• Healthy

    Health Benefits of Coconut Water

    Coconut water may be the new “it” beverage, but is it really better for you than regular water? Numerous health claims are helping launch coconut water as the “It” drink for health, aging, and exercise. But the big question: does it deliver? Not exactly. While the liquid extracted from young (green) coconuts does sport less sugar than fruit juice, it’s no superfood. Here’s a quick recap of what to expect from this tropical newcomer. Sports Drink. Yes. For the prolonged exerciser who needs to replace some of the sodium lost in sweat, coconut water is too low in sodium to be of much help. But for the average Joe or…

  • Healthy

    16 High-Fiber Breakfasts | MyRecipes

    1 of 17 Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Kira Corbin Sausage, Gravy, and Egg Breakfast Sandwiches Sausage, Gravy, and Egg Breakfast Sandwiches RecipeFor the most important meal of the day, this satisfying and filling sandwich provides a fiber and protein packed punch that will rival what you get at the drive-through. Freezing the gravy in ice-cube trays makes portioning easy. For freezing and heating instructions, see below. Advertisement 2 of 17 Iain Bagwell; Dan Becker Cran-Berry Green-Tea Smoothie Cran-Berry Green-Tea Smoothie RecipeSmoothies are a quick and satisfying solution for anyone looking for a healthy breakfast on the run. Frozen fruit, green tea, soy milk, a little sweetness and a whir of…

  • Healthy

    Gluten-Free Holiday Appetizers and Desserts

    1 of 60 Photo: Melina Hammer; Styling: Vanessa Rocchio Coconut, Macadamia, and Chocolate Bark Coconut, Macadamia, and Chocolate Bark RecipeBittersweet chocolate morsels and creamy white chocolate morsels combine with crunchy dry roasted hazelnuts and toasted coconut for an incredibly easy and fast gluten-free candy the whole crowd will love. Advertisement 2 of 60 Photo: Alex Farnum Chocolate Orange Cookie Cups Chocolate Orange Cookie Cups RecipeThese flourless cookie bites from Sunset reader Jennifer Loganathan, of Colden, NY, are a delicious cross between a brownie and a soft cookie—the orange zest adds a bit of contrast. 3 of 60 Photo: Romulo Yanes; Styling: Paige Hicks Almond Brittle Almond Brittle RecipeNo flour is…

  • Quick & Easy

    Easy Family Dinners | MyRecipes

    Baby-Back Ribs RecipeMake a simple rub from sugar, chili powder, mustard, and thyme leaves, and coat the baby-back ribs before cooking for an hour and a half. These taste great hot off the grill or fresh from the oven, so take your pick. Get them cooking, then go enjoy some time to yourself before dinner. Pair with instant macaroni and cheese for a filling, comfort-style dinner. Source link

  • Quick & Easy

    Easy Fall Side Dishes | MyRecipes

    1 of 58 Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Kay Clarke Cheesy Sorghum and Shaved Squash Pilaf Cheesy Sorghum and Shaved Squash Pilaf Recipe Long, slender ribbons of butternut squash make for a beautiful and unusual presentation; just be gentle when stirring so you don’t break all those gorgeous pieces. Try to grab a squash with a long neck–that straight surface works best for ribboning. If you can’t find sorghum, you can use farro. Advertisement 2 of 58 Photographer: Greg Dupree; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Torie Cox  Tangy Potato-Green Bean Salad Tangy Potato-Green Bean Salad RecipeHold the mayo. Replace the usual creamy potato salad dressing with this lively lemon-dill vinaigrette.…

  • Quick & Easy

    Quick Pork Chop Recipes For Superfast Dinners

    1 of 26 Photo: Romulo Yanes; Styling: Megan Hedgpeth Pork Loin Chops with Apple and Shallot Advertisement 2 of 26 Photo: Greg Dupree; Styling: Claire Spollen Breaded Pork Cutlets with Root Veg Mash and Sage Gravy 3 of 26 Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen Pork Chops with Fennel, Orange, and Olive Salad Advertisement 4 of 26 Photo: Beau Gustafson; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke Pork Chops with Country Gravy Pork Chops with Country Gravy RecipeDive into a home-style dish of quintessential comfort food. Pair with instant mashed potatoes and lima beans to round out the Southern dish. Use the tips for making gravy and use the techniques in other similar…