EatingWell Blogs (Page 5)
It's Girl Scout Cookie season and we've been inspired. If you missed out on ordering a few boxes of your favorites or you're looking for some healthier alternatives, we've got you covered. Whether you love Thin Mints, Samoas or Shortbread, you can still get the fix you crave from a healthier homemade version. Treat yourself with these healthy recipes that capture the flavors of some of your favorite cookies, from the classics to the newbies.
Related: The Best & Worst Girl Scout Cookies
If You Like Samoas®/Caramel deLites®: Coconut-Dark Chocolate Truffles
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There are two reasons to go to a Super Bowl party. One, to watch the game. Two, for the food. We tend to be on team two because, let's be honest, a Super Bowl party is the perfect opportunity to dish out and enjoy some delicious food.
We've put together some of our favorite lightened-up game-day recipes that are sure to steal the show (sorry, Tom Brady).
The game may be out of your control but your guac doesn't have to be. Set up a guacamole bar that allows for complete customization....read full post »
Unless my team is playing, the Super Bowl is all about the food. I want to be able to eat and serve foods that my friends will love, but are still healthier than your typical store-bought or takeout options, which can be sky-high in calories and sodium. Cooking at home means I get to control the ingredients and sneak in vegetables when possible. Everyone still gets to enjoy classic game-day eats, like guacamole, wings, chili, pizza and dip. Plus, if someone's eating gluten-free, vegan, Paleo or Whole30 style—they can still enjoy some of the spread. Here are my favorite copycat recipes with something for everyone to enjoy on game day.
Related: Best Healthy Super Bowl Recipes
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For kids and adults alike, the same old breakfast can start to feel a little boring.
But without giving in to artificially-dyed rainbow bagels or some sort of breakfast "for one" that has three types of carbs and breakfast meats (you know the ones I'm talking about) how can you punch up your morning meal while still keeping it healthy?
Start with the basic building block of a healthy breakfast: whole grains, fruits, vegetables and protein. And then put a fun little spin on them. Here are 4 ideas to make your healthy breakfasts a little more enticing.
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I'm a morning exerciser. Sometimes it's hard to set my alarm for an early wake-up (and not hit snooze when it goes off). But I work out because I love the way it makes me feel—stronger, faster, healthier, less stressed, the list goes on. Regular exercise does more than help you lose and maintain your weight. It also helps keep your brain sharp. And, studies indicate that people who regularly exercise live longer. Since I want to get the most out of each workout I eat breakfast after my workout.
If you hold off on breakfast until after your workout, you'll likely burn more fat. A small 2015 study published in EBioMedicine found that exercising pre-breakfast helped men burn about 250 more fat calories per day, compared to when they did the same workout post-lunch or post-dinner. Plus, other...read full post »