Product reviews http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1087/all en The Healthiest and Best-Tasting Frozen Pizza http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthiest_best_tasting_frozen_pizza <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthiest_best_tasting_frozen_pizza" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/102299621_Allen_frozen_pizza_0.jpg" alt="The Healthiest and Best-Tasting Frozen Pizza Blog Post" title="The Healthiest and Best-Tasting Frozen Pizza Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>When it comes to being ready for a last-minute dinner, a frozen pizza could be your best friend. But just because you’re taking a shortcut doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice a healthy dinner. Here’s what to look for. </p> <p><strong>A Better Bottom: </strong>More dough means more calories, so choose thin-crust over deep-dish when buying frozen. Buy pizzas that have whole grains in the crust whenever you can and skip ones stuffed with cheese.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthiest_best_tasting_frozen_pizza#comments Health Blog Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Product reviews Taste test Healthy Cooking - Healthy Food Guide Tue, 04 Nov 2014 16:55:50 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284397 at http://www.eatingwell.com Best & worst energy drinks http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/best_worst_energy_drinks <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/best_worst_energy_drinks" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/energy_drink_opener_102089883_erica_allen.jpg" alt="Best &amp;amp; worst energy drinks Blog Post" title="Best &amp;amp; worst energy drinks Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Energy drink sales are skyrocketing: from 2011 to 2012 they grew by 14 percent, a bigger jump than any other beverage category! That&rsquo;s not too surprising&mdash;who doesn&rsquo;t want to catch a second (or third) wind?</p> <p><strong>Don&rsquo;t Miss: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/eatingwell_energy_drink.html">The EatingWell Energy Drink</a></strong></p> <p>But are some drinks better than others? Here we take a look at the calories, sugar and caffeine in some of the most popular energy drinks on the market.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/best_worst_energy_drinks#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright Good choices Health Product reviews Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:53:19 +0000 Nifer 281194 at http://www.eatingwell.com Food processor vs. blender: Which is the better kitchen tool? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/food_processor_vs_blender_which_is_the_better_kitchen_tool <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/food_processor_vs_blender_which_is_the_better_kitchen_tool" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/blender_vs_food_processor.jpg" alt="Food processor vs. blender: Which is the better kitchen tool? Blog Post" title="Food processor vs. blender: Which is the better kitchen tool? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>I function in an incredibly small kitchen. My constant challenge is finding room for what I really need and getting rid of what I don&rsquo;t. The other day, I pulled out my blender and my food processor and thought that, maybe, I could lose one. </p> <p><strong>Don&rsquo;t Miss: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101_basics_techniques/healthy_cooking_basics/must_have_kitchen_tools">8 Essential Tools to Have in Your Kitchen</a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/food_processor_vs_blender_which_is_the_better_kitchen_tool#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Cooking tips Hilary Meyer Kitchen tools Product reviews Tue, 04 Sep 2012 19:19:40 +0000 Penelope Wall 150322 at http://www.eatingwell.com Are “natural” sweeteners really any healthier than sugar? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/are_natural_sweeteners_really_any_healthier_than_sugar <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/are_natural_sweeteners_really_any_healthier_than_sugar" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/honey_1.jpg" alt="Are “natural” sweeteners really any healthier than sugar? Blog Post" title="Are “natural” sweeteners really any healthier than sugar? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>People often look to me, as a registered dietitian, for my seal of approval as they douse yogurt with agave or flood their coffee with turbinado sugar because &ldquo;it&rsquo;s natural.&rdquo; But you won&rsquo;t find me giving a nutrition green light to use copious amounts of sugar, regardless of where it comes from. (<a href="/diet_nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/3_ways_to_break_your_sugar_habit"><strong>How much sugar should you be eating?</strong></a></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/are_natural_sweeteners_really_any_healthier_than_sugar#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright Dessert Good choices Health Nutrition Product reviews Wellness Fri, 31 Aug 2012 15:29:22 +0000 Nifer 143305 at http://www.eatingwell.com Is coconut water worth the splurge? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_coconut_water_worth_the_splurge <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_coconut_water_worth_the_splurge" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/coconut_spr03_310_1_1.jpg" alt="Is coconut water worth the splurge? Blog Post" title="Is coconut water worth the splurge? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>In recent years there has been an explosion of coconut water products available at grocery and convenience stores. If you&rsquo;ve tasted it, you know that it&rsquo;s pretty refreshing&mdash;even the plain, unflavored coconut waters (or so I think).</p> <p>And because staying hydrated can make or break your workout performance, it&rsquo;s not surprising that many athletes and weekend warriors are looking for an extra edge when it comes to their beverage of choice.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_coconut_water_worth_the_splurge#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright Fitness Good choices Health Product reviews Wellness Fri, 27 Jul 2012 13:45:25 +0000 Nifer 114297 at http://www.eatingwell.com Best and worst breakfast sandwiches http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/best_and_worst_breakfast_sandwiches <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/best_and_worst_breakfast_sandwiches" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/best_worst_breakfast_sandwiches_310.jpg" alt="Best and worst breakfast sandwiches Blog Post" title="Best and worst breakfast sandwiches Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Breakfast is important&mdash;it fuels your morning and may help keep your hunger in check so you don&rsquo;t overdo it at lunch. Although making breakfast at home is ideal&mdash;you have more control over the ingredients and can make sure you have a healthy, balanced meal&mdash;there are times when you need or want to pick up breakfast on the go.</p> <p>Don&rsquo;t Miss: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/3_essential_ingredients_of_a_healthy_breakfast">3 Essential Ingredients of a Healthy Breakfast</a></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/best_and_worst_breakfast_sandwiches#comments Health Blog Breakfast Diet Health Kerri-Ann Jennings Nutrition Product reviews Fri, 16 Mar 2012 17:17:32 +0000 Penelope Wall 76112 at http://www.eatingwell.com Light Beer Taste-Test Winners http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/light_beer_taste_test_winners <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/light_beer_taste_test_winners" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/beer.jpg" alt="Light Beer Taste-Test Winners Blog Post" title="Light Beer Taste-Test Winners Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Nine times out of 10, when I reach for a beer it's something dark, hoppy and (lets be honest) packed with calories. For me, beer is a treat&mdash;something to enjoy instead of dessert after a long day of work&mdash;and I want one with enough flavor to leave me satisfied. But every once in a while, the thought of something lighter just sounds perfect. It's not that my taste suddenly changes, it's just that the situation does; you know,if you're already enjoying pizza or chips, it's probably a good time to cut back on other extra calories.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/light_beer_taste_test_winners#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Diet Entertaining Matthew Thompson Product reviews Fri, 09 Mar 2012 18:50:53 +0000 Erin McCormick 75532 at http://www.eatingwell.com The best & worst girl scout cookies http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_best_worst_girl_scout_cookies <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_best_worst_girl_scout_cookies" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/Shortbread.jpg" alt="The best &amp;amp; worst girl scout cookies Blog Post" title="The best &amp;amp; worst girl scout cookies Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Every year I look forward to the Girl Scouts’ annual cookie sale (um, who doesn’t?!). This year’s sale is more controversial than most, with some people banning the treats in opposition to the organization’s acceptance of a transgendered member, while others are buying more boxes to show their support. I like supporting Girl Scouts and their activities, but, honestly, I think my excitement really stems from the fact that this is <em>the only</em> time of year I can buy these cookies.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_best_worst_girl_scout_cookies#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright Dessert Diet Nutrition Product reviews Mon, 23 Jan 2012 18:49:33 +0000 Nifer 57448 at http://www.eatingwell.com 6 pots every cook needs http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/6_pots_every_cook_needs <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/6_pots_every_cook_needs" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/dutch_ovens_stacked.jpg" alt=" 6 pots every cook needs Blog Post" title=" 6 pots every cook needs Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Most weekends in the kitchen of my first apartment in San Francisco I would pull out my Dutch oven (one of the few pots I owned) and make a big steaming cauldron of soup. Everything went into the one pot. When I was done, all I had to clean was my cutting board and that pot. It was so simple, but the soups were satisfying, healthy and delicious. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/6_pots_every_cook_needs#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Jessie Price Kitchen tools Product reviews Thu, 01 Dec 2011 16:22:09 +0000 Nifer 33291 at http://www.eatingwell.com Which type of yogurt is the healthiest? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/which_type_of_yogurt_is_the_healthiest <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/which_type_of_yogurt_is_the_healthiest" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/yog3_310.jpg" alt="Which type of yogurt is the healthiest? Blog Post" title="Which type of yogurt is the healthiest? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Since I'm not a big milk drinker, yogurt is my preferred form of dairy. Eating yogurt is an easy, tasty way to get some much-needed calcium. Plus it delivers a healthy dose of protein and good-for-you probiotics. (<a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/healthy_breakfasts_with_yogurt">Enjoy it in these Smoothie Recipes and More Healthy Breakfasts with Yogurt.</a>)</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/which_type_of_yogurt_is_the_healthiest#comments Health Blog Breakfast Brierley Wright Diet Good choices Healthy kids Nutrition Product reviews Snacks Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 21 Oct 2011 16:25:06 +0000 Matt Malenczak 18044 at http://www.eatingwell.com Which milk is best to buy? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/which_milk_is_best_to_buy <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/which_milk_is_best_to_buy" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/milk_glass_310_0.jpg" alt="Which milk is best to buy? Blog Post" title="Which milk is best to buy? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>As surprising as it may seem, considering I&rsquo;m a dietitian and nutrition editor of <em>EatingWell </em>Magazine, my preferred variety of milk is the chocolate kind, especially after a workout. It delivers the mix of protein and carbohydrate our bodies need to recover energy supplies after an intense workout. (<a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/what_to_drink_when">Find out how milk stacks up against water, sports drinks and more when it comes to staying hydrated.</a>)</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/which_milk_is_best_to_buy#comments Health Blog Breakfast Brierley Wright Good choices Healthy kids Nutrition Product reviews Taste test Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 16 Aug 2011 18:30:05 +0000 Matt Malenczak 17607 at http://www.eatingwell.com The healthiest (and the worst) iced coffee drinks at McDonald’s, Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_healthiest_and_the_worst_iced_coffee_drinks_at_mcdonald_s_starb <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_healthiest_and_the_worst_iced_coffee_drinks_at_mcdonald_s_starb" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/mcd_frappemocha_310.jpg" alt="The healthiest (and the worst) iced coffee drinks at McDonald’s, Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts Blog Post" title="The healthiest (and the worst) iced coffee drinks at McDonald’s, Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_healthiest_and_the_worst_iced_coffee_drinks_at_mcdonald_s_starb#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright Dessert Good choices Nutrition Product reviews Weight loss What's in season Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 08 Jun 2011 16:38:58 +0000 Matt Malenczak 17373 at http://www.eatingwell.com 9 must-have products to go green in the kitchen http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/9_must_have_products_to_go_green_in_the_kitchen <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/9_must_have_products_to_go_green_in_the_kitchen" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/1_waterBottles_310.jpg" alt="9 must-have products to go green in the kitchen Blog Post" title="9 must-have products to go green in the kitchen Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/9_must_have_products_to_go_green_in_the_kitchen#comments Food Blog Good choices Kitchen tools Penelope Wall Product reviews Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 30 Mar 2011 20:26:15 +0000 Matt Malenczak 17089 at http://www.eatingwell.com Our favorite tools to survive Thanksgiving http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/our_favorite_tools_to_survive_thanksgiving <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/our_favorite_tools_to_survive_thanksgiving" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/turkey_310.jpg" alt="Our favorite tools to survive Thanksgiving Blog Post" title="Our favorite tools to survive Thanksgiving Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Thanksgiving is hands down my favorite holiday. I love it so much that we not only spend the big day with our family, we also host a Thanksgiving party for our friends the weekend before the real deal so we can have that yummy meal two times each year. </p> <p><strong>Related Link: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/collections/thanksgiving_collection_1" >Recipes, menus and step-by-step planners so you can have the easiest, healthiest Thanksgiving ever</a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/our_favorite_tools_to_survive_thanksgiving#comments Food Blog Carolyn Malcoun Entertaining Holidays Kitchen tools Product reviews Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 28 Oct 2010 16:04:52 +0000 Matt Malenczak 16573 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 great-tasting Cheddars you don’t have to feel bad about eating http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/5_great_tasting_cheddars_you_don_t_have_to_feel_bad_about_eating <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/5_great_tasting_cheddars_you_don_t_have_to_feel_bad_about_eating" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/cheddar_310.jpg" alt="5 great-tasting Cheddars you don’t have to feel bad about eating Blog Post" title="5 great-tasting Cheddars you don’t have to feel bad about eating Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>If I had to pick the one food that&rsquo;s my biggest weakness, without question it would be cheese. Every day I include cheese in my breakfast&mdash;over-hard egg (like over-easy but with a hard yolk) on whole-grain toast with a little super-sharp Cheddar&mdash;and if we have pasta or Mexican for dinner, I&rsquo;m most likely going to sprinkle a little on top. And I love cheese and crackers for a simple snack. (<a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/packaged_foods_you_can_feel_good_about_eating"><strong>Find out how to buy the healthiest crackers to snack on.</strong></a>) </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/5_great_tasting_cheddars_you_don_t_have_to_feel_bad_about_eating#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Carolyn Malcoun Product reviews Taste test Weight loss Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 30 Jun 2010 15:56:17 +0000 Penelope Wall 16050 at http://www.eatingwell.com