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Meal Planning for Arthritis: What to Eat, What to Avoid

Meal Planning for Arthritis: What to Eat, What to Avoid

We all know that you eat can affect how you feel, but this principle is amplified for those with arthritis. In its many forms, arthritis causes uncomfortable inflammation of the joints. Certain inflammatory foods can increase this pain, whereas others are known to soothe it. […]

How to Make an Exercise Routine in a Hotel Room

How to Make an Exercise Routine in a Hotel Room

It’s hard to maintain good exercise 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. But you don’t have to give up exercise when […]

Recipe of the Week: Almond Butter Fudge

Recipe of the Week: Almond Butter Fudge

Sometimes, late on a weeknight, I get an overwhelming urge to make dessert. There’s something so satisfying about, at the end of an hour, having a physical product to show for your work (plus making the entire house smell delicious in the process). But there’s a problem: Now I have 2 dozen cookies and no one else is around to eat them but me.

I needed a dessert without the guilt, and this is it. It’s perfect for impulsive weeknight cooking: It only has three ingredients (so there’s no last-minute runs to the store) and only 1 tsp of sugar per serving. Plus: it’s fudge. Not only will you not need to share, you probably won’t want to.

1 cup almond butter
1/4 cup coconut oil
3 tbsp maple syrup

  1. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper. Place almond butter n a large bowl.
  2. In a saucepan over low heat, combine coconut oil, maple syrup and a pinch of salt. Heat until oil is melted, stirring, then pour over almond butter slowly, stirring constantly, until smooth.
  3. Pour mixture into prepared pan and smooth into an even layer. Freeze 1 hour.
  4. Cut fudge into 16 squares. Enjoy 2 pieces per serving. Store leftovers in the freezer for future snacking.
Your Menu for a Low Carb, Low Sugar Cinco de Mayo

Your Menu for a Low Carb, Low Sugar Cinco de Mayo

Looking to enjoy a fun Cinco de Mayo party with friends but worried about watching your carbs and sugars? You’re not alone. It seems like most Mexican favorites rely on carb-filled tortillas, chips, or rice: nachos, tacos, burritos, fajitas, Mexican rice. Desserts like tres leches […]

How to Conquer a Weight Loss Plateau

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 […]