8 healthier canned wines that give new meaning to the term ‘wine cooler’

May 25, 2019 at 08:00AM by CWC Memorial Day weekend is here to kick off three months of glorious outdoor cookouts, picnics, and weekend getaways—which also means you’ll likely be imbibing more than you do the rest of the year. While beer on the beach is great and all, sometimes a girl would just rather … Continue reading 8 healthier canned wines that give new meaning to the term ‘wine cooler’

3 dentist-approved ways to whiten your teeth—no bleach trays necessary

November 05, 2018 at 08:36AM Pearly whites are a beauty aspiration, for sure. (Cue the dental commercial featuring a woman smiling with brilliant whites directly into the camera.) But to achieve a glistening grin fit for TV and everyday life, you don’t necessarily need to book a heavy-duty fluoride treatment. One dentist says that there are three au naturel methods … Continue reading 3 dentist-approved ways to whiten your teeth—no bleach trays necessary

3 ways to get your whites whiter without using bleach

September 24, 2018 at 05:27AM As a person who spills something on absolutely everything she owns, I frequently struggle with resisting the desire to bleach my coffee/tea/chocolate (okay fine,  wine)-stained whites. According to nontoxic-living guru Sophie Gushée, however, chlorine bleach—the compound commonly used to get whites whiter—is not the answer to my clumsiness. Why? It … Continue reading 3 ways to get your whites whiter without using bleach

Hard boiled eggs are perfect for meal prep—here’s how to make them more fun to eat

August 02, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC Whenever you ask a bunch of healthy eating experts what their go-to snack is, you’re probably going to have at least three people wax poetic about hard boiled eggs. They’re high in protein! They’re portable! They’re easy to make! Yet no one is willing to cop up to … Continue reading Hard boiled eggs are perfect for meal prep—here’s how to make them more fun to eat

Peloton trainer Rebecca Kennedy shares what a week of eating intuitively looks like

July 01, 2019 at 10:02AM by CWC It can be enough of a challenge to figure out how to properly fuel your body if you’re training for a half- or full marathon. Imagine if it was literally your job not only to run, but to do it in front of hundreds and thousands of people. … Continue reading Peloton trainer Rebecca Kennedy shares what a week of eating intuitively looks like

The easy sauces every healthy grill master needs to know

June 29, 2019 at 04:02AM by CWC The Instant Pot may be the savior of your weekday meals, but summer weekends mean the grill gets to steal the show. Burger patties, corn, eggplant, peaches, pineapple—what doesn’t taste delicious with a little fire beneath it? But as every grill master knows, when it comes to barbecuing … Continue reading The easy sauces every healthy grill master needs to know

How to make a healthy BBQ sauce because, sorry, it’s not summer without it

June 22, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC Sorry, you can’t call your little backyard party a barbecue without a really great barbecue sauce. Unfortunately, most store-bought varieties contain more sugar than you’d think, and that’s why this healthy BBQ sauce recipe will take your next gathering to another level. There are a few components every … Continue reading How to make a healthy BBQ sauce because, sorry, it’s not summer without it

This healthy twist on potato salad is here to upgrade your Memorial Day spread

May 24, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC Photo: Avery Memorial Day officially kicks off the start of summer cookout season, which means the return of some classics everyone loves to pile high on their paper plates: burgers (including their vegan counterparts), macaroni salad, grilled corn, and of course, potato salad. Potatoes on their own are … Continue reading This healthy twist on potato salad is here to upgrade your Memorial Day spread

Is it just me or do I get way more sunburned when I’m drinking?

May 21, 2019 at 12:30PM by CWC It’s now legitimately hot outside and the sun is shining. This means that two things are a must: wearing extra sunscreen to protect skin, and drinking alcohol al fresco (in moderation, of course). But then I heard murmurs that the two have a combative relationship, and a light … Continue reading Is it just me or do I get way more sunburned when I’m drinking?

The secret ingredient Drew Barrymore’s nutritionist uses to sweeten up her salad dressing

March 21, 2019 at 11:19AM by CWC I hate to admit it now, but it wasn’t until I was well out of college that I started to rethink my salad dressing choices. It took me years to realize just how much sugar was lurking in the bottle. I’m blame this on my Midwest upbringing, which … Continue reading The secret ingredient Drew Barrymore’s nutritionist uses to sweeten up her salad dressing

What “eating the rainbow” actually does for your body, color by color

February 21, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC When you sit down to enjoy a leafy-green salad, do you know specifically what each of the vividly hued fruits and veggies in the bowl are doing for your body? I know I don’t. The #eattherainbow lifestyle makes for vibrant sandwiches and top-notch crudité platters, but it does … Continue reading What “eating the rainbow” actually does for your body, color by color

Ditch the stain stick, this baking soda spray gets any evidence of spills out of laundry

August 16, 2019 at 06:44AM by CWC One second you’re enjoying your chilled, iced matcha latte, and the next you have a gigantic green stain staring at you (or popsicle drip this time of year) from your fresh white shirt. It’s happened to the best of us. Typically, a stain that big is something not … Continue reading Ditch the stain stick, this baking soda spray gets any evidence of spills out of laundry

Here’s what to eat on a really long flight, according to a nutritionist

July 22, 2019 at 06:30PM by CWC When you’ve been looking forward to your vacation for weeks, the last thing you want is to end up feeling gross once you get there because the flight threw your digestion off. And when your destination is farther than a quick jaunt to the next state over? Forget … Continue reading Here’s what to eat on a really long flight, according to a nutritionist

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

How to make the Mediterranean diet work for you if you’re gluten-free

June 13, 2019 at 10:49AM by CWC As far as healthy eating plans go, the Mediterranean diet is the gold standard in many experts’ eyes. Its benefits are extensive and backed by years of research, it’s not overly restrictive, and it’s pretty easy to follow. Plus, who wouldn’t love a plan that encourages carbs and … Continue reading How to make the Mediterranean diet work for you if you’re gluten-free

Here’s what a healthy plate looks like on the Mediterranean diet

June 07, 2019 at 08:00AM by CWC There’s no denying that the Mediterranean diet has long been touted as one of the healthiest eating plans for longevity, heart benefits, and more. In fact, just this year it was named the top diet in US News and World Report’s annual ranking. Why? Well even though diets … Continue reading Here’s what a healthy plate looks like on the Mediterranean diet

11 must-visit Pacific Coast Highway pit stops for the ultimate summer road trip

May 20, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC My first-ever experience riding along the Pacific Coast Highway—California’s longest state route, which hugs most of the coastline—is now just a hazy memory of motion sickness from the rear-facing third row of my parents’ Woody Wagon. Years later, I rewrote that memory with my soon-to-be husband: We rented … Continue reading 11 must-visit Pacific Coast Highway pit stops for the ultimate summer road trip

Getting a tattoo affirmed that my body is a dictatorship, not a democracy—and I’m the HBIC

May 09, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC In June 2018, I got my first tattoo—at age 41. Less than a year later, I now have 10. After spending months agonizing about the right font, the proper placement, and the perfect size, I got my first design from rock-star artist JonBoy—four tiny, block-lettered words in Spanish … Continue reading Getting a tattoo affirmed that my body is a dictatorship, not a democracy—and I’m the HBIC

These are the very best meal kits to match your specific eating habits

May 09, 2019 at 06:41AM by CWC How do you answer the eternal question: Whats for dinner? We’re all in search of the best way to simplify our nightly routines. But if you didn’t spend your Sunday prepping meals for the week, filling Tupperware after Tupperware with protein, veggies, and grains, good luck rummaging through … Continue reading These are the very best meal kits to match your specific eating habits

I didn’t think I liked tie-dye until Etsy convinced me to get twisted

May 09, 2019 at 05:13AM by CWC I am a minimalist at heart, but I still experience the occasional moment when I need to be the most. It’s is a good year to be alive for that because there’s no stopping the tie-dye design trend in home decor. “2019 is the year of maximalism, so … Continue reading I didn’t think I liked tie-dye until Etsy convinced me to get twisted

The definitive ranking of every alt-pasta at Trader Joe’s because #carbs

May 07, 2019 at 10:23AM by CWC Pasta has been my favorite food since childhood, and my love of carbs has only gotten stronger now that I’m a grown-up. I spend an inordinate amount of time scanning the Trader Joe’s pasta section, thinking about all the meals I can make throughout the week. The only … Continue reading The definitive ranking of every alt-pasta at Trader Joe’s because #carbs