Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1186/all en Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge Tip 7: Clean Out Your Cleaning Products http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/green_up_your_kitchen_challenge_tip_7_clean_out_your_cleaning_products <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/green_up_your_kitchen_challenge_tip_7_clean_out_your_cleaning_products" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/soap_dispenser_kitchen_makeover_310_0.jpg" alt="Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge Tip 7: Clean Out Your Cleaning Products Blog Post" title="Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge Tip 7: Clean Out Your Cleaning Products Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Toxins get into our bodies through more than just food. We are exposed to them through our carpets, lawn chemicals—even our clothing. Each day this week, we will post a new, easy tip to help you detox your kitchen and your diet. </p> <p>Here’s today’s tip: </p> <p><strong>Tip 7: Clean Out Your Cleaning Products</strong></p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/green_up_your_kitchen_challenge_tip_7_clean_out_your_cleaning_products#comments Food News Blog Food & health news Kerri-Ann Jennings Health Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Tue, 27 Mar 2012 20:28:01 +0000 Nifer 77216 at http://www.eatingwell.com Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge Tip 6: Filter Your Tap Water http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/green_up_your_kitchen_challenge_tip_6_filter_your_tap_water <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/green_up_your_kitchen_challenge_tip_6_filter_your_tap_water" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/water_glass_ja11_SILO_1.jpg" alt="Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge Tip 6: Filter Your Tap Water Blog Post" title="Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge Tip 6: Filter Your Tap Water Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Toxins get into our bodies through more than just food. We are exposed to them through our carpets, lawn chemicals—even our clothing. Each day this week, we will post a new, easy tip to help you detox your kitchen and your diet. </p> <p>Here’s today’s tip: </p> <p><strong>Tip 6: Filter Your Tap Water</strong></p> <p>You might not think of water as a source of toxins, but tap water can in fact contain up to 315 pollutants, including arsenic (a heavy metal) and pesticides, according to a 2009 analysis by the Environmental Working Group. And bottled water can contain the same contaminants as tap.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/green_up_your_kitchen_challenge_tip_6_filter_your_tap_water#comments Food News Blog Good choices Kerri-Ann Jennings Health Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Tue, 27 Mar 2012 20:21:12 +0000 Nifer 77215 at http://www.eatingwell.com Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge Tip 5: Find A New Fish That’s Low In Mercury http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/green_up_your_kitchen_challenge_tip_5_find_a_new_fish_that_s_low_in_mercury <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/green_up_your_kitchen_challenge_tip_5_find_a_new_fish_that_s_low_in_mercury" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/salmon_ma12_0.jpg" alt="Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge Tip 5: Find A New Fish That’s Low In Mercury Blog Post" title="Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge Tip 5: Find A New Fish That’s Low In Mercury Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Toxins get into our bodies through more than just food. We are exposed to them through our carpets, lawn chemicals—even our clothing. Each day this week, we will post a new, easy tip to help you detox your kitchen and your diet. </p> <p>Here’s today’s tip: </p> <p><strong>Tip 5: Find A New Fish That’s Low In Mercury</strong></p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/green_up_your_kitchen_challenge_tip_5_find_a_new_fish_that_s_low_in_mercury#comments Food News Blog Eating green Food & health news Kerri-Ann Jennings Health Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Tue, 27 Mar 2012 20:16:48 +0000 Nifer 77213 at http://www.eatingwell.com Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge Tip 4: Tackle Your Plastic Container Collection http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/green_up_your_kitchen_challenge_tip_4_tackle_your_plastic_container_collection <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/green_up_your_kitchen_challenge_tip_4_tackle_your_plastic_container_collection" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/22313G.jpg" alt="Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge Tip 4: Tackle Your Plastic Container Collection Blog Post" title="Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge Tip 4: Tackle Your Plastic Container Collection Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Toxins get into our bodies through more than just food. We are exposed to them through our carpets, lawn chemicals—even our clothing. Each day this week, we will post a new, easy tip to help you detox your kitchen and your diet. </p> <p>Here’s today’s tip: </p> <p><strong>Tip 4: Tackle Your Plastic Container Collection</strong></p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/green_up_your_kitchen_challenge_tip_4_tackle_your_plastic_container_collection#comments Food News Blog Food & health news Kerri-Ann Jennings Health Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Tue, 27 Mar 2012 20:10:29 +0000 Nifer 77212 at http://www.eatingwell.com Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge Tip 3: Choose Skim Or Low-Fat Dairy And Lean Meat http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/green_up_your_kitchen_challenge_tip_3_choose_skim_or_low_fat_dairy_and_lean_meat <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/green_up_your_kitchen_challenge_tip_3_choose_skim_or_low_fat_dairy_and_lean_meat" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/milk_bottle_ja10_310_2.jpg" alt="Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge Tip 3: Choose Skim Or Low-Fat Dairy And Lean Meat Blog Post" title="Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge Tip 3: Choose Skim Or Low-Fat Dairy And Lean Meat Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Toxins get into our bodies through more than just food. We are exposed to them through our carpets, lawn chemicals—even our clothing. Each day this week, we will post a new, easy tip to help you detox your kitchen and your diet. </p> <p>Here’s today’s tip: </p> <p><strong>Tip 3: Choose Skim Or Low-Fat Dairy And Lean Meat</strong></p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/green_up_your_kitchen_challenge_tip_3_choose_skim_or_low_fat_dairy_and_lean_meat#comments Food News Blog Eating green Kerri-Ann Jennings Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Tue, 27 Mar 2012 20:02:45 +0000 Nifer 77211 at http://www.eatingwell.com Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge Tip 2: Turn Down The Heat On Nonstick Pans http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/green_up_your_kitchen_challenge_tip_2_turn_down_the_heat_on_nonstick_pans <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/green_up_your_kitchen_challenge_tip_2_turn_down_the_heat_on_nonstick_pans" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/non_stick_pan_0.jpg" alt="Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge Tip 2: Turn Down The Heat On Nonstick Pans Blog Post" title="Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge Tip 2: Turn Down The Heat On Nonstick Pans Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Toxins get into our bodies through more than just food. We are exposed to them through our carpets, lawn chemicals—even our clothing. Each day this week, we will post a new, easy tip to help you detox your kitchen and your diet. </p> <p>Here’s today’s tip: </p> <p><strong>Tip 2: Turn Down The Heat On Nonstick Pans</strong></p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/green_up_your_kitchen_challenge_tip_2_turn_down_the_heat_on_nonstick_pans#comments Food News Blog Cooking tips Food & health news Kerri-Ann Jennings Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Tue, 27 Mar 2012 19:58:11 +0000 Nifer 77210 at http://www.eatingwell.com Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge Tip 1: Print Out A List Of The Dirty Dozen http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/green_up_your_kitchen_challenge_tip_1_print_out_a_list_of_the_dirty_dozen <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/green_up_your_kitchen_challenge_tip_1_print_out_a_list_of_the_dirty_dozen" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/spinach_310_1.jpg" alt="Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge Tip 1: Print Out A List Of The Dirty Dozen Blog Post" title="Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge Tip 1: Print Out A List Of The Dirty Dozen Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Toxins get into our bodies through more than just food. We are exposed to them through our carpets, lawn chemicals—even our clothing. Each day this week, we will post a new, easy tip to help you detox your kitchen and your diet. </p> <p>Here’s today’s tip: </p> <p><strong>Tip 1: Print Out A List Of The Dirty Dozen</strong></p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/green_up_your_kitchen_challenge_tip_1_print_out_a_list_of_the_dirty_dozen#comments Food News Blog Eating green Kerri-Ann Jennings Health Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Tue, 27 Mar 2012 19:46:11 +0000 Nifer 77209 at http://www.eatingwell.com Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Day 2: Filter Your Water http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/kerri_ann_jennings/2011_09_07/healthy_kitchen_makeover_challenge_day_2_filter_your_water <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/kerri_ann_jennings/2011_09_07/healthy_kitchen_makeover_challenge_day_2_filter_your_water" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/water_glass_ja11_SILO_310.jpg" alt="Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Day 2: Filter Your Water Blog Post" title="Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Day 2: Filter Your Water Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>You might not think of water as a source of toxins, but tap water can in fact contain up to 315 pollutants, including arsenic (a heavy metal) and pesticides, according to a 2009 analysis by the Environmental Working Group. And bottled water can contain the same contaminants as tap.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/kerri_ann_jennings/2011_09_07/healthy_kitchen_makeover_challenge_day_2_filter_your_water#comments Eating green Kerri-Ann Jennings Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Thu, 13 Oct 2011 19:23:20 +0000 Nifer 17932 at http://www.eatingwell.com Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Day 1: Ditch the Dirty Dozen http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/kerri_ann_jennings/2011_09_06/healthy_kitchen_makeover_challenge_day_1_ditch_the_dirty_dozen <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/kerri_ann_jennings/2011_09_06/healthy_kitchen_makeover_challenge_day_1_ditch_the_dirty_dozen" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/celery_ma10_310_1.jpg" alt="Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Day 1: Ditch the Dirty Dozen Blog Post" title="Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Day 1: Ditch the Dirty Dozen Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>I'm so excited to introduce EatingWell's 14-Day Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge. If you've wanted to detox your kitchen and were wondering where to start, this is the challenge for you. We've put together 14 of our best, easy-to-accomplish tips for scrubbing your diet free of harmful toxins and chemicals. To participate, visit our <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/community/healthy_kitchen_makeover_challenge">Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge landing page</a> to find find daily tips and tools you need to detox your kitchen.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/kerri_ann_jennings/2011_09_06/healthy_kitchen_makeover_challenge_day_1_ditch_the_dirty_dozen#comments Eating green Kerri-Ann Jennings Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Thu, 13 Oct 2011 19:15:21 +0000 Nifer 17931 at http://www.eatingwell.com Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Day 3: Use Cast-Iron Pans http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/kerri_ann_jennings/2011_09_08/healthy_kitchen_makeover_challenge_day_3_use_cast_iron_pans <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/kerri_ann_jennings/2011_09_08/healthy_kitchen_makeover_challenge_day_3_use_cast_iron_pans" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/cast_iron_skillet_310_0.jpg" alt="Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Day 3: Use Cast-Iron Pans Blog Post" title="Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Day 3: Use Cast-Iron Pans Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>There's no doubt that nonstick pans are convenient. But the nonstick coating that makes the pans a cinch to clean up may also be harming your health. For Day 3 of the Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge, <strong>pull out your old cast-iron skillet and season it</strong>. Using cast-iron or stainless steel pots and pans can help you avoid perfluorocarbons (PFCs), chemicals used to coat nonstick pans that are linked to liver damage, developmental problems and cancer.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/kerri_ann_jennings/2011_09_08/healthy_kitchen_makeover_challenge_day_3_use_cast_iron_pans#comments Eating green Kerri-Ann Jennings Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Thu, 13 Oct 2011 19:09:35 +0000 Nifer 17930 at http://www.eatingwell.com Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Day 4: Plant an Herb http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/kerri_ann_jennings/2011_09_09/healthy_kitchen_makeover_challenge_day_4_plant_an_herb <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/kerri_ann_jennings/2011_09_09/healthy_kitchen_makeover_challenge_day_4_plant_an_herb" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/gardening_potted_cilantro_310.jpg" alt="Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Day 4: Plant an Herb Blog Post" title="Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Day 4: Plant an Herb Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>When you grow some of your own food, you can be extra sure that no chemicals have touched it. But you don't have to plant a whole garden to take part in the "grow your own" movement. Start small and <strong>plant your favorite herb in a small pot in your kitchen</strong>. It's easy to grow your own herbs and worth doing: a 2011 report revealed that cilantro is often laced with pesticide residues. Pesticide exposure is linked with diseases of the nervous system and problems with cell growth, including reproductive problems and some cancers.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/kerri_ann_jennings/2011_09_09/healthy_kitchen_makeover_challenge_day_4_plant_an_herb#comments Eating green Gardening Kerri-Ann Jennings Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Thu, 13 Oct 2011 19:04:05 +0000 Nifer 17929 at http://www.eatingwell.com Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Day 5: Leave Your Shoes at the Door http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/kerri_ann_jennings/2011_09_12/healthy_kitchen_makeover_challenge_day_5_leave_your_shoes_at_the <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/kerri_ann_jennings/2011_09_12/healthy_kitchen_makeover_challenge_day_5_leave_your_shoes_at_the" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/excercise_sneakers_310_0.jpg" alt="Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Day 5: Leave Your Shoes at the Door Blog Post" title="Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Day 5: Leave Your Shoes at the Door Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Leave your shoes at the door. Wearing your shoes around the house can track in pesticides sprayed on lawns and other pollutants from outdoors. Pesticide exposure is linked with diseases of the nervous system and problems with cell growth, including reproductive problems and some cancers. Designate a spot near the door for your family and visitors to leave their shoes so it’s easier to make this a daily habit.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/kerri_ann_jennings/2011_09_12/healthy_kitchen_makeover_challenge_day_5_leave_your_shoes_at_the#comments Eating green Kerri-Ann Jennings Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Thu, 13 Oct 2011 19:00:47 +0000 Nifer 17928 at http://www.eatingwell.com Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Day 6: Clean out your cleaning products http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/kerri_ann_jennings/2011_09_13/healthy_kitchen_makeover_challenge_day_6_clean_out_your_cleaning <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/kerri_ann_jennings/2011_09_13/healthy_kitchen_makeover_challenge_day_6_clean_out_your_cleaning" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/soap_dispenser_kitchen_makeover_310.jpg" alt="Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Day 6: Clean out your cleaning products Blog Post" title="Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Day 6: Clean out your cleaning products Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Take 5 minutes to look under your kitchen sink and read the labels on your cleaning products. Toss ones that contain synthetic fragrances, which contain phthalates. Phthalates act as endocrine disruptors, interfering with the body’s hormone systems and potentially leading to reproductive abnormalities, problems with fertility and increased risk for diabetes.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/kerri_ann_jennings/2011_09_13/healthy_kitchen_makeover_challenge_day_6_clean_out_your_cleaning#comments Eating green Kerri-Ann Jennings Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Thu, 13 Oct 2011 18:59:21 +0000 Nifer 17927 at http://www.eatingwell.com Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Day 7: Turn Down the Heat on Nonstick Pans http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/kerri_ann_jennings/2011_09_14/healthy_kitchen_makeover_challenge_day_7_turn_down_the_heat_on_n <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/kerri_ann_jennings/2011_09_14/healthy_kitchen_makeover_challenge_day_7_turn_down_the_heat_on_n" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/teflon_pan_310.jpg" alt="Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Day 7: Turn Down the Heat on Nonstick Pans Blog Post" title="Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Day 7: Turn Down the Heat on Nonstick Pans Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Turn down the heat and use wooden utensils when using nonstick pans. High temperatures can cause the nonstick lining to release fumes that contain PFCs (perfluorocarbons). PFCS are linked to liver damage, developmental problems. And remember to use wooden utensils in your nonstick pans, which are less likely to scratch than metal utensils, which could lead you to ingest the PFCs in the nonstick lining.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/kerri_ann_jennings/2011_09_14/healthy_kitchen_makeover_challenge_day_7_turn_down_the_heat_on_n#comments Eating green Kerri-Ann Jennings Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Thu, 13 Oct 2011 18:58:01 +0000 Nifer 17926 at http://www.eatingwell.com Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Day 8: Tackle Your Plastic Container Collection http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/kerri_ann_jennings/2011_09_15/healthy_kitchen_makeover_challenge_day_8_tackle_your_plastic_con <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/kerri_ann_jennings/2011_09_15/healthy_kitchen_makeover_challenge_day_8_tackle_your_plastic_con" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/recycled_plastic_items_310_1.jpg" alt="Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Day 8: Tackle Your Plastic Container Collection Blog Post" title="Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Day 8: Tackle Your Plastic Container Collection Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Tackle your plastic container collection. Many plastic containers contain BPA (bisphenol A), a chemical that’s a known endocrine disruptor, which could be linked to prostate and breast cancer, infertility, heart disease and diabetes. Set aside containers that have a recycling code “7” that is not labeled BPA-free and retire them from food storage. And when it’s time to clean them, take the time to hand wash any plastic food storage containers. A 2003 study found that plastic bottles released more BPA after they were cleaned in the dishwasher.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/kerri_ann_jennings/2011_09_15/healthy_kitchen_makeover_challenge_day_8_tackle_your_plastic_con#comments Eating green Kerri-Ann Jennings Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Thu, 13 Oct 2011 18:56:32 +0000 Nifer 17925 at http://www.eatingwell.com