Nicci Micco http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/811/node/node/8932 en Keep It Fresh Challenge Tip 5: Host a Dinner Party http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/keep_it_fresh_challenge_tip_5_host_a_dinner_party <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/keep_it_fresh_challenge_tip_5_host_a_dinner_party" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/potluck_310_1.jpg" alt="Keep It Fresh Challenge Tip 5: Host a Dinner Party Blog Post" title="Keep It Fresh Challenge Tip 5: Host a Dinner Party Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Welcome to the final week of our <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/content/eatingwell_keep_it_fresh_challenge">Keep It Fresh Challenge</a>. We’re glad to have you along on our a 5-week journey to becoming (or celebrating your status as) a fresh-food aficionado, one who plans meals&mdash;and forages snacks&mdash;from the healthy ingredients stashed in your fridge. </p> <p><strong>This Week’s Focus: Host a Dinner Party</strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/keep_it_fresh_challenge_tip_5_host_a_dinner_party#comments Entertaining Keep It Fresh Challenge Nicci Micco Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 25 Jul 2012 14:29:09 +0000 Sarah Hoff 113820 at http://www.eatingwell.com Keep It Fresh Challenge Tip 4: Plan a Menu, Starting with One Seasonal Ingredient as Inspiration http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/keep_it_fresh_challenge_tip_4_plan_a_menu_starting_with_one_seasonal_ingredient_as_inspiration <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/keep_it_fresh_challenge_tip_4_plan_a_menu_starting_with_one_seasonal_ingredient_as_inspiration" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/SA6594_0.JPG" alt="Keep It Fresh Challenge Tip 4: Plan a Menu, Starting with One Seasonal Ingredient as Inspiration Blog Post" title="Keep It Fresh Challenge Tip 4: Plan a Menu, Starting with One Seasonal Ingredient as Inspiration Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Food doesn’t have to come in shelf-stable packages to be convenient. And we’re running a 5-week campaign to help transform you into a fresh-food aficionado, one who plans meals—and forages snacks—from the healthy ingredients stashed in your fridge. (If you’re just learning about our Keep it Fresh Challenge here, be sure to go back and check out our <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/content/eatingwell_keep_it_fresh_challenge">past weeks’ challenges</a>.)</p> <p><strong>This Week’s Focus: Plan a Menu, Starting with One Seasonal Ingredient as Inspiration</strong></p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/keep_it_fresh_challenge_tip_4_plan_a_menu_starting_with_one_seasonal_ingredient_as_inspiration#comments Keep It Fresh Challenge Nicci Micco Recipes & Menus - Fresh What's in season Wed, 25 Jul 2012 14:18:36 +0000 Sarah Hoff 113815 at http://www.eatingwell.com Keep It Fresh Challenge Tip 3: Clean Out/Refresh Your Fridge http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/keep_it_fresh_challenge_tip_3_clean_outrefresh_your_fridge <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/keep_it_fresh_challenge_tip_3_clean_outrefresh_your_fridge" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/fridge_MCL_0_0_0.jpg" alt="Keep It Fresh Challenge Tip 3: Clean Out/Refresh Your Fridge Blog Post" title="Keep It Fresh Challenge Tip 3: Clean Out/Refresh Your Fridge Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Food doesn’t have to come in shelf-stable packages to be convenient. And in the next few weeks, we’re going to continue to transform you into a fresh-food aficionado. Soon enough, you’ll be planning meals&mdash;and foraging snacks&mdash;from the healthy ingredients stashed in your fridge. It’s that simple. We’re taking it in steps, offering up a new focus each week. Last week, we encouraged you to <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/keep_it_fresh_challenge_tip_2_visit_a_farm_or_farmers_market">Visit a Farm or Farmers’ Market</a>; the week before, we helped you <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/keep_it_fresh_challenge_tip_1_stock_your_fridge_with_fresh_foods">Stock Your Fridge with Fresh Foods</a>.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/keep_it_fresh_challenge_tip_3_clean_outrefresh_your_fridge#comments Health Keep It Fresh Challenge Nicci Micco Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 25 Jul 2012 14:10:11 +0000 Sarah Hoff 113810 at http://www.eatingwell.com Keep It Fresh Challenge Tip 2: Visit a Farm or Farmers' Market http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/keep_it_fresh_challenge_tip_2_visit_a_farm_or_farmers_market <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/keep_it_fresh_challenge_tip_2_visit_a_farm_or_farmers_market" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/farmers_market_stand_310_1.jpg" alt="Keep It Fresh Challenge Tip 2: Visit a Farm or Farmers&amp;#039; Market Blog Post" title="Keep It Fresh Challenge Tip 2: Visit a Farm or Farmers&amp;#039; Market Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Food doesn’t have to come in shelf-stable packages to be convenient. And in the next four weeks, we’re going to continue to transform you into a fresh-food aficionado. Soon enough, you’ll be planning meals&mdash;and foraging snacks&mdash;from the healthy ingredients stashed in your fridge. It’s that simple. We’re taking it in steps, offering up a new focus each week. Last week, we helped you <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/keep_it_fresh_challenge_tip_1_stock_your_fridge_with_fresh_foods">Stock Your Fridge with Fresh Foods</a>.</p> <p>This Week’s Focus: <strong>Visit a Farm or Farmers' Market</strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/keep_it_fresh_challenge_tip_2_visit_a_farm_or_farmers_market#comments Eating green Keep It Fresh Challenge Nicci Micco What's in season Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 25 Jul 2012 14:08:09 +0000 Sarah Hoff 113809 at http://www.eatingwell.com Keep It Fresh Challenge Tip 1: Stock Your Fridge with Fresh Foods http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/keep_it_fresh_challenge_tip_1_stock_your_fridge_with_fresh_foods <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/keep_it_fresh_challenge_tip_1_stock_your_fridge_with_fresh_foods" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/open_fridge.jpg" alt="Keep It Fresh Challenge Tip 1: Stock Your Fridge with Fresh Foods Blog Post" title="Keep It Fresh Challenge Tip 1: Stock Your Fridge with Fresh Foods Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Food doesn’t have to come in shelf-stable packages to be convenient. And in five short weeks, we’re going to transform you into a fresh-food aficionado. Soon enough, you’ll be planning meals&mdash;and foraging snacks&mdash;from the healthy ingredients stashed in your fridge. It’s that simple. We’ll take it in steps, offering up a new focus each week.</p> <p><strong>This Week’s Focus: Stock Your Fridge with Fresh Foods</strong></p> <p>What does a healthy fridge hold? Here’s a quick list to get you started: </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/keep_it_fresh_challenge_tip_1_stock_your_fridge_with_fresh_foods#comments Keep It Fresh Challenge Nicci Micco Recipes & Menus - Fresh Nutrition What's in season Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 24 Jul 2012 17:17:14 +0000 Sarah Hoff 113583 at http://www.eatingwell.com Best and worst choices at a picnic http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/best_and_worst_choices_at_a_picnic <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/best_and_worst_choices_at_a_picnic" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/potluck_310_0.jpg" alt="Best and worst choices at a picnic Blog Post" title="Best and worst choices at a picnic Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>This weekend marks the unofficial start to summer and that means it&rsquo;s time for picnics (or, depending on where you live, you might call your outdoor gathering a barbecue or a cookout). I love the traditional foods of summer: burgers and dogs, creamy salads, yummy desserts.</p> <p>Must-Try: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/our_top_50_recipes_for_summer">EatingWell&rsquo;s Top 50 Healthy Summer Recipes</a></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/best_and_worst_choices_at_a_picnic#comments Health Blog Diet Health Holidays Nicci Micco Nutrition Weight loss Tue, 22 May 2012 18:46:31 +0000 Nifer 95400 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 things in your kitchen that could make you sick http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/5_things_in_your_kitchen_that_could_make_you_sick <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/5_things_in_your_kitchen_that_could_make_you_sick" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/sponge_1.jpg" alt="5 things in your kitchen that could make you sick Blog Post" title="5 things in your kitchen that could make you sick Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Every year, 76 million Americans get sick from food, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Nothing you can do will ever guarantee 100 percent protection against foodborne illness, but taking certain precautions can help reduce your risk. Some of these protective steps are common sense, like washing your hands before you eat. Others aren&rsquo;t so obvious. Read on to discover five surprising sources of foodborne &ldquo;bugs&rdquo; in your kitchen, we&rsquo;ve written about in <em>EatingWell</em> Magazine, and how to protect yourself.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/5_things_in_your_kitchen_that_could_make_you_sick#comments Health Blog Health Nicci Micco Thu, 16 Feb 2012 16:54:14 +0000 Nifer 68117 at http://www.eatingwell.com 3 holiday foods that actually help you lose weight http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/deliciously_slim/3_holiday_foods_that_actually_help_you_lose_weight <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/deliciously_slim/3_holiday_foods_that_actually_help_you_lose_weight" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/pistachio_shell_silo_FM05_1.jpg" alt="3 holiday foods that actually help you lose weight Blog Post" title="3 holiday foods that actually help you lose weight Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>It&rsquo;s the holidays and you&rsquo;re supposed to be enjoying yourself! Problem is, you&rsquo;re reading all these blogs about how fattening eggnog is, so you&rsquo;ll have to borrow Santa&rsquo;s pants after the string of holiday soirees you&rsquo;ve got lined up.</p> <p><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/hot_chocolate_vs_egg_nog_which_is_healthier">Which Is Healthier: Hot Chocolate or Eggnog?</a></p> <p>Today, I&rsquo;d like to bring you a little good cheer, to tell you about three holiday foods that might actually <em>help</em> you lose weight. Cue: Little Drummer Boy&hellip; Drumroll, please.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/deliciously_slim/3_holiday_foods_that_actually_help_you_lose_weight#comments Deliciously Slim Diet Holidays Nicci Micco Weight loss Thu, 15 Dec 2011 16:42:18 +0000 Nifer 42659 at http://www.eatingwell.com 4 holiday (eating) habits to break right now http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/deliciously_slim/4_holiday_eating_habits_to_break_right_now <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/deliciously_slim/4_holiday_eating_habits_to_break_right_now" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/burrito_310_0.jpg" alt="4 holiday (eating) habits to break right now Blog Post" title="4 holiday (eating) habits to break right now Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>The holiday season is nutty, and when you&rsquo;re running around in 20 different directions and your brain has gone fa-la-la chances are, you&rsquo;re not thinking <em>quite</em> so much about what, and how much, you&rsquo;re eating. (<a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/5_ways_to_indulge_without_the_bulge">Discover how to indulge without the bulge during the holidays!</a>) So let me help you out: here are 4 things that might be sabotaging your diet&mdash;and mine&mdash;this holiday season, plus easy fix-it solutions.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/deliciously_slim/4_holiday_eating_habits_to_break_right_now#comments Deliciously Slim Diet Holidays Nicci Micco Weight loss Thu, 08 Dec 2011 17:26:07 +0000 Nifer 38667 at http://www.eatingwell.com 6 slimming carbs to keep in your diet http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/6_slimming_carbs_to_keep_in_your_diet <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/6_slimming_carbs_to_keep_in_your_diet" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/pear_quinoa_salad.JPG" alt="6 slimming carbs to keep in your diet Blog Post" title="6 slimming carbs to keep in your diet Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>I&rsquo;ve never been a fan of low-carb diets: our bodies and our brains <em>need </em>carbohydrates to work effectively. (<a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_exercise_tips/6_reasons_you_should_be_eating_carbs">Find out 6 more reasons your body needs carbohydrates here</a>.) </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/6_slimming_carbs_to_keep_in_your_diet#comments Diet Blog Nicci Micco Nutrition Weight loss Wed, 30 Nov 2011 17:32:54 +0000 Nifer 33036 at http://www.eatingwell.com Save 1,000 calories now to splurge later http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/save_1000_calories_now_to_splurge_later <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/save_1000_calories_now_to_splurge_later" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/tea_green_background.jpg" alt="Save 1,000 calories now to splurge later Blog Post" title="Save 1,000 calories now to splurge later Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>We can talk till we&rsquo;re blue in the face about making good choices at holiday parties&mdash;but sometimes you want to throw calorie-caution to the wind and simply celebrate the season. (<a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/healthy_holiday_food_to_avoid_and_healthier_foods_to_eat_instead">Not at that point? Then read about which Holiday Foods to Avoid (and What to Eat Instead.</a>) </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/save_1000_calories_now_to_splurge_later#comments Diet Blog Diet Holidays Nicci Micco Weight loss Mon, 28 Nov 2011 17:26:30 +0000 Nifer 32974 at http://www.eatingwell.com Best and worst Thanksgiving foods http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/best_and_worst_thanksgiving_foods <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/best_and_worst_thanksgiving_foods" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/SD7461_310.jpg" alt="Best and worst Thanksgiving foods Blog Post" title="Best and worst Thanksgiving foods Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Let me first preface this by saying that if you want to eat a little of everything this Thanksgiving, you should. Gratefully savoring a little bit of every delicious course on this one holiday sounds like a healthy thing to do, to me. (<a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/best_thanksgiving_recipes">Try these healthier versions of Thanksgiving classics.</a>) </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/best_and_worst_thanksgiving_foods#comments Diet Blog Diet Holidays Nicci Micco Thanksgiving Weight loss Mon, 21 Nov 2011 16:13:22 +0000 Penelope Wall 32710 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 ways to indulge without the bulge http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/5_ways_to_indulge_without_the_bulge <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/5_ways_to_indulge_without_the_bulge" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/bruscetta_310_0.jpg" alt="5 ways to indulge without the bulge Blog Post" title="5 ways to indulge without the bulge Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>We&rsquo;re officially in full-force holiday mode now, which means plenty of opportunity for overindulging at festive celebrations. No need to get all Grinchy&mdash;or put such strict limits on your eating that you end up feeling deprived. Here&rsquo;s how to enjoy yourself this party-packed season and still be able to fit into your pants when it&rsquo;s all over.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/5_ways_to_indulge_without_the_bulge#comments Deliciously Slim Diet Blog Diet Nicci Micco Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 14 Nov 2011 17:03:14 +0000 Matt Malenczak 32555 at http://www.eatingwell.com Your post-holiday detox plan http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/your_post_holiday_detox_plan <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/your_post_holiday_detox_plan" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/pie_310_0.jpg" alt="Your post-holiday detox plan Blog Post" title="Your post-holiday detox plan Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>I&rsquo;m a big believer that Thanksgiving is not a day to diet. Once a year, you get to gather &rsquo;round the table with family and friends, count your blessings and eat delicious holiday dishes to your heart&rsquo;s content.</p> <p>I&rsquo;m not saying you should go nuts and have three servings of turkey, four different types of potatoes and two slices of pie with double the whipped cream. But I do think that you should definitely go ahead and eat a little of everything you like.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/your_post_holiday_detox_plan#comments Deliciously Slim Diet Blog Diet Nicci Micco Weight loss Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 02 Nov 2011 16:15:33 +0000 Matt Malenczak 32244 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 fall foods to help you lose weight http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/5_fall_foods_to_help_you_lose_weight <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/5_fall_foods_to_help_you_lose_weight" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/apple_310_3.jpg" alt="5 fall foods to help you lose weight Blog Post" title="5 fall foods to help you lose weight Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Say &ldquo;fall&rdquo; and &ldquo;food&rdquo; and the first things I think of are apples and squash&mdash;two foods that are most certainly in the arsenal of ingredients that help you to stay trim when the weather turns cool. Here&rsquo;s why I love these slimming fall foods, plus three others you should be eating this season: </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/5_fall_foods_to_help_you_lose_weight#comments Diet Blog Diet Nicci Micco Weight loss Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 24 Oct 2011 16:10:41 +0000 Matt Malenczak 18076 at http://www.eatingwell.com