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Lisa D'Agrosa
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March 26, 2014 - 10:54am

Eating clean means eating more whole foods and less processed foods. It may sound like a fad, but it’s not based on unrealistic eating patterns or cutting out entire food groups. Need more guidance? See our 10 clean eating tips here to get started.

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What’s one clean, healthy food that you always stock at home? My answer: natural peanut butter

Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes

Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes

Easy make-ahead recipes to make sure you always have a healthy breakfast.

When you're trying to get out of the door in the morning, these make-ahead breakfast recipes are perfect for making sure you eat a healthy breakfast. Mix homemade Maple-Nut Granola with yogurt to make Strawberry & Yogurt Parfaits or bake up some Breakfast Blueberry-Oatmeal Cakes or Coconut Morning Glory Muffins. Also find recipes for breakfast burritos, pancakes, hash and more so you always have a healthy and delicious breakfast. Download a FREE Quick Breakfast Recipes Cookbook!

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Lisa D'Agrosa
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Food & health news
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Food Blog
March 17, 2014 - 12:13pm

Greek Vs. Regular: By the Numbers

Greek yogurt has surged in popularity in recent years, and with good reason. Straining out the extra whey in yogurt makes Greek yogurt thick, creamy and tangy. The plain variety has less sugar and more protein than typical yogurt. But regular yogurt delivers twice the bone-strengthening mineral calcium. Greek yogurt also tends to be more expensive than regular yogurt, because more milk goes into making each cup.

Pictured Recipe: Apple Oatmeal

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Do you prefer Greek yogurt to regular? What’s your favorite way to enjoy it?

Healthy Chicken Dinner Recipes

Healthy Chicken Dinner Recipes

Delicious and healthy recipes for making a flavorful chicken dinner.

Chicken is always a favorite for anyone looking for a protein-packed dinner. Find new chicken dinner recipes made with healthy ingredients and paired with vegetables and sauces, like Seared Chicken with Lemon-Cream Sauce made with yogurt, African Sweet Potato & Chicken Stew made with peanut butter and more for an easy chicken dinner tonight. Download a FREE Quick Chicken Recipe Cookbook!

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Hilary Meyer
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March 11, 2014 - 1:34pm

Cooking in a small kitchen can turn anyone into a minimalist. A cake pan? Forget about it; birthdays only come once a year. A toaster oven? Let your broiler do the work! But the one must-have tool you must keep in your cooking arsenal is the muffin tin. It just may be one of the coolest tools you own. Obviously, it’s great for muffins—but you can use it for so much more. And, of course, with a muffin tin you’ve got the assurance of built-in portion control. Get out your muffin tin and let the magic begin. From lasagna to sumptuous mini pies, these six foods get a whole new look.

Community Question: 
What’s you favorite thing (besides muffins) to cook in a muffin tin?

Wendy Ruopp
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March 5, 2014 - 12:00pm

We’ve put together another delicious issue of EatingWell magazine—our March/April 2014 issue is packed with 46 new recipes that use the best ingredients of early spring. Take, for example, our cover models: colorful radishes. Who knew radishes could be so versatile? You can roast them, slice them thin for gorgeous tea sandwiches (pictured) and blend them into a creamy soup. There’s a feature story on grass-fed beef that includes recipes by meat master Bruce Aidells that you won’t want to miss: Rib-Eye Steaks with Piquillo Pepper Sauce!

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What recipes in the March/April issue are you looking forward to trying?

Brierley Wright
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Diet
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Health Blog
February 5, 2014 - 1:10pm

If you really want to see that number on the scale drop, what you put in your mouth matters most. People who simply cut calories to slim down lose about 2 pounds a week, says a study in the International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders. At the same time, people who exercise but don’t restrict calories drop less than half a pound each week.

Brierley Wright
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January 22, 2014 - 12:22pm

Energy drink sales are skyrocketing: from 2011 to 2012 they grew by 14 percent, a bigger jump than any other beverage category! That’s not too surprising—who doesn’t want to catch a second (or third) wind?

Don’t Miss: The EatingWell Energy Drink

But are some drinks better than others? Here we take a look at the calories, sugar and caffeine in some of the most popular energy drinks on the market.

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Which energy drink is your go-to?

Lisa D'Agrosa
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Clean-Eating Challenge
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January 22, 2014 - 12:05pm

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: Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

Lisa D'Agrosa
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Clean-Eating Challenge
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Health Blog
January 22, 2014 - 11:59am

Most people eat far too many added sugars. The easiest way to clean up the 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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