Best of 2012: Good Food

In 2012's best healthy food stories, we revealed which nutrition bars are actually healthy, explored "kale-rotica," and shared green juice recipes.

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This past week we’ve been reflecting on our favorite stories of the year, from Good Advice and Good Looks to the best Refrigerator Look Books. All of these “Best of” stories made our readers click, comment, think, and smile. Some probably led to diet or workout changes; some inspired 2013 resolutions.

Here are our best Good Food stories from 2012, in no particular order.

1. The 5 best and worst nutrition bars
Sure, nutrition bars can be part of a healthy lifestyle, but most are loaded with carbs and sugar. We evaluated 30-some bars to find the best—and worst.

2. 9 foods for amazing skin
We may not be able to change our DNA or completely alleviate blemish-inducing stress, but we all can eat foods that contribute to amazing skin.

3. New York City’s 10 healthiest chefs
For every cured-meat guru in New York, there’s a white-coat star making vegetables shine. Find out who made the cut for our top 10 healthiest chefs in the city.

Blake Lively4. Is Frankenwheat haunting your diet?
According to some prominent physicians, monsters aren’t hiding under your bed—they’re lurking in your bread and crackers.

5. 7 surprising celebs who juice
It’s not just Gwyneth and Russell. These seven celebrities have gotten less press for their healthy habits, but sip kale concoctions all the same. Who are they?

6. “50 Shades of Kale” is bound to excite your taste buds
The very-good-for-you green is playing a naughty role as the star of this cookbook meets erotica. Or, “kale-rotica.”

7. 4 great green juice recipes from CoolerCleanse
Plug in that juicer or blender and make CoolerCleanse’s four greatest green juice recipes at home.

Let us know, in the Comments, if we missed your favorite.

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