EatingWell Blogs (Page 244)

September 10, 2010 - 11:30am

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!)

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September 10, 2010 - 9:39am

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...

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September 9, 2010 - 11:51am

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.

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September 8, 2010 - 11:00am

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.

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September 7, 2010 - 11:20am

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.

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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.

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Well, I think I’ve found a happy medium. We’ve...

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