Sur La Table Is Having a Major Sale on the Instant Pot Today Only

The Instant Pot might be one of the handiest kitchen gadgets around thanks to its super multitasking functions—and when it’s on sale, it’s an extra appealing purchase. Right now, Sur La Table is offering an amazing deal on the Instant Pot Ultra (today only!) during its Deals Dur Jour Sale, which is taking place until December 28. When it comes to deciding if you should purchase an Instant Pot, consider its versatility. Not only can you cook a wide variety of foods, it multitasks as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, saute pan, steamer, yogurt maker, rice cooker, and warmer all
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5 Myths and Facts About Your Microwave

  Did you see American Hustle? Remember that scene where Jennifer Lawrence's hilarious, mouthy character Roslyn almost burns down the house by putting a meal in the microwave that's covered with tin foil? In a fit of anger, she tells her husband, Irv, (played by Christian Bale) that he never should have brought that thing in her house anyway—since microwaves make food less nutritious. That's not true of course. (In fact, in case you missed it, the movie's claim even resulted in a lawsuit last year.) But it is a fact that microwave cooking has sparked a number of myths since
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Recipe of the Day: Sweet Potato and Spinach Quesadillas

Now that it’s November, we’re giving ourselves full permission to go into sweet potato overdrive. Luckily, these beta-carotene-filled spuds are super versatile, so there’s no shortage of recipes to try. First up? Sweet potato and spinach quesadillas. This recipe provides a surprising new twist on the root veggie, which is usually baked, mashed, or fried. With a golden crispy outside and sweet, cheesy insides, these pockets of yumminess will hit all the right notes. Cheesy quesadillas may sound like a comfort food–and they are–but not the kind that will leave you feeling bloated with regret. In addition to the magical
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The Most Important Foods to Buy Organic

Organic foods aren’t just for granola-crunching hippies anymore. These days, they’re growing in popularity and availability worldwide. But this raises the question: With so many options available, which foods are worth buying organic? Food for Thought — The Need to Know Organic foods are often associated with fewer synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, but the USDA has created plenty of other requirements; to make the grade as a certified organic food. In the case of livestock, animal health and welfare play a role. The livestock must also be raised without hormones or antibiotics and fed an organic diet. Organic crops can’t
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Another Reason to Never Eat Fast Food Again (That Has Nothing to Do With Fat)

Add this to the list of reasons a drive-thru meal isn't good for you: the paper it comes packaged in may contain chemicals linked to serious health problems, according to a new study. The Silent Spring Institute, the Environmental Working Group (EWG), and the Green Science Policy Institute teamed up with researchers at the University of Notre Dame and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to analyze more than 400 wrappers and containers from 27 fast-food chains throughout the country. About half the wrappers tested contained flourine, a marker for fluoridated compounds known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs). PFASs (formerly called PFCs) make food wrappers and
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5 Healthy Baking Swaps You Need to Try

[brightcove:5638008512001 default] For me, baking is pure bliss. I love whipping up brownies, cupcakes, cookies, pies, and cornbread. But as a nutritionist, I also want to feel good about my goodies, whether I'm eating them myself or sharing them with friends and family. To that end I'm always playing around with better-for-you ingredient substitutions. Here are five swaps that will shore up your baked goods' nutritional profile, while also enhancing the flavor and texture (I promise!). Trade butter for avocado I've heard avocado referred to as nature's butter, and the name truly fits. I enjoy avocado's creamy goodness whipped into
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5 New Waters to Try That Go Way Beyond Coconut

Plain old water is awesome for your body—we all know that. (To recap: H2O helps with digestion, keeps your skin looking good, and may even help with weight loss.) That said, some people just aren’t that into it, maybe because of the taste, or the lack thereof. Here's a potential solution for the meh-about-water types: plant-based versions. If you're not regularly downing nature's clear stuff, testing these waters could get you closer to your fluid goal; some may even give you bonus health perks. (Don’t go on a guzzle binge, though—unlike actual water, these all contain sugar, some more than
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The Fit Body Travel Pack – On the Go Fitness Pack

Monica (@_fitfoodfitbody_) is the creator of the Fit Body Travel Pack. She has been a model for Chadwick for the past 14 years, Jaggad the label ambassador and the face of Pink Lady across the World. Now a full time mobile personal trainer working with women in their own home for the past three years, Monica has a back to back schedule filled with clients and some of which include Rebecca Judd. Although her training sessions are not limited to (she does have some Male clients along with training couples), being a Mother of two herself has seen other Mums
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5 Reasons to Eat More Blueberries

        RELATED   12 Summer Fruit and Veggie Recipes 23 Superfruits You Need Now 16 Vegetarian Foods to Grill This Summer   July marks National Blueberry Month. It's hard to believe these tiny wonders have been around for more than 13,000 years. Not only are they indigenous to North America, but blueberries also played a major role in our country's history. In the early 1600s, Native Americans relied on the fruit as both a food and medicine source, and legend has it that they were the first to introduce the Pilgrims to blueberries, according to the U.S.
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13 Vegan Breakfast Recipes That Are Seriously Delicious

A nutritious breakfast really does give you the energy and focus you need to start your day. But if you've gone vegan, it can be daunting to come up with morning meal ideas that provide enough protein and other crucial fuel sources. Luckily, our favorite food bloggers are here with their most mouth-watering options for people committed to a breakfast free of animal products. If you need inspiration, check out these 13 vegan recipes that each offer a scrumptious reason to get up in the a.m. RELATED: What Is a Plant-Based Diet—and How Is It Different From Going Vegan? Sweet potato breakfast bowl Runningonrealfood.com The best part of this sweet
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