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How to Make Classic Basil Pesto in 10 Minutes

Feeling saucy?<p>March 17, 2017<p>Pesto pasta has to be one of the ultimate lazy dinners. Boil some pasta, stir through a jar of sauce and—hey pesto—you're …

Italian Food

Download These 5 Apps If You Want To Keep Up With Your Workout Routine On Vacation

Summertime is all about traveling, relaxing, and restoring, but that doesn't mean your workout routine has to fall by the wayside in the process. …

Exercise

The 5 Places Where People Live the Longest and Healthiest Lives

These areas are known as Blue Zones.<p>Global life expectancy averages out to 71.4 years. That means, of course, that some parts of the world see much …

Costa Rica

10 Products You'll Be Surprised to Find At Trader Joe's

10 Surprising Products You'll Find At Trader Joe's<p>Hi, can I buy one of everything?<p>June 19, 2018<p>One of my guild pleasures is spending hours and hours …

Healthy Eating

10 Best Foods to Eat Before Your Workout

Getting ready for the gym starts with a good snack. Here’s what you should eat about 45 minutes pre-workout.<p><b>Strawberry Smoothie</b><p>Strawberries contain …

Nutrition

7 Desserts From Trader Joe's That Are Actually Good For You

Trader Joe’s is home to so many delicious foods–but you already knew that, right? The beloved chain also produces some of the best-tasting desserts …

14 Grocery Products to Sneak More Veggies into Your Diet

Whether you’re a parent trying to feed a picky kid or just someone trying to eat healthier, the fact of the matter is that most of us could use more …

18 Basic Cooking Skills You Should Learn in Your Twenties

Master these, and you're well on your way to becoming a kitchen boss.<p>So, you’ve moved into your first apartment, bought your very own set of pots and …

Cooking

The One Snack You Should Eat When Your Energy Levels Are Low, According To Nutritionists

When the afternoon rolls around and you find your energy levels dipping somewhere beneath your feet, take it as a sign that you need a quick …

5 High-Protein Pancake Recipes That Aren’t a Total Carbfest

You definitely won’t be able to find these healthy pancakes at IHOP.<p>When it comes to eating pancakes for breakfast, you most likely associate them with lazy Sunday mornings. After all, when you think about having a healthy weekday breakfast, pancakes don't often immediately come to mind. But get …

19 Healthy Sandwiches With 5 Ingredients or Less

I have a hard time getting myself to eat lunch. It's not that I don't want to, it's just that I usually forget to because I'm so preoccupied with …

15 of the healthiest menu items you can get at Cheesecake Factory

1/<p>Tuscan chicken<p>In this better-for-you take on Italian food, Cheesecake Factory serves up grilled chicken breast with tomatoes, artichokes, capers, …

10 Homemade Pesto Recipes That Go Way Beyond Basil and Pine Nuts

These aren't your Nonna's recipes.<p>Pesto will always be the best pasta topper known to man kind; it's the perfect blend of herbs and nuts, and …

Chickpea Pasta With Pesto and Tomatoes

Makes 2 Servings<p>Ingredients<p>4 ounces dry chickpea penne (such as Banza)<br>• 1teaspoon olive oil<br>• 1pint cherry tomatoes, halved<br>• Salt<br>• Pepper<br>• 3tablespoons prepared …

30 Summer Salads You Need to Try

Between stopping for salty street food, noshing on fried carnival fare, and one-too-many ice cream truck rendezvous, sometimes all you need is a …

This Is How To Make Homemade Tortillas

Wake up Taco Tuesdays with a batch of homemade flour tortillas. It may initially sound like an intimidating task, but the process is actually quick …

Inside the world of female bodybuilding, where women push themselves to the limits

The first thing you notice is the smell of fake tan and that every surface — walls, floors, basins and even toilets — are covered in protective …

Bodybuilding

This Trainer's Booty Workout Will Make Cable Machines Your New Favorite Thing

When it comes to booty gains, there is a lot of focus squats and deadlifts. But there's one piece of equipment that we're probably not using to its fullest potential if at all: the cable machine. Fitness influencer and trainer Stefanie Williams shared some of her favorite butt exercises using the …

19 Better Bagel Toppings That Will Get You Out of a Cream Cheese Rut

We’ve heard the arguments: <i>Bagels are the devil in the form of refined flour! A single bagel is the equivalent of four whopping slices of bread!</i> Yadda …

22 Healthy Snacks That Are (Almost) Too Good To Be True

Snacking doesn't typically count as an actual meal, but if it did, it would be our favorite meal of the day. We love munching between breakfast, …

Muscle Supplements for a Six Pack

Developing six pack abs means decreasing your body fat percentage. Everyone has abdominal muscles underneath their skin, says "The Abs Diet" author …

40 Easy, Healthy Recipes That Anyone Can Cook

A big part of feeling great is learning how to feed yourself in a way that's delicious, energizing, and stress-free. Getting into a regular cooking …

Satiate your avocado craving with this avocado citrus salad

Our collective avocado obsession has gotten out of control: $9 avocado toast is now the just the tip of the iceberg. We’ve reached the point where we …

15 Side Dishes That Pair Perfectly with Tacos

We’d never set a limit on taco fillings. So why not pile on all the tasty sides, too? From avocado rice to Mexican street corn dip (yes, it’s a …

How to Snack Guilt Free

Eat snacks and look like one, too.<p>It's not a secret that everyone loves snacking. From chips to pretzels to candy, there's just something about …

Amazing ice cream without the calories revealed as "guilt-free" brands hit the shelves

With the first proper sunshine of the year, chances are you’re fancying some ice cream.<p>Indulge too often though and you can kiss goodbye to your …

18 High-Protein, Low-Carb Snacks That Will Prevent You From Turning Into A Hangry Monster

The 3 p.m. slump is SO. REAL.<p>When you're trying to cut out carbs, sometimes food options can feel...limited. After all, easy go-tos like pretzels, pizza, and pita chips are totally off-limits. (Why are all the best foods carbs?!)<p>Thankfully, there's no need to reinvent the wheel when it comes to …

Nutrition

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Some food for thought.<p><b>We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community for their go-to snacks to help them power through a study session. Here are some of their picks, along with several of our favorites! 🍫</b><p>1. Taco Popcorn<p>All you need to make good old popcorn much less boring is taco seasoning.<p>Get the …

Top 15 sources of plant-based protein

More and more people are interested in following vegetarian or vegan diets or reducing their use of animal products. A shift away from animal …

5 Superfood Recipes That Will Fuel Your Entire Day

These nutrient-packed recipes will fuel your performance and help you reach your personal best.