Food and Drink

Breakfast Salads: Simple Salad with Honey-Lemon Ricotta

Yes, that’s right—breakfast salads! They’re a thing, and they’re fantastic. If this concept is new to you, just hear me out, please. A salad in the morning is a great way to work in a serving or two of veggies (or whole grains, or fruit—more to come in this series!) right off the bat. They’re light, fresh, and balanced, preventing that all-too-familiar carb/sugar overload […]

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2-Ingredient Sweet Potato Pancakes

Light, fluffy, and most importantly, 2 ingredients—these pancakes are absolutely to die for! We tried and loved the 3-Ingredient Pancakes for 1, so when I heard about this trend of these super simple veg-based pancakes, I had to jump on board. Though I was a little skeptical at first, I became a believer after biting into these decadent pancakes, which are completely […]

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Summer Desserts in a Cup, Part 5: Berry Shortcakes

Over the past few weeks, we’ve done quite a few iterations of the one-cup dessert series, or as I affectionately call it now, “Will it mason jar?” The answer has been a resounding yes. You can torch marshmallows for a frozen, portable campfire treat (Frozen S’mores in a cup). You can take your streusel to the skillet for a no-bake […]

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A Great Reason to Wake Up in the Morning: Breakfast Banana Split

If a banana split isn’t a good enough reason to get out of bed in the morning, I don’t know what is! Trust me, I have days when I need all the inspiration in the world to crawl out from under my covers. I’ve found that making—and then of course enjoying—a breakfast banana split is an excellent reason to get out […]

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What’s the Difference Between Over Easy, Over Medium, and Over Hard Eggs?

If you’ve been to a diner and ordered fried eggs, you know the server’s next question is, “How’d you like them, hon?” If you know the jargon, you’ll save your busy server time, and yourself a lot of unnecessarily detailed explaining. You have four options. Sunny-side up, as you probably know, is an unflipped fried egg, with the yolk still […]

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Four Flavorful Oils for Frying Eggs

Typically, you fry eggs in canola or vegetable oil: fats with neutral flavor and a high smoke point, meaning you can cook the egg at medium-high heat and not worry about the oil smoking and giving the egg off flavors. But you can easily add a little pizzazz to a simple fried egg by using flavored cooking oils. These oils […]

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5 Fantastic Stir-Ins for Our Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

If you ever had a craving for Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars, our yummy treats will surely hit the spot. Here! Watch!   Don’t stop with this basic recipe though! Here are five fun ways to mix up your new favorite snack. Dried Cranberries: Swap out the mixed berries for the universal wonderfulness of dried cranberries. It’s the next best thing to […]

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Breakfast Salads: Tomato and Avocado Stack

Yes, that’s right—breakfast salads! They’re a thing, and they’re fantastic. If this concept is new to you, just hear me out, please. A salad in the morning is a great way to work in a serving or two of veggies (or whole grains, or fruit—more to come in this series!) right off the bat. They’re light, fresh, and balanced, preventing that all-too-familiar […]

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The Case for Meringue

Confession: I adore meringue—I even prefer it to whipped cream! To me, it’s just yummier, more marshmallowy-smushy-wonderful, texture-wise. I also love it because guess how much saturated fat it contains? Zilch. Whipped cream, however? You’ve gotta be careful with that stuff; an innocent 2-tablespoon dollop packs in about 4 grams sat fat. That may not seem like much, but what are you putting […]

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We Tried It: Justin’s New Snack Packs

Nut butters are among the best snacks you can have. I’m not ashamed to admit I keep stacks of nut butter packets at my desk so I can get a quick bite when I’ve hit an afternoon slump. They’re rich in protein and unsaturated fats. They’re also high in filling fiber, and if you pick an all-natural one (or better yet—make […]

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