Our Readers Ask: If I’m Vegetarian, What Foods Can I Eat for Protein?

A quick search on “vegetarian sources of protein” pulls up a number of listings (“Top 17,” Top 26,” etc.)  And each of those listings identify a different and random assortment of protein sources–which can make it confusing to keep track of them and, more importantly, to remember them when hurrying to put a meal together. … Read more…

Diet Hopes Day 35, Barrier #6: Backsliding

The Fine Line Between Realistic Goal Adjustments–and Plain Old Flaking Out What if I can’t keep up? Is that fear lurking in the shadows whenever you get up the courage to try some new habit?  “Will I just end up failing and kick myself for even trying?” These fears sure cropped up for me as … Read more…

The Mystery of Energy Bars and Drinks

It’s curious how marketers can claim the mantel of scientific sanctity for products that often list “corn syrup” as the first ingredient. What’s more, if we’re talking real “scientific research,” there are at least a few studies confirming the powerful benefits of food–numbering maybe in the thousands! Why don’t these studies carry much weight in fitness circles and gyms?

Affordable Organics?

Think organics are too expensive? Try this on for size: What if, every time you purchased an organic vegetable, you actually got not just one but two or three vegetables? No doubt that would make the economic equation a lot more attractive.

Recipe: Sauteed Beet Greens composed with Toasted Walnuts, Bacon Bits, & Chopped Egg

Want to make organic vegetables more affordable? Use every part of the vegetable and double your vegetable dollars, as in this recipe that uses beet greens.

Kitchen Essentials: The Humble Storage Container

Food storage containers don’t rank in the A-list of kitchen gadgets like sleek Kitchen Aid stand mixers and shiny All-Clad cookware. But hear this: If you are interested in meals with any of these attributes–healthy, efficient, affordable, stress-free and/or tasty–then you need decent storage containers. The yogurt cups and take out tubs can (mostly) be recycled so get a set of sturdy containers that will last for years. Read more on the benefit.

Best Practice Secrets of Good Every Day Cooks

For a recent magazine article, Martha Stewart was asked how often she orders take out. Her response was something like a couple times over the last 15 years.

Fact is, there are people “out there” who make healthy, good-tasting meals night after night like it’s no big deal. What do they know that most people don’t?