3/15/19 Newsletter: Healthiest Indulgent Foods
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Indulgent and healthy? Yes and yes!
1. Wildcard: 21 Oh-So-Indulgent Eats That Are Surprisingly Healthy For You
Give in to temptation (but stay on track) with healthified versions of your favorite decadent eats. Smoky baked wedge fries are the perfect comfort food snack without all the oil. And Sriracha cauliflower poppers are like your favorite boneless wings — just lighter and packed with nutrients! Check out our other light bites that give major #cheatday vibes. [Swirled]
2. Workout Of The Week: Body-Burning Burpees
Few plyometric — AKA jumping-based — exercises are as effective as burpees. Plus, we know how much you love them. (Hehe.) Need a refresher? Start in a high plank position, and then complete a push-up, jump your feet up toward your hands, stand, jump with your arms above your head, bring your hands back down to the floor in front of you and jump your feet back to the initial high plank position. Challenge yourself to see how many you can crank out with perfect form in 30 seconds. [Swirled]
3. What To Watch: “Three Identical Strangers”
Seriously, this story is stranger than fiction — and it’s all true. Twin brothers separated at birth found each other by attending the same college, and then they find their third identical brother. Although they grew up with very different families, they learn how insanely similar they are. As they look into their adoption stories, the boys and their families discover some secrets that are nothing short of mind-blowing. [Amazon]
4. What to Read: “How to Take Awesome Food Photos” by Helen Rosner
Food writer Helen Rosner made a totally free Google presentation that goes through every detail you’re ever going to need to know to make your food photos look like they should be published in a magazine. Time to upgrade your Insta game! [Helen Rosner]
5. What To Listen To: The Trader Joe’s Podcast
If you need another reason to love TJ’s, the company started a podcast and it’s just as wildly entertaining as your local store. Imagine navigating a guided tour down each of the uniquely amazing aisles of Trader Joe’s where you can talk as much as you want about your love for cauliflower gnocchi. (We know — livin’ the dream.) We suggest listening while munching on some Joe-Joe’s for the ultimate TJ’s experience. [Trader Joe’s]
6. Up Your Game: MyComputerCareer
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7. R&R: Coconut Oil Hair Mask
The best treatment for your tresses comes straight from the tropics — a coconut oil mask. To reap all the benefits, wash and brush your hair first, and then gently massage the oil through the length of your hair, avoiding your scalp if you tend to have oily hair. Wrap your hair overnight and rinse out in the morning. Boom — instant shine! [Swirled]
8. What To Eat: Bailey’s Irish Cream Puppy Chow
Since Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day, you need a yummy, themed treat to enjoy alongside all of that green beer. And Bailey’s Irish Cream Puppy Chow is one of the easiest snacks to whip up for you and your crew. The no-bake recipe uses just six sweet ingredients: Rice Chex Cereal, white chocolate candy melts, green candy melts, Bailey’s Irish Cream, powdered sugar and chocolate chips. Grab a handful and get ready to celebrate the luck of the Irish! [Swirled]
9. Dream Destination: Chicago, Illinois
The biggest St. Patrick’s Day festivities and parades don’t even take place in Ireland — we host them right here in the United States. So if you’re looking for a new place to celebrate Irish culture, check out Chicago, Illinois, the top destination in the country for the holiday. The Windy City is full of festive vibes as the Chicago River is magically colored a vibrant shade of green, and the parades are truly in a league of their own. [WalletHub]
10. Life Hack Of The Day: Airplane Edition
If you’re feeling anxious during plane turbulence, write out your name with your non-dominant hand to take your mind off of the bumpiness.
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