Best Hacks to Make Your Quest Products Taste Even Better

Best Hacks to Make Your Quest Products Taste Even Better

Quest makes delicious snacks, meals and treats, from low carb and thin crust pizza and protein chips to peanut butter cups, sweet flavored protein bars, and more. Yet you can take those products up a notch by changing the preparation or adding in certain ingredients to boost the flavor, nutrition and satiating texture. You can use the microwave to heat things up, add toppings for more protein or fiber, or transform a protein-rich snack into a decadent dessert. Here are a few great hacks to keep in mind when you’re enjoying your favorite Quest products. Microwave Bars and Cookies The Quest protein bars are good for you (there are about 20 grams of whopping protein per bar!) and taste sweet but are low in sugar and carbs, so they’re fitting for an easy on the go snack or for post-workout recovery. Yet you can microwave them to make that sweet... Read More
Can Comfort Food Really Boost Your Mood?

Can Comfort Food Really Boost Your Mood?

Whether it’s a warm piece of sourdough bread, grandma’s flavorful beef stew, or a fresh-out-of-the-oven pastry, some foods just give you a warm and fuzzy feeling. These so-called comfort foods fill our stomachs and our souls — even if they’re not always the healthiest choices. There’s no denying that comfort food makes us feel good. But is there a scientific reason for that satisfaction, or is it all in our heads? And are there healthier ways to satisfy those comfort food cravings? Here’s what you need to know. What Is Comfort Food? Comfort food is any food that provides a sense of well-being, nostalgia, or comfort. Culture, upbringing, dietary habits, and past experiences can all shape what a person reaches for as comfort food. One person may gravitate towards sweets like ice cream, while another may crave something savory like pizza. “The idea of ‘comfort food’ really varies from person to person,” says Brigitte Zeitlin,... Read More
The Best Way to Gain Weight in a Healthy Way

The Best Way to Gain Weight in a Healthy Way

Weight loss isn’t always the goal—there are times when you might want to gain a few pounds, instead. If you’re underweight, your doctor may advise you to gain weight to reach a healthier level. And if you’re also looking to bulk up (gain muscle) for training or a sports team, for example, you will also need to go up on the scale, as muscle weighs more than fat. No matter the reason, you’ll want to gain weight in safe manner, just as you would if you were on a diet plan for weight loss. Here’s how to make sure you’re going up in weight in an efficient and healthy manner.   Go Slow Just as weight loss, you don’t want to increase your weight in pounds too rapidly, as it can tax your system and be bad for your health. Plus, if you gain too quickly, you may not sustain... Read More
How “Dieting” During Holidays Might Backfire and What to do Instead

How “Dieting” During Holidays Might Backfire and What to do Instead

It’s a good idea to try and eat as healthy as possible and fit in fitness during the holiday season. Just think of all the indulgences, like eggnog or pecan pie, and the social obligations, whether in a small gathering or virtual, you need to attend that are centered around holiday foods and more sedentary habits. Plus, if your schedule is busy, it can be hard to stay motivated in the gym—especially when the temperatures drop and you just want to snuggle up indoors in comfy clothes with Netflix. Yet, you may want to focus more so on maintaining your weight and keeping healthy habits, like eating clean foods for the most part as well as keeping a fitness routine, as opposed to dropping the pounds. This isn’t the time to try and slim up but rather to just adapt good habits that will keep you well during the holidays... Read More
5 Ways to Enjoy Avocado Beyond Guacamole

5 Ways to Enjoy Avocado Beyond Guacamole

Avocado is trendy for a reason—it’s packed with heart-healthy fats, filling protein, and magnesium to boost muscle recovery post-workout. Yet, it’s also super delicious and has a nice and creamy texture, making it versatile and easy to use in different meals and snacks. And there are many ways to enjoy avocado beyond guacamole with some veggies or crackers. (Although that never gets old!) If you are looking for some more tasty ways to enjoy avocado that don’t involve dip, here are some great recipe ideas to try. With each you’ll get a good dose of fiber, protein, fat, and other vital vitamins and minerals to better your body and mind. With Eggs Enjoy avocado diced in an egg scramble or mixed into an omelet for breakfast. The avocado provides fat to pair with egg’s rich protein to fuel your morning and keep you full until lunch. Plus, you can even... Read More