If you're working on your weight, should you eat breakfast or not? We've seen in one small study that those who skipped breakfast ate fewer calories overall - even though they did eat a little bit more than usual at lunch and dinner.
Similarly, a review and meta-analysis found that those who skipped breakfast tended to lose more weight than those who did not skip breakfast, although the studies included in that meta-analysis also tended to be quite small.
On the other hand, those who consumed most of their daily calories at breakfast - as opposed to having their largest meal of the day at dinner time - lost more weight, even though those consuming their largest meal of the day at dinner time were consuming the same number of calories.
Today we have another small study that looks at skipping breakfast in conjunction with exercise. Researchers in Bath, UK (J Nutr, nxz018 https://doi.org/10.1093/jn/nxz018) recruited just 12 young men to participate in their trial who were between the ages of 20 and 26, were already physically active, were of clinically normal weight, and were taking no medications or had other conditions that might affect the outcomes of the study. Maybe you should skip breakfast »
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Usually barbecue is restricted to the summer - and this sauce works on the grill really well - but I designed this as a barbecue that you can make any time of the year. It is super simple: the hardest part of the recipe is peeling and chopping the shallot.
Of course, most of the time you think of Bolognese as being made with tomato sauce, but this version is fantastic. The slow cooking of the veggies and beef creates a rich, thick sauce. The balance is similar to Bolognese made with tomatoes, but it's softer and has richer umami flavors.
There are a lot of great jerk seasonings in the spices aisle at the grocery store. Look for ones that don't have added salt or make your own Jerk Rub.
This recipe is based on a classic Creole recipe, Shrimp Monica, and has classic New Orleans flavors: onions, Creole seasoning, creamy texture, lemon, and cayenne. It goes great with crudités or on top of fish or even a burger. As with the Sun-Dried Tomato Dip/Spread, adding a bit of 2% milk - 2 to 4 tablespoons or so - will turn this into a great salad dressing.