5 Ways to Improve Body Image

In a social-media driven world full of perfect, curated images, it can be hard to not compare yourself to others, and love the body you are in. Since we could all use a little boost from time to time, we chatted with top fitness and nutrition experts on simple ways to promote positive body image. After all, there’s never a better time to start loving yourself than right now.

Spotlight Recipe: Oatmeal Peanut Butter Energy Bars

We have had a couple posts this week about buying (or making) the healthiest snack and energy bars. Continuing on that theme, I wanted to give props to Dana for this homemade version. Her recipe includes a mix of oatmeal, peanut butter, brown rice cereal and dried fruits, but you can always sub in your favorite fruits or nut butter variations. (Check out Dana’s how-to video, too.)

Lily Kunin Makes Clean Eating Simple in Her Debut Cookbook

For health coach and blogger Lily Kunin, healthy eating is about what makes her body feel its best. This simple philosophy is the basis for her debut cookbook, Good Clean Food, in which Kunin proves that plant-based eating can be personalized to meet an individual’s needs. In it, you’ll find a bowl builder that will help you customize your perfect grain bowl, and a focus on how food can make you feel, as opposed to what meal you’re planning for. We caught up with the founder of Clean Food Dirty City to talk blogging, cooking styles and eating clean in the Big Apple.

A Lighter Passover Feast

The Passover Seder — or feast — is one I look forward to all year. During Passover week, most starches are forbidden, including wheat, rice, corn and even high fructose corn syrup. It’s the closest I’ll ever get to a carb-free diet! Of course, not all Passover classics are lighter fare, but here are some traditional favorites I plan to serve.

Keep It Fresh and Light This Easter

In my family, Easter is a big holiday for spotlighting fresh foods. We toast winter (finally) ending and spring hitting full swing with seasonal faves. Here’s a lighter, simpler Easter menu you might want to try.

Cooking in Parchment Paper

Looking for a portion-controlled, mouthwatering meal that takes seconds to clean up? Try cooking in parchment paper, or as the French say it, “en papillote.” Although most French techniques have a bad reputation for being unhealthy (hello butter and salt!), cooking in parchment can be a light and flavorful, quick and simple way to cook. Here’s what you need to know to get started.