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Sugar vs. Fat: What Are You Fueling Your Body With?

Discover the ketotarian diet and why this new twist on keto and plant-centric eating is the key to lasting weight-loss and improved health.

The standard Western diet today is centered on many forms of the very same thing: sugar. From the refined carbohydrates of junk foods to breads, pastas, fruit, and juices, sugar makes up most of what we’re eating. But is it the best form of energy for your brain, metabolism, and body? Most people struggling with […]

Budget-Saving Tips for People That Like Healthy, Expensive Food

Use these 10 clever tips to eat healthy, organic foods without breaking the bank.

We’ll tell you straight up: Eating healthy is expensive. But you’re worth it. Think of it in terms of an investment in your future self. Buying healthy food now will save you serious dough in the future on medical costs for issues that might have been avoidable. For example, the right nutrition can prevent common […]

Healthy Turkey Trot Meatballs

Not only do they taste good, but they also revive sore muscles!

Homemade meatballs steal our hearts. These turkey meatballs are a constant in our kitchens. They are crispy and snackable right out of the oven and next level simmered in sauce and served over spaghetti. Or serve them as a high-protein appetizer with a side of marinara for dunking. Related: 13 Foods Every Athlete (or Runner) Should […]

How to Beat Summer Bloat

Registered dietitian and author Lauren Slayton offers us tips on how to deflate and feel great this season.

When most of us think of summer foods, we think of low-calorie, lighter fare packed with less “bulk.” Heavier, comfort food dishes are put on hold until cooler temperatures take over. Now, if all of that is true, then explain this — why are so many of us still carrying around a belly bulge? You’re […]

How to Assemble a Hearty Salad

5 tips on how to transform your everyday salad into an extraordinary feast.

The wonderful thing about making a salad is that it’s a relaxed, stress-free way of cooking, with endless possibilities for customization. However, to remove some of the guesswork that comes with building a layered, hearty salad, I’ve provided this loose template for you to follow. By keeping the following steps in mind, you’ll not only […]

2 Simple Summer Kombucha Recipes Everyone Will Love

Try these simple kombucha recipes for a healthy and delicious beverage to complement all your summer parties.

Kombucha — or, “the Booch” as it is fondly called by those who drink it regularly — is typically known more for its healing properties than its delicious taste, but with the right ingredients, this fermented tea drink is the perfect summer beverage in addition to being a so-called elixir. Even better, it is also […]

11 Types of Seafood That Are Good For You (and the Planet)

Adding omega-3s to our diet to improve health is more popular than ever. But are we harming our oceans in the process?

If you care about human health and the health of the planet, you need to get informed about omega-3s. You probably know that omega-3 fish oil supplements are recommended for preventing and managing heart disease and inflammation in the body. As Paul Greenberg, author of The Omega Principle points out: omega-3s are now the most […]

3 Gluten-Free, Korean BBQ Sauce and Rub Recipes Just in Time for the 4th of July

Don't miss out on all of the good food at your next barbecue. Elevate and enjoy your cooking with Chef Kim’s bold and flavorful recipes.

Korean-American, Chicago-based chef Bill Kim, of restaurants Urbanbelly, Belly Shack, and bellyQ, introduces us to his modern take on Korean grilling in his new book, Korean BBQ. According to Chef Kim, his sauces and rubs are designed to be made in advance to make your cooking easier, more relaxed, and fun, which is what Korean BBQ […]

Chinese Food for the Soul

Hsiao-Ching Chou's Chinese Soul Food inspires the busiest of home cooks to make healthier versions of their favorite Chinese dishes. Start with her recipe for Baby Bok Choy with Chicken.

One of my most guilty pleasures is Chinese take-out. While others dream of chocolates and sweets, I sit at my desk thinking about lunch specials packed in those condensation gathering Styrofoam containers crammed with Sesame Chicken, sweet and sour dishes, and oodles of noodles. We all know that ordering takeout can be expensive, and not […]

5 Books for the Beginner Vegetarian

5 BBL approved books that offer tips and advice for the common concerns of the beginner vegetarian.

You’re not really a “meat lover,” you’re aware of the environmental and health benefits of becoming a vegetarian, so you’ve made the decision to fully commit. The problem is, you’re intimidated by the idea of no longer having meat as a fallback option, or you’re worried you’ll be bored by your diet. Have no fear, the […]