On a post-hike corner-store trip a few weeks ago, my very hungry friend spotted a bag of baked apple chips, frantically ran to them and scooped them up like they were the last bit of food on planet Earth, ran back to me, shoved the bag of apple chips in my face and declared them to be “The greatest snack you will ever eat in your LIFE.” And I have to say, they were really good. But at four bucks for a tiny bag that barely lasted the two of us 10 minutes of snacking, I thought to myself, I’m never buying these again. But I will make them.
In June, we gave you guys a roundup of stuffed avocado recipes, and we figured it was about time for a fall-friendly edition, so here it is: 14 healthy, creative and totally delicious ways to stuff a sweet potato. Sweet potatoes blow regular ol’ russet potatoes out of the water when it comes to nutrition: they’re vitamin-packed, rich in fiber, and they help to regulate blood sugar—meaning, no post-dinner midnight cookie cravings. They make for a filling lunch or a dinner, and they’re super simple to make. Just throw ‘em in the oven, bake for about 45 minutes, and voila: you’ve got yourself dinner.
Now, I dare you to try and cook your way through every stuffed sweet potato here before spring arrives. Who’s up for the challenge?
• If you rarely get around to eating before lunchtime, no worries: Turns out breakfast isn’t necessarily the most important meal of the day. That, and four more big breakfast myths debunked, here. (That said, a bowl of oatmeal before you dash out the door certainly doesn’t hurt.) [Life by Daily Burn]
A recent article by Mark Bittman in TIME magazine discussed how millenials’ obsession with food media—competition shows, Instagram, Pinterest, and so on—isn’t translating into our kitchens. Maybe we see the bar set so high that we figure anything we attempt will fail in comparison. On my blog, I try to make the recipes approachable for every skill level; food is a constant in our every day lives and, nine times out of 10, it won’t be glamorous.
This soup exemplifies those beliefs. Using canned tomatoes and beans, this beautifully healthy recipe comes together in about 30 minutes. It’s real, home-cooked food, and it’s simple enough for the most novice beginner. Dairy-free yet still creamy, thanks to the beans, it’s about as healthy, and I daresay tasty, as dinner can be.
Some mornings, (okay, most mornings), you just don’t have time to put together a brown-bag lunch. So to help you out on those busy days, we rounded up our five favorite healthy lunches for a workweek of grab-and-go perfection from places like HipCityVeg, Baco Juice and Taco Bar, P.S. and Co. and more. Just scroll over the dish to see what it is and where to get it, then run out and grab it for yourself.
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I’ve professed my love for the one-bowl dinner before, but I will say it again: There is absolutely nothing better than throwing all your favorite veggies into one bowl, mixing them together—probably with some quinoa or brown rice—and calling it dinner. Am I right?
So for this week’s recipes, we’ve chosen five one-bowl dinners that are filled to the brim with fresh fall veggies like kale, sweet potatoes, winter squash, spinach, pumpkin, and more. I’ve got my sights set on the Pumpkin, Pistachio and Kale Fried Rice bowl—how about you?
Do you ever find yourself in a salad rut? I am constantly in a salad rut: I’ll discover a new salad that I’m obsessed with—most recently a white bean, tofu, spinach and pesto concoction—eat it for weeks on end, and then realize that, well, I’ve been eating the exact same salad every night for dinner for weeks on end.
If you often find yourself in the same salad-rut situation, then this week’s recipes are tailor-made just for you. We’ve hand-picked five creative and healthy salads chock-full of fall goodies like squash, pomegranate, kale, and sweet potato (which just so happens to be delicious and great for weight loss). So replace your everyday go-to salad with one—or better yet, a few—of these fall salads and say goodbye to your salad rut. And if you want to bulk these salads up a bit, just top ‘em off with a serving of baked tofu, or grilled chicken. Happy cooking, folks!