EatingWell Blogs (Page 285)
I recently rediscovered a cooking method that I just love—Cooking in Packets or what the French call cooking “en papillote.” It may sound fancy, but the concept is simple—the ingredients are cooked inside a parchment or aluminum-foil pouch. The steam created inside the pouch locks in the flavor while keeping the ingredients juicy and tender. Since you’re using steam to cook your dinner, you don’t need to use much oil, making cooking in packets a great option for folks who are looking for an über-healthy dinner.
But my favorite part about cooking in packets? It’s virtually mess free. You can cook and even eat out of the packets you create without ever dirtying a pan.
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We’ve been having an ongoing debate here in the EatingWell Test Kitchen about which berry is the best. When I initially brought up this question I thought the correct answer would be totally obvious to everyone. But of the six of us involved in that initial debate, only I seemed to be clued in to the fact that the only choice that’s truly deserving of that number one ranking is raspberries. (Four people picked strawberries and one picked blueberries as their first choice.)
So in the spirit of our summer fruit debate I thought I’d share a couple of my favorite EatingWell raspberry dessert recipes, including decadent Frozen Raspberry Pie, with those of you who love...read full post »
We have a lot of young mothers on staff at EatingWell and their kids range in age from 5 months to 5 years. At lunchtime the conversation often turns to how challenging it is to pack a healthy kids lunch. Between dealing with finicky eaters and no-peanut rules, it seems like it’s really hard to pull a meal together!
Here are a few tips and recipes we’ve come up with in the test kitchen to help you pack a lunch your kids will be excited about.
- Tip 1: Cut fruit into fun shapes with cookie cutters. Melon works very well.
- Tip 2: Buy yogurt in quart containers and dispense it into your own small containers each day—to save waste and money. Add your own frozen berries to jazz up vanilla yogurt and make it more...
For years I’ve toyed with the idea of going vegetarian—to better both my health and the environment. Right now my refrigerator is full of amazing summer produce, so my fiancé, Andy, and I eat meat-free meals a few days a week. But I’ve never gone completely meatless, even though I’d like to try. So you can imagine how thrilled I was when EatingWell launched this vegetarian meal plan—28 days of delicious meat-free meals, no planning necessary. It’s easy to use: just pick your calorie level and voilà!— breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack planned for nearly a month.
(If a month’s worth of easy, delicious meals isn’t enough of a reason to try eating vegetarian,...read full post »
A good melon can be downright magical. This week I bought a cantaloupe and I’m greeted with its heady fragrance each time I open the fridge. My husband and I love melons so much we’ve been known to devour an entire, perfectly ripe cantaloupe in one sitting. At farmers’ markets I'm discovering other melon varieties, too, like canary and galia. Here are tips about five of my favorite melon varieties and recipes to enjoy them in. Get more recipes for melons and other fresh summer produce from EatingWell.
Cantaloupes have bright orange, firm, sweet flesh. These round melons have tan netting over yellow/green background. Try it in: Thai-Style Melon & Beef Salad
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