A cousin to the banana, plantains are a traditional ingredient in many Haitian dishes. In this recipe, they serve as a crispy vehicle for citrusy shredded pork, balanced by pickled onions and avocado. Plantains offer a plethora of nutritional benefits, including high amounts of vitamin A, fiber, potassium, and magnesium. Pork is a rich source of protein and beneficial amino…

Man relaxing in airport watching plane take off.

Flying can be uncomfortable on the ears under the best circumstances. As the plane changes altitude and air pressure fluctuates, your ears may feel blocked or pop. Normally, this is just a regular part of flying. However, if you or a child you’re traveling with has an ear infection, it could lead to a ruptured eardrum if you’re not careful.…

This bright and zesty Thai recipe packs a ton of flavor and satisfaction into every bite. Flank steak is one of the leanest cuts of beef, lower in fat than other cuts while still being protein rich. A quick marinade and a fast sear will coax the maximum amount of flavor out of the steak, which pairs perfectly with lightly…

Girl in purple jacket yawning as bus drives by

Jet lag can be one of the fastest killers of a great vacation. When you only have a few days in a new country, you don’t want to waste precious time sleeping. It isn’t always easy to recover when you’re jumping time zones. The fatigue, disorientation, and even nausea associated with jet lag can put a serious damper on your…

Traveling with a carry-on only in winter

Traveling carry-on only has become a bit of a trend. Between the rising cost of flight “extras” like checked bags or the fear that the airline might misplace belongings, carry-on only travel has a number of perks. But packing everything you want to bring on vacation into a 9 in. x 14 in. x 22 in. bag is hard. Add…

This riff on a decadent Italian classic allows you to indulge without the carb overload of regular pasta. Spiralized zucchini, also known as zoodles, stands in for spaghetti in this fast and delicious recipe. A nutrient dense food, zucchini boasts health-protecting antioxidants and phytonutrients including vitamins A and C, beta-carotene, folate, polyphenols, and fiber. Clams are a tasty source of…

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