7 Flour Alternatives and the Best Ways to Use Them
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by Jordan Burchette
1w ago
Flour alternatives made from ancient grains, nuts, and even fruit continue to take up shelf space next to all-purpose white and whole-wheat flours. And in many instances, these flour substitutes offer more nutrition than the usual options. But each of these different types of flour perform best in certain kinds of recipes. Use these tips from Rachael Hartley, RD, LD, owner of Rachael Hartley Nutrition, to perfect your cooking and baking with flour alternatives.   1. Coconut Flour Made from dried, ground coconut meat, this flour alternative is high in fiber, with 5 grams in ever ..read more
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Could Your Brain Use a Nootropics Boost?
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by Jordan Burchette
2w ago
Life these days is… a lot. While there’s no way to add more hours to the day or magically erase your to-do list, more and more people are looking for ways to stay at the top of their game. That’s where nootropics, said to help support healthy brain function, mental clarity, and cognition,* come in. Some of these substances have been used for centuries, but they’re also super popular right now since they offer support for some decidedly modern issues. Read on to learn what nootropics are exactly, whether they’re safe (yes, but there’s more to it!), and whether they can really make an impact. &n ..read more
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15 Egg Gadgets for People Who Love Eggs
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by Michael Martin
1M ago
Eggs are chart-toppers in the realm of healthy foods — they’re a good source of protein and other nutrients — but for some, cooking with them can be a headache. You might remember your mom bent over the sink, scrubbing a scrambled-egg skillet after Saturday-morning breakfast. Or Julia Child flipping a perfect omelet on TV with a wrist maneuver that only she knew. But today, there is a broad spectrum of inexpensive gadgets that will help you cook healthy egg dishes with maximum convenience and minimum mess. Here are some of our favorites. 1. Dash Rapid Egg Cooker It’s so inexpensive, you ..read more
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Is Caffeine Bad for You? We Dare to Differ
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by William Kang
2M ago
A cup of joe. The morning fix. Your mid-afternoon pick-me-up. Whatever you call it, many of us feel like we need that kick of caffeine to jumpstart our day and make it through that afternoon slump. A cup or two each day can’t be that bad for you, right? It depends. Coffee, in particular, may provide certain health benefits, says Dr. Kelsey Asplin, a naturopathic doctor and owner of the Denver Naturopathic Clinic. However, she explains, other studies on caffeine consumption have associated it with health risks when consumed in excess. We dug into the research and asked our e ..read more
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10 Lunch Boxes and Totes to Make Meal Prep More Fun
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by Chelsea Frank
2M ago
You know that meal prep can help you lose weight, maintain your diet plan, and even save time. But once you’ve done all that prep work, you’re going to need a sturdy, functional, and stylish lunch box to carry your healthy grub to work. Here are 10 of the best lunch boxes and totes for easily transporting your favorite meal prep lunches. 1. PackIt Freezable Classic Lunch Box No need to waste space in your lunch box with bulky ice packs — this water-resistant canvas lunch box has freezable gel built into the walls of the bag, keeping your contents chill for hours. It a ..read more
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10 Places You Can Buy Thanksgiving Dinner if You Don’t Have Time to Cook
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by Chelsea Frank
2M ago
Don’t feel like cooking this Thanksgiving? We get it. Maybe you’re planning a scaled-down Thanksgiving celebration and you don’t want to turn your whole kitchen upside down for just a few guests. Or maybe, after months of doing everything virtually, you’d rather spend some actual face-to-face time with your family instead of standing over the stove. Luckily, you have plenty of options for ready-made Thanksgiving food that tastes homemade but is totally hassle-free. Here’s where to buy Thanksgiving dinner so you can take a load off and enjoy the holiday. 1. Costco Rastelli’s Roast Tur ..read more
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The Best Foods to Donate to a Thanksgiving Food Drive
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by Cemile Kavountzis
2M ago
Whether it’s grocery shopping for an older friend, mobilizing moms to make lasagnas, or donating to a food bank or food drive, food is a powerful way to support our communities. With the holidays approaching, more people are starting to think about how to donate to a Thanksgiving food drive or even host one. In 2020, food banks across the nation saw a huge surge in demand coupled with challenges, such as shortages and limited volunteers. Feeding America estimated that one in six Americans dealt with hunger issues as a result of the pandemic. “The COVID-19 crisis has brought food inse ..read more
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Here’s How Much Exercise You Need to Burn Off Thanksgiving Foods
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by William Kang
2M ago
It’s the most dietarily-fraught time of the year. Thanksgiving brings all of the delicious meats, cheeses, sauces, gravies, and fat-blanched vegetables you can eat… and all of the accompanying pounds of additional Thanksgiving weight gain and shame along with them. It’s no wonder so many New Year’s resolutions involve losing weight and eating better. And that is why we’re here (and why you’re here). How Much Weight Does the Average Person Gain During the Holidays? The good news: You know that familiar warning about how the average American gains 5 to 10 pounds over the holidays ..read more
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7 Tips for Setting Up a Healthy Thanksgiving Buffet
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by William Kang
2M ago
Rather than serving a formal Thanksgiving dinner this year, you may want to consider setting up a Thanksgiving buffet instead. Having everything set out buffet-style allows your guests to assess all of the offerings before they start serving themselves. So rather than piling more and more food on your plate as each course is passed around the table — and mindlessly reaching for second and third helpings as the night wears on — everyone can eat mindfully and choose the foods and portions they really want. With that in mind, here are expert tips on how to set up a healthy Thanksgiving buffet. 1 ..read more
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7 Simple Ways to Have a Fun and Festive Thanksgiving at Home
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by Cemile Kavountzis
2M ago
Doing Thanksgiving virtually is a little different than what we might be used to for the holiday, but it’s not impossible. After practicing gratitude as a way to cope, we’re ready to put that into action over a seriously delicious meal. Staying home for a virtual Thanksgiving means you can start your day with yoga instead of on a cramped train or in crowded airport, and make all of your favorite recipes while skipping the dishes you don’t like. Studies have even found cooking and baking can boost your mood. Since we’re all about modifying and doing whatever it takes to get the best r ..read more
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