Multimedia &amp; Tools - Blogs http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1016/all en How to Make Your Own Homemade Yogurt http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_make_your_own_homemade_yogurt <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_make_your_own_homemade_yogurt" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/BR8765_Norman.JPG" alt="How to Make Your Own Homemade Yogurt Blog Post" title="How to Make Your Own Homemade Yogurt Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>There are plenty of good reasons why yogurt sales have increased by 40 percent over the past five years. High in protein and calcium, and a probiotic powerhouse (if it’s got the live and active cultures label), yogurt is a magnificent food. Not only is yogurt simply delicious alone as a healthy snack or breakfast, it’s also an extremely versatile cooking ingredient. It works as a lower-calorie and lower-saturated-fat replacement for cream, mayo, oil and sour cream in many recipes.</p> <p><strong>Related:</strong> <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/easy_recipes_with_yogurt">Easy Recipes with Yogurt</a></p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_make_your_own_homemade_yogurt#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Breana Lai Cooking tips Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 28 Feb 2014 21:55:33 +0000 Sarah Hoff 281746 at http://www.eatingwell.com Diet or Exercise: What's the Best Way to Lose Weight? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/diet_or_exercise_whats_the_best_way_to_lose_weight <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/diet_or_exercise_whats_the_best_way_to_lose_weight" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_scale_101481790_packer_1.jpg" alt="Diet or Exercise: What&amp;#039;s the Best Way to Lose Weight? Blog Post" title="Diet or Exercise: What&amp;#039;s the Best Way to Lose Weight? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>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 <em>International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders</em>. At the same time, people who exercise but don’t restrict calories drop less than half a pound each week.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/diet_or_exercise_whats_the_best_way_to_lose_weight#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright Diet Food & health news Good choices Health Nutrition Weight loss Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 05 Feb 2014 18:22:08 +0000 Nifer 281328 at http://www.eatingwell.com Your 1-Day Plan to Get Your Diet Back on Track http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/your_1_day_plan_to_get_your_diet_back_on_track <div class="span-8"> <img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/MK8692_Proffitt.JPG" alt="Your 1-Day Plan to Get Back on Track" width="310" height="310" class="left" /> <p>Pictured Recipe: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/kale_salad_bacon_blue_cheese_vinaigrette.html">Kale Salad with Bacon-Blue Cheese Vinaigrette</a></p></div><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related-links-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Related Links </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatednodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Links:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/free_diet_meal_plans_customized_for_your_calorie_level">Free Diet Meal Plans Customized for Your Calorie Level</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/get_skinny_dinners_to_help_you_lose_weight">Get-Skinny Dinners to Help You Lose Weight</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_exercise_tips/7_foods_that_do_the_weight_loss_work_for_you">7 Foods That Do the Weight-Loss Work for You</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-landing-feature"><legend>Feature on food guide landing page</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-feature"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> no </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-video-spc"><legend>Video</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-buttontitle-spc"> <div class="field-label">Button Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> See how to cut calories to lose weight </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-videotitle-spc"> <div class="field-label">Video Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How to Cut Calories to Lose Weight </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-videoid-spc"> <div class="field-label">Video ID:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 85864334 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-videourl-spc"> <div class="field-label">Video URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> how-to-cut-calories-to-lose-weight.htm </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-videoplaylist-spc"> <div class="field-label">Video Playlist:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 85864877,84941037 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:41:13 +0000 Stefan_20 281285 at http://www.eatingwell.com Your 1-Day Plan to Get Back on Track http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/your_1_day_plan_to_get_back_on_track <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/your_1_day_plan_to_get_back_on_track" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/SA5597_0.JPG" alt="Your 1-Day Plan to Get Back on Track Blog Post" title="Your 1-Day Plan to Get Back on Track Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>There are times, like after a food-filled vacation or a big holiday, when I feel like my typically healthy diet needs a bit of a refresh. Instead of skipping meals, feeling guilty or drastically cutting calories—habits that can be detrimental to your health—try making some small changes to each meal to get back on track without a diet overhaul. Here’s a daily plan with tricks for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks that will save some calories and help you get right back on track.</p> <p><strong>See:</strong> <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/is_doing_a_cleanse_a_good_idea">Is doing a cleanse a good idea?</a></p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/your_1_day_plan_to_get_back_on_track#comments Diet Blog Breakfast Diet Dinner Lisa D'Agrosa Lunch Nutrition Snacks Weight loss Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 30 Jan 2014 15:21:47 +0000 Stefan_20 281283 at http://www.eatingwell.com Essential Staples for Quick & Easy Chinese Meals http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/essential_staples_for_quick_easy_chinese_meals <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/essential_staples_for_quick_easy_chinese_meals" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP8423_Ardito_1.JPG" alt="Essential Staples for Quick &amp;amp; Easy Chinese Meals Blog Post" title="Essential Staples for Quick &amp;amp; Easy Chinese Meals Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>My first cooking class was with my mom at Lan’s Chinese Cooking School in Durham, North Carolina, when I was 8 years old. My mom and I were excited to learn how to make authentic Chinese food because my Hong Kong-born dad and I preferred it to all other foods. I was the youngest student to ever enroll and I had to stand on a stepstool to be tall enough to mix the ingredients in the wok. It was here I first kindled my passion for cooking. I also learned that Chinese cooking isn’t difficult as long as you have the right ingredients.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/essential_staples_for_quick_easy_chinese_meals#comments Food Blog Breana Lai Cooking tips Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:10:31 +0000 Stefan_20 281274 at http://www.eatingwell.com How I Lost 20 Pounds: Meet Nancy Roscigno http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/how_i_lost_20_pounds_meet_nancy_roscigno <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/how_i_lost_20_pounds_meet_nancy_roscigno" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/5285166_Jimmy_Williams.jpg" alt="How I Lost 20 Pounds: Meet Nancy Roscigno Blog Post" title="How I Lost 20 Pounds: Meet Nancy Roscigno Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Nancy Roscigno, a 47-year-old interior designer from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, lost over 20 pounds with her girlfriends. Here’s how she did it— and how you can too.</p> <p><strong>What was your biggest challenge for losing weight?</strong></p> <P>I had a very hard time making the right food choices. I grew up in a large Italian-American family and though I’ve been cooking since I was a kid, the food—and the portions—weren’t always healthy.</p> <p><strong>What was the key moment you decided you wanted to lose weight?</strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/how_i_lost_20_pounds_meet_nancy_roscigno#comments Diet Blog Healthy Cooking Blog Breana Lai Diet Dinner Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 28 Jan 2014 17:07:07 +0000 Stefan_20 281264 at http://www.eatingwell.com A Week of Clean-Eating Dinners and Sides http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_week_of_clean_eating_dinners_and_sides <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_week_of_clean_eating_dinners_and_sides" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MF8177_Ardito_2.JPG" alt="A Week of Clean-Eating Dinners and Sides Blog Post" title="A Week of Clean-Eating Dinners and Sides Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Eating clean may seem like a trendy idea, but in the EatingWell Test Kitchen, it’s what we always think about when we develop recipes—and how we like to cook at home. It’s simply a healthy—and sustainable—way to approach all your meals. “Clean eating means filling your plate with real, whole foods, eating a variety of fruits and whole grains, moderate amounts of lean meats and sustainable seafood, dairy, nuts and seeds and healthy oils,” says Michelle Dudash, registered dietitian and author of <em>Clean Eating for Busy Families</em>.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_week_of_clean_eating_dinners_and_sides#comments Food Blog Breana Lai Clean-Eating Challenge Dinner Family meals Health Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 28 Jan 2014 16:03:01 +0000 Stefan_20 281263 at http://www.eatingwell.com What You Need to Know About Caramel Color http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/what_you_need_to_know_about_caramel_color <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/what_you_need_to_know_about_caramel_color" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/23346_Allen.jpg" alt="What You Need to Know About Caramel Color Blog Post" title="What You Need to Know About Caramel Color Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>A new study by Consumer Reports may make you think twice before reaching for a soda (and it’s not about sugar or artificial sweeteners). Some types of caramel color, an additive found in many colas, contain a compound (4-MEI) that may cause cancer, according to some animal studies. Recently, California’s Environmental Protection Agency began requiring a cancer warning for products with 4-MEI that exceeded the state’s recommended limit. As a result, Coca-Cola reformulated their colas sold in the U.S. to use a 4-MEI-free caramel color, and PepsiCo pledged to do the same by February 2014.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/what_you_need_to_know_about_caramel_color#comments Food News Blog Health Blog Food & health news Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 27 Jan 2014 15:31:01 +0000 Sarah Hoff 281257 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Perfect Sandwich for a Super Bowl Party: Buffalo Chicken Sandwich http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/the_perfect_sandwich_for_a_super_bowl_party_buffalo_chicken_sandwich <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/the_perfect_sandwich_for_a_super_bowl_party_buffalo_chicken_sandwich" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP8553_Ardito_0.JPG" alt="The Perfect Sandwich for a Super Bowl Party: Buffalo Chicken Sandwich Blog Post" title="The Perfect Sandwich for a Super Bowl Party: Buffalo Chicken Sandwich Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>OK, I admit, football makes no sense to me. Yet that doesn’t stop me from enjoying the whole Super Bowl extravaganza. No matter who’s playing, I’ll be watching. And eating. That’s half the fun, right? </p> <p><strong>Don't Miss:</strong> <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/what_is_the_healthiest_super_bowl_food">What Is the Healthiest Super Bowl Food?</a></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/the_perfect_sandwich_for_a_super_bowl_party_buffalo_chicken_sandwich#comments Food Blog Budget meals Dinner Entertaining Family meals Wendy Ruopp Recipe Makeover Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 24 Jan 2014 15:44:43 +0000 Stefan_20 281222 at http://www.eatingwell.com Best & worst energy drinks http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/best_worst_energy_drinks <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/best_worst_energy_drinks" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/energy_drink_opener_102089883_erica_allen.jpg" alt="Best &amp;amp; worst energy drinks Blog Post" title="Best &amp;amp; worst energy drinks Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Energy drink sales are skyrocketing: from 2011 to 2012 they grew by 14 percent, a bigger jump than any other beverage category! That&rsquo;s not too surprising&mdash;who doesn&rsquo;t want to catch a second (or third) wind?</p> <p><strong>Don&rsquo;t Miss: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/eatingwell_energy_drink.html">The EatingWell Energy Drink</a></strong></p> <p>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.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/best_worst_energy_drinks#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright Good choices Health Product reviews Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:53:19 +0000 Nifer 281194 at http://www.eatingwell.com Day 7: Cut Down on Alcohol http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_7_cut_down_on_alcohol <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_7_cut_down_on_alcohol" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP8647_Ardito.jpg" alt="Day 7: Cut Down on Alcohol Blog Post" title="Day 7: Cut Down on Alcohol Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>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.</p> <p><strong>Recipe to Try: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/spaghetti_squash_meatballs.html">Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs</a></strong></p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_7_cut_down_on_alcohol#comments Health Blog Clean-Eating Challenge Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:18:09 +0000 Nifer 281193 at http://www.eatingwell.com Day 6: Cut Back on Sugar http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_6_cut_back_on_sugar <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_6_cut_back_on_sugar" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MF8648_Ardito.jpg" alt="Day 6: Cut Back on Sugar Blog Post" title="Day 6: Cut Back on Sugar Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>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 &ldquo;sneaky&rdquo; 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.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_6_cut_back_on_sugar#comments Health Blog Clean-Eating Challenge Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:13:27 +0000 Nifer 281192 at http://www.eatingwell.com Day 5: Eat More Whole Grains http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_5_eat_more_whole_grains <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_5_eat_more_whole_grains" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MV8095_Ardito_0.JPG" alt="Day 5: Eat More Whole Grains Blog Post" title="Day 5: Eat More Whole Grains Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Whole grains have beneficial nutrients that refined grains are missing, like magnesium (which helps the body produce energy) and fiber, which helps you feel fuller longer. Trade your refined grains for whole grains by eating oatmeal for breakfast, swapping out white pasta, flour and bread for whole-wheat versions, or trying a new-to-you whole grain, like quinoa, freekah or barley.</p> <p><strong>Recipe to Try: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/spaghetti_genovese.html">Spaghetti Genovese</a></strong></p> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_5_eat_more_whole_grains#comments Health Blog Clean-Eating Challenge Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:58:50 +0000 Nifer 281191 at http://www.eatingwell.com Day 4: Eat More Vegetables http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_4_eat_more_vegetables <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_4_eat_more_vegetables" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MV8407_Westphalen_1.JPG" alt="Day 4: Eat More Vegetables Blog Post" title="Day 4: Eat More Vegetables Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Most Americans fall short of reaching the average recommended daily amount of 2½ to 3 cups of vegetables—which means they’re missing out on key vitamins, minerals and fiber. Get more vegetables in your diet by adding them to sandwiches, pastas or stir-fries. Try starting your day with vegetables at breakfast (<a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/greek_omelet.html">like in this Greek omelet packed with spinach</a>) and be sure to add veggies to your dinner tonight, like in this salad-topped pizza.</p> <p><strong>Recipe to Try: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/margherita_salad_pizza_pizzalad.html">Margherita Pizz’alad</a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_4_eat_more_vegetables#comments Health Blog Clean-Eating Challenge Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:26:09 +0000 Nifer 281189 at http://www.eatingwell.com Day 3: Eat Less Meat http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_3_eat_less_meat <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_3_eat_less_meat" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MV8282_Scrivani_2.JPG" alt="Day 3: Eat Less Meat Blog Post" title="Day 3: Eat Less Meat Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Clean eating doesn’t mean giving up meat entirely, but cutting back on meat helps you cut back on saturated fat, which can raise your cholesterol and is bad for your heart. Today, try getting your protein from other sources, such as tofu, eggs, beans, yogurt and nuts.</p> <p><strong>Recipe to Try: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/quinoa_veggie_burger.html">Quinoa Veggie Burger</a></strong></p> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_3_eat_less_meat#comments Health Blog Clean-Eating Challenge Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:11:22 +0000 Nifer 281188 at http://www.eatingwell.com