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5 Fast-Food Favorites You Can Make Healthier At Home

EatingWell | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
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Restaurant meals taste good and eating out sure is convenient. But some of the dishes we've come to love are costing our waistlines big-time.

Do Food Expiration Dates Really Mean Anything?

EatingWell | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
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Do we really need to throw food away by the date printed on the carton? If not, how long do we have before it really goes bad? And what does 'going bad' really mean?

Best and Worst Fast Food Muffins

EatingWell | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
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My assumption, in ordering a wholesome-looking, berry-studded muffin virtually every day, was that I was making a healthy choice. It turns out, however, that that's not necessarily the case.

Which Is Better For The Environment: Washing Dishes By Hand Or The Dishwasher?

EatingWell | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
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Anyone who's ever watched a teenager (grudgingly) wash one fork at a time when it's their turn to do the dinner dishes has thought "I wonder if that's really the most efficient use of our resources."

This Little Piggy Went To Market: Where Does Your Meat Come From?

Jamie Schler | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Jamie Schler

With the worry that American beef is pumped up with hormones and who knows what else, maybe it is time Americans are taught where the food on their plates comes from.

The No. 1 Health Problem You Haven't Heard Of (And 10 Ways To Beat It)

EatingWell | Posted 07.29.2012 | Healthy Living
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Here's the thing: under normal circumstances, some inflammation is a good thing -- it's your body's natural protective response to an illness or injury.

The Best Way to Cut an Onion Without Crying

EatingWell | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
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Some people swear by holding a piece of bread in your mouth while cutting onions. Others say cutting them next to a candle or under running water helps. After trial and error, below are a few tips I've found that really work.

What to Buy, What to Skip to Save Money at the Supermarket

EatingWell | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
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By selecting the right things to put in your cart and the right ones to put back on the shelf, you can painlessly slash big bucks from your grocery bills. Here's my simple guide to what to buy and what to skip to save money at the grocery store.

Foods That Reduce Your Risk of Allergies and Asthma

EatingWell | Posted 07.11.2012 | Healthy Living
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Can a healthy diet help you breathe easier? Some research says "yes." But there are also a lot of unproven dietary strategies touted help manage allergies and asthma. What works? What doesn't?

4 Tricks for Healthy, Delicious Banana Bread

EatingWell | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home
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Want to lighten up your favorite banana bread recipe? Here are four of my best tricks you can use to make your banana bread recipe healthier and delicious.

What to Eat to Beat an Afternoon Energy Slump

EatingWell | Posted 06.27.2012 | Healthy Living
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As the afternoon rolls along (or drags on, depending on your take), the office candy bowl sees an uptick in traffic. But a new study shows that it's protein, not sugar, that you should reach for to beat an afternoon slump.

5 Fresh Foods You Shouldn't Keep In Your Fridge

EatingWell | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
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Now that spring has sprung, loading up on more fresh veggies, and that has me thinking about the best way to store them to keep them at their freshest.

5 Myths About Vitamins

EatingWell | Posted 06.20.2012 | Healthy Living
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A recent government study said more than half of all Americans take dietary supplements, which in my opinion is surprisingly high, considering these pills and powders aren't regulated like drugs but like foods.

5 Tips And Recipes For Healthy, Juicy Chicken Breasts

EatingWell | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
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I used to have a love-hate relationship with boneless, skinless chicken breast. On the love side, it's a lean, healthy protein but, its flavor is so mild and it always seemed to be dried out from being overcooked.

In Defense Of Dessert

Jamie Schler | Posted 06.13.2012 | Home
Jamie Schler

Is there a difference between baking with Oreos, Twinkies, industrial marshmallows and other bagged candy as primary foodstuffs and flour, sugar, butter, cream, eggs and baking chocolate?

4 Healthy Foods With Not-So-Healthy Ingredients Hiding In Them

EatingWell | Posted 06.11.2012 | Healthy Living
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Nutrition facts panels can be tedious to read -- which is why, unless you're a dedicated, detailed label-reader, you might be surprised to learn that sometimes there are not-so-healthy ingredients hiding in food you'd otherwise think is healthy.

Is Mercury in Fish as Harmful as You Thought?

EatingWell | Posted 06.10.2012 | Home
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The fact that most ocean fish are so high in selenium explains why more and more research suggests the benefits of eating seafood outweigh any risks mercury exposure could pose. Do I (and you) really need to be avoiding those fish?

How to Cook Quinoa

EatingWell | Posted 06.04.2012 | Home
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Quinoa, pronounced KEEN-wah, is a tiny, nutty-tasting, gluten-free grain that delivers healthy doses of fiber. It is also one of the only plant foods that is a complete protein, meaning it provides the body with all nine essential amino acids.

Occupational Hazard: Is Your Job Making You Fat?

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 05.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

When it comes to work-related eating, there are typically three types of eating personalities. I've broken them down for you and provided ways to overcome them.

How To Buy The Healthiest Salmon

EatingWell | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
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There are so many different types of salmon, which is loaded with heart-healthy, brain-boosting omega-3 fats, and ways to serve them that it would be hard for me to get bored with this fish.

6 Of The Healthiest Fish To Eat ... And 6 Fish To Avoid

EatingWell | Posted 05.30.2012 | Healthy Living
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Here are six fish that are healthy for you and the planet -- that Seafood Watch says you should be eating -- plus six to avoid.

'Worthless' Foods That Are Actually Good for You

EatingWell | Posted 05.23.2012 | Healthy Living
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Think that sprig of parsley on the side of your plate is just sitting there looking pretty or that mushrooms aren't particularly nutritious? Find out why these and four other "worthless" foods are better for you than you think.

10 Bad Cooking Habits You Should Break

EatingWell | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
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Some habits can be tough to break. When it comes to cooking, you may have some bad habits that you're not even aware of. So, here are 10 common bad cooking habits that you should break.

Foods That Are Good For Your Smile

EatingWell | Posted 05.16.2012 | Healthy Living
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Last time I visited the dentist, we were having one of those awkward, mouth-full-of-toothpaste conversations.

4 Powerful Reasons To Eat Grapefruit

EatingWell | Posted 05.09.2012 | Healthy Living
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Citrus season is here and while oranges and clementines definitely pack a health punch, it's time to make some room for grapefruit.