EatingWell Blogs (Page 7)
Snacks are a big thing in the EatingWell office. Whether it's homemade treats from the Test Kitchen (perks of the job) or rummaging through a snack drawer, people are always snacking here. And that's a good thing: choosing healthy snacks with protein, fiber and nutrients helps make sure you fill up between meals, so you aren't tempted to overeat later in the day. Just don't go overboard on calories or sodium with your snack choices (watch out for that vending machine). Fresh fruit and cut-up vegetables—naturally low in calories, high in fiber and nutrient-packed—make great healthy snacks. We've got tons of healthy recipes for homemade snacks, but sometimes you...read full post »
Over the past few months we've been working hard to bring you a better EatingWell.com and we started with the recipes first. We wanted to make it easier for you to discover, save and share recipes you love.
• We redesigned our recipe pages with bigger, bolder images and easier sharing on Facebook and Pinterest.
• We created a...read full post »
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....read full post »
"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...read full post »
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...read full post »