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EatingWell Blogs (Page 14)

February 3, 2016 - 3:59pm

In its classic form, chicken parm (short for Parmesan, but of course you knew that) is a dish you order at a family-style Italian restaurant when you want a big piece of chicken breast fried, coated in buttery, cheesy breadcrumbs, topped with melted mozzarella and served with a pile of pasta and tomato sauce and a solid dusting of Parmesan cheese. To replicate this dish at home, you’d go through the process of dredging and breading the chicken breasts, then getting them crispy and golden in a frying pan with plenty of oil, followed by baking them in the oven topped with gooey cheese—not to mention the homemade sauce. So delicious. So much work.

Want to enjoy this favorite dinner at home for a fraction of the effort (and calories)? EatingWell’s genius recipe makeover of chicken Parmesan (pictured above) gives you all that Italian-...

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February 3, 2016 - 9:46am

Eating clean doesn't have to be complicated or cumbersome. This 1-day meal plan is a perfect example of just how deliciously simple clean-eating can be. These daily eats are free of additives and foods with long ingredient lists and full of real foods like fresh vegetables, dairy and whole grains. Quick, clean and satisfying, this wholesome meal plan sets you up for a healthy and successful day.

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Breakfast (341 Calories)

Oatmeal with Fruit...

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February 3, 2016 - 9:07am

If stressing out makes you reach for a brownie here's a strategy to try to beat your food cravings: walk them off. It may seem like a silly strategy when your stomach seems to be demanding all the chocolate (and now!) but science shows it really works.

In a 2015 study in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers asked overweight adults either to walk briskly on the treadmill for 15 minutes or to sit quietly. Everyone then completed a stressful task and unwrapped sugary treats—two known craving triggers. Those who hoofed it had less of a desire to chow down compared to their sedentary peers, likely because exercise helps regulate food urges that aren't related to physical hunger, such as stress eating. Count it as another reason to move every day.

So next time a food craving hits—especially if it's stress related—take a stroll outside. When you...

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February 2, 2016 - 2:54pm

The scene: My kitchen. The time: Tonight, about 30 minutes before everyone melts down from starvation. The options: Join in the meltdown; scrounge around for enough money to order pizza; or do something special with those innocent-looking potatoes in the pantry. I bought them recently, thinking it would be a good idea to have potatoes in the house, just in case. And in this case, I can turn them into Asparagus & Ham Stuffed Potatoes in 30 minutes and turn dinner drama into a satisfying family meal. (At less than $3 per serving, it’s cheaper than pizza too.)

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The potatoes are easily cooked in the microwave while you organize the “stuff” to stuff them...

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February 1, 2016 - 4:44pm

Confession time: I’m a brownie snob. For years I’ve turned up my nose at “blondies.” (OK, maybe there’s a little “brunettes vs. blondes” thing going on too.) Given the choice, I’d always pick a fudgy brownie over a wan beige blondie more defined by its lack of chocolate than the presence of any particular identity of its own.

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But recently I’ve reconsidered my prejudices. A story in EatingWell Magazine, “Rediscovering Quinoa,” brought Almond Butter-Quinoa Blondies into my life and that changed everything.

These beautiful squares mix up in 10 minutes with just a few ingredients—and best...

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