Healthy kids http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1033/node/healthy_cooking en Why Kraft Cutting Food Dyes is Such Great News & 4 Ways to Avoid Them http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/why_kraft_cutting_food_dyes_is_such_great_news_4_ways_to_avoid_them <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/why_kraft_cutting_food_dyes_is_such_great_news_4_ways_to_avoid_them" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/100445858_Moats_Blaine_macandcheese.jpg" alt="Why Kraft Cutting Food Dyes is Such Great News &amp;amp; 4 Ways to Avoid Them Blog Post" title="Why Kraft Cutting Food Dyes is Such Great News &amp;amp; 4 Ways to Avoid Them Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Yesterday Kraft announced that they'll be phasing out the use of Yellow 5 and 6 in some of their packaged mac-and-cheeses, specifically their character-shaped pastas (SpongeBob Squarepants, Halloween and winter shapes, plus two other new shapes) and instead will color them with spices such as paprika. (Their “original flavor” elbow-shaped macaroni won't be changed.) </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/why_kraft_cutting_food_dyes_is_such_great_news_4_ways_to_avoid_them#comments Food News Blog Brierley Wright Food & health news Health Healthy kids Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 01 Nov 2013 15:16:56 +0000 Stefan_20 279514 at http://www.eatingwell.com Staff Favorite Recipes from the September/October issue of EatingWell Magazine http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/staff_favorite_recipes_from_the_september_october_issue <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/staff_favorite_recipes_from_the_september_october_issue" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/BR8475_Allen.JPG" alt="Staff Favorite Recipes from the September/October issue of EatingWell Magazine Blog Post" title="Staff Favorite Recipes from the September/October issue of EatingWell Magazine Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>When I sent an office email to gather staff picks from the September/October issue of <em>EatingWell</em>, I was hoping at least two or three of my busy colleagues would take a minute to write back. But it turned out the issue was so enthusiastically received that I have 9 favorite recipes to share with you.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/staff_favorite_recipes_from_the_september_october_issue#comments Food Blog Budget meals Dinner Family meals Healthy kids Lunch Quick meals Wendy Ruopp Recipe Makeover What's in season Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 30 Oct 2013 14:51:48 +0000 Nifer 279481 at http://www.eatingwell.com Shop Smart: What is in a healthy peanut butter? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/what_is_in_a_healthy_peanut_butter <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/what_is_in_a_healthy_peanut_butter" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/peanutbutter.jpg" alt="Shop Smart: What is in a healthy peanut butter? Blog Post" title="Shop Smart: What is in a healthy peanut butter? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><h3> Find out how to pick a healthy peanut butter and why to be leary of "natural" peanut butter labels. </h3> <br /> <p>More than just a sandwich spread, peanut butter deserves a spot on your menu! Its healthy fats, fiber and protein may help you stave off afternoon hunger pangs, says a new study. But not all peanut butter is created equal. Here are our tips for finding the best peanut butter on the shelf. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/what_is_in_a_healthy_peanut_butter#comments Health Blog Health Lisa D'Agrosa Healthy kids Lunch Nutrition Snacks Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:15:08 +0000 Stefan_20 278310 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Make Dried Apples and Apple Chips in the Oven http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101_basics_techniques/how_to_make_dried_apples_and_apple_chips_in_the_oven <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101_basics_techniques/how_to_make_dried_apples_and_apple_chips_in_the_oven" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/driedapples.jpg" alt="How to Make Dried Apples and Apple Chips in the Oven Blog Post" title="How to Make Dried Apples and Apple Chips in the Oven Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><h3> It's easy to make dried apples and their crispier cousins, apple chips, at home in your oven without a food dehydrator.</h3> <br /> <p><strong>Here’s how to do it in a home oven: </strong></p> <p><strong>1.</strong> Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 200°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.</p> <p><strong> 2. </strong> Combine 4 cups water and 1/2 cup lemon juice in a medium bowl. <em>(The lemon juice helps prevent browning.)</em> </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101_basics_techniques/how_to_make_dried_apples_and_apple_chips_in_the_oven#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Cooking tips Healthy kids Holidays Kitchen tools Stacy Fraser Snacks Healthy Cooking - Healthy Cooking 101: Basics & Techniques Wed, 21 Aug 2013 18:41:22 +0000 Stefan_20 278306 at http://www.eatingwell.com Staff Favorite Recipes from the July/August issue of EatingWell Magazine http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/staff_favorite_recipes_from_the_july_august_issue <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/staff_favorite_recipes_from_the_july_august_issue" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/josie_pizza.jpg" alt="Staff Favorite Recipes from the July/August issue of EatingWell Magazine Blog Post" title="Staff Favorite Recipes from the July/August issue of EatingWell Magazine Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>It was easy to get my co-workers to tell me their favorite recipe from the latest issue of EatingWell—many of them had a hard time picking just one. Here are our “staff picks” from the July/August issue. We think you’ll love them as much as we do.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/staff_favorite_recipes_from_the_july_august_issue#comments Food Blog Budget meals Dinner Entertaining Family meals Healthy kids Holidays Quick meals Wendy Ruopp What's in season Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 14 Aug 2013 16:15:50 +0000 Stefan_20 278228 at http://www.eatingwell.com What’s on Michelle Obama’s Plate? How the First Lady Wants to Make Your Dinner Healthier Using MyPlate http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/what_s_on_michelle_obama_s_plate_how_the_first_lady_wants_to_make_your_dinner_h <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/what_s_on_michelle_obama_s_plate_how_the_first_lady_wants_to_make_your_dinner_h" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/michelle_obama_roundtable_310.jpg" alt="What’s on Michelle Obama’s Plate? How the First Lady Wants to Make Your Dinner Healthier Using MyPlate Blog Post" title="What’s on Michelle Obama’s Plate? How the First Lady Wants to Make Your Dinner Healthier Using MyPlate Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>First Lady Michelle Obama is the ultimate busy mom—last week she presented at the Oscars, this morning she&rsquo;s on Good Morning America talking about her latest effort to help Americans eat healthier—the MyPlate Recipes Partnership.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/what_s_on_michelle_obama_s_plate_how_the_first_lady_wants_to_make_your_dinner_h#comments Food News Blog Food & health news Health Healthy kids Michelle Edelbaum Nutrition Tue, 26 Feb 2013 14:51:36 +0000 Penelope Wall 275740 at http://www.eatingwell.com DIY easy slice & bake cookies (skip the processed refrigerator tubes) http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/diy_easy_slice_bake_cookies_skip_the_processed_refrigerator_tubes <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/diy_easy_slice_bake_cookies_skip_the_processed_refrigerator_tubes" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/22478_0.jpg" alt="DIY easy slice &amp;amp; bake cookies (skip the processed refrigerator tubes) Blog Post" title="DIY easy slice &amp;amp; bake cookies (skip the processed refrigerator tubes) Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>To me, cookies aren&rsquo;t just for special occasions; I can find a reason for a cookie (or two) anytime. Before I had children, my cookie jar was always stocked with a fresh, homemade batch. Fast-forward 10 years: my time is limited and my cookie jar often bare. Some might resort to packaged cookies or store-bought dough, but being a baker and health-conscious mom, I try to steer clear of processed treats in favor of homemade.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/diy_easy_slice_bake_cookies_skip_the_processed_refrigerator_tubes#comments Food Blog Cooking tips Dessert Healthy kids Stacy Fraser Snacks Tue, 19 Feb 2013 15:34:11 +0000 Nifer 275600 at http://www.eatingwell.com Retrain your cravings: 5 ways to learn to love healthier foods http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/retrain_your_cravings_5_ways_to_learn_to_love_healthier_foods <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/retrain_your_cravings_5_ways_to_learn_to_love_healthier_foods" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_IceCreamVegetable_101979431_Erica_Allen.jpg" alt="Retrain your cravings: 5 ways to learn to love healthier foods Blog Post" title="Retrain your cravings: 5 ways to learn to love healthier foods Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Trying to clean up your diet and eat healthier this year but having a hard time loving the new healthy foods you should be eating? I&rsquo;m the same way: there are so many bad foods I love and so many good ones I feel like I&rsquo;m forcing myself to eat.</p> <p><a href="/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/bad_foods_you_should_be_eating"><strong>9 &ldquo;Bad&rdquo; Foods You Can Feel Good About Eating</strong></a></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/retrain_your_cravings_5_ways_to_learn_to_love_healthier_foods#comments Health Blog Cooking tips Food & health news Good choices Health Healthy kids Lisa Gosselin Recipes & Menus - Eat More Vegetables Challenge Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 16 Jan 2013 18:16:36 +0000 Nifer 274668 at http://www.eatingwell.com Easy retro halloween treats http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/easy_retro_halloween_treats <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/easy_retro_halloween_treats" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/DS8120_Allen.jpg" alt="Easy retro halloween treats Blog Post" title="Easy retro halloween treats Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Before I became a mother I didn&rsquo;t think too much about Halloween and candy bars &hellip; and sugar comas. But now that my daughter is old enough to indulge in all that Halloween has to offer, I&rsquo;m paying more attention. I know a few candy corns won&rsquo;t hurt anybody, but the problem with Halloween is that even though it&rsquo;s only one day, the candy and parties appear for weeks beforehand (and of course the candy hangs around afterward too.) So this year I&rsquo;m going to make some healthy Halloween treats that I used to enjoy when I was a kid.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/easy_retro_halloween_treats#comments Food Blog Hilary Meyer Healthy kids Tue, 23 Oct 2012 14:10:58 +0000 Nifer 153208 at http://www.eatingwell.com Amazing 20-minute dinners http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/amazing_20_minute_dinners <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/amazing_20_minute_dinners" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP7762_0.jpg" alt="Amazing 20-minute dinners Blog Post" title="Amazing 20-minute dinners Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Kneesocks and plaid skirts&mdash;that&rsquo;s what &ldquo;back to school&rdquo; conjures up for me at this time of year. Then, after I reflect on how glad I am that that look is behind me (plaid&rsquo;s really not my color), what lingers is the itch to learn something new. This fall, learn how easy it can be to make dinner for four in 20 minutes&mdash;even if you&rsquo;re an elementary cook (like me).</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/amazing_20_minute_dinners#comments Food Blog Dinner Family meals Healthy kids Wendy Ruopp Wed, 05 Sep 2012 17:22:29 +0000 Nifer 150948 at http://www.eatingwell.com 4 foods to pack in your kid’s lunchbox http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/4_foods_to_pack_in_your_kid_s_lunchbox <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/4_foods_to_pack_in_your_kid_s_lunchbox" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_chocolate_milk_101021798.jpg" alt="4 foods to pack in your kid’s lunchbox Blog Post" title="4 foods to pack in your kid’s lunchbox Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>It&rsquo;s that time of year when many of us start thinking about back to school. And, as a nutrition editor and registered dietitian, that means lunch (and maybe even breakfast or snack). &ldquo;What should I be packing for meals for my kid while they&rsquo;re at school?&rdquo; is a question I hear often.</p> <p>Don&rsquo;t Miss: <a href="/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/healthy_kids_foods_that_arent">5 Healthy-Sounding Kids&rsquo; Foods That Aren&rsquo;t</a></p> <p>Here are a few suggestions to help you fuel your kiddo&rsquo;s young brain and body.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/4_foods_to_pack_in_your_kid_s_lunchbox#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright Family meals Good choices Health Healthy kids Lunch Nutrition Snacks Thu, 09 Aug 2012 13:27:25 +0000 Nifer 115555 at http://www.eatingwell.com Foods to prevent allergies and asthma—what works and what doesn’t http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/foods_to_prevent_allergies_and_asthma_what_works_and_what_doesn_t <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/foods_to_prevent_allergies_and_asthma_what_works_and_what_doesn_t" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/orange_halved_jf12.jpg" alt="Foods to prevent allergies and asthma—what works and what doesn’t Blog Post" title="Foods to prevent allergies and asthma—what works and what doesn’t Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Can a healthy diet help you breathe easier? Some research says&hellip;yes. But there are also a lot of unproven dietary strategies touted help manage allergies and asthma. What works? What doesn&rsquo;t? Find out here. (Of course, if you have allergies or asthma, you should always follow the advice of your health&ndash;care provider.)</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/foods_to_prevent_allergies_and_asthma_what_works_and_what_doesn_t#comments Health Blog Food & health news Kerri-Ann Jennings Health Healthy kids Nutrition Wellness Tue, 08 May 2012 17:28:50 +0000 Nifer 82988 at http://www.eatingwell.com One-Skillet Dinners for Easy Clean-Up http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/one_skillet_dinners_for_easy_clean_up <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/one_skillet_dinners_for_easy_clean_up" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/gnocchi_1.jpg" alt="One-Skillet Dinners for Easy Clean-Up Blog Post" title="One-Skillet Dinners for Easy Clean-Up Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Like Johnny Appleseed setting off with a pocketful of hope and a saucepan for a hat, my children have begun to make their way in the world. They don't have to wear their pots&mdash;but their kitchens are tiny enough that they have to choose carefully. Microwave or toaster? Saucepan or skillet? I say skillet&mdash;a pan you can cook your whole dinner in. And it will do a better job of keeping off the rain.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/one_skillet_dinners_for_easy_clean_up#comments Food Blog Budget meals Dinner Family meals Healthy kids Quick meals Wendy Ruopp Mon, 30 Apr 2012 15:39:37 +0000 Erin McCormick 80240 at http://www.eatingwell.com The best natural peanut butters and jellies http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/the_best_natural_peanut_butters_and_jellies <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/the_best_natural_peanut_butters_and_jellies" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/peanuts_0_0.jpg" alt="The best natural peanut butters and jellies Blog Post" title="The best natural peanut butters and jellies Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>There was a year of my life, first grade, when I literally ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches every single day without fail, even on weekends. It&rsquo;s not that I was a timid eater&mdash;at that age I was happily sampling my mom&rsquo;s macrobiotic vegan experiments and even requesting some favorites of my own&mdash;it&rsquo;s just that when you find a good thing you stick with it.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/the_best_natural_peanut_butters_and_jellies#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Cooking tips Family meals Healthy kids Matthew Thompson Nutrition Thu, 01 Mar 2012 21:14:04 +0000 Nifer 74097 at http://www.eatingwell.com A week of dinners for $50 http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_week_of_dinners_for_50 <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_week_of_dinners_for_50" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/5_dinners_1_bag.jpg" alt="A week of dinners for $50 Blog Post" title="A week of dinners for $50 Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Don&rsquo;t send me to the store if you want to eat tonight. I can wander the aisles for ages, clutching a few ragged coupons, and wind up with a jar of capers, a bag of organic buckwheat flour, 2 kiwis, some Vermont Cheddar and a bag of frozen peas. That&rsquo;s an Iron Chef challenge, not dinner. (Good thing I&rsquo;m somewhat more coordinated as managing editor of <em>EatingWell</em> than I am in the grocery store.)</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_week_of_dinners_for_50#comments Food Blog Budget meals Dinner Family meals Healthy kids Quick meals Wendy Ruopp Wed, 22 Feb 2012 20:24:29 +0000 Erin McCormick 69786 at http://www.eatingwell.com