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Kale & Cranberry Bean Stew

Kale & Cranberry Bean Stew

Bearing no relation to the actual berry, cranberry beans – also called borlotti beans or Roman beans – get their fruity name from the deep red color of the specks spread across their white skin. Tender and chestnut-like in taste, they’re perfect swap ...
The Lowdown on “Slow” Foods for Weight Loss

The Lowdown on “Slow” Foods for Weight Loss

When I try to lose weight, I usually think about eating less, as in a few chips instead of a bag, or a sliver of cake instead of a heaping slice. But it turns out I’ve been thinking about things in the wrong dimension. It’s not volume that matters so ...
Spanx, But No Spanx

Spanx, But No Spanx

Ladies, can we talk about shapewear? When I’m going out to dinner with my boyfriend for a special occasion, I usually do break out the Spanx so that I can have a lump-and-bump-free silhouette. I usually feel so trim, thanks to my tummy smoother, that ...
Spiced Quinoa and Beans

Spiced Quinoa and Beans

Ever try those boxed quinoa and spice blends? They’re convenient (and quite delicious!) when you’re running short on time, but if you check the ingredients, you may find a few additives and preservatives your body could do without. MSG, a ...
The Fiber Follies

The Fiber Follies

A few years ago, when adding fiber to packaged foods apparently was a way to get them added to customers’ shopping carts, I had an incident I will forever remember as The Day I Needed To Find a New Yoga Studio. It started off with fiber-added muffin ...
Get More Protein Naturally With Lentils & Beans

Get More Protein Naturally With Lentils & Beans

Even if you aren’t a vegetarian or vegan, getting enough protein should be an important item on your diet to-do checklist. Protein provides you with that satisfying feeling of having eaten enough, cutting cravings for more food and thus helping ...
Buying Foods in Bulk: Stock Up & Save Money

Buying Foods in Bulk: Stock Up & Save Money

As we get closer to the winter holidays, many of us are making our shopping lists ““ and checking our bank accounts as well. What can you do if you want to save money while eating healthy? We’ve got the scoop on the answer: Buying in bulk ...