You are here

Topics View

Cheerleading and Muay Thai Could Become Olympic Sports

If you've got that Olympic fever and just can't wait for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games to roll around, the latest Olympics gossip will have you pumped; cheerleading and Muay Thai have officially been added to the list of provisional sports by the International Olympic Committee, according to a press release. That means for the next three years, the governing body of each sport will get $25,000 annually to work on their application for potential inclusion in the Olympics.

The Core Workout That Uses Weights for a Serious Burn

Looking for a new way to wake up your abs and fire up every angle of your core? You might have tried plank workouts, dynamic moves, and full-body routines, but this workout from Grokker is the perfect way to push through a strength plateau when it comes to your midsection. Click play and let Grokker's expert trainer take you through the gut-busting moves from toe touches to flutter kicks.

Bean Dessert Recipes You'll Want to Make Every Day

Bean Bonanza

1 of 10

All photos

Beans are filled with fiber, protein, and excellent vitamins and minerals. Plus, they're a super versatile ingredient, and many bakers are using them in place of flour to create gluten-free delights.

If you're using them as a flour substitute, it's typically a 1:1 ratio. Though you can certainly use all varieties, black and white beans are usually the best, mildest choices to use, depending on what your recipe type is (e.g., use black beans in brownies or cocoa dishes, and white beans in neutral-colored dishes).

When it comes to replacing fat ingredients with beans, you have to be especially careful. Fats are not only used for flavor but also texture and mouthfeel for dishes. Culinary dietitian Sara Haas says, "For brownies, you can replace oil with three-quarters as much black bean purée. For cookies, you can replace up to half the butter or shortening with the bean purée. For quick breads and muffins, replace butter or shorting with half as much bean purée. I really recommend experimenting as this is just a general guide; other ingredients may need to be altered too."

Photo: Shutterstock

Chickpea Blondies with Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate

2 of 10

All photos

These blondies are made with chickpeas, which add a moist creaminess without the need for artery-clogging, calorie-loaded butter. With only 123 calories per sweet, delicious treat, these nutritious blondies are diet-friendly, vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, and a good source of fiber.

Get the recipe: Chickpea Blondies with Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate

Photo: Nutrition Twins

Pumpkin Swirl Salted Brownie

3 of 10

All photos

These Pumpkin Swirl Salted Brownies are packed with fiber and protein—and taste like any other brownie. The pumpkin swirl topping is perfect for this time of year.

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Swirl Salted Brownie

Photo: Nutrition à la Natalie

Cookie Dough Bites

4 of 10

All photos

These healthy cookie dough bites replace the flour with protein- and fiber-boosting chickpeas. Next time you're craving an all-night Friends feast where you nosh on cookie dough, resist the Toll House and try this instead.

Get the recipe: Cookie Dough Bites

Photo: RDelicious Kitchen

Butter Bean Blondies

5 of 10

All photos

Instead of flour, you've got butter beans and peanut butter making up the base, adding fiber, protein, and healthy fats.

Get the recipe: Butter Bean Blondies

Photo: Snacking in Sneakers

Vegan Black Bean Brownie

6 of 10

All photos

Made without oil or eggs, each serving has less than 100 calories and less than 1g of fat. But these brownies still have 3g of protein per serving, certainly not a loss when it comes to filling desserts.

Get the recipe: Vegan Black Bean Brownies

Photo: Nourished NCE

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

7 of 10

All photos

If you lead a gluten-free lifestyle, it can be a bummer when the delicious cookie dough flavors of ice cream are off limits. I couldn't stand thinking about this anymore. So I whipped up this gluten-free, vegan cookie dough that uses the fabulous white bean as the binder.

Get the recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Photo: Shaw's Simple Swaps

Salted Caramel Black Bean Brownies

8 of 10

All photos

Filled with sweet caramel sauce, this is a brownie recipe that'll go down in the books. Extra bonus, it's gluten-free, so everyone can enjoy it.

Get the recipe: Salted Caramel Black Bean Brownies

Photo: Smart Nutrition

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

9 of 10

All photos

This chocolate peanut butter fudge recipe uses black beans instead of butter to increase the protein and fiber and decrease the fat, making it a healthy treat or afternoon pick-me-up option.

Get the recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Photo: Bite of Health Nutrition

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Dip

10 of 10

All photos

Sure, we've all made a delicious savory hummus a million times. But what about a dessert hummus with white beans? This dip is the answer to your cookie dough cravings and will satisfy kids and adults alike.

Get the recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Dip

Photo: Shaw's Simple Swaps

Syphilis Might Be the Next Scary STD Superbug

You've definitely heard of superbugs by now. They sound like a scary, sci-fi thing that will come to get us in the year 3000, but, actually, they're happening right here, right now.