Meet amaranth: The brain-boosting, gluten-free antidote to quinoa burnout

September 28, 2018 at 06:16AM By now, quinoa is pretty much a staple in every healthy gal’s pantry. And while the gluten-free grain definitely deserves all the props it receives, throwing it into your buddha bowls and veggie burgers week after week is sure to get a little boring eventually. The quinoa-fatigue fix? Switch up … Continue reading Meet amaranth: The brain-boosting, gluten-free antidote to quinoa burnout

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

The ‘Grecian goddess’ snack a dietitian eats to fight acne

November 10, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC As a healthy food writer, I’ve heard before that certain foods could be sneaky acne-causing culprits. In high school, the teen mags I read loved to make the connection between greasy food and zits. And (many) years later, at Well+Good, a colleague marveled at giving up dairy to … Continue reading The ‘Grecian goddess’ snack a dietitian eats to fight acne

Ahiflower oil is yet another plant-based answer to fish oil—but it’s not perfect

November 09, 2019 at 08:00PM by CWC Sussing out the differences between all of the supplements that are on the market is an undertaking, to say the least. Not only are hundreds of options on the market (as anyone who has wandered the vitamin aisle at Whole Foods knows), but there is also a host … Continue reading Ahiflower oil is yet another plant-based answer to fish oil—but it’s not perfect

How to make healthier everything bagels with your air fryer

November 09, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC You already know your air fryer turns vegetables into crispy perfection, but did you know you can also use it to bake up a batch of soft and fluffy everything bagels? Air fryer bagels topped with an ungodly amount of avocado? Sign me up. Kaila Proulx, the health … Continue reading How to make healthier everything bagels with your air fryer

Yes, fiber is good for your gut—but did you know it’s amazing for your skin, too?

November 08, 2019 at 06:50PM by CWC I have always associated fiber with pooping. Out of all the diet essentials that we’re supposed to get, fiber’s undoubtedly the least sexy, regardless of how healthy it is… mainly because of its reputation for keeping you on the toilet. Hot take, though: Fiber’s sexier than you ever realized—because … Continue reading Yes, fiber is good for your gut—but did you know it’s amazing for your skin, too?

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

I went to a Jamaican sex resort after a yearlong dry spell—here’s what happened

November 07, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC As a sex writer, I’m aware that many harbor preconceived notions about, well, my sex life. Namely, that I’m always having a lot of it. I have had my fair share, sure, and I’ve reported on raunchy material with abandon here, here, here, and  beyond. But am I … Continue reading I went to a Jamaican sex resort after a yearlong dry spell—here’s what happened

Target just revealed a sneak peek of its Black Friday deals—and an Apple Watch is $170

November 07, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC Why even shop throughout the year when you can save so much money by waiting until Black Friday? But it’s way too early to get excited about what awaits behind Target’s doors. Or is it? Target revealed the first sneak peek at what deals you can expect, and … Continue reading Target just revealed a sneak peek of its Black Friday deals—and an Apple Watch is $170

8 ways to cook with cauliflower this Thanksgiving that go way beyond cauli mash

November 05, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC This year has definitely been the year of the cauliflower. The humble veggie was virtually overlooked until healthy food geniuses found ways to transform it into everything from pizza crust to gnocchi. Here’s what’s so amazing about cauliflower: it’s a blank slate that can change textures and pick … Continue reading 8 ways to cook with cauliflower this Thanksgiving that go way beyond cauli mash

Hummus is more than a crowd-pleasing party dip—it’s a nutritional goldmine

November 02, 2019 at 05:00PM by CWC It’s safe to say that hummus has reached cult-favorite status in the snack department, even spawning creative variations in all sorts of different colors and flavors including avocado, beet, chocolate, and ice cream hummus (yup, that’s a thing!).  As delicious as those iterations may be, there’s nothing like … Continue reading Hummus is more than a crowd-pleasing party dip—it’s a nutritional goldmine

The healthy baked good a French nutritionist eats for breakfast

November 02, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC The quintessential French breakfast typically involves café au lait and a big flaky croissant. At least that’s the stereotype. And yet, the truth is that the healthy food revolution has rocked France, too, which makes that stereotype rather démodé. French singer-songwriter and fitness influencer Jess King recently told … Continue reading The healthy baked good a French nutritionist eats for breakfast

7 healthy muffin tin breakfast recipes for people who like to sleep in

November 01, 2019 at 08:00PM by CWC Baking a week’s worth of breakfasts in one day is a great way to do yourself a big favor. And while fluffy blueberry baked goods certainly fit the bill, muffin tins don’t get enough credit for their versatility. Whatever your eating plan, there’s a muffin tin breakfast recipe … Continue reading 7 healthy muffin tin breakfast recipes for people who like to sleep in

Spaghetti squash is the high-fiber, nutrient-rich pasta alternative we deserve

November 01, 2019 at 12:00AM by CWC There are few things as comforting as a big bowl of spaghetti with marinara sauce and meatballs. Traditional white wheat pasta, tasty as it is, isn’t necessarily the healthiest option, especially for gluten-intolerant folks. Enter spaghetti squash. It might not look super appealing on the outside, but on … Continue reading Spaghetti squash is the high-fiber, nutrient-rich pasta alternative we deserve

I found a cauliflower gnocchi that’s even better than Trader Joe’s—but there’s a big catch

October 31, 2019 at 06:00PM by CWC Anyone who knows me knows that I need a minute to come to terms with healthy food trends. I turned up my nose at kale for years until I was okay with it being in every salad I ate; I gave oat milk the side eye for months … Continue reading I found a cauliflower gnocchi that’s even better than Trader Joe’s—but there’s a big catch

7 cruelty-free drugstore cosmetics your face (and wallet) will thank you for

October 30, 2019 at 11:00PM by CWC I’m a stickler for cruelty-free makeup. I simply won’t purchase or use any cosmetics that have been tested on animals. While I’m really not particular about a lot of things, if I can’t find a seal of approval from an animal welfare organization, I’m not buying your lipstick … Continue reading 7 cruelty-free drugstore cosmetics your face (and wallet) will thank you for

A ranking of sustainable food that’s best for your health *and* the planet

October 30, 2019 at 07:39PM by CWC Sustainability is more than a buzzword. It’s a win all around when the sustainable food on your plate benefits your body as well as the environment. Fostering our personal relationship with Earth—and the global community of food sourcing—connects us to a greater responsibility as inhabitants of this planet. … Continue reading A ranking of sustainable food that’s best for your health *and* the planet

The Paleo diet is an inflammation-fighting super star—but it comes with some downsides

October 29, 2019 at 10:30PM by CWC Bone up on your Paleo diet know-how with this video. While the first person who turned cauliflower into pizza crust deserves major accolades, other food “innovations,” like packaged foods loaded with sugars and additives, are ultimately a detriment health-wise. That’s why so many healthy eaters have adapted the … Continue reading The Paleo diet is an inflammation-fighting super star—but it comes with some downsides

8 inexpensive nutrient-dense foods to fill your cart and fit your budget

October 29, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC A survey conducted by the American Heart Association in early 2019 found that even though 95 percent of grocery shoppers “at least sometimes” wanted to seek out healthy options, only 25 percent of them reported having the knowledge to do so. Clearly, when it comes to eating healthy … Continue reading 8 inexpensive nutrient-dense foods to fill your cart and fit your budget

What you should know about refined carbs, according to a dietitian

October 28, 2019 at 11:09AM by CWC I’m a big carbohydrates gal. When a restaurant brings out its bread basket, more often than not I’ll fill up before the main course even arrives—and be happy about it. That said, I’m also aware of the nutritional discourse throughout the years making carbs out to be the … Continue reading What you should know about refined carbs, according to a dietitian

Keep your bones healthy and strong with these 8 foods high in vitamin K

October 26, 2019 at 08:00PM by CWC Most people are accustomed to getting in their daily dose of vitamin C to keep their immune system in tip top shape and soaking up some sun (with SPF, of course) to get mood-boosting vitamin D. But once you get down the vitamin alphabet to K…well, its benefits … Continue reading Keep your bones healthy and strong with these 8 foods high in vitamin K

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