Good choices http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1088/node/recipes_menus en 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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/coconut_spr03_310_1_0.jpg" alt="This or That: Butter vs. Coconut Oil Blog Post" title="This or That: Butter vs. Coconut Oil Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Picking healthy spreads and cooking oils at the grocery store can be pretty confusing. There are many different choices out there, but which is best to pick?</p> <p>We put two popular fats head to head to find out which is healthier: this or that? Is it healthier to use butter or coconut oil when it comes to fats?</p> <p><strong>The Winner:</strong> It’s a draw, actually. </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 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 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 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 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 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 Taste test Diet, Nutrition & Health Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:00:08 +0000 jbrandt802 281945 at http://www.eatingwell.com Diet or Exercise: 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 or Exercise: What&amp;#039;s the Best Way to Lose Weight? Blog Post" title="Diet or Exercise: What&amp;#039;s the Best Way to Lose Weight? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>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 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 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 Day 7: Cut Down on Alcohol http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_7_cut_down_on_alcohol <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_7_cut_down_on_alcohol" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP8647_Ardito.jpg" alt="Day 7: Cut Down on Alcohol Blog Post" title="Day 7: Cut Down on Alcohol Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Eating clean also means drinking clean. You can still have some alcohol if you want—but stay within the recommended daily limit of one drink for women and two for men. One drink equals 5 ounces of wine, 1½ ounces of liquor or 12 ounces of beer.</p> <p><strong>Recipe to Try: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/spaghetti_squash_meatballs.html">Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs</a></strong></p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_7_cut_down_on_alcohol#comments Health Blog Clean-Eating Challenge Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:18:09 +0000 Nifer 281193 at http://www.eatingwell.com Day 6: Cut Back on Sugar http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_6_cut_back_on_sugar <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_6_cut_back_on_sugar" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MF8648_Ardito.jpg" alt="Day 6: Cut Back on Sugar Blog Post" title="Day 6: Cut Back on Sugar Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Most people eat far too many added sugars. The easiest way to clean up the sugars in your diet is to limit obvious sources of sugar like soda, candy and baked goods. But don’t stop there—healthy foods like yogurt, tomato sauce and cereal can be &ldquo;sneaky&rdquo; sources of added sugars. Spend some time today reading labels. Choose plain or no-sugar-added varieties of your favorite foods, and check the ingredients to make sure sugar either isn’t listed at all, or is listed toward the bottom of the ingredient list.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_6_cut_back_on_sugar#comments Health Blog Clean-Eating Challenge Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:13:27 +0000 Nifer 281192 at http://www.eatingwell.com Day 5: Eat More Whole Grains http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_5_eat_more_whole_grains <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_5_eat_more_whole_grains" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MV8095_Ardito_0.JPG" alt="Day 5: Eat More Whole Grains Blog Post" title="Day 5: Eat More Whole Grains Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Whole grains have beneficial nutrients that refined grains are missing, like magnesium (which helps the body produce energy) and fiber, which helps you feel fuller longer. Trade your refined grains for whole grains by eating oatmeal for breakfast, swapping out white pasta, flour and bread for whole-wheat versions, or trying a new-to-you whole grain, like quinoa, freekah or barley.</p> <p><strong>Recipe to Try: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/spaghetti_genovese.html">Spaghetti Genovese</a></strong></p> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_5_eat_more_whole_grains#comments Health Blog Clean-Eating Challenge Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:58:50 +0000 Nifer 281191 at http://www.eatingwell.com Day 4: Eat More Vegetables http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_4_eat_more_vegetables <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_4_eat_more_vegetables" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MV8407_Westphalen_1.JPG" alt="Day 4: Eat More Vegetables Blog Post" title="Day 4: Eat More Vegetables Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Most Americans fall short of reaching the average recommended daily amount of 2½ to 3 cups of vegetables—which means they’re missing out on key vitamins, minerals and fiber. Get more vegetables in your diet by adding them to sandwiches, pastas or stir-fries. Try starting your day with vegetables at breakfast (<a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/greek_omelet.html">like in this Greek omelet packed with spinach</a>) and be sure to add veggies to your dinner tonight, like in this salad-topped pizza.</p> <p><strong>Recipe to Try: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/margherita_salad_pizza_pizzalad.html">Margherita Pizz’alad</a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_4_eat_more_vegetables#comments Health Blog Clean-Eating Challenge Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:26:09 +0000 Nifer 281189 at http://www.eatingwell.com Day 3: Eat Less Meat http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_3_eat_less_meat <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_3_eat_less_meat" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MV8282_Scrivani_2.JPG" alt="Day 3: Eat Less Meat Blog Post" title="Day 3: Eat Less Meat Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Clean eating doesn’t mean giving up meat entirely, but cutting back on meat helps you cut back on saturated fat, which can raise your cholesterol and is bad for your heart. Today, try getting your protein from other sources, such as tofu, eggs, beans, yogurt and nuts.</p> <p><strong>Recipe to Try: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/quinoa_veggie_burger.html">Quinoa Veggie Burger</a></strong></p> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_3_eat_less_meat#comments Health Blog Clean-Eating Challenge Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:11:22 +0000 Nifer 281188 at http://www.eatingwell.com Day 2: Eat Less Sodium http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_2_eat_less_sodium <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_2_eat_less_sodium" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MF8177_Ardito_1.JPG" alt="Day 2: Eat Less Sodium Blog Post" title="Day 2: Eat Less Sodium Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Americans typically eat 1.5 times the recommended sodium limit of 2,300 mg. According to new research, the average restaurant meal at a full-service restaurant delivered more than 3,500 mg of sodium (yikes!). That’s why cooking healthier meals is key to limiting your salt intake. You can boost flavor without reaching for the salt shaker (or at least use less salt) by using herbs and spices and adding vinegar or citrus to foods. Try a squeeze of lemon on fish or chicken, a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and olive oil over salad, or dried herbs like oregano and rosemary in soups.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_2_eat_less_sodium#comments Health Blog Clean-Eating Challenge Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 22 Jan 2014 15:59:59 +0000 Nifer 281187 at http://www.eatingwell.com