I’ve been spending a lot of time with my freezer lately. This time of year, the berry farm is beckoning with its fruit-laden bushes, my garden is overflowing with vegetables and my herbs are growing much faster than I can eat them.
With so much fresh food for the picking right now, I’ve been saving much of it in my freezer for less plentiful times (winter!).
One of my favorite things to make and freeze is herb pesto...read full post »
I’m a snacker, especially at work. When my mind is working hard, my stomach inevitably starts grumbling. While snacking can help me get in all the nutrients I need and curb my hunger so that I don’t eat too much at the next meal, I’m careful not to engage in too much mindless munching so I don’t end up eating too many calories over the course of a day.
Related Link: 10 tricks to keep your calories in check at snack time
When I do need a snack, I want to make sure I have something healthy on hand so I don’t end up reaching for junk. The other EatingWell editors and I came up with the following list of healthy snacks you can keep in your desk.
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It’s been a tough few months for McDonald’s Happy Meals.
In April, Santa Clara County in California banned toys in unhealthy restaurant meals, effective this month. Also in April, a Boston-based activist group, Corporate Accountability International, called on McDonald’s to retire Ronald McDonald from marketing unhealthy fast food to children.
Then in June, the advocacy group, Center for Science in the Public Interest, threatened to sue...read full post »
In my house, I’m the lunch lady. One of the tasks that fall on my side of our family’s “chore chart” is to pack lunch for our son. This may not seems like a big deal, but I take my job very seriously.
While we’re apart for the day, I want him to have food that’s healthy, tasty and will feed his developing mind. But which foods will deliver the nutrients he needs for healthy cognitive function and memory?
I asked my friend, Brierley Wright, M.S. R.D., EatingWell’s associate editor of nutrition, for advice about foods for fueling young brains. For optimal brain development she suggested...read full post »
I’m always looking for ways (beyond crunches, aagh!) to keep my post-baby waistline trim. But I’ve learned about a cooking trick that goes beyond just eating low-cal to lose weight: there are actually two dinner ingredients that can help reduce abdominal fat.
Related Link: 7 foods that do the weight loss work for you.
Research suggests that eating more whole grains or including vinegar of any type in your diet may help reduce total body fat and abdominal fat, according to an article Ana Mantica wrote for the July/August issue of EatingWell Magazine. Here’s a quick synopsis:...read full post »