Around 3 p.m. every day, you may be hit with the question: What's for dinner? Amid the dinnertime rush, it's easy to reach for ready-made meals that skimp on nutrition or leave you feeling unsatisfied. Luckily, a few tweaks to your routine can help you build a dinner that's tasty, satisfying and ultimately helps you lose weight. Aim to eat a balanced meal with at least serving or two of veggies, some protein, whole grains and a little healthy fat.
Muffin top. Love handles. Jelly belly. They're all cute names for one thing: abdominal fat. But an ever-expanding waistline can be a sign of something not so cute, and that's visceral fat—a dangerous kind of fat that can lead to a number of serious conditions.
This healthy aging meal plan provides healthy amounts of protein, fiber and calcium (the nutrients you need more of as you age) and utilizes fresh ingredients, herbs and spices to pack in flavor while keeping the sodium low (below 1,500 mg). With plenty of hearty whole grains, lean protein, fruits, vegetables and healthy fats, this 1-day low-sodium meal plan will do your body good as you age.
Not all hacks are created equal. Here's our take on five best-to-skip-'em kitchen hacks that may have caught your eye.
1. The Hack: Scrub your pan with eggshells.
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When you don't even know what color your thumb is, the thought of growing your own food for the first time can feel pretty intimidating. But not to worry—there's a wide variety of easy foods to grow if you've never gardened before. Here are seven fruits, vegetables and herbs that will go from seed to side dish with little help, along with growing tips, harvest know-how and must-try recipes.