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Brierley Wright
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Dessert
Diet
Weight loss
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Diet Blog
September 24, 2009 - 11:17am

My wedding is a mere 6 weeks away. And with my final dress fitting just around the corner I’m focused on not gaining—or losing—any weight. I’m on track weight-wise (now, if my arms could just look like Michelle Obama’s…), but lately my sweet tooth has been getting the better of me. So to satisfy my dessert cravings, but not go overboard, I’ve been whipping up some of these low-calorie dessert recipes—that way I only have to cut back a little bit at one of my other meals.

Community Question: 
What's your favorite guiltless food indulgence?

Nicci Micco
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Eating green
Food & health news
Healthy kids
Nutrition
Wellness
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Health Blog
September 23, 2009 - 11:22am

As a nutrition editor, I know the value of eating loads of fruits and vegetables. I prefer to buy local when I can, but I’ve never been a purist about eating only organic. Now that I’m a mom, there are some foods I feel more comfortable about buying organic. Apples are one of these foods.

Community Question: 
What, if anything, do you buy organic?

Michelle Edelbaum
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Diet Blog
September 22, 2009 - 10:02am

I think it’s fair to say that cauliflower was nearly forgotten—the lone vegetable left on the veggie platter after all others have been eaten or hidden under a blanket of cheese sauce. But cauliflower has recently been rediscovered as a skinny “starch” and is making a comeback on the menus of family-style restaurants and high-brow eateries alike as an alternative to the higher-carb potato.

Carolyn Malcoun
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Food Blog
September 21, 2009 - 12:05pm

What’s your favorite thing about fall? The answer for me is an easy one: it’s soup-making time again!

I’m well-known in my circle of friends for my stellar soups. Whenever we have a party and it’s cool out, it’s pretty much a guarantee that soup will be on the menu. I even made 3 different ones for my birthday party last year.

Here are my 5 favorite soups starring fall produce.

Community Question: 
What are your favorite produce-packed soups?

Carolyn Malcoun
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Nutrition
Quick meals
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Health Blog
September 18, 2009 - 11:26am

To me, carrots are a humble vegetable. However, the Greeks once thought carrots were the secret to great sex. And the vegetable’s amorous reputation followed it to Rome, where the emperor Caligula fed nothing but carrot dishes to the Roman Senate so he could watch them “rut like wild beasts.”

Brierley Wright
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Lunch
Quick meals
Healthy kids
Nutrition
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Health Blog
September 17, 2009 - 10:40am

Most of the “water cooler conversation” around our office this time of year is about back to school. (Check out the recipes and tips in our new Back to School Guide!)

I’m sure this comes as no surprise because we work at EatingWell, but most of the focus has been on what to pack kids for lunch. You might find it refreshing to know that we too struggle with what to feed our kids.

Community Question: 
What healthy foods do you pack in your kid's lunchbox?

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Michelle Edelbaum
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Food News Blog
September 16, 2009 - 10:26am

Wonder what it’s like to chat about food with award-winning author and food activist Michael Pollan? Thought-provoking. At least that’s what it was like for me when I interviewed Pollan, author of The New York Times bestseller The Omnivore’s Dilemma (Penguin, 2006), for our latest issue of EatingWell Magazine. (Find out what one food Michael Pollan won’t eat in our exclusive podcast.)

Community Question: 
Did you quit soda? How did you do it?

Nicci Micco
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Dessert
Healthy kids
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Food Blog
September 15, 2009 - 12:14am

Every fall, when I was growing up in western Pennsylvania, my parents took me and my younger brother, Angelo, apple picking. We’d usually go in late September, always on a Sunday. Angelo and I loved picking—but even more, we loved the savory apple recipes and sweet apple treats that my mom made with the bushel of apples (roughly 45 pounds) stored in our downstairs fridge.

Community Question: 
What is your favorite thing to make with apples?

Hilary Meyer
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Budget meals
Dinner
Eating green
Quick meals
Vegetarian
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Food Blog
September 14, 2009 - 11:18am

I’m trying to eat more vegetarian meals, so I’m obsessed with beans. And the bean recipes I’ve been making have made it incredibly easy. I thought I would feel less satisfied without having meat as part of my dinner, but beans fill me right up. Since they’re packed with fiber I never feel hungry after a meal. And my wallet isn’t suffering either—a can of beans is much cheaper than a pound of chicken or beef (and a pound of dried beans is even less expensive!). Now that’s what I call satisfaction.

Community Question: 
Do you try to eat vegetarian meals? What are your favorites?
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