Healthy Living

You’ve known it all along: your health is directly related to what you eat. Certain foods can even help you look younger, feel more energetic, and live longer.

thumb_2155_content_mainFood does more than help you manage or ease symptoms of health conditions — it can help prevent those conditions in the first place. It can also improve your mood, your skin, and even your memory! In this section you’ll uncover the hidden powers of some everyday foods, and find out what important nutrients your children should be getting. Also, find out which vitamins and supplements are safe and effective for your family.

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Supercharge smoothies with SuperGreens

Learn how to get more nutrition out of your smoothies. Read more.

Joy’s ’23 Health Challenge

Here are five cheery health challenges you can make to bring about significant, lasting, meaningful change this year. Read more.

Healthy-ish Hacks for Leftover Halloween Candy

Wondering what to do with all that leftover Halloween Candy? You can find a worthy cause to donate it to (check out Soldier’s Angels Treats for Troops or find a local Ronald McDonald House). You can check in with your local dentist or orthodontist to see if they offer a buy-back program. Bring it to the office and […]

Amazin’ Apples and Other Fall Goodies

Fall produce means loads of yummy dishes to whip up. Check out these recipes for inspiration. Read more.

Skillet Chicken & Broccoli with Mushroom Truffle Sauce

I’ve been a fan of Pampered Chef for years, so when I got the opportunity to partner with them, I jumped at the chance! Their feel-good mission fits perfectly with mine; to make cooking easier for home chefs, to build confidence in the kitchen, to bring families together over delicious meals, and to encourage people […]

One-Week Fall Reboot

This one-week fall reboot will help set you up for success no matter what your health goal.

Dress to Impress: The tastiest toppers for salads

Looking for new tasty toppers for your salad? Look no further! Read more.

Spring into sweetness: Feel-good treats

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these spring-inspired treats. Read more.

Surprise! Unfamiliar Winter Produce You Need to Be Eating

Learn which fruits and veggies are at their best during the chilly winter months. Read more.

To Fresh Starts and New Beginnings!

Start off the New Year with max motivation and these tasty tips. Read more.

Football Fare: Tailgating Goodies

Hosting a party or going to a tailgate? Bring these goodies to get your crowd cheering. Read more.

Back-to-school lunch ideas for kids of all ages

Check out these lunch lessons for kids of all ages. Read more.

Ready, Set, Road Trip

Hitting the road for a trip? Pack these easy-to-make munchies to stay fueled and energized. Read more.

Buns with Benefits

Enjoy these lower carb, healthier bun options at your next barbecue or get-together. Read more.

How to plan the most delightful picnic

Learn what to pack to enjoy the perfect picnic. Read more.

Summer Refresh: Ready, Set, Go!

Use the smart strategies to help savor the summer. Read more.

Helpful Hacks to Nurture Your Garden

If you’re thinking of dipping your toes into the garden game—or already have one and looking to hone your skills—use these tips to nurture your green thumb. Read more.

Health + Happiness: Episode 9 Recap

On this week’s episode of Health + Happiness, Joy and Vivien discuss whether it’s healthier to cut back on gluten and talk about the dangers of using cotton swabs to clean your ears. Here’s a brief recap of what we learned in Episode 9. In case you missed it, you can watch the full episode here. […]

Sweet ideas for a memorable Valentine’s Day

Looking for sweet ways to celebrate Valentine's Day? Try these fun ideas. Read more.

5 Benefits of Dry January

Why should you try to go dry this January? Check out these benefits! Read more.

Gobble up these Turkey Day Goodies

Hosting the Thanksgiving holiday? Feel free to whip up on or more of these recipes (all Bauer family favorites). Read more.

Pumpkin Spice…and Everything Nice!

It's the most wonderful time of the year...pumpkin EVERYTHING season! Check out some of my favorite recipes. Read more.

Falling for fall-inspired recipes

Enjoy the best of fall offerings with these seasonal recipes. Read more.

Superfood snacks…for super-hungry kids

What should you feed your kid during or after school? Try these tasty and filling bites. Read more.

Best Bites for a Day at the Beach

Learn what to pack for a healthy day at the beach. Read more.

Thinking of going plant-based? Use these pointers

Thinking of following a plant-based diet? Follow these tips. Read more.

Beloved BBQ Fare…Reimagined

Upgrade the standard barbecue menu with these fancied-up dishes. Read more.

6 comfort food creations starring canned items

Learn how to use convenient and tasty canned items to create healthier comfort foods. Read more.

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo with Festive Fare

Celebrate the holiday with these delicious dishes. Read more.

Quarantine Cooking

Staying at home to prevent the spread of corona virus? Learn what to buy and how to cook using staple foods and a limited budget. Read more.

Six soothing strategies to tame stress

Try these six ways to soothe stress. Read more.

“Date Night” Bites and Beverages

Check out delicious pairings that are sure to help set the mood. Read more.

2020’s Healthiest Nutrition Trends

What's hot for 2020? Check out these food and nutrition trends. Read more.

Make resolutions you can keep this year

Learn how to make resolutions you can actually keep. Read more.

Holiday Gifts for Foodies

What to give your foodie friends? Check out these thoughtful gift ideas. Read more.

Healthy Halloween Treats

Try these delicious and healthy treats for a healthier Halloween. Read more.

Fun Ways to Jazz up Your Lunchbox  

Add a little fun to your lunch box with these tasty tips. Read more.

Summer Cool-Down Guide

Learn how to beat the heat with these refreshing tips. Read more.

Healthy Summer Party Hacks

Hosting a summer get-together? Use these helpful hacks to make it a success. Read more.

5 Health Benefits of Taking a Lunch Break  

Learn why it's beneficial to take a lunch break. Read more.

Joy of LaCroix: HUGE giveaway!

I'm proud to announce an exciting, new partnership and a refreshing contest with LaCroix. Learn more.

An effective fix for hangovers

Feeling blah after a night out? Try this quick and tasty fix for hangovers. Read more.

Health + Happiness: Episode 8 Recap

On this week’s episode of Health + Happiness, Joy and Vivien explain how sports injuries can affect brain health, share frozen treats that are good for you and talk about how to stay safe in the sun. Learn more.

Health + Happiness: Episode 7 Recap

On this week’s episode of Health + Happiness, Joy and Vivien share how doctors are using emojis to help their patients 😊, how to cut back on added sugar and two splurge-worthy Joy Food recipes! Learn more.

Health + Happiness: Episode 6 Recap

On this week’s episode of Health + Happiness, Joy and Vivien teach us all about protecting yourself from troublesome ticks, how to cut back on added sugar, a new type of milk. Learn more.

Health + Happiness: Episode 5 Recap

On this week’s episode of Health + Happiness, Joy and Vivien teach us all about keeping cool, spotless sponges, and sandwiches fit for a hero. Learn more.

Health + Happiness: Episode 4 Recap

Should you smooch your pooch? Expert advice on expiration dates. Ketchup quiz: Fridge or pantry? All this and more on this week's episode of Health + Happiness. Read more.

Health + Happiness: Episode 3 Recap

How often should you shower? And which eating style is better: 6 mini meals versus 3 squares? Joy answers these questions on these week's episode of Health + Happiness. Read more.

Health + Happiness: Episode 2 Recap

Check out the highlights from the premiere of Health + Happiness, including a Slow Cooker Chocolate Chip Banana Bread that cooks while you sleep, ways to flavor up H2O without adding any junk and more! Recap of Health+Happiness: Episode 2

Health + Happiness: Episode 1 Recap

Check out the highlights from the premiere of Health + Happiness, including whether you should let your pet sleep with you, if late night snacking is causing you to pile on pounds and more! Recap of Health+Happiness: Episode 1

5 Kosher-for-Passover Recipes

If you’re celebrating Passover, it can be tricky to figure out healthy and delicious meals that are “K for P” (other than Matzah Pizza and Matzah Brei!).  Lucky for you, I put together five tasty recipes that you can enjoy over the holidays…and any time of year for that matter!   Cinnamon Sweet Potato Pancakes: These […]

6 Simple Tips to Avoid Holiday Stress

Holiday season offers plenty of opportunities for feeling stressed and anxious—think holiday cards, party invites, family obligations, and buying and wrapping all of your presents. And, if you’re watching your waistline, it doesn’t help that there are tempting treats at arms length everywhere you look. If you’re overwhelmed with lots on your plate, here are […]

Fall into the season with these 5 autumn ingredients

One of my amazing interns, Melissa Gallanter, wrote this piece about ways to enjoy delicious in-season produce picks.    There are few things more autumn-esque than a crunchy, freshly picked apple with cinnamon or a side dish roasted root vegetables on the dinner table. And those foods that we normally associate with fall make us […]

Finding your Rhythm

I hope this piece by my terrific intern, Nicole Ratner, inspires you to find a form of exercise you enjoy!  Exercise plays a vital role in a person’s life for many different reasons. Regular physical activity can help reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes, obesity, depression, and certain forms of cancers. Plus, it can provide […]

A spicy solution for aches and pains

Can turmeric really ease aches and pains...and just how much do you need? Learn more about the super spice. Read more.

A refreshing way to cut calories

A new study suggests that increasing your water intake by just 1 percent a day can help you cut calories, sugar, fat and sodium (not bad, right?). Learn more.

Age Gracefully with Meditation

Want to stay young? Meditate. A new study suggests that sitting still and focusing on your breathing may help delay aging. Learn more.

Are Weekends Wrecking Your Diet?

What’s worse for your waistline: Five days planted at your desk during the week or two days parked on the couch over the weekend? Surprisingly, a new study suggests that lazy weekends may be more of a weight saboteur for people. Learn more.

Protect Your Child from Breast Cancer with High-Fiber Diet

Need a reason to swap your kids’ potato chips for kale chips? A diet rich in fiber can help cut the risk for breast cancer later in life, finds a study from Harvard Researchers. Learn more.

Clean up your mess and drop a dress size!

A recent study finds the more cluttered your kitchen, the more calories you may consume. Learn how tidying up can help you lose weight.

Chocolate…the Secret to a Healthy Pregnancy?

Expectant moms will enjoy this new pregnancy perk: An ounce of chocolate may help your baby-to-be. Learn more.

Moms-to be: Here’s why you should get your Zzz’s now!

Pregnant? Another reason to log those Zzzs now—before your bundle of joy arrives. Your health, and the health of your baby, may depend upon you getting the ideal amount of shut-eye. Learn more.

The Skinny on 5 Buzzworthy Foods

Why all the hype over bone broth, tiger nuts, turmeric, matcha and millet? Check out what's so buzz-worthy about these trendy, new foods.

Recipes From Joy Bauer’s Health Library

Joy's online plan is filled with recipes that are easy enough for a weeknight, yet elegant enough for a dinner party. This recipe for Orange Dijon Pork Tenderloin is a keeper!

Exercise the Fit Life: Joy Bauer’s Health Library

The fitness plan for Joy Bauer's online program is simple, gentle and effective. See if you can handle this easy move.

Your Inner Skinny: Joy Bauer’s new book helps you find your inner skinny!

An exclusive excerpt from Your Inner Skinny, just republished as a paperback by Harper Collins.

Lose Winter Weight Gain

If you've gained weight over the colder months, forgive yourself and forge forward with these strategic tips to cut calories, rev metabolism, and suppress appetite so you can whip your body into seasonal shape.

6 Reasons Why Activity Keeps You Young

Exercise is as close to the fountain of youth as you can get. Need proof? Check out 6 ways exercise helps protect you against the effects of aging.

5 Strategies to Snag More Shut-Eye

Spend more time counting sheep than actually snoozing? Use these five fixes to get a good night's rest tonight. Read 'em and sleep!

Read This Before You Set Your Resolutions!

Setting goals for yourself for the New Year? Make sure you do these three things before you do anything else!

Joy Bauer’s 10 Favorite Things of 2014

Joy Bauer looks back on 2014 and shares some of her favorite moments.

Check out NBC’s TODAY Show “Diet Cleanse”

Get ready to kick off my month-long Diet Cleanse to lose weight, boost energy and feel great. Learn more.

Kindness: The Solution to Stress?

Feeling a bit frazzled? Connecting with others may help ease—and even prevent—stress, finds a recent study. Learn more.

5 Simple Swaps That’ll Boost Your Energy

Feeling a little tired? Sluggish? Low on energy? Use these five simple swaps to get going. Read more.