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March 11, 2019

How to Find an Accountability Buddy

We’ve talked before about how internal motivation is key to maintaining long-term health and fitness goals, but sometimes our own resolve falls short. Having an accountability buddy for those times can keep you on track. Read more
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March 04, 2019

How to Stay Hydrated While Traveling

It can be hard to maintain healthy habits while traveling, and staying hydrated is certainly one of them. Whether hopping on a flight for a business trip for going on a two-week vacation, any change in your routine will likely affect your water intake. Dehydration can also worsen the effects of jet lag, making it harder for you to adjust to a time change. Read more
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February 25, 2019

The Science Behind Sugar Cravings: 4 Reasons We Seek Sweets

It often seems like sugar cravings can pop up at any time. Maybe it’s 4:00pm at work and you’re hitting a wall, or you just finished a hard workout, or you’re curled up on the couch watching Food Network, and suddenly you’re dreaming of ice cream, or brownies, or a fruit smoothie, or any number of other sugary snacks. Read more
How to Meal Prep Protein Edition
January 22, 2019

How to Meal Prep: Protein Edition

Protein should be a core part of every meal, because it boosts your metabolism, reduces cravings, and builds muscle. That doesn’t mean it’s easy to whip up a protein-filled meal on a weeknight, though. But if you prepare your proteins in advance, you can transform a quick pasta or salad into a proper meal with little-to-no added effort. Read more
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January 14, 2019

Your One-Stop Intro to Probiotics: What They Are, Why They Help, and Where to Get Them

This post is brought to you by New Chapter, which uses non-GMO whole-food ingredients to formulate vitamins and supplements that unlock each nutrient’s unique benefits. Read more
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January 08, 2019

Best 10-Minute Whole30 Lunches

When you commit to the Whole30 diet, you’re promising your body a well-deserved detox from any foods that might be causing you more harm than good. But pulling off 30 days of clean eating doesn’t just happen. When you cut out sugar, dairy, grains, and legumes, you’ll need to do a little extra meal planning to make sure you stick it out (and aren’t stuck eating scrambled eggs for every meal!). Read more
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December 10, 2018

The 10 Best Kitchen Tools that Actually Save You Time (and Money!)

Everyone loves a good cooking gadget, but the number of options in the average kitchen section of a store can be a little ridiculous. You may find yourself asking, “Do I need a taco holder? An egg slicer? A corn kernel stripper?” While these tools may seem like a great idea in the store, they may turn out to take more time to clean than they save you in prep. Read more
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November 19, 2018

How to Avoid Weight Gain During the Holidays

The holidays are a notorious time for weight gain. Whatever routine you had for healthy eating and exercise, it’s out the window once your nights and weekends are filled with family reunions, festive work parties, and holiday shopping. The added stress and fatigue don’t help your motivation either, so it’s easy for the number on the scale to climb steadily upward if you’re not careful. Read more
Bacon and brussels sprout hash
November 12, 2018

Low Carb Thanksgiving Sides: Healthy Alternatives for Holiday Favorites

At Thanksgiving, we tend to eat our carbs with a side of even more carbs: buttered rolls, mashed potatoes, and stuffing all topped with gravy. If you’re watching your carbohydrate intake, you’ll want to re-evaluate what constitutes a “staple” of the Thanksgiving spread. Read more
Cashews snack
November 05, 2018

Healthy Road Trip Snacks: Our Guide to Clean Eating on the Road

If you’re trying to eat healthy on the road, you probably don’t want to rely on what’s available in the gas stations and convenience stores along the way. Skip the aisles full of processed, prepackaged foods and make yourself a kit full of nutritious munchies before hitting the road. Read more
Bell pepper pesto poppers keto appetizer
October 08, 2018

9 Easy Keto Appetizers for Entertaining

Entertaining doesn’t have to be hard just because you’re on a keto diet. The traditional finger sandwiches, pigs-in-a-blanket, and puff pastry bites may be out, but you can still whip up some crowd pleasers that are low-carb, moderate protein, and high fat to align with a keto diet. Read more
Pumpkin protein pancakes
September 30, 2018

Recipe Contest Winners Revealed: Our Top Fall Dishes

The votes are in! We put out the call for your top simple back-to-school dishes for fall and you delivered! We had over a hundred submissions, and tested and tasted them to come up with a winner ... or in this case, two winners! Ginger-soy poached salmon with cabbage slaw Read more
Breakfast bento with peanut butter rollups and grapes
August 20, 2018

Easy Lunchbox Ideas for Back-to-School

Meal prepping your own lunch is hard enough. But with the school year swiftly approaching, what do you make for the even pickier eaters in the house? It’s time to start thinking about back-to-school meal prep! Read more
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August 12, 2018

Best Apps for Meditation and Mindfulness

We’ve talked before about how mindfulness can change your brain and improves your health, but actually practicing it in our everyday lives takes discipline. Thankfully, there’s an app for everything--in the case of mindfulness and meditation apps, there are several! Read more
Pesto spinach artichoke bake batch meal
August 06, 2018

How to Make a Whole Day of Healthy Meals Under $10

Take a quick walk through the health food section of a supermarket and you might come to the conclusion that the healthier the food, the more expensive it is to prepare. But while some healthy ingredients can be pretty pricey, there are plenty of nutritious dishes that can still be prepared on a budget. Once you stock up on a few core ingredients, you’ll find that cooking healthy meals can actually be extremely cost-effective! Read more
Cookies snack
July 30, 2018

How to Stop Stress Eating: 4 Strategies to Conquer Emotional Eating

Stress eating, or emotional eating, is such a common issue that we all know its signature remedy: comfort food. Those sugary, salty, creamy or crunchy foods make us “feel better” when we’ve had a stressful day or are going through a rough time. Yet this tendency to eat when stressed never seems to actually make us feel better in the long term, and instead can lead to guilt and weight gain in the short-term. Read more
Turkish style tofu scramble breakfast
July 16, 2018

High-Protein Breakfast Ideas (That Aren’t Eggs)

If you’re looking for high-protein breakfast ideas, most people will tell you to just add eggs. Sure, there are countless ways to prepare them: scrambled, fried, boiled, omelette. But assuming you're not Gaston, you're probably going to crave a little more variety. Thankfully there are plenty of other great options when you need your protein fix. Read more
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July 09, 2018

Keeping the Progress Going: What to Do When Motivation Fades

We all know what it feels like to hit a wall while trying to achieve a goal. Maybe things started out great, but suddenly you’re not seeing results and your motivation has waned. Without that internal willpower you had at the beginning, every day is a struggle. Read more
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July 02, 2018

How to Make the Perfect Summer Picnic Menu

When planning the perfect picnic, creating a menu is the break-or-break moment. It’s a no-go to take something that requires reheating or could be super messy. If you don’t plan ahead, you might end up with soggy sandwiches, wilted salads, and melted desserts. Read more
Coconut fruit bar snack
June 25, 2018

How to Throw a Low Carb Fourth of July Party

The Fourth of July is around the corner, and that means outdoor barbecues. If you're going low carb this year, you’ll want to avoid the traditional potato salad, baked beans, hamburger buns and endless trays of patriotic, sugary desserts. This doesn’t mean you can’t throw a great party, though. With just a few small changes, you can whip up a full low carb, low sugar Fourth of July menu to satisfy all your cravings. Read more
Chicken arugula and farro salad
May 14, 2018

Meal Planning for Arthritis: What to Eat, What to Avoid

We all know that you eat can affect how you feel, but this principle is amplified for those with arthritis. In its many forms, arthritis causes uncomfortable inflammation of the joints. Certain inflammatory foods can increase this pain, whereas others are known to soothe it. Read more
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May 02, 2018

How to Make an Exercise Routine in a Hotel Room

It’s hard to maintain good exercise habits while traveling. Maybe your normal exercise routine includes group fitness classes, hand weights, or just a large open space--all things you likely won’t have access to on the road. Read more
Almond butter fudge snack
April 30, 2018

Recipe of the Week: Almond Butter Fudge

Sometimes, late on a weeknight, I get an overwhelming urge to make dessert. There's something so satisfying about, at the end of an hour, having a physical product to show for your work (plus making the entire house smell delicious in the process). But there's a problem: Now I have 2 dozen cookies and no one else is around to eat them but me. Read more
Watermelon granita
April 23, 2018

Your Menu for a Low Carb, Low Sugar Cinco de Mayo

Looking to enjoy a fun Cinco de Mayo party with friends but worried about watching your carbs and sugars? You’re not alone. It seems like most Mexican favorites rely on carb-filled tortillas, chips, or rice: nachos, tacos, burritos, fajitas, Mexican rice. Desserts like tres leches cake and even your favorite Mexican mixed drink, the margarita, are traditionally full of sugar. Read more
Hawaiian steak stirfry with rice
April 11, 2018

How to Conquer a Weight Loss Plateau

Weight loss plateaus are an inevitable part of every weight loss journey: When you first start exercising and eating right, the pounds come off easily, but as time goes by the number on the scale stops shrinking. You’ve maintained your healthy habits, but it’s no longer enough to help you continue losing weight. What gives? Read more
Crustless asparagus and mozzarella quiche
April 02, 2018

Recipe of the Week: Crustless Asparagus and Mozzarella Quiche

We're in prime asparagus season, so make some brunch plans: It's time to quiche! This low carb and keto-friendly option says goodbye to the carbs by getting rid of the pie shell - which makes it even easier to throw together on a Sunday morning. Read more
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March 19, 2018

How to Pick the Best Produce: An Easy Guide

Spring and summer bring plenty of options for fresh local produce, which is great news for your body and your wallet. In-season produce tastes better simply because it’s fresher. Plus, when things grow in abundance and don’t need to be shipped from warmer climates, they’re usually cheaper, too. Read more
Raw chocolate maple pecan fudge
February 07, 2018

4 Valentine's Day Gifts Better Than Chocolate

Besides Halloween, Valentine's Day is the most sugar-centric holiday of the year. Between the candy hearts and the chocolate samplers, it's hard to get out of February 14th without a massive sugar rush. So what do you do for your sweetheart when you're trying to cut down on the sweets? Read more
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January 24, 2018

New Diet? Here's What Supplements You Need to Consider

Contributed by Jamie Stephens NTP, Lead Practitioner at Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy in Chicago, Ill.  So you’re trying to eat healthy or avoid certain foods—if you're not getting some foods in your diet, it can lead to nutrient deficiencies down the line. That’s where supplements can help. They’re a great way to fill in for the nutrients necessary for optimal functioning of your body. Supplements have also become more important as farming practices have changed over the last century. Our soil ... Read more
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November 28, 2016

Simplify the Cooking Clean-Up: 6 Kitchen Cleaning Tips to Save Time

You’ve crafted a beautiful meal packed with delicious ingredients. You’ve plated, served and enjoyed your creation. You feel satisfied and – admittedly – quite proud of yourself. Read more
February 11, 2016

Food Haiku: 5 Love Poems for Valentine's Day

Food, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. Or better yet, we'll put our feelings in a poem. Read more
November 04, 2015

Superfood Alert: What Are Chia Seeds?

Have you met the next big superfood? Chia seeds are slated to hit $1 billion in sales in the next 5 years ... but when you first hear the name, your first thought might be "chia pet" rather than "chow down." Read more
October 23, 2015

Master the Grocery Store Sprint: 4 Ways to Save Time Grocery Shopping

How much time do you spend grocery shopping? According to a recent American Time Use Survey, you probably average 41 minutes in the store every week—more of a 10K than a sprint. But it doesn't have to be that way. Read more
October 06, 2015

3 Tips for Better Burgers, from The Food Lab's J. Kenji López-Alt

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June 05, 2015

PlateJoy + Vint: Fuel Up and Work Out!

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June 03, 2015

PlateJoy + Vint: Fuel Up and Work Out!

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June 01, 2015

PlateJoy + Vint: Fuel Up and Work Out!

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March 18, 2015

Refuel, Paleo-Style: Esther Blum's Paleo Post-Workout Shake

What's the best way to refuel after a workout? Nutritionist Esther Blum has has helped her clients get gorgeous and strong by reinstating the simple, high-protein, low-carb diet that our bodies naturally crave. Now meals from her book Cave Women Don't Get Fat are available on PlateJoy, from protein-packed breakfasts to healthy Paleo snacks to fuel an active lifestyle throughout the day.  Read more
January 05, 2015

Take $5 on Us: PlateJoy Coupon Code

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September 04, 2014

Food52 Meals, Delivered: Your Favorite Recipes on PlateJoy

This weekend while you were barbecuing, more exciting things were brewing at PlateJoy! We're thrilled to be teaming up with Food52—one of our favorite food destinations on the web, where we find inspiration and information for everything from steak prep to dinner party setup—to provide overnight ingredient delivery for some of the site's most popular recipes. Read more
June 25, 2014

Deskercise: 5 Ways to Exercise At the Office Without a Standing Desk

When I moved to San Francisco after 5 years in a New York desk job, many of my friends imagined (over several drinks) what my California office would be like. The general consensus: Read more

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