Wondering how to add more protein into your diet? Despite the fancy labels, protein powders aren't any healthier than protein-rich, whole foods like edamame, nut butter, and beans. I usually get more than enough protein from natural foods—but when I really want to amp things up, I add just egg white protein powder to smoothies and oatmeal. Want to learn more about the dos and dont's of protein powders?
Burgers are a staple at summer cookouts, but they aren't exactly considered a health food. So what can you do to make your burgers more nutritious? I like mixing vegetables into my bean burger patties and serving them with a colorful salad on the side. Looking for more simple tricks?
Some weight-loss tactics like fad diets can be extreme. But thankfully, you don’t need to make drastic changes to live a nutritious lifestyle. I focus on simple swaps—like using fruit instead of maple syrup on my French toast—to stay healthy without having to skip dessert. Wondering how I lighten up the rest of my favorite meals?
Do you like to relax with a glass of beer or wine before bedtime? I'm not a big drinker, but I do love my occasional glass of vino (especially Italian reds!). So I had to ask: Is a nightly cocktail good or bad for your health? Turns out your wine habit could actually be helping your heart—and your weight, too! Looking for more reasons to imbibe guilt free?
When I think of Olive Garden, I think back to when I was 18. It was dinnertime there but breakfast in Miami, where I landed with my friend Deborah. Her grandparents took us to Olive Garden for "dinner," and we got there just as the restaurant was opening and the staff was practicing the "happy birthday" song. All memories aside, I've been at least occasionally eating at the restaurant since I was a kid, so I definitely appreciate a healthier option (or two or three). I'm sure you do, too!