Healthy Living

10 Easy Gluten-Free Appetizers

Light, simple gluten-free bites to start your meal
May 27, 2015 1:00 pm

Gluten-free dishes can be incredibly diverse, delicious and easy to throw together, not to mention a great way to lighten up your diet. Keep an open mind in the kitchen and you’ll be surprised how many exciting meals you can make without wheat. Ditch the bread and pasta, not the flavor, with these 10 appetizers to get the party started right.

18 Gluten-Free Dishes In Under 45 Minutes

No time? Get healthy dishes on the table fast
May 13, 2015 2:00 pm

Tonight’s about getting dinner on the table fast. Not out of a jar or freezer fast, but regular normal cooking-time fast. Forty-five minutes, tops. Lightening up this spring by shunning gluten? You and us both, folks. Check out 18 gluten-free recipes that don’t miss the wheat, from the throughly carnivorous beef tartare burger to a crisp, hearty mushroom steak with bold chimichurri. Trust us, you won’t even know what’s missing.  

5 Milk Alternatives: The Good, The Bad And The Shockingly Creamy

Nondairy creamer can mean many things these days
Apr 16, 2015 9:00 am

While it’s tough to compete with the protein, vitamin D and calcium levels found in traditional milk, those suffering from lactose intolerance and adhering to vegan diets can take solace in knowing they have options. Lots of options. Still, dietitians and nutritionists advocate smart shopping. Writer Nicole Schnitzler breaks down the pros and cons of every nondairy alternative from almond to soy.

Grilled Bison Burgers With Caramelized Onions And Crispy Shiitakes

These burgers are an umami party for your mouth!
Apr 15, 2015 2:00 pm
grilled bison burgers with caramelized onions and crispy shiitakes

I know it says bison here, but that lean meat is really just a great excuse to hold a mushroom-a-palooza while getting a load of brain-boosting B12. First, we mix the bison with chopped cremini mushrooms. Then a few crispy shiitakes that have been tossed with smoked paprika and olive oil go on top. In between? Caramelized onions (mmmmmmm). It tastes like a killer tower of umami!

Roasted Ginger Salmon With Pomegranate Olive Mint Salsa Recipe

A rich, vibrant salmon recipe to enhance your mood
Mar 26, 2015 3:00 pm
ginger salmon recipe

Feel like a pick-me-up? For your general disposition, that is. Chef and wellness expert Rebecca Katz, along with writer Mat Edelson, penned The Healthy Mind Cookbook. It’s full of recipes that are packed with flavor and extra nutrition where you need it most (hello omega-3’s), and best of all, they look beautiful on the plate, like this stunning salmon.  

Caprese Pesto Kale Salad With Crispy Tofu Recipe

Packed with protein, nutrients and Italian flavors
Feb 2, 2015 2:00 pm
caprese pesto salad

Fact: Vegetarian food can be every bit as protein-packed as its omnivorous kin. Veggie and the Beast bloggers Katie Parker and Kristen Smith's loaded new cookbook is an ode to vegetarian food with rib-sticking heartiness, and this spin on the traditional caprese salad is no exception. Ready for lunch?  

Buffalo Chickpea-Salad Sandwich Recipe

Spicy hot-sauce-spiked chickpeas for healthy lunch!
Jan 28, 2015 3:30 pm
Photo: Katie Parker

Fact: Vegetarian food can be every bit as protein-packed as its omnovorous kin. Veggie and the Beast bloggers Katie Parker and Kristen Smith's loaded new cookbook is an ode to vegetarian food with rib-sticking heartiness, and this spin on the Buffalo-chicken sandwich is no exception. Ready for lunch?  

Smash Your Chemex! 6 Caffeine Trends To Expand Your Morning Routine

Are matcha, yerba mate, nitro cold brew the future?
Jan 27, 2015 10:00 am

In the latter half of 2014, Bulletproof Coffee launched a thousand sips of butter-infused morning brew. The SoCal start-me-up cited such undocumented benefits as weight loss and mental clarity in its meteoric splash into the mainstream. Now a new day is dawning, with a number of alternative ways to caffeinate popping up. Contenders include ancient rainforest tea leaves and cutting-edge coffee equipment from the Stumptown brain trust. 

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