15 hacks that make packaged foods healthier

15 hacks that make packaged foods healthier

Few things are as vilified in the food and wellness world as processed foods. Odds are, you’ve encountered someone who is obsessed with clean eating or who has been practically reborn after following the Whole 30 food plan . However, at the risk of becoming very unpopular, I’m here to say that convenience foods aren’t so bad.

Certainly, there are varying degrees of convenience and packaged foods. I’m not advocating a diet of potato chips and hot dogs, but canned soups, frozen entrees and easy-meal makers, like jarred marinara sauce, have a place in my home and on my menu. As a busy working parent, packaged foods can be lifesavers when I’m too time-pressed to assemble my bagged lunch or […]

5 Vegetarian Recipes That Actually Pack a Ton of Protein

5 Vegetarian Recipes That Actually Pack a Ton of Protein

Protein is the powerhouse behind your gains. When you lift heavy, protein repairs the tiny tears that strength training creates in your tissues, which helps your muscles grow bigger, faster. You already know that meat is your friend here: chicken, beef, and fish are all packed with the filling macronutrient.

But what if you prefer tofu over turkey? Or beans over beef?

No sweat, you can absolutely build and maintain a built physique on a vegetarian diet. In fact, a recent Arizona State University study found no difference in measures of strength or endurance — or levels of lean body mass — in vegetarian athletes compared to meat eaters.

The caveat? Because animal-based proteins tend to be higher in the essential amino […]

Takeaway Britain: How we get a QUARTER of our calories from food that we don't make at home

Takeaway Britain: How we get a QUARTER of our calories from food that we don’t make at home

Ordering a takeaway was once an occasional luxury – a way of celebrating a special occasion or treating the family.

But it is now so common that a quarter of all the calories we consume come from food produced outside the home, experts have revealed.

The figures include all out-of-home sources of ready-to-eat food, such as cafes, takeaways, supermarkets, vending machines and convenience stores.

And as people tend to eat more when they dine out or have food delivered, the trend is having a big impact on the obesity crisis, they warn. It is now so common to order a takeaway that a quarter of all the calories we consume come from food produced outside the home, experts have revealed Officials are […]

Thank Hippies for These 6 Food Trends

Thank Hippies for These 6 Food Trends

Go hug a hippie, you avocado toast-loving hipster. NatashaPhoto/iStock Toward the end of the 1977 classic film Annie Hall, Woody Allen’s straight-laced character squints at the menu of an ultra-groovy Los Angeles restaurant before submitting his order: “I’m going to have the alfalfa sprouts and a plate of mashed yeast.”

Hippie food, the rough-and-tumble cuisine that sprouted from 1960s counterculture, has been making us chuckle ever since. But as our guest on the latest Bite podcast, Jonathan Kauffman, shows in his soon-to-be-released history Hippie Food: How Back-to-the-Landers, Longhairs, and Revolutionaries Changed the Way We Eat , the hippies may enjoy the last laugh. Alfalfa sprouts aren’t exactly having a moment, but many of today’s hottest food trends are rooted […]

You'll Be Obsessed With These Easy Dinners That Only Require One Pan

You’ll Be Obsessed With These Easy Dinners That Only Require One Pan

Linda Pugilese / Abrams Books 2017 The following is excerpted with permission from Healthyish by Lindsay Maitland Hunt, published by ABRAMS c 2017.

The best recipes are like the best people: patient, forgiving, and playful.

Which are the cookbooks you use the most? I’m guessing they’re the dirtiest ones on your shelf. Now that this book is in your hands, these recipes can become living, evolving components of your home and kitchen life. Get loose where you feel comfortable, jot your notes in the margins, dog-ear the pages, and mix and match recipes across the book.

I call Healthyish cooking “actual cooking.” Dreaming of the perfect meal does not get food on the table. We want ingredients we can get at […]

5 tasty vegan recipes to kick-start your healthy diet

5 tasty vegan recipes to kick-start your healthy diet

The New Year is here and following the excesses of Christmas many people are on a healthy eating drive.

And thousands of them will be taking on the Veganuary challenge for January – eating a vegan diet for a month.

But plant-based food is far from boring as the author of new book, The Occasional Vegan, will tell you.

Sarah Philpott says: “The Occasional Vegan is a collection of hearty, home-cooked recipes and proves that being vegan isn’t all about kale and chia seeds.“It provides a common-sense approach to eating in a flexible way to suit your lifestyle and budget, while debunking the myth that eating well comes at a cost.“It’s the story of my love of cooking and eating and I […]