You know those times when you just want a little something to snack on? Like, you don’t need an entire protein bar, but you want a few bites of something tasty and satisfying? I have a lot of those times — before I go to the grocery store, when I’m beginning to prep a meal that’s going to take a while, when I’m back from a workout and I’m not quite ready to eat anything substantial … the list goes on. And guys, I may have found my perfect snack. Perfect Bites, the newest offering from the makers of the…

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We love tasty smoothies. You love tasty smoothies. And we just tried a service that makes getting those tasty smoothies in your belly totes easy — and good for you. (And filling. Because making a smoothie only to be hangry an hour later sucks.) Say hello to SmoothieBox. Delivered straight to your door, SmoothieBox sends you everything you need for a tasty and nutritious smoothie — already chopped and ready to go. All you have to do is pick your pre-chopped and frozen flavor packet (Clementine, Cacao, or Green), add in your collagen peptides (which, yes, means it’s not a…

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I’ve recently gotten back into a decent habit of planning out dinners for the week. Seriously, it’s amazing how differently I approach the dinner decision when I’ve written it out and stuck it on my refrigerator door. This time around, I took things one step further and included a space for writing down any evening activities I might want to take into account when planning those meals. It’s not really an official calendar, really, but it turns out that having those little reminders of what I’ve got going on is really handy. It keeps some of my more aspirational ideas…

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One of my closest friends lives two doors away. We’ve eaten countless meals at one another’s homes, and yet, if you ask me to grab a glass or a plate in his kitchen, I will open at least three cabinets before I find what I’m looking for — and the same thing happens when he’s at my house. The point I’m trying to make (aside from the fact that silverware should totally live in a drawer right below the plates) is that people have very different ways of approaching food and cooking and meal prep. And I find it all…

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My spice cabinet is one of my favorite parts of my kitchen. Not because it’s fancy (it’s … just a cabinet), but because it’s so full of possibilities. A quick twirl of the lazy susan in there can show me just the right spice to take any dish up a notch with just a few shakes. Even though I have a few go-tos that I toss in many dishes — red pepper flakes, a special Tuscan blend, cinnamon — I’m always open to trying something new and interesting. And the Hawaij blends that Pereg recently sent my way are definitely new…

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You know you should stay hydrated for good health, and a book that recently landed on my desk for review makes it clear that you don’t have to sacrifice flavor when it comes to sipping on something super healthy. Anti-Inflammatory Drinks for Health by Maryea Flaherty, the founder of HappyHealthyMama.com, is packed with recipes for more than 100 smoothies, shots, broths, teas, tonics, fizzes, and more — all of which are are packed with nutrients scientifically proven to reduce inflammation (which, you might recall, is something I’m rather interested in myself). There’s a Rosemary Coconut Cooler that I’m itching to try, a Hangover…

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You know what I love about meal kit delivery services? The convenience — and the ability to make food that’s usually really delicious in a pretty minimal amount of time with zero grocery store shopping. You know what I don’t love about most meal kit delivery services? The waste. OMG, from the plastic to the styrofoam — it’s just something I can’t ignore. So when I got the chance to try Green Chef for a week, I jumped at it. Besides getting recipes and ingredients for healthy meals (and ones that can be gluten-free, Paleo, vegan, omnivore, and more), the…

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This week marks National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. To help bring awareness to a serious health issue affecting more than 30 million people, we’re sharing some myths about eating disorders — and the truth about them — from Dr. Allison Chase of the Eating Recovery Center. 9 Myths About Eating Disorders — and the Truth While there have been recent, tremendous breakthroughs in the science and treatment of eating disorders, widespread misconceptions remain that challenge identification, diagnosis, and early intervention of the disease. Myth 1: Eating disorders aren’t serious illnesses. Truth: Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and eating disorder…

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From asparagus to watermelon, there’s a whole wide world of produce out there — and many fruits and veggies offer vastly different clues that they’re ready to eat. Plus, while some will ripen after you bring them home — like those bananas that were green a week ago and are now a sad, soft, soggy brown (hey, don’t throw them out — use them for this!) — others, like pineapple, will not. If you’re in the market for some pro tips on choosing fresh, ripe produce — or figuring out how to use and store it after you’ve gotten it…

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If you’re interested in adding a new plant-based recipe to your arsenal and want to make sure it’s one that’s full of flavor and sure to please everyone at your table, you’re going to love today’s guest post from Brandi Doming, creator of The Vegan 8 blog and author of the new cookbook, The Vegan 8: 100 Simple, Delicious Recipes Made with 8 Ingredients or Less.  These Teriyaki Patties are my best-loved patties to date and make the most delicious burgers. They are flavored with teriyaki sauce, sweet caramelized onions, toasted sesame seeds, and garlic. They are so hearty and…

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