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August 18, 2011 - 10:11am
By Brierley Wright in EatingWell Blogs

How to pack a satisfying, low-calorie lunch.

When you're dieting every meal counts. Keep your lunch light, but filling by including naturally low-calorie and fiber-rich fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Not only does fiber help keep you feeling fuller longer, but recent research shows that upping your fiber intake can help you stave off weight gain and even promote weight loss.

Build a healthy, diet-friendly lunch with these lunch ideas for 350 calories or less—and pack a fiber-rich fruit, vegetable or whole grains side dish to keep you satisfied all afternoon.

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August 17, 2011 - 12:34pm
By Brierley Wright in EatingWell Blogs

How to pack a delicious, healthy lunch.

Take-along lunches are back in style. Packing your lunch saves money, encourages you to eat a healthy meal and can reduce waste. Use these 5 easy tips to transform your "brown-bagged" lunch:

1. Pick your container: Lunches packed with disposable items, such as plastic baggies and yogurt containers, create an average of 67 pounds of waste per year, per person, according to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Pack your lunch in a reusable food-storage container or consider investing in a bento box. Here are our favorite bento lunch boxes.

2. Get creative: Sandwiches and wraps always work well, but don’t forget less-...

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August 16, 2011 - 11:24am

As surprising as it may seem, considering I’m a dietitian and nutrition editor of EatingWell Magazine, my preferred variety of milk is the chocolate kind, especially after a workout. It delivers the mix of protein and carbohydrate our bodies need to recover energy supplies after an intense workout. (Find out how milk stacks up against water, sports drinks and more when it comes to staying hydrated.)

But at the grocery store, my choices don’t just stop at plain versus chocolate milk. There’s also fat content to consider and milk labeled organic, RBST-free and lactose-free. And beyond the grocery store, there’s the raw milk versus pasteurized milk debate. With so many choices, how do you know which one you should buy?...

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August 16, 2011 - 10:07am
By Brierley Wright in EatingWell Blogs

Easy tips for going going peanut-free (it's easier than you think)!

About 12 million Americans have food allergies—according to the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network—and peanut allergies are among the top 10 so it's likely that at some point you'll have to plan a peanut-free meal, if you haven't already.

For peanut allergies, avoid these foods: Peanut butter, mixed nuts, beer nuts, peanut oil. Note: Experts often caution those with peanut allergies to avoid tree nuts, due to cross-contamination risks. Plus, about one-third of those with an allergy to peanuts (which are legumes like beans) have or will develop an allergy to one or more true nuts, which grow on trees.

Some common hidden sources of peanuts include: Sauces used in ethnic—Asian, African and Mexican—meals (e.g., mole), candy, chocolate, sunflower seeds and nut butters (...

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August 15, 2011 - 10:10am
By Brierley Wright in EatingWell Blogs

Pack up some protein!

Including some lean protein in your lunch is an excellent addition: compared to carbs and fat, it keeps you feeling fuller longer, helping to carry you straight through the afternoon to dinner. Find delicious protein-packed lunch ideas here.

Or visit Day 1 of the Healthy Start for Back to School Challenge.

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