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EatingWell Blogs (Page 5)

February 22, 2016 - 11:05am

Join us for our 28-Day Clean-Eating Challenge. Spring clean your diet with clean-eating dinner plans, recipes, inspiration and tips.

Clean eating doesn’t mean giving up meat entirely. However cutting back on meat can help reduce saturated fat in your diet. Plus, clean eating minimizes any processed meats, like hot dogs and cold cuts, which usually have extra ingredients and a high sodium count. Try getting your protein from a variety of sources, including fish, tofu, eggs, beans, yogurt and nuts.

Recipe to Try: Quinoa Veggie Burger












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February 22, 2016 - 10:54am

Join us for our 28-Day Clean-Eating Challenge. Spring clean your diet with clean-eating dinner plans, recipes, inspiration and tips.

Americans typically eat 1.5 times the recommended sodium limit of 2,300 mg. According to new research, the average restaurant meal at a full-service restaurant delivered more than 3,500 mg of sodium (yikes!). That’s why cooking healthier meals at home is key to limiting your salt intake. You can boost flavor without reaching for the salt shaker (or at least use less salt) by using herbs and spices and adding vinegar or citrus to foods. Try a squeeze of lemon on fish or chicken, a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and olive oil over salad, or dried herbs like oregano and rosemary in soups. And choose...

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February 22, 2016 - 10:41am

Join us for our 28-Day Clean-Eating Challenge. Spring clean your diet with clean-eating dinner plans, recipes, inspiration and tips.

You can greatly improve your diet and clean it up in a snap by cutting back on processed and packaged foods, which can be full of sodium, added sugars and ingredients we can’t pronounce. Certain packaged foods, like plain yogurt and pre-washed salad greens are a healthy part of a clean-eating diet. It's the foods with a long-list of ingredients or that you could easily make yourself at home that you should think about cutting down on. Try cooking up a stir-fry at home instead of getting takeout, or making homemade pizza instead of using frozen.

Recipe to Try:...

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February 18, 2016 - 3:34pm

My family hosts an Oscar party every year—even in northern Vermont about as far away from Hollywood as we could be, we're starstruck and red-carpet ready. We like to serve nominee-related food and drink (we don't go full Wolfgang Puck, but we have our moments). The Oscars 2016 nominees are a challenging bunch, edibly speaking, but we'll do our best to recognize the potential winners in pun form while still serving delicious party food. Here are some menu ideas, featuring some favorite EatingWell recipes renamed for the occasion:

Drinks:

We'll offer a dry Martian (martini) and a couple celebrity cocktails:

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February 18, 2016 - 11:57am

Chances are you have a microwave sitting somewhere in your kitchen. They’ve gotten smaller over the years, but even the most svelte version takes up precious real estate.  It’s time to put that baby to work.

Here are 7 unexpected uses for your microwave:

Related: Does radiation from your microwave cause dangerous compounds in your food? Get the truth here.

1. Cook fish – Cook a steak in the microwave and you’ll end up with shoe leather. Fish, on the other hand, can be cooked perfectly in the microwave. Simply wrap your fish in microwave-safe plastic with a little seasoning (salt and pepper and some lemon, perhaps) and cook for about 2 minutes on high. (The...

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