If Instant Pot and sous vide had a baby, this would be it

July 19, 2019 at 09:09AM by CWC The list of cooking functions possessed by the Instant Pot is nothing short of impressive: it’s a pressure cooker, rice maker, egg boiler, yogurt maker, and steamer all in one. But one of the few features most IPs don’t have is a built-in sous vide, a process used … Continue reading If Instant Pot and sous vide had a baby, this would be it

Feeding a crowd? Here’s how to create a ‘Venn diagram menu’ and make everyone happy

July 19, 2019 at 08:05AM by CWC Every time I make a trip down south to my hometown of Charleston, South Carolina, what to eat for dinner is a contentious subject. I’m a long-time vegetarian, my sister has been flirting with keto, and my mother is—how do I phrase this politely?—extremely picky. Dad is our … Continue reading Feeding a crowd? Here’s how to create a ‘Venn diagram menu’ and make everyone happy

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

What a healthy plate looks like on the ketogenic diet

July 18, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC Meal planning is hard enough—researching recipes, planning what to make, shopping for ingredients, and cooking the damn food are all time consuming on their own. But for people on the keto diet, the menu choices get even more limited. That’s because the low-carb, high-fat eating plan has very … Continue reading What a healthy plate looks like on the ketogenic diet

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

When it comes to alt-sweeteners, monk fruit is officially the new stevia

July 15, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC Here’s a healthy eating pop quiz: What’s 150 to 200 times sweeter than sugar, hails from a Southeast Asian fruit, and is in what seems like every single healthy food product launching this year? If you guessed monk fruit, you get an A. No, it’s not exactly new: … Continue reading When it comes to alt-sweeteners, monk fruit is officially the new stevia

9 keto-approved muffin recipes that pair perfectly with buttered-up coffee

July 15, 2019 at 07:00AM by CWC When making the switch to a new eating plan, there’s inevitably some growing pains. If you’re going vegan, it might be figuring out what veggie burgers actually hit the spot. New to the Mediterranean diet? So begins your Google search into more creative ways to cook with fish … Continue reading 9 keto-approved muffin recipes that pair perfectly with buttered-up coffee

A dietitian’s definitive ranking of the 10 most popular protein cookies

July 13, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC Growing up, my dad always rewarded himself for working out by buying himself a junk food snack at the gas station down the street. “Dad, you’re totally undoing your workout!” I would nag him, rolling my (heavily) eyelined eyes at him. But he didn’t care. He just ran … Continue reading A dietitian’s definitive ranking of the 10 most popular protein cookies

Why experts say it’s not the best idea to try and cut out *all* sugar from your life

July 12, 2019 at 10:38AM by CWC Throw a (virtual) stone on the internet, and you’ll hit dozens of stories from influencers and health writers about the evils of sugar and how their lives changed when they cut it out completely. Hell, even J.Lo and A-Rod went sugar-free for 10 days earlier in the year. … Continue reading Why experts say it’s not the best idea to try and cut out *all* sugar from your life

How to eat healthy at Wendy’s, according to a registered dietitian

July 12, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC As a kid, dinner at Wendy’s meant the chance to dip French fries into a big ‘ol chocolate Frosty. It’s truly the stuff fast food memories are made of. Both are still on the menu for whenever a craving hits, but the burger chain has plenty of other … Continue reading How to eat healthy at Wendy’s, according to a registered dietitian

A registered dietitian reveals the 10 cheap healthy foods she always snags at Whole Foods

July 09, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC Want to shop like a dietitian at Whole Foods? Watch the video. No matter how many times your mom says “don’t go grocery shopping while you’re hungry,” we all still do it. A bajillion dollars and 675 snacks later, you’ve got enough to ensure you never feel hunger … Continue reading A registered dietitian reveals the 10 cheap healthy foods she always snags at Whole Foods

“Lazy keto” may be easier than regular keto, but don’t count on getting the same benefits

July 09, 2019 at 10:30AM by CWC Whether it’s from people in your virtual fit squad, your neighbor, or an influencer you follow on Instagram, it’s highly likely that you’ve heard someone going on and on about the benefits of the ketogenic diet. Keto devotees credit the low-carb, high-fat eating plan for everything from weight … Continue reading “Lazy keto” may be easier than regular keto, but don’t count on getting the same benefits

It’s chard season—here are 8 ways to eat it that go way beyond steaming

July 08, 2019 at 04:01PM by CWC I rarely eat chard. Not because I don’t like it, but I’ve just never been sure how to prepare it properly. I regularly use spinach, kale, and other greens in my dishes, but most chard recipes call for steaming—and, TBH, even the stunning rainbow variety no longer looks … Continue reading It’s chard season—here are 8 ways to eat it that go way beyond steaming

8 foods rich in magnesium that make for the perfect bedtime snack

July 08, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC If you’ll flash back for a moment to high school chemistry—sorry if this means reliving some terrible low-rise jeans fashion choices—you may recall that magnesium was that metal that would burn bright white when you got to do experiments using fire. In the context of the real world, … Continue reading 8 foods rich in magnesium that make for the perfect bedtime snack

With 4-ingredient ‘fathead dough,’ you can make keto-friendly pizza and cinnamon rolls

July 08, 2019 at 10:45AM by CWC The scene opens on two sisters—Kells (that’s me!) and Rory—in the checkout line at Trader Joe’s near New York City’s Union Square. Rory has been eating keto for about two months, and wants to make low-carb, high-fat pizza for me while she’s visiting. “No, seriously,” says Rory. “It’s … Continue reading With 4-ingredient ‘fathead dough,’ you can make keto-friendly pizza and cinnamon rolls

Instant Pot just released its own own air fryer—here’s how it compares to others

July 08, 2019 at 07:05AM by CWC The air fryer is quickly becoming *the* kitchen tool of the moment. It’s as widely beloved as the Instant Pot. And if you’ve been waiting to get your hands on one, now may be your moment. For the first time ever, the Instant Pot company is releasing its … Continue reading Instant Pot just released its own own air fryer—here’s how it compares to others

These energy bites are the snack of choice for the healthiest people in the world

July 07, 2019 at 02:01AM by CWC Amid all the snack innovations that have happened in recent years (and oh, boy, there have been many), “energy bites” fascinate me the most. I mean, they basically claim to be the noshing equivalent of a tall cup of coffee. And in the era of being tired all … Continue reading These energy bites are the snack of choice for the healthiest people in the world

8 low-carb, high-fiber foods to load up on every day

July 04, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC ICYMI low-carb diets are kind of a big deal right now. Whether you’ve dabbled in the keto diet or you paired up with friends for a post-holiday Whole30, there’s a good chance you’ve heard a thing or two about high-protein, low-carbohydrate diets. A big downside of the low … Continue reading 8 low-carb, high-fiber foods to load up on every day

8 eco-friendly clothing brands to give your wardrobe a totally chic (and sustainable) makeover

July 01, 2019 at 05:00PM by CWC Often when people decide to start living a more eco-conscious life, the first step is ditching plastic straws or investing in reusable totes for the grocery store. Now don’t get me wrong—both of those changes are doing good for the planet, but if you want to make an … Continue reading 8 eco-friendly clothing brands to give your wardrobe a totally chic (and sustainable) makeover

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

8 healthy cooking experts share the kitchen gadgets that are actually worth having

June 30, 2019 at 10:00AM by CWC Let’s be real: Who isn’t tempted by every kitchen contraption at Sur La Table and Bed Bath & Beyond? Butter cutters and avocado slicers and “chorks” all serve their purpose…right? “It’s so easy to go overboard and want it all!” says Isabel Maples, R.D., spokesperson for the Academy … Continue reading 8 healthy cooking experts share the kitchen gadgets that are actually worth having

You’re probably not getting enough potassium, so make sure these 7 foods are on your grocery list

June 29, 2019 at 10:00AM by CWC If I were to compare the major minerals to members of a late-’90s boy band, magnesium would surely be the Nick Lachey or Ashley Parker Angel of the bunch—you know, the heartthrob who gets all the attention. Calcium strikes me as the mature, serious type, à la Kevin … Continue reading You’re probably not getting enough potassium, so make sure these 7 foods are on your grocery list

Here’s how to eat healthy at Denny’s, according to a registered dietitian

June 28, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC You could be stranded in a town you’ve never been to before, starving at 1 a.m. and you can still count on Denny’s to come through. The open 24/7 diner has a special place in many hearts, from up-all-night college students to grandparents partial to an early-bird special. … Continue reading Here’s how to eat healthy at Denny’s, according to a registered dietitian