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 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

Why food experts are all about eating huge breakfasts and small dinners for better health

December 07, 2019 at 06:00PM by CWC “Eat like a king at breakfast, a prince at lunch, and a pauper at dinner.” The royal refrain has long been preached by healthy eating experts as one of the best ways to eat for maintaining a healthy metabolism, digestion, and overall health. The advice came up yet … Continue reading Why food experts are all about eating huge breakfasts and small dinners for better health

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

4 healthy frozen breakfasts a dietitian recommends to simplify your morning

November 26, 2019 at 05:50PM by CWC The frozen food aisle of your local grocery store offers a lot more than mixed vegetables. It’s about to be your go-to section of the grocery store for all your breakfast needs, too. Registered dietitian and Real Nutrition founder Amy Shapiro, RDN, shares a grocery haul of breakfast … Continue reading 4 healthy frozen breakfasts a dietitian recommends to simplify your morning

6 plant-based Thanksgiving main dishes so your vegetarian guests can eat more than sides

November 22, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC If you or someone you’re thankful for eats a  plant-based diet, you’re all too familiar with the conundrum of having to stick to side dishes during Thanksgiving when the only entrée option is something like, oh, I don’t know… turkey. After all, sides are more likely to be … Continue reading 6 plant-based Thanksgiving main dishes so your vegetarian guests can eat more than sides

7 healthy foods Japanese centenarians eat each day for longevity

November 21, 2019 at 08:12PM by CWC Healthy Japanese foods make it easy to create a vibrant plate that resembles a nutritional masterpiece. According to Blue Zones—an organization dedicated to studying the habits of the world’s longest-living people—residents of Okinawa, a Japanese prefecture comprising more than 150 islands in the East China Sea, enjoy the … Continue reading 7 healthy foods Japanese centenarians eat each day for longevity

6 healthy breakfast taco recipes to spice up your morning

November 16, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC As the definition of breakfast food wanders outside the boundaries of pancakes, oatmeal, eggs, and yogurt, it only makes sense that tacos are becoming a popular brunch order. Scrambled eggs, avocado, and black beans wrapped up in a corn tortilla? Um, yes, please. Whatever diet you follow, there’s … Continue reading 6 healthy breakfast taco recipes to spice up your morning

The dietitian’s guide to the healthiest fast food options at 14 of America’s favorite chain restaurants

November 13, 2019 at 07:29PM by CWC You know how it goes: some weeks you’ve meal-prepped a week’s worth of meals. And some weeks, well, you feel accomplished for nuking yourself a TV dinner. When life gets busy and you find yourself staring into an empty fridge, being in-the-know about the healthiest fast food options … Continue reading The dietitian’s guide to the healthiest fast food options at 14 of America’s favorite chain restaurants

Double the number of servings in your favorite recipes with this budget friendly meal hack

November 12, 2019 at 09:00PM by CWC Whether you’re cooking dinner for a family of five or meal prepping for one, it’s easy to create budget friendly meals with the addition of a few sneaky ingredients. This hack won’t compromise the flavor of your favorite recipes, but it will increase the nutritional benefits. In a … Continue reading Double the number of servings in your favorite recipes with this budget friendly meal hack

Here’s what your go-to snack should be, according to your zodiac sign

November 12, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC You might have already turned to your zodiac for insight into a stress relief technique that works best for your personality or the type of partner you’re most likely to be compatible with. But your horoscope and food go together like…well, like Castor and Pollux. (Geminis, you got … Continue reading Here’s what your go-to snack should be, according to your zodiac sign

7 recipes that prove your air fryer should part of *all* holiday cooking, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s

November 10, 2019 at 06:00PM by CWC The air fryer has been used to perform many miracles in the kitchen: turning onion rings into a legit healthy snack, kale into a crunchy sandwich companion, and even making tofu the perfect amount of crispy. But all of that is amateur hour compared to the marathon that … Continue reading 7 recipes that prove your air fryer should part of *all* holiday cooking, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s

How to eat healthy and hearty at Panera Bread, according to a registered dietitian

November 08, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC As far as fast-casual restaurant chains go, Panera Bread is pretty up on it in terms of catering to the wellness set. The chain ditched all artificial ingredients years ago, launched a health conscious wellness series, and most recently, expanded their menu to include protein-rich grain bowls. When … Continue reading How to eat healthy and hearty at Panera Bread, according to a registered dietitian

Make this tiny tweak to your marinade to lock in flavor without compromising texture

October 30, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC Creating a perfect marinade is like a work of art. With just the right ingredients, your protein of choice gets mouth-watering flavor and melt in your mouth tenderness. But if your marinade ends up making your meal chewier than you’d like, there’s a tiny tweak you should make … Continue reading Make this tiny tweak to your marinade to lock in flavor without compromising texture

‘Social jet lag’ is the real reason you sleep like crap on Sundays

October 27, 2019 at 11:00PM by CWC Weekends are made for recharging your battery for the week ahead, true—but they’re also about having fun. If your definition of a Saturday night well-spent involves late-night dancing or game nights that stretch on into the wee morning hours, you likely sleep through a good part of Sunday. … Continue reading ‘Social jet lag’ is the real reason you sleep like crap on Sundays

The beauty foods a nutritionist says to always have on your plate for healthier skin

October 27, 2019 at 07:00PM by CWC I used to get really excited seeing French fries (or truffle French fries, TBH) on a menu, but now I get a kick out of seeing an ingredient that I use in my skin-care routine. (I still love the fries though.) It happens a lot, because, as we … Continue reading The beauty foods a nutritionist says to always have on your plate for healthier skin

Take your Sweetgreen salad order to the next level with these dietitian-approved picks

October 25, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC Trendy salad eatery Sweetgreen is a fast-casual haven for healthy eaters. Whatever location across the country you frequent, when you walk through the door, you’re immediately hit with a faint whiff of kale—and the sight of an out-the-door line if you go during peak hours. Maybe you’ve come … Continue reading Take your Sweetgreen salad order to the next level with these dietitian-approved picks

The ‘Core Four’ foods you should always mix and match for a quick healthy dinner

October 24, 2019 at 07:37PM by CWC To my dismay, there’s no perfect formula for a quick healthy dinner. Dreaming up healthy meal ideas often involves improvising with the ingredients you have on hand, but Nutrition Stripped blogger McKel Kooienga, MS, RD, a member of the Well+Good council, says that all good-for-you dishes share four elements … Continue reading The ‘Core Four’ foods you should always mix and match for a quick healthy dinner

20+ foods that will help you feel less like garbage on your period

October 22, 2019 at 11:00PM by CWC Looking for sweet, sweet PMS relief? Try these delicious foods. If you’re anything like me, you’re probably feeling hardcore cravings for carbs and chocolate in the days leading up to your period. But for true relief—both physically and mentally—from the most annoying period symptoms, registered dietitian and The … Continue reading 20+ foods that will help you feel less like garbage on your period