EatingWell Blogs (Page 2)
Sometimes you read about a hot new food trend or a friend emails you saying that you have to try adding this to your morning coffee to solve all your ailments. But a lot of nutrition information floating around out there is either too good to be true or perpetuates nonsense about perfectly healthy foods. We took a harder look at some of the topics floating around the nutrition "rumor mill" and what the science said. See if some of these myths tricked you.
As the leaves on the trees change from green to yellow and red, the cooling weather means one thing for me: it’s pumpkin time.
Starbucks rolls out the Pumpkin Spice Latte, Halloween pumpkins start bringing their glow to the farmers’ markets and gardening stores, and my Pinterest board lights up with pumpkin recipes.
Pumpkin and all types of winter squash have always been a favorite food of mine. So it’s a good thing they’re loaded with vitamin A, vitamin C and fiber, because I’m planning to eat my fair share as fall in Vermont is already settling in.
To keep things easy, all these recipes use canned pumpkin. But if you would like to use fresh pumpkin or squash, cut a small, 4-to-6-pound pie pumpkin or winter squash in half and remove the seeds. Lightly coat the inside with oil and roast at 350°F until very tender, 50 minutes to 1...read full post »
Here are some gift ideas for people on your list who are always on top of latest health trends and love to take good care of themselves. Help spread the healthy cheer this holiday season with a fun color-blocked (and insulated) water bottle, a gift set of small-batch-farmed tea, the Test Kitchen's favorite spiralizer and a kit to make your own kombucha.
My Hydro by Hydroflask customizable-color bottle, starting at $29hydroflask.com
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Before I became a mother I didn’t think too much about Halloween and candy bars … and sugar comas. But now that my daughter is old enough to indulge in all that Halloween has to offer, I’m paying more attention. I know a few candy corns won’t hurt anybody, but the problem with Halloween is that even though it’s only one day, the candy and parties appear for weeks beforehand (and of course the candy hangs around afterward too.) So this year I’m going to make some healthy Halloween treats that I used to enjoy when I was a kid. They’re delicious, but not overloaded with sugar and other not-so-desirable ingredients.
Here are 4 recipes perfect for Halloween celebrations that you’ll feel good about sharing with your family and friends:
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Snacks are a big thing in the EatingWell office. Whether it's homemade treats from the Test Kitchen (perks of the job) or rummaging through a snack drawer, people are always snacking here. And that's a good thing: choosing healthy snacks with protein, fiber and nutrients helps make sure you fill up between meals, so you aren't tempted to overeat later in the day. Just don't go overboard on calories or sodium with your snack choices (watch out for that vending machine). Fresh fruit and cut-up vegetables—naturally low in calories, high in fiber and nutrient-packed—make great healthy snacks. We've got tons of healthy recipes for homemade snacks, but sometimes you...read full post »