9 Breakfasts to Fuel a 5K

Even though the distance is only 3.1 miles, your body still needs fuel before running a morning 5K. What and when you eat before your race should be based on what you ate the night before and how early you wake up. You can eat one to two hours before the race or right before. For example, if you ate a well-balanced dinner containing carbohydrates the night before, eating something small—and carbohydrate-focused—30 minutes before the race would be adequate. If you didn't eat much the night before, consider eating something more substantial that includes fat and/or protein two hours before
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The One Kitchen Gadget That's Actually Worth Buying, According to Stephanie Izard

  Stephanie Izard isn't a big fan of kitchen gadgets, but there's one she can't live without—especially in the summer. Cherry pitters, the chef said, are worth every penny. "I think sometimes people go a little crazy with gadgets," the Girl & the Goat chef said at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. "There are lots of really unnecessary gadgets. But a cherry pitter—it's pretty sweet. If you’re going to eat cherries for the seaon, it's definitely worthwhile." (We like this one, which is only $9 on Amazon) A device that quickens the tedious process of pitting cherries makes
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What to Do If Eating Out Gives You Food Guilt

Guilt is the result of breaking a rule you’ve set for yourself. When it comes to eating, there are often so many contradicting rules in our heads that we’re bound to mess up at almost every meal. For example, if you’re restricting sugar, gluten, and dairy and trying to achieve the perfectly “balanced” life everyone is always talking about, you’ll likely fall short somewhere. Evaluate the rules you’ve set for yourself, and consider whether they truly create an approach that suits your lifestyle and health goals. Ask yourself some questions. Are there times when eating unhealthy foods is worth it to
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Why Your LaCroix Obsession Isn't So Healthy

Put down that can of key lime LaCroix for a second. We have to talk. I've been asked by Insta-friends and clients alike several times recently: How much La Croix  is too much LaCroix? Sorry, but you may not totally love my answer. Let me first jump off my high nutritionist horse and lead with the good: It's absolutely a better option than soda, diet or otherwise. In the grand scheme of things, drinking excessive amounts of sparkling water is very far down on my list of concerns with clients at my Foodtrainers NYC office. But if you've already cleaned up
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You’d Never Guess This Chickpea Cookie Dough Is Healthy

We’ve heard about dessert hummus and edible, egg-free cookie dough. And thanks to one blogger, these two examples of deliciousness have been combined to make the ultimate treat: a protein-packed cookie dough recipe. The secret ingredient? Chickpeas. RELATED: This Instagram-Worthy Vegan Cookie Dough Ice Cream Is So Easy to Make “I have a major sweet tooth,” Krista Rollins, creator of Joyful Healthy Eats tells Health. “I also just had a baby so was trying to satisfy that sweet tooth while trying to lose that baby weight. Enter this chickpea cookie dough! It’s amazing. The key to the smooth texture, even though tedious, is
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Yoplait Just Launched a New Line of Yogurt With a LOT Less Sugar

As far as yogurt consumers go, I'm a big one. Early-onset osteoporosis runs in my family, but since I don't eat a lot of cheese or milk, I make a point to have at least one serving of yogurt every day, if not two, to make sure I'm getting plenty of calcium. But recently, I read a staggering stat that the average American woman consumes around 80 grams of sugar a day—that's more than triple the 25-gram max the American Heart Association recommends. I started scanning the labels on those little containers more carefully and soon realized that many of my
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Why You Should Never Thaw Frozen Fish in Its Vacuum-Sealed Packaging

  There’s a lot to love about individually wrapped pieces of frozen fish: they’re easy to store, prepare and portion. But what if we told you that those handy vacuum-sealed filets also pose a huge hidden health risk? Eeek! Few people realize that thawing fish in its packaging presents a high risk for botulism. Clostridium botulinum is an anaerobic bacteria that forms spores that allow it to thrive in low-oxygen environments—like the ones created by vacuum-sealed packages. When the right conditions are present, the spore can produce a deadly toxin. That toxin causes botulism, a life-threatening disease that attacks the
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5 Delicious Veggies You've Never Heard Of—And Need to Try

Apples and spinach have you bored out of your gourd? Thanks to creative crossbreeding, there’s a handful of new fruits and veggies popping up at farmer’s markets and grocery stories—and they’re worth sinking your teeth into. (Cotton candy-flavored grapes, anyone?!) “Some of [these hybrids] even offer superior nutrition compared to their old school counterparts,” says Wendy Bazilian, RD, author of Superfoods RX Diet ($26, amazon.com). Break free of your broccoli-and-peas rut with these five fresh new ways to get your five a day. RELATED: Eat More Veggies: 5 Easy Raw Food Recipes   Kalettes With a purple sprout base, leafy
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What Is Monk Fruit Sweetener and Is It a Healthy Option?

You’re probably super familiar with Stevia, the popular sugar substitute derived from the Stevia plant. but what about monk fruit extract, another calorie-free sweetener that’s become trendy among health-conscious eaters over the last few years? According to the FDA, monk fruit extract can taste up to 250 times sweeter than standard table sugar—thanks to chemical compounds called mogrosides, which give the fruit its characteristic sweetness. But where does monk fruit come from, and is this sweetener actually good for you? We reached out to a nutritionist for the facts. RELATED: What is Manuka Honey—and Why Is It So Good For You? Benefits of monk fruit extract Monk fruit extract
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13 Camping Food Recipes That Will Make Glamping Even More Fun

There’s nothing quite so comforting as a campfire. And after a long day fishing, hiking, or simply reveling in nature, you need food that's more delicious and nutritious to cook over those flames than boring old franks and beans. With help from these bloggers, we've rounded up several mouth-watering camping food recipes that people can’t stop pinning on Pinterest.  Breakfast sandwich Start your day with healthy protein and carbohydrates with this breakfast sandwich from Sunny Home Creations. Cinnamon roll-ups Make the morning even sweeter with icing and cinnamon skewers from Almost Supermom. BBQ chicken and vegetables in foil Bring your barbecue on the trail
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