The Twelve

Papaya Breakfast Boats with Yogurt and Granola

It’s no secret that we’re obsessed with smoothie bowls. We’ve tried—and loved!—a nostalgic PB&J blend, a seductive chocolate and raspberry fusion, and a beachy, tropical mango mix. But as much as we love healthy smoothies, we’re digging the idea of serving a much simpler treat with a delicious edible bowl. I’d rather eat it for breakfast, but let’s be real, fruit bowls […]

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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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This No-Gym, HIIT Workout Gets the Job Done in 10 Minutes

This article originally appeared on Health.com. By Jennifer Cohen  Can’t get to the gym? No problem! There’s a notion out there that you need to belong to a gym in order to maintain a fitness routine, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with leaving your house to get your sweat on, it’s also […]

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Breakfast Salads: Fried Egg and Rye

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 […]

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The Secret to Better Food Choices? Divvy Up Your Cart, Literally.

Portion-controlled plates have steered servings back into balance at mealtime (we love Ed and Ann-Marie Stephens’ Precise Portions line). But what about at the supermarket, where the shopping cart is deep and less-than-healthy distractions are tenfold? Brian Wansink and his colleagues have a solution: Portion control your cart. They tested partitioned carts, with baskets divided by colorful inserts or strips […]

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Skip the Excuses: Why You Can (and Should) Eat Breakfast Every Day

  Despite what we’ve all heard from health advocates and Mom about breakfast being the most important meal, we’re a nation of breakfast-skippers. Thirty-one million of us go without it, according to the market research firm NPD Group. That’s a bad dietary strategy, says nutrition expert Bonnie Taub-Dix, RD, author of Read It Before You Eat It. “Ditching breakfast can […]

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Try Two New Whole Grains

Fiber-rich whole grains’ many benefits range from lowering your risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even dementia to helping you shed more belly fat. But that’s not the only reason to eat more grains. The latest research, says Kelly Toups, RD, program manager of the Whole Grains Council at Oldways, reveals that whole grains “have levels of antioxidants […]

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Help Me, Kenji — How to Cook Fish Without Stinking Up the House

Q: How can I cook fish without stinking up my house? A: Stick with methods that cook the fish gently while simultaneously creating barriers that prevent fishy aromatic compounds from making it into the air. My techniques of choice? Cooking en papillote and baking with a crisp coating. Cooking en papillote—a fancy-pants French term for “in parchment”—works for any fish […]

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Kamut: An ancient grain that’s enjoying a modern comeback

Kamut is a type of wheat characterized by its larger kernels (twice the size of normal wheat) and nutty sweet, almost buttery grain flavor. Though still an underrated and underused grain, it’s known as the “high-energy wheat” because it packs a delicious protein punch with impressive levels of healthy fatty acids. Though the grains are now seeded and scattered all over the U.S., […]

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Ice, Ice, Baby: Ice Block 101

A big ice block in the middle of your punch bowl can be as impressive-looking as it is functional. They’re perfect for parties as they melt more slowly than individual cubes, cooling the punch while only gradually diluting. For a flawless block, be sure to consider: Shape: Try a sphere for a round punch bowl. Circular Tupperware makes a great […]

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