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How Losing 100 Pounds Caused Me to Fall in Love with Food

When I’m anxious or sad, I stuff my face with carbs and sugar and cheese, ingredients which are wonderful in and of themselves. Life is too short to deny myself

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What to Do with Chickpeas Other Than Hummus

A can of chickpeas can take you almost anywhere you want to go. These creamy garbanzo beans can carry you from propping up a flaky, halibut fillet peppered with piquant

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How to Make Your Vegan Burger Awesome

Vegan burgers have suffered from a bad reputation for years. People thought they were either dry or mushy, bland or icky. But if you do it right (like Dan Barber’s

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What’s the Deal with Detox Water and Other ‘Smart’ Waters?

Water is water, right? Au contraire, my friend. If the disaster of toxic levels of lead and iron in the water in Flint, Michigan, has taught us anything, it’s that

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All Pleasure, No Guilt: Healthy Dessert Ingredient Swaps

OK, we’re in favor of relishing the most decadent, oozy, rich dessert of your dreams, in all its fatty, sugar-laden glory. But don’t indulge often, and keep your portion size

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How the Military Shaped The Way We Eat

We have the U.S. military to thank for our grab-and-go food. That (seemingly) fourth branch of government is responsible for our protein bars, frozen dinners, canned tuna, Chef Boyardee ravioli,

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How to Host a Vegan Dinner Party Meat Eaters Will Love

Throw a dinner party that just happens to have no animal products. You don’t even have to mention to your meat-eating friends that there will be no meat, dairy, eggs,

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15 Reasons to Jump on the Bowl Recipe Bandwagon

Bowls are the way to breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Smoothies? In a bowl. Any rice dish? Throw it in a bowl. Salad? Bowl. Leftovers? Mix it up and toss it

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Best Low-Sugar Baking Books

Sugar has its place, but the last few decades, it’s been all over the place, thinking it can go anywhere it wants and invite extended family for a house party.

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How to Cook Quinoa

Nutty and often chewy after it’s cooked, The Almighty Quinoa has probably appeared on your radar in the last decade, and you even know how to pronounce it (KEEN-wah). The

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How to Use a Spiralizer for the Newest Pasta Craze

In 2013, Alissandra “Ali” Maffucci watched her mom — who was exploring healthier cooking to ease her diabetes symptoms — transform zucchini into pale-green ribbons of pasta. As a woman

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Best Post-Workout Snacks and Meals

Food may not be the first thing on your mind as your pounding heart slows down and you catch your breath after a tough gym session or long run. But

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How (and Why) to Use More Ginger in Your Life

Fresh ginger punches your food with a wallop of spice. Peppery and pungent with an outer appearance that barely looks edible, ginger’s powerful personality cannot be ignored. The gnarled and

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Kick Off 2017 on a Healthy Note With These 9 Tips

  Yeah, yeah, it’s a new year, and now we’re supposed to make all those diet and exercise resolutions that never stick. But long-lasting improvement is possible. The key to

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Best Gifts for People Who Love Food and Are Health Nuts

They won’t shut up about kale, flax seeds, matcha, juicing, protein powders, superfoods, low-carb this, and clean-eating that. You listen and nod, meanwhile planning your next bacon-cheeseburger. To each her

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Save the Calories for the Main Event: 15 Healthy Thanksgiving Appetizers

While we appreciate all kinds of food and don’t want to restrict anyone from enjoying one of life’s greatest sensual pleasures, let’s be smart about it. You can be healthy

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Eating with Your Kids Makes Them Healthier

A recent study in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, shows that families that share meals together are more likely to have healthier children. The study (based

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Is Coconut Water Bad for You?

It’s been called “nature’s Gatorade” for its electrolyte-replacement qualities, it’s fat free, and (at least in the opinion of some people, like me) it’s delicious. But is coconut water, the

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What Should I Buy Organically?

The Environmental Working Group has released the latest version of its annual Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce, a list it compiles of the fruits and vegetables with the most

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GOOD Magazine Challenge: “Go Vegetarian” for June

So, you think you can quit meat anytime you want, huh? Well, then join GOOD staffers and readers in the magazine’s “Go Vegetarian” challenge for the month of June. Although

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Does This Make My Avatar Look Fat?

Do we make unhealthy food choices because we don’t know any better? Or because we’re too lazy to do the thing we know we’re supposed to do? Or too gluttonous?

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