Healthy Living

Can Coconut Sugar Really Save Us From Death By Delicious Dessert?

Chefs and experts weigh in on natural sweeteners
Jan 12, 2015 1:00 pm

Goaded by some fairly damning medical research and Jamie Oliver, backlash against processed sugar raises questions about right and wrong ways to indulge in the sweet stuff. Still, this is America. If we cannot gulp big, sweet relief from untaxed, fructose-heavy sodas, surely we will find other routes of reprieve. Here are a few front-runners in the sugar alternative game, and why you may want to keep an eye out for them. 

9 New Healthy Cookbooks To Help Make Fruits, Vegetables And Grains Less Boring

Improve your diet with these life-longing reads
Jan 12, 2015 10:00 am

At Food Republic, January is Healthy Living Month. Maybe you are following the program, too? But let's be honest: You cannot take it on without a couple excellent cookbooks to help you out along the way. From dozens of uses for that bunch of kale sitting in your crisper to Mediterranean-influenced vegetable recipes and bone broth, here are 9 recent books to inspire you to get your green on. 

Red Quinoa Con Pollo Recipe

A classic Latin dish pumped up with healthy quinoa
Jan 7, 2015 4:00 pm
quinoa con pollo

Says Angie Martinez: "Traditional rice with chicken is heavy on the carbs. That’s why I love Angelo’s take on this classic. He’s replaced the white rice with quinoa—a whole grain packed with protein, fiber and iron. This dish is not totally traditional, but it’s close enough to make everyone in my house happy when I serve it."

To Your Health: 15 Ultra-Nutritious Recipes To Boost Your Wellness Game

Cruciferous, leafy green, protein-packed recipes
Dec 5, 2014 3:00 pm

It's nice to charge up with good, healthy food in between holiday feasts, so we've gathered up 15 nutrition-packed, fiber-filled, healthy and delicious meals for everyone taking a mashed potato break (however briefly). And no it's not all kale salads. Fine, there is one kale salad, but it has other redeeming qualities, like sliced apples and a dressing made with maple syrup. Prepare to feel like a million bucks. 

25 Gluten-Free Recipes To Lighten Up Your Fall

Diverse, delicious, delightfully simple meal ideas
Oct 30, 2014 12:30 pm

Gluten-free cooking can be incredibly diverse, delicious and easy to throw together, not to mention an easy way to lighten up your diet. Keep an open mind in the kitchen and you'll be surprised how many great meals you can make without wheat. Consider substituting pasta with quinoa, rice, buckwheat, corn and potatoes. Simply peruse our curated selection below and proudly declare dinner to be gluten-free.  

There's Quinoa In My Cheerios. Is There Supposed To Be?

The iconic O-shaped cereal gets even crunchier
Oct 24, 2014 10:00 am

In today's breakfast news, Cheerios is debuting a new variety with the ancient grains quinoa, kamut and spelt. The boxes hit the shelves in January 2015, which is right around the corner. According to the Wall Street Journal, a longtime advocate of truthful cereal news, the buzzworthy ingredients in this new Cheerios formula don't make the product healthier. But they did find a solution to quinoa seeds falling to the bottom of the box.

20 Ways To Eat Super-Healthy Cruciferous Vegetables Tonight

Brussels sprouts, broccoli, romanesco, cauliflower!
Oct 21, 2014 1:00 pm

We don't have to tell you to eat your cruciferous vegetables, you're already doing it! Upscale cauliflower, Brussels sprout, romanesco and broccoli rabe recipes are all over the place, and more delicious than ever. Stuffed whole cabbage? Cauliflower T-bone steaks? Grilled Asian greens? Nobody's going to still be hungry after feasting on this incredibly healthy bounty. Here are 20 ways to make cruciferous veggies tonight. 

The Holy Grail Of Delicious Health Food: 7 Crunchy Kale Salad Recipes

Everyone's favorite leafy green gets star treatment
Oct 8, 2014 1:00 pm

You order them on menus and make ithem at home, demonstrate about how healthy you are on your Instagram feed and preach the good word of this incredibly nutritious leafy green to all. Kale salads are the holy grail of delicious health food, and we've got 7 recipes to heap on your plate for lunch or dinner. Heck, fry an egg and plop it on a salad for a light and filling brunch. There's a reason it's taking up most of your vegetable crisper.

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