Aldi UK has been releasing some seriously awesome wine products this fall—a 25-day wine advent calendar and a bottle of prosecco the size of 4 normal-size bottles—and we are experiencing some major FOMO here in the U.S. While we cross all our fingers and toes in hopes of getting them here (like that time Aldi finally brought its award-winning $8 bottle of wine to our market), tide yourself over with these wine-lover must-haves.
While most national food holidays are pretty much meaningless, we can always get behind one that gets us caffeinated—for free. To celebrate National Coffee Day on Friday, September 29, chains around the country are handing out java on the house. Here's where you need to head to get buzzed and fuel your TGIF happy dance.
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 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.
There are plenty of good options in the granola bar aisle at the grocery store, but some are loaded with added sugar. Homemade granola bars are super-easy to make—and you can control the ingredients and keep added sugar to a minimum. Using this granola bar formula, you can pick your favorite combination of nuts, seeds, fruit and flavorings.
Every few years, when I'm lucky enough to visit my friend on Long Island, NY, I make sure that we have time to stop at Hampton Chutney Co. in Amagansett, a tiny little South Indian takeout shop that cooks up dosas—large, crispy crêpes—wrapped around savory fillings (they also have two locations in NYC). We go for the breakfast dosa, but I leave dreaming about the cardamom coffee.