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5 Healthy Ice-Creams You Can Make at Home This Summer

Ice cream is the best dessert, and people love eating it. There is an extensive range of flavors when it comes to the ice cream. Ice cream is an evergreen food that is eaten by people in every season.

If you think there are too many calories, in the ice cream and you are looking for healthier ice cream options, then you can always make it at home. Homemade ice creams are fun to make, and you can use all the healthy ingredients that you want. There is no limit to the flavors that you can create when it comes to the ice creams.

Here are some healthy ice-cream recipes you can try at home:1

Lemon and Buttermilk Ice Cream

It is a delicious ice cream made from five simple and common ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • Sugar.
  • Fresh lemon juice.
  • Half and a half.
  • Buttermilk (fat-free).
  • Whole milk.

Preparation:

  1. Take a large bowl and combine fresh lemon juice and sugar in it.
  2. Use a whisk to stir the mixture until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Once the sugar is dissolved, you can add buttermilk, whole milk and a half and a half.
  4. Take a freezer can and pour the mixture in it and keep it in the freeze until it becomes hard. Use a container that is freezer-safe and cover it before putting in the freezer.

Dark chocolate peanut butter swirl ice cream

It is a perfect ice cream to serve when you are short on time as it is easy and quick to…

5 Healthy Ice-Creams You Can Make at Home This Summer

Ice cream is the best dessert, and people love eating it. There is an extensive range of flavors when it comes to the ice cream. Ice cream is an evergreen food that is eaten by people in every season.

If you think there are too many calories, in the ice cream and you are looking for healthier ice cream options, then you can always make it at home. Homemade ice creams are fun to make, and you can use all the healthy ingredients that you want. There is no limit to the flavors that you can create when it comes to the ice creams.

Here are some healthy ice-cream recipes you can try at home:1

Lemon and Buttermilk Ice Cream

It is a delicious ice cream made from five simple and common ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • Sugar.
  • Fresh lemon juice.
  • Half and a half.
  • Buttermilk (fat-free).
  • Whole milk.

Preparation:

  1. Take a large bowl and combine fresh lemon juice and sugar in it.
  2. Use a whisk to stir the mixture until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Once the sugar is dissolved, you can add buttermilk, whole milk and a half and a half.
  4. Take a freezer can and pour the mixture in it and keep it in the freeze until it becomes hard. Use a container that is freezer-safe and cover it before putting in the freezer.

Dark chocolate peanut butter swirl ice cream

It is a perfect ice cream to serve when you are short on time as it is easy and quick to…

Do You Believe Cereals Cause You Dull Skin? Here Are Other Healthier Breakfast Options!

is the most important meal, and you strive not to skip it. The first thing you do after waking up in the morning is head to the kitchen and eating cereals. After all, they’re quick and easy to make.

But, they aren’t as harmless as you think they are.

Don’t forget that most breakfast cereals are sugar-laden. Unhealthy cravings, dull skin complexion, excessive intake of other sugary foods are some of many signs you need sugar detox.

It is entirely possible to eat a healthy breakfast without slaving off in the kitchen for hours. Keep reading to see ten amazing healthy and fast breakfast ideas.

Cereals Are Not the Best Breakfast Option. Do You Know Why?

While munching on breakfast cereals may seem like such an easy way to boost energy and deal with hunger early in the morning, the reality is much different.

Why trust us?

The answer is simple. Unlike other websites which throw around baseless claims, we make sure our tips are evidence-based, and this post is not an exception. Breakfast cereals are loaded with sugar, which is bad news for your health.

A study published in the BMJ found that intake of free sugars (and sugar-sweetened beverages) is a strong determinant of body weight, i.e. consumption of sugars is linked to overweight and obesity. We consume way too much sugar on a daily basis primarily through processed foods. That said, breakfast cereals are some of the most frequently consumed processed foods in the world. 1

You May Be Faked by the Labels on the Cereal Boxes; Cereals Are Not As Healthy As the Brands Claim

Maybe you recognize these popular breakfast cereals:

  • Fruit Loops
  • Frosted Flakes
  • Coco Pops
  • Cheerios

However, these cereals usually feature misleading claims on the boxes.

Just read the label on a cereal box you have in your kitchen and chances are high you’ll see terms “whole grain” or “low fat”.

Now, find the ingredients list, and you will notice that primary ingredients are sugars and refined grains. Just because they do contain a small percentage of whole grains, it doesn’t mean they are healthy. These false claims are purposefully featured on the packaging to mislead consumers.

Other reasons why breakfast cereals are bad news for your health include:

  • They contain GMOs
  • Cold cereals are produced by an extrusion process: the grains are processed at high temperatures to make funny shapes and sprayed with coating oil and sugar to stay crunchy and crispy. During this process, a lot of nutrients from grains are destroyed
  • Vitamins and minerals added to these cereals are often useless: they are synthetic and the body doesn’t utilize them properly

There Are Alternatives That Guarantee Health, Which Are Cheap and Require Little Time

The main reason why we eat unhealthy breakfasts is that we…

3-Ingredient Happy Hour: A Super Fresh Pineapple Daiquiri

Happy weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This week we’re making a truly tropical, fresh-to-death pineapple daiquiri.

Though the daiquiri is sometimes presented as a super-sweet, blended monstrosity, the truth is that it’s a very simple, three-ingredient beverage of rum, lime juice, and simple syrup. To make the pineapple iteration, all you have to do is swap out the juice. However, in order to keep the acid-levels in this drink where they need to be, the pineapple juice needs to be…

Improve Any Dish With One Ingredient

Food writer and Eater’s editor-at-large Helen Rosner has the simplest secret-ingredient tip in all of cookendom:

2 failproof ways to make all food better: add lemon juice (just before eating) to anything savory, add a sprinkle of salt to anything sweet

— Helen Rosner (@hels) May 29, 2017

Transforming a dish with one new ingredient feels magical, like you’re the Ratatouille rat chomping on a big mouthful of cheese and strawberry. It inspires some people to carry around hot sauce or a proprietary salt mix. It’s especially revelatory to those of us who grew up on the bland flavors of the midwest.

Other universal add-ons include:

  • Savory dishes: Hot sauce or chili powder for heat; fish sauce for saltiness and umami; MSG (if you agree that it’s safe) for umami
  • Sauces: Pinch of sugar to balance tartness
  • Rice dishes: Sesame oil to deepen flavors
  • Mexican/South American cuisine: Lime (as…

How to Make Artisanal Bread on a Budget

An important diet and budgeting component in our kitchen is homemade bread. While baking your own bread sounds like one of those time-consuming activities, no-knead bread is one of the simplest things to make.

No-knead bread is a great starter recipe for kitchen newbies. The basic recipe is so easy that a motivated eight-year-old could learn how to bake bread. If you have the skills to make your own slime, you should be able to make no-knead bread. Plus, you can end up saving tons of cash along the way.

The ingredients

The classic No-Knead Bread recipe was developed by Jim Lahey of the Sullivan Street Bakery in New York City and contains just four ingredients: flour, yeast, salt, and water. The bread from this recipe costs less than 50 cents per loaf to make, but looks and tastes like the rustic artisan bread you’d pay $5 to $8 for at the store. Also, the recipe is very adaptable and hard to break. It’s worth reading the hundreds of comments on this recipe, because they are full of helpful hacks for every type of kitchen and baker, and they include recipe variations such as whole wheat, olive oil, sourdough, cinnamon raisin, and lots more.

The tools

Professional bread ovens have a steam element. The extra moisture during the baking process is what gives bakery bread that flaky crust. Lahey figured out how to replicate the steaming at home by using a lidded Dutch oven to trap the moisture. I use a $40, cast iron pot to bake my no-knead bread, but you can use any lidded pan that can handle a 450-degree oven temperature. One of the great things about this bread-making technique is that it doesn’t require specialty, single-use kitchen gadgets. (See also: Smart New Uses for These 14 Kitchen Gadgets)

The bread math

One 25-pound bag of La Romanella high gluten (bread) flour at Smart & Final costs $7.99. One one-pound (454 grams) bag of Saf-Instant yeast costs $3.59 at Smart & Final. One 26-ounce (737 gram) box of Morton’s Sea Salt costs $2.09 at Target. Each loaf of bread uses 15 ounces of flour, nine grams of salt, and less than a gram of yeast, or 31 cents in ingredients.

Even when I splurge and make rye bread from organic flour from Whole Foods or add expensive ingredients like olives or nuts, it’s still hard to make a loaf of bread that costs more than $2. (See also: How to Save a Ton by Eating Soup Every Day and Never Get Bored)

Reduce the cost…

Edible Innovations: Zego Creates Allergen-Free Superfood Bars

From Singapore to the USA and all around Europe, Edible Innovations profiles food makers that engage in improving the global food system at every stage, from production to distribution to eating and shopping. Join us as we explore the main trends in the industry from a maker perspective. Chiara Cecchini of Food Innovation Program — an ecosystem with a strong educational core that promotes food innovation as a key tool to tackle the great challenges of the future — introduces you to the faces, stories, and experiences of food makers around the globe. Check back on Tuesdays and Thursdays for new installments.

For the new generation of young adults, the concept of gluten intolerances, and gluten free diets, seems like second nature. But for Colleen Kavanagh, growing up in Tennessee in the 1980s meant she was one of two people she knew to have autoimmune disorder. Her symptoms were extreme: a swollen belly, weak bones, and stunted growth.

She was placed on a gluten-free diet, and, after just six months, underwent a noticeable change. She became a taller, stronger, and healthier person. When Kavanagh’s kids were diagnosed with celiac disease, she jumped to the call to create healthy, gluten-free, allergy friendly foods.

Test for Success

What Kavanagh found in the industry of allergy friendly…

20 Recipes That Prove a Ripen Banana Is Still Good to Go!

Every time I hear someone say they they can’t do anything with a ripe banana, I cringe. There are so many things you can do with ripe bananas!

Sure, they aren’t as appetizing by themselves, but they most definitely can serve you in a variety of ways. Cookie, cakes, smoothies, and breads — there’s just no going wrong here.

Here is a compilation of recipes I’ve gathered for you from around the internet. With this much variety, you’re bound to find what makes your taste buds happy.

1. Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Photo: Cooking Classy

This is a no-brainer. Smoothies are the easiest solution when it comes to figuring out what to do with ripe fruit, frozen fruit, or fruit that’s about to spoil.

1 c. milk

1 chocolate scoop of protein

1 ripe banana

3/4 frozen fruit

1 tbsp. of peanut butter

2. Banana Pancakes (So yummy!)

Photo: Texanerin

3/4 cup salted butter, softened (I use Challenge Butter)

1 cup brown sugar, packed

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup mashed bananas

1 1/2 cups flour

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp ground cloves

2 tsp cornstarch

3 cups old fashioned oats

1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)

3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed

about 3 extra-large ripe bananas or 4 small/medium, sliced in half horizontally and then sliced in vertically (if banana is ‘fat’, slice each half into 3 or 4 long vertical pieces)

1 cup all-purpose flour

3/4 cup granulated sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

pinch salt, optional and to taste

1 large egg

1/2 cup buttermilk (or Powdered Buttermilk, use 2 tablespoons with the dry ingredients + 1/2 cup water added with the wet)

1/3 cup sour cream (lite okay, or plain Greek yogurt may be substituted)

3 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

salted caramel sauce for drizzling, optional (homemade or store bought)

1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

¾ cup sugar

½ cup chopped walnuts

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp ground cinnamon

½ tsp freshly grated nutmeg

¼ tsp fine salt

1 cup smashed banana (2 to 3 small bananas)

½ cup vegetable oil, plus more for brushing waffle iron

½ cup sour cream

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

2 large eggs

Soft unsalted butter and confectioners’ sugar, for dusting (optional)

1 qt milk

2 cups plus 1/4 cup sugar

8 large eggs, separated, whites discarded or store for another use

1 tsp banana extract

⅓ cup bourbon

½ cup cornstarch

Salt

½ tsp pure vanilla extract, plus a splash

2 Tbsp butter, cut into cubes

1 box vanilla wafers

⅓ cup creme de banana

4 Tbsp unsalted butter, plus more as necessary and for greasing the baking dish

1…

3-Ingredient Happy Hour: The Sweet and Tart Mulligan

Photos by Claire Lower.

Happy weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This weekend is going to a hot one—or at least moderately warm one—so I think a porch sipper is in order.

You have no doubt heard of the John Daly, an Arnold Palmer which has been spiked with vodka, designed to make the playing of golf mildly tolerable. That’s all fine and good, but I think the sweet, citrusy beverage would do better with a darker spirit, and I have just the spirit in mind.

This was an on-the-nose gift.

Whiskey is what belongs in this tea-based cocktail, my friends. You can use whichever you prefer—Irish, bourbon,…

Sugar Detox: How To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Without Getting Too Much Sugar

Let’s face it, we all love our desserts and we all probably have a favourite one that we simply can’t resist.

The bad news is that there is lots of good information today that warns about the risks of too much sugar. It’s a fact that too much sugar will slowly deteriorate your health. Almost a third of Americans are diabetic and 80% or more of us eat more sugar that is reasonable or healthful. This is not good. So here’s the problem… if you decide to reduce or eliminate sugar, what do you do about desserts?

How To Enjoy Dessert Without Getting Too Much Sugar?

Fortunately, there are sugar free dessert recipes available today that allow you to adopt a sugar-free diet and at the same time make desserts that taste just as good as the not-so-good-for-you ones. They use only sugar free ingredients or sugar substitutes. So if you usually make your own desserts and are looking to cut your sugar intake, then it’s time that you explored some of the sugar free recipes that you can prepare right in your own kitchen.

Here are some tips that will help you make the change and find sugar free dessert that’s just as delicious as those sugar-laden desserts you’re used to.

1. Start with the easy recipes

If you are just beginning to explore the world of sugar free dessert, then pies, muffins and cookies are an excellent place to start. These are easy sugar free desserts to prepare, they take little time to make and just as good as those that have real sugar.

2. Make it a family goal

If you are in a…