Healthy Cooking Blog http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1189/node/shop en How to Make Your Own Homemade Yogurt http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_make_your_own_homemade_yogurt <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_make_your_own_homemade_yogurt" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/BR8765_Norman.JPG" alt="How to Make Your Own Homemade Yogurt Blog Post" title="How to Make Your Own Homemade Yogurt Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>There are plenty of good reasons why yogurt sales have increased by 40 percent over the past five years. High in protein and calcium, and a probiotic powerhouse (if it’s got the live and active cultures label), yogurt is a magnificent food. Not only is yogurt simply delicious alone as a healthy snack or breakfast, it’s also an extremely versatile cooking ingredient. It works as a lower-calorie and lower-saturated-fat replacement for cream, mayo, oil and sour cream in many recipes.</p> <p><strong>Related:</strong> <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/easy_recipes_with_yogurt">Easy Recipes with Yogurt</a></p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_make_your_own_homemade_yogurt#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Breana Lai Cooking tips Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 28 Feb 2014 21:55:33 +0000 Sarah Hoff 281746 at http://www.eatingwell.com How I Lost 20 Pounds: Meet Nancy Roscigno http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/how_i_lost_20_pounds_meet_nancy_roscigno <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/how_i_lost_20_pounds_meet_nancy_roscigno" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/5285166_Jimmy_Williams.jpg" alt="How I Lost 20 Pounds: Meet Nancy Roscigno Blog Post" title="How I Lost 20 Pounds: Meet Nancy Roscigno Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Nancy Roscigno, a 47-year-old interior designer from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, lost over 20 pounds with her girlfriends. Here’s how she did it— and how you can too.</p> <p><strong>What was your biggest challenge for losing weight?</strong></p> <P>I had a very hard time making the right food choices. I grew up in a large Italian-American family and though I’ve been cooking since I was a kid, the food—and the portions—weren’t always healthy.</p> <p><strong>What was the key moment you decided you wanted to lose weight?</strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/how_i_lost_20_pounds_meet_nancy_roscigno#comments Diet Blog Healthy Cooking Blog Breana Lai Diet Dinner Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 28 Jan 2014 17:07:07 +0000 Stefan_20 281264 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Pick the Best Kitchen Knives http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_pick_the_best_kitchen_knives <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_pick_the_best_kitchen_knives" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_kitchen_knives_102079975_lyons_andy_310_0.jpg" alt="How to Pick the Best Kitchen Knives Blog Post" title="How to Pick the Best Kitchen Knives Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>For most purposes, an 8- to 10-inch chef’s knife is the perfect tool. Because the blade is wider at the base, it’s strong enough to cut through a winter squash and the tapered point makes it just the right shape for the rocking motion used to mince, slice and dice. When shopping for a new knife, there are three things to consider: how it feels, what the blade is made of and the way it’s constructed. Spend some time in a kitchen store and try a few out. The material the handle is made from does not necessarily indicate quality—so find one that fits comfortably in your hand.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_pick_the_best_kitchen_knives#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Cooking tips Kitchen tools Stacy Fraser Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:51:15 +0000 Stefan_20 280815 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 ways to cook healthier in 2014 http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/5_ways_to_cook_healthier_in_2014 <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/5_ways_to_cook_healthier_in_2014" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/stacy_1_0.jpg" alt="5 ways to cook healthier in 2014 Blog Post" title="5 ways to cook healthier in 2014 Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>If you&rsquo;re resolving to eat healthier this year, consider starting in the kitchen. Mastering a few easy cooking skills can do wonders for your health and your waistline. Here are a few simple tips to get you started:</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/5_ways_to_cook_healthier_in_2014#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Cooking tips Diet Hilary Meyer Food & health news Good choices Health Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 31 Dec 2013 20:07:19 +0000 Nifer 280783 at http://www.eatingwell.com Which is healthier: chocolate fudge or chocolate bark? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/which_is_healthier_chocolate_fudge_or_chocolate_bark <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/which_is_healthier_chocolate_fudge_or_chocolate_bark" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/fudge_bark.jpg" alt="Which is healthier: chocolate fudge or chocolate bark? Blog Post" title="Which is healthier: chocolate fudge or chocolate bark? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>When I’m invited to someone’s house for dinner, I never show up empty-handed. Call me Southern (which is a compliment!) but I think bringing a little offering says, “Thank you so much for inviting me over and serving me food.” I used to bring a bottle or wine or flowers, but recently I’ve been whipping up homemade treats. This holiday season I’m making <em>EatingWell’s</em> new homemade chocolate bark recipes. Why? Because bark is a lot healthier and easier to make than chocolate fudge.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/which_is_healthier_chocolate_fudge_or_chocolate_bark#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Breana Lai Cooking tips Dessert Holidays Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 09 Dec 2013 19:21:49 +0000 Nifer 279945 at http://www.eatingwell.com 3 Great Gift Ideas for People Who Love to Cook, Eat and Drink http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/3_great_gift_ideas_for_people_who_love_to_cook_eat_and_drink <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/3_great_gift_ideas_for_people_who_love_to_cook_eat_and_drink" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/" alt="3 Great Gift Ideas for People Who Love to Cook, Eat and Drink Blog Post" title="3 Great Gift Ideas for People Who Love to Cook, Eat and Drink Blog Post" border="0"/></a></div> <div><p>This holiday, skip sugary treats or high-calorie indulgences and give the food lovers on your list one of these stand-out gifts:</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/3_great_gift_ideas_for_people_who_love_to_cook_eat_and_drink#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Health Holidays Stacy Fraser Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:57:38 +0000 Stefan_20 279510 at http://www.eatingwell.com Healthy Ways to Use Your Leftover Pulp from Juicing http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/healthy_ways_to_use_your_leftover_pulp_from_juicing <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/healthy_ways_to_use_your_leftover_pulp_from_juicing" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/juice_pulp_blog.jpg" alt="Healthy Ways to Use Your Leftover Pulp from Juicing Blog Post" title="Healthy Ways to Use Your Leftover Pulp from Juicing Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><P>Juicing is an easy and quick way to get more healthy fruits and veggies into your diet. But what to do with all the leftover juice pulp when you’re done? While the bulk of the vitamins and minerals are in your juice, the resulting juice pulp contains almost all of the fiber. Sure, you can always compost those shreds. But we came up with some ways to reduce food waste <em>and</em> get that unused fiber into your diet.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/healthy_ways_to_use_your_leftover_pulp_from_juicing#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Breana Lai Cooking tips Health Kitchen tools Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 24 Oct 2013 19:46:04 +0000 Sarah Hoff 279429 at http://www.eatingwell.com 4 Rules for How to Cook Healthy Chili, The Ultimate No-Sweat Party Food http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/4_rules_for_how_to_cook_healthy_chili <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/4_rules_for_how_to_cook_healthy_chili" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/102114209_erica_michelsen_allen_chili.jpg" alt="4 Rules for How to Cook Healthy Chili, The Ultimate No-Sweat Party Food Blog Post" title="4 Rules for How to Cook Healthy Chili, The Ultimate No-Sweat Party Food Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>There’s nothing more enticing than walking into the kitchen and taking in the heady scent of onion, garlic and chili powder from a big pot of chili bubbling on the stove. And if you’re throwing a party, serving up steaming bowls of chili with all the fixings is a fun, casual way to serve a crowd. </p> <p>At your next gathering, serve chili family style—right from the pot—with lots of different toppings. Go for classics, such as cheese, sour cream and hot sauce. Add plenty of fresh options, too: scallions, jalapeños, onion, radishes, avocados and cilantro. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/4_rules_for_how_to_cook_healthy_chili#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Hilary Meyer Health Recipe Makeover Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 23 Aug 2013 17:04:08 +0000 Stefan_20 278329 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Make Healthy Cornbread http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_make_healthy_cornbread <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_make_healthy_cornbread" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/BG8519_Ardito_0.jpg" alt="How to Make Healthy Cornbread Blog Post" title="How to Make Healthy Cornbread Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><h3> Our healthy cornbread recipe is moist and delicious but has whole grains and less sugar than most versions. Learn the tricks we use to make cornbread healthy. </h3> <br /> <p>If you’re a fan of sweet cornbread but don’t want an overload of added sugar, then give this recipe a try. We cut the sugar nearly in half compared to a boxed version. But it’s still plenty sweet thanks to a touch of honey and the natural sweetness of fresh corn kernels, which also help to boost fiber and keep it delectably moist. See for yourself. We think it stacks up pretty well.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_make_healthy_cornbread#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Budget meals Cooking tips Hilary Meyer Health Nutrition Recipe Makeover Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 22 Aug 2013 14:05:32 +0000 Stefan_20 278315 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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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 How to make chicken stock and chicken broth http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_make_chicken_stock_and_chicken_broth <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_make_chicken_stock_and_chicken_broth" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/SP5737_0.JPG" alt="How to make chicken stock and chicken broth Blog Post" title="How to make chicken stock and chicken broth Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>One of the first recipes I learned in culinary school was how to make homemade chicken stock. Both stock and broth start with the same base of vegetables (carrots, celery, onions), herbs (parsley, thyme, bay leaf) and water, yet broth has an enhanced flavor from using the chicken meat while stock generally only uses the chicken bones. Many recipes and store-bought products use the terms interchangeably. You can use chicken broth and chicken stock interchangeably in recipes.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_make_chicken_stock_and_chicken_broth#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Breana Lai Budget meals Cooking tips Fri, 08 Mar 2013 18:51:54 +0000 Nifer 275952 at http://www.eatingwell.com DIY chocolate-dipped strawberries (and more chocolate-covered treats) http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/diy_chocolate_dipped_strawberries_and_more_chocolate_covered_treats <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/diy_chocolate_dipped_strawberries_and_more_chocolate_covered_treats" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/DS8246_Krasner.jpg" alt="DIY chocolate-dipped strawberries (and more chocolate-covered treats) Blog Post" title="DIY chocolate-dipped strawberries (and more chocolate-covered treats) Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>If you want to melt hearts this Valentine&rsquo;s Day, dark chocolate-dipped strawberries are one of the most romantic foods to serve. They seem fancy and decadent, but they couldn't be easier to make. Just use your microwave to melt chocolate (no double boiler on the stovetop required!). Whip up a batch before dinner and they&rsquo;ll be ready by the time you hit dessert. (For a gift, let the treats cool, wrap in wax paper and place them in a pretty box.)</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/diy_chocolate_dipped_strawberries_and_more_chocolate_covered_treats#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Dessert Health Holidays Michelle Edelbaum Valentine's Day Wed, 06 Feb 2013 20:26:26 +0000 Nifer 275056 at http://www.eatingwell.com Cooking spray: should you use it? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/cooking_spray_should_you_use_it <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/cooking_spray_should_you_use_it" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_cooking_spray_101558220_Kritsada_Panichgul.jpg" alt="Cooking spray: should you use it? Blog Post" title="Cooking spray: should you use it? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>In the <em>EatingWell</em> Test Kitchen, we use cooking spray because it’s a fast, no-mess way to make a tiny bit of oil go a long way so we can keep calories in check. Calorie for calorie, cooking spray is similar to other oils: spraying for 1 second (enough to coat a large skillet) is about 9 calories; 1/4 teaspoon canola oil is 10 calories and would be just enough to very thinly coat a skillet.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/cooking_spray_should_you_use_it#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Cooking tips Health Nutrition Stacy Fraser Wellness Fri, 25 Jan 2013 17:00:45 +0000 Nifer 274849 at http://www.eatingwell.com Fresh vs. canned vs. frozen: which is better? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/fresh_vs_canned_vs_frozen_which_is_better <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/fresh_vs_canned_vs_frozen_which_is_better" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/frozen_fruit_2.jpg" alt="Fresh vs. canned vs. frozen: which is better? Blog Post" title="Fresh vs. canned vs. frozen: which is better? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Nothing beats fresh produce. Still, in the kitchen, using canned or frozen fruits and vegetables can be a lot more convenient&mdash;but is it worth it? Are you giving up nutrition for convenience? Although a fresh fruit or vegetable would never be considered <em>unhealthy</em>, surprisingly there are a few circumstances where frozen and even canned could offer you more health benefits than fresh. Here&rsquo;s a closer look at a few examples of fresh foods vs. their canned or frozen counterparts.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/fresh_vs_canned_vs_frozen_which_is_better#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Cooking tips Hilary Meyer Recipes & Menus - Eat More Vegetables Challenge Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 29 Nov 2012 19:42:10 +0000 Nifer 165222 at http://www.eatingwell.com