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Is It Bad to Eat Before Bed? Nutritionists Answer

Here's how it goes: you're running around all day whether it's going straight from work to a workout class or after-work event. You've been eating in …

Nutrition

Six of the best children’s meals

<b>Coconut fish fingers with fresh mango chutney (pictured above)</b><p>Prep <b>15 min</b><br>Cook <b>10 min</b><br>Serves <b>4 (2 adults, 2 children)</b><p><b>50g desiccated coconut</b><b><br>50g dry breadcrumbs</b><b><br>500g white fish fillets</b> (cod, coley or pollock work well), skinned, boned and cut into bite-size strips<b><br>1 egg</b>, lightly beatenwith 1 tbsp water<b><br>50g</b> …

Whitefish

Step Up Your Dinner Game With These 21 Ina Garten Recipes

While Ina Garten may only have eyes for Jeffrey, the rest of the world has eyes for the dishes the Barefoot Contessa seems to easily whip up in no time.<p>Dinner is the time where families sit around and talk to each other about their days, or the time where they gather on the couch and bond around a …

Cooking

You Can Riff on This Healthy Blueberry-Sour Cream Muffin Recipe All Summer Long

Do you ever wake up, and the first thing you think about is muffins? No? That’s just me? Well, okay fine. Even if your level of muffin adoration has …

Breakfast

The Reusable Silicone Lids That Are Keeping Me from Singlehandedly Ruining the Planet

Enough with the plastic wrap!<p>I like to think—because I recycle, carry a reusable coffee mug, and have never been on a cruise—that I register as above-average on the Are You Sincerely Trying to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint scale. Not as thoughtful about how I treat the earth as some, slightly more …

Kitchens

5 Anti-Inflammatory Drinks You Should Be Having For A Faster Metabolism

It’s really easy to get dehydrated. You might think you’re drinking enough water over the course of a day but maybe you’re not. Being dehydrated can …

Nutrition

‘I Swapped Cardio For CrossFit And Finally Learned How To Love My Body’

Julia Parzyck says she’s 20 pounds heavier—and happier than ever.<p>Growing up, I was always outside, riding my bike, and playing volleyball, softball, and soccer. Fitness and sports were an enjoyable activity for me—until high school.<p>That's when I started to feel pressure to be thin. So I started …

Fitness

Natalie cooks up family-friendly steak, Greek salad and coconut rice for dinner

TODAY's own Natalie Morales is in the kitchen sharing delicious dinner recipes from her new cookbook, "At Home with Natalie: Simple Recipes for Healthy Living from My Family's Kitchen to Yours." She shows us how to make a classic Greek salad with feta and olives, a "family-favorite" marinated steak …

Cooking

Here’s What You Should Know Before Going on the Keto Diet

In the world of nutrition, the ketogenic diet is enjoying its moment as diet du jour. Google trends show a sharp uptick in searches for the ketogenic …

Nutrition

11 Animal Print Items to Invest in This Spring

Most fashionistas are whipping out the pastel florals and nautical stripes. But we know the power of a good animal print, especially since the …

Clothing

Why Does It Feel So Much Harder To Lose Weight When You’re Short?

Go shawty, yeah you got this.<p>Putting on five pounds when you’re 5’10” is NBD—you might not even ~notice~ it. But when you’re 5’2”? It can feel like a 🚨🚨🚨 situation.<p>But here’s where things get really, really frustrating: Losing those same five pounds is also way harder when you’re short.<p>“Short …

Fitness

All Our Favorite Baking Recipes for Spring

These recipes are filled with strawberries, rhubarb, and flowers<p>If you’re looking to spruce up your pastry game, or just infuse a little more spring …

Baking

How to Make Whipped Ricotta—and My All-Time Favorite Way to Use It

I probably don’t need to sell you on the benefits of keeping a tub of ricotta cheese in your fridge. The mild, creamy cheese does wonders when …

Country Lifestyle

Baked Feta and Greens with Lemony Yogurt

Vegetarian mains don’t have to take an hour to prepare. Warm feta, crispy chickpeas, and wilted hearty greens become a fork-and-knife entrée in about …

Feta

The Exact Bras to Wear Under Every Tricky Summer Top and Dress

You know the feeling: As soon as the warm weather arrives, you start stocking up on tops and dresses that show off skin—halter tops, off-the-shoulder tops, plunging neck tops......

Clothing

4 Anti-Inflammatory Proteins That Will Help You Get Flat Abs Fast, According To Nutritionists

No one wants to feel like they’ve been restricted to eating only “diet food. It sounds unappealing. But there is real science behind cutting down on …

Nutrition

This Woman’s Before-and-After Bikini Photos Show How She Lost Half Her Body Weight

Here's what she told us about weight loss and happiness.<p>Bikini season is fast approaching, and we are loving one before-and-after photo with an …

Fitness

18 Vegetarian Bowls That Make Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner a Breeze

Story of our life: We want a meal that’s healthy-ish but also satisfying and comforting. Luckily, these 18 vegetarian bowl recipes exist. They’re …

Vegan

Are You Consuming Too Many Proteins? Watch Out For These Side Effects

Proteins are the building blocks of life; it is needless to explain why you must include more proteins in your diet. 'More' is usually perceived as …

Cauliflower Carbonara

Cutting the cauliflower florets into small pieces before roasting ensures that they'll be just the right size to get trapped inside the orecchiette, …

Cooking

How to Swedish Death Clean Your Closet

By now, you’ve probably heard of Swedish death cleaning. Also known as döstädning—from the Swedish words for “death” and “cleaning”—this home …

Minimalism

Eat these breakfasts if you want to start losing weight

When it comes to weight loss, being healthy is not enough.<p>Rather, sustainable weight loss comes down to calorie control and a balance of …

Nutrition

Infographic: 20 ways to conquer writer’s block

Every writer has faced a moment when the words failed to appear.<p>The yawning whiteness of a blank word document can stymie even the most prolific …

Creative Writing

30-Day Countdown to a Flat Belly By Summer

The official start of summer is about ten weeks away but if you aren’t in tip-top shape just yet there’s no need to worry. Why? Because by making a …

Nutrition

19 Stuffed Pepper Recipes That Make Great Weeknight Dinners

Long before we were stuffing avocado halves, zucchini boats, and spaghetti squash, stuffed peppers reigned supreme. The dish has been a longtime …

Cooking

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Wagyu and Kobe Beef, Explained

If you’re dropping $150 for a steak, you should know what you’re getting into. All your questions, answered.<p>The words "wagyu" and "Kobe" get thrown …

Japan

Crispy Chickpeas Are My Goes-On-Everything Dinner MVP

By Alex Delany<p>These simple crispy chickpeas are here to improve whatever you're making for dinner.<p>I’ve always wanted to be a renaissance man. Or whatever the less pretentious-sounding version of that is. You know, someone who excels in multiple fields, someone who is always surprising friends with …

Food

These 4 Stability Ball Exercises from Jillian Michaels Will Strengthen Your Entire Body

Fair warning: These are not beginner-level moves.<p>Jillian Michaels isn’t gonna lie—these stability ball exercises are pretty challenging. They will …

Workouts

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