For health reasons, many people—me included—have traded butter for oil. But there are lots of oil options out there and some are healthier than others. So which ones are best? Here are two to pick and two to skip:
If you have limited pantry space and a limited budget, these two oils will cover your basic cooking and baking needs.
1. Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Why buy extra-virgin olive oil: Olive oil is a monounsaturated fat and research shows that monounsaturated fats help keep “bad” LDL cholesterol low and boost levels of...read full post »
I’m a big water drinker—always have been, in part because it’s so important for my health. But depending on where I’m living—and what the tap water tastes like—I haven’t always filtered my tap water.read full post »
Save money & brown bag your lunch.
Let's face it: constantly shelling out money for lunch that someone else makes can really add up. Making your own lunch is almost always cheaper. What's more, your lunch will be healthier and you'll know exactly what's in it (no mystery meat or "how much mayonnaise is really in this chicken salad?"). Get inspired with these healthy, delicious lunch ideas that'll cost you $3 or less.read full post »
How to pack a satisfying, low-calorie lunch.
When you're dieting every meal counts. Keep your lunch light, but filling by including naturally low-calorie and fiber-rich fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Not only does fiber help keep you feeling fuller longer, but recent research shows that upping your fiber intake can help you stave off weight gain and even promote weight loss.
Build a healthy, diet-friendly lunch with these lunch ideas for 350 calories or less—and pack a fiber-rich fruit, vegetable or whole grains side dish to keep you satisfied all afternoon.read full post »
How to pack a delicious, healthy lunch.
Take-along lunches are back in style. Packing your lunch saves money, encourages you to eat a healthy meal and can reduce waste. Use these 5 easy tips to transform your "brown-bagged" lunch:
1. Pick your container: Lunches packed with disposable items, such as plastic baggies and yogurt containers, create an average of 67 pounds of waste per year, per person, according to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Pack your lunch in a reusable food-storage container or consider investing in a bento box. Here are our favorite bento lunch boxes.
2. Get creative: Sandwiches and wraps always work well, but don’t forget less-...read full post »