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EatingWell Blogs (Page 243)

September 30, 2010 - 11:28am

We’ve been working hard in the EatingWell Test Kitchen the past couple of weeks testing and retesting recipes for the holidays. It feels odd roasting a turkey when the temperature outside is over 80 degrees. But now that it’s officially fall, I can only think of one thing: Thanksgiving.

I know it’s early, and the last thing we need are the holidays encroaching on our lives sooner than they already do. But before you know it, Turkey Day will be right around the corner. Thinking about Thanksgiving this early in the game has some advantages. Here are 4 things you can do right now to plan ahead:

1. Pick your menu. It’s easier to come up with a plan when you’re not pressed for time, and if you pick wisely you can save money too.

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September 29, 2010 - 11:33am

Vegetarian cooking is all the rage these days and I’m all for it. In addition to the environmental benefits, research shows cutting back on meat may have a host of health benefits, which is appealing to me too, including improved blood pressure, decreased risk of heart disease, lowered cholesterol and better weight control. But to the uninitiated, vegetarian cooking can be a little intimidating. Just replacing meat with starchy refined carbs and cheese may be “eating vegetarian”—but it’s not eating healthfully, and it’s certainly not satisfying.

In general, women need roughly 46 grams of protein per day and men need 56 grams per day.  Women who are pregnant or lactating need an additional 25 grams of protein per day. So how do you get enough protein in your diet when you're not eating meat? I love trying out recipes...

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September 28, 2010 - 11:19am

I don’t know why it still shocks me when I read that we aren’t eating our vegetables. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that most Americans eat less than half the amount of recommended vegetable servings. What gives, people? Vegetables are so awesome! You just have to cook them right.

So here’s my challenge to you: pick one new vegetable to try each week. To get you started, I’ve selected three of my favorite fall vegetables. Not only are they ripe right now and at their most delicious and nutritious, they all keep well and are endlessly versatile. Plus you can get good deals on them if you shop smart. Here are my best tips for cooking these 3 vegetables and how to get the best deal on them at the grocery store.

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September 27, 2010 - 12:21pm

In the past couple of years I’ve really scaled back how much red meat I eat. Partly because I truly enjoy meatless meals (and it helps that I’m getting much better at cooking delicious ones!). Partly for the environmental benefits. And also for my health, which is what spurred my interest in finding an answer to this question: Does eating red meat increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer?

Related: What to eat to beat the odds of breast cancer

Here’s what I found: A...

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September 24, 2010 - 12:09pm

People, don’t hate me, but after listening to the Food and Drug Administration’s hearings this week on whether to allow genetically engineered salmon to be brought to market, I’m almost sold on what’s being called, in some circles, the “Frankenfish.”

I absolutely love salmon—salmon cakes, grilled salmon tacos... (OK, I’m already hungry). So when I heard that AquaBounty Technologies’ genetically engineered super salmon matures early and can grow to market size in 18 months, instead of three years, I paid attention.

Related: 20+ Easy Salmon Recipes

I mean, why not? Salmon is one of the healthiest foods we can eat, loaded with healthy...

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