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

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

I failed #PlasticFreeJuly—and I’m so glad I did

August 16, 2019 at 05:00AM by CWC Last month, the #PlasticFreeJuly hashtag started popping up on some of the Instagram accounts I follow. At the time, I’d been deeply affected by The Guardian‘s series on plastic, and after I learned that that majority of plastic—even the stuff we toss in the blue bin—doesn’t get recycled … Continue reading I failed #PlasticFreeJuly—and I’m so glad I did

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

5 meal prep tips to ensure your food is anything but boring

August 12, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC Now that meal prepping has actually made its way into my weekly Sunday routine, I have to say, I’m pretty darn proud of myself. It’s so satisfying to look into the fridge and see glass containers prepped with my lunch salads and protein and greens for dinner, all … Continue reading 5 meal prep tips to ensure your food is anything but boring

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

7 healthy grilled corn recipes that are a step beyond just slathering it with butter

August 10, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC Throwing a few ears of corn on the grill and hearing them hiss and pop as they char to perfection…this is what summer eating is all about. But to only top off your grilled corn with plain ‘ol butter would be an injustice. Thankfully, it doesn’t take much … Continue reading 7 healthy grilled corn recipes that are a step beyond just slathering it with butter

The plant-based eats that keep this SLT instructor strong enough for a day’s worth of classes

August 09, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC SLT instructor Amy Paulin has experienced first-hand the transformative potential of healthy eating. “My whole life I’ve always struggled with anxiety, and tried so many different things to help manage it,” she says, adding that it always seemed to come back. “About a year ago, I started researching … Continue reading The plant-based eats that keep this SLT instructor strong enough for a day’s worth of classes

How to eat healthy at Panda Express, according to a registered dietitian

August 09, 2019 at 06:00AM by CWC With restaurants in every single state—and most airports—Panda Express is the easy go-to when a craving for Americanized Chinese food hits. Regardless of which location you go to, the fast food chain is reliable for offering all the popular classics, like fried rice, orange chicken, and teriyaki chicken. … Continue reading How to eat healthy at Panda Express, according to a registered dietitian

Plant-based eating is trendy for good reason—here’s what it takes to go vegan

August 06, 2019 at 11:51AM by CWC Ask someone five years ago about whether they’d consider going vegan, and you likely would have been answered with an eye-roll or a grimace. Now, people are gladly adding oat milk to their coffee and trying Beyond Meat when it hits their grocery store, and even traditional companies … Continue reading Plant-based eating is trendy for good reason—here’s what it takes to go vegan

10 super easy vegan recipes to try using your air fryer

August 03, 2019 at 08:00AM by CWC If you own an air fryer—the kitchen tool of the moment that everyone from your neighbor to mother-in-law can’t stop talking about—and have spent any time Googling recipes, you know that the majority of them fall into two categories: healthier chips and crispy chicken. While it certainly does … Continue reading 10 super easy vegan recipes to try using your air fryer

The 4-step ‘sexy salad’ formula for spicing things up on your lunch hour

July 25, 2019 at 11:02AM by CWC I can count on one hand the amount of salads I’ve truly loved in my life. And guess what? I didn’t make any of them myself. Like underwater basket weaving, crafting greenery is an art form. But once you know the sexy salad ideas (yes, you read that … Continue reading The 4-step ‘sexy salad’ formula for spicing things up on your lunch hour

Following a vegan Mediterranean diet is totally possible if you remember these 3 guidelines

July 23, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC Hot take: The Mediterranean diet is basically Taylor Swift circa “You Belong With Me.” Trendy eating plans like keto are the short skirt-wearing cheer captains in this scenario, while the Med diet is definitely wearing t-shirts and sitting in the bleachers. It’s been here all along, and (this … Continue reading Following a vegan Mediterranean diet is totally possible if you remember these 3 guidelines

7 ways to cook with edamame (beyond just putting ’em in a bowl and adding salt)

July 20, 2019 at 06:00AM by CWC Fun fact: Edamame—immature soybeans cooked and served inside their pods—are higher in protein than chickpeas, lentils, and black beans, *and* are a good source of fiber, folate, and vitamin K. So it’s pretty sad that the only time they make an appearance is as a pre-sushi app or … Continue reading 7 ways to cook with edamame (beyond just putting ’em in a bowl and adding salt)

Beat the heat wave by giving your greens a hydrating twist with this watermelon salad

July 20, 2019 at 02:03AM by CWC In case you live in an air-conditioned fortress with no plans of stepping outside, you should know that most of the country is experiencing a major heatwave right now. Temps are reaching past 90°F and, in some cases, into the triple digits, and keeping cool is quite the … Continue reading Beat the heat wave by giving your greens a hydrating twist with this watermelon salad

5 recipes that prove panini presses aren’t just for smooshed sandwiches

July 18, 2019 at 10:26AM by CWC Here’s a (semi-)objective fact for you: paninis will always be better than sandwiches. The cheese melts to gooey perfection, the toast becomes buttery-yet-crunchy, and all the veggies taste fresh out of the oven. There’s no better glow-up for two pieces of bread and all the fixin’s, but if … Continue reading 5 recipes that prove panini presses aren’t just for smooshed sandwiches

How to eat healthy at the Whole Foods hot bar, according to a registered dietitian

July 17, 2019 at 06:00AM by CWC The siren call of the Whole Foods hot bar can be strong. (Specifically, the smell of the jalapeno mac-and-cheese.) Maybe it lures you in on days when you want to treat yourself to a lunch you didn’t have to meal prep. Or maybe it calls to you on … Continue reading How to eat healthy at the Whole Foods hot bar, according to a registered dietitian

How to use your air fryer to get a healthy dinner on the table tonight

July 17, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC If you’re committed to eating healthy but can’t imagine a life without chips and fries (seriously, that sounds terrible), then you’ve likely already discovered the miracle that is the air fryer. It’s a clutch kitchen tool for creating snacks that satisfy your hankering for a crunchy snack—without using … Continue reading How to use your air fryer to get a healthy dinner on the table tonight

How to use foods that make you sleepy to your advantage

July 12, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC From the parenting trick of lulling kids to sleep with a pre-bedtime glass of milk to avoiding caffeine after hours so you aren’t up all night counting sheep, there’s no denying that there’s a connection between food and sleep. Sometimes this is a gift, and sometimes it’s a … Continue reading How to use foods that make you sleepy to your advantage