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EatingWell Blogs (Page 248)

August 24, 2010 - 11:46am

What do you let your kids eat? I asked my fellow mom-editors at EatingWell this question yesterday because I’m struggling with what to let my child eat.

My son is just a year and a half old (so I’m still new to this mom thing). My husband and I have been pretty selective about what he eats—little added sugar and salt, few processed foods, lots of whole grains, fruits, beans and full-fat dairy—but at daycare they occasionally serve frozen popsicles (made with fruit juice followed closely by added sugars and high-fructose corn syrup).

Related Link: 9 Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Healthier

I’ve said no to those treats, so the teachers offer him popsicles of just frozen apple juice. (So nice of...

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August 23, 2010 - 11:58am

In general, I’m not a picky eater, but I am choosy when it comes to salads. I have absolutely zero interest in eating tired-looking bagged lettuce with dry matchstick carrots, pale-colored tomato wedges and sliced canned black olives. Those kinds of salads actually make me cringe—the benefit from the vegetable servings just isn’t worth the lack of deliciousness.

Related Link: Learn the 4 magic ingredients of a power salad here.

If you point me in the direction of a good salad bar, the heaping plate that I’ll come back with would make you think I live for salad. A good salad bar is chock-full of delicious—and nutritious—ingredients. There are also some not-so-healthy choices...

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August 19, 2010 - 11:23am

When my husband travels for business I don’t have much fun in putting a homemade dinner on the table for one—and then there are all the dishes that I have do…myself! Instead, I “make” a lot of quick, half-homemade dinners. My go-to is a premade, packaged veggie burger and a vegetable side dish or two.

Related Links:
Packaged Foods You Can Feel Good About Eating
Meatless Meals You Must Try
10 “Everyday...

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August 18, 2010 - 11:48am

When it comes to lunch, not much has changed since I was a kid—even at age 34, I’m still envious when a co-worker pulls out a treat that I wish I had in my lunch bag! Whether you’re packing a lunch for the kids or brown-bagging it at work, it’s always nice to include a little treat.

Related Links:
Healthy Lunch Recipes for Kids
Quick Light Lunches to Bring to Work

I like to make these easy, healthy homemade fruit bars on Sunday afternoons. This recipe makes a nice-size batch and holds well for up to 5 days, so I can put them in my lunchbox all week as a special treat. And whether you...

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August 17, 2010 - 11:38am

I have a love/hate relationship with “superfoods.” What I love about them is that they’re multi-taskers—brimming with various disease-fighting nutrients, usually without providing too many calories, and delivered in a delicious form (think: blueberries).

What I dislike is that some foods deemed “super” are exotic (ahem, the goji berry?!) or something—like, say, sardines—that you’d only have once in a while. Healthy? Yes. Would you eat them every day? Probably not.

With all the other healthy-eating recommendations we need to remember (eat fish twice a week; replace half your grains with whole grains), I don’t want to have to remember a list of eat-this-once-a-week or once-a-month foods.

So, I’m keeping it simple: here are 10 easy-to-eat, easy-to-find, everyday...

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