Related: The Hidden Ways Sleep Deprivation Can Lead to Weight Gain (Photo by Perry Santanachote) 1. Greek Yogurt According to Lauren Popeck, RD, a dietitian at Orlando Health, Greek yogurt is perfect for bedtime, because it contains the sleep-inducing chemical tryptophan. “Carbohydrates generally contain nutrients such as B-vitamins, amino acids, potassium and magnesium, which are the most effective for promoting sleep and relaxing the body,” says Lisa Moskovitz, RD and founder of New York Nutrition Group.
Roasted chickpeas are a great alternative to processed snacks. (Photo: Getty Images) Should you stock your desk with snacks? It depends on your track record. If having food on hand triggers you to mindlessly nibble, then storing even healthy options within close reach can set you up for disaster.
Health-conscious companies are upping the ante with what you can eat on the fly, from kale doused in chili-laced cacao to parsnips seasoned with a chef’s hand.
Recently, the entire Yahoo Beauty team headed out to Bay Head, New Jersey for a day of shooting and Lily Kunin, founder of Clean Food Dirty City, cooked up a seriously delicious (and seriously beautiful) spread for us.
From this brand of chips and crackers to this type of yogurt and candy (Skittles...nooo!) here are the absolute worst foods you could snack on this summer, and what to sub in, instead.
These homemade chewy granola bars and kale and sweet potato chips are way better than any bars or chips you'll get at a grocery store.
I recently experimented with switching up my A.M. routine from a fruit smoothie to half an avocado with lime and a little sea salt. So I switched to a more balanced fat and protein combo that has made me feel much more stable.
You’ve heard a lot about how clean eating is good for our bodies—but how do we get our bodies to actually want to eat clean?
These tasty, nutritious packaged bites will wean you off the vending machine. Best Granola: Bear Naked Triple Berry Fit Granola Each scoop provides hours of energy, thanks to whole grain oats and a trio of strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. No sugar crashing here.bearnaked.com Best Cracker: LesserEvil Feta and Black Olive Chia Crisps Forgoing refined grains for low-glycemic black beans, these light and crunchy crisps are gluten-free and still contain 13 percent of your daily fiber. Plus, they boast a hefty helping of healthy fats but absolutely no saturated fat, making it a bona fide brain food.lesserevil.com Best Popcorn: BOOMCHICKAPOP Lightly Sweet Popcorn Movie night just got a lot healthier.
A craving can crop up seemingly out of nowhere. You may have assumed that there’s nothing more to it than wanting something sweet, salty, or cozy, but there are often physical and psychological reasons as to why you crave what you crave.
Sometimes it feels like the Paleo diet is high-fat, high-protein, and blatantly high-calorie. Fear no more! We rounded up 12 low-cal Paleo snacks, with all the health benefits included.
This little treat also helps you stay hydrated from the inside out (ultimately, the best thing you can do for your skin)! serves 2 Ingredients: 2 cups unsweetened almond milk 6 tablespoons chia seeds 4 generous pinches of Moon Juice pearl Raw honey, to taste 1 small papaya, peeled and sliced Squeeze of lemon Bee pollen Method: Combine the almond milk, chia seeds, and honey in a glass container. Stir well until the chia seeds are mixed in.