by Sarah-Jane Bedwell
Courtesy of TuttiDolci.com It doesn't take much to make almond butter taste good. [Ed. note: Amen to that. - RJ] It has a nutty, slightly sweet flavor and creamy texture that makes it perfect on a sandwich or for slathering on a banana. But these unique recipes take this protein-packed superfood to a whole new level of deliciousness. From savory burgers to sweet baked bread, you'll be surprised at what this better butter can do. And, natch, thank me later.
Almond Butter Banana Bread: When I saw this recipe, I was frankly a bit disappointed I didn't concoct it myself. Nutty almond butter is the perfect accompaniment to creamy, sweet bananas; the almond butter was an easy stand-in for the butter or oil typically found in banana bread recipes. What's more? This recipe also keeps things light by using low-fat buttermilk and subs whole-wheat flour for some of the regular flour. Nutritional score!
See more: 7-Day Detox: Lose Fat Fast
Smoked Almond Butter with Crispy Rosemary: Sure, you probably
- Self Magazine | Healthy Living – Wed, Sep 25, 2013 12:44 PM EDT
by Sarah-Jane BedwellRead More »from Almond Butter: 4 New, Delicious Ways to Enjoy This Superfood
by Jaclyn EmerickRead More »from How to Prep Your Arms for the Sheer Sleeves Trend
Courtesy of Peter Som, John Aquino/WWD, Giovanni Giannon/WWD You need two things to pull off this subtly sexy fall trend: smooth skin and some muscle tone.
A little peekaboo fabric has the same "whoa!" factor as a flash of leg. Since whites and creams get too here-comes-the-bride with neutral skirts and pants, pair with bold autumnal colors, like marigold, red or plum. Black sleeves look glam with a textured bottom.
See more: What to Eat for Gorgeous Hair
The Product Nothing kills a bare look faster than bumps. Keratosis pilaris (those seemingly indestructible bumps on the back of arms) happens when excess skin gets trapped in hair follicles. Wipe them out with a glycolic acid wash. Glytone KP Kit ($64) has that, plus a lotion for a one-two punch.
See more: Lose Fat Fast with THIS 7-Day Detox
Larsen & Talbert To tighten triceps fast, try skull crushers with a bridge (so you also tone your butt and hamstrings). Lie faceup, knees bent, feet flat, one 15-pound weight in hands, arms up. Lift hips; bend elbows to lower weight
By Kristin Booker, Refinery29
.A few years ago, I woke up and it finally hit me. I was almost 100 pounds overweight. I no longer felt like I was my healthiest, best self. Now, after dropping 82 pounds, I've encountered what feels like the weight-loss gauntlet - the last 20 pounds. This has been the hardest to lose, not only because it seems to have made lifelong friends with my body, but also because of everything - emotional and physical - that goes along with nearing your goal.
Embarking on a weight-loss journey isn't easy - it's a very personal decision and it needs to be approached in a healthy way. Plus, it can be scary when you don't know what you'll feel physically and emotionally. So, let's say you have 20 pounds you want to drop. What exactly can you expect?
From frenemy compliments to moods and soreness, we're going to go ahead and talk about it all. Ahead, what you should expect to see, hear, and do whileRead More »from How to Lose 20 Pounds (Really)
- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Wed, Sep 25, 2013 10:55 AM EDT
cooking salmonI've always been a hesitant fish eater. It's not that I don't like fish, but having grown up in Kansas, I'll just say that it was a lot more common to eat beef and chicken than any other type of meat. As a kid, I didn't particularly like it, but as an adult I frequently order it when out to eat. But cooking with fish always made me nervous, until I found out that it really is one of the easiest meats to cook.Read More »from Have No Fear! Cooking Salmon is Easy and the Benefits Are Amazing
My fish-cooking confidence was not helped by my reluctant and squeamish husband, who actually gagged the first time I made halibut early in our marriage. The halibut was perfectly fine, but his (gagging) thumbs-down didn't exactly have me heading to the fish market to grab dinner again. It took me several years before I finally wanted to experiment with fish, so I went with an easy option: cooking salmon.
This time, there was no gagging, and not only that, but the husband and kids actually liked it. Having gotten over that fear of fish, I've been cooking with salmon more and
- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Wed, Sep 25, 2013 10:55 AM EDT
Doctors' New Rx for Kids: Fruits and VeggiesIt's no secret that doctors are quick to hand out prescriptions to cure all kinds of ailments. Ear infection? Here's some antibiotics. Stuffy nose? Here's a nasal spray. Unhappy? Here are some happy pills. Now there's a crazy new prescription making the rounds around town. It's … wait for it … fruits and veggies.Read More »from An Apple a Day: Doctors' New Prescriptions for Kids Are Fruits and Veggies
Yes, doctors can actually prescribe fruits and vegetables for kids. It's a true prescription for vitamins, not simply a recommendation to eat healthy foods (although we could certainly use some of those recommendations from our docs too). A pilot program in several cities is allowing doctors to write prescriptions for fresh produce so that families with overweight kids can use their HSAs to purchase fruits and veggies. The program, called FvRx (Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program) through Wholesome Wave, is led by chef Michel Nischan. It's purpose is to connect low income families with free local produce, as well as teach them ways to prepare the vegetables and fruit.
- SHAPE magazine | Healthy Living – Wed, Sep 25, 2013 10:25 AM EDT
by Charlotte Andersen for SHAPE.comRead More »from How Much Should You Exercise While You're Pregnant?
How much exercise during pregnancy is too much?Post a selfie during a workout, and you'll usually get supporting "atta-girl!" type responses. But when Lea-Ann Ellison displayed a photo of herself doing a single-arm kettlebell squat, she was called "irresponsible" and stirred up an Internet firestorm-because the 35-year-old mother is due in two weeks with her second child. But is Ellison's dedication to the intense workout really endangering her baby, or is she doing what's best for it by staying fit and healthy?
"Doing CrossFit while pregnant is completely safe," says Katelyn Block, a certified CrossFit trainer in Rochester, NY, who works with women in all stages of life. Jennifer Daif Parker, M.D., of Del Ray OBGYN associates agrees-as long as, like Ellison (who posted on the CrossFit Facebook page that she's been doing CrossFit for two and a half years), you were fit before you got pregnant. "If you were doing it prior to getting pregnant it's great to continue, but I wouldn't recommend
- YouBeauty.com | Healthy Living – Wed, Sep 25, 2013 9:30 AM EDT
Do you have the right motives?What makes you pry yourself away from your comfy bed to hit that treadmill at the gym or push yourself after a long day at work to squeeze in a sweat-inducing spinning class? Sure, you want to be healthy, but if you're truly being honest with yourself, chances are your top reason is to look good or to lose weight. In fact, weight management is the number one motivation for women to work out.
And yet most of us fail to reach our weight loss goals, and end up right back where we started. So what gives?
The truth: We've been working out for the wrong reasons.
Michelle Segar, Ph.D., associate director of the Sport, Health, and Activity Research and Policy Center for Women and Girls at the University of Michigan, has spent years studying the motivations people have for engaging in exercise. Segar's research has found that working out to lose weight is actually one of the least successful ways of getting in shape.
It's true that many ofRead More »from Are You Working Out for the Wrong Reasons? it Might Be Holding You Back
- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Tue, Sep 24, 2013 6:29 PM EDT
Read More »from 50 Shades of Fatigue: E L James Launches Wine Brand
It was inevitable: "50 Shades of Grey" author E L James has released a signature collection of wines for those who “enjoy the romance between Anastasia and Christian.”
The wines, which feature labels that read, “You are mine” are offered in “Red Satin” (with notes of black cherry, cocoa powder, and creamy caramel) and “White Silk” (tempered with crisp grapefruit, mineral, and lush pear) and for $17.99 per bottle, you can get drunk like a wanton college reporter.
The release follows news that James has partnered with Australia Target (no relation to the U.S. retail giant, yet oddly with the same logo and motto) to launch a lingerie line styled after the luxe items Christian Grey gave to Anastasia Steele — G-strings, balconette bras, bustiers, and chemises.
Wine and lingerie are obvious brand extensions for the best-selling author, whose book has topped global bestseller lists, been translated in 37 countries, and adapted for a movie. And James has smartly parlayed the success of her
By Lauren Le Vine, REDBOOK.Read More »from Eight-Months-Pregnant CrossFit Mom Sparks Outrage
Lea-Ann Ellison sparked outrage-and almost 2,000 comments when she posted the above photo on CrossFit's Facebook page. The reactions ranged from vitriolic horror ("This is actually sickening, I hope pregnant around the world do not do this kind of crap. I am a CrossFit enthusiast but I DO NOT recommend this at all.") to avid support ("I did CrossFit past my due date. Had a baby in under two hours, went home 24 hours later, and cooked dinner. Thank you, CrossFit, for strong my pelvis, legs, and heart."). We reached out to Dr. Daniel Roshan, a board certified maternal fetal medicine specialist and high-risk OB, to get to the bottom of the CrossFit mom scandal.
Related: 21 Ways to Burn Fat Faster
Lifting weights heavy while pregnant, like Ellison is doing in the photo, can put pressure on the abdomen and lead to premature labor, Dr. Roshan tells us. In her case, however, "She has stronger arms that are used to that weight, though, so she can probably put more
- Sarah B. Weir, Shine Senior Writer | Healthy Living – Tue, Sep 24, 2013 1:50 PM EDT
With age comes wisdom-and miniskirts, pom poms, and some rad stunts. The Sun City Poms are a cheerleading squad comprised of ladies of a certain age-if you are under 55 don't even bother trying out. They were established in 1979 at the massive Sun City retirement community in Arizona and now perform 50 shows a year including at the Fiesta Bowl. British photographer Todd Antony crossed paths with them while working on a landscape project of the American West and was smitten. "They were effervescent and fun," Antony tells Yahoo Shine, "while also being very professional about getting their poses correct." The Poms do pyramids, high kicks, pinwheels (where three teammates flip another), and other risky stunts. Shooting one training session, Antony said he was nervous when one woman got stuck ¾ way into her split, "it seemed no one in the group was particularly concerned by this and looked on for some time as she got into to position where she could actually stand up again." Antony willRead More »from Sun City Poms: Retirement Mecca's Golden Girl Cheeleaders
- 10 Self-Help Books for the New GenerationMon, Feb 4, 2013 6:38 PM EST
- Do You Have the Most Vivid Memories from Your Life from Age 15 to 25?Tue, Feb 5, 2013 11:35 AM EST
- Is Your Gym Making You Sick?Tue, Feb 5, 2013 10:10 AM EST
- Better Together: 4 Reasons Why I'm Glad My Kids Share a RoomTue, Feb 5, 2013 2:51 PM EST
- Is Lisa Ling's Father a Pothead?Tue, Feb 5, 2013 3:29 PM EST
- Nerding Out in Nature: One Smart Phone. Two Kids. Tons of FunTue, Feb 5, 2013 3:07 PM EST
- PHOTOS: The Best Chevron Wedding DetailsTue, Feb 5, 2013 1:42 PM EST
- Roadblocks to Intimacy--and How to Get Around ThemMon, Feb 4, 2013 6:50 PM EST
- How to Conquer Your 10 Biggest Marriage FearsFri, Feb 22, 2013 3:23 PM EST
- Dinner Tonight: Broccoli Apple Soup + Raw Kale SaladWed, Dec 4, 2013 10:31 AM EST
- Christmas Thumbprint CookiesWed, Dec 4, 2013 1:18 PM EST
- Christmas Cake Pops Are Our Gift to YouWed, Dec 4, 2013 2:33 PM EST