Michelle Mueller

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Vegan: Fried Green Plantains With Guacamole

There's nothing revolutionary about this recipe in terms of technique—the plantains are a typical Colombian side dish called <i>patacones</i> (those'd be <i>tostones</i> if you're from Puerto Rico), and the sauce is a tomatoed-up version of my Basic Guacamole. But something quite magical happens when you get the …

46 Yogurt Recipes for Sweet & Savory Fans

Yogurt goes with just about anything—here are our favorite yogurt recipes, from dips to sauces, breads, and cakes.<p>Yogurt is one of the few foods that lends itself seamlessly to both savory and sweet preparations. In fact, we're hard-pressed to come up with any foods that <i>don't</i> go well yogurt. Here …

Breakfast

The MELT Method

• <b>Author:</b> Sue Hitzmann<p>In The MELT Method, therapist Sue Hitzmann offers a breakthrough self-treatment system to combat chronic pain and erase the effects of aging and active living—in as little as ten minutes a day.<p>With a focus on the body's connective tissues and the role they play in pain, stress, …

Eat Right 4 Your Type (Revised and Updated)

• <b>Author:</b> Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo & Catherine Whitney<p><b>THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING DIET PHENOMENON</b><p>If you’ve ever suspected that not everyone should eat the same thing or do the same exercise, you’re right. In fact, what foods we absorb well and how our bodies handle stress differ with each blood type. …

Chia Seeds and Pepitas Can Improve Your Health and Cooking

Want a big health boost in a little package? Chia seeds, pepitas, and the like can improve your well-being--and your cooking<p>Here's a simple piece of advice that will transform whatever you're eating: Sprinkle some seeds on it. Sitting down to the usual salad? A handful of pumpkin seeds will give it …

Nutrition

27 Berry Recipes for Pudding, Cobblers, Cheese Cakes, Popsicles, Tarts, Pies, and Cocktails,

Yes, it's time for shortcakes, pies, tarts, crumbles, and jam--but also for salads, crostini, and more. Here's 27 recipes to make you ecstatic<p>Mixed Berry Gazpacho with Basil<p><i>(Credit: Ditte Isager)</i><p>Macerated Berries with Vanilla Cream<p><i>(Credit: Hirsheimer & Hamilton)</i><p>Summer Berry Pudding<p><i>(Credit: Romulo</i> …

Pie

Men Who Eat Vegetarian Diet Live Longer, Study Finds

A vegetarian diet may help people, particularly men, live longer than those who regularly eat meat, according to a study of more than 70,000 …

Why flat-leaf parsley is good for you

When food comes garnished with a solitary sprig of curly parsley, it flags up a dish that's retro – not in an attractively nostalgic way – and a cook who has run out of ideas, even confidence. Freshly picked curly parsley can be sweet and wonderful, but the shop-bought stuff more often than not …

Tone Your Abs, Arms & Ass With This 15-Minute Workout

'Tis the season for short-shorts, bikinis, and the quintessential sundress. Though you may have body envy for the ladies who model that swimsuit you just bought, there's a sure-fire way to quickly tone your three most in-demand areas for summer: your arms, abs, and ass. We talked to Rachel …

Workouts

Best Workout For Women From the Big Book of Exercises

The Best New Exercises for Women<p>Discover the best workout for women that you're not doing<p>Beth Bischoff<p>The Best New Exercises (for every part of a woman's body!)<p>There's a popular saying among fitness experts: "The best exercise is the one you're not doing." The take-home message? To achieve the best …

6 Moves for Great Dancer Legs

<b>Squats</b> Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, and lower your body a far as you can by pushing your hips back and bending your knees (while keeping your knees above your ankles). Pause, then push through your heels to return to start. Do 20 reps, then turn your toes out (as if you're doing a …

The Well+Good Gals: Our June Guest Bloggers Steal Fitness Model Secrets

Photo: Courtesy of Dan Knafo<p><i>Each month, ELLE.com wades through the lifestyle blogosphere in search of just the right Guest Blogger—or in this month's case, Guest Bloggers—to post regularly on our site's Dispatch blog. In honor of our June Body Issue, we tapped Alexia Brue and Melisse Gelula,</i> …

A Simple Secret for Living to 100 and Beyond

Yesterday I was sitting in the peaceful waiting area at my gym, waiting for a massage appointment. Another woman sat down to my left just as two ladies entered arm in arm, one helping the other into a chair. When I saw their faces, I knew right away they were mother and daughter. The striking …

Happiness

High Fiber Breakfast (That Isn't Cereal!)

While breakfast cereal companies often tout their high-fiber products, the truth is that what's inside those boxes can often be even <i>higher</i> in sugar. That's no way to start your day.<p>Instead, we'd like to recommend a handful of easy, delicious, fill-you-up breakfasts that don't give you a day's worth …

FIT FIX app review: workout from home with pre-designed workouts to transform your body

Introduction<p>This is a great app for those of you who want to get into shape for the summer, or any time of year for that matter, but don’t want to …

An 8-Minute Fat Loss Workout

Most of us exercise more than we actually need to. Sure, if you want to finish an Ironman triathlon, do a marathon, or compete in some crazy competition such as the Crossfit Games, then you'll need either amazing genetics or a lot of time on your hands to exercise.<p>But if you just want to burn fat, …

How to Become a Runner in 5 Easy Steps

Four years ago I was overweight, had trouble sleeping, made poor diet choices, worked long hours, and was on the precipice of a mid-life crisis. I decided that I wanted to be here to see my grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I wanted to be active and set a good example for my family.<p>So, I …

Marathons

6 New Ways to Boost Your Mood With Food

Anyone who has ever reached for a sugary snack when stressed out or feeling grouchy knows that the solace you get is fleeting: a few minutes of …

Nutrition

Yoga: Poses To Tone Your Butt

<b>Warrior III</b> Standing on one straight leg, lean forward with your chest until it is in line with your lifted back leg and parallel to the ground. Extend your upper chest and gaze forward as you flex your back foot, keeping your leg straight and all of your toes pointing down. Stay here or extend …

Yoga

Legs and Butt Workout: Blast Your Lower Half

Exercise 1 Side Leg Raise<p>Lie on your left side, rest your head on your left arm, and place your right hand on the floor in front of your chest. Your legs should be straight with your right leg on top of your left leg. Without moving any other part of your body, slowly raise your right leg as high …

Five Steps to Get Six-Pack Abs Fast

Want abs? What you eat is more important than how many crunches you do daily.<p>Contrary to popular belief, a six-pack is not made in the gym—it’s made …

Yoga Poses You Can Do Without Leaving Your Bed

Good news for yogis and sleep enthusiasts alike: You can take your practice to bed.<p>And there is good reason to do so. The ancient practice of yoga promotes a bounty of mind and body benefits, including things like strength and flexibility, stress relief and even a sunnier disposition -- benefits …

100 Wonderful Ways To Live To 100

Want to add more and better years to your life? Now is the time.<p>We're living longer than ever: The average American that was born in 2013 will be alive nearly four years longer than someone born 20 years ago. But until recently, it wasn't clear if the years we've added to our lives were <i>good-quality</i> …

Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes | Women's Health

10 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes<p>Easy and tasty sweet potato recipes, each with about 300 calories or less<p>Rodale Images<p>One Sweet Veggie<p>For a humble root vegetable, the sweet potato sure does have a lot going for it. The orange tuber packs 438% of your daily value of infection-fighting vitamin A and, …

One-Day Diet Solutions

These quick-fix food remedies do everything from flatten abs to tame PMS symptoms...in 24 hours<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>Spanx can solve a lot of life's problems, but they can't make you look better in your birthday suit.<p>Nor can they tame PMS, perk you up after one too many cocktails, or keep you …

Even Super-Short Workouts Keep Your Weight Down | Women's Health

Turns out, the shorter bouts of higher-intensity activity were about as effective at lowering participants' BMIs (minute for minute) as the longer bouts of higher-intensity activity were. Both higher-intensity activity groups also showed a smaller risk of being overweight or obese. Lower-intensity …

The Scent of Olive Oil May Help You Lose Weight

The Crazy Way Olive Oil Helps You Lose Weight<p>This might just be the easiest dieting hack ever<p>When it comes to eating a healthy diet, olive oil may be your best friend. It tastes delicious, it's full of healthy, good-for-your-heart fats, and it might even help fight off dangerous belly bugs. But …