People who frequently skip breakfast and regularly eat dinner less than two hours before going to bed are less likely to survive if they suffer a heart attack.
All hail the mighty oat! Oats have 10 grams of protein per half-cup serving and your fiber-packed bowl will slow down the metabolism of the sugar from these carbs. For some awesome and easy ways to add oats to your morning routine, check out these 50 Overnight Oats Recipes for Weight Loss!
Are you a fan of smoothies? “It’s very likely that you are getting more calories and sugar when you drink a smoothie than when eating whole fruits or vegetables,” Sarah B. Krieger, a registered and licensed dietitian nutritionist tells The New York Times. The main reason is that smoothies often contain way more ingredients than you could eat in one sitting.
2015 was not my best year. I spent most of it confused, sad, heartbroken, and not cooking at all. Last year was turbulent, to say the least, and resulted in some big life changes: I’m no longer married, and I’m living alone (for the first time in eight years).
By Breana Lai, M.P.H., R.D., Associate Food Editor, EatingWell Growing up in the South, I was served biscuits at breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Each family and restaurant has their own specific way of making them. Some are skinny and tall, others flat and wide, and some come nestled together like Parker House rolls in cast-iron pans. Served with butter or jam, smothered with gravy or topped with ham and cheese or a piece of fried chicken, biscuits are as Southern as bourbon, collards and mac and cheese.Don’t Miss: 5-Minute Breakfast Sandwiches to Make & TakeEven though my mom has lived in the South for nearly 20 years, she’s never gotten quite accustomed to biscuits. She is in the scone camp. She likes the crunchy, slightly sweet baked good, especially alongside a good cup of coffee. And since she is the baker in the house, I became accustomed to and developed a love for scones too. They are still my go-to coffee-shop splurge, especially at 4 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon.So, what’s the difference between a scone and a biscuit? The answer generally boils down to one ingredient: eggs. Scones have them, biscuits don’t.Other than that, the ingredients and process are pretty much the same. Both scones and biscuits are usually made with some combination of flour, baking powder or baking soda (or a combination of both), salt, sugar, milk or buttermilk, eggs (if you’re making scones) and a fat (butter, Crisco, lard). The dry ingredients are mixed together, the fat is “cut in” with a pastry cutter, two knives or your fingers, and the liquid is added until the dough just comes together. The dough is gently kneaded very briefly then cut into circles or triangles and baked.I followed the same general recipe when developing these healthy scones in the EatingWell Test Kitchen, replacing some of the all-purpose flour with whole-wheat and using just enough butter to give them great flavor. Then I mixed in sweet or savory ingredients to make each variation special. The result? The easiest, healthiest and most delicious scones you’ve ever had. Enjoy!More from EatingWell.com5 Breakfast Foods for Weight LossThe Best Oat Breakfasts
There is nothing finer than a warm, buttery pastry on a cool fall morning. So I propose that, this weekend, you tackle classic French croissants at home.
Smoothies are one of our all-time favorite things to eat (well, drink) on the go. We have them for breakfast, as an afternoon snack, or even as a sweet treat. However, buying a smoothie is often extremely costly (certain juice places even sell them for upwards of $10!). So to spare all of our wallets, we are sharing some life-changing tips and tricks that will help us get into the habit of making smoothies at home. You won’t even need a recipe, just choose a few ingredients that you love, and follow these hacks. Now, if you’ll excuse us, we’ve got some blending to do.1. ...
Build layer upon layer of creamy chia pudding, overnight oats or crunchy salad with these simple recipes for quick jarred meals.By Lily Kunin More from Food Network:Jar Hacks: 8 Things to Make With an Almost-Empty Jar5 On-the-Go Recipes Packed in Mason Jars9 Healthy Dinner Salads12 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Make in Your Waffle Iron
Research shows that regular breakfast eaters tend to be leaner and dieters are more successful at losing weight—and keeping it off—when they eat breakfast. What’s more, people who typically eat breakfast also get more fiber (more on why this is important later), calcium, vitamins A and C, riboflavin, zinc and iron—and less fat and dietary cholesterol.
Overnight oats are a quick make-ahead breakfast, using equal portions of old-fashioned oats and water and a pinch of salt. In the morning, sprinkle with your favorite toppings and voilà, breakfast is served.
By Catherine LambThis New Year’s Eve, it’s okay to indulge. It’s okay to put on your sparkliest party dress, gather round some buddies, and maybe hit the rum punch a bit too hard. December 31st happens but once a year, and you’ve got to make sure 2015 goes out with a bang — and maybe a karaoke rendition of “Build Me Up Buttercup” to boot.We’re betting January 1st, you might be feeling the pain. So save your resolutions for January 2nd — the first day of 2016 is reserved for savory, absorbative, healing dishes sure to ease you into the new year. Because salt, fat, and carbohydrates have miraculous healing powers, and you’ve got 364 more days to start being healthy this year.
A wise woman once said, “You can never have too many morning buns.” Yes! One million times yes.Come on! Put off that yogurt and granola for January (or, you know, a regular ol’ weekday morning) and try your hand at an airy, fluffy, swirly cinnamon bun (or one of its yeasted cousins) instead.Fun to make (the rising! the smearing! the rolling!), fun to eat (the un-twirling! the drippy icing! the gooey center!), and fun to admire, these 12 recipes are sure to have your head spinning (in the best way possible).
It’s the most wonderful time of the year—yes, because of family and holiday cheer and all that jazz, but really because you can eat cake and cream and sugar for breakfast and have it be completely, totally normal. So take advantage: Eat your sticky buns and waffles and French toast and coffee cake for breakfast, and have seconds. Feed them to your family proudly. It’s time to celebrate the season—starting with the most important meal of the day.