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October 1, 2014 - 9:30am

I thought I had it good with my CSA midsummer, but the first weeks of September are truly a vegetable-lover’s gold mine.

Not only am I still getting perfect summer tomatoes, peppers and eggplant, but cooler-weather crops like beets and dark leafy greens are back in rotation too. Last week’s share added huge leaves of curly kale, Chioggia beets and some of the best carrots I’ve ever eaten to my larder.

I’m almost overwhelmed with the amount of vegetables spilling out of my fridge—but in a good way.

Here are EatingWell’s kale, beet and carrot recipes that I can’t wait to cook up—as well as a helpful hint on storing each if you need to.


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October 1, 2014 - 9:08am

No matter how hard I try to be organized, I’m always scrambling to get out the door in the morning.

There are lunches to make, school supplies to organize, the question of “Do I need to defrost anything for dinner?” to answer. I’m lucky if I gulp down some coffee, let alone eat breakfast. But I know if I skip my morning meal, I’ll be “hangry” by 10 a.m.

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To start the new school year off on the right foot, I’m trying something new.

I’m making breakfast ahead of time. I’m either cooking ahead over the weekend and tucking individual portions away in my freezer to reheat or whipping something up the night before.

Either way, I...

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September 25, 2014 - 11:59am

Picking healthy snack foods can feel pretty confusing. There are thousands of items to choose from at the grocery store, yet it’s hard to come up with ideas for healthy and satisfying snacks.

You want something that packs in nutrients and keeps you feeling full if you’re out for a hike or on the go all day. We put two snack foods head to head to find out which is healthier: this or that? Granola bars or trail mix?

The Winner: Trail mix, as Joyce Hendley first reported for EatingWell.

Both of these snacks have such healthy halos, they almost gleam—but if you choose wisely, trail mix—sometimes called gorp—tends to have a little more real health value.

Here’s where the differences lie:

Trail Mix:If you choose trail mix instead of a bar, you can see exactly what you’re getting....

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September 25, 2014 - 11:49am

You may be done with summer veggies, but the days are still long and warm, so chances are good that your garden, CSA share or farmers’ market is still bursting with certain vegetables.

Cucumbers, zucchini and corn were on my CSA pickup this week. Again.

While I love cukes, zukes and corn, apparently after receiving them for several weeks in a row I’ve hit a culinary wall, since I still have stragglers in my fridge from as long as two weeks ago.

Even though I have a stack of old reliable recipes that I turn to for cooking these seasonal vegetables, at this point in the game I need some more interesting vegetable recipes.

For cooking inspiration, I searched through the EatingWell archive for zucchini, cucumber and corn recipes. In this vegetable-recipe roundup, I’ve also included some preserving tips, in case you just can’...

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September 25, 2014 - 11:42am

Picking out healthy and filling breakfast foods at the grocery store can feel pretty overwhelming. There are thousands of options to choose from, but it’s hard to tell which are the healthiest choices.

We put two popular fast and filling breakfast foods head to head to find out which is healthier: this or that? For a quick, easy breakfast that will fill you up, which is a better choice—1 cup of toasted-oats cereal with 1/2 cup low-fat (2%) milk or 2 slices of whole-grain toast topped with 2 tablespoons peanut butter?

The Winner: Peanut butter with whole-grain toast takes the slight edge for the win, but both of these are actually healthy options that will fuel your morning.

Here’s why we picked the toast—and an explanation of why both are nutritious breakfasts, as Joyce Hendley originally reported for EatingWell...

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