The trick to making perfectly crispy tofu starts in the freezer

May 01, 2019 at 11:43AM by CWC I like my tofu extra crispy. Unfortunately getting it to that point often means keeping a watchful eye on a frying pan. (Nobody likes burnt tofu.) But the trick to perfectly crispy tofu is as simple as popping it in the freezer first. When tofu freezes, the water … Continue reading The trick to making perfectly crispy tofu starts in the freezer

Is tofurky actually healthy?

November 07, 2018 at 03:56AM One of the most nostalgia-inducing and essential autumn smells is the waft of sweet potatoes, roasted Brussels, buttery pumpkin pie laced with cinnamon and cardamom, and turkey in the oven on Thanksgiving. But as more people adopt a plant-based or vegan lifestyle, that roasted-turkey-in-the-oven-smell is getting replaced by vegan-friendly options … Continue reading Is tofurky actually healthy?

Plant-based protein battle: Tempeh versus tofu

October 18, 2018 at 09:25AM While food innovation has gifted plant-based, vegan, and vegetarian eaters with an array of meat-like options (looking at you, “bleeding” burger patty), there’s no denying that when it comes to plant-based protein options, tempeh and tofu still reign supreme as the most popular substitutes. While both meatless options are essentially super-versatile soy, … Continue reading Plant-based protein battle: Tempeh versus tofu

The 6 healthy frozen dinners you should always keep in your freezer, according to a dietitian

January 18, 2020 at 12:00PM by CWC There’s something so nostalgic about frozen meals. I mean, who didn’t grow up eating the occasional Kid Cuisine meal that came complete with nuggets, some questionable veggies, and a brownie for dessert? As an adult, you’re probably well aware most options in the freezer section are loaded with … Continue reading The 6 healthy frozen dinners you should always keep in your freezer, according to a dietitian

Should These High-Protein, Low-Carb Beans Should Be On Your Plate?

January 18, 2020 at 04:03AM Ever since longevity expert Dan Buettner advised us to eat 120 beans every day, we’ve been on the lookout for interesting ways to up our legume game. Enter, the lupini bean. What is a lupini bean? Lupini beans (or lupin beans) are a popular legume grown in the Mediterranean basin … Continue reading Should These High-Protein, Low-Carb Beans Should Be On Your Plate?

Why a “bland diet” is your BFF during times of, ahem, gastric distress

January 18, 2020 at 02:00AM by CWC Having a stomach bug is never fun. Your whole body hurts, you feel nauseated and dizzy, and it often requires you to spend lots of quality time in your bathroom. (Fun!) And if you do end up getting a GI issue like a stomach sickness or virus, you … Continue reading Why a “bland diet” is your BFF during times of, ahem, gastric distress

The Most Consumed Oil In The U.S. Can Change The Brain (For The Worse)

January 17, 2020 at 06:42PM It’s not exactly a secret that vegetable oils aren’t the best type of oil for us to consume. They’re loaded with saturated fats, and they lack the redemptive omega-3 fatty acids in other oils that are actually good for us. And in the case of soybean oil, it may cause changes in … Continue reading The Most Consumed Oil In The U.S. Can Change The Brain (For The Worse)

A nutritionist’s top 5 all-natural foods for better sleep—and why they work

January 14, 2020 at 08:00PM by CWC When it comes to pre-bedtime snacks (and late-night dinners), some foods are known to be sleep disruptors while others are linked to drifting off more soundly. Our culture has long turned to wine or over-the-counter meds as sleep aids, but the truth is, they aren’t the best solutions … Continue reading A nutritionist’s top 5 all-natural foods for better sleep—and why they work

Want To Try Going Plant-Based? Use This Vegan Grocery List + Meal Plan

January 12, 2020 at 12:05AM There’s something inspiring and exciting about wandering the aisles of your favorite grocery store, with recipes and food prep fantasies running through your head. Unless, of course, you find yourself shopping and have no idea where to start. If you’re new to veganism, or perhaps you’re simply in a cooking … Continue reading Want To Try Going Plant-Based? Use This Vegan Grocery List + Meal Plan

The secret nutty sauce recipe a doctor uses to make plant-based meals ’10 times better’

January 11, 2020 at 12:00PM by CWC When you have a good sauce on hand, it’s really all you need to take your meal from good to great. And it’s especially helpful if you’re eating a plant-based diet. That’s why one doctor has a go-to secret recipe for a nutty sauce she uses almost every … Continue reading The secret nutty sauce recipe a doctor uses to make plant-based meals ’10 times better’

Make healthy eating a reality with this delicious 28-day plan

January 01, 2020 at 11:00AM by CWC Year after year, “dieting and eating healthier” tops the list of most common New Year’s resolutions for Americans. But this is a different kind of healthy eating challenge from others you might see in January. We’re not here to tell you to follow a specific kind of eating … Continue reading Make healthy eating a reality with this delicious 28-day plan

The flexitarian diet lets you go mostly plant-based without *totally* ditching burgers

January 01, 2020 at 01:00AM by CWC If there’s one food lesson we learned this year, it’s the importance of plant-based eating for health and the environment. But it’s one thing to know that eating fewer animal products and more plants is associated lots of benefits—from reduced risk of heart disease to better digestive health—and another … Continue reading The flexitarian diet lets you go mostly plant-based without *totally* ditching burgers

10 healthy lasagna recipes that serve as the ultimate comfort food

December 29, 2019 at 08:00PM by CWC Lasagna is the quintessential comfort food. Traditionally served piping hot and oozing with cheese spilling out from layers of pasta, the Italian dish is a cold-weather classic. For eaters who either can’t or choose not to consume dairy, meat, or gluten, there are many alternative homemade lasagna recipes … Continue reading 10 healthy lasagna recipes that serve as the ultimate comfort food

5 plant-based proteins that won’t mess with your digestion

December 26, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC In the healthy food space, 2019 was dominated by all things plant-based. Alt-meat brands like Beyond Meat and Impossible spawned countless imitators from other companies as more and more people became interested in cutting back on their consumption of animal products for better health and the environment. But … Continue reading 5 plant-based proteins that won’t mess with your digestion

The 10 best longevity tips we learned this year for living a longer, healthier life

December 24, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC If you’re ready to make some changes in 2020, we’ve rounded up the best longevity tips we’ve learned in the past year. Whether it’s adding more chili peppers to your diet, taking enough steps every day, or spending quality time with the people you love, these are the … Continue reading The 10 best longevity tips we learned this year for living a longer, healthier life

Dr. Weil’s anti-inflammatory food pyramid isn’t a diet—and that’s why dietitians love it

December 19, 2019 at 07:30PM by CWC Sugar, chronic stress, and environmental toxins all contribute to inflammation—your immune system’s response to irritants in and outside of your body. Your internal systems use inflammation to protect you, but when the relationship gets thrown off balance, it can affect your overall health. That’s why registered dietitians Wendy … Continue reading Dr. Weil’s anti-inflammatory food pyramid isn’t a diet—and that’s why dietitians love it

12 recipes that use the spicy Italian ingredient connected to longevity

December 17, 2019 at 07:05PM by CWC If you’re a fan of chili peppers, you’re in luck. Aside from bringing on the heat, new research shows they can also help you live longer—the best possible reason to spice up your life. In a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, researchers … Continue reading 12 recipes that use the spicy Italian ingredient connected to longevity

There’s only one month a year when it’s acceptable to drink eggnog—here’s how to do it vegan, dairy-free, and delicious

December 11, 2019 at 11:00PM by CWC Even if you’re the type of person who likes listening to Christmas music year-round, even if you put your tree up when there are pumpkins on your porch, even if you don’t understand the backlash against Love Actually and are committed to defending it as the best movie … Continue reading There’s only one month a year when it’s acceptable to drink eggnog—here’s how to do it vegan, dairy-free, and delicious

The 4 rules to follow when eating soy, according to a dietitian

December 11, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC Is soy healthy or not? Get the lowdown from a top dietitian by watching this video. Despite plant-based eating completely taking over the food scene right now, there’s still a lot of confusion around one major source: soy. Some healthy eaters are all about it and gladly fill … Continue reading The 4 rules to follow when eating soy, according to a dietitian

The 5 foods a gastroenterologist always, always keeps in the fridge

December 07, 2019 at 10:00PM by CWC Gut health is all the rage these days, and for good reason: eating foods with good bacterian helps to balance your gut’s microbiome—the digestive tract’s ecosystem comprising of trillions of live bacteria that interact with virtually every cell—boasts benefits that extend well beyond digestion. According to research from … Continue reading The 5 foods a gastroenterologist always, always keeps in the fridge