New year, new you—you’ll hear it everywhere for at least the next three months. When January rolls around, everyone flocks to the produce aisle, crowds the gym, and cuts back on junk food in order to finally meet that health-minded New Year’s resolution they’ve been telling themselves about for years. While it’s never a bad thing to develop a healthier lifestyle, it definitely isn’t easy. … Continue reading 5 Simple Ways to Eat Healthy in the New Year (Without Sacrificing Foods You Love)
Pizza is amazing, but sometimes, I need to tone it down with the carb-filled crust. (I’m sure by now you’re all aware of my macaroni and cheese obsession.) I’ve seen veggies be used for pizza dough the past—especially cauliflower—and I caught wind of eggplant slices being used for mini pizzas. I loved the idea, so I went for it. I decided to bread the eggplant … Continue reading Eggplant Pizzas
Ordering takeout can wreak havoc on your healthy eating — but it doesn’t have to. No matter what type of food you’re ordering, there is always something reasonably healthy on the menu, and it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor. Eater.com and Grub Hub worked together to determine the five types of takeout Americans order the most, and I decided to break down what … Continue reading How to Stay Healthy(ish) When You’re Ordering Takeout
Grocery shopping on a budget isn’t a walk in the park. It’s hard to tell what should make the cut and what should get left on the store shelves. Plus, many brands can be deceiving about how healthy their products actually are. I decided to talk to a registered dietitian to find the answer to a question I’ve been curious about for a while: If … Continue reading Here’s What You Should Be Buying at the Grocery Store, According to a Registered Dietitian
Growing up on the coast, seafood has always been a huge part of my diet. I’ve had a vacation home near the beach (down the shore, as we NJ natives call it) since I was young, and if I’m there, I’m digging into a crab cake sandwich or an order of oysters Rockefeller for any and all meals. Shrimp are such a versatile seafood. Grilled, … Continue reading Sweet Chili Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
I once received a Snapchat from one of my friends. It was a picture of a bag of fruit snacks that read “organic” in big letters on the front. Her caption was, “Times have changed since I was young.” Today, organic products aren’t just found in Whole Foods. Companies have sought to publicize their use of organic ingredients, and supermarkets have dedicated entire aisles to … Continue reading Are Organic Foods Worth the Hype?
Taco Tuesday can’t really be a thing when you’re trying your hardest to eat healthy. Of course, that’s not to say there aren’t any healthy taco options out there, but they often “claim” to be healthy, yet come with some sort of tangy mayonnaise-based dressing and fried meat that, while delicious, knocks the fat and calorie counts right back up to where you don’t want … Continue reading Tex-Mex Chicken Salad With Greek Yogurt & Cilantro Dressing