12 Light Pasta Recipes Packed with Flavor - And Veggies! | The Health Sessions

12 Light Pasta Recipes That Are Packed with Flavor (And Veggies!)

Ah pasta. It’s the ultimate comfort food: it warms you up, satisfies your carb cravings and – depending on the recipes – it can be quick and easy to make after a tiring day.

But sadly, spaghetti, macaroni and lasagna don’t have the best reputation when it comes to healthy eating. Pasta tends to be heavy in carbs and calories, especially if you add a creamy sauce like carbonara or high-fat meat balls.

Thankfully, nowadays you can find plenty of light pasta recipes online, from Paleo and vegetarian versions to gluten-free twists packed with vegetables. Ok, maybe the Italian nonnas won’t approve of deviating from their traditional dishes, but at least you can still enjoy your bowl of pasta while sticking to your health goals!

Take a look at these 12 light pasta recipes that are still full of flavor – and veggies! 

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14 Healthy Brunch Recipes for Slow Sundays

14 Healthy Brunch Recipes for Slow Sundays

Isn’t brunch the ideal mealtime on weekends?

You can still take it slow in the morning and work up an appetite. You can have savory and sweet dishes, both hot and cold. And depending on your health and daily rhythm, meeting friends over brunch may work better for your energy levels than late night dinner and drinks.

No matter if you want to celebrate Mother’s Day in style, crave a hearty start of the day or you’d love to organize an elegant but easy brunch party, here are 14 healthy brunch recipes that are perfect for slow Sundays.

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11 Tips to Gain Back Weight After Illness | The Health Sessions

11 Tips to Gain Back Weight After Illness

There’s so much emphasis on losing weight, that it can be hard to understand why gaining back weight after illness could be a problem. After all, you just have an extra serve of food at dinner or indulge on pizza with wine and you’re back on your ideal weight, right?

Unfortunately, that’s not the case for everybody. Some diseases, medications and treatments make it difficult to reach a healthy weight, and genetics play a role too. What’s more, a diet of French fries, ice cream and soda sounds tasty, but these foods can seriously upset your stomach or worsening your existing symptoms by increasing the overall inflammation in your body. Not exactly what you want when you’re already chronically ill.

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12 Healthy Movie Night Snacks for a Fun Movie Marathon | The Health Sessions

12 Healthy Movie Night Snacks to Try This Weekend

Let’s face it: good food makes everything a little better.

When you have arthritis, chronic fatigue or Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, you probably spend plenty of time at home, resting. And there’s nothing like a captivating story to take your mind off your pain and problems for a while. What’s more, great movies can provide hope and inspiration. By showing similar situations from another point of view, movies also help you to reframe your problems, offer different solutions and see how things could work out.

A crunchy snack to munch on is all you need to turn your regular TV night into a fun movie marathon. Whether you love classic popcorn, salted pretzels or chocolate bars, there are healthier versions of all your favorite movie night snacks, sweet and savory.

No matter if you’re binge-watching by yourself, socializing with friends or having a date night at home, treat yourself to these 12 healthy movie night snacks for the ultimate film-viewing experience! 

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10 Homemade (Bone) Broth Recipes to Support Your Healing | The Health Sessions

10 Homemade (Bone) Broth Recipes, and How to Use Them

You know how chicken soup is the go-to dish when you’re sick? Modern science shows there’s truth to that traditional wisdom.

Not only does it keep you hydrated and comforted, but old fashioned bone broth is packed with health-boosting nutrients that are easy to absorb. By simmering bones and connective tissue of chicken, beef or fish, bone broth becomes a valuable source of collagen and gelatin, which protects the lining of your gut. And in turn, good gut health boosts your immunity, since 70% of your immune system is located in the gastrointestinal tract. What’s more, bone broth is rich in bone-strengthening minerals and glucosamine, a natural compound that supports healthy joints.

Bone broth is made by simmering animal bones high in collagen for a long period of time, up to 8-12 hours on the stovetop. Nourished Kitchen has a helpful guide to understand the difference between broth, stock and bone broth, as well as how to make a basic bone broth.

If you’re not a fan of eating animal products, there are vegetarian broths you can make. You’ll miss out on the gelatin and glucosamine, but you can load up on garlic, onions, vibrant veggies, medicinal spices and fresh herbs to create a nutrient-rich broth.

Bone broth also makes a great recovery meal for practical reasons: it’s easy to digest, requires little cleaning and when you make a large batch, you only have to warm up a cup on days you’re feeling sick.

All the more reason to try these 10 homemade (bone) broth recipes, plus some creative ways to use your broth! 

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