Gravy seems to make everything better. But since it's dripping in butter and meat, it's less than ideal if you follow a healthy diet, and totally off limits if you're vegetarian. This vegan gravy recipe will fool even the biggest carnivores at the table. It's rich and creamy, but not loaded with saturated fats. It's a must at your next gathering!
By adding light weights to traditional Pilates exercises you can increase your lean muscle mass while training your core. Celebrity trainer Juliet Kaska created a full-body Pilates workout using an exercise band, light dumbbells, and ankle weights to build metabolism-boosting muscle — exactly what we need heading into the holidays. If you don't have these props, don't worry: this workout is still effective without them. Press play and get your Pilates on.
Jennifer Garner's physique has been wowing us with since her days on Alias. Three kids and many years later, we are still impressed! To learn how she does it, we turned to her longtime trainer, Valerie Waters. Here are some of Jennifer's favorite exercises — try them out, and let us know what you think in the comments below.
Train to survive anything life throws your way with this workout inspired by Katniss Everdeen's skills in The Hunger Games trilogy. This obstacle course works your body like circuit training but is much, much more exciting. Aside from beating workout boredom, working the agility ladder and hurdles will teach you to be agile and catlike, and honing your archery skills will just make you feel badass.
You're going to love our cranberry relish — not only is it a healthy variation, you don't even need to turn on the stove to make it! Better yet, it doesn't look like the jiggly store-bought stuff. Instead, it's fresh and tangy with just a hint of sweetness, and you can actually see that there are real cranberries that went into the recipe. Bust out your blender or food processor and get ready to wow guests!
Sculpting the inner thighs means doing precise and detailed exercises, both specialties of the Pure Barre method. Take a Pure Barre lesson in your home and learn four toning exercises, plus additional variations, with this video. And don't worry about not having a barre — you can use your kitchen counter, the back of a couch, or a sturdy chair for support. Press play, and get ready to work it.
High-intensity interval training, aka HIIT, is one of the best ways to maximize your workout time. Burn a ton of calories and boost your metabolism in little time with celeb trainer Astrid McGuire's full-body HIIT workout. It may be only 10 minutes long, but it will leave you dripping with sweat. There's no equipment needed for the workout, so press play and start your sweat sesh.
Incorporating a stability ball into your workouts is an easy way to challenge even the most basic exercise. Whether you're lying on a stability ball or simply holding it, you'll quickly find how much harder your body has to work — especially when it comes to ab exercises! Just in time for the oncoming bikini season, we're taking you through a series of ab exercises that really focus on strengthening and toning your entire core. Hit play and get ready to feel the burn!
Leggings have become a wardrobe staple — what's not to love? But these comfy pants can, at times, be a little unforgiving. Now is the time to tone any jiggly bits hiding under your leggings with this six-minute legs, hips, and butt workout. It'll work your upper thighs from all angles so you look good from all angles!
This fat-blasting workout video, created for POPSUGAR Fitness by Andrea Orbeck, will work your entire body in 10 minutes. Andrea has trained many Victoria's Secret models — who will film the annual fashion show tomorrow that will air Dec. 10 — and now she'll train you in the comfort of your living room, no props needed. So no excuses!
Press play, and follow along as Andrea leads you through this short but intense workout.