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

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

7 delicious vegetarian slow cooker recipes that practically do the cooking for you

October 21, 2019 at 09:15PM by CWC Having a slow cooker is basically like having a private chef. You do the prepping in the morning by putting all the ingredients into the Crock-Pot or Instant Pot, and when you return home after work, there’s a healthy and delicious meal waiting for you—one you hardly remember … Continue reading 7 delicious vegetarian slow cooker recipes that practically do the cooking for you

What a ‘healthy plate’ looks like in 6 different countries

October 16, 2019 at 03:30PM by CWC Welcome to Passport Nutrition. We’re mapping the flavors of the world one country at a time by speaking with people who wrap their careers around cuisine as well as those who simply savor an hour spent in the kitchen after work. You’ll find that a “healthy plate” isn’t … Continue reading What a ‘healthy plate’ looks like in 6 different countries

From pyramids to ‘spinning tops,’ here’s what nutrition guidelines look like in 7 countries around the world

October 14, 2019 at 03:04PM by CWC Welcome to Passport Nutrition. We’re mapping the flavors of the world one country at a time while speaking with people who wrap their careers around cuisine as well as those who simply savor an hour spent in the kitchen after work. You’ll find that a “healthy plate” isn’t … Continue reading From pyramids to ‘spinning tops,’ here’s what nutrition guidelines look like in 7 countries around the world

Well+Good readers share their favorite hot breakfasts that aren’t oatmeal

October 08, 2019 at 02:30AM by CWC As temperatures drop, the desire for a steaming hot dish of something or another to entice you out of bed in the morning tends to rise. And while oatmeal’s cool and all, it’s not exactly the sexiest thing on the menu and some days, you need healthy breakfast … Continue reading Well+Good readers share their favorite hot breakfasts that aren’t oatmeal

A dietitian explains how you can eat healthy and delicious meals for just $7 a day

September 27, 2019 at 03:01PM by CWC Healthy eating has a reputation for being like the Big Apple—and by that I mean overpriced. Here in New York City, everything is expensive it seems. I once waited in line for two hours to buy a $15 bagel, and I’ve paid $19 for Serendipity 3‘s Forbidden Broadway … Continue reading A dietitian explains how you can eat healthy and delicious meals for just $7 a day

Even healthy eaters overdo it with saturated fats—here are 4 easy ways to cut back your intake

September 25, 2019 at 10:30PM by CWC Whenever someone says the words “saturated fats,” my mind conjures burgers sizzling on the grill and the colorfully-wrapped candy bars at the checkout counter of Walgreens. While those two images are accurate, saturated fats are hiding in many parts of the American diet. And, a brand-new study published … Continue reading Even healthy eaters overdo it with saturated fats—here are 4 easy ways to cut back your intake

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

Your official 10K training meal plan, because something needs to power all those runs

September 23, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC In high school, I thought the pre-track meet spaghetti dinners were reason enough to take up running. Piling a plate high with noodles and beef-laden tomato sauce to fuel up for a whole two laps around the track (I ran the 800 meters) seemed like an idea I … Continue reading Your official 10K training meal plan, because something needs to power all those runs

5 healthy breakfast recipes with just 5 ingredients (or less!) from Trader Joe’s

September 21, 2019 at 12:01PM by CWC If I were stranded on a desert island and could only choose three items to bring with me, they would be Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter, Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Schoolbook Cookies, and Trader Joe’s Absolute Black Dark Chocolate. The general themes here are fairly obvious: I would want all … Continue reading 5 healthy breakfast recipes with just 5 ingredients (or less!) from Trader Joe’s

These are the 9 healthiest items to order at P.F. Chang’s, according to a dietitian

September 20, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC Whether you live in a big city with literally hundreds of hole-in-the-wall Chinese places or a suburb with just a handful of hidden gems, people still flock to P.F. Chang’s as if it’s the only place in town serving up fried rice and wontons. Haters will say it’s … Continue reading These are the 9 healthiest items to order at P.F. Chang’s, according to a dietitian

7 simple dinner formulas to make vegetarian eating anything but boring

September 13, 2019 at 06:10PM by CWC After going vegetarian, it can tricky knowing what to eat, especially if you’re used to basing your meals around meat. When it’s gone, you’re left wondering what you should put on your plate instead. That’s why as you’re getting the hang of things, it’s always a good idea … Continue reading 7 simple dinner formulas to make vegetarian eating anything but boring

Soup up your usual order at Hale & Hearty with these healthy, nutritionist-approved picks

September 06, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC Walking into a Hale & Hearty midday can feel like an extreme sport. There are an overwhelming amount of options (15 soups!), which is a lot to navigate when your lunch break isn’t exactly lengthy. If you’re not strategic, you might panic and walk out with something you … Continue reading Soup up your usual order at Hale & Hearty with these healthy, nutritionist-approved picks

Instant ramen is getting a major makeover—but can it ever be a truly healthy food?

August 28, 2019 at 06:27PM by CWC As far as packaged food goes, instant ramen—the beige block of dried noodles with its silver foil packet companion—is arguably the most iconic example that comes to mind. It’s many things—affordable, convenient, tasty—but has never been associated with health. One package of the leading brand of ramen has … Continue reading Instant ramen is getting a major makeover—but can it ever be a truly healthy food?

How to use the glycemic index to choose the best pre- and post-workout meals

August 27, 2019 at 06:06PM by CWC Even with all the information available on what to eat before and after a workout, it might seem tricky to find the right options to help you power through as well as properly recover. But maybe that’s just because you haven’t looked to the glycemic index yet. The … Continue reading How to use the glycemic index to choose the best pre- and post-workout meals

These are the best healthy salads to order at Chotp’d, according to a dietitian

August 23, 2019 at 04:58PM by CWC You’ve already scored a healthy win just by making Chopt’d your lunch or dinner destination; anything greens or grains-based is loaded with fiber. But just like at any other restaurant, if you ascribe to a specific eating plan, there are certain factors to consider when making your pick. … Continue reading These are the best healthy salads to order at Chotp’d, according to a dietitian

Make nearly any recipe work for your air fryer with this handy converter

August 22, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC When it comes to the air fryer, people have feelings. It isn’t just a casual tool, like the toaster oven or rice cooker, that healthy eaters turn to from time to time. Air fryer obsession is real. (And you thought Instant Pot love was intense.) You think this … Continue reading Make nearly any recipe work for your air fryer with this handy converter

This nutrition expert makes food traditions healthier—without sacrificing taste

August 21, 2019 at 06:00PM by CWC “As a dietitian of color, I want to always tell the world we exist.” So says nutrition expert Maya Feller, RD, who aims to help people eat well while honoring their unique cultural culinary traditions. Here, in conversation with Well+Good Council member Latham Thomas, she describes how she … Continue reading This nutrition expert makes food traditions healthier—without sacrificing taste