It's no surprise that making a healthy dinner is a whole lot easier when you have a plan in place. Taking the time over the weekend to take inventory of what you already have on hand, write out a menu and grocery shop can make dinnertime much easier. But the reality is, things don't always go as planned and some nights you're left standing in your kitchen at 5 o'clock scratching your head trying to figure out what to make. It's nights like these when you can rely on pantry staples to make healthy, affordable and fast dinners at home.
Healthy Eating 101
Healthy Eating 101
Learn to eat healthy with our expert tips and delicious inspiration to help you prepare healthy food for you and your family.
Add years to your life with these 7 anti-aging superfoods.
Can you add years to your life by making smarter food choices? Yes! There are many variables involved in how long you live, but by following a healthy lifestyle, staying active and eating a nutrient-packed diet, you can help slow the aging process and perhaps even stave off age-related diseases, including osteoporosis, diabetes and heart disease.
Wine and cheese are naturals together, but if you're a vegan or entertaining friends with special diets (think dairy-free or Paleo) you need to rethink which nibbles you put on your "cheese" plate.
"The right nut is an undiscovered hero when it comes to wine pairing," says Sally James, cookbook author and food and wine consultant. Nuts' fat draws out additional flavors from wine. And bonus: you get fiber and protein. Enjoy these pairings of wine and nuts at your next party.
Growing up, having fried rice for dinner was synonymous with “fridge clean-out day,” meaning that any leftover vegetables and/or proteins from the night—or week—before were on their way to the wok. Those leftovers might be pieces of Chinese roast pork, bits of leftover chicken and baby bok choy, gai lan (Chinese broccoli) and corn—but when mixed with eggs and oyster sauce, they made a quick dinner that was ready in minutes.
You've probably heard that wine is good for you, but maybe you've also heard that you shouldn't be drinking too much. How can anything so delightful be good for you? Well, the science says we should crack open a bottle of pinot—and who are we to argue with science? Here are all of the healthy reasons to pick up a bottle of the good stuff.
Recipe to Try: Creamy Fettuccine with Brussels Sprouts & Mushrooms
Carbohydrates have had their ups and downs lately. And carbs can be complicated. When you hear, "carbohydrates," you may envision white bread, rice and pasta, and think these are foods to limit or avoid. But have you heard the recent buzz about complex carbohydrates and how they can be part of a healthy diet?