Eating green http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1028/all en Is organic food healthier than conventional food? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_organic_food_healthier_than_conventional_food <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_organic_food_healthier_than_conventional_food" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_carrots_101821749_Jason_Donnelly.jpg" alt="Is organic food healthier than conventional food? Blog Post" title="Is organic food healthier than conventional food? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Here’s why you can feel good about organic: USDA–certified organic means your food is produced without synthetic pesticides, bioengineering or radiation; animals are raised without antibiotics or growth hormones. But the debate about whether organic foods are healthier for you continues. And two new studies add to the controversy. (<strong><a href="/food_news_origins/organic_natural/dirty_dozen_plus_14_foods_you_should_buy_organic">Here are 14 foods you should buy organic</a></strong>.)</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_organic_food_healthier_than_conventional_food#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright Eating green Food & health news Good choices Health Nutrition Wellness Fri, 15 Mar 2013 17:17:23 +0000 Nifer 276057 at http://www.eatingwell.com 7 easy ways to make your kitchen healthier http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/7_easy_ways_to_make_your_kitchen_healthier <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/7_easy_ways_to_make_your_kitchen_healthier" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/apples_2_310_0_0.jpg" alt="7 easy ways to make your kitchen healthier Blog Post" title="7 easy ways to make your kitchen healthier Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Forget spring-cleaning: fall is the perfect time to spruce up your kitchen. Now that you&rsquo;ve recovered from the laziness of summer (maybe I&rsquo;m projecting a bit here) but before the craziness of the holiday season, there&rsquo;s a perfect window for tossing those mystery items in the back of your fridge, replacing that gray-looking sponge sitting by your sink and cleaning those drips from the ceiling of your microwave. And while you&rsquo;re scrubbing your cooking area to make it look nicer, you may as well do a few things to make it healthier too.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/7_easy_ways_to_make_your_kitchen_healthier#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Cooking tips Dinner Eating green Health Matthew Thompson Kitchen tools Thu, 27 Sep 2012 14:45:45 +0000 Nifer 152396 at http://www.eatingwell.com Should you be picking organic apples? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/should_you_be_picking_organic_apples <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/should_you_be_picking_organic_apples" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/apple_picking_310_1.jpg" alt="Should you be picking organic apples? Blog Post" title="Should you be picking organic apples? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Depending on where you live, apple season is either just around the corner&mdash;or already under way. As a dietitian, I love apples for their super-healthy nutrition profile: one medium apple delivers just 95 calories and 4 grams of fill-you-up fiber. Apples are also packed with disease-fighting antioxidants.</p> <p><strong>Don&rsquo;t Miss: <a href="/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/5_health_benefits_of_an_apple">How Apples Can Make You Skinnier &amp; More Health Benefits of Apples</a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/should_you_be_picking_organic_apples#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright Eating green Health Nutrition Wellness What's in season Thu, 23 Aug 2012 15:17:35 +0000 Nifer 129458 at http://www.eatingwell.com Vegetarian taco salad and more crowd-pleasing summer dinner salads http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/vegetarian_taco_salad_and_more_crowd_pleasing_summer_dinner_salads <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/vegetarian_taco_salad_and_more_crowd_pleasing_summer_dinner_salads" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MV7206_0.JPG" alt="Vegetarian taco salad and more crowd-pleasing summer dinner salads Blog Post" title="Vegetarian taco salad and more crowd-pleasing summer dinner salads Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Freedom! Freedom from fuss. Freedom from extra work. Freedom from complicated cooking. That&rsquo;s what summer means and that&rsquo;s what summer suppers demand.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/vegetarian_taco_salad_and_more_crowd_pleasing_summer_dinner_salads#comments Food Blog Budget meals Dinner Eating green Family meals Wendy Ruopp What's in season Mon, 20 Aug 2012 16:38:47 +0000 Nifer 124465 at http://www.eatingwell.com Keep It Fresh Challenge Tip 2: Visit a Farm or Farmers' Market http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/keep_it_fresh_challenge_tip_2_visit_a_farm_or_farmers_market <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/keep_it_fresh_challenge_tip_2_visit_a_farm_or_farmers_market" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/farmers_market_stand_310_1.jpg" alt="Keep It Fresh Challenge Tip 2: Visit a Farm or Farmers&amp;#039; Market Blog Post" title="Keep It Fresh Challenge Tip 2: Visit a Farm or Farmers&amp;#039; Market Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Food doesn’t have to come in shelf-stable packages to be convenient. And in the next four weeks, we’re going to continue to transform you into a fresh-food aficionado. Soon enough, you’ll be planning meals&mdash;and foraging snacks&mdash;from the healthy ingredients stashed in your fridge. It’s that simple. We’re taking it in steps, offering up a new focus each week. Last week, we helped you <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/keep_it_fresh_challenge_tip_1_stock_your_fridge_with_fresh_foods">Stock Your Fridge with Fresh Foods</a>.</p> <p>This Week’s Focus: <strong>Visit a Farm or Farmers' Market</strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/keep_it_fresh_challenge_tip_2_visit_a_farm_or_farmers_market#comments Eating green Keep It Fresh Challenge Nicci Micco What's in season Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 25 Jul 2012 14:08:09 +0000 Sarah Hoff 113809 at http://www.eatingwell.com Is corn healthy or not? 5 myths about sweet corn busted http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_corn_healthy_or_not_5_myths_about_sweet_corn_busted <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_corn_healthy_or_not_5_myths_about_sweet_corn_busted" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/SD6599.JPG" alt="Is corn healthy or not? 5 myths about sweet corn busted Blog Post" title="Is corn healthy or not? 5 myths about sweet corn busted Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Sweet corn is one of summer&rsquo;s simplest, purest pleasures. A fresh-picked ear, grilled to caramelized perfection and lightly buttered, offers incredible, complex sweetness, an intoxicating texture and plenty of nutrition benefits to boot.</p> <p>But many people have convinced themselves that sweet corn is bad. That&rsquo;s a shame. It&rsquo;s easy to take a few real nuggets of fact and use them to come to a distorted conclusion about this super-delicious summer veggie.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_corn_healthy_or_not_5_myths_about_sweet_corn_busted#comments Health Blog Dinner Eating green Food & health news Gardening Health Matthew Thompson Nutrition What's in season Tue, 03 Jul 2012 20:00:08 +0000 Nifer 111076 at http://www.eatingwell.com Do you need to buy organic? The bottom line on how bad pesticides are for you http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/do_you_need_to_buy_organic_the_bottom_line_on_how_bad_pesticides_are_for_you <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/do_you_need_to_buy_organic_the_bottom_line_on_how_bad_pesticides_are_for_you" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/color_wheel_310_0_5_0_0.jpg" alt="Do you need to buy organic? The bottom line on how bad pesticides are for you Blog Post" title="Do you need to buy organic? The bottom line on how bad pesticides are for you Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Today, the nonprofit Environmental Working Group (EWG) released its latest report, called the Dirty Dozen, of the 12 fruits and vegetables that contain the most pesticides (see below). It also put out the Clean 15, a list of the least contaminated produce. The EWG updates this report based on the most recent USDA and FDA data on how much pesticide residue is found on conventionally grown crops.</p> <p>If these lists leave you wondering just how bad pesticides actually are for your health and whether organic produce truly is worth the extra money it often costs, read on.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/do_you_need_to_buy_organic_the_bottom_line_on_how_bad_pesticides_are_for_you#comments Food News Blog Eating green Food & health news Good choices Kerri-Ann Jennings Health Nutrition Tue, 19 Jun 2012 16:25:28 +0000 Nifer 109142 at http://www.eatingwell.com Which is better: dishwasher or washing dishes by hand? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/which_is_better_dishwasher_or_washing_dishes_by_hand <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/which_is_better_dishwasher_or_washing_dishes_by_hand" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/22465_donnelly.jpg" alt="Which is better: dishwasher or washing dishes by hand? Blog Post" title="Which is better: dishwasher or washing dishes by hand? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Anyone who&rsquo;s ever watched a teenager (grudgingly) wash one fork at a time when it&rsquo;s their turn to do the dinner dishes has probably had the thought &ldquo;I wonder if that&rsquo;s really the most efficient use of our resources.&rdquo; Actually, your first thought is probably, &ldquo;How does the child manage to run the hot water continuously yet get the task done at such a glacial pace?&rdquo; (Don't Miss: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101_basics_techniques/kitchen_tips_techniques/how_to_save_time_time_saving_ingredients">How to Save Time in </a></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/which_is_better_dishwasher_or_washing_dishes_by_hand#comments Food News Blog Eating green Good choices Wendy Ruopp Wed, 18 Apr 2012 15:34:00 +0000 Penelope Wall 77959 at http://www.eatingwell.com Classic meaty meals made vegetarian http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/classic_meaty_meals_made_vegetarian <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/classic_meaty_meals_made_vegetarian" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/meaty_meatless_recipes.jpg" alt="Classic meaty meals made vegetarian Blog Post" title="Classic meaty meals made vegetarian Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>As a certified meat lover, it&rsquo;s hard to imagine cutting tasty bacon, savory chicken thighs or buttery steak from my diet. Still, I know that it&rsquo;s considerably healthier to reduce the amount of meat that I eat. A vegetarian diet could lower my risk of chronic conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. And&mdash;no surprise&mdash;people who cut meat from their diet tend to take in less saturated fat and cholesterol and get more fiber, vitamins C and E and heart-healthy unsaturated fat.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/classic_meaty_meals_made_vegetarian#comments Food Blog Budget meals Cooking tips Dinner Eating green Matthew Thompson Recipe Makeover Vegetarian Fri, 13 Apr 2012 15:30:33 +0000 Penelope Wall 77817 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 tips to green up your diet http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/5_tips_to_green_up_your_diet <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/5_tips_to_green_up_your_diet" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/gardening_greens_310.jpg" alt="5 tips to green up your diet Blog Post" title="5 tips to green up your diet Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>With Earth Day just around the corner (April 22), eco-consciousness is on a lot of people&rsquo;s minds. At EatingWell, we realize that for many of us eco-friendly choices are a growing concern year-round, particularly when it comes to what we eat. Here are 5 tips to help you green up your diet that you can use all year long. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/5_tips_to_green_up_your_diet#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright Eating green Gardening Good choices Health Recipes & Menus - Seafood Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 02 Apr 2012 16:51:23 +0000 Penelope Wall 77484 at http://www.eatingwell.com Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge Tip 5: Find A New Fish That’s Low In Mercury http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/green_up_your_kitchen_challenge_tip_5_find_a_new_fish_that_s_low_in_mercury <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/green_up_your_kitchen_challenge_tip_5_find_a_new_fish_that_s_low_in_mercury" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/salmon_ma12_0.jpg" alt="Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge Tip 5: Find A New Fish That’s Low In Mercury Blog Post" title="Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge Tip 5: Find A New Fish That’s Low In Mercury Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Toxins get into our bodies through more than just food. We are exposed to them through our carpets, lawn chemicals—even our clothing. Each day this week, we will post a new, easy tip to help you detox your kitchen and your diet. </p> <p>Here’s today’s tip: </p> <p><strong>Tip 5: Find A New Fish That’s Low In Mercury</strong></p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/green_up_your_kitchen_challenge_tip_5_find_a_new_fish_that_s_low_in_mercury#comments Food News Blog Eating green Food & health news Kerri-Ann Jennings Health Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Tue, 27 Mar 2012 20:16:48 +0000 Nifer 77213 at http://www.eatingwell.com Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge Tip 3: Choose Skim Or Low-Fat Dairy And Lean Meat http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/green_up_your_kitchen_challenge_tip_3_choose_skim_or_low_fat_dairy_and_lean_meat <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/green_up_your_kitchen_challenge_tip_3_choose_skim_or_low_fat_dairy_and_lean_meat" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/milk_bottle_ja10_310_2.jpg" alt="Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge Tip 3: Choose Skim Or Low-Fat Dairy And Lean Meat Blog Post" title="Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge Tip 3: Choose Skim Or Low-Fat Dairy And Lean Meat Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Toxins get into our bodies through more than just food. We are exposed to them through our carpets, lawn chemicals—even our clothing. Each day this week, we will post a new, easy tip to help you detox your kitchen and your diet. </p> <p>Here’s today’s tip: </p> <p><strong>Tip 3: Choose Skim Or Low-Fat Dairy And Lean Meat</strong></p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/green_up_your_kitchen_challenge_tip_3_choose_skim_or_low_fat_dairy_and_lean_meat#comments Food News Blog Eating green Kerri-Ann Jennings Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Tue, 27 Mar 2012 20:02:45 +0000 Nifer 77211 at http://www.eatingwell.com Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge Tip 1: Print Out A List Of The Dirty Dozen http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/green_up_your_kitchen_challenge_tip_1_print_out_a_list_of_the_dirty_dozen <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/green_up_your_kitchen_challenge_tip_1_print_out_a_list_of_the_dirty_dozen" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/spinach_310_1.jpg" alt="Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge Tip 1: Print Out A List Of The Dirty Dozen Blog Post" title="Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge Tip 1: Print Out A List Of The Dirty Dozen Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Toxins get into our bodies through more than just food. We are exposed to them through our carpets, lawn chemicals—even our clothing. Each day this week, we will post a new, easy tip to help you detox your kitchen and your diet. </p> <p>Here’s today’s tip: </p> <p><strong>Tip 1: Print Out A List Of The Dirty Dozen</strong></p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/green_up_your_kitchen_challenge_tip_1_print_out_a_list_of_the_dirty_dozen#comments Food News Blog Eating green Kerri-Ann Jennings Health Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Tue, 27 Mar 2012 19:46:11 +0000 Nifer 77209 at http://www.eatingwell.com Easy foods to grow without a garden http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/easy_foods_to_grow_without_a_garden <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/easy_foods_to_grow_without_a_garden" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/microgreens_310_0.jpg" alt="Easy foods to grow without a garden Blog Post" title="Easy foods to grow without a garden Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>I have never had a garden. For the past several years I&rsquo;ve lived in small urban spaces with little to no outdoor room. I have often yearned to grow things, but haven&rsquo;t had much of an idea of how to get started. So when I started editing stories in <em>EatingWell </em>Magazine about ways to grow food <em>in your kitchen </em>or with little outdoor space, I was stoked&mdash;no more excuses not to grow some of my own food! Here are some easy ways to get started:</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/easy_foods_to_grow_without_a_garden#comments Food News Blog Eating green Gardening Kerri-Ann Jennings Health Nutrition Thu, 15 Mar 2012 15:50:39 +0000 Penelope Wall 76013 at http://www.eatingwell.com Which salmon should I buy? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/which_salmon_should_i_buy <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/which_salmon_should_i_buy" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/best_salmon_to_buy.jpg" alt="Which salmon should I buy? Blog Post" title="Which salmon should I buy? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>I went to two dinner parties recently and guess what was served at both? Salmon. It made me wonder: is salmon the new steak? If so, great! I LOVE this fish and am perfectly fine with that. My doctor probably is, too: the new U.S. Dietary Guidelines recommend Americans eat two servings of fish a week. There are so many different types of salmon, which is loaded with heart-healthy, brain-boosting omega-3 fats, and ways to serve them that it would be hard for me to get bored with this fish.&nbsp; </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/which_salmon_should_i_buy#comments Food News Blog Eating green Food & health news Good choices Health Lisa Gosselin Wed, 14 Mar 2012 17:14:36 +0000 Penelope Wall 75956 at http://www.eatingwell.com