5 Alternative Quiche Crusts That Are Better (and Healthier) Than Store-Bought

[brightcove:5648844653001 default] There is no denying that quiches make for an easy, protein- and veggie-packed solution to your breakfast dilemma. Perhaps the best “kitchen sink” option for your morning meal desires, quiches are versatile, so you can switch things up to keep it exciting. While the quickest option is a store-bought crust, most of these pre-made crusts are high in calories, carbs, and fat. Plus, they're almost never made of wholesome whole-grain flours. This, in turn, can negate the wholesome, healthy interior of your quiche. Rather than settling for a sub-par breakfast offering, whip up one of these alternative, lower-carb quiche crusts.
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3 Recipes to Make You Fall in Love With the Mediterranean Diet All Over Again

[brightcove:5648844653001 default] You probably know all about the health benefits of eating like a Greek islander. Research has proven the Mediterranean diet can do wonders for your heart, brain, mood, and waistline. But maybe you're a little tired of the same-old kebabs and tomato-cucumber-feta salad. Enter Live to Eat: Cooking the Mediterranean Way (amazon.com; $30), the latest cookbook from chef and restaurateur Michael Psilakis. It's filled with dozens of fresh recipes, made with healthy fats and nutrient-rich produce, that will make you want to move to Greece (seriously). To give you a taste of how Psilakis combines simple ingredients to
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These 3 Egg Bowls Make Delicious High-Protein Lunches

[brightcove:5648844653001 default] Finding recipes for lunches that are healthy, tasty, and portable can be tough. It's tempting to skip the packed lunch altogether, and drop yet another 10 bucks on soup and a sandwich. But this new recipe book from Nick Korbee might just change your mind. Korbee is the executive chef at New York City's popular eatery Egg Shop. Like the restaurant, Egg Shop: The Cookbook ($22; amazon.com) is inspired by all things eggy and delicious. Inside Korbee serves up creative dishes, incorporating fresh and artisanal ingredients, for every mood and occasion. But if you're looking for a meal
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No-Potato Cauliflower Hash Browns Are Your Favorite New Breakfast Side

[brightcove:5648853413001 default] This article originally appeared on ExtraCrispy.com. You’ve tried cauliflower grits and cauliflower rice, but have you tried cauliflower hash browns? P.S.A: You can 100 percent make hash browns without potato. Until I made these potato-less hash browns, I’d just assumed that potato was the only way to go, but y’all, cauliflower seriously has some magical way of mirroring the taste and texture of potato.  I promise this isn’t one of those typical cringe-worthy healthy breakfast that you’re always scrolling past on Pinterest. If you don’t make these healthy hash browns you’re cheating yourself out of pure happiness. (I
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3 Energizing Breakfast Recipes Inspired by the Mediterranean Diet 

[brightcove:5648844653001 default] Stuck in a breakfast rut? Nutritionist Stella Metsovas has the perfect way out: Go Greek! Her new cookbook, Wild Mediterranean ($27, amazon.com), is brimming with recipes inspired by the food traditions in one of the world’s healthiest regions. And her morning meals are sure to help start your day off right: Think sprouted cinnamon-maple French toast; a nut butter with the flavors of Baklava; and a twist on Greek salad, topped with a savory egg. Scroll down to check out these three nutrient-rich recipes that require just a few steps each. Sprouted Cinnamon-Maple French Toast Who doesn’t love French toast?
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3 Instant Pot Recipes That Are Packed With Fall Superfoods

[brightcove:5648853415001 default] Don’t get us wrong, we love a classic slow cooker. But when hunger levels are rising, dinner needs to be ready in a snap. Enter the Instant Pot ($70; amazon.com), a multi-functional electric pressure cooker device that whips up meals much faster than a basic pressure cooker—and works as a slow cooker, steamer, rice cooker, and yogurt maker, too. But although the Instant Pot has endless possibilities, it can be a little intimidating to use at first. So we were excited to hear that food blogger Coco Morante was releasing The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook ($20, amazon.com). The new book features more than 75 recipes
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Pizza Hut Puts Vegan Pies on the Menu

[brightcove:4928980311001 default] This article originally appeared on FoodAndWine.com. Part of the appeal of fast food is that it’s not supposed to be healthy. It’s flavored with grease and salt and fat and butter. Unless you count potatoes and shredded lettuce, vegetables usually don’t appear on the tray. It’s an indulgence, a guilty pleasure, a dirty secret. And it tastes good. Everyone should be able to enjoy that feeling of satisfaction when you bite into a juicy burger, straight off the grill, or a greasy slice of pizza topped with cheese that tastes it through it was squeezed through a tube,
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3 Ways to Skinny Up Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

[brightcove:5638009102001 default] It's Thanksgiving, so by all means, go ahead and splurge. You can snap back on track come Black Friday. "Your Thanksgiving meal will be classic comfort food, of course, but your leftovers lend themselves to creativity," says star chef Marcus Samuelsson, author of the new cookbook Marcus Off Duty ($25, amazon.com). Here, his ideas for turning what remains of your feast into healthy things you can munch on for days.   Turkey lettuce wraps Top shredded white meat with red onion, shredded carrots, chopped peanuts and cilantro, and wrap in whole lettuce leaves. Turkey, squash, and vegetable soup
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10 Ways to Use Maple Syrup Beyond Breakfast

[brightcove:5638000078001 default] There's no pairing quite like maple syrup and pancakes. Really, who could resist the sweet liquid drizzled on top a fluffy stack? Together, the two make the ultimate comforting breakfast. It's impossible to think one could exist without the other…or so you thought. Whether it's lunch, dinner, or a snack, you'd be surprised just how many foods outside breakfast time taste even better with a little maple syrup. In honor of National Maple Syrup Day, here's 10 new ways to add maple syrup to your dishes: Maple-Pecan Sweet Potato Mash Calories: 211 Vegetarians and omnivores alike will love
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What Is in Canned Cranberry Sauce?

[brightcove:5439719837001 default] This article originally appeared on ExtraCrispy.com. Bright bowls of cranberry sauce are so common on the American Thanksgiving table that 5,062,500 gallons of the stuff is consumed each holiday season. Some households make their own stovetop cranberry sauce, but for others, it’s just not Turkey Day without the plate of canned cranberry sauce, sliced into neat rings. Also known as jellied cranberry sauce, (a term coined by cranberry colossus Ocean Spray), this jiggly addition to the Thanksgiving meal has been available at grocery stores since 1941. Although the canned sauce was created in order to extend the shelf
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