Breana Lai, M.P.H., R.D. http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1267/all en 6 Sensational Cheese Toasts to Pair with Everything http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/6_sensational_cheese_toasts_to_pair_with_everything <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/6_sensational_cheese_toasts_to_pair_with_everything" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/cheese-toast-blog.jpg" alt="6 Sensational Cheese Toasts to Pair with Everything Blog Post" title="6 Sensational Cheese Toasts to Pair with Everything Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p> Don't worry, good ol' grilled cheese, we still love you. But sometimes we want to shake things up a bit. Welcome cheese toast, aka an open-faced grilled cheese or <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/22499/main-dishes/sandwiches/tartines/" target="_blank">tartine</a>. No need for a frying pan or spatula-cheese toasts can be thrown together with whatever you have in the fridge or pantry. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/6_sensational_cheese_toasts_to_pair_with_everything#comments Food Blog Breana Lai, M.P.H., R.D. Recipes & Menus Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:24:59 +0000 kurtschulitz 289289 at http://www.eatingwell.com 14 Ways Our Editors Get Their OWN Kids to Eat Healthy http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/savvy_moms/14_ways_to_get_your_kids_to_eat_healthy <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/savvy_moms/14_ways_to_get_your_kids_to_eat_healthy" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/kids-healthy.jpg" alt="14 Ways Our Editors Get Their OWN Kids to Eat Healthy Blog Post" title="14 Ways Our Editors Get Their OWN Kids to Eat Healthy Blog Post" border="0" /></a></div> <div><p> Do you remember the Easy-Bake Oven? This pink countertop masterpiece was a gift from my mom on my 6<sup>th</sup> birthday. As I ripped open the chocolate cake mix and stirred it together with a matching small pink spatula, my eyes lit up at the wonder of this gooey batter turning into a dessert. When the timer went off and we used the small pizza paddle-looking tool to pull out the cake I thought, "This is it. This is what I want to do forever." My mom's gift not only provided a sweet treat but it spurred my love of cooking.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/savvy_moms/14_ways_to_get_your_kids_to_eat_healthy#comments Savvy Moms Breana Lai, M.P.H., R.D. Family meals Good choices Healthy kids Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:22:08 +0000 kurtschulitz 289164 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Ultimate Slow-Cooker French Onion Soup http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/the_ultimate_slow_cooker_french_onion_soup <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/the_ultimate_slow_cooker_french_onion_soup" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/" alt="The Ultimate Slow-Cooker French Onion Soup Blog Post" title="The Ultimate Slow-Cooker French Onion Soup Blog Post" border="0" /></a></div> <div><script async type="text/javascript" src="//tracking.skyword.com/tracker.js?contentId=281474979487704"></script><p><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/images/SP9515_Moats700.jpg" width="630px" /></p> <p> There's nothing more comforting than coming in from a cold day to a bowl of piping-hot soup. And this <strong><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/slow_cooker_french_onion_soup.html" target="new">Slow-Cooker French Onion Soup</a></strong> recipe has become my go-to. Here's why. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/the_ultimate_slow_cooker_french_onion_soup#comments Food Blog Breana Lai, M.P.H., R.D. Recipes & Menus Mon, 07 Mar 2016 14:52:15 +0000 kurtschulitz 287703 at http://www.eatingwell.com Two Foods Every Super Bowl Party Needs More Of: Buffalo Sauce + Cauliflower http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/two_foods_every_super_bowl_party_needs_more_of_buffalo_sauce_cauliflower <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/two_foods_every_super_bowl_party_needs_more_of_buffalo_sauce_cauliflower" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/" alt="Two Foods Every Super Bowl Party Needs More Of: Buffalo Sauce + Cauliflower Blog Post" title="Two Foods Every Super Bowl Party Needs More Of: Buffalo Sauce + Cauliflower Blog Post" border="0" /></a></div> <div><p></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/two_foods_every_super_bowl_party_needs_more_of_buffalo_sauce_cauliflower#comments Food Blog Breana Lai, M.P.H., R.D. Recipes & Menus - Holidays & Occasions Fri, 22 Jan 2016 18:22:47 +0000 kurtschulitz 287323 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Best Summer Wines for $10 (Or Less!) http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/wines_10_and_under <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/wines_10_and_under" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/JA15_WineList_400sq.jpg" alt="The Best Summer Wines for $10 (Or Less!) Blog Post" title="The Best Summer Wines for $10 (Or Less!) Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>It&rsquo;s summertime and that means it&rsquo;s very likely that a friend will drop by unexpectedly for a drink and conversation. To make sure I&rsquo;m prepared, I always stock a few nibbles—cheese, crackers, olives and fruit—and my favorite drinks. Now that I live in Vermont, I do have a few craft beers in my fridge, but what I really stockpile is wine. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/wines_10_and_under#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Breana Lai, M.P.H., R.D. Budget meals Dinner Entertaining Food News & Origins - EatingWell Magazine Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:38:46 +0000 kurtschulitz 286042 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Difference Between Biscuits and Scones, Plus 6 Healthy Recipes http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/the_difference_between_biscuits_and_scones_plus_6_healthy_recipes <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/the_difference_between_biscuits_and_scones_plus_6_healthy_recipes" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/Scones.jpg" alt="The Difference Between Biscuits and Scones, Plus 6 Healthy Recipes Blog Post" title="The Difference Between Biscuits and Scones, Plus 6 Healthy Recipes Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Growing up in the South, I was served biscuits at breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Each family and restaurant has their own specific way of making them. Some are skinny and tall, others flat and wide, and some come nestled together like Parker House rolls in cast-iron pans. Served with butter or jam, smothered with gravy or topped with ham and cheese or a piece of fried chicken, biscuits are as Southern as bourbon, collards and mac and cheese. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/the_difference_between_biscuits_and_scones_plus_6_healthy_recipes#comments Food Blog Healthy Cooking Blog Breakfast Breana Lai, M.P.H., R.D. Cooking tips Dessert Entertaining Recipe Makeover Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:47:40 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 285584 at http://www.eatingwell.com “Spiralized” Vegetable Noodles: Recipes to Up Your Pasta Game http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/spiralized_vegetable_noodles_recipes_to_up_your_pasta_game <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/spiralized_vegetable_noodles_recipes_to_up_your_pasta_game" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/mdp_12952.jpg" alt="“Spiralized” Vegetable Noodles: Recipes to Up Your Pasta Game Blog Post" title="“Spiralized” Vegetable Noodles: Recipes to Up Your Pasta Game Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>When I was tasked with testing vegetable noodle makers—aka “spiralizers”—I was hesitant. Growing up with a Chinese father, I primarily ate an Asian-inspired diet that included a lot of rice. But on special occasions, I had another option: noodles. And like most kids, when given the choice between rice and noodles, I’d always pick noodles. Noodles, in this case, meant ramen, lo mein, soba or egg and I loved them all—and still do. I was afraid that vegetable versions of my beloved noodles couldn’t come close to my enjoyment of the starchy originals. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/spiralized_vegetable_noodles_recipes_to_up_your_pasta_game#comments Food Blog Healthy Cooking Blog Breana Lai, M.P.H., R.D. Cooking tips Dinner Kitchen tools Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:12:52 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 285583 at http://www.eatingwell.com 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://assets.eatingwell.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, M.P.H., R.D. 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://assets.eatingwell.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, M.P.H., R.D. 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://assets.eatingwell.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, M.P.H., R.D. 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://assets.eatingwell.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, M.P.H., R.D. 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://assets.eatingwell.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, M.P.H., R.D. 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://assets.eatingwell.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, M.P.H., R.D. 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://assets.eatingwell.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, M.P.H., R.D. 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://assets.eatingwell.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, M.P.H., R.D. 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