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EatingWell Blogs (Page 6)

October 4, 2016 - 9:23am

The same golden-hued spice added to curries and in mustard is now making waves as turmeric tea. Deservedly so: turmeric seems to boast a slew of benefits.

Turmeric's health-boosting properties comes mostly from the compound curcumin. There's a dizzying amount of research on curcumin that has linked it with improving everything from osteoarthritis to cancer, psoriasis, diabetes and depression. One particularly interesting study out of Vanderbilt found that when mice inhaled curcumin (please don't try this at home), it crossed into the brain and cleaned up plaques that build up and lead to Alzheimer's....

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September 30, 2016 - 9:32am

"Healthy fried chicken" sounds like an oxymoron, but we make it happen with this healthy homemade Nashville Hot Chicken recipe. In this recipe makeover, we use a few clever tricks to cut down on calories and sodium while maintaining the crispy, juicy, delicious features that make fried chicken so finger-licking good. Here are a few hacks we used that can help you make fried chicken healthier at home.

Related: Healthier Fried Food Favorites

1. Use bone-in, skinless chicken. A...

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September 30, 2016 - 9:20am

Don't worry, good ol' grilled cheese, we still love you. But sometimes we want to shake things up a bit. Welcome cheese toast, aka an open-faced grilled cheese or tartine. No need for a frying pan or spatula-cheese toasts can be thrown together with whatever you have in the fridge or pantry.

To make them, simply start with a slice of toasted baguette for the base (or you can use whatever bread or sturdy cracker you have on hand). Layer on your favorite cheese and a few other ingredients to fancy it up. For a go-to combo, try a little salty cheese topped with jam and some crunchy nuts or seeds. Or get creative and try one of the other...

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September 27, 2016 - 9:04am

You want to celebrate that special occasion with a homemade cake, but time has gotten away from you. Cake mixes are an easy (and fairly foolproof) way to bake a cake, fast. But some mixes are overloaded with sugar and unnecessary additives. To pick the best boxed cake mix, choose a cake mix with the simplest, most recognizable list of ingredients—close to what you'd see in a recipe.

Related: Light...

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September 26, 2016 - 9:01am

Maybe you don't venture into the frozen food section unless it's 100 degrees outside. But I do! Along with frozen fruit and vegetables, I keep my freezer stocked with a handful of carefully curated convenience foods to turn into an easy dinner. Fish sticks, potstickers, veggie burgers, mozzarella sticks, meatballs and hash browns are among my favorites.

Related: Healthy Eating Just Got Easier with EatingWell's New Frozen Dinners

I'm all for cooking from scratch—I do it for a living! But sometimes I just don't have time for that. I have a preschooler who demands dinner immediately upon arrival at home. If I'm feeling less than inspired by what I planned for dinner that night...

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