorry protein bars, but the banana is the MVP of pre-workout snacks

November 14, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC When you think of workout snacks, one word typically comes to mind: protein, protein, protein. People load up on whey powders, munch on nuts or grass-fed beef jerky, or stash some protein bars in their gym bag. Protein is the watchword, friends. But we’ve all been wrong about … Continue reading Sorry protein bars, but the banana is the MVP of pre-workout snacks

Love Starbucks protein-rich sous vide eggs? These are even fluffier and only take 30 seconds to make

October 19, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC Starbucks sous vide egg bites are are a favorite grab-and-go breakfast for many healthy eaters. And it’s true—they are tasty, and with 12 grams of protein, they really are a clutch energy-providing morning meal or post-workout snack. No disrespect to Starbucks, but I recently discovered a sous vide … Continue reading Love Starbucks protein-rich sous vide eggs? These are even fluffier and only take 30 seconds to make

‘Blended meat’ products aim to reconcile our love of animal protein with a need to eat more plants

October 09, 2019 at 01:05PM by CWC There’s absolutely no denying the popularity of alternative meat products. (Looking at you, Impossible and Beyond lovers.) What is surprising is how popular they are with carnivores, who make up the vast majority of the people buying these foods. Yet despite growing interest in plant-based eating for health … Continue reading ‘Blended meat’ products aim to reconcile our love of animal protein with a need to eat more plants

The 4-step guide to building a high-protein salad that keeps you full until dinner

September 24, 2019 at 11:01PM by CWC Salads are the quintessential healthy lunch, but let’s be real, they aren’t always satisfying. You may start your day with the best intentions, having a healthy smoothie or protein bar for breakfast and your meal-prepped greens for lunch, only to find yourself digging around your snack drawer an … Continue reading The 4-step guide to building a high-protein salad that keeps you full until dinner

The most important meal of day to pack with protein, according to an RD

September 22, 2019 at 12:01PM by CWC Protein isn’t just important in helping you #getswole at the gym. It’s crucial for your day-to-day functions beyond building muscle. And if you’ve been wondering which meal it’s best to load up on it, a registered dietitian says the answer is very clear: breakfast. When you wake up … Continue reading The most important meal of day to pack with protein, according to an RD

The 7 healthiest protein bars you can buy, according to a top dietitian

September 18, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC Confused about which protein bar option is truly healthy? Watch the video to discover the best ones. You may think the alternative pasta aisle is getting crowded, but it’s nothing compared to the protein bar section of the grocery store. From keto-crafted bars to ones that taste like … Continue reading The 7 healthiest protein bars you can buy, according to a top dietitian

The 4-ingredient, protein-packed soup recipe I begged an Italian chef in Tuscany to share with me

September 04, 2019 at 07:00PM by CWC After returning back stateside from the picturesque hills of Tuscany, people usually rave about the pasta, pizza, gelato and other well-known Italian-cuisine staples they enjoyed. Not me. The high-protein dish—bowl, to be more precise—that stole my heart the second I took a whiff of it simply doesn’t fit … Continue reading The 4-ingredient, protein-packed soup recipe I begged an Italian chef in Tuscany to share with me

Meet the protein-packed 2-ingredient bagel recipe that makes breakfast dreams come true

August 20, 2019 at 09:24AM by CWC One of the highlights of calling New York City home is that you can’t blink without seeing three bagel shops. Just last weekend, I found myself at a truly revolutionary establishment that served ice cream AND/or cream cheese on your choice of everything, whole wheat, egg, or rainbow. … Continue reading Meet the protein-packed 2-ingredient bagel recipe that makes breakfast dreams come true

Meet the plant-based protein that will help you sleep better tonight

August 14, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC Pesto can be the perfect bedtime eat when you add just one secret ingredient: spirulina. Get the recipe here.  We love a good bedtime snack, especially when it’s full of nutrients that can promote sleep. In our newest episode of Plant Based, herbalist and holistic health practitioner Rachelle Robinett … Continue reading Meet the plant-based protein that will help you sleep better tonight

‘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

A dietitian’s definitive ranking of the 10 most popular protein cookies

July 13, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC Growing up, my dad always rewarded himself for working out by buying himself a junk food snack at the gas station down the street. “Dad, you’re totally undoing your workout!” I would nag him, rolling my (heavily) eyelined eyes at him. But he didn’t care. He just ran … Continue reading A dietitian’s definitive ranking of the 10 most popular protein cookies