Healthy kids http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1033/node/node/node/node/healthy_cooking en Healthier Halloween Candy http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/healthier_halloween_candy <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/healthier_halloween_candy" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/11022015_bears.png" alt="Healthier Halloween Candy Blog Post" title="Healthier Halloween Candy Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>You might choose to hand out raisins and spider rings on Halloween, but do you really want to be that house on the block? Americans buy over 900 million pounds of Halloween candy every year, but there are some you can feel a little better about. (We promise, no tricks here!) Here are 3 healthier Halloween candies that will have kids excited about ringing your doorbell for a treat. </p> <p>Read more about <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/trick_or_treat_the_hidden_health_risks_of_food_dyes" target="new">the risks of fake food dyes</a>. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/healthier_halloween_candy#comments Health Blog Good choices Healthy kids Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Diet, Nutrition & Health - Healthy Kids Mon, 28 Sep 2015 15:50:35 +0000 kurtschulitz 286588 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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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 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 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, M.S., R.D. 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 Recipe Makeover Wendy Ruopp 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 Healthy kids Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. 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 Snacks Stacy Fraser 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 Snacks Stacy Fraser 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, M.S., R.D. 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 Health Healthy kids Kerri-Ann Jennings Nutrition Wellness Tue, 08 May 2012 17:28:50 +0000 Nifer 82988 at http://www.eatingwell.com