The Weather-Or-Not Workout

Keep your fitness forecast bright with these workouts that get you moving no matter what it’s like outside. To beat the heat, here are suggestions from Exercise TV trainer Jessica Smith, who lives in Miami, the second hottest city in the US and one of the most humid. If you usually walk… do an indoor […]

How to Stock Your Pantry

What to keep on hand to make cooking a delicious, nutritious meal easy every night of the week. While a good shopping list is the key to a quick and painless trip to the supermarket, a well-stocked pantry is the best way to ensure you’ll have everything you need to cook once you get home. […]

How to Freeze 16 Fruits and Vegetables

Guidelines for Prepping, Blanching & Freezing Produce This summer, head out to a pick-your-own farm to stock up on fresh berries or put up your bumper crop of broccoli, peas or peppers. We will show you how to preserve fruits and vegetables when they are at their nutritional peak, so you can use them throughout the year. […]

Steak & Potato Kebabs with Creamy Cilantro Sauce

Steak kebabs get a Southwestern spin with poblano peppers and a creamy sauce spiked with cilantro, chile powder, cumin and vinegar. The potatoes are partially cooked in the microwave before putting them on the grill so they’re done at the same time as faster-cooking steak, peppers and onions. Serve with: Green salad and Spanish rice. […]

5 Ways to Use Overripe Bananas

This morning my 2-year-old daughter, Lila, walked over to the kitchen island and yelled, “Nana!” while pointing to the last banana in the fruit bowl. My husband tried to tell her that the black-spotted banana was destined for the compost bucket, but it’s hard to reason with a toddler—so I peeled it and gave her […]

Take The Eat More Vegetables Challenge

7 WAYS TO EAT MORE VEGETABLES Follow these 7 simple tips to boost the amount of veggies in your diet: Day 1: Make your plate look like this to make sure you’re eating enough vegetables. Day 2: Use this trick to stealthily add more vegetables to your family’s meals—without compromising flavor. Day 3: Ditch your morning bagel for […]

5 Beginner Barre Exercises You Can Do at Home

Don’t live near a studio or still a little too shy to pump and plie in public? Stay home and try these beginner barre exercises from Julie Erickson, owner Endurance Pilates and Yoga and Barre Boston. Standing Hip Extension Targets hips, butt, and thighs Stand knee-to-knee, inner thighs glued together. Place an exercise ball behind your knee. […]

7 Foods for Prettier Skin

Eating the right foods can banish breakouts, prevent fine lines and give you a radiant glow. Avocados “The superhydrating and soothing omega fatty acids in avocados make skin look supple and radiant and lessen inflammation, redness and even acne,” says Howard Murad, MD, the founder of Murad Skincare and a FITNESS advisory board member. Along […]

Red Cabbage Salad with Blue Cheese & Maple-Glazed Walnuts

Serve this hearty salad recipe—combining red cabbage, blue cheese and glazed walnuts—as an accompaniment to roast pork or chicken. To slice the cabbage quickly, cut the head into wedges and slice in your food processor. A mandoline is also a great tool for the job. Makes: 8 servings Serving Size: about 1 cup Active Time: 35 minutes Total […]

Skillet-Roasted Strip Steaks with Pebre Sauce & Avocado

This recipe was inspired by the popular Chilean sandwich, called a churrasco, that features a thin sandwich steak, mashed avocado and a type of salsa called Pebre. We have substituted tender strip steak for sandwich steaks to make a satisfying steak dinner. Searing a steak on the stovetop and then finishing it in a moderate […]