All Posts By Merritt Watts

12 Ways to Make Water the Most Delicious Thing Ever

by , June 8th, 2014

infused water
These flavored waters are healthier than sugared-up sodas, iced teas and lemonades — but a whole lot more exciting than plain old H20. Infused with fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs, they’re everything you never knew you a wanted in a g...

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5 Recipes That Prove Oatmeal Has Amazing Secret Talents

by , May 18th, 2014

oat smoothie
So you thought you and your oats were pretty close. After all those mornings waking up together, you knew everything about each other … right? Turns out, your old friend has been leading a secret life. A surprising life. A savory life. Curious...

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7 Vegan Recipes That Change Everything

by , May 12th, 2014

lentil burger
No meat, no cheese — no problem! Whether you’re aiming to eat a little bit cleaner or just want to be more like Beyoncé (who completed a 22-day vegan challenge last year), there’s really no wrong reason to add these vegan recipes ...

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5 Ways to Eat More Alterna-Grains

by , April 11th, 2014


Rice is over. Couscous is passe. It’s all about alterna-grains these days. But don’t just stock your pantry with these exotic-sounding carbs and hope for the best. Those wheat berries won’t cook themselves! Here’s what to do with you...

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5 Casseroles with a Healthy Side

by , April 6th, 2014

squash and kale

When it comes to eating well, casseroles need not be the enemy. Meaty, cheesy dishes full of refined carbs may be the retro take on casseroles — but these new one-pan winners prove that healthy eaters and comfort-food cravers can be on the sam...

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5 Ways to Up Your Greens Game

by , March 14th, 2014

creamed spinach
Greens that taste amazing? You better be-leaf it! These healthy, delicious sides will upgrade any main dish, assuming they don’t steal the show first. Consider these takes on spinach, collards and kale the healthiest way to celebrate St. Patri...

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5 Game-Changing Ways to Use Greek Yogurt

by , March 10th, 2014

onion dip
If you thought yogurt was just a vehicle for fruit and granola, this may rock your world: The cool, creamy stuff is actually incredibly versatile and can be used in everything from sweets to salads. So think beyond the breakfast bowl and go way past...

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4 Baked Goods That Will Make You Love Whole Grains Even More

by , March 6th, 2014

whole grain pancake
By now, almost everyone knows that whole-grain foods are a nutritional step up from dishes that revolve around refined carbs. But if you’re starting to get the feeling that good-for-you grains are spending just a little too much time on their ...

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4 Snack Bars That Actually Deserve to Be Called Healthy

by , February 20th, 2014

granola bars
Let’s face it: A store-bought snack bar is usually just a distant cousin of the candy bar. You know, the long-lost relative with a crunchier-than-thou attitude that’s really just covering a host of insecurities about all that refined sug...

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5 Secretly Healthy Chocolate Desserts

by , February 10th, 2014


True, true — honesty is the most important part of any relationship. But what’s a little white lie here and there? Or what about a dark, chocolate-smothered lie? It sounds sinful, but here’s the deal: All of these Valentine’s...

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