OK, so you can mash potato and do the twist. But have you mastered making mashed potatoes? What about putting a twist on the classic recipes? There's a whole lot more to the Thanksgiving favorite than boiling spuds and blending them with butter. In fact, some of the best mashes don't even include butter OR potatoes.
Share on Pinterest FlipBelt We need a playlist full of bumping beats to get us through every workout. But that also means we have to figure out where we're going to put our smartphone. We could stick it in our pocket, but all of the bouncing-we're not exactly gazelles on the treadmill-tests out the limits of the drawstring in our shorts.
It's just like Miss Piggy said: “This, you see, is my ultimate ambition-to live a simple life with the frog I love.” Whether we're cooing at a romcom, getting all fluttery over saying “I love you” for the first time, or dissecting Pam and Jim's “will they or won't they?” moments, romantic love is something a lot of us spend a lot of time thinking about.
Share on Pinterest Why does yoga get pigeonholed as the exclusive domain of the feminine, bendy-as-a-Twizzler set? If that's you, namaste. But if it isn't, you should know that yoga is a party everyone is invited to-including the bros and the not-so-bendy. That's why we love anything that breaks free from the stereotypes, whether it's Yoga Joes, #curvyyoga Instagrammers, or DDP.
Sometimes we're all for taking it easy. Going for a long, slow jog or breathing deeply through a restorative yoga class can be just what our bodies need. But other times, nothing feels better than crushing through an intense workout (at least, once it's over). For that feeling, we turn to trainers like Kira Stokes, creator of the Stoked Series.
Looking for single-serving protein bites? No need to rely on pre-packaged bars or protein-powder energy balls. Nature already has what you need: eggs. And thank you, chickens of the world, for giving us this versatile superfood. Not only do they bind together delicious baked goods and create all kinds of breakfast dishes (Omelets!
If there's one piece of gym equipment that elicits a nearly universal eye roll, it's the elliptical machine. With commonly cited faults like being boring (research even says so) and not challenging enough, it's no wonder the elliptical doesn't get any loveEnjoyment perception during exercise with aerobic machines.
Eating when you're stressed or feeling low is usually not recommended-after all, that box of doughnut holes will likely just make you feel worse (and sick on top of it all) after the sugar high wears off. But certain foods have lasting powers to bust anxiety, fight depression, and turn around a bad day.
Time to get schweddy with some balls! Medicine balls, that is. Available in varying sizes and weights (some up to 150 pounds), these weighted spheres can help improve muscular power and sports performance. Szymanski DJ, et al. (2007). Effect of twelve weeks of medicine ball training on high school baseball players.
You might like The 21 Germiest Places You're Not Cleaning Entering a public bathroom sometimes feels like playing Russian Roulette with bacteria. Humans have come up with numerous life hacks over the years to minimize the germs we come into contact with, from using toilet seat liners (even though we don't really need to) to opening the door with a paper towel on the way out (despite the fact that the door knob is one of the cleanest parts of a public bathroom).
So maybe you think you've got it all figured out. You're the MacGyver of the kitchen-spatula in one hand, two eggs in the other. Crack, separate, and plop goes the egg in the bowl…with a bit of shell. The horror! What do you do? Hint: Using a spoon or your fingers isn't the answer. Thankfully, we have a solution to your egg quandary (number 10) plus quick fixes to tons of other food prepping, cooking, and baking predicament, from pitting a nectarine to softening butter the easy way.
Share on Pinterest Ever wonder how every yoga instructor you meet has more energy than Jonathan Van Ness on Queer Eye , even at a 7 a.m. class? Yeah, coffee (or green tea) may play a role, but caffeine isn't the only explanation. The secret is, well, yoga. We were also skeptical when certified yoga instructor Brett Larkin told us.
We've all been there: You've just finished a heavy-duty sweat session at the gym, you're thirsty, and the water fountain looks like it's covered in eight million people's saliva, plus a little bit of mold. The easiest solution? Ducking out to buy a bottle of water from the first drug store you can find.
Getting a stronger core doesn't have to involve shunning carbs and spending hours in the gym. Enter a simpler way to tone and strengthen your stomach: bodyweight exercises. After all, your abs exist for more reasons than looking good at the beach. Your core is composed of the oft-mentioned upper and lower abdominals as well as the side, back, psoas, and glutei muscles.
Sometimes the craving for a slice of chocolate cake just won't go away. But when it's just you, your PJs, and a full Netflix queue, baking an entire cake or batch of brownies seems like overkill - and you know you'll be tempted to go way past one. While it's usually not hard to do some basic division and pare down a dinner that serves four to serve one, how in the world do you split an egg into fifths?
You might like 6 Simple Moves for Knee Pain You Can Do Anywhere In today's nonstop world, we're all guilty of putting too much pressure on our bodies. Whether you're knocking out AMRAPs at the gym or simply sitting at a desk all day long, your body has a certain way of telling you're overdoing it-and it isn't pretty.
Share on Pinterest LSTN Cherry Troubadours We were finally ready to upgrade from our basic Apple earbuds to more sophisticated headphones. But once we started to look for a pair, we realized there were a dizzying number of options. After searching high and low, we think we've found the showstopper: LSTN's Cherry Wood Troubadour.
With low-carb, Paleo, and gluten-free diets on the rise, bread (and grains in general) has fallen out of favor. Even in France, the birthplace of the baguette, they've had to resort to a “Got Milk” style ad campaign to stop sales from crumbling. However, the loaf isn't dead yet. You might like 29 Sandwich Recipes That Are the Best Things Between Sliced Bread To combat the trend of falling bread consumption, commercial bread bakers have been looking to formulate and market a healthier bread.
Rock out with the band! Resistance bands are a great addition to any strength training routine or rehabilitation program, and they come in a variety of sizes, lengths, and resistance levels. They're also portable and easy to store, so they're perfect for home use, hotel workouts, or making the most of a small space at the gym.
A quick scroll through Instagram will tell you just how trendy indoor foliage has become. All those ficuses and ferns didn't gain popularity just because they're nice to look at, though. Can indoor plants really purify your home? People lined their windowsills with greenery in increasing numbers after NASA released a series of studies dating back to the late '80s, stating that indoor plants could purify the air.
Full of color and flavor, this meal is totally masterable thanks to common ingredients and quick cooking. The coconut milk makes it satisfying and creamy, and since it's not overloaded with spices, it won't overwhelm your palate. Plus it's a great way to use up leftover chicken and quinoa. Ingredients 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 can (15 ounces) full-fat coconut milk 2 tablespoons curry powder 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 2 cups broccoli florets 2 cups cauliflower florets 1 cup chopped carrots 2coooked chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes Cooked quinoa (optional) Cilantro, for garnish (optional) Directions Heat coconut oil in a deep pan and add onion and garlic.