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Chef Jona Wishes He Had Stuck to These Nutrition Tips Years Ago.

Posted by Anne Davis on

Chef Jona has been cooking healthy food for some time now.  Initially part of the restaurant world, he realized years ago that eating well-- that is healthy and tasty food-- was important for him.  He left restaurants and took healthy cooking classes at the Culinary Institute of America, worked in vegetarian, paleo/health, and juice cleanse businesses (among others) and finally settled on his own project at Cooked.  However, we recently sat down with him to ask him how health and wellness advice has changed over these years-- what have we been doing well all along, and what could we do better?  Here is...

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Post Work-Out Recovery Smoothie-- Vegan, Paleo, and Definitely a Treat!

Posted by Kathryn McNeely on

So, you are running a long race this weekend?  Maybe even THE race, you know 26.2 mi, in Chicago?  This blended beverage is magic!  If you get home, have a little time to take care of yourself, blend this up to feel great and to let your body heal and energize: Post Race/Workout Recovery Smoothie-- Delicious Fall Edition--> Ingredients 3 Tbs of Cashews2 Tbs Chocolate Chips (vegan, if applicable)1 Tbs of Cocoa Nibs1 Tbs Cashew Butter1 Serving of Vanilla Protein Powder (like this one)1 Cup of Almond Milk** For Marathon Runners ONLY--> or strenuous exercise that has exceeded 90 minutes-->...

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Is Dairy Healthy?

Posted by Erin Silva Winston on

Dairy's health benefits have been up for debate for some time. In the last two months, studies have been published that suggest that dairy-- to many poeple a foe, might actually be good for you.  In a study published in the Lancet this month, authors suggested that dairy consumption should not be discouraged but should even be encouraged.  So what should we be eating and drinking?  Milk? Cheese? Full fat? Low fat?   Milk is tricky.  First, the bad: long associated with heart disease, full fat dairy has long been considered as the enemy.  Additionally, dairy, especially milk, seems to be hard for...

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4 Keto-Approved Foods You Really Should Not Be Snackin' On.

Posted by Anne Davis on

We don't cook Keto at Cooked for a variety of reasons, but we certainly understand that it works for some people-- and it works in a serious way!  At Cooked we find that the Keto diet is simply very rigid, and unless it is done right, it is easy to miss out on a lot of vitamins and minerals your body needs.  How to do it right, you ask?  Well, it's hard to say-- so we suggest you work 1 on 1 with a nutritionist if you think it's right for you. Doing it wrong could put your body at risk for a...

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Notes From 30 Days of Whole30-- My Results.

Posted by Erin Silva Winston on

I admit that I've always taken my health for granted.  I remember when I was pregnant with my first son, my mom told me: "Have pictures taken of yourself!  You won't ever look this good pregnant again."  I did not have a picture taken and turned up my nose at that remark, but as much as I denied it at the time, some changes are inevitable.  And 8 years and 3 boys later, I can see some new challenges and changes when it comes to my health and to the effort it takes to stay in shape. I do try...

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