Dinner http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1027/nutrition_health en 5 Powerful Health Benefits of Asparagus You Probably Didn’t Know http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/5_powerful_health_benefits_of_asparagus_you_probably_didn_t_know <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/5_powerful_health_benefits_of_asparagus_you_probably_didn_t_know" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/SD9539_Moats.JPG" alt="5 Powerful Health Benefits of Asparagus You Probably Didn’t Know Blog Post" title="5 Powerful Health Benefits of Asparagus You Probably Didn’t Know Blog Post" border="0" /></a></div> <div><p>One of the first foods that signals the start of spring is the appearance of fresh asparagus at local farmers&rsquo; markets and grocery stores. Just as spring is a time of new beginnings, asparagus is one of those veggies that I love to experiment with during this time of year.</p> <p><strong>Recipes to Try:</strong> <strong><a target="new" href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/fresh_asparagus_recipes?slide=30">Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Breadcrumbs and More Recipes with Fresh Asparagus </a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/5_powerful_health_benefits_of_asparagus_you_probably_didn_t_know#comments Health Blog Cheryl Forberg, R.D. Dinner Good choices Nutrition Wellness What's in season Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 22 Mar 2016 18:03:22 +0000 Matt Malenczak 17129 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Only Stir-Fry Recipe You Need http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/the_only_stir_fry_recipe_you_need <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/the_only_stir_fry_recipe_you_need" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/stir-fry-102674191_310.jpg" alt="The Only Stir-Fry Recipe You Need Blog Post" title="The Only Stir-Fry Recipe You Need Blog Post" border="0" /></a></div> <div><p> On my seemingly endless journey to get back to a healthier weight, I'm trying to focus on eating more vegetables. Loading up a meal with veggies lets me eat a bigger portion size without adding a lot of calories, so I can still feel satisfied. </p> <p> <strong>Watch:</strong> <strong><a target="new" href="http://www.eatingwell.com/videos/v/60065568/eat-more-lose-weight.htm">How to Eat More and Still Lose Weight</a></strong> </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/the_only_stir_fry_recipe_you_need#comments Food Blog Recipes & Menus Carolyn Malcoun Dinner Fri, 12 Feb 2016 20:52:16 +0000 kurtschulitz 287449 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Most Genius Way to Cook Spaghetti Squash http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/the_most_genius_way_to_cook_spaghetti_squash <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/the_most_genius_way_to_cook_spaghetti_squash" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MV9015_Ardito_700x700.png" alt="The Most Genius Way to Cook Spaghetti Squash Blog Post" title="The Most Genius Way to Cook Spaghetti Squash Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p> <strong><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/spaghetti_squash_lasagna_broccolini.html" target="_blank">Get the printable recipe for Spaghetti Squash Lasagna (pictured here)</a></strong> <strong>or</strong> <strong><a href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/126663808248573451/" target="_blank">Pin It for Later</a>.</strong> </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/the_most_genius_way_to_cook_spaghetti_squash#comments Devon O'Brien Food Blog Healthy Cooking Blog Recipes & Menus - Dinner Ideas Dinner Wed, 27 Jan 2016 16:43:50 +0000 kurtschulitz 287364 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Shop for Precut Butternut Squash, Plus 4 Fast Dinners http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_shop_for_precut_butternut_squash_plus_4_fast_dinners <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_shop_for_precut_butternut_squash_plus_4_fast_dinners" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/SO15_Squash.png" alt="How to Shop for Precut Butternut Squash, Plus 4 Fast Dinners Blog Post" title="How to Shop for Precut Butternut Squash, Plus 4 Fast Dinners Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>I love butternut squash. But since I commute an hour a day and have a 3-year-old to feed ASAP when walking in the door (plus a hangry husband), I try to keep weeknight dinners to 30 minutes, tops. Since it takes about 15 minutes to peel, seed and cut up a whole one, squash is usually designated to weekend duty at my house. </p> <p>So discovering precut butternut squash was pretty awesome. And while convenience products can be more expensive, this one costs a mere $1.50 more to buy it already prepped, which is worth it to me and my weeknight sanity. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_shop_for_precut_butternut_squash_plus_4_fast_dinners#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Carolyn Malcoun Dinner What's in season Healthy Cooking Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:30:20 +0000 kurtschulitz 286387 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Best Summer Wines for $10 (Or Less!) http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/wines_10_and_under <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/wines_10_and_under" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/JA15_WineList_400sq.jpg" alt="The Best Summer Wines for $10 (Or Less!) Blog Post" title="The Best Summer Wines for $10 (Or Less!) Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>It&rsquo;s summertime and that means it&rsquo;s very likely that a friend will drop by unexpectedly for a drink and conversation. To make sure I&rsquo;m prepared, I always stock a few nibbles—cheese, crackers, olives and fruit—and my favorite drinks. Now that I live in Vermont, I do have a few craft beers in my fridge, but what I really stockpile is wine. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/wines_10_and_under#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Breana Lai Budget meals Dinner Entertaining Food News & Origins - EatingWell Magazine Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:38:46 +0000 kurtschulitz 286042 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://assets.eatingwell.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 “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://assets.eatingwell.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 Are Uncured Hot Dogs Healthier? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/are_uncured_hot_dogs_healthier <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/are_uncured_hot_dogs_healthier" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/salsa_dog.jpg" alt="Are Uncured Hot Dogs Healthier? Blog Post" title="Are Uncured Hot Dogs Healthier? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Listen up. I have a secret to share, one that I rarely admit. I really like hot dogs. So when I first discovered uncured hot dogs (also labeled “no nitrates or nitrites added”), I immediately bought them.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/are_uncured_hot_dogs_healthier#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D. Dinner Family meals Health Diet, Nutrition & Health Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:57:24 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 285549 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://assets.eatingwell.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 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://assets.eatingwell.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 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://assets.eatingwell.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 5 Restaurant Recipes You Can Make Healthier at Home http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/5_restaurant_recipes_you_can_make_healthier_at_home <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/5_restaurant_recipes_you_can_make_healthier_at_home" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP8353_Ardito_3.JPG" alt="5 Restaurant Recipes You Can Make Healthier at Home Blog Post" title="5 Restaurant Recipes You Can Make Healthier at Home Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Restaurants, particularly fast casual restaurant chains like Ruby Tuesday and On the Border, are not typically known for their healthy recipes. A single meal can easily bust your daily calorie allotment. </p> <p><strong>Don’t Miss:<a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_many_slices_of_bacon_does_your_dinner_equal_3_restaurant_shockers"> How Many Slices of Bacon Does Your Dinner Equal? 3 Restaurant Shockers</a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/5_restaurant_recipes_you_can_make_healthier_at_home#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Carolyn Malcoun Dinner Family meals Recipe Makeover Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 06 Jan 2015 16:09:04 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284835 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://assets.eatingwell.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 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://assets.eatingwell.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://assets.eatingwell.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