EatingWell Blogs (Page 4)

March 9, 2017 - 9:52am

Leonardo DiCaprio

As if there weren't enough reasons to love Leonardo DiCaprio, the Academy Award-winning actor, documentary film maker and founder of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (an organization dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of earth's inhabitants) has again demonstrated his commitment to the environment.

DiCaprio announced he is investing in LoveTheWild, a food company that...

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March 8, 2017 - 9:26am

Image courtesy of Purple Carrot

I hear an awful lot about Tom Brady. I live in New England (Vermont, by way of Boston) and I'm married to a die-hard Patriots fan. And while I don't like Brady when he's beating my team on the field, I love that he acknowledges the importance of nutrition in athletic performance. Yes, you need to train right, but you also need to eat right (and I'm sure there is a little more magic in his secret sauce like genetics, recovery, being married to Gisele, etc.).

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March 7, 2017 - 3:25pm

Don’t send me to the store if you want to eat tonight. I can wander the aisles for ages, clutching a few ragged coupons, and wind up with a jar of capers, a bag of organic buckwheat flour, 2 kiwis, some Vermont Cheddar and a bag of frozen peas. That’s an Iron Chef challenge, not dinner. (Good thing I’m somewhat more coordinated as managing editor of EatingWell than I am in the grocery store.)

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March 7, 2017 - 9:47am

Roasting vegetables

Once limited to high-end ranges, convection functions are now built in to most new ovens. I use convection almost exclusively at home, because it cooks faster and more evenly than regular settings.

Here's why: It has a built-in fan that helps heat the oven faster, eliminates hot spots and enables even cooking on all racks. No more fussing with rotating pans! Plus, ovens with convection also have a vent that draws out excess steam. The drier air helps foods cook and caramelize sooner—just what you're looking for when roasting chicken or vegetables.

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March 6, 2017 - 9:28am

St. Patricks's Day is right around the corner and in addition to leprechauns, all things green and Irish soda bread, this means Shamrock Shakes are back. McDonald's releases these shakes around the holiday each year but only for a limited time and they've got quite a following. Maybe it's because they're not available all year, or maybe there's something about the minty "Shamrock Shake syrup" that drives people wild. But don't let that green color fool you, these shakes are nowhere near green-smoothie status when it comes to nutrition.

If you're looking to get your Shamrock Shake fix but want to avoid the drive-thru, our new...

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