This Plus-Size Model’s Magazine Cover Shows There Are All Kinds of Runner’s Bodies

Erica Schenk appears on the August issue of Women’s Running. This article originally appeared on MIMI. By Jessie Militare Fitness magazines tend to perpetuate a thin, toned ideal on their covers and on their pages. But this minority body type doesn’t represent the thousands of women who read these publications. Women’s Running magazine is working to change that standard. The publication […]

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4 Delicious and Clever Uses for Basil

This article originally appeared on All You. By Sara Morrow Yes, pesto is fantastic, but this time of year, we’re up to our ears in basil leaves (thank you, backyard bumper crop and farmers market overflow!). For a fresh take, try one of these easy ideas. Herb Scramble Basil and eggs are natural partners. Fold chopped fresh basil into scrambled eggs […]

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FDA Proposes a Daily Value Amount for Added Sugars

In March of 2014, the FDA proposed updating the current Nutrition Facts label to include added sugars—a much needed piece of missing information on food packaging. This morning, the FDA took it one step further and announced a proposal to add a Daily Value for Added Sugars on food labels – 10% of daily calories. The proposal comes as a revision to […]

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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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Refreshing Infused Water with Apple, Ginger, and Lemongrass

If you think water is boring, then this is for you! We’ve heard it time and time again: Most Americans are chronically dehydrated without even noticing. Hydration is key for survival—and if you ask me, it’s more important than ever when facing the wrath of summer’s heat. So, you’re probably asking yourself, “How can I beat the season’s rising temps?” […]

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Ingredient 1 Grocery Shopping App

When you are trying to eat healthier and make better decisions in the grocery store, you can find yourself buying the same products week after week. Who has time to read every nutrition label in the grocery store? Without a healthy variety of foods, you can associate eating healthy with boring eating, and it can become hard to stick to. However, […]

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What Is a Slimcado?

Even though we have made food our lives and we fancy ourselves pretty knowledgeable about all things healthy living, Cooking Light Nutrition Editor Sidney Fry and I were stumped when we ran across a “Slimcado” in the local Fresh Market a few weeks ago. We both desperately needed an avocado for our own dinner recipes, but the Hass avocados were […]

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The Perfect Use for Your Summer Peaches: Peach Upside-Down Cake

Beth Lipton, food director at sister brand Health magazine, says peaches are “the quintessential summer fruit, and they represent the season perfectly — they’re sweet and fragrant and luscious, just like summer itself.” So when Short Stack cookbooks wanted her to pick something super seasonal for a summer edition, she knew just wanted she wanted to do. Here, find her summer twist […]

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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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