Health & Diet

My Favorite Healthy Recipes: Lauren from Mendham, New Jersey — My Healthy Recipes

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Welcome to Kitchn's new series My Favorite Healthy Recipes, where we show you how real people around the country (and even world) eat "healthy," however they choose to define that for themselves. Maybe you'll even find a few recipes to add to your own meal plan.

Name: Lauren Kretzer
Location: Mendham, New Jersey
Age: 36
Occupation: Stay-at-home mom and part-time recipe developer and private chef
Number of people in household: 3

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My Healthy Morning: Colu Henry — My Healthy Morning

Welcome to Kitchn's new series My Healthy Morning, where we show you how one person greets the day in a way that makes them feel their best. Each post will chronicle how that person defines healthy for themselves, and the habits and recipes that make their morning a little bit better.

Writer and cookbook author Colu Henry lives in Hudson, New York, with her husband, Chad, and their dog, Joshie. She is the author of the recently released Back Pocket Pasta, which is all about making delicious and sophisticated pasta recipes on the fly (and who doesn't want that?). As the former Director of Special Projects at Bon Appétit and current co-owner of Otto's Market in Germantown, Colu has made a career out of food, which is why we were hungry to get a peek into how she does breakfast. Read all about how Colu's morning routine in this week's My Healthy Morning post.

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My Favorite Healthy Recipes: Mary from Toronto, Canada — My Healthy Recipes

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Welcome to Kitchn's new series My Favorite Healthy Recipes, where we show you how real people around the country (and even world) eat "healthy," however they choose to define that for themselves. Maybe you'll even find a few recipes to add to your own meal plan.

Name: Mary Frances Ellison
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Age: 55
Occupation: Administration at the University of Toronto
Number of people in household: Four of us (two adults and two teenagers: son, age 19 and daughter, age 16)

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My Favorite Healthy Recipes: Sonya from Sydney, Australia — My Healthy Recipes

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Welcome to Kitchn's new series My Favorite Healthy Recipes, where we show you how real people around the country (and even world) eat "healthy," however they choose to define that for themselves. Maybe you'll even find a few recipes to add to your own meal plan.

Name: Sonya Gellert
Location: Sydney, Australia
Age: 29
Occupation: Editor and writer
Number of people in household: Family of two (husband and myself).

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Artificial Sweeteners Might Not Do What You Think, Review Finds — Wellness News

In theory, artificial sweeteners offer consumers the promise of sweet without the extra calories. In the U.S., a quarter of children and 41 percent of adults report eating artificial sweeteners like aspartame, sucralose and stevia. But a scientific review of 37 studies on non-nutritive sweeteners, published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that there is no evidence to suggest sweeteners help in weight management.

"We were really interested in the everyday person who is consuming these products not to lose weight, but because they think it's the healthier choice, for many years on end," Meghan Azad, lead author of the review and an assistant professor in the department of pediatrics and child health at the University of Manitoba in Canada, tells NPR.

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My One Trick for Saving Money (and Shopping Healthfully) at the Grocery Store — The Financial Diet

Welcome to a column from The Financial Diet, one of our very favorite sites, dedicated to money and everything it touches. One of the best ways to take charge of your financial life is through food and cooking. This column from TFD founders Chelsea Fagan and Lauren Ver Hage will help you be better with money, thanks to the kitchen. A version of this post originally appeared on The Financial Diet.

I've been trying to get better about how I grocery shop for a while now, and although I know the eventual solution will probably be "order a lot of my stuff online and make store trips only occasionally," for some reason I'm just not doing it yet. The truth is, because I work at home a lot, going to the store is often a good opportunity for me to get out of the house and have something to do. Yes, I walk the pup, but that is only so much entertainment and it's good to have something productive to tack onto my trips.

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