If you have an Amazon Prime account, it’s high time you make the most of your money. And while “making the most of your money” might mean getting cute and cheap activewear or affordable sneakers, it also means stocking up on healthy grocery staples so you don’t even have to go to the grocery store. These shelf-stable, versatile, always-necessary items are ideal for your healthier lifestyle and cooking, and you’ll never NOT need them. From coconut oil to cook with (and literally cover your body with) to quinoa and oats, you’ll want these items on hand, and Amazon Prime will make that easier for you. RelatedEat Clean in the New Year (For Cheap!) With 9 Budgeting Hacks Chia Seeds: Chia[…]

Carrie Underwood takes multihyphenate to a new level. Not only is she a country music superstar and creator of Calia by Carrie Underwood, but she is also, in her own words, “Your busy mom, friend, and wife, just trying to fit it all in.” We sat down with Carrie to find how she stays so fit as a busy mom. POPSUGAR: What exercises do you squeeze in on your busiest day? Carrie Underwood: If I have 30 minutes, either I’m going to go for a run or do a few rounds of Tabata. That’s my go-to if it’s a quick something or other. PS: What moves do you love for Tabata? CU: The basics like squats, curls, push-ups, shoulder presses.[…]

Crunchy on the outside. Soft and chewy on the inside. We apologize, but you probably won’t be able to stop reaching for these salted peanut protein balls. It’s OK, because at just 61 calories per ball, these treats make a great snack before or after a workout. Each ball offers 2.4 grams of protein and 1.1 grams of fiber, and because they’re portable, you can pack some along for long bike rides or hikes for a quick pick-me-up. You’ll love that they’re made with just four ingredients – not 10 or more, like many of the protein bars you find at the store. The chickpeas and peanuts are the source of protein, which is perfect if you’re not a fan[…]

Rolled oats sound healthier for you than quick oats because they’re less processed, right? So if steel-cut oats are even less processed than rolled oats, they’re the healthiest of them all, right? If you’re not even sure what the different types of oats are, the explanation below should clear things up. To shed some light about which oats are better for you, check out the chart comparison below. Steel-cut oats Old-fashioned (rolled) oats Quick oats Description Also called Irish or Scotch oats, these are cut, not rolled. They look like chopped-up rice, take the longest to cook, and have a slightly chewy consistency. Sometimes called rolled oats, these look like flat little ovals. When processing these oats, the kernels are[…]

If you are what you eat, it’s time dig into a bowl of this unicorn ice cream. It’s colorful. It’s delicious. It’s the perfect frozen treat. Plus it’s dairy-free and you don’t need an ice cream maker to create this nice cream. Vegan Unicorn Nice Cream By Mona Zavosh Notes *If you cannot find pureed frozen fruit in your local market, process partially thawed frozen fruit in your blender for several minutes until you have a very smooth mixture. Ingredients Pink: 1 cup coconut whipped topping 1 tablespoon strawberry puree* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Blue/Green: 1 cup coconut whipped topping 1/8 teaspoon spirulina blue-green algae Yellow: 1 cup coconut whipped topping 3 tablespoons mango puree 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Purple:[…]

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[…]

A chocolate mousse adds a touch of class to any home-cooked meal, and if you are dairy-free, this coconut cream version is worthy stand-in for the classic. Before adding the cocoa, separate some of the whipped coconut cream to top your mousse for a two-toned, sweeter presentation. If you can’t get enough of whipped coconut cream, check out these vegan recipes for strawberry coconut cream parfait and banana coconut ice cream. Vegan Chocolate Coconut Mousse From Leta Shy, POPSUGAR Fitness Notes To whip coconut cream, you’ll need one can of chilled coconut milk, a few teaspoons of your favorite sweetener (like powdered sugar), and a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Learn how to whip coconut cream here. Ingredients 1 can coconut[…]

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