Lisa D&#039;Agrosa, M.S., R.D. http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1277/all en Save Our Water http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/save_our_water <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/save_our_water" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/water_offset_173751.jpg" alt="Save Our Water Blog Post" title="Save Our Water Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Water and our everyday habits are inextricably connected. With 2014 being California’s fourth driest year on record, there’s a renewed focus on this precious resource. Here are some easy ways you can help conserve at home.</p> <p><strong>Load the Dishwasher<br /></strong> Most newer, efficient dishwashers use much less water than washing by hand; make sure it’s full to get the most out of your water.</p> <p><strong>Use It Twice<br /></strong> When you rinse produce, save the water to put on your plants. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/save_our_water#comments Food News Blog Food & health news Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 18 May 2015 16:10:38 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 285790 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Pick Healthy Condiments http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_pick_healthy_condiments <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_pick_healthy_condiments" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/healthy_condiments_308.jpg" alt="How to Pick Healthy Condiments Blog Post" title="How to Pick Healthy Condiments Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>We lined up the usual suspects—mustard, ketchup, mayo and relish—and took a closer look at the nutrition stats of our favorite burger and dog toppings. What we found: it’s easy to rack up sodium and overrun your 2,300 mg daily limit (plus some extra calories and sugar) when you use a heavy hand with the condiments. Here’s what to know before you stock up for your summer BBQs.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_pick_healthy_condiments#comments Health Blog Family meals Good choices Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 28 Apr 2015 19:13:05 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 285702 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 Tricks to Steal from the Paleo Diet http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/5_tricks_to_steal_from_the_paleo_diet <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/5_tricks_to_steal_from_the_paleo_diet" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MF8821_Ardito_0.JPG" alt="5 Tricks to Steal from the Paleo Diet Blog Post" title="5 Tricks to Steal from the Paleo Diet Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>I’ve had countless friends ask me if they should “go Paleo” and while I don’t recommend the diet as a whole (<a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/diet_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/what_is_the_paleo_diet">read more about the pros and cons here</a>), there are certainly some healthy principles that we all can borrow from the popular plan. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/5_tricks_to_steal_from_the_paleo_diet#comments Diet Blog Diet Health Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 16 Feb 2015 15:16:07 +0000 Sarah Hoff 285176 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Buy the Healthiest Granola http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_the_healthiest_granola <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_the_healthiest_granola" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/Granola_silo_0984_cropped.jpg" alt="How to Buy the Healthiest Granola Blog Post" title="How to Buy the Healthiest Granola Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Granola’s health halo can be well deserved; after all, it’s made with whole oats, nuts and dried fruit and most brands have 3 grams of fiber per ¼-cup serving. But they can be high in sugar and calories. Here’s how to pick the healthiest and tastiest. </p> <p><strong>Sugar Smarts:</strong> Almost all granolas have some sugar—it’s one reason they’re so yummy. Look for one with no more than 6 grams per ¼ cup.</p> <p><strong>Don't Miss: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/healthy_granola_recipes_and_healthy_muesli_recipes">DIY Homemade Granola Ideas</a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_the_healthiest_granola#comments Health Blog Breakfast Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:42:58 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 285161 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Buy the Healthiest Whole-Wheat Bread http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_the_healthiest_whole_wheat_bread <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_the_healthiest_whole_wheat_bread" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/nsp_141014_05.jpg" alt="How to Buy the Healthiest Whole-Wheat Bread Blog Post" title="How to Buy the Healthiest Whole-Wheat Bread Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>When it comes to whole-wheat sandwich bread, there are a ton of choices at the supermarket. And not all are as healthy as they seem. Here, we break down the nutrition for you.</p> <p>Numbers to Look For:<br /> <strong>Serving Size:</strong> 1 Slice<br /> <strong>Calories: </strong>Around 100 calories*<br /> <strong>Fiber:</strong> ≥ 2g<br /> <strong>Sugar: </strong>≤ 4g<br /> <strong>Sodium: </strong>≤ 200mg<br /> *Will vary based on size.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_the_healthiest_whole_wheat_bread#comments Health Blog Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 13 Jan 2015 17:16:08 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284923 at http://www.eatingwell.com Like Kale and Brussels Sprouts? Try Kalettes! http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/like_kale_and_brussels_sprouts_try_kalettes <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/like_kale_and_brussels_sprouts_try_kalettes" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/nsp_141015_03_kalettes.jpg" alt="Like Kale and Brussels Sprouts? Try Kalettes! Blog Post" title="Like Kale and Brussels Sprouts? Try Kalettes! Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>This is a big deal, kind of like a new iPhone release in the produce aisle. Say hello to the Kalette. You may not know this veggie yet, but you certainly know its parents: kale and Brussels sprouts. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/like_kale_and_brussels_sprouts_try_kalettes#comments Food Blog Food & health news Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:18:14 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284645 at http://www.eatingwell.com Other Names for Sugar http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/other_names_for_sugar <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/other_names_for_sugar" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/sugar_102327887_310.jpg" alt="Other Names for Sugar Blog Post" title="Other Names for Sugar Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Sugar seems to be everywhere these days—in foods that taste sweet and even foods that don’t. It sweetens up everything from yogurts and coffee drinks to sauces and crackers to pizzas and salad dressings. Sugar goes by many names, but whether it’s cane sugar, syrup, honey or fructose, it pretty much gets treated the same way by your body. </p> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <p><strong>Here are some of the 60-plus different names for sugar that may appear on your food labels.</strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/other_names_for_sugar#comments Health Blog Diet Health Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:56:28 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284643 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Eat Your Favorite Foods and Still Lose Weight http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/how_to_eat_your_favorite_foods_and_still_lose_weight <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/how_to_eat_your_favorite_foods_and_still_lose_weight" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP4683.JPG" alt="How to Eat Your Favorite Foods and Still Lose Weight Blog Post" title="How to Eat Your Favorite Foods and Still Lose Weight Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>If you’re trying to slim down, you might be entirely cutting out some of your favorite (perhaps not-so-healthy) foods—thinking that not eating treats will help you lose weight.</p> <p>However, restricting foods that you enjoy can actually make you overindulge in them later, potentially undoing all your recent healthy-eating efforts, according to a study published in <em>Proceedings of the National Academy of Science</em>. You might not be successful at losing weight, despite your best intentions.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/how_to_eat_your_favorite_foods_and_still_lose_weight#comments Diet Blog Diet Health Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:14:56 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284473 at http://www.eatingwell.com Gift Ideas for Food Lovers http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/gift_ideas_for_food_lovers <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/gift_ideas_for_food_lovers" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/Holiday_Gift_Guide_0207_310.jpg" alt="Gift Ideas for Food Lovers Blog Post" title="Gift Ideas for Food Lovers Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>The holidays are my favorite time of year. Music, parties, lights, glitter, snow and, of course, the yummy food! </p> <p>The one thing I don't always love is holiday shopping. It's hard to know what to get for the people on my list. </p> <p>So this year, I polled my fellow EatingWell editors for their top gift picks for food lovers. Spread holiday cheer with any of these finds or give one to yourself (I won't tell). </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/gift_ideas_for_food_lovers#comments Food Blog Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Holidays Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 11 Nov 2014 20:15:34 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284433 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Healthiest and Best-Tasting Frozen Pizza http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthiest_best_tasting_frozen_pizza <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthiest_best_tasting_frozen_pizza" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/102299621_Allen_frozen_pizza_0.jpg" alt="The Healthiest and Best-Tasting Frozen Pizza Blog Post" title="The Healthiest and Best-Tasting Frozen Pizza Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>When it comes to being ready for a last-minute dinner, a frozen pizza could be your best friend. But just because you’re taking a shortcut doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice a healthy dinner. Here’s what to look for. </p> <p><strong>A Better Bottom: </strong>More dough means more calories, so choose thin-crust over deep-dish when buying frozen. Buy pizzas that have whole grains in the crust whenever you can and skip ones stuffed with cheese.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthiest_best_tasting_frozen_pizza#comments Health Blog Health Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Nutrition Product reviews Taste test Healthy Cooking - Healthy Food Guide Tue, 04 Nov 2014 16:55:50 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284397 at http://www.eatingwell.com Healthier Picks for In-Flight Airplane Food http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthier_picks_for_in_flight_airplane_food <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthier_picks_for_in_flight_airplane_food" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/United-Airlines-cropped.jpg" alt="Healthier Picks for In-Flight Airplane Food Blog Post" title="Healthier Picks for In-Flight Airplane Food Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Staying healthy while you’re flying can be challenging (especially if you’re stuck in the air during mealtime).</p> <p>Luckily, it’s getting easier, as more airports are carrying healthy snacks like plain yogurt, nuts and dried fruit. With a little advance planning, you can pack your own healthy snacks—but that’s not always an option.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthier_picks_for_in_flight_airplane_food#comments Health Blog Diet Health Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Snacks Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:38:25 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284348 at http://www.eatingwell.com Is Cereal or Toast with Peanut Butter Healthier for Breakfast? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_cereal_or_toast_with_peanut_butter_healthier_for_breakfast <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_cereal_or_toast_with_peanut_butter_healthier_for_breakfast" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/102171339-Peanut-butter-310.jpg" alt="Is Cereal or Toast with Peanut Butter Healthier for Breakfast? Blog Post" title="Is Cereal or Toast with Peanut Butter Healthier for Breakfast? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Picking out healthy and filling breakfast foods at the grocery store can feel pretty overwhelming. There are thousands of options to choose from, but it’s hard to tell which are the healthiest choices.</p> <p>We put two popular fast and filling breakfast foods head to head to find out which is healthier: this or that? For a quick, easy breakfast that will fill you up, which is a better choice—1 cup of toasted-oats cereal with 1/2 cup low-fat (2%) milk or 2 slices of whole-grain toast topped with 2 tablespoons peanut butter?</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_cereal_or_toast_with_peanut_butter_healthier_for_breakfast#comments Health Blog Diet Health Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Nutrition This or That Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:37:13 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284075 at http://www.eatingwell.com Is Low-Fat Chocolate Milk or 100% Fruit Juice a Healthier Drink? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_low_fat_chocolate_milk_or_100_fruit_juice_a_healthier_drink <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_low_fat_chocolate_milk_or_100_fruit_juice_a_healthier_drink" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/choc_milk_vs_juice_310.jpg" alt="Is Low-Fat Chocolate Milk or 100% Fruit Juice a Healthier Drink? Blog Post" title="Is Low-Fat Chocolate Milk or 100% Fruit Juice a Healthier Drink? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Picking healthy foods at the grocery store, especially for kids, can feel pretty confusing. There are thousands of foods to choose from. But how do you know if the ones that seem wholesome and nutritious actually are? </p> <p>We put two popular drinks head to head to find out which is healthier: this or that? When it comes to picking a refreshing and fun beverage, which is a healthier choice—low-fat chocolate milk or 100% fruit juice?</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_low_fat_chocolate_milk_or_100_fruit_juice_a_healthier_drink#comments Health Blog Diet Health Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Nutrition This or That Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:56:02 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284069 at http://www.eatingwell.com This or That: Granola Bars vs. Trail Mix http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/this_or_that_granola_bars_vs_trail_mix <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/this_or_that_granola_bars_vs_trail_mix" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/OT5612A.jpg" alt="This or That: Granola Bars vs. Trail Mix Blog Post" title="This or That: Granola Bars vs. Trail Mix Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Picking healthy snack foods can feel pretty confusing. There are thousands of items to choose from at the grocery store, yet it’s hard to come up with ideas for healthy and satisfying snacks. </p> <p>You want something that packs in nutrients and keeps you feeling full if you’re out for a hike or on the go all day. We put two snack foods head to head to find out which is healthier: this or that? Granola bars or trail mix?</p> <p><strong>The Winner:</strong> Trail mix, as Joyce Hendley first reported for <em>EatingWell</em>.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/this_or_that_granola_bars_vs_trail_mix#comments Health Blog Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. This or That Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:14:46 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284068 at http://www.eatingwell.com Buy a Healthier Granola Bar http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/buy_a_healthier_granola_bar <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/buy_a_healthier_granola_bar" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/23644A_Allen_granola_bars_310.jpg" alt="Buy a Healthier Granola Bar Blog Post" title="Buy a Healthier Granola Bar Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Granola bars are convenient when you’re on the go, but some varieties have such a hefty sugar load they may as well be sold in the candy aisle. You can't assume all of them are automatically healthy. </p> <p>Here's how you can find the healthiest granola bars:</p> <p><strong>Star Ingredient:</strong> Make sure oats are the first ingredient listed on the package. This healthy whole grain is a good source of fiber, which helps keep you full and is good for your cholesterol. If rice or rice flour is listed, make sure it’s brown rice (it’s a whole grain), otherwise it’s refined. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/buy_a_healthier_granola_bar#comments Health Blog Breakfast Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Snacks Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:19:48 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284025 at http://www.eatingwell.com