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Nicci Micco's Blog (Page 20)

January 29, 2009 - 3:36am

Diet fads may come and go, but I know that I can always stay at a healthy weight by eating foods I love. I try to make most of my food choices smart ones but there’s a place for pizza in every diet plan. No food is off limits as long as I keep calories in mind (and remember that 3,500 extra ones will cause me to gain a pound).
Here are my 4 favorite tricks for keeping the weight off:

1. I seek out yummy recipes that seem decadent but actually are low in calories and packed with healthful ingredients. One of the quick low-cal dinners I’ve been making a lot recently is Pepperoni Pizza: its cheesy, saucy topping...

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By Nicci Micco in EatingWell Blogs

Food doesn’t have to come in shelf-stable packages to be convenient. And in five short weeks, we’re going to transform you into a fresh-food aficionado. Soon enough, you’ll be planning meals—and foraging snacks—from the healthy ingredients stashed in your fridge. It’s that simple. We’ll take it in steps, offering up a new focus each week.

This Week’s Focus: Stock Your Fridge with Fresh Foods

What does a healthy fridge hold? Here’s a quick list to get you started:

Plenty of fruits and vegetables. Go for whatever seasonal picks look most delicious, aiming to assemble a mix that includes one in every color of the rainbow. Don’t miss: Fruits and vegetables you...

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By Nicci Micco in EatingWell Blogs

Food doesn’t have to come in shelf-stable packages to be convenient. And we’re running a 5-week campaign to help transform you into a fresh-food aficionado, one who plans meals—and forages snacks—from the healthy ingredients stashed in your fridge. (If you’re just learning about our Keep it Fresh Challenge here, be sure to go back and check out our past weeks’ challenges.)

This Week’s Focus: Plan a Menu, Starting with One Seasonal Ingredient as Inspiration

What better way to plan a menu than to start with an ingredient that’s in season?
Eating with the seasons is all about anticipation and then savoring what is ripe at the moment—the first tangerines of the winter that light up the market, the season of stone fruit, then the arrival of...

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