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EatingWell Blogs (Page 8)

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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February 17, 2016 - 9:15am

As a registered dietitian, I'm asked for plenty of advice on how people should be eating. But people often seem curious about what I eat in a day too. So I set out to photograph my meals on a typical weekday. I eat my fair share of vegetables and drink plenty of water, but I'm constantly trying to keep my sweet tooth in check (only sometimes successfully).

Here's everything I ate on a random day in February. And if you're looking for advice on what you should eat, I highly recommend checking out our meal plans.

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February 12, 2016 - 9:47am

On my seemingly endless journey to get back to a healthier weight, I'm trying to focus on eating more vegetables. Loading up a meal with veggies lets me eat a bigger portion size without adding a lot of calories, so I can still feel satisfied.

Watch: How to Eat More and Still Lose Weight

Stir-fries are one of my favorite ways to make this mantra a reality. I turn to stir-fry recipes on busy weeknights for a quick and healthy dinner that the family will actually eat—even my 3-year-old. Stir-fries are super-adaptable. Plus, I'm a veg head and CSA junkie, so I can often whip up a stir-fry just by digging...

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