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Healthy Breakfast Recipes: Apple Recipe

Set the broiler to medium-high heat, with the rack at least 4 inches from the heat source.<p>Halve apples and scoop out seeds. Rub halves with oil and put them cut side down on a rimmed baking sheet. Broil until the skins are blistered and you can pierce with a fork, 3 to 8 minutes.<p>Meanwhile, combine …

Smoothie Recipes for Health and Beauty

Soak <b>½</b> <b>cup raw almonds</b> in filtered water for eight hours. Drain almonds and rinse, then blend with <b>2 cups coconut water</b> at high speed until smooth. Strain through a nut milk bag or mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth and squeeze to extract as much liquid as possible. Rinse blender, and add almond …

Best Moisturizing Lotion Sunscreens

4 Moisturizing Sun Screen Lotions<p>These amazing screens do double duty as moisturizers, too<p>Summertime, and the living is easy. . .right? Well, try telling that to your skin. "Heat, sun, salt water, and chlorine all suck water out of your skin, leaving it feeling dry," says Day. The latest fix: body …

The Best Ab Workouts for Women: Get Six Pack Abs in Weeks

Exercise 1 Stability Ball Pelvic Tilt Crunch<p>Grab a 5- to 10-pound medicine ball. Lie faceup on a stability ball with back and head pressed into the ball, your feet together on the floor, and the medicine ball positioned against your chest <b>(A)</b>. Brace your abs and crunch up until your shoulders are …

Six Bikini Friendly Burger Recipes

Romulo Yanes<p>Garden Chicken Burger with Strawberry Sauce<p>3 tsp vegetable oil<br>1/2 medium onion, finely chopped<br>2 Tbsp brown sugar<br>2 cups strawberries, sliced<br>1/2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar<br>1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper<br>1 Tbsp fresh mint, chopped<br>1 medium carrot, peeled<br>1 medium zucchini, peeled<br>1 lb lean …

How to Increase Metabolism: The Fastest Way to Lose Weight

5 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism All Day Long<p>Speed up your metabolism to lose weight now<p>Speed Up Your Metabolism<p>Here's a secret: slaving away inside your body—right this minute—is your very own personal trainer working tirelessly to help you burn calories and shed fat. It's called your metabolism, …

Party Drink: Rosemary-Berry Punch

The Ultimate Party Drink: Rosemary-Berry Punch<p>How to make punch... with antioxidant-packed berries<p><b>How to make it:</b> Drop 5 blackberries and 1/2 sprig rosemary into each of six rocks glasses; muddle. Add ice, if desired, then fill each glass with 4 ounces merlot; stir. Top with a splash of Chambord or …

Slim Calm Sexy Breakfast Recipes | Women's Health

<b>Raspberry-Ricotta French Toast</b><p>1 cup raspberries<br>1 teaspoon honey<br>1⁄4 cup fat-free ricotta cheese<br>1 large omega-3–enriched egg<br>1 tablespoon fat-free milk<br>1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon<br>1 slice multigrain bread<br>1 tablespoon chopped pecans<p><b>1.</b> Mash 1⁄4 cup of the raspberries with 1⁄2 teaspoon of the honey in a …

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Prevent Food Poisoning: Barbecue Food Safety Tips

<b>Food Safety Sin No. 1: Cross-Contamination</b> The transfer of bacteria from one place (typically meat) to another (such as hands or eating utensils) is a common culprit of food-borne illness, but these simple precautions will help you minimize your risk:<p><b>• Stay clean.</b> Your mother probably said it a …

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 …

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Learn Why Muscles Matter and Learn The Best Ways to Build Lean Muscle

10 Facts About Your Muscles<p>©iStockphoto.com/Skip ODonnell<p>Meet Your Muscles<p>When it comes to your body, knowledge is power. Literally. The better you understand your muscles and what they're capable of, the more you can do with them, whether you're acing a serve or turning heads at the pub.<p>But when …

Arm Exercises To Fight Arm Jiggle | Women's Health

The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout<p>Ture Lillegraven<p>Strapless dresses expose your upper back, shoulders, upper chest, and arms. This workout will shape all those places. Do these arm exercises one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit, resting a minute between circuits.

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Recipe: Raspberry Java Smoothie

Raspberry Java Smoothie<p>Swap your typical coffee breakfast for this drinkable meal<p>Coffee for breakfast again? Mix up your morning routine, stat. Go for a drinkable meal that lets you have your caffeine and eat it too. Freeze coffee in an ice-cube tray for an ingredient that will wake up any blender …

The 10 Easiest Pasta Meals Ever

Make any of these tasty (and healthy!) pasta recipes in less than 30 minutes!<p>Con Poulos<p>Roasted Pepper-Corn Pasta Salad<p>This orrechiette pasta dish has a few of our favorite things: roasted red pepper, roasted corn, and avocados. Topped with fresh lime juice and cilantro, this pasta salad is as …

30-Day Abs Challenge | Women's Health

Day 2. <b>Core-Sculpting Workout:</b> Attack Your Hidden Core Muscles<br>Even women who are otherwise slender and fit can end up with a belly pooch due to underworked lower abdominal muscles. We created a workout to tap into the deep abdominal muscles—the transverse abdominis—that pull in your waistline like a …

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 …

How To Get A Flat Stomach | Women's Health

10 Ways to Get a Flat Stomach<p>These surprisingly simple flat-belly tricks will encourage your abs to come out of hiding<p>Beth Bischoff<p>Be the center of attention<p>For all the effort you've put into toning it—and for all the cupcakes you've given up to maintain it—your midsection should be as rock-hard as …

12 Best Foods For Your Abs

Stockbyte/Thinkstock<p><b>ALMONDS AND OTHER NUTS<br>(With Skins Intact)</b><p><b>Superpowers</b> Build muscle, reduce cravings<p><b>Fights</b> Obesity, heart disease, muscle loss, wrinkles, cancer, high blood pressure

Recipe: Asian Snapper

Mix pistachios into millet. Top millet with bok choy and then snapper. Drizzle snapper with soy sauce and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve sugar snap peas on the side.<p>* In a study, those who added pistachios to their diet lowered their body-mass index more than those who ate pretzels …

Recipe: Spicy Chicken Salad

1 cup roasted skinless chicken breast, cubed 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 4 tsp Dijon mustard 1/2 jalapeno, diced 1/2 medium celery stalk, chopped Dash of black pepper 1 cup baby spinach<p>Combine the first six ingredients and serve on a bed of spinach.<p>Burn it off! The capsaicin in spicy peppers like …

Easy, Speedy Breakfasts

<b>Quick and Healthy Oatmeal</b><p>A one-cup serving of oatmeal contains about 25 grams of complex carbohydrates and 4 grams of fiber. The complex carbs will keep you energized through your round of morning meetings, and the fiber will keep you full through noon. Add flavor with soy milk and syrup to make a …

Slim Calm Sexy Lunch Recipes | Women's Health

<b>Quick and Crunchy Chef Salad</b><p>1 teaspoon grapeseed oil or cold-pressed olive oil<br>Salt<br>Freshly ground black pepper<br>2 cups chopped romaine or iceberg lettuce<br>1⁄2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved<br>2 slices (2 ounces) roasted all-natural turkey breast or nitrate-free ham, cut into 1⁄2" pieces<br>3 tablespoons shredded …

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