Melissa Martinez

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Can’t Touch Your Toes? Try This 30-Day Challenge

One editor tests it himself and recommends his favorite six stretches along the way.<p><i>RealClearLife has partnered with InsideHook, the</i> <i>essential</i> …

Yoga

Slow-Cooked Eggplant with Lemon and Fennel Seeds

6 servings<p>Use this master formula as your guide—but feel free to get creative with the add-ins. A dried chile? Sure! A few sprigs of herbs from your windowsill? Why not?<p>September 2018Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 lb. fairy tale eggplants, halved lengthwise if large<p>½ head of garlic<p>Zest of 1 lemon, removed in …

Recipes

This salmon piccata is light and creamy at the same time

When it comes to Italian-American food, chicken piccata is the dish of the people – it’s simple, it’s delicious, it’s inoffensive and its comforting. …

Cornstarch

Delicious Dutch Oven Recipes

Stovetop success, every time.<p>Although Dutch ovens are useful all year long, we tend to use them more during the cooler months. Once fall and winter …

Cooking

Combat the pain of sitting at a desk all. day. long. with simple hip-opening stretches

How many of you have been here before? You manage to squeeze in that 6 a.m. pre-work fitness class (major props BTW) and you’re feeling great and …

Workouts

45 Summer Dinners to Make Before the Season Ends

Though in a few months we must bid adieu to daylight savings, warm weather, vacation, and all the other amazing things about Summer, there's still time to snatch up the season's best — think tomatoes, basil, eggplant, corn, peppers, and the like — before it's all gone. Don't know what to do with …

Healthy Eating

Nosh on These 35 Protein-Packed Snacks to Help You Hit Your Weight-Loss Goals

Experts recommend snacking on six to 10 grams of protein to help you stay fuller longer. You can also use snack time as a way to get more protein if you're having trouble meeting your daily quota. Here are 35 protein-packed snack recipes to satisfy your salty, sweet, creamy, or crunchy cravings.

Healthy Eating

The 9 Best Ab Exercises, According to Women Who Love Their Strong Cores

Fitness fans and professionals alike share their all-time favorite moves.<p>Sure, “a sculpted stomach” or “six-pack abs” are common goals. But the fact …

10 Easy, Healthy Lunch Ideas Under 400 Calories

Everyone has a different idea of healthy. Some of us eat almost everything but just keep an eye on calorie intake. When sticking to a calorie budget, …

Healthy Eating

These homemade pretzel bites will ruin all other pretzels

Photo via Thanksgiving.comAmerica loves pretzels. They’re a great accompaniment to watching TV, pair well with beer and, of course, what baseball …

Dessert

20-Minute No-Equipment Total-Body Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Strength training at the gym or taking a class at a fitness studio is great, but sometimes, you just want to get in your workout at home—or on …

Workouts

This 2-Minute Facial Massage Technique Literally Changed the Shape of My Face

The best facial of my life involved no extractions. There were no lasers, no microdermabrasion machines, and no high-tech tools or showy face masks. …

Skin Care

Tone Every Inch of Your Body With These 100 Effective Bodyweight Moves

Here it is! The ultimate guide to the best bodyweight moves. Bookmark this for later so you can create your own workout by mixing and matching these badass moves, and watch your body transform. Maybe you want an all-butt workout with squats and lunges. Maybe you want to focus on toning your arms …

Workouts

Skillet Chicken Thighs with Spring Vegetables and Shallot Vinaigrette

This elegant single-skillet meal for two is deceptively easy to make. Ready in under an hour, this skillet chicken dinner includes your protein …

23 Easy Breakfast Recipes for Stressed-Out People

When it’s 9 a.m. and you’re one foot out the door, the last thing you need to worry about is your grumbling stomach. Presenting 23 breakfast recipes …

Breakfast

5 ab exercises that are better than crunches

Crunches are on their way out (too back rounding and too inefficient), so that means you’ll need new ways to strengthen—and sculpt—your core.<p>“It’s …

Workouts

25+ Things to Do with Zucchini & Squash Before Summer Ends

Despite my excitement about zucchini and summer squash hitting the market and showing up in my CSA, it doesn't take long before I am totally …

Recipes

Lose Weight at Home With These 10 Bodyweight Moves

If you're looking for a way to tone and shape your body with minimal equipment, body weight exercises are a great way to trim inches and help you lose weight. Using gravity and your body's natural resistance, you can kick up your metabolism by adding muscle in all the right places.<p>You want to make …

Workouts

Your Slow Cooker and These 10 Recipes Are About to Make the Keto Diet Easier For You

When you decide to make a lifestyle change like following the ketogenic diet, you know you don't want to stress yourself out coming up with a ton of new and time-intensive dishes to prepare every week. A slow cooker can be a lifesaver once you've figured out what you want to make, often allowing …

Cooking

Mango Sticky Rice with Coconut-Lime Sauce

Mango sticky rice is a sweet, creamy, and tangy dessert that's popular street fare in Thailand. Luckily, you won’t have to cross the Pacific to enjoy …

Recipes

This 30-Day Plank Challenge Will Transform Your Body

A strong core is the foundation of a strong body. Think about it: A tree would fall if its trunk weren't solid and stable. Doing core work isn't just …

Workouts

Lemon Bars, With Blueberries in a Supporting Role

The best lemon bars strike a perfect balance: They’re both sweet and tangy, their sharp, creamy centers anchored by a crisp, buttery crust. My desert-island dessert, they’re the one confection I can imagine eating ad infinitum — or, at least until the rescue plane arrives.<p>Because maintaining that …

Baking

Cucumber-Jalapeño Gin Coolers

Step 2<p>For each cocktail, combine ¼ cup infused gin, 1 tablespoon lime juice, and 1 cup ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds. …

Recipes

The Only 6 Moves You Need for a Better Butt

This is how Anna Victoria works her glutes (and abs!)<p>If you’re looking for a booty-blasting routine, look no further than fitness pro Anna Victoria’s …

Workouts

10 Essential Potato Recipes Every Home Cook Should Know — Recipes from The Kitchn

Potatoes, in all their many varieties, are the real workhorses of the vegetable world. They're delicious and budget-friendly, and that is exactly …

Cooking

36 Old-Fashioned Soups, Stews & Chili Recipes

Nothing beats the comforting nature of a good bowl of soup, stew or chili. These old-fashioned recipes are classics for good reason!<p>Classic French …

Cooking

55 Recipes to Make in a 4-Quart Slow Cooker

It’s time to put that 4-quart slow cooker to work!<p>Slow Cooker Meatball Sandwiches<p>Our approach to meatball sandwiches is a simple one: Cook the …

Cooking

Next Week's Meal Plan: 5 New Dinners to Cook Before Summer Ends — Next Week's Meal Plan

The back-to-school sales have already begun, and at least a few states in the South will be starting the school year this coming week. I'm trying to …

Cooking

What is facial yoga? Experts say it really can make you look younger.

Yes, working out your face muscles may take years off your face, but it’ll cost you — your time, that is.<p>If you want to get toned, defined Michelle Obama arms, you might try pushups and planks. For six-pack abs, add some bicycle crunches to your gym circuit. So it makes sense that if you want to …

Skin Care

Cajun Spice Seasoning Mix in a Jar Recipe

"A spicy and attractive gift and tastes great on potatoes, eggs, and meat."<p>Ingredients<p>3/4 cup salt<p>1/4 cup ground cayenne pepper<p>2 tablespoons ground …

Food