Okay, okay, we all know fruits and veggies are good for us. But new research, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, shows us just how good: Eating a hefty dose of fruits and veggies every day could prolong your life, according to the study. Now I’ve got your attention, right?
Spring has sprung, friends. And along with bringing us warmer weather (finally) this lovely season brings us tons of nutrient-packed fruits and veggies to add to our grocery lists. In celebration, this week’s recipes are filled with our favorite spring superfoods: You’ll find fiber-packed artichoke, vitamin C-rich strawberries and spinach, beets loaded with antioxidants, and many more.
Upping your nutrient-intake is as simple as whipping up one of these easy and, most importantly, super delicious recipes. So get to cookin’, Be Wellers!
For a solid 10 years of my life, I ate a peanut butter sandwich for lunch Every. Single. Day. What can I say? I just love peanut butter. But when Be Well editor, Emily, mentioned a peanut butter, Sriracha and basil sandwich she’d spotted on the Without Walls blog, the peanut butter-sandwich connoisseur in me was a bit skeptical. I mean, I love Sriracha—so much so that when the news of a potential Sriracha shortage broke, I had a full-blown, blowing-into-a-brown-paper-bag panic attack—but Sriracha with peanut butter? That might be too much even for me.
Time to gather up all the recyclable bags you can find, because the Philly Farm and Food Fest is coming up and, believe me, you are going to want to buy everything in sight. Please excuse me while I squeal with excitement.
The annual fundraising event, hosted by Fair Food Philly and the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture, will be taking over the Convention Center on April 13th. The Fest is a food-lovers dream, with over 150 local farms and businesses posting up shop for the day, basically creating the dreamiest farmers’ market imaginable.
Philadelphia is undeniably a sandwich town: cheesesteaks, hoagies, roast pork. But if you’re trying to stick to a healthy-eating plan, you probably feel pretty excluded from the sandwich game. Because they’re all calorie bombs, right?
We all have our guilty-pleasure foods: pizza, cheeseburgers, fried chicken. Mine? Fettuccine alfredo. If I were stranded on a desert island with three things, I would want my dog, a clean water supply, and a gigantic, never-ending bowl of fettuccine alfredo. (Sorry, boyfriend. A girl’s gotta eat.)
Unfortunately, here on mainland, we can’t all chow down on our favorite guilty pleasures every single night. Because let’s be honest, our guilty pleasures make us feel a wee-bit guilty for a reason: too many calories, so much fat, way too much sugar, etc. But the great thing about this week’s recipes is that they take the guilt out of your guilty pleasures.
So go ahead, chow down on a burger one night and a pizza the next. And don’t you dare feel an ounce of guilt about it.
If you’ve tried every diet in existence, from Atkins to the Master Cleanse to the Cookie Diet (yep, that’s a real thing), I’ve got some good news for you: You can stop now. Researchers compared the health benefits of every mainstream diet and found that none of them beat chowing down on good old-fashioned real food.
Anyone else feel like cauliflower is everywhere lately? In soups, side dishes, pizza crusts, even desserts. Seems like people are getting mighty creative with how they use broccoli’s cancer-fighting cousin, so I decided to find the best recipes for getting more cauliflower in your diet. Here, 14 smart ways to work it in.