Lindsay Brandon

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8 Savory Breakfast Toasts

As the peak of summer approaches, we inevitably fall into a breakfast rut. Our go-to oatmeal gives us heat stroke, blended smoothies wake up the neighbors, and standard cereal leaves us snacking a half-hour later. Enter the endlessly adaptable, highly portable breakfast toast. We're not talking …

9 Healthy Alterna-Nacho Recipes

Tasty and nutritious? You really can have the best of both worlds.<p>It's May, which means Cinco de Mayo—and nachos!—are right around the corner. Unfortunately, this crave-worthy food isn't exactly a nutritional juggernaut. But some awesome food bloggers have endeavored to change that, coming up with …

Pistachio Crusted Asparagus with Feta

I had a little taste of Asheville, North Carolina waiting for me when I returned to New Orleans last week. It wasn’t a warm mochas or a drinkable …

One-Skillet Orecchiette With Shrimp, Spinach, and Mushrooms Recipe

Earthy, meaty mushrooms, tender shrimp, and silky strands of spinach are the stars of this easy, one-pot pasta dish. A perfect choice for a weeknight dinner, this recipe comes together in less than 30 minutes and makes minimal mess as the action occurs in a single pan.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Cooking …

Crispy Potato, Chorizo, and Green Chili Hash With Avocado and Eggs Recipe

Ultra-crisp potatoes fried in chorizo fat with chunks of chorizo, seared green chilies, and scallions, all topped with baked eggs, avocado, and cilantro. It's a heck of a way to start the day.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Par-boiling the potatoes gelatinizes starches so that they can crisp up better when …

How To Do A Perfect Plank

Your guide to mastering the abs exercise.<p>Things that feel like forever: Waiting for the hottie you met last weekend to message you back; boiling pasta; holding a plank.<p>But even though it may not be super exciting, this simple bodyweight move is really effective—not to mention, one of the best ways …

The 14 Best Kettlebell Exercises For A Total-Body Transformation

These will get you strong AF.<p>If you've eyed a cast-iron kettlebell at your gym and couldn't imagine a use for it beyond doorstop, keep reading.<p>First things first: The kettlebell is that ball-shaped weight with a U-shaped handle. “That design means the center of gravity isn’t in the middle of the …

6 Moves for Strong and Toned Abs

These six moves will sculpt the abs you’ve always dreamed of<p>You’ve probably heard it before, but you really don’t have to do another crunch. (No, really—don’t. They’re bad for your posture, among a host of other ills.) Instead, use these exercises to firm, flatten, and contour your waistline by …

4 Times It's Better to Go with the Full-Fat Version

Your health (and your waistline!) will thank you<p>It's basically a healthy-eating truism: If you want to avoid gaining weight, you should stick with low- or no-fat dairy products, right? New research says the statement might not be as obvious—or as accurate—as previously thought: In a new study out …

30-Minute Workout: Get Total-Body Toned with this No-Equipment Circuit Workout

Get a full-body calorie-blasting burn without any equipment—anytime, anywhere<p>Ready to sweat, fit chicks?! Check out these supersets for a crazy intense all-over toning workout.<p><i>Women's Health</i> Senior Fitness Editor Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of <i>Shape Up Shortcuts</i>, takes you through these supersets. …

7 Exercises for Better Sex

Master these moves, and an orgasm is practically in the bag<p>Exercise doesn’t just help you tone up and slim down—it can also make sex so much hotter. Try any (or all!) of these moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Sex</i> during your next workout for a more intense orgasm—no kegels necessary!<p>For …

4 Yoga Moves for a Better Butt

These poses are the fastest way to a backside that will make everyone jealous<p>There are some seriously cute yoga pants out there that can take you from mat to cocktails, but here's the catch: They're all pretty tight. The good news is that you don't need to hit up Google for the best butt workout …

15 Amazing No-Equipment Workouts

For when you have zero desire to step outside<p>We totally get it: When it’s pouring rain or temps are at Arctic levels, the last thing you want to do is head to the gym. But if you’ve made big fitness resolutions for 2014, skipping workouts because you’d rather curl up on the couch with hot chocolate …

Hamburger Soup

I made this glorious hamburger soup yesterday for three very important reasons: One, it was so ding dang cold outside, all I could think about was …

7 High-Intensity Workouts that Take 20 Minutes or LESS

Trust us—they fit into even the busiest schedules<p>We get it. On a scale of zero to 10, your motivation to work out over the holidays ranks a negative two. Plus, who has to time to squeeze in exercise during family time? The answer: you. Here's when high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is super …

6 Moves to Train Like a Beast!

Channel your animal instincts with this creature-inspired strength circuit<p>There’s a reason that many yoga poses are named after members of the animal kingdom: Moving your body in ways that mimic other creatures is an extremely effective way to strengthen and elongate your muscles. These 6 …

Get Strong and Sexy in Six Weeks—the Workout Plan

Strong is the new sexy. Follow this workout plan for six weeks straight to get the body you want<p>Define your shoulders, flatten your abs, and perk up your posterior with this program created by Kellie Davis, strength coach and coauthor of <i>Strong Curves: A Woman's Guide to Building a Better Butt and</i> …

Lose 10 Pounds or More: Training Plan

Our custom workout plan will help you lose 10 pounds (or more) quickly and safely<p>Your secret weapon if you want to break the double-digit barrier and lose 10 pounds--or more? Strength training. Adding resistance builds muscle and helps you burn more calories during (and after!) your workout, says …

The Weight-Room Cardio Workout

Hit the gym to get your cardio fix—without stepping foot onto a treadmill<p>Think lifting weights can't get your blood pumping? Try this two-for-one circuit created by Brett Hoebel, 20-Minute Body creator and former trainer on NBC's <i>The Biggest Loser</i>. It utilizes total-body resistance moves that …