EatingWell Blogs (Page 246)

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.

Related Link: 15 Tricks to Save Money on Groceries But Still Eat Well

A lot of people have Pasta...

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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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In the EatingWell Test Kitchen, we like to slice an eggplant into rounds, brush oil over the slices and sprinkle them with salt...

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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.

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...

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September 3, 2010 - 9:46am

I’m at an age—and stage in life—when half my friends are hoping and attempting to get pregnant and the other half are trying hard not to get pregnant.

Related Link: Already pregnant? Get 7 easy, healthy pregnancy diet tips here.

So, as a nutrition editor, it was second nature for me to wonder if eating certain foods could influence one’s baby-making odds. In the September issue of EatingWell Ana Mantica delves into the research to find a list of foods that can amp—or dampen—a man’s virility. Here they are:

Fertility Booster: Fruits and...

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September 2, 2010 - 10:35am

How would you define an “effortless meal”? For me, it’s the embodiment of simplicity in every way—from the food to the taste to the feeling it evokes.

The first time I came to appreciate the truly effortless meal was in my early twenties. I was living with a French family in Paris. Madame B, super-busy mother of three teenagers, raced around the city all day, waltzed into the kitchen around 8 p.m., and yet still whipped up a 4-course dinner out of thin air in minutes, landing effortlessly at the table with a graceful smile on her face. Her meals were a joy to consume—another factor in the effortless meal.

Related Link: Get 20 ideas for truly effortless weeknight meals

One night I was literally knocked off...

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