Healthy Living

Chef's Salad With Kefir Ranch Recipe

Ready for the tangiest most awesome ranch, ever?
Jan 13, 2015 2:00 pm

Blogger-turned-cookbook author Cassie Johnston knows a thing or two about making healthy food choices without compromising flavor. Her trick: cooking uncomplicated, delicious food with emphasis on pumped-up nutrition. Her latest book stars the mighty trio of chia, quinoa and kale along with their superfood friends, like tangy, creamy kefir.

What Is Porridge? Porridge Is Everything.

Hot mush gets hip with amaranth, kimchi and more
Jan 13, 2015 11:00 am

It's the fairy tale food that almost got Goldilocks killed. But, what is porridge exactly? Is it just some fancy European word for common oatmeal? Or, is it something more? Chris Shott infiltrates the fashionably quaint Brooklyn Porridge Co. to find out.

A Well-Traveled Writer Wonders: Have I Stumbled Upon The Next Superfood?

Future "it" ingredients from Ethiopia, Peru, beyond
Jan 13, 2015 10:00 am

Most of us who eat and travel for a living taste a lot of unusual foods — if you could even call some of them that. Given my particular love for far-flung, out-of-the-way destinations, I run across many unheard-of edibles. From remote islands in Cambodia to the Peruvian Amazon to Papua New Guinea's highlands to the capitals of Ethiopia, Denmark and Israel, I thought I'd weigh in on some unlikely ingredients that caught my eye over the past year.

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.  

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