EatingWell Blogs (Page 244)
I’m not gonna lie to you—I have boxed mac & cheese at home. There are two boxes of shells and cheese sitting in my cupboard just pining to be my next dinner. But here’s the real truth: they’ve been sitting there for months gathering dust, and they will continue to do so. Do you want to know why? Nine times out of ten I just want the real deal. I want real extra-sharp Cheddar (just enough to make it taste great) and I want to be able to pronounce what goes onto my dinner plate. (Sodium Tripolyphosphate, anyone? Mmmmmm, yummy!)
Not only is this ultra-creamy version of mac & cheese nearly as fast as...read full post »
At the end of a long day, after my kids are in bed, lunches are packed and the kitchen is as clean as it’s going to get, I like to eat ice cream. Often, this ritual happens at 10 p.m. You might be thinking: “What kind of nutrition expert promotes late-night emotional eating?” I say: one with expertise in weight management. Looking forward to my ice cream (measured into a half-cup container) keeps me from reaching for sweets earlier in the day. And the whole “eating after 6 p.m. makes you fat” thing just isn’t true. EatingWell Contributing Editor Joyce Hendley tackles this myth and others in a story in the September/October issue of EatingWell Magazine. Here are the...read full post »
I heart leftovers. But I know not everyone does. Maybe it’s because many people think of leftovers as eating-the-same-meal-every-night-for-a-week. But I’m going to try to change your mind. It’s easy to transform certain leftover ingredients into completely different dishes if you think a little creatively. And using leftovers can help you save money and avoid waste. Here are yummy recipes—many of which are from our new book, EatingWell on a Budget—to help you rethink your leftovers.
Related Link: 15 Tricks to Save Money on Groceries But Still Eat Well
A lot of people have Pasta...
Eggplant is just one of those things: you either love it or hate it. I’m a reformed hater. I’ve found the key to enjoying this vegetable (which is actually a fruit—a berry, to be exact) is cooking it correctly. So what’s the best way to cook an eggplant? In my personal opinion, I think it’s best cooked on the grill.
In the EatingWell Test Kitchen, we like to slice an eggplant into rounds, brush oil over the slices and sprinkle them with salt...read full post »
While I was in college (long before my desire to cook anything healthy materialized), I subsisted mostly on food out of a box or a can. I was a junk-food junkie.
Related Link: Healthy Recipes to Satisfy Your Junk-Food Cravings
I cringe now just thinking about it, but I have to say, I miss the convenience of opening up a box, using one pan on the stove and having dinner ready fast. Not to mention the fact that dinner in a box or can is about as cheap as it gets.
Related Link: Quick Weeknight Dinners for $3 or Less
Well, I think I’ve found a happy medium. We’ve...read full post »