As we were putting together our first-ever “Light Issue,” we made it our mission to get back to clean eating. We slowly veered back from simple starches in favor of more nutrient-dense grains such as teff, farro, millet, amaranth and sorghum. We vowed to eat salads again and approached our Resident Chef Joanne Lusted to create big, bold and wildly creative meal-worthy salads. Our Food Editor Andrea Gourgy taught us how to make our own creamy nut milk, and our Research & Copy Chief Laura Schober has been purchasing only organic, hormone- and antibiotic-free eggs, dairy and meat. Our Associate Art Director Bianca DiPietro has traded regular water for lemon-infused aqua as a natural detoxifier, and our Lead Designer Ashley Souter has been growing her own sprouts. We hope our little adjustments inspire you to make some light changes of your own!
- Alicia Rewega, Editor-In-Chief
MEALS UNDER 400 CALORIES:
Spring is coming so fast we can taste it – and it tastes like Ricotta Gnocchi, Halibut with Olive Tapenade Crust and Butter Chicken, to name a few. At 400 calories or less, these slimming meals will help shed those winter pounds by summer.
Web Bonus: 30 Delicious Low-Cal Meals
DIY NON-DAIRY MILKS:
Whether or not you’re lactose intolerant, non-dairy milks are a flavor-fueled way to breathe new life into some of your favorite dishes and drinks. Our surprisingly simple recipes include natural almond milk and a tropical delight comprised of macadamia nuts and coconut.
If your sweet tooth gets an early start, we’ve got you covered! From Pumpkin Walnut Muffins with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze to Gluten-Free Cranberry Orange Muffins, our whole-grain muffins are a sweet treat without a glut of calories.
One thing clean eaters know is that we can never get enough exciting new salad recipes! So we know you’ll be earmarking this crop of meal-worthy recipes. Think: Roasted Cauliflower & Tuna Salad and a Charred Lettuce & Grilled Flank Steak Salad.
- Chinese Orange Chicken
- Quick Chicken Pho
- Pumpkin Custard