Michelle Edelbaum's Blog (Page 1)

July 10, 2012 - 12:24pm

The world’s fastest, fittest athletes are competing in the summer Games, but what fuels their power? I talked with some top athletes who are competing or hoping to compete in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London about how they eat to win.

Misty May-Treanor, 34, beach volleyball player and two-time Olympic medalist

What’s your favorite power food?
My favorite power food is Greek yogurt and honey. Before soccer games when I was little, my dad would make me have a spoonful of bee pollen and honey. He told me it would give me energy.

Do you have a sort of food mantra or philosophy that guides your eating?
The more colorful the food the better. I try to add color to my diet, which means vegetables and fruits. If I need the sugar or something my body is craving, I...

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April 11, 2012 - 12:00pm

Once again, FN Dish (Food Network's food blog) has invited food bloggers from around the country to "pull up a chair" to their virtual Communal Table. This time, we're focusing on an issue hitting so close to home: hunger. See what our friends are bringing to the Communal Table discussion below and join us in the conversation about fighting hunger on Twitter by using the hashtag: #PullUpAChair.

Fighting hunger in America is no small task and there are thousands of dedicated people working every day to end this crisis, which affects one in six people in this country. Here, we...

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March 30, 2012 - 9:44am

I love spring food but I love spring weather even more, which means I want to eat a fresh, healthy meal fast so I can get out for a walk after dinner before the sun sets.

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To streamline my dinnertime routine, I combed EatingWell’s recipe database to find these healthy 5-ingredient dinners using fresh, spring ingredients to help me eat well...

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March 28, 2012 - 11:45am

When it comes to spring desserts, light and fruity takes the cake (or makes the best cake!). And the best part of EatingWell’s recipes is that they’re super-tasty yet healthier versions of the desserts you love and crave. Looking for new recipes to try? I combed EatingWell’s Pinterest boards for the most repinned spring desserts to see which stood out from the pack. Here are some of EatingWell’s most stunning and delicious spring cakes.

Banana Cream Layer Cake (pictured above)
In this cake we layer delicate banana-buttermilk cake with a fluffy Bavarian-style cream that's made low-...

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March 22, 2012 - 11:12am

I’m loving this early spring weather! Since it’s still light when I get home from work, I want to go outside—not spend my evening in the kitchen making dinner. So I haven’t put away my slow cooker, since crock pot recipes that practically cook dinner themselves are my answer to having it all.

Here are 5 of my favorite healthy crock pot recipes from the EatingWell Test Kitchen:

Greek Chicken & Vegetable Ragout: This recipe is filled with so many tastes of spring: new potatoes, artichokes, dill. Plus it uses one of my favorite cuts—chicken thighs—which stay moist and succulent during slow cooking.
Get the Recipe: Greek Chicken & Vegetable Ragout & More Crock Pot Recipes Packed with...

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