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Good-for-you breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack ideas, plus low-calorie recipe makeovers, grocery shopping tips, and expert diet advice.
6 hours ago
It's time to break up with your beloved breakfast cereal. (Because let's be honest, with the amount of sugar packed into it, you might as well eat a cupcake and truly treat yo' self.) Start your day off on a lighter foot with these clean eating recipes that cut out processed sugar and refined grains, so you'll feel full until lunch. More
1 day ago
"Energy balls are pretty much the perfect snack," says Robyn Coale, RD, owner of Nutshell Nutrition in New York City. "They offer a satiating combination of protein, carbs, and fats, plus they're totally customizable and portable." Pair one or two with a piece of fruit before or after a workout to save yourself the money (and long ingredient lists) of store-bought bars and bites. Aim for a snack that offers 200–250 calories and 10–15 grams of protein for the perfect nutrient mix, says Erin Thole, RD, spokesperson for the Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics based in Des Moines, Iowa. More
6 days ago
You'd never limit yourself to one way to work out or a single category of cuisine (well, maybe Mexican, but only if guacamole and margaritas were included). So why are you only grabbing a jar of peanut butter when you need a nutritious snack? From almond and hazelnut to pecan and cashew, we've got 10 different nut butter recipes that'll satisfy every craving—and give you a boost of healthy fats to help your body absorb important nutrients. Best part: You can ditch the expensive store-bought version and make 'em all at home. More
1 week ago
We all have cravings—the key is satisfying them smartly. So instead of baking up an entire batch of brownies that'll tempt you for the whole week, keep your portions in check with these single-serving mug recipes you can whip up in a matter of minutes. We've also included a few dinner and breakfast recipes for the days you're eating solo. The best part? Only one dish to clean. More

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1 week ago
Whether you're new to a gluten-free lifestyle or a seasoned g-free pro, you know finding foods that work for you—especially baked goods—can be challenging. These gluten-free cupcake recipes are about to make life a whole lot easier. Bake 'em for yourself just because or bring a batch to work. Your coworkers will be too busy fighting over seconds to know there's anything missing. More
1 week ago
Bananas are one of the most versatile fruits you can find (and just one contains more than 400mg of heart-healthy potassium). So if your banana consumption usually involves throwing one in a blender with some milk and peanut butter, you're seriously missing out. That's why we found 14 banana smoothie recipes that are packed with tasty superfoods. Buh-bye, breakfast boredom. More
1 week ago
Sure, peanut butter may not be the lowest-calorie food in the world. But it has a ton of health benefits when consumed in moderation, thanks to the fiber, antioxidants, and healthy fats in peanuts. Peanuts may also increase your life span and reduce your risk of heart disease, according to recent research from Vanderbilt University Medical Center. While we know it's tempting to eat peanut butter straight from the jar (hey, we won't judge), these nine healthy peanut butter recipes take the spread to next-level deliciousness. More
2 weeks ago
Treating yourself to dessert (which you should totally do, by the way) doesn't need to mean adding a ton of empty calories to your diet. These recipes use vegetables (and fruit) to pack equal parts flavor and health benefits into your indulgences. More
2 weeks ago
It's 2015, and you're probably well aware that a spoonful of coconut oil gives killer texture to smoothies. And sprinkling of chia seeds is a simple and sneaky way to add fiber to your sippable snack. But those can get ho-hum really fast if you grab a smoothie several times a week. Mix things up with these seven trendy blender BFFs. More
2 weeks ago
Are you stuck in a protein rut? It's time to think beyond chicken breast. "People eating vegan or vegetarian diets get more than enough protein, and omnivores can also benefit from adding more plant foods to their diets, since they’re high in fiber and nutrients," says Michelle Hauser, MD, certified chef, nutrition educator, and postdoctoral research fellow in cardiovascular disease prevention at Stanford University School of Medicine. Some of these high-protein foods are more surprising than you think (we know you're already eating eggs). And don't worry, there's no chalky protein powder in sight.   More
2 weeks ago
Ditching gluten from your diet doesn't mean you need to swear off the bread basket with it. These eight gluten-free bread recipes found some flour loopholes, so you can enjoy your usual carb favorites with just a few simple ingredient tweaks. More
3 weeks ago
Tofu: Either you avoid it like the plague—likely because you don't know what to do with it—or you simply toss it in a stir-fry because, again, you don't know what to do with it. It's time to change all that. After all, when you have an ingredient that's gluten-free and chock-full of protein, iron, and calcium, you've gotta find a way to enjoy it. So put the wok away and try one of these 10 tofu recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner—even dessert. More

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