This week we’ve got some great recipe ideas and how-tos. Try out some totally healthified doughnuts. Yes, we said doughnuts (they’re baked and have lots of healthy ingredients). We’ve also got a step-by-step guide to making your own yogurt from scratch. Check out this week’s inspirational poster — “Breathe Through It” — for a little motivation the next time it seems too cold to travel to the gym or go for a run. If that doesn’t do it for ya, we’ve got six convincing reasons you should start working out now. Not only can it make us sexier, but lifting some weights or hitting the track can make us happier and make our lives easier, too.

Greek Yogurt with BerriesPhoto by Jordan Shakeshaft

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