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This Is How Adele’s Trainer Activated Her Skinny Gene

Adele’s “skinny gene” diet is behind her slimmer figure. But what is it all about?

Huevos Rancheros (with shortcut “refried” beans)

Last month we were lucky enough to celebrate my husband's cousin's 40th birthday with friends and family from afar, in Mexico. We not only had a blast but enjoyed lots of tasty food while we were there too, including Huevos Rancheros for breakfast every single morning!

The Chicken Salad of My Childhood

Using already cooked chicken is so convenient, and when it's certified USDA organic with simple ingredients that don't include antibiotics or anything artificial, there's nothing to be guilty of whatsoever. My family gobbled up this chicken salad and asked for more, and the best part was how it took me no time at all to pull it together.

Grilled Zucchini with Feta and Herbs

Grilling season is here, and I've got a super easy side dish idea for you: Grilled Zucchini with Feta and Herbs! The first time I made this, my husband sat down at the table and immediately said, "That looks good!" And trust me, it was good.

Kiran’s Favorite Real Food Snacks

While we all know there are many snacks that contain processed ingredients and don't provide any real value, there are plenty of decent options out there. Here's a list of some of our favorite real food snacks:

10-Minute Chia Seed Fruit Jam 3 Easy Ways

There’s a New “Jam” in Town. If you’re planning a trip to the berry patch or looking for a new cooking project, these Chia Jam recipes will not disappoint. Chia seeds are now widely available in most grocery stores, and with all of their vitamins and minerals, they are worth the space in your pantry. Show More Summary

Shortcut Fried Green Tomatoes

Many Fried Green Tomato recipes involve lots of steps, including a milk bath and adding seasonings and regular flour to your corn meal. I'm sure they all taste fabulous, but my goal in the kitchen is almost always quick and easy (and tasting great, of course!).

Holy Moly! A New Way to Love Guacamole Sabra Veggie Fusions

Disclosure: I worked with Sabra Dipping Company for media meetings in NYC for the Veggie Fusions launch. Thoughts and opinions are my own. Holy Moly! Sabra Dipping Company is helping us all find a new way to love Guacamole! Sabra has...Show More Summary

How to Grow Fresh Herbs (and save loads of money!)

Spending 2 or 3 bucks on a pack of fresh herbs at the grocery store every time you need a sprig of thyme or a few mint leaves can add up fast! Luckily, growing them […]

A Whole Foods Meal Plan (+ budget tips!)

I created a downloadable, printable 5-day Whole Foods meal plan utilizing recipes that are doable for busy families + 6 ways to save at WFM.

Body Kindness Podcast Episode 8 – That Biggest Loser Study

In today’s episode of Body Kindness we’re talking about That Biggest Loser Study. Last week the media exploded when the New York Times reported a new study of Biggest Loser Season 8 contestants that found that their bodies had “fought to regain weight”. Show More Summary

Celebrate Mom in Small and Special Ways for #MothersDay

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and what better than to celebrate mom with creative ideas to show you care? As a mom of two myself, I love getting taken care of in small and special ways and that’s what I have to share with you,...Show More Summary

Study of ‘Biggest Loser’ Contestants Confirms Just How Dramatically the Body Resists Weight Loss

A new study of contestants from the reality show The Biggest Loser (Season 8) sheds new light on why maintaining weight loss is so hard.

5 Unique Teacher Gift Ideas (for end of year)!

It’s hard to believe the school year will soon be coming to a close without about one month to go. Teachers work so hard, it’s nice to give them a little something before we part ways […]

Simple Corn Salad Recipe (+ inspiring stories)

It’s so fun to see more and more produce popping up at our farmers’ market each week as summer nears. Last weekend we got some of the first (greenhouse grown) tomatoes and fresh asparagus – […]

Should you exercise on an empty stomach?

Kelly Pritchett, a board certified specialist in sports dietetics and an assistant professor in nutrition and exercise science at Central Washington University, says that while it’s not strictly necessary, eating before exercise can help top up your glycogen, or stored carbohydrates, which is what fuels our workouts. Show More Summary

Shrimp and Lentil Lettuce Wraps

This is a fun twist on lettuce wraps that will impress your family (and company) for sure! Plus, since lentils are one of the fastest cooking pulses (see below) and it takes just minutes to cook shrimp, this could easily be a weeknight meal.

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