#156 Top 5 Foods to Add In

If you’re looking for a way to make your eating life more awesome, we want to encourage you to add things IN instead of taking things OUT. So to get you started, we put together our list of our Top 5 Foods to Add In for great nutrients, powerful protein, and some gosh darn excitement when you’re bored of all your normal food. Plus: we row and fly in Daphnie’s Favorite Exercise!

Links in this episode: Email us your questions! Why spinach is so good for you, Same for cashews, Our Gut Microbiome episode, Banza pasta on Instagram, Daphnie’s favorite collagen powder, More on the research into eating collagen



#061RR Eating Good and Cheap with Leanne Brown

Cookbook author and food advocate Leanne Brown tells us how her book Good and Cheap went from NYU thesis to Kickstarter phenomenon with a little help from Reddit. She explains why cooking can be extra stressful for people living at the poverty line and shares some of her favorite tips for eating well on $4 a day. Plus, what do “good” and “cheap” mean, really? The answers will be comforting.

Links in this episode: Leanne’s websiteBuy Good and Cheap on AmazonMore info on SNAP, NYU Masters in Food Studies programHow to use SNAP at NY Farmers Markets

#067RR Meal Planning and Grocery Shopping

We all want to eat better and spend less money, but let’s be honest: it takes a lot of preparation to eat at home in a way that really is cheap, nutritious, and doesn’t take one million hours. This week, Daphnie and Joanna share how they handle meal planning and grocery shopping, including their best tips and their many failures. Plus, Daphnie totally flips out over what Joanna found for this week’s “This is Crazy, Right?”

Links in this episode: Meal planning tips for familiesTodoist app10 crock pot freezer meals in under an hour, Joanna's favorite Indian food and Chinese food cookbooks, Dirty Dozen guide to pesticides and produce

#146 Lunch

Lunch is the meal you eat in the middle of your day, but that means different things to different people. It can be at noon or 4pm, a frozen burrito on a “15” at your retail job or an expensive salad scarfed at your desk between meetings. We hear lots of ideas about how to be “good” at lunch, but Daphnie wants to talk about making lunch work for your lifestyle so that you leave lunch satisfied physically and emotionally.

Links in this episode: Joanna’s Pinterest board of packable lunches, Our episode on meal planning and grocery shopping, Great container for packing lunch, Or this one has an ice pack if you don’t have a fridge, Reusable straws, Travel silverware



#134 Eating Out

Eating out can be fun, relaxing, and exciting. It can also be overwhelming, guilt-inducing, stressful, or boring. We ask Daphnie how she balances thinking about nutrition and eating for pleasure when she’s dining out, and we offer some practical tips for travel, business dinners, office lunches, and fun meals with friends.

Links in this episode: Support us on Patreon! Past episodes we mention in this episode: Meal Planning and Grocery Shopping, Love Your Body with Holly TorontoStay Fit at the Office, Work Meals & Business Travel, Stop Wasting Food with Hannah Jastram Aaberg

#125 Digestion

We talk all the time about what we’re eating, but what happens to our food after we eat it? And why can it make us so (burp!) uncomfortable? Daphnie explains how we can keep our digestive systems running effectively and suggests some easy fixes to common digestive problems like heartburn, gas, and bloating. Plus, Daphnie reveals a secret when we answer our latest Listener Question.

Links in this episode: Become a patron and support the show! Magic School Bus digestive system episode, Info on heartburn from the Mayo Clinic, Our stress episode and inflammation episode, Dr. Satchidananda Panda and circadian rhythms

#118 The Just One More Fitness Test

This President’s Day has us thinking about the Presidential Fitness Test. Do you have terrible memories of trying to do a “flexed arm hang” in front of all of your 7th grade classmates? We do! So we’re scrapping the old test and suggesting a handful of better ways to track your fitness progress. It’s the Just One More Fitness Test! Plus, Daphnie answers a listener question about how to balance evening workouts and trying not to eat late.

Links in this episode: Presidential Youth Fitness Program, Runkeeper, Map My Run, Fitbit Alta HR, Fitbit Charge 2Garmin vívosmart HR under $80Garmin vívoactive HR with GPS

#115 What's the Deal with Dairy?

Dairy is one of those foods that people are always swearing off for one reason or another. So what’s the real story? Should we be avoiding dairy or not? Are some dairy foods healthier than others? Daphnie gives us the scoop (like ice cream, get it?)

Links in this episode: Mars Cheese Castle, More on how the government promotes milkCornucopia Institute's ratings of different organic milk brands, Environmental Working Group's milk ratings, Our episode where we talked about Bulletproof Coffee

#112 Break Your Food Habits

Eating habits: we’ve all got ‘em. It’s totally normal. Some of them are probably good habits! But some of them are more like, “I’M STICKING FOOD IN MY FOOD HOLE BECAUSE IT’S PRETZEL O’CLOCK!” Daphnie and Joanna talk about how we form food habits, which ones we might want to think about breaking, and how to do it in a healthy, sustainable way.

Links in this episode: Discipline Equals Freedom by Jocko Willink

#084 Breakfast

Everyone’s always yelling at us to eat breakfast, but, like, why? What’s the big deal? Daphnie explains why you’re “screwing yourself over” if you don’t eat breakfast, and she and Joanna brainstorm the only list of breakfast ideas you’ll ever need. Plus, a special appearance by Daphnie’s husband Stuart in “Daphnie’s Favorite Exercise”!

Links in this episode: More on how sumo wrestlers gain weight by skipping breakfast, Joanna's favorite nutty granola recipe, Crustless spinach quiche recipe, Greek yogurt chocolate banana muffins recipe, Freezer breakfast sandwich recipe (not sure it's a good idea to microwave them with the plastic wrap on, but you do you)Freezer breakfast burritos