Unlike some other diet-damaging dips, hummus is nutritious, delicious, and satisfying. It's also quick, easy, and economical to make. You'll find a new favorite or two in our irresisitble selection, from the chickpea-tahini classic beloved across the Middle East (every country has its own spin) to our brightly colored versions with avocado, beets, sweet potato, and other good things; plus recipes for hummus-like dips made with other beans.
When we say bananas are the perfect smoothie ingredient, we're not monkeying around! Bananas are high in potassium as well as a variety of vitamins and minerals. And, of course, they add a sweet, mellow flavor and a velvety texture to the drink. Now just sip and relax.
The strawberry smoothie is delicious on its own, but it also acts as the perfect base for health-boosting add-ins. Amp up your smoothie by blending it with coconut water, yogurt, or other nutritious fruits and vegetables.
The muffin: one of our favorite breakfast treats. We say "treat" because muffins don't always live up to their wholesome image. When they are as big as a plate and as sugary as candy, well, they're fat-packed calorie bombs. Luckily we have plenty of muffin recipes -- ones made with whole grains and minimal fat and reasonable portion sizes. What are you waiting for? Get baking!
It sounds like a recipe for excess: eating five to six meals a day instead of the standard three. But having more small dishes can be a good way to get the nutrients you need and even reduce your risk of consuming too much. These meals are proof -- good things come in small packages. Lots of them.
Don't eat your greens. Actually we don't mean that: Do eat your greens, but drink them too! Our green smoothie recipes are packed with nutritious ingredients: dark leafy greens, creamy avocado, plus fresh fruits like peach, pineapple, and banana for a touch of sweetness. They're super delicious.
Icebox cookies are indispensable for busy bakers: Keep a ready supply of dough on hand for instant sweet gratification. Choose from 27 favorite recipes, including including basic sugar cookies, chocolate wafers, orange-ginger rounds, and cranberry Noels.