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5 Things to Try at Trader Joe's This Fall

Even a food reporter has a tough time tracking what’s new at Trader Joe’s. “We don’t have a list of new items that I'm able to send,” a rep emailed, “but as you likely already know, we are constantly introducing exciting, new products in our stores.” Harumph. Though the company wasn’t willing to part with a list of new items, TJs fanatics—and they are legion—probably know all about the “What’s New” page, the store’s “New Item” shelf, and to watch their Instagram like a hawk. So I poked around like any other curious shopper, looking for new-to-me and straight-up new
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Are Smoothie Bowls Healthy? Plus: Five More Trendy Foods and Whether They're Actually Good for You

Have you ever found yourself questioning whether a food or diet is actually good for you? We’ve asked two dietitians to break down some of the most commonly questioned foods so you never have to think twice again. You may be surprised that some of the most popular trends really aren’t all that great for your waistline or your heart health. To get our top stories delivered to your inbox, sign up for the Healthy Living newsletter SMOOTHIE BOWLS  While smoothie bowls look and sound super healthy, they’re often times loaded with empty carbs. “It all depends how you make it, but I’ve
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13 Keto Pumpkin Dessert Recipes for Fall

Pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts might be out of the picture for keto lovers this fall. But plenty of other options can give followers of the high-fat, low-carb diet their annual pumpkin fix. With about 8 grams of carbs per cup, pumpkin is actually considered a low-carb food. The way it's usually prepared (baked into sugary pies and breads, for example) makes us associate it with serious carb overload. RELATED: Keto vs. Atkins: Which Is the Better Low-Carb Diet? The foodies featured below, however, have found a way to make all of your pumpkin cravings keto-friendly—from gluten-free cookies to no-bake cheesecake bites. We’ve gathered 11
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These Are the Cleanest Chain Restaurants in America

We can't always make the food we eat with our own hands—which means we rely on strangers to keep clean when feeding us. But the service industry isn't perfect—there are tainted ingredients that could make you sick, less than stellar production spaces, and worse. Luckily, a consumer data agency has collected feedback from diners on the cleanliness of the restaurants they ate in—everything from how clean the flatware and glassware was to the state of the restaurants' bathrooms—all so you can get a good sense of which chain restaurants are least likely to make you sick when you eat there.
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9 Smart Ways to Use Up Your Leftovers (and Save Lots of Time in the Kitchen)

Leftovers: super-hot right now. It’s a silly sentiment, but an accurate one. Re-using scraps, bits, and bobs of food just keeps cropping up in news. Three years ago, Chef Dan Barber helped launch the wastED movement, encouraging cooks to recycle every stem, leaf, and knob of produce, and every part of animals and fish. Today, a number of new books exhort reusing scraps. Julia Turshen includes recipes for leftover ingredients in her cookbook Now & Again. Author Tamar Adler (An Everlasting Meal; Something Old, Something New) is working on a forthcoming book that will be an A-to-Z encyclopedia about re-using leftovers. Even the cocktail
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Here Are the Symptoms of Salmonella–and Everything Else You Need to Know About the Cereal Recall

A total of 130 people have now fallen ill from a salmonella outbreak that led to the recall of Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal in June. While no deaths have been reported, 34 people have been hospitalized with salmonellosis, the name for the infection from the bacteria. Just a month before the recall, 35 cases of salmonellosis and 11 hospitalizations were reported in a salmonella outbreak tied to eggs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning people not to eat any Honey Smacks and for retailers to stop selling the cereal. Similarly in May, the CDC warned consumers
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The FDA Issued a Warning About Foods Prepared With Liquid Nitrogen—Here’s What You Need to Know

We're always seeing crazy-fun food fads in our social feeds, like the liquid nitrogen trend. You've probably seen it too: When this chemical is added to a cocktail. for example, or to treats like ice cream and cereal, it creates a smoky, vapor-like effect that's super Instagrammable. Now, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has weighed in on liquid nitrogen–infused foods and drinks, and they're urging people to avoid consuming anything prepared with this potentially dangerous substance. The FDA warning, issued on Thursday, states that the agency has has become aware of severe, and in some cases life-threatening, injuries suffered by people who had just consumed a food or drink
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9 Easy Keto Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

If you get serious sugar cravings, the idea of going on the keto diet might be a turnoff. No carbs? No sugar? How am I supposed to treat myself? But you actually can eat brownies and ice cream and so much more good stuff when you go keto. Even better, you don’t have to slave over the stove for hours to create these sweets. RELATED: Keto vs. Atkins: Which Is the Better Low-Carb Diet? The superstar bloggers rounded up below have figured out how to make your favorite desserts keto-friendly, and we’ve gathered nine of their easiest, most decadent recipes to help
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How to Make Richer, Healthier, and Better Tasting Coffee at Home

Coffee is one of life's pleasures, and it's a superfood, too—linked to a reduced risk of heart attack and dementia, among other conditions. A dose of caffeine also helps clear your head, hone your focus, and improve your gym performance, says Frances Largeman-Roth, RDN, nutrition expert and author of Eating in Color.  But while any old cup of joe can deliver these benefits, there's a big difference between so-so coffee and a rich, aroma-filled brew that's truly worth savoring and sets your entire mood for the day. These five tips will help you make the perfect cup at home no matter what method you use.
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It Sounds Gross But This Mayonnaise Ice Cream Recipe Is Creamy, Silky, and Totally Delicious

“Gilding the lily” is somewhat particular to American gastronomy. Paris was not the home of the first burger topped with foie gras, nor was Rome where milkshakes first came garnished with slices of cake. It was under these spacious skies, these amber waves of grain, that the Heart Attack Grill first came roaring to life. So it’s surprising that the Scots seem to wish to usurp Americans for over-the-top-ness. When news broke that a Scottish shop is now serving mayonnaise ice cream, nauseated emojis flooded the Twittersphere. But I know I’m not the only one who thought not, “Ewww,” but
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