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Healthy Eating

Our favorite snack ideas, low-calorie meals, and healthy eating strategies.

Healthy Eating

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Did you know the majority of domestic olive oils, like domestic wines, come from California? Wonder Valley olive oil is what we're tossing in our salads now.

Because the crisp greens balance out the heaviness of the brisket, these lettuce wraps are a genius way to enjoy leftovers from the Seder meal. Modeled on Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches, they include a lightly pickled cabbage and fresh cilantro, which also contrast nicely with richness of the meat.

Looking for a new drink? Grab some whey. It's jam-packed with protein, good bacteria (probiotics) and calcium. It also contains zero fat, aids in digestion and is great for rehydrating after a tough workout!

If you're looking for protein powders that taste good on their own, try these! Sometimes you don't want to mix your powder into a smoothie and we totally get that.

A healthy alternative to deep fried buffalo wings are our Buffalo Chicken Meatballs recipe.

Mint is good for your head and brain. Mint has vitamin A, which can increase the brain’s plasticity, and vitamin C, which may protect against memory loss. Plus, the scent increases alertness.

What's the best nut to eat for your brain function? Walnut. Eat walnuts with the skins on since that’s where the powerful antioxidant phenols reside. They're also a good source of magnesium, which may help regulate sleeping patterns.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a good fat and great for your brain. EVOO has more monounsaturated oleic acid than any other oil, a key element in better memory and higher scores on verbal fluency tests.

Cauliflower is great brain-boosting food. Cauliflower is a great source of vitamin C, which may elevate your mood, and vitamin K, which can keep your mind sharp in your older years.

Want to boost your brain performance? Eat an avocado. Avocados are full of carotenoids, which help improve brain performance. Plus, they’re loaded with healthy fats, which keep inflammation under control and lower the risk of heart disease. Heart healthy = brain healthy.

Beets are good for your brain. They’re high in nitrites, which have been shown to increase blood flow in parts of the brain related to executive functioning. And they’re packed with folate (aids cognitive functioning), which can help delay dementia.

Pumpkin Seeds are great for your brain. They’re loaded with zinc, a mineral that keeps depression at bay. They also contain glutamate, which produces GABA, a chemical that fights stress in the brain.

Anchovies are great for your brain. They're loaded with vitamin B12, an essential for basic cognitive functioning. The mineral calcium can help slow the onset of brain diseases. Plus, anchovies are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which can boost the performance of brain neurons.

Green tea is good for you. Even better? Matcha, the bright green, powdered--and suddenly everywhere--tea leaves that deliver loads of antioxidants while helping stabilize your blood sugar (among other healthy things).

The perfect side dish: hearty and healthy. Whole Roasted Carrots recipe via @PureWow

Salads on the go are a must. How to make the ultimate healthy-on-the-go lunch in five steps: 1. Prep a batch of homemade dressing ahead of time. 2. Choose interesting greens. 3. Start with veggies at the bottom of the jar. 4. Layer in lettuce and more veggies. 5. Store it in the fridge until you’re ready to mix and eat.

This healthy gluten-free recipe calls for pasta served with tuna and briny capers for a treat you're sure to love.

A healthy recipe good for any day: Citrus, Fennel and Avocado Salad via @PureWow

Cauliflower Curry with Crispy Shallots recipe via @PureWow

How to Poach Salmon: Season pieces of skinless salmon fillet with salt and pepper and place in a shallow microwave-safe baking dish with 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar or rice vinegar (to add flavor) and enough water to reach halfway up the fish. Cover and microwave on high (power level 10) until the fish is opaque throughout, 3 to 4 minutes. If the fish is not fully cooked, microwave, covered, on high in 45-second intervals. Remove from liquid and serve.

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How to Steam Asparagus And Green Beans: Place 1 pound of trimmed asparagus or green beans in a microwave-safe baking dish with 1 tablespoon water. Cover and microwave on high (power level 10) until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Uncover immediately.

Here’s some sweet news. In a 2012 systematic review published in Cochrane Library, researchers looked at 20 trials involving more than 800 people meant to investigate the effect of cocoa flavanols on blood pressure. The findings? Cocoa powder or flavanol-rich chocolate had a small, but statistically significant effect on blood pressure, lowering it, on average, 2-3 mm Hg in the short term.