Richard Leo Cook

46 Added | 1 Magazine | 17 Likes | 2 Followers | @RichardLeoCook | Keep up with Richard Leo Cook on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Richard Leo Cook”

Lose Weight by Planning Ahead With These 45 Lunch Meal-Prep Ideas

Maybe you've been meal prepping like a badass for years, or maybe you're just starting this week. Wherever you are in your meal-prep journey, here are some delicious, nourishing lunch ideas for inspiration. We're already looking forward to lunch next week!

Healthy Eating

Drop Nine Pounds in Three Days by Transforming Your Gut Bacteria

Not long ago, scientists realized that “trillions of bacteria living in our guts have a surprising effect on our weight,” according to Dr. Oz. Turns …

Cheater’s Slow-Cooker Beef Bourguignon

1. In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove from the skillet and transfer to the bowl of a slow …

This Ice Cream Is So Healthy You Can Eat It for Breakfast

We've officially hit the height of summer, otherwise known as peak ice cream consumption season. While ice cream usually falls into the category of …

Breakfast

This Is the Best Meal for Staying Full While Trying to Get in Shape

When it comes to adopting a healthier lifestyle, finding satisfaction in lighter, less carb-focused meals is one of the most difficult parts. If you …

Food

What Science Says About Getting The Most Out of Your Tea

Hot tip: put it in the microwave.<p>Tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world. Tea is personal; everyone has opinions about making the perfect …

19 Sugar-Free Lunch Ideas to Bring to Work

You may not think of lunch as being a particularly sugary meal, but between the honey in bread, high-fructose corn syrup in ketchup and salad …

Healthy Eating

Zucchini Noodles with Asparagus, Peas, and Basil Vinaigrette

Zucchini Noodles with Asparagus, Peas, and Basil Vinaigrette is the perfect spring meal. It is light, refreshing, and super simple to make.I was in …

Food

​The Quickest, Most Effective Muscle-Building Shake​ | Men’s Health

Oftentimes, I don't have those guys change anything, but have them drink my go-to “Emergency Shake" every day. It has a near-perfect balance of protein, carbs, and fat, and it takes 30 seconds to make. Although it’s good in a pinch, it doesn’t skimp on nutrition: It contains 100 percent orange …

10 Foods to Meal Prep On Sunday | Men's Health

10 Foods to Prep On Sunday So Your Meals Are a Breeze All Week<p>A little planning (and chopping) will set you up for healthy eating success<p>Getty Images<p>Who has time to make lunch every morning before work, or a balanced wholesome dinner from scratch every night? Cooking takes times, so many of us end …

Super-Charged Avocado Toast

Start your morning off with this nutritious (and yes, trendy) breakfast.<p>With simple, fresh ingredients, the possibilities are endless. Avocado toast is a healthy combo, but when you add peas, fresh herbs, and a boiled egg you add fiber and protein to round out the meal and kick start your day. This …

Food

21 (Not-Boring) Chicken Breast Recipes Made for Meal Prep

There are a lot of benefits to prepping chicken meals for the week on Sunday. For one thing, you’re not dealing with raw meat more than once. Plus, …

Cooking

Drinking Your Coffee This Way Could Change Your Health

What's your first thought when you wake up in the morning? Whether you immediately crave a gallon (or 10) of coffee or you'd prefer to sip on a glass …

16 Slow-Cooker Dinners That Are Whole30-Approved

If you've decided to try out Whole30—a restrictive 30-day diet that eliminates all dairy, grains, soy, legumes, added sugars, and processed foods, …

Cooking

The Pantry Staples That Improve Your Gut, Liver, and Hormone Health

Raise your hand if your bathroom cupboard is brimming with creams, potions, elixirs, and tinctures that promise to deliver healthy, stress-free skin? …

The 5 Best Meal Prep Foods (That Last All Week)

There are few better ways to kick-start a healthy eating habit than by dedicating one day each week to meal prep. Given the workweek, Sunday is a …

3 gut-healing snack recipes that will get you through the afternoon

When that 3 p.m. craving hits, it can be tricky to find something satisfying that won’t make you feel bloated—or give you a sugar high that will …

Piri piri chicken

Smoky, spicy and slightly sweet, Portuguese piri piri chicken is a perfect family meal<p>Whenever I go to Portugal my first pit stop is the same: a chicken piri piri restaurant that is little more than a shack (there are no real walls, just bits of matting hung on a frame) at the side of a dusty road. …

How to make the ultimate roast potato

Forget the turkey and stuffing, the pigs in blankets and the cranberry sauce.<p>Isn't the best part of a Christmas lunch, in fact any roast, the humble potato, fluffy and piping on the inside and roasted to crunchy perfection on the outside?<p>Here's a fool-proof recipe for delicious, crunchy roast …

What a nutritionist eats when she starts feeling sick

You’re at the office, hard at work, when your cubicle-mate shows up with a fist full of tissues and a nagging cough. Cue: panic. What can you do to …

These 7 Vegetarian Dishes Proves Winter Comfort Food CAN Be Healthy

The word <i>vegetarian</i> might conjure images of limp lettuce and bland Buddha bowls that leave you wanting more, but we've got news for you: Ditching fish …

35 Bean Recipes for All Your Plant-Protein (and High-Fiber) Needs

“Beans, beans, they’re good…” OK, we all know how that ends. But cheeky rhymes aside, it’s true that beans are some of the best foods you could be …

Healthy Eating

7 Crazy-Good Salad Recipes You'll Actually Want to Eat

Whether you made a resolution or ditched it all together, there's one universal aim we all have on our New Year's wish list, and that's to be …

9 Low-Carb One-Pan Recipes Under 400 Calories

Healthy Eating

7-Day Meal Plan: Fast & Cheap Winter Dinners

During the busy and expensive holiday season, fast and cheap meals—that are also healthy—are just what you need. Ready in about 35 minutes and …

The best microwave mug cake recipes to make in minutes

Many of us have succumbed to the lure of the mid-afternoon microwave cake. There is something satisfyingly indulgent about piling spoonfuls of sugar and flour into a mug, then watching a steaming, sweet-smelling perfectly risen cup come out of the microwave five minutes later.<p>These recipes, from …

Dessert

Bhutara

MAKES<p>20<p>INGREDIENTS<p>400g plain flour<br>• 50g chapatti or wholewheat flour<br>• 50g fine semolina<br>• 2 tsp salt<br>• 2 tsp caster sugar<br>• 1 tsp fast-action yeast<br>• 150ml semi-skimmed milk<br>• 2 tbsp vegetable oil, plus extra for greasing and deep-frying<p>METHOD<p>Sieve the plain flour into a large bowl and add the chapatti or wholewheat …

These Foods Are Threatening Your Brain Health, Says a Dietitian

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you suffer from dramatic mood swings? Is your energy at an all-time low? If this sounds like you, then your diet …

Rich Christmas pudding with pumpkin and dark chocolate

A rich and sticky pudding, all the better for the addition of sweet pumpkin and a touch of very dark chocolate, an idea passed on by my friend Phil Vickery.<p>SERVES<p>at least 8<p>INGREDIENTS<p>115g raisins<br>• 115g sultanas<br>• 115g dried figs, chopped<br>• 115g pitted prunes, chopped<br>• 115g Medjool dates, chopped<br>• 115g pumpkin …

Flourless chocolate cake with Irish-coffee cream recipe

A rich, dense chocolate cake to serve with whisky-laced whipped cream<p><b>SERVES</b><p>8<p><b>INGREDIENT</b><p>320g (11½oz) plain chocolate (70 per cent cocoa solids), broken into pieces<br>• 160g (5½oz) butter<br>• 145g (5oz) caster sugar<br>• 5 medium eggs, separated<br>• 40g (1½oz) ground almonds<br>• icing-sugar for dusting<p><b>for the cream</b><p>½ tbsp …