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42 Dutch Oven Recipes for Braises, Bread, and More

Is your Dutch oven collecting dust in a corner? It's time to dust it off and give it some love with one of these 42 hearty recipes.<p>Dutch ovens are made to last—seriously, Le Creuset has a lifetime guarantee—and can take the heat of the oven and a long simmer on a stovetop. That's why these heavy, …

Spiced Sweet Potato and Roasted Broccoli Toasts

8 Servings<p>The broccoli can be cooked early in the day, but toast the bread just before assembling so it doesn’t dry out. Learn how to make this recipe and more in our online cooking class with Sur la Table.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>sweet potato mash<p>1 large sweet potato (about 12 oz.), peeled, …

The latest on soy and breast cancer: What you need to know

Could your daily soy lattes up your risk of breast cancer or lend a protective effect?<p>So far, the research has been conflicting. While some studies have shown that soy can increase tumor growth at the cellular level, other research has found that soy may actually have a protective effect. However, …

Cancer

11 Best Kale Salads

Kale is back.<p>Here, 11 perfect kale salads that even the most jaded greens connoisseur will agree are delicious.<p>Making this super-easy kale salad is a …

The 9 Best Things About Fall

If fall had a fan club, here are all the reasons you’d want to join<p>From the food to the fashion, fall’s got a whole lot to love. Basically, autumn <i>brings it</i>. Click through to check out nine of the most wonderful things about the season.<p>You Can Eat Amazing Fall Foods<p>Autumn produces delicious produce. …

ATTENTION: You Can Now Buy Pumpkin Hummus

And it actually has REAL pumpkin in it!<p>This time of year, pumpkin makes everything—even already-perfect hummus—better.<p>Cedar's Mediterranean Foods has come out with a pumpkin-spice hummus. (You can commence drooling now.) We tried it, and it's delicious; you can definitely taste the pumpkin, and the …

10 Diet Myths That Are Making You Gain Weight

The truth behind every diet lie you've heard.<p><i>This article was republished with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>There are a lot of tips floating around out there about the best way to lose weight—so if you're following the wrong advice to a T, then the pounds may pile on instead of melting off. …

Nutrition

4 Moves for Lean Legs and a Tight Butt

A stronger bottom half starts here.<p>You can target all the muscles that make up your bum and your legs—your glutes, quads, hamstrings, hips, inner thighs, calves—in this four-exercise workout. Basically, if you don't want a super-tight butt and hella-toned legs, stop reading now.<p>Yeah, we figured …

5 Tips for How to Make Healthy, Low-Calorie Quesadillas at Home

Each month your favorite dishes get a healthy and delectable do-over with tips from Keri Glassman, R.D.<p>Quesadillas are absolutely scrumptious... but typically not the best for your waistline if you're trying to watch your weight. The good news is that Keri Glassman, R.D., of NutritiousLife.com and …

Food

5 Reasons to Eat More Avocados

Don’t you just love this list already?<p>You probably love avocados already unless you're (a) allergic to them or (b) crazy. It’s hard not to: They’re creamy, fresh, satisfying…we’re practically drooling just <i>describing</i> them. But they’re not just good—they’re also really good <i>for</i> you. So much so, in …

Nutrition

5 Deliciously Healthy Ways to Use Overripe Bananas

Are your bananas brown and mushy? Perfect.<p>Buying an entire bunch of bananas always seems like a good idea. That is, until you go through two only to realize the rest are already sprouting brown spots. Luckily, letting your bananas turn doesn't have to be a big tragedy. With these healthy …

4 Ways to De-Bloat During Breakfast

Beat puffiness first thing in the a.m. with these tricks.<p><i>This article was repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>After a long weekend of fun, food, cocktails, or all of the above, you can wake up feeling like a giant marshmallow. Although eating or drinking anything else might be the last …

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush

Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all the muscles in your glutes and …

Hips

7 Reasons to Work Out in the Morning

Because who wants to blow off an ugly sweater party just to go to the gym?

14 Supposedly Healthy Foods That Dietitians Never Eat

That green juice might not be doing you any favors.<p>Think registered dietitians eat all those stereotypical health foods you hear about? Not quite. It's not because they have bad intentions or gorge themselves on ice cream while they force kale on their clients. They just know that some foods aren't …

5 Tasty Desserts With 150 Calories…or Less

As delectable as they are guiltless, these sweets take deprivation off the menu<p>File this under "duh": A recent survey confirmed that dessert is a major obstacle to weight loss. However, it wasn't referring to the treats in this story. Perfectly sized, they keep calories and cravings in check while …

14 Ways to Be a Happier Person

Sometime this morning, during your shower or at breakfast, you probably did a mental run-through of your day. You decided when you’d tackle various …

Happiness

D.R.E.A.M. Your Life Better

<b>"A dream is a wish your heart makes..."</b><p>You may remember that sweet old song we sang as children. It was Cinderella's song of hope, and sure enough, by the end of the movie she had found her Prince Charming and was living her dream life! Fairy tales don't really come true... do they?<p>I happen to …

5 Amazing Things Your Brain Does While You Sleep

We spend a third of our lives sleeping, an activity as crucial to our health and well-being as eating. But exactly <i>why</i> we need sleep hasn't always been clear. We know that sleep makes us feel more energized and improves our mood, but what's really happening in the brain and body when we're at …

11 Tiny Life Changes That'll Bring You Major Bliss

You don't need to go on a tropical getaway to feel happier ASAP

11 Strategies Nutritionists Use to Avoid Overeating

Crush cravings with these expert tips.

The 7 Easiest Ways Ever to Improve Your Diet

You won't even notice these changes—swear!<p>Of course you know that eating healthy is a lifelong goal—but that doesn't mean that it takes ages to make it happen. In fact, there are tons of quick, easy ways to be sure you're eating well that basically involve zero effort. Here are a few to get you …

How To Pick Out Perfect Vegetables (Infographic)

Do you feel like you spend days waiting for your vegetables to ripen, only to notice one day that they're already past their prime? When grocery …

10 Tips To Juice Like A Pro (From Someone Who's Been Doing It For 30 Years)

My name is Jimmy Rosenberg, and I'm the founder and Chief Juice Officer of Evolution Fresh. I started my first juice company in California in 1984, …

A Juice To Detox From Heavy Metals

Heavy metals such as mercury, cadmium, lead, uranium and aluminum may enter the human body through food, water, air, or by absorption through the …

6 Ways to Sneak Greens Into Your Meals

Everyone can use a little more green in their lives! Pun intended. Greens can be hard to brown-bag for work or school, and are not that filling when …

Food

6 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Roasting Vegetables

We share how to roast vegetables to perfection with 6 tips from our test kitchen<p>Roasting vegetables seems easy enough, right? Just chop 'em up, put 'em on a sheet pan, and throw them in the oven. Basically, yes. But there are some specific things you should keep in mind to get crispy-yet-tender …

Obesity causes early puberty (Opinion) - CNN.com

Parents coach their kids to make healthier food choices, but it can be hard even for adults to find kids' meals that aren't hiding sodium, sugar and fat. The report "Kids' Meals: Obesity on the Menu" by the Center for Science in the Public Interest found that 97% of the 3,500 kids' meal analyzed …

Lentil and Garlic Sausage Cassoulet

8 Servings<p>This streamlined, somewhat lighter cassoulet employs French green lentils, bacon, and smoked sausage.<p>October 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 1 -pound 1 1/2–2-inch-thick piece smoked skin-on slab bacon<p>1 bay leaf<p>2 medium onions, 1 whole, 1 minced<p>2 whole cloves<p>2 cups French green lentils<p>2 tablespoons …

3 Ways Eating Chocolate Cake Can Strengthen Your Brain

Urge surfing. When I first heard the phrase I imagined little elves hanging ten on waves of melted chocolate or vodka. Emerging from the addiction treatment world, the idea is simple and perhaps the quickest way to up your brain health quotient. It's not just a technique for our addictions.<p>The …