There’s nothing better than a home-cooked meal—in terms of taste and nutrition. You know exactly what ingredients went into every bite, and can make it just the way you like it. Of course, slaving away over a hot stove isn’t always possible, especially when you’re about to become a new parent.
There are a ton of dairy-free alternatives on the market right now, and powdered coconut milk is one of our favorites. It’s really convenient and also really delicious. Here are a few ways we’re loving this kitchen staple!
We like our kitchen staples to serve triple duty. It saves on cabinet and fridge space, sure, but more importantly, it keeps us from falling into a rut.
We decided a long time ago that we wouldn’t clean our kitchens with anything we couldn’t safely eat. Think about it: When you wipe down a cutting board with a cleaner, that cleaner eventually makes its way into the food you chop on that surface.
We like our kitchen staples to serve triple duty. It saves on cabinet and fridge space, sure, but more importantly, it keeps us from falling into a rut. Rolled oats are the perfect example. Oatmeal is tasty, but these little whole-grain wonders are much more versatile than you might think.
Prunes have an image problem. Yes, your grandma might use them for a little digestive relief, but these dried fruits aren’t just for the geriatric set. They’re actually pretty tasty—and they’re packed with nutrition.
Of course it’s movie theater staple, but popcorn doesn’t have to be relegated to the cineplex. You can do a lot more than you think with those crunchy white kernels—which is why we always keep some on hand.
If you’re stuck in a peanut butter rut, check out out rich, creamy almond butter as an option.
When it comes to kitchen staples, we like to get creative. Green tea is the perfect multi-tasker—it’s easy to store, inexpensive, and its leaves have a wide ranges of uses. Beyond adding flavor, green tea contains a hefty dose of antioxidants called catechins, which research suggests may fight some cancers and heart disease.
Are you always hopping on a plane, or scheduling business trip after business trip? See if this situation sounds familiar to you.
No matter which phase of life you’re in, your days are likely packed with to-dos, both exciting and routine. And chances are, not everything gets prioritized in your memory’s ongoing to-do list.
If this situation sounds familiar to you, you might need to rethink your office snacks.
Stephanie Clarke and Willow Jarosh are registered dietitians and the duo behind C&J Nutrition, a NYC-based nutrition consulting, communications, and workplace wellness company. These nutritionists share nutrition information in fun and practical ways that work with busy lifestyles. They're media spokespeople, featured in numerous health and lifestyle magazines, TV and web shows, and professional journals, and are contributing nutrition experts at SELF magazine. In addition to blogging for the Huffington Post, C&J Nutrition are the bloggers behind Bumble Bee Foods' Bee Delicious blog and are directors of nutrition at Healthy Kids Concepts. The duo delivers healthy eating inspiration on Instagram, providing a glimpse into what they eat each day and offers daily healthy eating tips via Facebook. Stephanie and Willow both love to cook, travel, and get outdoors. When they're not planning their next business adventure, you’ll probably find Stephanie showing her new daughter the DC sights or playing in her flag football league and Willow will likely be meandering around the Central Park reservoir or searching Manhattan for the least crowded tennis courts.
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