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All Pleasure, No Guilt: Healthy Dessert Ingredient Swaps

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 moderate. Sounds reasonable, right? Well, those last two suggestions aren't easy for everyone, especially those of us with a daily dessert habit. In lieu of discipline and willpower, we present to you dessert ideas using some of our favorite swaps. Then you can not only Instagram your you-know-what, but eat it too. READ MORE

How the Military Shaped The Way We Eat

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, Spam, and that orange "cheese" powder that sticks to your fingers from Cheetos. READ MORE

How to Host a Vegan Dinner Party Meat Eaters Will Love

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, or honey for dinner. If it's a delicious, hearty enough meal, they might not even notice. Your vegan friends will thank you. Gabriella Mann, chef-owner of Baba Cool, a vegan-friendly café in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood, is no stranger to cooking this way. "The more people try these things, the more they'll realize they'll feel full with it and they'll enjoy it. Vegan food can be flavorful and hearty," Mann says. She shares what's worked for her, and how it can work for you. READ MORE

15 Reasons to Jump on the Bowl Recipe Bandwagon

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 in a bowl. These cavernous dishes are not simply for your soups and cereals. They're the main event for modern eating. READ MORE

Best Low-Sugar Baking Books

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. Well, party's over, pal. We don’t need (much of) your kind to make moist baked goods with fluffy insides and caramelized, crusty outsides. We've curated some of the best low-sugar baking books that teach how to make tantalizing treats using no sugar, less sugar, and alternatives to sugar. READ MORE

How to Cook Quinoa

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 Incan superfood is a complete protein with nine essential amino acids after all, which is especially attractive to vegetarians who usually can't get some types of protein found in meat. But how to prepare quinoa? READ MORE

How to Use a Spiralizer for the Newest Pasta Craze

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 with Italian-American roots and a love of pasta, Maffucci resisted her mom's zucchini noodles for awhile. (Pffft! Pasta schmasta!) But eventually she gave in and took a bite. And another. Then Maffucci wanted to spiralize too. And boy, did it change her life — influencing millions of future fans like us, with whom she shares her spiralizing techniques and tips. READ MORE

Best Post-Workout Snacks and Meals

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 you better start stuffing your face, if you want your body to benefit from that hard work you just put in. You need a post-workout snack within the 30 minutes after you finish your workout for two reasons: to replenish glycogen (energy) stores you just used and to give your body protein to repair existing muscle as well as build new muscle, says Nora Minno, a registered dietitian and certified personal trainer in New York City. READ MORE

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

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 bumpy root is not a root at all as it's commonly called, but a rhizome, the underground stem of the flowering ginger plant. It's grown in the tropical and subtropical climates of Jamaica, China, India, and Africa, and it's assertive to say the least. We love ginger's strength, both in flavor and health benefits. Here are some tidbits, tips, and recipes you need to know. READ MORE

Kick Off 2017 on a Healthy Note With These 9 Tips

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 healthy lifestyle changes with staying power is simple: Go small. READ MORE

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