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April 29, 2011 - 11:05am

I was a vegetarian for most of my college years, but I was not yet a nutrition major (that came in grad school). My diet in those days consisted of lots of bread, cheese, yogurt and fruit. Not surprisingly, I gained weight and became iron-deficient.

Now years later and pounds lighter, I still favor a meatless diet (although not exclusively). However, as a registered dietitian and associate nutrition editor at EatingWell Magazine, I now know how to go meatless without missing out on the nutrients my body needs (nutrients in meat and fish that I can also get through certain “must-have” plant foods).

Must-Read: 4 Ways to Go Meatless

I also know that...

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April 22, 2011 - 1:29pm
By Kerri-Ann Jennings in EatingWell Blogs

Do you want what you eat to help you be healthier and feel better? To celebrate our new book EatingWell Fast & Flavorful Meatless Meals, we’re inviting you to join us for our Meatless May Challenge. The rules are simple—for one month, starting May 1, we’ll all find delicious new ways to enjoy beans, tofu, eggs, nuts, cheese and, of course, vegetables! You can eat anything you want except…meat, poultry and fish.

Don’t think you can go meatless for a whole month? Pick a path that works for you. Start by going meatless for just one day, a week or maybe just five days a week. Or choose to include fish. Or you may choose to exclude dairy or go vegan. Whatever route you choose, we’ll show you how to do it and get the nutrients you need and the...

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April 20, 2011 - 3:43pm
By Kerri-Ann Jennings in EatingWell Blogs

Right in time for the candy-pedaling Easter Bunny, Gary Taube wrote a doomsday read full post »

April 19, 2011 - 4:37pm
By Kerri-Ann Jennings in EatingWell Blogs

The latest fad diet gaining media attention is the 17 Day Diet, by Dr. Mike Moreno (it’s been featured on Dr. Phil and Good Morning America). One devoted Facebook fan wrote, “It’s not just a diet it's a lifestyle now for me!” If you haven’t heard of it, here’s your chance to learn all about it and weigh in with your two cents:

Although it’s called the 17 Day Diet, it technically lasts longer than 17 days. The diet consists of 4 cycles—the first 3 are 17 days long, the last is (sigh) lifelong. In a nutshell, the diet advocates low-carb, low-fat fare and then builds in more whole grains and some refined carbohydrates.

Cycle 1, “Accelerate,” promises a rapid drop of 10 to 12 pounds (much of which is water weight) on a diet of unlimited quantities of skinless chicken and turkey breasts, fish and egg whites and low-carb vegetables (...

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April 8, 2011 - 2:28pm
By Kerri-Ann Jennings in EatingWell Blogs

For me, "cooking music” usually involves me singing alone in the kitchen. And if my mom and sister happen to be there (such as when we’re cooking holiday meals), then we’re talking three-part harmony. For you cooks out there who love to listen to music in the kitchen, Chris Lawhorn assembled this playlist to help you get your vegetarian groove on—all the songs in the playlist are written by vegetarian musicians. Enjoy and let us know your favorite songs to cook to.

1. Bryan Adams - "Summer Of '69"
2. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - "I Love Rock 'n' Roll"
3. George Harrison -...

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