The Best and Worst Butter from the Grocery Store

[brightcove:5542999592001 default] This article originally appeared on ExtraCrispy.com. Is there anything in your kitchen more useful and universally beloved than butter? From your morning toast to your afternoon pasta to your evening beurres and sautees to that midnight slice of cake, butter makes everything delicious. All butter is good, but not all butter is created equal. Some butters are better for savory dishes, others for desserts. Some butters are at their best out of the refrigerator, while others achieve maximum flavor once melted. I tasted ten butters (all salted) and separated the delicious from the merely buttery. Here they are,
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Every Trader Joe’s Location Opening in 2018 (So Far)

[brightcove:5483844346001 default] This article originally appeared on RealSimple.com. This is just the beginning. While we’d travel further to shop at Trader Joe’s than pretty much any other grocery store, having one right around the corner is certainly preferred. And good news for anyone who doesn’t currently have that luxury: Trader Joe’s is opening at least four new stores in 2018. RELATED: What Living Near a Trader Joe’s or a Whole Foods Will Do for Your Home New York city dwellers, you’re in luck: the popular grocery store is opening its doors in SoHo at 233 Spring Street, and on the
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Try These 5 Recipes for National Garlic Day

[brightcove:5663549651001 default] Happy National Garlic Day! This little bulb may be pungent, but don't let strong-smelling breath deter you from its bounty of benefits (you can always freshen your breath with fennel). Garlic was used in ancient times as a blood thinner and cervical cancer treatment, and we now know it contains antioxidants. These and other compounds may help you fight colds or recover from the sniffles faster, and may even help lower LDL cholesterol and blood pressure, according to an Australian study. Toss in a little crushed garlic into your meal for a healthy kick or try one of
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5 Healthier Takes on Classic Super Bowl Snacks

[brightcove:5663536269001 default] Super Bowl Sunday is almost upon us. While we love the team spirit and viral television commercials that accompany the big game, all those calorie-laden snacks can seriously derail your diet. In a 2014 study published in PLOS ONE, researchers from Cornell University tracked the grocery shopping habits of 207 households over the course of 37 weeks, and found that total per-serving calories purchased during the week of the Super Bowl spiked to over 6,000—more than the week of Thanksgiving. Luckily, it is possible to keep your snack table relatively nutritious without sacrificing the classic Super Bowl flavors you crave each year (we're
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Here's How I Bought a Week’s Worth of Groceries at Whole Foods for Just $50

[brightcove:5664760673001 default] There's a reason Whole Foods has earned the nickname Whole Paycheck: It can definitely get pricey (hello, $8 gelato pints). With a little strategic planning, however, it is possible to get seven days' worth of groceries on a $50 budget. Below you'll find my wallet-friendly shopping list, along with meal ideas to get you through the week feeling nourished and satisfied. (The list even includes several organic items and, yes, almond butter and avocados!) But first, here are a few general tips for saving at Whole Foods. Stock up for vegetarian meals One can of pulses (beans, chickpeas, or lentils) ranges from $0.79 to
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Healthy Cooking on the Cheap: Pad Thai, Broccoli-and-Cheese Quiche, and Spicy Black-Bean Chili

[brightcove:5648853428001 default] All of our meals this week are classic comfort foods with a healthy kick! Enjoy favorites such as pad thai, broccoli-and-cheese quiche, and spicy vegetarian chili while you decorate pumpkins and enjoy all fall has to offer. Visit your local farmers' market this weekend to pick up seasonal fruits and veggies to have on hand for healthy, quick snacks during the week. Enjoy! Grocery list 1 dozen eggs 3 green onions 6 garlic cloves 1 large shallot 6 oz. raw shrimp 1 lb. block extra-firm tofu 1 large bag bean sprouts 1 bottle sweet chili sauce 1 bottle fish
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6 Veggies to Love That Aren't Kale

[brightcove:5663518539001 default] It's okay to admit it: You're getting a little sick of kale. Or maybe you didn't like it all that much to begin with? Either way, the trendy super-green has definitely had its 15 minutes of fame, and then some: just this week, health-conscious New Yorkers getting ready for the big storm freaked out when stores ran out of kale. This, after rumors of a shortage last year were all over the news, even inspiring a parody. Some people have even been naming their children "Kale." (And you thought Apple was a weird name.) All this is to
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5 Ancient Grains You Need to Try

[brightcove:5663546854001 default] The hottest new food trend is actually pretty old. Way, way old. The same whole grains grown by ancient Egyptians, Ethiopians, Aztecs, and Incas are shaking up the 21st century as they're now appearing in staples like Cheerios and Chobani yogurt, with many more products expected to hit the shelves in 2015. Here are five grains from long ago that you need to know about, plus what to do with each one. Amaranth (pictured) Don't let amaranth's tiny size fool you. The Peruvian native is high in protein (nearly double the amount in brown rice), and offers all of
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5 Delicious Make-Ahead Breakfasts to Make Your Morning Easier

[brightcove:5663546854001 default] Make-ahead breakfast ideas: Need I say more? With a little advance prep, you can take one big thing off your a.m. to-do list—and still eat a satisfying, wholesome, and delicious meal. Check out 5 of my favorites, below. RELATED: 5 New Breakfast Superfoods Overnight Tropical Buckwheat Pudding Never tried buckwheat? You can pick up this protein- and fiber-rich, and gluten-free seed (yep, like quinoa it's actually a seed) in the bulk section of the supermarket. (I recommend buying extra; buckwheat groats make a fantastic swap for rice as a side dish.) Serves: 4-6 1 cup buckwheat groats ($19
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What 5 Amazing Athletes Eat for Breakfast

[brightcove:5663546854001 default] What does the breakfast of champions really look like? We asked five incredible athletes (from an ultrarunner to a yogi) how they fuel up in the morning to stay so fit. Then our expert Kim Larson, RDN, a sports dietitian at Total Health in Seattle, and a spokesperson for the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics weighed in to explain how each tasty breakfast nourishes an active body. Yogi Rachel Brathen: Upside-down granola in a jar Known to her fans simply as "Yoga Girl," Brathen is a star on Instagram, where she shares stunning photos of herself doing crazy-hard
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