Multimedia &amp; Tools - Blogs http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1016/all en Save Our Water http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/save_our_water <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/save_our_water" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/water_offset_173751.jpg" alt="Save Our Water Blog Post" title="Save Our Water Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Water and our everyday habits are inextricably connected. With 2014 being California’s fourth driest year on record, there’s a renewed focus on this precious resource. Here are some easy ways you can help conserve at home.</p> <p><strong>Load the Dishwasher<br /></strong> Most newer, efficient dishwashers use much less water than washing by hand; make sure it’s full to get the most out of your water.</p> <p><strong>Use It Twice<br /></strong> When you rinse produce, save the water to put on your plants. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/save_our_water#comments Food News Blog Food & health news Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 18 May 2015 16:10:38 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 285790 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Pick Healthy Condiments http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_pick_healthy_condiments <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_pick_healthy_condiments" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/healthy_condiments_308.jpg" alt="How to Pick Healthy Condiments Blog Post" title="How to Pick Healthy Condiments Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>We lined up the usual suspects—mustard, ketchup, mayo and relish—and took a closer look at the nutrition stats of our favorite burger and dog toppings. What we found: it’s easy to rack up sodium and overrun your 2,300 mg daily limit (plus some extra calories and sugar) when you use a heavy hand with the condiments. Here’s what to know before you stock up for your summer BBQs.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_pick_healthy_condiments#comments Health Blog Family meals Good choices Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 28 Apr 2015 19:13:05 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 285702 at http://www.eatingwell.com A Make-Ahead Mexican Fiesta http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_make_ahead_mexican_fiesta <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_make_ahead_mexican_fiesta" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/141007_EW_07TableHero_611_Cropped.jpg" alt="A Make-Ahead Mexican Fiesta Blog Post" title="A Make-Ahead Mexican Fiesta Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>When I entertain, I often make Mexican food. It’s easy, budget-friendly and everyone loves it. Plus I can please vegetarians, vegans, omnivores and even kids without making myself crazy, and the leftovers are always welcome.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_make_ahead_mexican_fiesta#comments Food Blog Healthy Cooking Blog Carolyn Malcoun Dinner Entertaining Holidays Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:10:46 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 285700 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Difference Between Biscuits and Scones, Plus 6 Healthy Recipes http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/the_difference_between_biscuits_and_scones_plus_6_healthy_recipes <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/the_difference_between_biscuits_and_scones_plus_6_healthy_recipes" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/BG9170_Vaughn_0.JPG" alt="The Difference Between Biscuits and Scones, Plus 6 Healthy Recipes Blog Post" title="The Difference Between Biscuits and Scones, Plus 6 Healthy Recipes Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Growing up in the South, I was served biscuits at breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Each family and restaurant has their own specific way of making them. Some are skinny and tall, others flat and wide, and some come nestled together like Parker House rolls in cast-iron pans. Served with butter or jam, smothered with gravy or topped with ham and cheese or a piece of fried chicken, biscuits are as Southern as bourbon, collards and mac and cheese. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/the_difference_between_biscuits_and_scones_plus_6_healthy_recipes#comments Food Blog Healthy Cooking Blog Breakfast Breana Lai Cooking tips Dessert Entertaining Recipe Makeover Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:47:40 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 285584 at http://www.eatingwell.com “Spiralized” Vegetable Noodles: Recipes to Up Your Pasta Game http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/spiralized_vegetable_noodles_recipes_to_up_your_pasta_game <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/spiralized_vegetable_noodles_recipes_to_up_your_pasta_game" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/mdp_12952.jpg" alt="“Spiralized” Vegetable Noodles: Recipes to Up Your Pasta Game Blog Post" title="“Spiralized” Vegetable Noodles: Recipes to Up Your Pasta Game Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>When I was tasked with testing vegetable noodle makers—aka “spiralizers”—I was hesitant. Growing up with a Chinese father, I primarily ate an Asian-inspired diet that included a lot of rice. But on special occasions, I had another option: noodles. And like most kids, when given the choice between rice and noodles, I’d always pick noodles. Noodles, in this case, meant ramen, lo mein, soba or egg and I loved them all—and still do. I was afraid that vegetable versions of my beloved noodles couldn’t come close to my enjoyment of the starchy originals. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/spiralized_vegetable_noodles_recipes_to_up_your_pasta_game#comments Food Blog Healthy Cooking Blog Breana Lai Cooking tips Dinner Kitchen tools Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:12:52 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 285583 at http://www.eatingwell.com 6 Ways to Use Nutritional Yeast http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/6_ways_to_use_nutritional_yeast <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/6_ways_to_use_nutritional_yeast" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/yeast_6690.jpg" alt="6 Ways to Use Nutritional Yeast Blog Post" title="6 Ways to Use Nutritional Yeast Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Nutritional yeast has long been used by vegans as a naturally dairy-free cheese substitute because of its nutty, earthy, umami qualities. But this mustard-yellow powder is now attracting even more fans because of its stellar nutrition profile. </p> <p>Nicknamed nooch, yeshi and hippie dust, nutritional yeast is not the same as yeast used to make bread—it’s heated and dried so it doesn’t rise. </p><p>Two tablespoons of the flakes provides about 3 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber. Plus, it’s a good source of minerals and B vitamins.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/6_ways_to_use_nutritional_yeast#comments Food Blog Food & health news Katie Cavuto, M.S., R.D. Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:56:13 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 285413 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Buy Thai Curry Paste, Plus Easy Recipes to Make with It http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/how_to_buy_thai_curry_paste_plus_easy_recipes_to_make_with_it <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/how_to_buy_thai_curry_paste_plus_easy_recipes_to_make_with_it" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/23974_Allen_310.jpg" alt="How to Buy Thai Curry Paste, Plus Easy Recipes to Make with It Blog Post" title="How to Buy Thai Curry Paste, Plus Easy Recipes to Make with It Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>We love a good Thai curry. And if you frequent Thai restaurants, you probably do too! You can put just about anything in a Thai curry, so we Test Kitchen cooks always keep curry paste on hand so we can whip up a curry with whatever we have hanging out in the fridge. </p> <p>When we decided to use Thai curry paste in the March/April 2015 issue for our <em>Market Pick</em> column (that’s where we do four different takes on one ingredient), we in the Test Kitchen thought it would only be prudent to try as many curry pastes as we could get our hands on. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/how_to_buy_thai_curry_paste_plus_easy_recipes_to_make_with_it#comments Food Blog Healthy Cooking Blog Carolyn Malcoun Cooking tips Dinner Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 11 Mar 2015 14:36:27 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 285388 at http://www.eatingwell.com 6 Things to Love About the (Proposed) 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/6_things_to_love_about_the_proposed_2015_us_dietary_guidelines <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/6_things_to_love_about_the_proposed_2015_us_dietary_guidelines" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/portions_1_0.jpg" alt="6 Things to Love About the (Proposed) 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines Blog Post" title="6 Things to Love About the (Proposed) 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Every five years, the USDA releases the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (aka what we all should be eating). </p><p>In advance of the official release, an advisory committee publishes its suggestions for what should become the Dietary Guidelines. That report came out last week. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/6_things_to_love_about_the_proposed_2015_us_dietary_guidelines#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D. Health Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:00:41 +0000 jessm23 285309 at http://www.eatingwell.com Host an EatingWell Oscar Party http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/host_an_eatingwell_oscar_party <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/host_an_eatingwell_oscar_party" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/BV6277_310x310_web.jpg" alt="Host an EatingWell Oscar Party Blog Post" title="Host an EatingWell Oscar Party Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><h3>EatingWell’s Oscar-Ready Party Menu for 2015</h3> <p>My family hosts an Oscar party every year and each time we try to outdo ourselves when it comes to the party food and menu. It’s a fun challenge to pair dish ideas with nominees, giving our inner punners free rein. (In past years, for instance, we’ve had Lord of the <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/beer_battered_onion_rings_roasted_pepper_aioli.html">Onion Rings </a>and Dallas Buyers Club Sandwiches.)</p> <p>Here’s the food we’ll be serving on Oscar night (Sunday, Feb. 22) in honor of this year’s eight Best Picture contenders.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/host_an_eatingwell_oscar_party#comments Food Blog Dinner Entertaining Wendy Ruopp Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 17 Feb 2015 18:52:57 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 285185 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 Tricks to Steal from the Paleo Diet http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/5_tricks_to_steal_from_the_paleo_diet <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/5_tricks_to_steal_from_the_paleo_diet" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MF8821_Ardito_0.JPG" alt="5 Tricks to Steal from the Paleo Diet Blog Post" title="5 Tricks to Steal from the Paleo Diet Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>I’ve had countless friends ask me if they should “go Paleo” and while I don’t recommend the diet as a whole (<a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/diet_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/what_is_the_paleo_diet">read more about the pros and cons here</a>), there are certainly some healthy principles that we all can borrow from the popular plan. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/5_tricks_to_steal_from_the_paleo_diet#comments Diet Blog Diet Health Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 16 Feb 2015 15:16:07 +0000 Sarah Hoff 285176 at http://www.eatingwell.com Will a Gluten-Free Diet Help You Lose Weight? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/will_a_gluten_free_diet_help_you_lose_weight <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/will_a_gluten_free_diet_help_you_lose_weight" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/scale_2_gluten_free_cropped.jpg" alt="Will a Gluten-Free Diet Help You Lose Weight? Blog Post" title="Will a Gluten-Free Diet Help You Lose Weight? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>A common reason people avoid gluten is to lose weight&mdash;an approach about 13 million people have taken, far overshadowing gluten avoidance for health issues.</p> <p>To remove gluten from your diet, you have to stop eating wheat and foods that contain it, such as bread, pasta, cereal and crackers, which are all relatively rich in calories. </p> <p>If you replace them with foods like fruit, vegetables and lean meats, you may naturally eat fewer calories and lose weight. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/will_a_gluten_free_diet_help_you_lose_weight#comments Diet Blog Diet Samuel Fromartz Weight loss Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 13 Feb 2015 21:31:03 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 285164 at http://www.eatingwell.com Should I be worried about arsenic in rice? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/should_i_be_worried_about_arsenic_in_rice <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/should_i_be_worried_about_arsenic_in_rice" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_brown_rice_101811658_Peter_Ardito_cropped.jpg" alt="Should I be worried about arsenic in rice? Blog Post" title="Should I be worried about arsenic in rice? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>The concern started in 2012 when Consumer Reports published its first report on arsenic in rice. Since then, it’s been making us think twice about too much risotto and sushi rolls. </p> <p>Arsenic is a natural element in water and soil. (It also comes from environmental contaminants.) And while many foods we eat contain some arsenic (from apple juice and beer to chicken), the concentration of arsenic tends to be higher in rice because rice absorbs it more readily than other plants do. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/should_i_be_worried_about_arsenic_in_rice#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D. Food & health news Health Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:57:05 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 285162 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Buy the Healthiest Granola http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_the_healthiest_granola <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_the_healthiest_granola" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/Granola_silo_0984_cropped.jpg" alt="How to Buy the Healthiest Granola Blog Post" title="How to Buy the Healthiest Granola Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Granola’s health halo can be well deserved; after all, it’s made with whole oats, nuts and dried fruit and most brands have 3 grams of fiber per ¼-cup serving. But they can be high in sugar and calories. Here’s how to pick the healthiest and tastiest. </p> <p><strong>Sugar Smarts:</strong> Almost all granolas have some sugar—it’s one reason they’re so yummy. Look for one with no more than 6 grams per ¼ cup.</p> <p><strong>Don't Miss: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/healthy_granola_recipes_and_healthy_muesli_recipes">DIY Homemade Granola Ideas</a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_the_healthiest_granola#comments Health Blog Breakfast Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:42:58 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 285161 at http://www.eatingwell.com A Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu for the Whole Family http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_valentines_day_dinner_menu_for_the_whole_family <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_valentines_day_dinner_menu_for_the_whole_family" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/carolyn_lila_308.jpg" alt="A Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu for the Whole Family Blog Post" title="A Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu for the Whole Family Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>My husband, Dan, actually likes Valentine’s Day, <em>the</em> Hallmark holiday of holidays. Flowers, cute cards, a little gift, a fancy dinner out or one made together at home (with plenty of good wine, of course). And maybe a back rub while we’re binge-watching Netflix, if I’m lucky. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_valentines_day_dinner_menu_for_the_whole_family#comments Food Blog Carolyn Malcoun Dinner Family meals Healthy kids Holidays Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 11 Feb 2015 19:41:52 +0000 Sarah Hoff 285147 at http://www.eatingwell.com Veggie Vending Machines in Chicago Sell Healthy Salads-in-a-Jar http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/veggie_vending_machines_in_chicago_sell_healthy_salads_in_a_jar <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/veggie_vending_machines_in_chicago_sell_healthy_salads_in_a_jar" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/23923A_Allen_jf15_310.jpg" alt="Veggie Vending Machines in Chicago Sell Healthy Salads-in-a-Jar Blog Post" title="Veggie Vending Machines in Chicago Sell Healthy Salads-in-a-Jar Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Fresh salads from a vending machine? Sounds too good to be true, but this healthy new lunch option for foodies on the go is a reality in Chicago, where <a href="http://www.farmersfridge.com/"target="0"><strong>Farmer’s Fridge</strong></a> vending machines dispense salads, sandwiches and veggie-packed sides. </p><p> </p><p>Served in a reusable (or recyclable) jar, the freshly made vending-machine salads (about $7) are packed full of nutritious greens, fruits, seeds and veggies often sourced from local and organic growers in the region. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/veggie_vending_machines_in_chicago_sell_healthy_salads_in_a_jar#comments Food News Blog Food & health news Lindsay Westley Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:24:18 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 285035 at http://www.eatingwell.com