How to get crazy white whites

So this one's gonna be short but awesome, because we're solving one of those pesky little everyday problems: keeping your whites looking white. Really white. Not beige, not dingy, and not with those gross yellowy stains around the armpits. A keep reading

How to network your face off!

Ever have that feeling of being shocked, yet not at all surprised by a fact? I had that feeling the first time I was told that an estimated 80% of jobs are never listed. I'll give that a moment keep reading

How to make healthy fries that don't suck

Depending on the restaurant, the average serving of french fries is about 275 calories - and no one ever has just one serving size. For a healthier alternative that still satisfies your craving, try this recipe for oven-baked fries. keep reading

How to get a better, longer night's sleep

I feel like I hear the phrase "I'll sleep when I'm dead" way too often these days. And when you say this to me, I don't find you to be an impressive go-getter. I assume you're a manic, high-strung, keep reading

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How to make healthy fries that don’t suck

Depending on the restaurant, the average serving of french fries is about 275 calories – and no one ever has just one serving size. For a healthier alternative that still satisfies your craving, try this recipe for oven-baked fries. It skips the oil vat and uses better-for-you red potatoes, but still meets the standards of a picky junk food lover like myself. The best part? There’s only four ingredients! Try it with our healthy burgers.

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How to make the best healthy burgers

make the best healthy burgers

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Everyone knows that one person who makes the most amazing burgers imaginable. For me, it’s my Uncle Carlos. I’ve spent years perfecting my own recipe, but since dietary restrictions abound in my house, I set out to make the most delicious healthy burgers out there. I could reduce the calorie and fat content even more by using ground turkey or making it a veggie burger but I think ground beef tastes better. I mitigate that by using lean, grass-fed, organic beef so it doesn’t have a lot of fat, hormones, or chemicals. This recipe can also be made gluten free by using gluten free instead of whole wheat bread crumbs and gluten free burger buns like Udi’s Gluten Free Burger Buns. All amounts are approximate and can be changed to suit your taste.

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How to make healthy vegetable dip in 15 minutes

Vegetable dip recipe

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In our post about making healthy substitutions, we talked about switching out cream-based vegetable dips and butter on bread for olive oil dressings. Below is a recipe from Real Simple (with my modifications) for fresh vegetable dip that’s so fast and easy, washing and chopping the vegetables will be the longest task. It smells, tastes, and looks amazing at parties.

I also get a cheap glass dressing bottle with a vented pourer from a craft store or Bed, Bath, & Beyond and funnel everything into it. Pour it out, heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds, and you have a warm, healthy dip for whole grain bread and veggies any time. Or you can sprinkle it onto a salad – it quickly becomes addictive.

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How to make quick and easy biscuits

quick and easy drop biscuits

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You don’t have to go the prepackaged and preservative-laden Pillsbury route for quick biscuits to go with tonight’s dinner. They also double well as part of a morning egg sandwich or just something quick to warm up and grab on your way out the door. For a healthier alternative, substitute whole wheat flour instead of enriched white flour. I like Whole Foods’ 365 Organic Whole Wheat Flour.

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