Multimedia &amp; Tools - Blogs http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1016/community en The Surprising Health Benefits of Vinegar http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_surprising_health_benefits_of_vinegar <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_surprising_health_benefits_of_vinegar" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/102299633_vinegars_Allen.jpg" alt="The Surprising Health Benefits of Vinegar Blog Post" title="The Surprising Health Benefits of Vinegar Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Vinegar’s not a magic elixir—but it may be able to help your waistline, cholesterol and more! Who knew?</p> <p>This may be an overshare, but I’ve been known to drink a slug of vinegar now and then. My 2-year-old daughter apparently picked up this trait: once when we were out for dinner, she took an unprompted sip of the vinegary brine from her bowl of pickles. (Good girl.) Little did I know that we were doing more than fulfilling a craving. We were also enjoying the health benefits of vinegar. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_surprising_health_benefits_of_vinegar#comments Health Blog Carolyn Malcoun Health Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:54:09 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284472 at http://www.eatingwell.com Gift Ideas for Food Lovers http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/gift_ideas_for_food_lovers <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/gift_ideas_for_food_lovers" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/Holiday_Gift_Guide_0207_310.jpg" alt="Gift Ideas for Food Lovers Blog Post" title="Gift Ideas for Food Lovers Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>The holidays are my favorite time of year. Music, parties, lights, glitter, snow and, of course, the yummy food! </p> <p>The one thing I don't always love is holiday shopping. It's hard to know what to get for the people on my list. </p> <p>So this year, I polled my fellow EatingWell editors for their top gift picks for food lovers. Spread holiday cheer with any of these finds or give one to yourself (I won't tell). </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/gift_ideas_for_food_lovers#comments Food Blog Lisa D'Agrosa Holidays Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 11 Nov 2014 20:15:34 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284433 at http://www.eatingwell.com Beyond the Beef Taco http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/beyond_the_beef_taco <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/beyond_the_beef_taco" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP6071.JPG" alt="Beyond the Beef Taco Blog Post" title="Beyond the Beef Taco Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Some people have pasta night every week, but the one thing you’re guaranteed to find on my weekly menu is “Taco Night.” </p> <p>This is a throwback to childhood, as we had crunchy tacos—the kind that came in a box complete with the seasoning packet to doctor up ground beef, taco sauce and shells—almost every week. But now I don’t discriminate; I love them all: fish tacos, chicken tacos, steak tacos, vegetarian tacos, even easy egg tacos for breakfast! </p> <p>Are you ready to shake up your taco-night routine? Give one of these healthy taco recipes a try.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/beyond_the_beef_taco#comments Food Blog Carolyn Malcoun Dinner Family meals Recipe Makeover Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 11 Nov 2014 16:52:59 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284431 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Real Benefits of Fermented Foods and Probiotics http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_real_benefits_of_fermented_foods_and_probiotics <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_real_benefits_of_fermented_foods_and_probiotics" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/102188040-yogurt.jpg" alt="The Real Benefits of Fermented Foods and Probiotics Blog Post" title="The Real Benefits of Fermented Foods and Probiotics Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Probiotics are good bacteria found in fermented foods, such as yogurt, sauerkraut, miso, kimchi, kombucha and kefir. </p> <p>Popular theories claim extraordinary health benefits—such as better immunity and less stress—can come from eating probiotics and fostering the good bacteria in your gut.</p> <p><strong>Don’t Miss:</strong> <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/how_good_gut_bacteria_could_transform_your_health">How Good Gut Bacteria Could Transform Your Health</a></p> <p>But the research to support all this is sparse. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_real_benefits_of_fermented_foods_and_probiotics#comments Health Blog Gretel H. Schueller Health Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 04 Nov 2014 18:50:35 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284399 at http://www.eatingwell.com Need an Easy Dinner? Put an Egg On It! http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/need_an_easy_dinner_put_an_egg_on_it <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/need_an_easy_dinner_put_an_egg_on_it" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MV6858_1.JPG" alt="Need an Easy Dinner? Put an Egg On It! Blog Post" title="Need an Easy Dinner? Put an Egg On It! Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>When I’m desperate to make an easy dinner, my mantra is “Put an egg on it.” </p> <p>I can pretty much always find something in my fridge to cook or roast and top with scrambled, poached or fried eggs. They’re the ultimate budget-shopper’s protein (at less than 40 cents each), last longer than any cut of meat and can help you make the most of your miscellaneous fridge finds.</p> <p>Wilting greens? Sauté them with some sliced onion and finely chopped garlic and they become the perfect meal when topped with a poached egg. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/need_an_easy_dinner_put_an_egg_on_it#comments Food Blog Breakfast Carolyn Malcoun Dinner Family meals Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 04 Nov 2014 15:59:55 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284396 at http://www.eatingwell.com Why Turkey Sausage Is a Weeknight-Dinner Lifesaver http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/why_turkey_sausage_is_a_weeknight_dinner_lifesaver <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/why_turkey_sausage_is_a_weeknight_dinner_lifesaver" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP8293_Ardito.JPG" alt="Why Turkey Sausage Is a Weeknight-Dinner Lifesaver Blog Post" title="Why Turkey Sausage Is a Weeknight-Dinner Lifesaver Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>I love sausage. More important, my 2-year-old daughter loves sausage, so if I can add it to something I’m cooking, there’s a good chance she’ll gobble it up. But we try to be mindful of what we eat, so I opt for turkey sausage. </p> <p>Why? Nutritionally speaking, it’s a leaner choice than pork sausage, with roughly half the calories and only one-fifth the saturated fat per serving. In terms of flavor, I think they’re almost equal: like pork, turkey sausage spices up every dish it meets with a savory blast. So I always keep healthy links of turkey sausage in my freezer. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/why_turkey_sausage_is_a_weeknight_dinner_lifesaver#comments Food Blog Carolyn Malcoun Dinner Family meals Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 04 Nov 2014 14:41:54 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284393 at http://www.eatingwell.com Does 'Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever' Really Work? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/does_feed_a_cold_starve_a_fever_really_work <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/does_feed_a_cold_starve_a_fever_really_work" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/SP4621_0.JPG" alt="Does &amp;#039;Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever&amp;#039; Really Work? Blog Post" title="Does &amp;#039;Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever&amp;#039; Really Work? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>The thinking behind the old saying "feed a cold, starve a fever" goes like this: fasting causes a drop in body temperature, which helps to fight a high fever, while eating raises your temperature, warming you up if you have a cold and keeping your sniffles at bay. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/does_feed_a_cold_starve_a_fever_really_work#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright Health Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:28:48 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284353 at http://www.eatingwell.com Healthier Picks for In-Flight Airplane Food http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthier_picks_for_in_flight_airplane_food <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthier_picks_for_in_flight_airplane_food" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/United-Airlines-cropped.jpg" alt="Healthier Picks for In-Flight Airplane Food Blog Post" title="Healthier Picks for In-Flight Airplane Food Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Staying healthy while you’re flying can be challenging (especially if you’re stuck in the air during mealtime).</p> <p>Luckily, it’s getting easier, as more airports are carrying healthy snacks like plain yogurt, nuts and dried fruit. With a little advance planning, you can pack your own healthy snacks—but that’s not always an option.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthier_picks_for_in_flight_airplane_food#comments Health Blog Diet Health Lisa D'Agrosa Snacks Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:38:25 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284348 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Healthiest Fall Vegetables You’re Not Eating http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/the_healthiest_fall_vegetables_youre_not_eating <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/the_healthiest_fall_vegetables_youre_not_eating" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/cabbage_assorted_Beisch_ma14_310.jpg" alt="The Healthiest Fall Vegetables You’re Not Eating Blog Post" title="The Healthiest Fall Vegetables You’re Not Eating Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>I love fall vegetables. I can’t think of one that I don’t like to eat. But even a vegetable lover can still get into a cooking rut. Particularly when fall’s bounty of colorful squash, leafy greens and hearty roots arrives and summer’s easy-to-love heat-loving tomatoes and peppers are harder to come by at the farmers’ market. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/the_healthiest_fall_vegetables_youre_not_eating#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Carolyn Malcoun Eating green What's in season Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:30:21 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284213 at http://www.eatingwell.com Apple Torte—A Healthy Remake http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/apple_torte_a_healthy_remake <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/apple_torte_a_healthy_remake" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/DS8958_Ardito.JPG" alt="Apple Torte—A Healthy Remake Blog Post" title="Apple Torte—A Healthy Remake Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>I’m usually not much of a dessert person. In fact, I prefer a cheese course after dinner when I eat out. But if I see a good apple dessert on the menu, I may reconsider that choice. </p> <p>While I love apple cake and apple pie, my apple dessert of choice is Apple Bavarian Torte. My mom has been making this tasty creation for more than 40 years. Since I’m not a huge pumpkin pie fan, she usually makes it for me on Thanksgiving. </p> <p><strong>Don’t Miss:</strong> <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/3_secrets_to_the_best_pumpkin_pie">3 Secrets to the Best Pumpkin Pie</a></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/apple_torte_a_healthy_remake#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Carolyn Malcoun Dessert Entertaining Holidays Recipe Makeover Thanksgiving Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:00:16 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284210 at http://www.eatingwell.com Is Kale Bad for My Thyroid Health? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_kale_bad_for_my_thyroid_health <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_kale_bad_for_my_thyroid_health" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/kale_colander_so11_Burris.jpg" alt="Is Kale Bad for My Thyroid Health? Blog Post" title="Is Kale Bad for My Thyroid Health? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Kale’s über-healthy reputation is in part thanks to the cancer-fighting compounds it boasts called glucosinolates. But there’s a compound within glucosinolates that interferes with your thyroid function—and some may worry that eating too much kale could hurt their thyroid and possibly even cause hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid). (<em>Why does that matter, you ask?</em> Your thyroid regulates many body functions—and top on the list is metabolism.) </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_kale_bad_for_my_thyroid_health#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright Food & health news Health Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:11:08 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284207 at http://www.eatingwell.com Healthier Clam Chowder + 4 More Chowders http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/healthier_clam_chowder_4_more_chowders <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/healthier_clam_chowder_4_more_chowders" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/SP8999_Ardito.JPG" alt="Healthier Clam Chowder + 4 More Chowders Blog Post" title="Healthier Clam Chowder + 4 More Chowders Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>I have a thing for chowder. </p> <p>I am lucky that my mother-in-law lives year-round on Cape Cod: we visit there several times a year and I get to eat some of the best clam chowder—or as we say in some parts of New England, clam chowdah. (She’s in Massachusetts, after all.) In Maine, where I lived until recently, I consumed gallons of chowder in varying forms—clam chowder, corn chowder, seafood chowder, the list goes on.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/healthier_clam_chowder_4_more_chowders#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Carolyn Malcoun Cooking tips Dinner Lunch Recipe Makeover Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 07 Oct 2014 15:49:50 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284159 at http://www.eatingwell.com Fresh Ideas for Fall CSA Vegetables: Carrots, Kale and Beets http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/fresh_ideas_for_fall_csa_vegetables_carrots_kale_and_beets <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/fresh_ideas_for_fall_csa_vegetables_carrots_kale_and_beets" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/Fall-vegetables.jpg" alt="Fresh Ideas for Fall CSA Vegetables: Carrots, Kale and Beets Blog Post" title="Fresh Ideas for Fall CSA Vegetables: Carrots, Kale and Beets Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>I thought I had it good with my CSA midsummer, but the first weeks of September are truly a vegetable-lover’s gold mine. </p> <p>Not only am I still getting perfect summer tomatoes, peppers and eggplant, but cooler-weather crops like beets and dark leafy greens are back in rotation too. Last week’s share added huge leaves of curly kale, Chioggia beets and some of the best carrots I’ve ever eaten to my larder.</p> <p>I’m almost overwhelmed with the amount of vegetables spilling out of my fridge—but in a good way.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/fresh_ideas_for_fall_csa_vegetables_carrots_kale_and_beets#comments Food Blog Carolyn Malcoun Cooking tips Eating green Gardening Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:42:30 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284116 at http://www.eatingwell.com Make-Ahead Breakfasts to Grab and Go http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/make_ahead_breakfasts_to_grab_and_go <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/make_ahead_breakfasts_to_grab_and_go" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/BR8725_Norman_0.JPG" alt="Make-Ahead Breakfasts to Grab and Go Blog Post" title="Make-Ahead Breakfasts to Grab and Go Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>No matter how hard I try to be organized, I’m always scrambling to get out the door in the morning. </p> <p>There are lunches to make, school supplies to organize, the question of “Do I need to defrost anything for dinner?” to answer. I’m lucky if I gulp down some coffee, let alone eat breakfast. But I know if I skip my morning meal, I’ll be “hangry” by 10 a.m. </p><p><strong>Don’t Miss: </strong><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/breakfast_challenge_tip_1_kick_start_your_metabolism_with_breakfast">Kick-Start Your Metabolism with Breakfast</a></p> <p>To start the new school year off on the right foot, I’m trying something new. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/make_ahead_breakfasts_to_grab_and_go#comments Food Blog Breakfast Carolyn Malcoun Family meals Healthy kids Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:47:02 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284115 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Secret to Diet Success? Your Spouse http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/the_secret_to_diet_success_your_spouse <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/the_secret_to_diet_success_your_spouse" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/101872270-couple-cooking.jpg" alt="The Secret to Diet Success? Your Spouse Blog Post" title="The Secret to Diet Success? Your Spouse Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Research shows your partner can either help you succeed or sabotage your efforts. Here are 3 tips to get—and give—support in your relationship.</p> <p><h3>Discuss your goals</h3><br /> The first step in almost any diet plan is to make a goal, but it’s equally crucial to talk about those goals with the important people in your life. </p> <p>If your partner reacts negatively to your new diet, try to find middle ground. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/the_secret_to_diet_success_your_spouse#comments Diet Blog Health Blog Diet Dilia Narduzzi Family meals Food & health news Health Weight loss Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:16:19 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284113 at http://www.eatingwell.com