Pudding made in a blender? You better believe it. Here's a milk-chocolate pudding recipe from chef Matthew Kenny that is raw, easy to make, and full of healthy fats. And it is so very tasty! How does he make this dish so flavorful without dairy, eggs, or cooking? Watch this video to learn his secrets, and then whip up your own batch at home.
Relaxing during the holidays is exactly what you should be doing to de-stress after a hectic month, but that doesn't mean you have to stake a 24-hour claim on the couch. Here are five ways to get more bang for your buck and burn 100 calories in 10 minutes, so you can get on with the relaxing without the guilt.
- Jump for it: Grab your jump rope, set your watch, and go; 10 minutes of jump roping burns 98 calories.
- Run a mile: Need to get away? Lace up your sneaks and go for a mile-long run; running at a six-miles-per-hour pace burns 98 calories.
- Go for a ride: If you're lucky enough to live somewhere where the roads aren't icy, go for a brisk bike ride; cycling at a pace of 14 to 16 miles per hour will burn 104 calories in 10 minutes.
- Home gym: That elliptical you bought last January gathering dust? Hop on for 10 minutes and burn 112 calories.
- High-impact aerobics: A vigorous 10-minute cardio and strength-training workout will burn 104 calories. Try one of our 10-minute Class FitSugar sessions, which use little or no equipment, like this 10-minute full-body Victoria's Secret workout, this high-energy bootcamp workout, or this 10-minute metabolism-boosting workout with weights.
*Calorie counts are based on a 130-pound woman.
Who isn't a sucker for holiday cocktails? Warm, spicy, sweet, and creamy is kind of everyone's thing. Unfortunately, all the spin classes in the world are not going to save you from a daily eggnog habit this season. Luckily there's a healthy alternative to just about every holiday cocktail that normally spells disaster for a healthy diet. Keep reading to see which traditional holiday cocktails are the worst offenders — and what their healthy counterparts are.
Editor's note: The following is a guest post written by Annabel Karmel, the British children's chef and kiddie cookbook author. This week Annabel shares her favorite recipes for kids to make and eat throughout the holiday season.
The traditional foods that are served on Christmas day can sometimes be too much for your little ones with all the rich meat and stuffing. To avoid tears or upset tummies, here are a few Christmas alternatives that are sure to be popular with the wee crowd. Most of these can be made in advance so you can avoid adding another meal to your long list of dishes!
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas, and that there are no disasters in the kitchen!
After all the excitement from a morning of gifts galore, settle down and begin Christmas day with a new tradition of serving up a memorable holiday breakfast. Entice your family and friends with a combination of sweet and savory dishes like eggs Benedict, a fresh fruit salad, and ooey-gooey cinnamon rolls. Of course, caffeine is a must, so don't forget about a bold brew with a Baileys kick. No need to wait until dinner to enjoy a memorable holiday meal: try our menu and get the celebration started early.
Coffee With Baileys Hazelnut
Get the morning started sipping on some caffeine with a kick. A mug of coffee splashed with Baileys With a Hint of Hazelnut almost tastes like warm Nutella. The nutty flavor combines effortlessly with the chocolate and will surely get your morning off to a cozy, festive start.
Ginger Pear Corn Muffins
Kick-start breakfast with the sweet, savory flavor and hearty texture of ginger pear corn muffins. Using seasonal fruit, spices, and candied ginger is a festive twist on what would be considered a rather traditional muffin. Plus, leftovers — if there are any — make a great snack.
Winter Fruit Salad
A lighter option in perspective to the rest of this bountiful menu, a Winter fruit salad adds fresh flavors that hold their own among the pastries and spiked coffee. Combining fruits like pomegranate, orange, and kiwi is a no-fail touch.
Since it's a special occasion, get fancy with your eggs by serving up eggs Benedict. There are several variations to this dish, so before you get started poaching your own eggs, consider adding your own twist to this American classic with spinach or smoked salmon.
Finish off what may just be the breakfast of the year with homemade cinnamon rolls. Following these steps, you can unroll infinite layers of buttery dough. If you only have time to make one thing on this menu, this recipe is it.
By now, you've probably already attended a handful of holiday soirees, but we still have some big events yet to come. Even if you know what (or whom) you're bringing to each one, what you're going to wear might be a different story. How you dress to your family dinner is probably much different than what you'll don at your New Year's Eve party.
Take today to start planning your outfits so you have one less thing to worry about when the special occasion hits. Chances are you can put a look together based on what's already in your closet, but with some foresight, you'll know what's clean and pressed for Christmas Day and if you need to pick up any extra accessories, like tights or a statement necklace, to ring in the New Year.
Are you a spice lover? Well if you are, we've rounded up some of our favorite recipes filled with sugar, spice, and everything nice. Cold weather is perfect for indulging in some exotic and flavorful meals. We've included breakfast dishes like cinnamon rolls as well as sweet, seasonal gingerbread cookies!
Cranberry Gingerbread Cake
Matcha Shortbread Cookies
Salted Chai Caramels
When a holiday comes around, it's nice to have more free time to catch up on your to-do list, including the ones that have to do with fitness. Workouts can be more about doing something you enjoy than just about getting it done, and you still have time to hang out with friends and family or go grocery shopping.
But preparing for Christmas comes with its own set of to-dos. Between baking, present-wrapping, and merry-making, it can be hard to fit in time for a workout. And since Christmas is a day for spending time with friends and family, a workout may not be in the agenda on the actual holiday. Even if you don't celebrate Christmas, your workout can be affected by closed gyms or disrupted schedules.
So this Christmas, tell us: will you be working out, or are you taking a holiday from your routine?
For 12 days, we shared holiday-friendly geek tips to get you through the most wonderful time of the year. Even after the holiday decor is packed away, these tech cheats will keep living in perfect harmony with your gadgets, whether or not a partridge in a pear tree is nearby.
There's plenty of time to find gift-giving inspiration. Whether you're shopping for the digital bookworm, tablet addict, or even Star Wars fanatic, oh, have we got a guide for you! Start making that list, and check it twice (or thrice) against the goods in these gift guides for geeks and techies.