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EatingWell Blogs (Page 2)

November 17, 2016 - 11:42am

What’s the best part of Thanksgiving? The turkey? No way. It’s the stuffing. And to think there was a time when I thought stuffing could only be made from a box! Don’t get me wrong—boxed stuffing is good, but premade packages of stuffing are a real damper in the creativity department. (Not to mention they’re loaded with sodium and other not-so-wholesome ingredients in the form of preservatives.)

Recipes to Try: Easy Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipes

Homemade stuffing is ridiculously easy to make, but there are a few things you can do that would ruin a perfectly good stuffing. Here are a few mistakes to avoid when you’re making stuffing from scratch, and tips to fix your stuffing.

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November 4, 2016 - 9:51am

Most people worry about the food safety of thawing and refreezing, but as long as it's done right, it's perfectly safe. The only risk you'll take is ruin­ing the taste and texture of the food.

Related: Our Top Picks for Healthier Frozen-Food Dinners

Air exposure is the enemy when food is in the deep chill. Air trapped in the package or that seeps in from the freezer causes the moisture in the food to evaporate—making the food overly dry. Freezer air can also impart off-tasting flavors. Pack foods in airtight containers that are just a bit bigger than what you're freezing (leaving a little room for expansion as the foods freeze) or pack in freezer bags, squeezing out as much air as possible. Meat in plastic-wrapped...

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November 3, 2016 - 9:50am

Whole roasts with all the trimmings surrounded by mounds of herbed stuffing, creamy green beans covered with crispy onions, baskets of dinner rolls, soft salty butter, savory gravy. This tablescape is all too familiar—the happy tastes and smells of the holiday season. However, since I was diagnosed with celiac disease, that tantalizing tablescape signals caution.

More and more people are being diagnosed with food allergies and intolerances or choosing to follow special diets. While this changes the holiday table we know, it doesn't have to change the holiday table we love. So let's take the stress out of navigating the holidays with dietary restrictions, shall we?

Related: Our Best Gluten-Free Holiday Meal

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October 27, 2016 - 9:50am

When you work at EatingWell, people expect pretty big things from you on Thanksgiving—whether you're hosting or contributing. And even though the pressure's on, we all know we can impress our friends and family with our favorite EatingWell recipes. I asked the other editors what their go-tos are and now I definitely have some new recipes to try this year. Here's hoping some of these recipes claim a spot on your table too.

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October 25, 2016 - 9:51am

If your Instagram feed is anything like mine then it's pretty saturated with food photos (with some cute babies, wedding pics and celebs thrown in). Those yummy snaps of kale salads, overflowing smoothie bowls or gooey chocolate brownies are more than just eye candy—they may actually change your diet choices, inspiring you to eat better (or worse). Now, new research is coming out showing some pretty good reasons to up to your Instagram game. Read more about the research from myself and Marissa Donovan, R.D. (as originally published in EatingWell magazine).

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