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EatingWell Blogs (Page 254)

July 8, 2010 - 10:22am

Why is it that summer meals have the reputation of being so low-cal? Unless you’re eating salad for dinner every night, I think summer classics can be quite the opposite. There are calories lurking everywhere in your favorite summer recipes, people! Luckily, we’ve been hard at work in the EatingWell Test Kitchen figuring out healthier ways to enjoy summer’s most popular foods. Here are some of the most fattening recipes that we made healthier:

Creamy Soups
Take New England Clam Chowder, for example. It’s a pleasure to sip a bowlful beachside with a few oyster crackers on top. Seems innocent...

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July 7, 2010 - 10:42am

Zucchini. Say the word and you’re sure to elicit passionate opinions of this abundant summer vegetable. In my household zucchini is contentious. I‘m a lover: I’m half Lebanese and have fond memories of eating kusa as a kid—zucchini stuffed with a mixture of ground beef and rice baked in a savory spiced tomato sauce. Even now, whenever we go out to eat at my cousin’s Lebanese restaurant, we are sure to split an order of kusa if it’s available. (Get the recipe for kusa, plus zucchini casserole, oven-fried zucchini sticks and more.)

On the other hand, if you ask my husband to name his least favorite vegetables, zucchini is most often the first one out of his mouth. Until I made him...

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July 6, 2010 - 3:32pm

I recently blogged about fast-food breakfasts that sound healthy, but aren’t—ones that duped even me, a registered dietitian—and I received dozens of (passionate!) responses on EatingWell’s Facebook page. Some readers commented on how fast food can’t possibly be healthy.

I’m debunking that myth: sometimes fast food can be healthy. Here are 4 diet-busting fast-food lunches to skip—plus lighter options to order or make at home and bring along. Because sometimes we don’t want to—or don’t have time to—make three meals a day...

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July 6, 2010 - 12:28pm

I can think of so many reasons to adore the lowly canned tuna fish: It’s affordable. It’s high in omega-3 fats (psst… those are the ones that are good for your heart, your mood and your skin). I love that I can store it in my cupboard until just when I need it. And it’s such a versatile ingredient. Plus, canned albacore tuna has low levels of mercury and is a sustainable choice if it’s labeled as troll- or pole-caught, from the U.S. or British Columbia. Another healthy choice is chunk light tuna, which comes from the smaller skipjack or yellowfin, and has less mercury than canned white albacore tuna. The FDA/EPA advises that women who are or might become pregnant, nursing mothers and young children consume...

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July 2, 2010 - 9:04am

As a kid, I would get all excited each week when the milkman delivered icy bottles of milk, fresh from the old dairy farm down our road. I loved drinking milk, loved it on my cereal in the morning with a few fresh strawberries, which gave it a sweet pink tinge, and loved it in homemade ice cream.

Related Link: Use your milk in these rich yet healthy recipes for homemade Chocolate Cookie & Walnut Crunch Ice Cream and more frozen desserts.

That dairy farm is gone now, and more than 400,000 other small dairy farms have been lost since the 1970s. And these days, I see fewer and fewer kids (much less adults) reaching for a glass of milk. In fact, since 1980, milk consumption in this country has dropped by more than...

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