Breana Lai http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1267/all en One Can of Pumpkin, 6 Delicious Recipes http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/one_can_of_pumpkin_6_delicious_recipes <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/one_can_of_pumpkin_6_delicious_recipes" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/pumpkin_bread_1.jpg" alt="One Can of Pumpkin, 6 Delicious Recipes Blog Post" title="One Can of Pumpkin, 6 Delicious Recipes Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>As the leaves on the trees change from green to yellow and red, the cooling weather means one thing for me: it’s pumpkin time. </p> <p>Starbucks rolls out the Pumpkin Spice Latte, Halloween pumpkins start bringing their glow to the farmers’ markets and gardening stores, and my Pinterest board lights up with pumpkin recipes. </p> <p>Pumpkin and all types of winter squash have always been a favorite food of mine. So it’s a good thing they’re loaded with vitamin A, vitamin C and fiber, because I’m planning to eat my fair share as fall in Vermont is already settling in.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/one_can_of_pumpkin_6_delicious_recipes#comments Food Blog Breana Lai Budget meals Dessert Entertaining Family meals Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:35:34 +0000 Sarah Hoff 284082 at http://www.eatingwell.com Dinner, Planned! Your 1-Month Healthy Dinner Meal Plan: Week 4 http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/dinner_planned_your_1_month_healthy_dinner_meal_plan_week_4 <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/dinner_planned_your_1_month_healthy_dinner_meal_plan_week_4" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MK8962_Ardito.JPG" alt="Dinner, Planned! Your 1-Month Healthy Dinner Meal Plan: Week 4 Blog Post" title="Dinner, Planned! Your 1-Month Healthy Dinner Meal Plan: Week 4 Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Have you enjoyed having all your dinners planned for the past 3 weeks? Have you cooked anything you wouldn’t usually have made? I certainly have! I love how easy these recipes—like the Broccoli-Cheddar-Chicken Chowder—are to assemble. And I’ve been enjoying so many leftovers, my lunches inspire envy! </p> <p>Get the full 1-month <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/meal_plans/plans?psrc=R1408ETWblog10926R1306#/dinner_fall_14/week/4/"><strong> Healthy Dinner Plan! </strong></a></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/dinner_planned_your_1_month_healthy_dinner_meal_plan_week_4#comments Food Blog Breana Lai Dinner Family meals Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:22:46 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284024 at http://www.eatingwell.com Just Add Vegetables: 5 Hash Recipes Perfect for Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch or Dinner http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/just_add_vegetables_5_hash_recipes_perfect_for_breakfast_brunch_lunch_or_dinner <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/just_add_vegetables_5_hash_recipes_perfect_for_breakfast_brunch_lunch_or_dinner" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MV8963_Ardito.JPG" alt="Just Add Vegetables: 5 Hash Recipes Perfect for Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch or Dinner Blog Post" title="Just Add Vegetables: 5 Hash Recipes Perfect for Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch or Dinner Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>On evenings when I come home from cooking all day in the Test Kitchen, I rarely want to think about what to make for dinner. </p> <p>Some people looking for easy, healthy meals start with the protein (maybe chicken or fish or, for vegetarians, eggs or tofu). Others, the starch—such as pasta or rice. Not me.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/just_add_vegetables_5_hash_recipes_perfect_for_breakfast_brunch_lunch_or_dinner#comments Food Blog Breakfast Breana Lai Budget meals Dinner Quick meals Vegetarian Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:22:31 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284023 at http://www.eatingwell.com Dinner, Planned! Your 1-Month Healthy Dinner Meal Plan: Week 3 http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/dinner_planned_your_1_month_healthy_dinner_meal_plan_week_3 <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/dinner_planned_your_1_month_healthy_dinner_meal_plan_week_3" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP8553_Ardito.JPG" alt="Dinner, Planned! Your 1-Month Healthy Dinner Meal Plan: Week 3 Blog Post" title="Dinner, Planned! Your 1-Month Healthy Dinner Meal Plan: Week 3 Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Instead of wandering aimlessly through the grocery store aisles on Sunday, I’m sticking to the 28-day meal plan. By week 3, I’m getting used to having all of my dinners and sides already chosen. All I have to do is come home and cook—one of my favorite things to do already!</p> <p>This week we’re having an Asian stir-fry, a flavorful chicken sandwich, the super-cute potato-kale hash with eggs, an easy pasta, a hearty chowder, steak and more. With all the variety, we get so excited to sit down for dinner every night. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/dinner_planned_your_1_month_healthy_dinner_meal_plan_week_3#comments Food Blog Breana Lai Dinner Family meals Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:43:57 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283963 at http://www.eatingwell.com Dinner, Planned! Your 1-Month Healthy Dinner Meal Plan: Week 2 http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/dinner_planned_your_1_month_healthy_dinner_meal_plan_week_2 <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/dinner_planned_your_1_month_healthy_dinner_meal_plan_week_2" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MN8930_Proffitt_0.JPG" alt="Dinner, Planned! Your 1-Month Healthy Dinner Meal Plan: Week 2 Blog Post" title="Dinner, Planned! Your 1-Month Healthy Dinner Meal Plan: Week 2 Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>For the second week in a row, I can answer the question “What’s for dinner?” without having to consult my Pinterest board, food blogs or giant binder of recipes. I’m using the 28-day meal planner instead, where the healthy meal planning, including sides, has already been done for me! </p> <p>Get the full 1-month <http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/meal_plans/plans?psrc=R1408ETWblog10926R1306#/dinner_fall_14/week/3/><strong> Healthy Dinner Plan! </strong></http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/meal_plans/plans?psrc=r1408etwblog10926r1306#/dinner_fall_14/week/3/></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/dinner_planned_your_1_month_healthy_dinner_meal_plan_week_2#comments Food Blog Breana Lai Dinner Family meals Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 03 Sep 2014 15:23:19 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283917 at http://www.eatingwell.com Dinner, Planned! Your 1-Month Healthy Dinner Meal Plan: Week 1 http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/dinner_planned_your_1_month_healthy_dinner_meal_plan_week_1 <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/dinner_planned_your_1_month_healthy_dinner_meal_plan_week_1" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP8960_Ardito.JPG" alt="Dinner, Planned! Your 1-Month Healthy Dinner Meal Plan: Week 1 Blog Post" title="Dinner, Planned! Your 1-Month Healthy Dinner Meal Plan: Week 1 Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>What should I make for dinner? I used to ponder this question on my way home from work everyday, trying to balance my husband’s tastes with my own while also trying to avoid the same-old pasta and salad standby meal. This month, I don't even need to think about dinner because I’ll be using our new 28-day healthy dinner plan from the September/October 2014 issue of <em>EatingWell</em> magazine.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/meal_plans/plans?psrc=R1408ETWblog10926R1306#/dinner_fall_14/week/1/">Get the full 1-month dinner plan!</a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/dinner_planned_your_1_month_healthy_dinner_meal_plan_week_1#comments Food Blog Breana Lai Dinner Family meals Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:31:07 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283817 at http://www.eatingwell.com Perfect Fried Rice in 5 Steps http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/perfect_fried_rice_in_5_steps <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/perfect_fried_rice_in_5_steps" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/SD8845_Allen.jpg" alt="Perfect Fried Rice in 5 Steps Blog Post" title="Perfect Fried Rice in 5 Steps Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Growing up, having fried rice for dinner was synonymous with “fridge clean-out day,” meaning that any leftover vegetables and/or proteins from the night—or week—before were on their way to the wok. Those leftovers might be pieces of Chinese roast pork, bits of leftover chicken and baby bok choy, gai lan (Chinese broccoli) and corn—but when mixed with eggs and oyster sauce, they made a quick dinner that was ready in minutes.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/perfect_fried_rice_in_5_steps#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Breana Lai Cooking tips Dinner Wed, 06 Aug 2014 18:03:23 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283627 at http://www.eatingwell.com Cherry Recipes Make the Most of the Wonder Fruit's Benefits http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/cherry_recipes_make_the_most_of_the_wonder_fruits_benefits <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/cherry_recipes_make_the_most_of_the_wonder_fruits_benefits" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/BV8812_Ardito_0.JPG" alt="Cherry Recipes Make the Most of the Wonder Fruit&amp;#039;s Benefits Blog Post" title="Cherry Recipes Make the Most of the Wonder Fruit&amp;#039;s Benefits Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Sweet cherries are here, and because most are grown along the lengthy West Coast the season lasts from mid-May in California to the end of the harvest in Washington in August. Intensely flavorful and juicy, cherries are not a hard sell. But their long list of powerful nutrients seals the deal: they’re rich in anthocyanins (potent antioxidants with anti-inflammatory properties) and boast plenty of blood-pressure-reducing potassium. They often grow in pairs, because multiple flowers bloom from a single bud and when they fruit, the cherries stay together.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/cherry_recipes_make_the_most_of_the_wonder_fruits_benefits#comments Food Blog Breana Lai Dessert Dinner Nutrition What's in season Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:25:36 +0000 Sarah Hoff 283532 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 Party Wines for $10 or Less http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/5_party_wines_for_10_or_less <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/5_party_wines_for_10_or_less" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_wine_102039516_stock_310.jpg" alt="5 Party Wines for $10 or Less Blog Post" title="5 Party Wines for $10 or Less Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>The wine aisle can be pretty intimidating. With rows of white, red and rosé wines from all over the world lining the shelves and stacked in boxes, it can be hard to decide where to spend your money. If you don’t have a sommelier (a trained wine professional) hovering nearby to point out the best wines in the store, how do you know what to pick? </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/5_party_wines_for_10_or_less#comments Food Blog Breana Lai Budget meals Dinner Entertaining Holidays Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 19 Jun 2014 19:35:01 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283288 at http://www.eatingwell.com 4 New & Genius Ways to Enjoy Tofu http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/4_new_and_genius_ways_to_enjoy_tofu <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/4_new_and_genius_ways_to_enjoy_tofu" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MV8738_Perretti_3.JPG" alt="4 New &amp;amp; Genius Ways to Enjoy Tofu Blog Post" title="4 New &amp;amp; Genius Ways to Enjoy Tofu Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Tofu may not be the first protein you think of when planning dinner, but here are 4 new recipes that will make tofu the star of your next menu. These vegetarian tofu dinner recipes are super-satisfying, bursting with flavor and take less than 45 minutes to make. Even diehard meat lovers will be won over!</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/4_new_and_genius_ways_to_enjoy_tofu#comments Food Blog Breana Lai Dinner Family meals Quick meals Vegetarian Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:38:58 +0000 Sarah Hoff 282633 at http://www.eatingwell.com 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 Essential Staples for Quick & Easy Chinese Meals http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/essential_staples_for_quick_easy_chinese_meals <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/essential_staples_for_quick_easy_chinese_meals" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP8423_Ardito_1.JPG" alt="Essential Staples for Quick &amp;amp; Easy Chinese Meals Blog Post" title="Essential Staples for Quick &amp;amp; Easy Chinese Meals Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>My first cooking class was with my mom at Lan’s Chinese Cooking School in Durham, North Carolina, when I was 8 years old. My mom and I were excited to learn how to make authentic Chinese food because my Hong Kong-born dad and I preferred it to all other foods. I was the youngest student to ever enroll and I had to stand on a stepstool to be tall enough to mix the ingredients in the wok. It was here I first kindled my passion for cooking. I also learned that Chinese cooking isn’t difficult as long as you have the right ingredients.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/essential_staples_for_quick_easy_chinese_meals#comments Food Blog Breana Lai Cooking tips Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:10:31 +0000 Stefan_20 281274 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 A Week of Clean-Eating Dinners and Sides http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_week_of_clean_eating_dinners_and_sides <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_week_of_clean_eating_dinners_and_sides" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MF8177_Ardito_2.JPG" alt="A Week of Clean-Eating Dinners and Sides Blog Post" title="A Week of Clean-Eating Dinners and Sides Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Eating clean may seem like a trendy idea, but in the EatingWell Test Kitchen, it’s what we always think about when we develop recipes—and how we like to cook at home. It’s simply a healthy—and sustainable—way to approach all your meals. “Clean eating means filling your plate with real, whole foods, eating a variety of fruits and whole grains, moderate amounts of lean meats and sustainable seafood, dairy, nuts and seeds and healthy oils,” says Michelle Dudash, registered dietitian and author of <em>Clean Eating for Busy Families</em>.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_week_of_clean_eating_dinners_and_sides#comments Food Blog Breana Lai Clean-Eating Challenge Dinner Family meals Health Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 28 Jan 2014 16:03:01 +0000 Stefan_20 281263 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