Eating green http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1028/all en 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 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 Rock the Rolls: Lettuce Wraps, Stuffed Cabbage and More http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/rock_the_rolls_lettuce_wraps_stuffed_cabbage_and_more <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/rock_the_rolls_lettuce_wraps_stuffed_cabbage_and_more" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP5258_1.jpg" alt="Rock the Rolls: Lettuce Wraps, Stuffed Cabbage and More Blog Post" title="Rock the Rolls: Lettuce Wraps, Stuffed Cabbage and More Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>While you may not follow a Paleo or gluten-free diet, here’s a takeaway from both that will help get more veggies into your diet: use vegetables to wrap up your meal. </p> <p>Bread, wraps and tortillas may be the first things you think of to “contain” sandwiches, tacos and more, but lettuce, dark leafy greens and cabbage do the trick just as well. </p> <p><strong>Don’t Miss: </strong><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/the_pros_and_cons_of_4_trendy_diets">The Pros and Cons of 4 Trendy Diets</a></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/rock_the_rolls_lettuce_wraps_stuffed_cabbage_and_more#comments Food Blog Healthy Cooking Blog Carolyn Malcoun Cooking tips Dinner Eating green Family meals Good choices Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:10:31 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283867 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 Ways to Use Overripe Bananas http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/5_ways_to_use_overripe_bananas <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/5_ways_to_use_overripe_bananas" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/DF8239_Krasner_1.JPG" alt="5 Ways to Use Overripe Bananas Blog Post" title="5 Ways to Use Overripe Bananas Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>This morning my 2-year-old daughter, Lila, walked over to the kitchen island and yelled, “Nana!” while pointing to the last banana in the fruit bowl. My husband tried to tell her that the black-spotted banana was destined for the compost bucket, but it’s hard to reason with a toddler—so I peeled it and gave her a chunk. She thought it was a perfectly acceptable breakfast, mushy spots and all.</p> <p>Many people (like my husband) don’t have time for overripe bananas. But here’s the real secret: those past-their-prime ’nanas are actually a true culinary treat. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/5_ways_to_use_overripe_bananas#comments Food Blog Carolyn Malcoun Cooking tips Dessert Eating green Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:29:38 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283363 at http://www.eatingwell.com Should I try the alkaline diet? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/should_I_try_the_alkaline_diet <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/should_I_try_the_alkaline_diet" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/22993_0.jpg" alt="Should I try the alkaline diet? Blog Post" title="Should I try the alkaline diet? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Following the alkaline diet means eating mostly plants, limiting meat, skipping dairy, sweets, alcohol and caffeine and banishing processed food. Sounds like a healthy move, right?</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/should_I_try_the_alkaline_diet#comments Diet Blog Brierley Wright Diet Eating green Food & health news Health Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:41:13 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283105 at http://www.eatingwell.com 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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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 Health Kerri-Ann Jennings 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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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