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December 18, 2015 - 5:06pm

Eating clean may seem like a trendy idea, but in the EatingWell Test Kitchen, it’s what we always think about when we develop recipes—and how we like to cook at home. It’s simply a healthy—and sustainable—way to approach all your meals. “Clean eating means filling your plate with real, whole foods, eating a variety of fruits and whole grains, moderate amounts of lean meats and sustainable seafood, dairy, nuts and seeds and healthy oils,” says Michelle Dudash, registered dietitian and author of Clean Eating for Busy Families. And, she adds, “Notice how you don’t eliminate food groups?” Now that’s good news!

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December 18, 2015 - 12:07pm

I’m on a big smoothie kick lately. Every morning, I’ve been blending up different variations of frozen fruit and skim milk or yogurt with a handful of walnuts. It’s a satisfying breakfast on busy mornings that also happens to be nutritious. You can supercharge your smoothie even more with these six health-packed ingredients.

Must-Try: 21 Quick & Healthy Smoothie Recipes
Related: Best & Worst Smoothies to Buy at Fast-Food Restaurants

Green tea
Really, what can green tea not do? The world’s most popular beverage boasts cancer-fighting catechins. Those antioxidants may also help to boost your immunity. One more...

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December 18, 2015 - 9:45am

I’ve had countless friends ask me if they should “go Paleo” and while I don’t recommend the diet as a whole (read more about the pros and cons here), there are certainly some healthy principles that we all can borrow from the popular plan.

The Paleo Diet is based on eating like our ancestors ate, back when they were still hunting and gathering. It eliminates foods that weren’t around back then, which makes sense since we’ve certainly taken some steps in the wrong direction in the past many thousand years when it comes to the foods we eat. (I’m looking at you, neon-orange cheese powder and doughnut cheeseburgers.)

With that in mind, here are 5 Paleo Diet principles worth following to help you eat better in our modern world.


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November 9, 2015 - 11:02am

It’s no surprise that we eat a lot at Thanksgiving—by one estimate 4,500 calories. And a whopping 1,500 of those calories are not from the big dinner, but from snacks and drinks.

Go ahead and enjoy your favorite holiday dishes (the ones you only get once a year), but to curb calorie overload, skip the foods you see more often and try to keep things reasonable for the rest of the day. Here’s how:

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October 27, 2015 - 8:28am

A glass of wine can easily fit into a healthy diet. But not every glass is equal. Many wineglasses are so big that you can end up pouring well over a standard 5-ounce pour. Here are three healthy hacks that can help you pour—and drink—a little less, without even realizing it. Cheers!

Take a bird’s eye view
Look at your glass from above as you pour and you’ll sip about 15 fewer calories. Why? It appears more full from above than when you look at it from the side.

See red
Picking red wine over white can help you dole out 9 percent less, since it’s easier to see how much you’ve poured. Red wine is a good choice, too, because it contains more antioxidants...

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