A strenuous postwork gym session is sometimes a must when trying to fit a workout into a 9-to-5 schedule. One of the biggest problems? Arriving home late and having to figure out what’s for dinner. Instead of grabbing whatever is in sight or ordering takeout on the way home, a little planning – and a lot of protein – will go a long way. RelatedNo Gym, No Problem! This Circuit Workout Uses Just Your Body Bean Burger Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Jenny Sugar A riff on a traditional veggie burger, this bean-and-grain-based spicy chickpea, barley, and quinoa burger offers over 16 grams of protein. This recipe is easy to prepare; just make sure you have all these grains cooked[…]

We are big fans of chia over here. The powerful little seeds are basically a wonder to behold: something so innocuous and small contains so much protein, fiber, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and iron. They’ve also got serotonin-releasing tryptophan, and they’re high in omega-3 fatty acids. Amazing, right? A common question, however, is: “How do you use chia seeds?” We hear ya. If you’re new to the chia game, you’re probably thinking, “But what the heck do I even do with these?” We’ve got plenty of options for you to take your nutrition to the next level with this powerful superfood. Your brain and body will thank you. As a Pudding. First things first, we love us some chia pudding at[…]

Meghan Markle is one healthy eater. During a recent interview with Good Housekeeping, the 35-year-old actress and current girlfriend of Prince Harry shared her five refrigerator must haves, and we’re pleasantly surprised. In addition to hummus, almond milk, green juice, and carrots (“Because I love them and so does my dog, Bogart, strangely.”), Markle also revealed her love for chia seed pudding. The Suits actress even confessed to making the dessert “every single week.” Fun fact: chia seed pudding is actually low in calories and will leave you feeling full after, so it makes sense why Meghan Markle is a fan of the yummy dessert that we often eat for breakfast. If you want to try out chia seed pudding[…]

We want to eat better and live healthier, but we rarely want to compromise on flavor – right? Fortunately, we’ve picked some of our favorite (and your favorite!) recipes from POPSUGAR Fitness that provide great nutritional benefits without sacrificing taste. These delicious breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and desserts will fit so well into your diet, you’ll forget you’re eating healthy . . . and your family and guests will too! Dig into cheesy pasta, creamy chocolaty desserts, rich and indulgent baked goods, and smoothies that taste like milkshakes. Eating clean and living a healthier life has never been so simple (and delicious). Related200+ Healthy Recipes For Every Meal of the Day

Snack time isn’t just for 3-year-olds! Because it can satiate hunger between meals to prevent overeating and help you lose weight, it’s great for adults, too! But if you snack the wrong way, it could make you gain weight, so follow these three rules. It’s not a mini-meal: Aim to eat a snack that’s around 150 calories or less. This should be a little something to tide you over until your next meal and shouldn’t leave you feeling full. Here are 150-calorie snack ideas from savory to sweet, whatever you’re craving. Two is the magic number: What you eat is just as important as how much. Obviously candy bars, cookies, and chips aren’t the healthiest options, but when choosing a[…]

How to Meal Prep | POPSUGAR Fitness Skip Nav Subscribe to the Must Have Box Set Yourself Up For Weight-Loss Success: 20+ Ways to Meal Prep Daylight Saving Time How “Springing Forward” Affects Sleep Healthy Eating Tips A Step-by-Step Guide on the Best Ways to Cook Tofu Summer The 25 Best Exercises to Tone Your Abs (and None of Them Are Crunches) Photo 1 of 5   ← Use Arrows Keys → 1 Set Yourself Up For Weight-Loss Success: 20+ Ways to Meal Prep Sunday is definitely not a day of rest in my house. It’s the day I plan out meals for the week, hit the grocery store, and prep food ahead of time. It takes probably three hours or[…]

3/11/173/11/17 In case you missed it, the fitness world was stunned upon hearing the news that The Biggest Loser‘s Bob Harper had a massive heart attack at a New York City gym last month, leaving him unconscious for days. Bob is on the mend, healing up at home, and getting back on track under medical supervision. He’s also making some changes to his diet, according to his Instagram. He noted in his caption that his doctors have suggested he eat a Mediterranean-style diet, and we can certainly understand why! The Mediterranean diet has been recently proven by Harvard researchers to be the best diet for weight loss, and while Bob certainly doesn’t need to lose weight, this plant-heavy diet (read:[…]

3/10/173/10/17 There’s tons of information out there on how to prevent a cold, but once you’ve got one, it feels impossible to treat it, right? While there’s no “cure” or fix for a cold, there are things you can do to heal more quickly, alleviate symptoms, and keep your body functioning as best it can. Pick any combination of these 12 tips (or try them all!) to get yourself back to healthy and happy. Sleep. The best way to heal? Get some rest. Take time off work (please — don’t get everyone else sick!) for yourself and others. Cancel plans, sleep as much as possible, and then do the rest of these things to alleviate your symptoms. Drink tea and[…]

Kale. So hot, right? Wait . . . is kale still cool? Is it still the food that everyone’s obsessed with? It kind of seems like it. But is it warranted? In some ways, absolutely. It’s nutritionally dense, and when prepared correctly (note to salad shops: MASSAGE your damn kale!), it can be delicious. But sometimes it’s just a mouthful and, honestly, pretty hard on your jaw. Have you ever eaten a kale salad and felt like you were chewing for 87 years? Us too. Let’s look at a green that is much easier on the jaw muscles and often a bit kinder on the palate: spinach. Just as nutritious, just as juice-able, just as versatile. Is a kale salad[…]

3/08/173/08/17 I think we can all agree that we need better salad dressing recipes in our lives. If the thought of raw lettuce makes you shrivel, allow me to introduce this pomegranate vinaigrette recipe, a dressing that sugarcoats bitter leafy greens into straight-up candy. OK, that may be a slight exaggeration, but I can assure you your salad will be the first thing you’ll wipe clean from your plate if the leaves are tossed in this sweet, tart dressing. It is the best effing salad dressing I have ever made. Do I have your attention yet? I accidentally discovered this salad dressing when making this chickpea flour frittata. Sure, the ingredients for the dressing sounded and smelled awesome, but once[…]