This Revolting FDA Report Will Change the Way You Look at Airplane Food

If the thought of unsanitary commercial kitchens is enough to make you squeamish, the Food and Drug Administration's investigation into the largest airline food service provider across the world is straight out of a nightmare. The national safety agency issued a formal warning letter to Gate Gourmet after discovering a string of infractions and health issues at one of the company's main production kitchens in Kentucky. The company began providing meals in 1992 for passengers traveling in over 60 countries, working with many airlines both domestically and internationally, including United, American, Delta, British Airways, Air France, Virgin Atlantic, and Emirates
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Consumers Are Getting Conflicting Advice on Romaine Lettuce Safety Amid the Mysterious E. Coli Outbreak

The U.S.’s mysterious E. coli outbreak now has a likely culprit: romaine lettuce grown around Yuma, Arizona. And consumers are being given conflicting advice on what to do to protect themselves. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Wednesday that any consumers in the U.S. who have store-bought chopped romaine lettuce should throw it away. If they want to buy romaine lettuce from now on, they should first check with the store or restaurant that it wasn’t grown in the Yuma region, the agencies said. However, Consumer Reports has gone a step
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We Love Starbucks, But Here Are 6 Menu Items That Pack More Carbs and Calories Than You Expect

  Starbucks offers plenty of healthy drinks and foods. (I've written about the healthiest beverages for Health—even hot cocoa made the list!) But there are also lots of decadent options on the menu. Here are six that may pack more calories or carbs than you expect, as well as better-for-you alternatives if you’re looking to lighten up your order. Sausage, Cheddar & Egg Breakfast Sandwich While this sandwich does provide 15 grams of protein, it also packs 920 mg of sodium and 500 calories. A chunk of those calories come from 28 grams of fat, including 45% of the max recommended intake of
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3 Healthy Veggie Sides You’ll Want to Eat All Spring Long

Nothing says spring like plates piled high with brightly colored veggies, and these side dishes from the new cookbook Siriously Delicious ($27, amazon.com) are exactly that. And nope, that's not a typo in the book's title: The collection of 100 simple, satisfying recipes comes from blogger and Today show contributor Siri Daly. We love these three recipes especially, because they all star produce that's in season during the warmer months. Read on to learn how to make rainbow potato salad with crispy shallots, a manchego summer squash gratin, and zucchini "linguini" with pistachio and pea pesto. RELATED: These 6 Dinner Salads are Anything But Boring Rainbow Potato Salad
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Here's How Much Food You're Wasting Everyday

While it’s true that some cities now require composting, more restaurants are banning unnecessary plastics like straws, and more people are trying to reduce waste in their own homes by using food that would usually be discarded (like broccoli stems), Americans still have a huge problem with waste. The average American wastes about a pound of food everyday—that’s about 150,000 tons of food nationwide. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, in collaboration with the University of Vermont and the University of New Hampshire, released these findings this week in scientific journal Plos One. Researchers also found that people with “higher quality
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This Vegan Chocolate Brownie Is Made With CBD Oil

In honor of 4/20, one of our favorite vegan bakeries, Sweets by CHLOE, is launching a limited-edition vegan chocolate brownie formulated with CBD oil. And—lucky us!—they shared the recipe with Health. CBD oil, which is legal in many states and made after the compound cannabidiol is extracted from cannabis, may help to relieve chronic pain and anxiety, although more research is needed on its uses. Unlike tetra-hydrocannabinol (THC) in marijuana, CBD oil won't get you high, but it will help you feel relaxed and calm—and in this case, happy that you just had a delicious vegan brownie. The recipe below is made with The
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These New Cannabis-Infused Foods May Help With Anxiety and Pain (and Won't Get You High)

Since some 30 or so states have legalized recreational or medicinal marijuana, a growing number of canna-curious people are gobbling up new edibles to improve their health—not to get high. These new cannabis consumers are a stark contrast to a stereotypical Taco-Bell-eating, Rick-and-Morty-watching stoner. They’re more likely to be foodies who don’t smoke, vape, or eat brownies or gummies (too much added sugar!), and many are in their 50s. These canna-connoisseurs want micro-doses of medicinal marijuana infused into great-tasting, all-natural, wholesome foods and beverages to improve sleep, bolster immunity, alleviate pain, mitigate migraines, and much more. Some new cannabis consumers say
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This Is the Secret to Cooking Seriously Delicious Tofu

  In Portland, Oregon, in the 1990s, tofu was as common as hacky sacks and burning incense. My first experience with it as a freshman at Reed College left something to be desired. I’d ordered my go-to sausage-egg scramble at the local diner, where breakfast was four bucks. Somehow my order got swapped out with someone’s tofu scramble, and I won’t soon forget it: Gummy, falling-apart white gunk mingled with soy sausage and greens. It was the worst. Shortly thereafter, I dipped a toe into vegetarianism, but I didn’t eat tofu then, either. (My friends coined the term “cheesitarian” to
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I Made Those 2-Ingredient Weight Watchers Bagels and They Were Surprisingly Decent

Dear reader, I’ve stumbled into a Pinterest-hole of two-ingredient bagels and I can’t get out. The recipe that has sent me into this particular spiral, technically has an unknown origin, but has adopted by the corner of the internet that adheres to the Weight Watchers plan. The formula for two-ingredient bagels (or two-ingredient dough) has hit a serious jackpot on the internet since January of 2018. Bloggers all over the world praise the recipe—which is just Greek yogurt and self-rising flour—as the high-protein, low “Point” (it's a Weight Watchers thing) bagel they’ve been searching for. While I’m not interested in
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13 Easy Meal Prep Recipes for Weight Loss From Pinterest

Losing weight shouldn’t mean losing time in your day. These breakfast, snack, lunch, and dinner meal prep ideas with weight loss in mind are all over Pinterest. With minimal effort and maximum flavor, these big batch recipes will keep you feeling full and satisfied. Green Smoothie Prep Packs Make your breakfast smoothie ahead of time with these prep packs from Clean Food Crush. Start your day or refuel after your morning workout with a quick blend. Muffin Tin Eggs Your muffin tin can transform your eggs into a protein-packed breakfast on the go with this recipe from You Brew My Tea. Banana Walnut Overnight Oatmeal Before
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