This classic Greek dish typifies the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet. Chock full of healthy vegetables, good fats from extra virgin olive oil, and antioxidant-rich oregano, this comforting Greek casserole makes for an easy and delicious vegan meal. A plant-based diet, even in smaller doses, has been shown to reduce your risk of heart disease, lower your bad cholesterol,…

Visiting a new country and exploring its culture is an exciting part of international travel. No matter if it’s your first venture to a foreign country or you’re a seasoned traveler, experiencing new foods, people and customs never get old. But even so, staying healthy while you’re traveling to unfamiliar places isn’t easy. When you’re suffering from jet lag, you’re…

This vegan spin on classic Mexican ingredients tastes every bit as delicious as the traditional chips and dip combination with a double dose of healthy fruit and vegetables. Crunchy and fresh romaine lettuce acts as the perfect scoop for a satisfying blend of protein and fiber-rich beans, sweet corn, hydrating cucumbers, and antioxidant-packed bell peppers and tomatoes. The healthy monounsaturated…

Plate with shrimp and sauce on a blue and white napkin.

A mainstay in Argentinian cuisine, chimichurri sauce is as versatile as it is delicious. Full of bright, punchy flavors, this sauce pairs beautifully with the classic Argentinian beef, and also works flawlessly with seafood and shellfish. Cilantro contains powerful detox properties, helping to chelate heavy metals from the blood. Shrimp offers a lean source of protein to keep you satiated…

Man traveling alone with map and luggage sitting along train tracks.

Traveling alone is both exciting and scary. You have the freedom to do whatever you like, but tackling a foreign city solo can feel lonely and overwhelming to some. If you're new to solo travel, it can take some getting used to. However, choosing the right city for your first independent adventure can make all the difference. Here are seven…

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.…

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