Snacks http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1040/all en Healthier Picks for In-Flight Airplane Food http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthier_picks_for_in_flight_airplane_food <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthier_picks_for_in_flight_airplane_food" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/United-Airlines-cropped.jpg" alt="Healthier Picks for In-Flight Airplane Food Blog Post" title="Healthier Picks for In-Flight Airplane Food Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Staying healthy while you’re flying can be challenging (especially if you’re stuck in the air during mealtime).</p> <p>Luckily, it’s getting easier, as more airports are carrying healthy snacks like plain yogurt, nuts and dried fruit. With a little advance planning, you can pack your own healthy snacks—but that’s not always an option.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthier_picks_for_in_flight_airplane_food#comments Health Blog Diet Health Lisa D'Agrosa Snacks Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:38:25 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284348 at http://www.eatingwell.com Buy a Healthier Granola Bar http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/buy_a_healthier_granola_bar <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/buy_a_healthier_granola_bar" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/23644A_Allen_granola_bars_310.jpg" alt="Buy a Healthier Granola Bar Blog Post" title="Buy a Healthier Granola Bar Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Granola bars are convenient when you’re on the go, but some varieties have such a hefty sugar load they may as well be sold in the candy aisle. You can't assume all of them are automatically healthy. </p> <p>Here's how you can find the healthiest granola bars:</p> <p><strong>Star Ingredient:</strong> Make sure oats are the first ingredient listed on the package. This healthy whole grain is a good source of fiber, which helps keep you full and is good for your cholesterol. If rice or rice flour is listed, make sure it’s brown rice (it’s a whole grain), otherwise it’s refined. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/buy_a_healthier_granola_bar#comments Health Blog Breakfast Lisa D'Agrosa Snacks Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:19:48 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284025 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 Secretly Good-for-You Gas Station Snacks http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/5_secretly_good_for_you_gas_station_snacks <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/5_secretly_good_for_you_gas_station_snacks" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_101271157_gas_station_sign_Noltner_310.jpg" alt="5 Secretly Good-for-You Gas Station Snacks Blog Post" title="5 Secretly Good-for-You Gas Station Snacks Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Summer vacation is here and it’s time to hit the road. Whether you're traveling long-distance or a regular on-the-go snacker, it's worth knowing about the growing variety at lots of quick stops. </p> <p>Most gas stations, for example, now carry fresh fruit, cut-up veggies and hard-boiled eggs. </p> <p>While those standards have been around for a while, we went looking for some of the tastier options you can find in a pinch. So even the tiniest convenience store can help you curb a craving healthfully. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/5_secretly_good_for_you_gas_station_snacks#comments Diet Blog Good choices Lisa D'Agrosa Snacks Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:26:00 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283436 at http://www.eatingwell.com Your 1-Day Plan to Get Back on Track http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/your_1_day_plan_to_get_back_on_track <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/your_1_day_plan_to_get_back_on_track" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/SA5597_0.JPG" alt="Your 1-Day Plan to Get Back on Track Blog Post" title="Your 1-Day Plan to Get Back on Track Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>There are times, like after a food-filled vacation or a big holiday, when I feel like my typically healthy diet needs a bit of a refresh. Instead of skipping meals, feeling guilty or drastically cutting calories—habits that can be detrimental to your health—try making some small changes to each meal to get back on track without a diet overhaul. Here’s a daily plan with tricks for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks that will save some calories and help you get right back on track.</p> <p><strong>See:</strong> <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/is_doing_a_cleanse_a_good_idea">Is doing a cleanse a good idea?</a></p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/your_1_day_plan_to_get_back_on_track#comments Diet Blog Breakfast Diet Dinner Lisa D'Agrosa Lunch Nutrition Snacks Weight loss Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 30 Jan 2014 15:21:47 +0000 Stefan_20 281283 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 Ways to Host a Healthy Super Bowl Party http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/5_ways_to_host_a_healthy_super_bowl_party <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/5_ways_to_host_a_healthy_super_bowl_party" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/image00.jpg" alt="5 Ways to Host a Healthy Super Bowl Party Blog Post" title="5 Ways to Host a Healthy Super Bowl Party Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>My husband loves football. I love parties. So the Super Bowl is the one day a year when our interests happily meet. I love Super Bowl recipes, but I don’t want to make our party a four-hour marathon of fat-filled dips, salty chips and calorie-rich drinks. So this year, I’m giving our party a healthier spin. And the best part is that it will be so subtle, no one will even notice. Touchdown! </p> <p>Here are 5 sneaky tips for throwing a healthy Super Bowl party: </p> <p><strong>Don't Miss: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/healthy_low_cal_football_snacks">Healthy Low-Cal Football Snacks</a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/5_ways_to_host_a_healthy_super_bowl_party#comments Food Blog Cooking tips Dinner Entertaining Hilary Meyer Health Snacks Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 12 Dec 2013 18:50:38 +0000 Stefan_20 279975 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Find the Best Healthy Tortilla Chips http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/how_to_find_the_best_healthy_tortilla_chips <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/how_to_find_the_best_healthy_tortilla_chips" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_tortilla_chips_102168931_Peter_Ardito.jpg" alt="How to Find the Best Healthy Tortilla Chips Blog Post" title="How to Find the Best Healthy Tortilla Chips Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Most tortilla chips contain just corn, oil and salt and less than 150 calories per serving&mdash;not bad stats for a food that normally gets relegated to the &ldquo;junk food&rdquo; aisle. We searched out the healthiest options (that still taste great). Here&rsquo;s what we found:</p> <p><strong>Bye-Bye, Baked:</strong> The taste and texture of baked chips often leaves much to be desired and there&rsquo;s no real nutritional benefit. Baked have about the same calories as fried chips, but more carbs and sodium.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/how_to_find_the_best_healthy_tortilla_chips#comments Food Blog Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Snacks Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 02 Dec 2013 19:32:09 +0000 Nifer 279874 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://assets.eatingwell.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 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://assets.eatingwell.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 How to make a healthy smoothie: best smoothie ingredients & 10 to ditch http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_make_a_healthy_smoothie_best_smoothie_ingredients_10_to_ditch <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_make_a_healthy_smoothie_best_smoothie_ingredients_10_to_ditch" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/smoothies_revised_2_0_1.jpg" alt="How to make a healthy smoothie: best smoothie ingredients &amp;amp; 10 to ditch Blog Post" title="How to make a healthy smoothie: best smoothie ingredients &amp;amp; 10 to ditch Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Whether you enjoy smoothies for breakfast, a snack or even dessert, they&rsquo;re a great way to increase your daily servings of fruits and vegetables. But depending on the ingredients they&rsquo;re made with, smoothies can quickly turn into unhealthy calorie-bombs filled with sugar and saturated fat. And drinking too many high-calorie smoothies could counteract their health benefits and sabotage your efforts to stay&mdash;or get&mdash;slim.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_make_a_healthy_smoothie_best_smoothie_ingredients_10_to_ditch#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Breakfast Breana Lai Cooking tips Good choices Health Nutrition Snacks Wellness Mon, 22 Apr 2013 21:04:46 +0000 Nifer 276792 at http://www.eatingwell.com Health benefits of juicing vs. smoothies http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/health_benefits_of_juicing_vs_smoothies <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/health_benefits_of_juicing_vs_smoothies" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_smoothies_101646074_Scott_Little_310_0.jpg" alt="Health benefits of juicing vs. smoothies Blog Post" title="Health benefits of juicing vs. smoothies Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Juicing and smoothies are all the rage right now. While both can boost your fruit and vegetable intake (something most Americans need to do) and are great for getting a variety of produce into your diet, one is the better choice.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/health_benefits_of_juicing_vs_smoothies#comments Health Blog Breakfast Brierley Wright Fitness Food & health news Good choices Health Nutrition Quick meals Snacks Wellness Fri, 19 Apr 2013 17:17:47 +0000 Nifer 276763 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://assets.eatingwell.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 How to eat to lose weight: what a 1,500 calorie day looks like http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/how_to_eat_to_lose_weight_what_a_1500_calorie_day_looks_like <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/how_to_eat_to_lose_weight_what_a_1500_calorie_day_looks_like" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MB8238_Ardito.JPG" alt="How to eat to lose weight: what a 1,500 calorie day looks like Blog Post" title="How to eat to lose weight: what a 1,500 calorie day looks like Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Did you know that one-third of New Year&rsquo;s resolutions pertain to weight, diet and health? It&rsquo;s true. Unfortunately, the majority of us are successful for no more than one week. You&rsquo;re 10 times as likely to keep your healthy-eating resolutions, however, when you set an explicit goal&mdash;like, say, by following a meal plan.</p> <p><strong>Related: <a href="/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/7_day_weight_loss_diet_meal_plan">Lose Up to 2 Pounds This Week with This Meal Plan</a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/how_to_eat_to_lose_weight_what_a_1500_calorie_day_looks_like#comments Diet Blog Breakfast Brierley Wright Diet Diet Challenge Good choices Health Lunch Snacks Weight loss Wellness Fri, 04 Jan 2013 15:24:52 +0000 Nifer 273899 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 instant no-cook appetizers http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/5_instant_no_cook_appetizers <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/5_instant_no_cook_appetizers" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/AP7827A.jpg" alt="5 instant no-cook appetizers Blog Post" title="5 instant no-cook appetizers Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>An invitation to dinner is just about all the appetizer I need&mdash;I&rsquo;m so happy to have someone feed me that I&rsquo;m not fussy about what&rsquo;s on the menu. But if, when I arrive, there are little nibbles to start things off, it&rsquo;s a delightful bonus. Appetizers really take gatherings up a notch, showing an attention to detail I appreciate.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/5_instant_no_cook_appetizers#comments Food Blog Entertaining Holidays Wendy Ruopp Snacks Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Countdown Wed, 07 Nov 2012 18:23:15 +0000 Nifer 153632 at http://www.eatingwell.com Easy fall quick breads & muffins http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/easy_fall_quick_breads_muffins <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/easy_fall_quick_breads_muffins" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/pumpkin_bread_0.jpg" alt="Easy fall quick breads &amp;amp; muffins Blog Post" title="Easy fall quick breads &amp;amp; muffins Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>On a late-fall afternoon, as the little light of the day leaks out through the darkening clouds, one of my favorite things to do is to warm things up inside by baking. When my kids were little it was one of those activities that made me feel like a good mom (especially when I reminded myself not to freak out about flour showers and random bits of eggshell). When I have apples (or pumpkin, squash, zucchini, bananas&hellip;) lingering on the counter, I am inspired to bake.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/easy_fall_quick_breads_muffins#comments Food Blog Breakfast Cooking tips Recipe Makeover Wendy Ruopp Snacks What's in season Tue, 30 Oct 2012 16:58:34 +0000 Nifer 153476 at http://www.eatingwell.com Super snacks to pack right now http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/super_snacks_to_pack_right_now <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/super_snacks_to_pack_right_now" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_snacking_2910105_Norman_0.jpg" alt="Super snacks to pack right now Blog Post" title="Super snacks to pack right now Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Every weekday morning, I pack not only a lunch to bring to work, but snacks too. Maybe it&rsquo;s the registered dietitian part of me, but I don&rsquo;t like to be caught hungry with no healthy options around. A good-for-you snack can be an important part of a healthful diet. Research suggests that nutritious snacks can stave off hunger by stabilizing blood sugar&mdash;which may help you eat more sensibly at mealtimes.</p> <p><strong>Recipes to Try: <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/100_calorie_snacks">30 Healthy Snacks for 100 Calories or Less</a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/super_snacks_to_pack_right_now#comments Health Blog Diet Kerri-Ann Jennings Nutrition Snacks Wed, 05 Sep 2012 16:17:42 +0000 Nifer 150943 at http://www.eatingwell.com