Make This Tonight: One-Dish Lemony Chicken, Artichoke and Potato Bake

Photo by Becca Boyd

Photo by Becca Boyd

On beautifully warm, breezy and fragrant spring evenings, “What’s for dinner?” is literally the last thing on my mind. But we all know that to eat healthy you need to spend more time in your kitchen and less time dining out so, during this time of  year, I’m constantly on the lookout for meals that not only come together quickly, but yield very little cleanup. Interested in an easy one-dish meal that tastes great and keeps on you on track for bathing suit season? That’s what I thought. Read more »

Whole Foods to Open New Grocery Store Chain With Lower Prices

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If Whole Foods is your happy place (yep, me too), but your bank account takes a beating every time you step foot inside, listen up: Today, the company announced they’ll be opening a new chain of lower-priced (read: won’t eat up your entire paycheck on a trip to the salad bar) stores aimed at Millennials, USA Today reports. If you just shed a few tears of joy, no need to be embarrassed: That’s a totally normal reaction.  Read more »

The Checkup: How to Perfect Your Protein Intake

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• It’s no secret that protein serves as a building block for all sorts of things — from healthy skin to toned muscles — but what’s a bit less clear is just how much protein you’re supposed to be eating, and how you should be getting it. Here to clear things up, five nutritionist-approved tricks for perfecting your protein intake. [Well + Good]
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Panera to Use Only “Clean Ingredients” By End of 2016

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In the past few weeks, a slew of companies have upgraded — or committed to upgrading — their ingredients: Soon enough, Kraft Mac and Cheese won’t contain any artificial flavors, preservatives or synthetic colors; Chipotle just nixed GMO ingredients from its entire menu; and now, the folks at Panera are planning to ditch a long list of ingredients from their menu in an effort to only use “clean ingredients,” by the end of 2016, Fortune reports.

But you don’t have to wait until next year to feel good about eating one of Panera’s salads: Starting today, Panera’s salads will be made without any artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors or preservatives, all of which run rampant in commercially made dressings.  Read more »

The Checkup: How to Fall Asleep in Under 60 Seconds — For Real!

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• A study by the American Psychological Association found that 50 percent of millennials report being kept up all night due to stress at least once in the past month, and NPR says 60 million Americans are currently battling insomnia. So, if you’re one of ‘em, you could probably use this: The 4-7-8 breathing exercise for sleep that’s been known to put even the most stressed out people to bed in under a minute. [TIME]

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