I love peanut butter! If you’re a fanatic like me, you’ll love how quick, simple, creative and healthy making your own nut butters can be. Homemade nut butters are preservative-free and packed with heart-healthy fats. They are a versatile ingredient that’s both filling and delicious. Smear these nut butters on a cracker, a slice of apple or crusty whole grain bread or blend it into your favorite recipe.
This year, Chinese New Year begins on February 3 and goes on for 15 days. Why not celebrate by using one of my favorite healthy kitchen tools, the bamboo steamer? Steaming is a gentle, healthy cooking process that preserves nutrients and locks in flavor, texture, color and moisture, and this traditional cooking technique is the perfect way to make dumplings, flavorful veggies and more. Here’s how to use it, plus recipes to try.
When I meet with clients, I always talk about mindful eating. Mindful eating is the exact opposite of eating while driving, watching TV, gobbling the leftovers on your kid’s plates and taking a nibble every time you walk into the kitchen or pass a plate of goodies.
Instead, think before you put that second cookie or extra helping of pasta on your plate. Use these tips to become more mindful of what you eat to prevent overeating and help form a healthy relationship with food.
Salads aren’t just for summer — there are plenty of ways to glorify your greens throughout the winter. Salads are a fun, colorful and creative way consume a diverse number of vitamins, minerals and nutrients that are essentials for a healthy you! Create your own savvy salads using this winter salad ingredient key, or take a bite of favorite salads from Food Network chefs.
I used to stare at pressure cookers in the home goods stores, questions flurrying: What would I do with that? Would I even use it? Well, I finally bit the bullet and added one to my kitchen lineup, and, to my surprise it’s become a favorite tool and a busy life saver! So if you’re asking yourself if you want one…the answer is, YES!
When is comes to making New Year’s resolutions, I often find my clients choose unrealistic goals that then lead to disappointment and a sense of failure. This year, do it differently: Develop healthy, achievable “addictions” that promote long-term lifestyle changes. No disappointment, just new experiences!
Garam masala is an Indian term meaning “hot spice,” though it isn’t actually a spice itself. It’s a dry spice mixture comprised of up to 12 spices. If you haven’t sampled this sweet-spicy blend, here’s the scoop on versatile garam masala, and how to incorporate it into your favorite dishes.
We’re serving up fresh healthy gift ideas every day from now until December 12. Catch up on the previous gifts here.
I start brainstorming holiday gifts for friends and family almost as soon as Thanksgiving ends! I love to use my culinary inspiration to create handmade gifts for loved ones, and this year I am making flavored vinegars. The fun thing about flavored vinegars is that they are super simple, so you can literally make each one personalized for the recipient and their tastes without a lot of hassle.
Thanksgiving is over, and that means the holiday season is in full swing. Hectic schedules, holiday baking and a few too many treats leave many people a few pounds heavier come January 1, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Here are 5 simple ways to cut 100 calories during the holidays.
You don’t have to deep-fry your turkey to give your turkey that wow factor — instead, look to herbs and spices. Here are 5 marinades and rubs to add a healthy dose of flavor to your Thanksgiving feast.