Good choices http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1088/node/recipes_menus en How to Shop for Healthy Instant Oatmeal http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_shop_for_healthy_instant_oatmeal <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_shop_for_healthy_instant_oatmeal" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/oatmeal_6.jpg" alt="How to Shop for Healthy Instant Oatmeal Blog Post" title="How to Shop for Healthy Instant Oatmeal Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Busy mornings get a little easier when you can “just add water” and have breakfast ready in minutes. Instant oatmeal is filling, fast and has plenty of flavor variations to try, but not all of them live up to oatmeal’s healthy reputation. Here’s our advice to keep this quick breakfast healthy.</p> <p><strong>Know Your Fiber: </strong>Some oatmeals (especially “high fiber” oatmeals) use guar gum to inflate their fiber number. Guar gum is a safe ingredient, but be aware that it only has soluble fiber, not insoluble. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_shop_for_healthy_instant_oatmeal#comments Health Blog Julia Westbrook Good choices Diet, Nutrition & Health Wed, 20 Apr 2016 17:20:51 +0000 kurtschulitz 288041 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Shop for Healthy Popcorn http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_shop_for_healthy_popcorn <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_shop_for_healthy_popcorn" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/popcorn1.png" alt="How to Shop for Healthy Popcorn Blog Post" title="How to Shop for Healthy Popcorn Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Naked, homemade, air-popped popcorn is a super-healthy snack—it’s a whole grain with 4 grams of fiber per serving and almost no salt, sugar or fat. But let’s be honest—plain popcorn is a little bland. Fortunately, there are plenty of flavorful options popping up in stores. Here’s how to pick a better bag.</p> <!--<p>Numbers to Look For<br /> Serving Size: 1 ounce <br /> Amount Per Serving: about 31/2 cups<br /> Sugar: ≤ 6 g<br /> Sodium: ≤ 200 mg</div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_shop_for_healthy_popcorn#comments Health Blog Julia Westbrook Good choices Diet, Nutrition & Health Wed, 20 Apr 2016 16:56:51 +0000 kurtschulitz 288040 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 Powerful Health Benefits of Asparagus You Probably Didn’t Know http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/5_powerful_health_benefits_of_asparagus_you_probably_didn_t_know <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/5_powerful_health_benefits_of_asparagus_you_probably_didn_t_know" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/SD9539_Moats.JPG" alt="5 Powerful Health Benefits of Asparagus You Probably Didn’t Know Blog Post" title="5 Powerful Health Benefits of Asparagus You Probably Didn’t Know Blog Post" border="0"/></a></div> <div><p>One of the first foods that signals the start of spring is the appearance of fresh asparagus at local farmers&rsquo; markets and grocery stores. Just as spring is a time of new beginnings, asparagus is one of those veggies that I love to experiment with during this time of year.</p> <p><strong>Recipes to Try:</strong> <strong><a target="new" href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/fresh_asparagus_recipes?slide=30">Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Breadcrumbs and More Recipes with Fresh Asparagus </a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/5_powerful_health_benefits_of_asparagus_you_probably_didn_t_know#comments Health Blog Cheryl Forberg, R.D. Dinner Good choices Nutrition Wellness What's in season Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 22 Mar 2016 18:03:22 +0000 Matt Malenczak 17129 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Buy the Healthiest Yogurt http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_the_healthiest_yogurt <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_the_healthiest_yogurt" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/11102015_yogurt310.png" alt="How to Buy the Healthiest Yogurt Blog Post" title="How to Buy the Healthiest Yogurt Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Yogurt is packed with protein, probiotics and calcium—but if you pick the wrong ones, you’ll be spooning up loads of calories and sugar too. </p> <p><strong>Scope the sugar</strong><br /> Plain yogurt has a bit of natural sugar (from milk) but no added sugar. Flavored yogurts have as much as 15 grams of added sugar. To cut plain’s tang, add fresh fruit or a teaspoon of maple syrup or honey (about 5g sugar). </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_the_healthiest_yogurt#comments Diet Blog Health Blog Good choices Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Food News & Origins - EatingWell Magazine Tue, 10 Nov 2015 15:56:53 +0000 kurtschulitz 286889 at http://www.eatingwell.com 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 How to Pick Healthy Condiments http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_pick_healthy_condiments <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_pick_healthy_condiments" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/healthy_condiments_308.jpg" alt="How to Pick Healthy Condiments Blog Post" title="How to Pick Healthy Condiments Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>We lined up the usual suspects—mustard, ketchup, mayo and relish—and took a closer look at the nutrition stats of our favorite burger and dog toppings. What we found: it’s easy to rack up sodium and overrun your 2,300 mg daily limit (plus some extra calories and sugar) when you use a heavy hand with the condiments. Here’s what to know before you stock up for your summer BBQs.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_pick_healthy_condiments#comments Health Blog Family meals Good choices Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 28 Apr 2015 19:13:05 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 285702 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Buy the Healthiest Granola http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_the_healthiest_granola <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_the_healthiest_granola" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/Granola_silo_0984_cropped.jpg" alt="How to Buy the Healthiest Granola Blog Post" title="How to Buy the Healthiest Granola Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Granola’s health halo can be well deserved; after all, it’s made with whole oats, nuts and dried fruit and most brands have 3 grams of fiber per ¼-cup serving. But they can be high in sugar and calories. Here’s how to pick the healthiest and tastiest. </p> <p><strong>Sugar Smarts:</strong> Almost all granolas have some sugar—it’s one reason they’re so yummy. Look for one with no more than 6 grams per ¼ cup.</p> <p><strong>Don't Miss: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/healthy_granola_recipes_and_healthy_muesli_recipes">DIY Homemade Granola Ideas</a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_the_healthiest_granola#comments Health Blog Breakfast Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:42:58 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 285161 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 This or That: Butter vs. Coconut Oil http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/this_or_that_butter_vs_coconut_oil <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/this_or_that_butter_vs_coconut_oil" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/" alt="This or That: Butter vs. Coconut Oil Blog Post" title="This or That: Butter vs. Coconut Oil Blog Post" border="0"/></a></div> <div><p><br /> <a class="mdpVideoPlayer embed" data-autoload="true" data-title="true" data-desc="true" data-transcript="true" data-includecompads="true" data-metaq="true" data-videotitle="Is Coconut Oil or Butter Healthier?" style="width:100%;" href="http://www.eatingwell.com/videos/video-embed/95385813/is-coconut-oil-or-butter-healthier.htm" data-videoids="60071478,60070614,60071625"> <span class="mdpVideoPlayVideoLarge"></span> <img src="http://images.meredith.com/EatingWell/images/video/a_102285718-video.jpg" style="margin: 1px auto; width:100%;" class="photo" /> </a></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/this_or_that_butter_vs_coconut_oil#comments Health Blog Diet Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. This or That Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:01:39 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283864 at http://www.eatingwell.com Which Peanut Butter Is Best? Reduced-Fat vs. Natural Peanut Butter http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/which_peanut_butter_is_best_reduced_fat_vs_natural_peanut_butter <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/which_peanut_butter_is_best_reduced_fat_vs_natural_peanut_butter" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_peanutbutter_101037629_lyons_silo.jpg" alt="Which Peanut Butter Is Best? Reduced-Fat vs. Natural Peanut Butter Blog Post" title="Which Peanut Butter Is Best? Reduced-Fat vs. Natural Peanut Butter Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Picking healthy foods at the grocery store can feel pretty confusing. There are thousands to choose from. At lunchtime, or even when looking for healthy snack ideas, it can be mind-boggling to figure out which spread is better for you—natural peanut butter or reduced-fat peanut butter (which is officially called a peanut-butter spread, since it has fewer peanuts.) </p> <p>If you’re whipping up a peanut butter sandwich, is your best pick natural peanut butter or reduced-fat peanut butter spread? We put the two foods head to head to find out, which is healthier: this or that?</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/which_peanut_butter_is_best_reduced_fat_vs_natural_peanut_butter#comments Health Blog Diet Good choices Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. This or That Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:12:47 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283568 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Buy a Veggie Burger http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_a_veggie_burger <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_a_veggie_burger" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/23431A_Allen_310.jpg" alt="How to Buy a Veggie Burger Blog Post" title="How to Buy a Veggie Burger Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>This vegetarian mainstay of the grilling season is certainly convenient. But are frozen veggie burgers as healthy as they seem? Most are low in calories and have at least 3 grams of fiber. Yet they’re not all so innocent. We recommend looking for veggie burgers with 400 mg of sodium or less and at least 5 grams of protein per patty.</p> <p><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/vegetarian_burger_recipes">You can also try making a healthier option with one of our healthy veggie burger recipes.</a></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_a_veggie_burger#comments Health Blog Good choices Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:33:59 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283524 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Buy Healthy Tortillas at the Store http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_healthy_tortillas_at_the_store <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_healthy_tortillas_at_the_store" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/23465D_Ardito_0.jpg" alt="How to Buy Healthy Tortillas at the Store Blog Post" title="How to Buy Healthy Tortillas at the Store Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>It doesn’t really matter what you call them: wraps and flour tortillas are essentially one and the same—both made with flour, water, oil and salt. Regardless of how these bread-alternatives are labeled, here’s what you need to know before you shop.</p> <p><strong>Choose Whole-Wheat:</strong> Pick a wrap with whole-wheat flour listed as the first ingredient for a nutrient and fiber boost. Don’t be fooled by brightly colored spinach and tomato wraps—there’s no real vegetable bonus to speak of and they’re often colored with artificial dyes. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_healthy_tortillas_at_the_store#comments Health Blog Good choices Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:16:08 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283437 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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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, M.S., R.D. Snacks Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:26:00 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283436 at http://www.eatingwell.com Our Picks for the Best Healthy Pasta Sauces http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/our_picks_for_the_best_healthy_pasta_sauces <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/our_picks_for_the_best_healthy_pasta_sauces" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/23368.jpg" alt="Our Picks for the Best Healthy Pasta Sauces Blog Post" title="Our Picks for the Best Healthy Pasta Sauces Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>It’s hard to beat the ease of opening a jar (unless, of course, it’s screwed on super-tight) to help bring pasta night together in a flash. To find a sauce that’s good for you, here’s what you need to know. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/our_picks_for_the_best_healthy_pasta_sauces#comments Food Blog Diet Dinner Family meals Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Taste test Diet, Nutrition & Health Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:00:08 +0000 jbrandt802 281945 at http://www.eatingwell.com Diet & Exercise for Weight-Loss: What's the Best Way to Lose Weight? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/diet_or_exercise_whats_the_best_way_to_lose_weight <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/diet_or_exercise_whats_the_best_way_to_lose_weight" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_scale_101481790_packer_1.jpg" alt="Diet &amp;amp; Exercise for Weight-Loss: What&amp;#039;s the Best Way to Lose Weight? Blog Post" title="Diet &amp;amp; Exercise for Weight-Loss: What&amp;#039;s the Best Way to Lose Weight? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Diet and exercise are both important for weight loss. What you eat affects your health and physical activity has numerous health benefits. But, if you really want to see that number on the scale drop, what you put in your mouth matters most. People who simply cut calories to slim down lose about 2 pounds a week, says a study in the <em>International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders</em>. At the same time, people who exercise but don’t restrict calories drop less than half a pound each week.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/diet_or_exercise_whats_the_best_way_to_lose_weight#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D. Diet Food & health news Good choices Health Nutrition Weight loss Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 05 Feb 2014 18:22:08 +0000 Nifer 281328 at http://www.eatingwell.com