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4 Great Dinners That Make Amazing Breakfasts the Next Morning

Mornings can be tough—you don’t usually wake up with the urge create a whole meal from scratch, and you might even struggle to pour a measly bowl of cereal. Yet by using your meal from the night before as a base for a hearty breakfast, you’re one step closer to getting the nutrients you need to power your morning, without all the hassle. (And, you can also always make breakfast for dinner, too.) The best part? These recipes are filling and dense, so you’ll stay satiated until lunch. Seems a lot better than grabbing a breakfast pastry from your local coffee
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Avocado Lovers, Rejoice! Whole Foods Is Selling a Dairy-Free Avocado Ice Cream

Avocado toast was just the beginning. People all over Instagram are now obsessing over avocado ice cream, which sounds like the yummy summer plant-food dessert of our dreams. It's made by Cado, which calls itself the first organic, dairy-free, avocado-based ice cream brand.  Avocado ice cream's ingredients list is short and simple; it includes avocado puree, avocado oil, and cane sugar. At 170 calories per 1/2 cup serving, this sweet treat has fewer calories than the same size serving of Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia—yet it also racks up about half the sugar. And you already know that avocados themselves are a heart-healthy superfood. If the idea of avocado ice
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The Best No-Cook, Make-Ahead Dessert for the 4th of July

Some of us are ice cream people through and through. You can put us in front of a buffet stacked with pies, cakes, trifles, puddings, and cookies, and we’ll dig through them all, locate the one sad pint of vanilla ice cream in the back, and abscond with it like the Hamburglar. But Fourth of July presents dessert … challenges. You’ve got everyone clustered around the grill, sprawled on the grass, or hopping from foot to foot on the blacktop. People are hot. Ice cream melts in the sun, so that’s out unless you want to do the is-it-melting-or-is-it-fine dance
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12 Secrets to Grilling Perfect Veggies, According to a Chef

  It can be so easy to forget to toss vegetables on the barbie alongside the shrimp. (And burgers. And dogs.) Let’s face it: Beyond potato salad, a lot of us do not consume the veggies we should come summertime. We reached out to Amanda Cohen, chef and owner of vegetable-focused restaurant Dirt Candy in New York City. Here are her top tips—including an extraordinary-sounding grilled salad—for getting all the colors of the rainbow into your diet this season. Double-grate your grill Cohen uses a double grate system, so the grates themselves crisscross and veggies are less likely to fall
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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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