"Eat your greens!" You've heard it from your mother since you were a kid, and these days, with juice shops on every corner, and restaurants competing for the best kale salad - there are more ways than ever to satisfy Mama’s wishes.
We can all agree that greens are a good thing, and most of us know that iceberg lettuce doesn’t really count. But even the other varieties are not all created equal, and some can be more helpful for your dietary needs than others. When you step up to a salad bar, you might waver between spinach, with it’s reputation for nutrition density, and romaine with it’s satisfying crunch. But what if romaine was better for you than you thought (hint: it is). Have you been struggling to chew through raw kale, thinking that raw foods are always better for you (hint: they’re not)?
Like everything when it comes to nutrition and diet - it's important to mix it up, even when it comes to the types of greens you’re munching.
So, in honor of St. Patrick's day - check out my guide below to learn why, and how, to eat your greens in all shades!
If you wanna get me riled up, ask me what I think about food quality these days… Check out my recent interview with Bowery Greens for a rant, but also my favorite salad ingredients to always have on hand and more goodness goodies!
Italy and the South have more than just warm hospitality in common… If you’re a wine loving Europhile like me, you’ll want to read this South Carolina secret… PS - They do special deliveries anywhere in the US.
Everyone's talking about collagen. But is it worth the hype? What's it for anyway? Can you consume it without buying supplements? Click through for answers!
Wanna add some global flare to your holiday fare? These Belgian/Scandinavian dishes are snatched from my own family's table; but don't worry, you won't find just another version of Brussels sprouts.
These recipes are a healthier spin on my family's traditions and as always; simple to recreate! Bon Appetit!
My boyfriend considers pizza a snack and pasta a basic food group. I am gluten free but lurrrve me some Italian cuisine. Check out how these 6 Italian hotspots in LA fared against an Italian and a Gluten-Free girl's standards, and how to do Italian light but right.
In the latest issue of Bon Appetit Magazine, I share my style tips for a well designed kitchen with Moen. Check out the April issue on newsstands now!
Check out the first of several Natty Style + Moen + Bon Appetit magazine collaborations. In the March issue, on newsstands now!
These superfood recipes are the perfect lazy girl’s guide to a healthy Thanksgiving. As always, they require few ingredients, simple prep, and no fancy kitchen tools. They also happen to be dairy, soy, egg and gluten free, but don’t tell your guests and I promise they’ll never notice.
raw doesn’t always mean healthier and in fact, many veggies are better digested and their nutrients better absorbed when cooked.
Check out the cheat sheet below for the Do’s and Don’ts of which veggies to cook, which not to cook, and why.
Whether you live alone, have an unpredictable schedule and/or limited kitchen space - having a well rounded pantry makes quick and healthy meals a cinch. Expert in food, edible flowers and "urban survival" Monique Otero of Brunchpants shares her top 10 must-have-in-the-bombshelter pantry essentials.