Just like professional athletes, fueling with the right foods can make a difference, but the approach may be a little more relaxed.
You don’t have to be a vegetarian or vegan to reap the benefits of plant-based eating. There are no rules when it comes to adding plant-based meals to your routine — choose what works for you.
It can be hard to decipher between sound advice and a total time waster. (Not to mention, wallet buster.) There are a few simple ways to weed out the good advice.
While you can’t completely avoid germs, there are many ways to amp up your immune system so your body is ready to fight back.
Let’s be real: When life gets overwhelming, it’s much easier to reach for a candy bar than it is a bowl of vegetables.
Most of us experience a host of challenges to our wellness goals during the holidays. We’re crunched for time, (maybe) stressing over how to navigate gatherings, shopping, and other activities during COVID times. Consider these tips for navigating the holidays nutritiously.
Is your Halloween feeling a little more “boo hoo” than “boo!” this year? Here’s a fun activity to do with any kids in your life — and that includes your...
Served hot off the stove for dinner or enjoyed cold the next day, this dish is a real winner. The butternut squash delivers a healthy dose of fiber and antioxidants while the wild rice and hazelnuts lend a delightful chewy and nutty texture.
That 2 o’clock slump — raise your hand if you know what we’re talking about. You’re listless and distracted. Focus? Ha! If there were only a way to power through this feeling…(cue the sound of candy wrappers rustling).
Understand how calories, nutrients, portion sizes, and having a plan play a role in helping you to achieve a healthy relationship with food
Toasting quinoa (or any whole grain) brings a subtle nutty flavor to any dish. Paired with cauliflower, you have a vegetable- and protein-packed twist on a dish traditionally made with bulgur.
We’ve been told for decades that how much you weigh — or more specifically the ratio of your weight to height, known as body mass index (BMI) — is a predictor of your health.
Banish the boxed and premade sauces by making your own to boost nutrition and freshness.
Eating a balanced diet is a win for long term health and a foundation for total wellness, but can healthy eating be taken too far?
Protein works to build and maintain muscles as well as keep your hair, skin, and nails healthy and strong. But eating meat isn’t always necessary to reap these benefits — plant proteins deliver as well!
The Paleo Diet initially gained its popularity with CrossFit enthusiasts, but is now a mainstream diet with a fervent following.
Start a meal with a warm cup of soup and reap the benefits. This filling, hot, fiber-loaded soup will help curb your appetite, which can help with portion control.
It’s that time of year again, when the pressure mounts to stockpile gifts, plan holiday meals and treats, and attend office and friends’ parties.
Equipped to satisfy all of your pesky cravings, this snack is colorful, full of texture, and easy to make. Can’t get your hands on a persimmon? No worries, a nice red pear can take its place.
Homemade vinaigrettes are easy to make and can add amazing flavor to your dishes. Try them for salad dressing, marinades, dips, and sauces!
If you ever feel like eating healthy is a strain on your wallet, you’re not alone. Between $10 green juices and $8 bags of kale chips, it can feel like healthy food has become a luxury good.
Spices like chili powder, cumin, and chipotle create a “wow” flavor factor in this chili, without using too much salt.
With luscious, nutty crema-style sauce, roasted pepper flavor, and bright crunch, this vegan dish is about the “haves” and not about the “have nots.”
If you don’t already appreciate cabbage for its immune and gut health-boosting properties, then love it transformed into this charred, tender, deliciously dressed-up version of itself.
A quick internet search on how to be more productive results in more than 36 million (yes million!) articles. Whether you’re a working professional or a college student, figuring out how to be more productive in the limited hours you have each day may feel like a constant work in progress.
Have you met muesli? It’s similar to granola but rather than mixing in oil and honey prior to baking, you toast the grains plain and add your own honey upon serving.
Is there anything better than fresh tomatoes for a late summer meal? Flavor is just one of the 5 reasons to eat seasonally.
In a world where we’re constantly on the go, sitting at the table for a meal with family or friends might feel like a bit of a luxury but taking a break and eating with others offers many benefits.
This creative take on a wrap uses fresh, raw green leaves in place of a tortilla along with ingredients you might already have on hand for a seasonal, whole food boost to your day.
Summer stone fruits like apricots, peaches, and plums are the perfect way to satisfy a sweet tooth without the added sugar. This seasonal salad pairs smoky-sweet grilled stone fruit with spicy arugula and salty olives for a flavorful combination that is perfect for any summer celebration.
Good marketing, combined with the number of nutrition supplements available on the market, may have you wondering if it’s possible to ditch eating a healthy diet and, instead, get the nutrients you need from pills and powders.
Forget boring salads. Fresh figs, bright mint, spicy watercress, and walnuts come together to form a gorgeous salad that takes under 10 minutes to make.
Green smoothies, green juice, and “shots” of greens are a go-to breakfast, snack, or post-workout drink for many health enthusiasts.
This hydrating smoothie can help cool you down from the inside out. A blend of antioxidant-rich blueberries and cooling mint leaves help combat inflammation and will give you a refreshing break to your summer activities.
Your bags are packed with all the essentials you need for a great summer vacation. Then you get to the airport and realize you’re stuck in a terminal with one small newsstand and nothing to eat.
When you need a pick-me-up or a quick post-workout recovery snack, reach for these salty-sweet nuggets packed with healthy fats, tart flavor, and satisfying crunch.
Americans are consuming nearly 150 pounds of added sugar per year — that’s approximately 42 teaspoons per day!
If you never thought about grilling your fruit it’s time to start. When fruit is placed on the grill it caramelizes and its flavor intensifies.
The number of people with food allergies and intolerances is on the rise, and while celebrity diets that promote avoiding certain ingredients like gluten, soy, and dairy may make you want to roll your eyes, allergies and intolerance should not be treated lightly.
Creamy, made without major allergens, and oh-so-satisfying, this plant-forward version of a mushroom risotto includes shiitake mushrooms and green tea for an interesting spin on a comforting classic.
Anti-inflammatory has become a buzzword in the wellness world in recent years. Why are we all so obsessed with fighting inflammation?
Poaching can feel intimidating, but it’s actually a quite simple cooking technique. Make this beautifully poached wild salmon in minutes to serve over whole wheat pasta and vegetables, all by itself, or even on a sandwich the next day.
The connection between food and healthy aging has been well-established. More recently though, scientists have found a relationship between certain foods and how the brain functions even beyond early development in children.
The sustainable and deliciously flavorful fish that you didn’t know you loved, mackerel’s omega-3 fatty acids are brain boosting and satisfying.
Many energy bars come with a long list of ingredients and high dose of sugar. Skip the uncertainty and make your own. Naturally sweetened by dates and loaded with almonds for extended energy, these bars are sure to satisfy when hunger strikes.
The foods you choose can make a difference, so go further with this interesting twist on a seasonal salad using flavorful and bold blood oranges, peppery shaved radish, and savory black olives.
Tofu is transformed with the beautiful aromatic flavor of za’atar, a popular spice mix throughout the Middle East. If so inclined, swap out the spring vegetables for those more seasonal to your location.
Dark leafy greens are an antioxidant-loaded nutrient powerhouse. Combine them with hearty lentils and buttery delicata squash for a soup that is bright, healthful, and pleasing to the taste buds.
Good fat, bad fat, no fat, low-fat, butter, margarine, olive oil — is your head spinning yet?
Pesto can be made with almost any nut or seed one desires; this recipe uses pepitas. Toasting the pepitas releases their oils and deepens their flavor for a delicious take on the classic.
Americans put a lot of emphasis on what we should or should not be eating, or what diet plan is going to miraculously shed that unwanted weight forever. Yet, many of us never think about how we are eating.
Oats aren’t the only breakfast-friendly grain. Wheat berries add a sweet, nutty, and satisfying bite to your otherwise average oatmeal.
When it comes to getting healthy, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For many, nutrition and what we eat is at the forefront of wellness. But what if we told you that’s only part of the picture?
Cozy up in your favorite chair and enjoy this hearty nutrient-loaded soup. Before taking your first spoonful, take a mindful moment to smell the deep aromas and hint of paprika as the steam warms your face.
With hearty farro and fiber-loaded vegetables, this recipe promises to “squash” your hunger. Concerned about bitter kale? Don’t fret, the sherry vinegar will cut the bitterness and leave nothing but luscious greens.
When most of us think of vegetables, we see visions of ruby red beets and vibrant carrots roasting in the oven, or forests of tree-like broccoli stalks waiting to be steamed or stir-fried. But, what about those feathery carrot tops or deep green beet or broccoli leaves?
Don’t toss those leaves! Celery, carrot, and cauliflower leaves are actually edible and add a pop of flavor to your meal. Use them in place of greens like in this celery and cauliflower leaf salad.
High in fiber and protein, garbanzo beans (or chickpeas) can easily become the star of any dish. Flavors of silky coconut curry, fresh mint, and bright lime juice coat the garbanzo beans for the ultimate feel-good salad.
Not your typical “slaw,” but we don’t aim for predictable. The ginger and coriander add a brightness to lentils you didn’t know could exist. Packed with protein and fiber, it can be enjoyed as a hearty side or as a main for a light lunch or dinner.
Hummus lovers, raise your hands! We’ve got a new dip for you. Roasted eggplant and garlic come together to create a smoky, savory dip that will have you craving more.
The bright flavor of lemon pairs well with the spiciness of cinnamon in this fiber-rich salad packed with heart-healthy fats found in sunflower seeds and olive oil.
The change of seasons always feels like a good time to reflect and renew any wellness goals, doesn’t it? But it can also mean a shift in your daily routine.
The nuttiness of barley pairs beautifully with juicy cucumber, savory seaweed, and toasted sesame. Although underappreciated in the U.S., sea vegetables like wakame provide satisfying umami flavor and are more nutrient-dense than land vegetables.
Foods and beverages affect hydration in different ways, depending on factors such as water content and other ingredients.
Backyard barbecues, pool parties, picnics in the park, and trips to the ice cream shop — ahh, the signs of summer! Between a calendar full of festive occasions and the whirlwind of summertime travel, it’s easy to let your healthy habits slide.
Tender cauliflower rice, sautéed in a savory blend of cumin, onions, and tomato, leaves your mouth with a spicy flavor that calls for a summer celebration.
Imagine a table filled with freshly caught fish topped with bright green herbs, platters of vibrantly colored vegetables, and a simple bulgur salad lightly tossed in a fragrant citrus and olive oil dressing. Sitting around that table are your closest family and friends, breathing in the sea air and lingering over the meal with great conversation and lots of laughter. Sounds like vacation, right? For those living near the Mediterranean Sea, this is just a typical evening.
Antioxidant-loaded beets are transformed with a quick-pickle that lends a sharp, yet sweet flavor. Served over a fresh frisée salad and sprinkled generously with pistachio dust, this salad is healthful, full of flavor, and may just look too pretty to eat. The smoky pistachio dust is adapted from Ripe: A Fresh Colorful Approach to Fruits and Vegetables by Cheryl Sternman Rule
Maximizing the benefits of working out includes choosing the right foods to fuel up and recover quickly after all that effort!
Gone are the days of boring steamed broccoli or boiled Brussels sprouts as the (let’s admit, somewhat punishing!) way to eat your vegetables.
When talking about heart disease prevention, often the focus is on what you shouldn’t eat: red meat, cheese, salt, too much alcohol. While removing these foods from your diet can reduce your risk of heart disease, emphasizing what you can add to your plate to better your heart is just as important – and a lot more fun.
New to sardines? Don’t knock ‘em til you try ‘em. Learn to love this heart-healthy fish by mixing with creamy avocado, lemon zest, and smoked paprika for a flavorful light lunch or hearty snack.
Leverage the magic of spaghetti squash this new year for a nutrient-dense approach to healthy eating! Savory strings of squash topped with vibrant melted leeks will bring a new “lower calorie, but not lower flavor” spin to your pasta nights.
Salad for breakfast? We should have said: Salad! Yes, for breakfast! Warm, satisfying, and super-fast, this breakfast, brunch, or lunch dish is interesting, but so comforting you’ll forget it’s low calorie. Pair with avocado toast, grapefruit, and hot coffee or tea for a complete meal.
Meat and dairy are two of the biggest dietary contributors to the environmental impact of an omnivore’s diet.
Protein is an essential macronutrient that helps our bodies build and maintain muscles, keeps hair, skin, and nails healthy, and shuttles nutrients to our cells.
It is well established that the billions of bacteria that reside in your gut are important for digestive health. In recent years, though, scientists have discovered that the state of health in your gut may be a window into your overall health status and risk for certain diseases down the road.
Probiotics have gotten a lot of attention in recent years as helping lay a foundation for a healthy gut. They’ve infiltrated their way into our grocery stores, and supplement makers may have you wondering if a little probiotic pill is the secret to feeling great.
If you’re not already eating fermented foods, what are you waiting for? Good for your gut and made with just a few ingredients, sauerkraut is a good place to start. Use it to top a grain bowl, tacos, a bean burger, or try one of the many other suggestions made below.
Going vegetarian (or vegan) one, two or all meals per week is no longer just for your most on-the-fringe friends.
Go vegan for dinner tonight and try this grilled tofu recipe! The peanut-coconut sauce will unleash an umami flavor (the 5th taste we crave) and quickly become a favorite.
Once found only in small health food stores, sprouted grains and legumes are now infiltrating large chain-grocery store aisles. Their packages often carry health claims and buzz words but are they true?
In recent years, grains have been quite the controversial food category. From books like “Wheat Belly” or “Grain Brain” to popular diets that eliminate grains like Whole 30 and The Paleo Diet, it may seem like grains are the cause of all health problems. For most people, however, whole grains are part of a healthy diet.
The combination of crunchy pistachios, nutty coconut, and spicy cardamom, brightened up by fresh mint, provide a wonderful punch of flavors. As simple as it is delicious, the thin slices of eggplant create shell-like structure, turning each into a bite-sized treat.
Long, care-free days by the pool, popsicles, and bare feet — don’t you wish summer days could stretch into infinity?
In recent years, sugar has been deemed a major contributor to our nation’s obesity crisis, along with other health conditions. It’s true that added sugars add empty calories to one’s diet, and few of us need more of those!
Staying hydrated keeps you feeling and looking your best, and in warmer months, remembering to drink water is even more important!
Forget what you know about soup. This watermelon gazpacho is a little sweet, a little savory, served cold — and is extremely refreshing. The watermelon makes it perfect for keeping hydrated on a hot summer day.
Eating a variety of colorful plant foods not only adds variety and texture to each meal, it has been linked to reduced risk of chronic disease, better aging, and general health and wellness.
Although readily available year-round, seasonal green beans really take the spotlight. For a quick and easy lunch or side dish, fresh green beans are blanched to retain their beautiful vibrant color and are paired with chopped hard-boiled eggs and briny olives.
Going “gluten-free” may seem like the trendy thing to do right now, but for some people avoiding gluten it’s the only effective treatment for their health condition.
For our guests with gluten-related disorders or those avoiding gluten for other reasons, we offer “made without gluten-containing ingredient” options.
Beautifully flavored with garlic, spicy red pepper flakes, and a splash of vinegar, these greens prove you don’t need to add more salt in order to create more flavor.
Whether you’re gearing up for an upcoming race, training for college athletics, or just enjoying a long bike ride, fueling your body is key to performing and feeling your best both during and after exercise.
Celebrate National Nutrition Month® by challenging yourself to create a dish using multiple parts of a plant.
When it comes to cancer, the stats are scary — one in two men and one in three women will get cancer sometime in their life. While that reality is daunting, don’t let it make you feel powerless.
Imagine cozying up on the couch on a cold day with a steaming cup of tea — just the thought of that is relaxing, isn’t it?
Green tea – it’s not just a hot beverage anymore! You’ll see it worked into ice creams, baked goods and here, in a noodle. Paired with heart healthy fish and a kick of heat – enjoy your “tea” in a different way with this green tea noodle dish.
Happy New Year! A fresh, new year, full of promise, resplendent with opportunity…rife with anxiety. Let’s admit it: Many of the resolutions we all set in the New Year are goals we set every year.
Colorful vegetables tossed together with fresh mint, toasted cashews, and dried fruit give this salad a pop of all the right things! If you feel like you need an immune boost, this recipe is for you.
Steamed broccoli is so boring, and you just can’t look at another salad. You’re about ready to smother your vegetables in butter and cheese and call it a day. Does this sound familiar?
It has been well established that plant foods are part of a healthy diet.