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EatingWell Blogs (Page 8)

February 24, 2016 - 9:47am

Is it OK to have some fries if you're trying to lose weight or eat cleaner? Turns out, your favorite indulgences are no longer off limits, even when you're trying to slim down or eat healthier. Adding a small portion of a splurge food to an otherwise healthy plate tricks your brain into thinking your healthy dish is just as decadent as a junky smorgasbord, revealed a recent study from the journal Management Science. It's called the "vice-virtue bundle." "Good taste brings about satisfaction, but so does knowing you made a wise choice," says lead author Kelly Haws, Ph.D., of Vanderbilt University.

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February 24, 2016 - 9:01am

Last fall I went to Singapore for its first-ever 24-hour street-food tour. Yes, you read that correctly: several other food journalists and I were invited to ride a bus for 24 hours (without sleeping!) to taste 40 dishes at 33 restaurants and hawker centers all over the tiny island-nation.

Don't Miss: 20+ Amazing Asian Dishes You Can Make at Home

Singapore is considered by culinary adventurers to be the holy land of street food. People on this Southeast Asian island (which is only about half the size of Los Angeles) take food fanaticism to a new level as witnessed at hawker centers all over the country. These...

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February 23, 2016 - 7:04am

I learned everything I know about baking from my mother. When I was a little girl, I loved getting up super-early on weekend mornings and helping her in the kitchen. I would measure and mix the dry ingredients (my favorite part was making the well in the middle) while she whisked the eggs. I was still in elementary school when I baked my first banana bread. It was from an old edition of Joy of Cooking and it was pretty basic and it was fine, but other than bananas it was made with mostly not-so-healthy ingredients, such as refined flour and shortening, which don't really provide much nourishment.

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Baking—my baking—has come a long...

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February 22, 2016 - 12:05pm

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

Eating clean also means drinking clean. You can still have some alcohol if you want—but stay within the recommended daily limit of one drink for women and two for men. One drink equals 5 ounces of wine, 1½ ounces of liquor or 12 ounces of beer.

Recipe to Try: Hibiscus-Pomegranate Iced Tea

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February 22, 2016 - 11:59am

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

Most of us eat far too many added sugars. The easiest way to clean up sugars in your diet is to limit obvious sources of sugar like soda, candy and baked goods. But don’t stop there—healthy foods like yogurt, tomato sauce and cereal can be “sneaky” sources of added sugars. Spend some time today reading labels. Choose plain or no-sugar-added varieties of your favorite foods, and check the ingredients to make sure sugar either isn’t listed at all, or is listed toward the bottom of the ingredient list.

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