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EatingWell Blogs (Page 7)

December 16, 2016 - 9:57am

Whether you enjoy smoothies for breakfast, a snack or even dessert, they’re a great way to increase your daily servings of fruits and vegetables. But depending on the ingredients they’re made with and how much you drink, smoothies can quickly turn into unhealthy calorie-bombs filled with too much sugar. Drinking too many high-calorie smoothies could counteract their health benefits and sabotage your efforts to stay—or get—slim.

Don't Miss: Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Making your own smoothie at home allows you to control the ingredients. You know how much of and what foods you are getting. Wondering how to make a smoothie? A good smoothie should contain a blend of ingredients with protein and fiber to help...

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December 8, 2016 - 9:11am

Not everyone gets excited about vegetables, but this video will definitely help and at the very least it has to put a smile on your face. These kids have talent. And they're rapping about growing food and vegetables. Not only that, they're really good—at rapping, dancing, knowing their nutrition facts (around 2:43 they start talking about minerals and vitamins, and nail it) and, from the looks of it, cooking yummy, healthy food.

The video was put together by Appetite for Change, a nonprofit based in North Minneapolis that uses food to help build health, wealth and social change. It runs urban farming programs, free community cooking workshops and helps create a more...

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December 5, 2016 - 9:07am

Do you ever feel pressed for time trying to get a meal together? Yup, us too—which is why we love giving ourselves a helping hand up front by taking advantage of make-ahead meals.

These mouthwatering meal-prep ideas are just the inspirational eye-candy we need to make a plan to eat healthy (and deliciously) this week.

Related: How to Meal-Prep on Sunday for a Week of Healthy Dinners


 


 

 

1. These beautiful make-ahead morning bowls are serious motivation to get out of bed.

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December 2, 2016 - 9:41am

'Tis the season for all things peppermint—whether it's hot cocoa spiked with minty flavor, candy canes being hung on a tree or smashed on top of chocolate bark (like in this Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Bark recipe). And there are plenty of reasons to love mint, beyond the icy cool flavor. Here are four unique and somewhat surprising health benefits to this often overlooked herb.

Boost Your Memory

Keep your shopping list or to-do list top of mind with peppermint tea. In a study presented at the British Psychological Society, people who sipped a cup of peppermint tea before taking a memory test performed better than those who drank chamomile tea or hot water.

Run Longer

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November 30, 2016 - 9:57am


Gathering together with family and good friends during the holiday season for festive dinners and celebrations is what makes this time of year so special.

Show the host or hostess your gratitude with a thoughtful gift, such as hand-woven dish towels, gourmet sea salt or specialty chocolates.

Editor's note: You can find one of these fragrant trees during the holiday season at Trader Joe's, Whole Foods and home-improvement stores like Lowe's or Home Depot.

Other holiday plants, such as poinsettias and amaryllis, also make lovely gifts.

Rosemary Tree, $10-$20

Gather Chocolates, $12.50

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