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Soba noodle stirfry with green beans and egg
July 26, 2021

What Is Smoke Point and Why Does it Matter When Cooking with Oil?

Learn all about smoke point and why it matters when you're cooking. We'll share which oils have high smoke points, which ones you should avoid, and more. Read more
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July 21, 2021

Top 15 Foods Highest in Vitamin C and Why You Need It

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for immune function. Learn more about it here and see which foods provide the best source of vitamin C. Read more
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July 16, 2021

Keto Diet Benefits and Risks: Is It Safe?

There's a lot of misinformation out there about the keto diet. Here on the PlateJoy blog we're giving you the facts. Learn the benefits and risks of going keto. Read more
woman eating a bowl of salmon, bell peppers, and quinoa in a bowl with a fork in her hand
June 30, 2021

Foods for Happiness: 19 Mood-Boosting Foods

What we eat has a direct impact on how we feel and how we feel affects our mood. Check out this list of foods for happiness from PlateJoy. Read more
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June 24, 2021

How to Stop Stress Eating: 7 Helpful Solutions

Stress eating, or emotional eating, is a common dilemma, but can be remedied once aware of it. Learn how to stop stress eating with these helpful tips. Read more
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June 22, 2021

The Science Behind Why You Crave Sugar: 4 Reasons We Seek Sweets

Craving sugar can have different meanings. Learn the science behind sugar cravings, how to control them, and see healthier alternatives here. Read more
Cranberry Almond quinoa cereal or oatmeal
June 22, 2021

The Slow-Carb Diet: Your Complete Guide

Learn everything you need to know about the glycemic index and a slow-carb diet. Not all carbs are created equal and it's important to know the differences. Read more
Woman grabbing vegetables in a grocery store while holding a tan bag.
June 15, 2021

Your Guide to Eating Clean on a Budget

Clean eating on a tight budget is a lot easier when you have a meal plan and best practices to follow. Here are our top tips for eating clean on a budget. Read more
Mason jar filled with ice coffee on a navy blue and white striped fabric napkin next to a spoon.
May 14, 2021

Can You Drink Coffee While Fasting?

You don’t have to break the caffeine habit while intermittent fasting. But what you put in your coffee can change the results of your fast. Learn more here! Read more
Wooden spoon, blue plate holding AIP Diet meal of grilled chicken, kale, cucumbers, apples, avocado, red onion, and parsley.
March 23, 2021

Autoimmune Paleo Diet (AIP): The Comprehensive Guide

Learn everything you need to know about the autoimmune paleo diet. Check out this comprehensive guide from PlateJoy and see if this is the right diet for you. Read more
Young woman chopping vegetables on wooden cutting board in sunlit kitchen.
March 03, 2021

How to Eat Healthier (and Stick to It!)

Changing your diet can be challenging, but with the proper plan & support in place you can create positive, lasting change in your diet. Learn how with PlateJoy. Read more
Woman slicing cucumbers on a wooden cutting board in a kitchen next to lettuce, olives, tomatoes, and lemons.
February 10, 2021

How to Detox from Sugar: The Complete Guide

Eliminating sugar from your diet will have a tremendously positive impact on your health. Learn exactly how to detox from sugar from the experts at PlateJoy. Read more
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February 04, 2021

How to Lower Cortisol Levels Naturally

Stress has been linked as a contributing factor to many diseases. Learn how to lower your cortisol levels naturally and prevent health issues in the long run. Read more
Four tacos with pico de gallo, lettuce, beans, meat and cheese lined up leaning on each other on a table.
January 25, 2021

Best Things to Order at Chipotle

If you're trying to stick to a diet, eating out can be anxiety-provoking but it doesn’t have to be. Check out the best things to order at Chipotle and more. Read more
Two glass containers filled with meal prep of chicken, mixed nuts, and assorted vegetables.
January 20, 2021

Ketogenic Diet Tips to Set You Up for Success

The keto diet doesn't have to be hard or stressful, you just have to plan ahead. With these easy ketogenic diet tips, you'll have no problem sticking to it. Read more
Father and son preparing a healthy meal in their kitchen.
January 06, 2021

How to Lower Blood Sugar Naturally: 10 Easy Tactics

It is very realistic to normalize your blood sugar levels through diet and lifestyle changes. Learn 10 tactics how to lower your blood sugar naturally with PlateJoy. Read more
Aerial view of salmon, nuts, cheese, strawberries, eggs, avocados and coconuts on a wooden board.
December 21, 2020

Paleo vs. Keto Diets Explained

The paleo and keto diets are similar but have some differences that are important to note, especially depending on your goals. Learn about paleo vs. keto here. Read more
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December 07, 2020

Keto Diet for Women: How to Lose Weight Sustainably

When looking into any new diet, you have to look at how it will affect your body. We explore the health benefits and considerations of the keto diet for women. Read more
Butternut squash salad with feta cheese in a white bowl on a wooden table with a fork.
October 22, 2020

October Seasonal Produce to Try

October provides us with so many great vegetables and fruits. See what’s in season in the Northern Hemisphere to kickstart inspiration for your next recipe. Read more
Healthy food on heart shaped board with water bottle and fitness gear
September 14, 2020

12 Ways to Improve Health and Wellness

Whether you're just starting your journey, or need motivation and inspiration, read these 12 ways to improve your health and wellness. Read more
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August 25, 2020

10 Holistic Ways to Improve Gut Health

Gut health can be an important factor when looking at your overall health. Check out these 10 ways to care for your gut holistically. Read more
Smiling woman doing dip exercises at her desk in her home
August 21, 2020

5 Exercises to Do at Your Home Desk

Whether you’re at home or in the office, get some exercise in during the workday with these easy desk workouts. Read more
Pregnant woman shopping for fruits at an open air market
July 13, 2020

What to Eat When You're Expecting

When it comes to food, every woman's body responds to pregnancy differently. Learn which nutrients are important when you're expecting. Read more
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July 09, 2020

How to Fit Exercise into Your Schedule: 7 Ways to Stay Moving

Exercising daily is a great way to improve the health of your mind and body. Check out these tips on how to fit exercise into your day. Read more
Young couple cooks a healthy meal together in their kitchen
July 06, 2020

5 Foods for a Healthy Immune System

Looking to strengthen your immune system? We've compiled a list of foods that aren’t just tasty, they are also great for boosting immune system health. Read more
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June 22, 2020

How To Create Your Own HIIT Workout At Home

Try these easy HIIT workouts at home to help you stay in shape and strengthen your cardiovascular system! Read more
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June 04, 2020

Get Flowing with This Simple At-Home Yoga Sequence

Try this easy to follow at-home yoga flow to improve your flexibility and balance, and keep up your practice outside of the studio! Read more
January 24, 2020

The Vegan Athlete Diet Plan and How to Maximize It

Our Registered Dietitian looked at the most recent research to get all the information you need to create a vegan diet plan for your athletic lifestyle. Learn what vegan foods you have to eat to perform your best. Read more
November 08, 2019

How to Have a Healthy Vegan Pregnancy

Considering a plant-based diet for your pregnancy? Learn what you need to know, possible risks, and steps you can take to make sure you're informed in your choice. Read more
November 04, 2019

The Best Sources to Get Protein On a Vegan Diet

A big concern of a vegan diet is getting enough protein. Learn more about the different sources of vegan protein and how to incorporate them into your diet. Read more
October 25, 2019

An Expert's Guide On How to Go Vegan the Right Way

Switching to a vegan diet can be difficult. Read our guide on how to go vegan to make your transition easier. Read more
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October 08, 2019

Added Sugar vs Natural Sugar: What’s the Difference?

Learn what difference is between added sugar and natural sugar, where to find various types of sugar, how much sugar you should eat, and what it means for your health. We also cover grocery shopping tips to shop smart. Read more
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July 09, 2019

What is Clean Eating: A Guide to Eating Your Best

Understanding clean eating can be tricky and intimidating. Get a full definition here and learn why clean eating is good for your body. Read more
June 18, 2019

5 Clean Eating Tips to Try This Summer

Jumpstart your nutrition this summer with these healthy clean eating tips! Whether you’re a novice in the kitchen or the next Top Chef, we’ll share simple swaps you can make to eat clean with some recipes to get you started. Read more
Peanut butter berry yogurt parfaits
April 29, 2019

The Dairy Dilemma: Fat Free vs Full Fat?

While low-fat or fat-free dairy may seem like the obvious choice for a healthy diet, the truth is a bit more complicated. In fact, despite what you may have grown up hearing, consuming full-fat dairy products can actually help you lose weight. So before you reach for the fat-free option, consider the nutritional differences. Read more
Drink lemon water hydration
April 08, 2019

Drink This, Not That: Easy Alternatives to Sugary Drinks

Sodas, sports beverages, fruit juices, lattes--sugary drinks are everywhere, and they’re responsible for nearly half of our daily intake of added sugars. Not only do these added sugars contain no nutritional value, they can also slow weight loss and increase risk for numerous health issues. Swap them out for these easy alternatives to sugary drinks, and you could cut your added sugar consumption down to a healthy level. Why cut down on added sugars? Why are added sugars so bad for you? You may h... Read more
March 11, 2019

How to Find an Accountability Buddy

We’ve talked before about how internal motivation is key to maintaining long-term health and fitness goals, but sometimes our own resolve falls short. Having an accountability buddy for those times can keep you on track. Read more
March 04, 2019

How to Stay Hydrated While Traveling

It can be hard to maintain healthy habits while traveling, and staying hydrated is certainly one of them. Whether hopping on a flight for a business trip for going on a two-week vacation, any change in your routine will likely affect your water intake. Dehydration can also worsen the effects of jet lag, making it harder for you to adjust to a time change. Read more
Probiotics and supplements
January 14, 2019

Your One-Stop Intro to Probiotics: What They Are, Why They Help, and Where to Get Them

Here’s a quick and easy intro to probiotics–what they are, how they help, and where to find them. Read more
Kitchen island cabinets gadgets
December 10, 2018

The 10 Best Kitchen Tools that Actually Save You Time (and Money!)

Everyone loves a good cooking gadget, but the number of options in the average kitchen section of a store can be a little ridiculous. You may find yourself asking, “Do I need a taco holder? An egg slicer? A corn kernel stripper?” While these tools may seem like a great idea in the store, they may turn out to take more time to clean than they save you in prep. Read more
Stephanie's Weight Loss Journey
September 04, 2018

Healthier Together: Stephanie's Weight Loss Journey

In Healthier Together, we get to know some of the PlateJoy users who are on a weight loss journey. They share some of their healthy eating strategies, challenges, favorite meals, and their #1 piece of advice for others who are on the same path. Read on! Read more
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August 12, 2018

Best Apps for Meditation and Mindfulness

We’ve talked before about how mindfulness can change your brain and improves your health, but actually practicing it in our everyday lives takes discipline. Thankfully, there’s an app for everything--in the case of mindfulness and meditation apps, there are several! Read more
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July 09, 2018

How to Stay on Track with Goals When Motivation Fades

We all know what it feels like to hit a wall while trying to achieve a goal. Maybe things started out great, but suddenly you’re not seeing results and your motivation has waned. Without that internal willpower you had at the beginning, every day is a struggle. Read more
June 13, 2018

Healthier Together: Gene's Weight Loss Story

Everyone's weight loss journey is different, with unique challenges, struggles, and wins along the way. We talk with one of PlateJoy's customers, Gene, who talks about her weight loss journey so far, and how PlateJoy has played an important role in helping her meet her health goals. Read more
Exercise in a hotel room pushup
May 02, 2018

How to Make an Easy Hotel Room Workout

It’s hard to maintain good workout habits while traveling. Maybe your normal exercise routine includes group fitness classes, hand weights, or just a large open space - all things you likely won’t have access to on the road. Read more
Hawaiian steak stirfry with rice
April 11, 2018

How to Conquer a Weight Loss Plateau

Weight loss plateaus are an inevitable part of every weight loss journey: When you first start exercising and eating right, the pounds come off easily, but as time goes by the number on the scale stops shrinking. You’ve maintained your healthy habits, but it’s no longer enough to help you continue losing weight. What gives? Read more
Shopping bag farmers market
March 19, 2018

How to Pick the Best Produce: An Easy Guide

Spring and summer bring plenty of options for fresh local produce, which is great news for your body and your wallet. In-season produce tastes better simply because it’s fresher. Plus, when things grow in abundance and don’t need to be shipped from warmer climates, they’re usually cheaper, too. Read more
Raw chocolate maple pecan fudge
February 07, 2018

4 Valentine's Day Gifts Better Than Chocolate

Besides Halloween, Valentine's Day is the most sugar-centric holiday of the year. Between the candy hearts and the chocolate samplers, it's hard to get out of February 14th without a massive sugar rush. So what do you do for your sweetheart when you're trying to cut down on the sweets? Read more
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January 24, 2018

New Diet? Here's What Supplements You Need to Consider

So you’re trying to eat healthy or avoid certain foods—if you're not getting some foods in your diet, it can lead to nutrient deficiencies down the line. That’s where supplements can help. They’re a great way to fill in for the nutrients necessary for optimal functioning of your body. Supplements have also become more important as farming practices have changed over the last century. Our soil ... Read more
Vitamins in your diet
January 16, 2018

How to Get Vitamins in Your Diet: What to Eat and Why It Matters

This post is brought to you by Tula, which uses probiotics and superfoods to boost the health of your skin, the same way they do for your body. Get 20% their skincare and beauty products through 2/28 with the code PLATEJOY. Read more
Chicken and rice bowls with guacamole
January 09, 2018

How to Make an Elimination Diet Plan

New Years Day: widely recognized for its hangovers, its masses of confetti and its promises to start something new. To be different than last year. To change. Read more
Thanksgiving meal plan roundup
November 21, 2017

The PlateJoy Thanksgiving Roundup: Keto, Vegan, Paleo, & More

Stuck on how to make Thanksgiving dinner while still sticking to your healthy eating goals? We've got you covered. Read more
Christina lunchboxes
November 20, 2017

Christina's Pre-Year Resolution: Day 10

Here’s the truth: when I started this challenge, I wanted to lose weight. But I was also worried about something else. Specifically: money. Read more
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November 17, 2017

Christina's Pre-Year Resolution: Day 7

If you’ve been following along, I’m now 6 days into my healthy eating challenge and I’ll be honest … it’s taking all my willpower not to buy the dark chocolate peanut butter cups at Trader Joe's and eat the entire 99 cent bag (what a steal) while watching outtakes from The Office (if you’ve never done this, I highly recommend it -- the Office part, not the candy part). Read more
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November 15, 2017

Christina's Pre-Years Resolution: Day 4

Okay, so earlier this week I created my first meal plan for my Pre-Years Resolution challenge. I set it up to be Paleo+Clean Eating with no added sugars. (Here’s the recap.) Read more
Workout girl stretching
November 13, 2017

7 Ways to Find Free Workouts Near Me: A Guide to Get Active for Cheap

If you’re a regular runner or stream workout videos on YouTube, you already know that you can get a good workout in without paying a dime. But sometimes it’s cold or rainy or you just need a coach’s motivating words to get yourself in gear. Read more
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November 12, 2017

Christina's Pre-Years Resolution: Day 1

10 years ago Christina Bognet, founder and CEO of PlateJoy, lost 50 pounds. Learn about her experience trying to keep it off and manage her weight and health goals. Read more
Coconut shortbread cookies
October 30, 2017

What's the Best Artificial Sweetener? Your Guide to Alternative Sugars

If you’ve ever binged on a box of cookies or a big bag of Halloween candy, you already know that our off-switch for sweet things is particularly weak. Turns out there’s a biological reason behind our binging: To our cave people ancestors, sugar indicated high-nutrient, high-energy foods, providing easy-to-use energy to speed up our flight from a lynx or prolong our hours of hunting and gathering.   Read more
Black bean and feta-burrito
October 23, 2017

One Recipe, Many Ways: Cooking for Different Dietary Needs

Mom eats fish. Dad eats red meat. Kelly will eat dairy and eggs, but no meat or fish. Ryan is vegan. Jasper eats everything. Read more
Chocolate hazelnut truffle squares
October 16, 2017

Halloween Without Candy: How to Have a Sugar-Free Holiday

Between parties, costume parades and a night of trick-or-treating, a sugar overload seems almost inevitable around Halloween. While your kids may welcome the excuse to go treat-crazy for a couple of weeks, if you’re considering the impact of your diet on your health, it’s a great time to have a chat about sugar, its effects and how we can indulge without making ourselves unwell. Read more
September 05, 2017

5 Benefits of Fitness Trackers

Fitness trackers can help you track and achieve your health goals. Read more about the benefits of fitness trackers. Read more
August 28, 2017

7 Benefits of Meditation on the Brain and Body

There is scientific evidence showing meditation has positive effects on your brain and body. Read more about the benefits of meditation today! Read more
Yogurt and berry breakfast tarts with granola
August 21, 2017

How to Be a Sugar Detective: Finding Hidden Sugar in Foods

According to the US Department of Health, added sugars make up about 13% of the average American’s diet each day. This works out to about 270 calories, or roughly half a meal of added sugar alone! Read more
August 07, 2017

How Sleep Affects Your Health (And Why You Need Enough of it)

Sleep is critical to your overall health. Learn how not getting enough sleep can affect your health. Read more
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July 10, 2017

How to Create an Outdoor Kitchen Feel

Our guest post today is from Havenly, which pairs you with interior designers and decorators that match your unique space + style. Read on for ways to create your own summer outdoor kitchen!  Read more
Summer recipe contest 2017
July 07, 2017

Our Top Dishes for Summer: PlateJoy Recipe Contest Winners

The votes are in: We're excited to announce the winners of this year's PlateJoy summer recipe contest! Read more
July 03, 2017

Eating Out During Whole30: Hack the Menu

Eating out while on the Whole30 diet is possible! Read our tips and hacks on how to dine out while on Whole30. Read more
June 26, 2017

Eliminating Sugar from Diet: Hack the Menu

Cutting down on sugar consumption can be difficult, especially when eating out. Read our helpful no-sugar restaurant meal hacks and tips! Read more
Pan-fried scallops with horseradish cream and arugula
June 19, 2017

Eating Out on a Keto Diet: Hack the Menu

You’ve made the swap to a ketogenic diet. You’ve upped your intake of high-fat, high-protein options and swapped out carbohydrates and starches for tons of low-carb, nutrient-dense veggies. You’re a pro at making keto work at home, but what about out in the world? Read more
Crunchy chicken tenders with yogurt dip and green beans
June 10, 2017

Eating Out on a Low FODMAP Diet: Hack the Menu

Eating out on a Low FODMAP diet can feel like you're navigating an invisible maze. FODMAP-containing foods are those which are made up of molecules of saccharides, a type of sugar, and are in many of the foods we eat. These sugars can be poorly digested and can contribute to symptoms of IBS. If you have a lactose intolerance or find yourself bloated and uncomfortable after you eat stone fruit, you may have trouble with FODMAPS. Read more
Breakfast bento with chicken sausage, egg and avocado
May 08, 2017

Low FODMAP Reintroduction Plan: How and Why to Add Foods Back

If you’re having digestive trouble (like bloating, constipation and abdominal pain), you might have considered a low FODMAP diet. So it can be a bit confusing to hear that one of the reasons to try reintroducing FODMAPS is to improve digestion. Read more
Macadamia almond cake
May 01, 2017

6 Most Common Food Allergies (and What to Substitute)

An estimated 15 million people live with food allergies in the US—that’s 15 million people who are hyper-conscious of what comes into their mouths (and what has come in contact with that food before they eat it). Read more
Whole wheat waffles with blueberries and walnuts
April 24, 2017

Seasonal Snapshot: What Is in Season in May

Ah, spring—finally time for sun, blue sky and ... superfoods? Read more
April 11, 2017

Intro to Intermittent Fasting: What the Science Says

Intermittent fasting limits how much and when you eat. Learn more about intermittent fasting and the science behind it. Read more
Kids helping in the kitchen
April 03, 2017

How to Feed Picky Eaters: 3 Experts Debunk the Myths

At some point or another, most kids are picky. They are looking to assert some control in their tiny world where the big people put them in car seats, choose their clothes and create their schedule. Read more
Buffalo chicken tacos
March 13, 2017

Low FODMAP Brands: How to Buy Everything from Broth to Pasta Sauce

Knowing what’s going into your body and reading ingredient labels are always good ideas, particularly if you have a food allergy or intolerance. If you’re one of the 45 million people who are sensitive to carbohydrates, being aware of what’s in your food can mean the difference between a happy eating experience and digestive chaos. Read more
Maple-bacon breakfast sausage with fried egg
March 06, 2017

What to Know Before Starting a Low FODMAP Diet Plan

If you suffer from some post-meal tummy trouble (bloating, constipation, gas or abdominal pain) after eating a plant-heavy meal, a Low FODMAP diet plan might be the solution. Hold on, you say. What’s a FODMAP? FODMAP is an acronym for the group of saccharide-containing molecules that can be poorly digested. The acronym stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides (fructans, galacto oligosaccharides), Disaccharides (lactose), Monosaccharides (fructose) and Polyols (artificial sweeteners). Read more
February 27, 2017

8 Tips to Stay on Track with Weight Loss

Stay on track with your weight loss journey with these simple and motivating tips! Learn how to stay committed to your health goals. Read more
Lentil and tomato soup
January 31, 2017

A Whole30 Reintroduction Plan: How to Add Back New Foods

At the end of the Whole30 protocol, you might know that there is a period of reintroduction. (In fact, you may have been looking forward to it since you began Whole30!) You’ve spent a significant amount of time avoiding sugar, dairy, grains, legumes, alcohol and processed foods: surely the reintroduction will be the best part. Read more
Rick and Julia cooking in the kitchen
November 28, 2016

Simplify the Cooking Clean-Up: 6 Kitchen Cleaning Tips to Save Time

You’ve crafted a beautiful meal packed with delicious ingredients. You’ve plated, served and enjoyed your creation. You feel satisfied and – admittedly – quite proud of yourself. Read more
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November 01, 2016

Know Your Keto: A Q&A with Dr. Colin Champ

PlateJoy founder Christina Bognet caught up with Dr. Champ to ask some of PlateJoy customers' most common questions about the ketogenic diet, which has gained popularity this year for weight loss, maintenance and cancer care. Read more
PJ Cobb salad protein
September 12, 2016

How to Eat Enough Protein: 5 Quick Protein Sources

The human body is a pretty amazing thing: It naturally produces many of the proteins we need to form the tissues that keep us thriving – so why do we need to worry about how to eat enough protein? Read more
Quick Thai red curry beef with cauliflower rice
September 06, 2016

Cooking for Athletes: How to Fuel Your Body for Exercise

Learn about eating for athletic performance from renowned chef, Anja Lee. She discusses the types of food you need to eat to improve your performace, as well as tips to make you feel and compete better. Read more
Soft tacos with cabbage and mushroom saute
August 22, 2016

Sodium Swaps: What to Avoid in Low Sodium Diet Recipes

Sodium is found in nearly every food we consume. It’s naturally occurring in many plants and is added to nearly every packaged or processed food as a preservative or flavor enhancer. Read more
Southwestern squash salad
July 18, 2016

How to Start a Healthy Eating Challenge at Work

Healthy eating can be infinitely harder when the people around you aren’t in a similar mindset. It’s much harder to say no to the cookies in the kitchen – even if you don’t really want them – when everyone around you is partaking. Read more
Peach pizza seasonal recipe July
June 27, 2016

Seasonal Snapshot: What Is in Season in July

Eating in line with the seasons is not only great for your body and the planet, it’s also a terrific tool for the budget-conscious home cook. If you’re looking for some seasonal cooking inspiration—and happen to live in the US, Canada or elsewhere in the Northern Hemisphere—here’s a little peek at what is in season in July. Read more
Roasted vegetable stack with lemon hummus
June 13, 2016

5 Surprising Benefits of Going Vegan

Not one diet works for everyone. Our nutritional needs differ based on our genetics, our environment, our lifestyle, the demands of our jobs and hobbies, our age and other underlying health concerns. Read more
Tofu tostada
May 16, 2016

Plant Power: Tips for Starting Your Vegetarian Diet

Learn the essential tips needed to start a healthy vegetarian diet. We go over how much protein you need on a vegetarian diet, what type of foods you should eat, and how to truely enjoy the food you eat on a plant-based diet. Read more
January 02, 2016

Seasonal Snapshot: What Is in Season in January

Looking for some seasonal cooking inspiration? If you’re in the US, Canada or elsewhere in the Northern Hemisphere, here's our snapshot of what is in season in January! Read more
November 04, 2015

Superfood Alert: What Are Chia Seeds?

Have you met the next big superfood? Chia seeds are slated to hit $1 billion in sales in the next 5 years ... but when you first hear the name, your first thought might be "chia pet" rather than "chow down." Read more
March 18, 2015

Refuel Paleo-Style: Esther Blum's Post-Workout Shake

What's the best way to refuel after a workout? Nutritionist Esther Blum has has helped her clients get gorgeous and strong by reinstating the simple, high-protein, low-carb diet that our bodies naturally crave. Now meals from her book Cave Women Don't Get Fat are available on PlateJoy, from protein-packed breakfasts to healthy Paleo snacks to fuel an active lifestyle throughout the day.  Read more
November 05, 2014

Read the Blog, Eat the Meals: The Clothes Make the Girl

After a lifetime of yo-yo dieting and seeing food as the enemy, Melissa found the Paleo diet in 2009 and has been happily following it ever since. Her blog, The Clothes Make the Girl, chronicles her triumphs and failures in the gym, in everyday life ... and my favorites, in the kitchen. Read more
Two glass containers filled with meal prep of chicken, mixed nuts, and assorted vegetables.
July 12, 2014

What Is the Paleo Diet?

Thinking about trying the Paleo Diet? Learn about this low carbohydrate meal plan that is high in protein and healthy fats. Read more

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