Halloween is a time for crazy costumes, trick-or-treating, pumpkin-flavored everything and, of course, jack-o'-lanterns! This year, take your traditional pumpkin carving up a notch with these four fruit and vegetable jack-o'-lanterns. Use our free printable stencils to create your next holiday-party centerpiece.
If you're feeling like your diet could use a refresh, you've come to the right place. Every once in a while, that balance of a lot of good fresh foods and a few treats here and there gets thrown out of whack and you want a plan to help you get back on track. That's where our 30 Days of Whole Food Challenge comes in.
If you're a vegetarian, going out to eat can feel daunting sometimes. How do you order a meal that isn't just carbs or a salad that barely fills you up? The good news is some restaurants make vegetarian dining easier than others, and even more are changing their menus to reflect the shift to plant-based eating. We took a look at Panera's menu to give you a better idea of which items are not only vegetarian-friendly but also satisfying and nutritious all-around.
If the same old sandwich lunches feel a little stale, it's time to skip the classic standby and upgrade to the best bento box lunch. Bento box lunches contain a wide variety of foods in artful, cute arrangements—plus, the reusable compartments of a bento box help control portion sizes and let you skip all the plastic baggies.
Are there healthy foods you can feed your kids when they're sick to make them feel better? When I was a child and had a cold, my mother would make me "honeygar," a homemade tangy-sweet mixture of honey and apple-cider vinegar mixed with hot water. And when I had an upset stomach, a glass of ginger ale was the tasty cure-all. I'm not sure these home remedies did much to cure my illness, but they tasted good and they did make me feel better. Isn't that the point, after all?
Pumpkin—quite possibly everyone's favorite fall vegetable—is really, really good for you. Granted, if you're consuming only super-sugary processed foods that claim to deliver pumpkin flavor with zero actual pumpkin added, you're missing out on all the nutrition pumpkin has to offer. Pumpkins and other orange fruits and vegetables, such as carrots, winter squash, sweet potatoes, papayas and mangoes, are bursting with carotenoids. Carotenoids are fierce pigments that multitask to keep you healthy.
When you're packing your lunch for work, one of the most annoying tasks is gathering up three or four different containers for all your food, dressings and dips. But a new container hack for is going to change your lunch-packing game forever.