Erin Smandych

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22 Healthy Snacks That Are (Almost) Too Good To Be True

Snacking doesn't typically count as an actual meal, but if it did, it would be our favorite meal of the day. We love munching between breakfast, …

15 Vegan Soup Recipes That Prove You Don't Need Dairy or Meat for Flavor

Sure, they say chicken soup is for the soul. But let’s make one thing clear: Soup sans chicken—or any animal product—can be just as satisfying for …

Healthy Eating

Green Falafel Bowl Recipe - 101 Cookbooks

No surprise, the cornerstone of this recipe is the golden-crusted, spinach falafel. If you look at the photo, you'll see the pan-seared patties …

Vegan

19 Healthy Dinners Under $10 You Should Make ASAP

Because you can be good to your body AND your bank account.

I Just Made Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, and I Might Never Order Takeout Again

Though I’ll eat pretty much any vegetable tossed in oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, and roasted in a hot oven, adding a little something extra …

These 30 Vegan Meal-Prep Ideas Make Healthy Eating Look So Frickin' Good

You made a promise to yourself to eat healthier, and here are two things you can do to make that happen: prep your meals in advance and eat more veggies. You're in luck, because here's some inspiration for delicious, satisfying, plant-based meal-prep ideas. From soup to curry to protein balls, …

Healthy Eating

19 Whole30 Soup Recipes That Make January Way More Tolerable

We know: It’s so easy to reach for canned soup. And the premade varieties at health food stores can actually be pretty darn good. But most …

Shiitake mushrooms bring both texture and a rich, savoury flavour to the classic Vietnamese noodle soup<p>There’s a whole world of mushrooms out there and, much like wine, we can all probably name a handful of them. Unlike wine, however, there are no dedicated menus rhapsodising about their various …

Mushrooms

11 Peanut Butter Recipes That Are (OMG!) Perfect for Dinner

If the first thing that comes to mind when you think of peanut butter is jelly, then you’re doing something wrong. Don’t just let that jar sit lonesome in your cupboard for the day you might want to smear it on a slice. Think outside the bread box and make the seemingly impossible, possible. Check …

Recipes

10 Vegetarian Soup Recipes So Good Even Staunch Carnivores Will Want Seconds

We've already professed our love of soup on multiple occasions this season (see decadent cauliflower soup recipes and low-carb soup recipes for …

Here Are A Bunch Of Dinner-Worthy Salads With No Lettuce At All

Less lettuce and more of the good stuff.

16 One-Pot Dinners That Are Actually Healthy

Because easy and good-for-you don't have to be mutually exclusive.

15 Easy One-Pot Vegetarian Dinners

While we've already gone over how well-suited chicken is to making one-pot dinners, there's no reason for meat-eaters to have all the fun. I don't cook a lot of meat during the week, so when I'm putting together a quick weeknight dinner I typically turn to vegetables and grains to make healthy, …

The Dalai Lama: This is What's Fueling Our Anxiety

It’s strange to see such anger and discontent in the more developed nations of the world. Living conditions have never been better, yet people in …

It’s 10 years since this column began, and I still love aubergine as much now as I did then<p>I am feeling stupidly nostalgic this week, because it’s 10 years since I started writing my Weekend column, and next week will be my 500th in total. It began life as The New Vegetarian, and one ingredient …

Recipes

Take Our 21-Day Program For Radical Self-Improvement

#BIBetter is a 21-day self-improvement program designed for the busy professional, featuring a few habits that will make a big difference and a bunch of tasks that most of us have been putting off for too long.<p>We recommend participating with at least one other person, so you have more fun and keep …

14 Meal Delivery Companies So You Never Have to Go to the Grocery Store

There's nothing like coming home from a hectic, jam-packed day of work and errands only to start cooking for hours on end, right? Absolutely not. …

Food

The 20 Must-Read Fitness, Health, and Happiness Books of 2014

Book nerds, unite! We admit that while we love surfing the net and audibly groan whenever the WiFi goes down, our joy in curling up with a great book …

9 Recipes That Prove Zoodles Aren’t Going Anywhere

Ever since zoodles hit the scene, we've been obsessed. Not only do they let us eat all our favorite pasta dishes in a healthier way, zucchini noodles …

This Is Not Your Grandma's Tupperware (It's So Much Better!)

BlenderBottle GoStak<p>We remember the time before GoStak when our snacks would be in a hodgepodge of Ziploc baggies tumbling around in our bag. But …

Can You Do a Vegan Diet, Paleo Style?

Well technically, the way strict Paleo and strict vegan is defined, you probably can't do both... but I say you can eat more like our ancestors and be plant-based at the same time.<p>The strict version of the Paleo diet boils down to cutting out dairy, grains and legumes, theorizing that our ancestors …

A high-soy diet may drive breast tumor growth : study | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For some women with breast cancer, taking soy protein supplements boosted the expression of tumor genes associated with an increase in tumor cells, in a recent randomized trial.<p>A bushel of soybeans are shown on display in the Monsanto research facility in Creve Coeur, …

These 33 Vegan Comfort Food Recipes Might Be Even Better Than the Originals

Whether they’re childhood favorites, restaurant staples, or party snacks, so many classic dishes we grew up eating and loving seem inaccessible to …

50 Creative Ways to Eat Quinoa: Healthy Quinoa Recipes

It may no longer be the international year of quinoa (here’s looking at you, 2013!), but it’s safe to say that quinoa mania is still going strong. …

Healthy Eating

This One Small Change Makes It So Much Easier to Stick With Your Fitness Routine

“I practice yoga.”<p>As a personal trainer, I hear people express (or accept) this popular concept without a second thought. But if you said “I practice …

23 Easy Casserole Recipes That Are Actually Healthy

Casseroles are making a comeback. And they damn well should. What could be easier than tossing together any combination of protein, carbs, and …

The Ultimate Visual Guide to This Summer's Best Produce

Just as each season brings new weather (hope to see you never again, Polar Vortex!) and a new wardrobe, it also treats our taste buds to fresh, …

35 Quick and Healthy Low-Calorie Lunches

By the time noon rolls around, it may seem <i>too</i> easy to head to nearest pizza joint. But hold up: We have 35 healthy lunches that are 400 calories or …

Healthy Eating

Grilled Lasagna With Caramelized Onions

Less than 30 minutes<p>2<p>12 Ingredients<p>2-3 large zucchini, sliced length-wise 3/8-inch thick<br>• 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided<br>• 1 large onion, thinly sliced<br>• 1 …

Why Your Body Is the Best Workout Tool You'll Ever Use

...and how to use it in the best ways possible<p>Who needs a gym when you have two arms, two legs, and a torso? No one, according to BJ Gaddour, author of the <i>Men's Health</i> book <i>Your Body is Your Barbell</i>.<p>"Bodyweight training teaches you how to first move your own body, developing total fitness with …

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