I adore the nutty flavors and toothsome textures of whole grains. I always have. When I was a kid, my mom always served barley with her roast leg of lamb and it became my favorite side dish. Often we added mushrooms and topped it with gravy from the lamb. I’m hungry just thinking about it. Now, for a treat, I make EatingWell’s barley and mushroom risotto.
I’m lucky that I was trained from an early age to embrace whole grains, from barley to whole wheat. Now that I am an adult, I’m enjoying new whole grains, such as quinoa and farro, and using EatingWell’s Whole Grain Recipe Collection nearly every day. Why? Because whole grains are just plain healthier than refined grains. On...read full post »
I’m going on a buffalo hunt. No horses or bows and arrows involved. I’m just going to arm myself with the latest issue of EatingWell, which has these amazing bison recipes by meat master chef Bruce Aidells, and head to the market, looking for new ways to cook America’s leanest and greenest meat.
Get the recipe: Greek Bison Burgers
This may sound exotic: it’s not. Now that Americans have discovered buffalo is one of the healthiest meats (only 143 calories and 2 grams of fat per serving), it is becoming common in many markets. Buffalo is leaner than beef, which is why it does so well in recipes like...read full post »
With the Boston marathon right around the corner on April 20, I’m even more inspired to stay on track with my training for the half-marathon I’m running in May. I’m organizing my time to help me fit in my mileage during the week and carving out a couple of hours on Saturday mornings for long runs. I’m also being extra careful about what I eat. I know that choosing the right foods to fuel my body will help me run my best and feel good doing it. Following these four eating tips helps energize my runs. Try them to power your workouts too!
Get the recipe: Egg & Salmon Sandwich
Eat plenty of healthy carbohydrates. If you’re active, and particularly if you’re training for a race or...read full post »
My kitchen is a no-butter zone! Well, with the exception of a teeny-tiny amount for toast. The worst part: it’s not my rule. It’s my fiance’s. He doesn’t loathe butter, he actually loves the stuff, but saturated fat is his #1 enemy. (Andy has high cholesterol and he’s one of a few fortunate people I know who can keep it in check with a healthy diet and regular exercise.) And because butter is basically straight-up fat, most of which is saturated, we opt instead for some of these low-fat EatingWell dinners.
Dr. Philip Ades who wrote EatingWell for a Healthy Heart agrees. (The book was just nominated for a James Beard Award as one of the best healthy cookbooks of the year.) And, in fact, his cookbook puts together more...read full post »
I’m one of those people who insists on doing her own taxes. I like to see exactly where my money is going, and usually, it’s not going where I want it to. So instead of going out to a local dive bar for a burger and fries to ease the stress, I’m going to tighten my belt and make these delicious recipes for cheap eats. Take the Stuffed Pork Sandwich, for example. At 353 calories it still has that ooey goey melted cheese that I crave without all the calories, plus at $3 a serving it’s better for my bank account. Feel like going to the local cantina for dinner? Save some money by preparing some inexpensive Mexican food at home...read full post »