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Sprouted Grains: You Want Me To Eat What?!

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Health advisors have long been telling us that we need to switch from processed carbohydrates to whole grains. Saying goodbye to white bread and white...

How To Make Better Salads

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

In my youth, I discovered that if each bite of salad were paired with a bite of something with a less leafy texture, it was much easier for me not just to get my salad down but to enjoy it.

How Eating Ginger Can Make You Smarter

Posted 02.27.2013 | Taste

Ginger enthusiasts have been spreading the gospel of this root's health and medicinal benefits for years.

5 Bad Supermarket Habits To Break

EatingWell | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Five common pitfalls that can hinder weight loss or cause you to spend more at the grocery store, and I offer ways to avoid them.

10 Sneaky Ways to Make Valentine's Day Treats Healthier

Charity Curley Mathews | Posted 04.09.2012 | Parents
Charity Curley Mathews

With Valentine's Day fast approaching and our youngest daughter's first birthday coming even sooner, we're in the mood for sweet treats in Rome. But here's what we'd like to avoid: a giant family-wide sugar crash.

6 Healthy Winter Salads... Hold the Lettuce

Anna Watson Carl | Posted 04.02.2012 | Home
Anna Watson Carl

Jam-packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants -- and healthy fats that will leave you satisfied, but not stuffed -- the six salads below will give you loads of energy. You won't even miss the lettuce. Promise!

How A Car Accident Changed One Chef's Stance On Heavy Foods

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erdos | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Chefs We Love is a Valentine's Day tribute to those who have done great work in the culinary world -- to those who inspire us to not only eat well, bu...

Healthy Mexican At Home: Frito Pie Makeover

EatingWell | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

As a native of New England, I had never heard of Frito Pie until a Texas-born co-worker offered me some. And then... wow!

Cooking Is Where the Heart Is

Robin Hoffman | Posted 04.01.2012 | Home
Robin Hoffman

It wasn't about the food -- it was about how I was preparing it and what was happening in my own mind and heart at the same time. I cooked to heal myself -- and through healing myself I extended my healing to others in the form of food.

How Condiments Can Make Or Break A Healthy Diet

Cheryl Forberg, RD | Posted 03.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Cheryl Forberg, RD

They're quick. They're easy. They deliver big flavor in small doses and add the richness we crave to our favorite foods. What's not to love about condiments?

The Serious Health Perks Of Breakfast

Cheryl Forberg, RD | Posted 03.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Cheryl Forberg, RD

Aside from increasing mental and physical performance, a breakfast of champions can help you to achieve and maintain optimal weight and energy levels. Furthermore, what you put in your mouth (or don't) in the morning can also be indicative of your future health!

Open Letter From a Chef/Dietitian to Paula Deen

Cheryl Forberg, RD | Posted 03.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Cheryl Forberg, RD

Of course, there are cases of diabetes that need medication, but Paula, why don't we work together to show people that there are other ways to control it?

5 Worst Foods to Feed Your Family

Charity Curley Mathews | Posted 03.17.2012 | Parents
Charity Curley Mathews

None of these ideas are radical but most of them make a big nutritional difference, leaving everyone with more energy afterward.

Onions in a Starring Role

Lisa Turner | Posted 02.27.2012 | Home
Lisa Turner

Of all the vegetables in the produce aisle, the onion is certainly the most patient but least understood. Months after more delicate offerings have perished on the vines, weeks after even the hardiest greens succumb to frosty weather, onions lie in wait.

A 5-Course Sustainable Menu For Healthy Holiday Cooking

Pooja R. Mottl | Posted 02.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Pooja R. Mottl

Most of the ingredients I chose to use in these dishes are from sustainable sources, using plant foods that are in season, like squashes and roots, as well as traditional winter flavors and spices such as apple cider and star anise.

Too Fat to Fight

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics
Linda Novick O'Keefe

If three-quarters of Americans aged 17-24 can't enter the military because they are ineligible, doesn't that make childhood obesity a national security issue?

Finding More Purpose in Food

Cathy Erway | Posted 02.01.2012 | Home
Cathy Erway

When is a soup not a soup, in my humble opinion? I would say when it's made with dehydrated crystals of vegetable, meat, and monosodium glutamate, in a packet or bouillon cube.

How To Get Back On Track After An Indulgent Long Weekend

Cheryl Forberg, RD | Posted 01.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Cheryl Forberg, RD

Overdo the holiday? Don't wait until January 1 to get back on track -- climb back on the wagon today! It's so easy to let one holiday derail you with a huge meal, a long weekend and not enough exercise.

Secrets To The Best Apple Pie

EatingWell | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Apple pie is an iconic American dessert. It's pretty simple to make; put together a crust, throw in some apples, bake and wham! Apple pie.

How To Pick A Healthy Thanksgiving Turkey

Cheryl Forberg, RD | Posted 01.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Cheryl Forberg, RD

There are a dizzying array of options in the store when it comes to selecting something as seemingly simple as Thanksgiving turkey. How do you decide which one is best for you?

4 Secrets To A Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookie

EatingWell | Posted 11.21.2011 | Home

By Hilary Meyer, Associate Food Editor for EatingWell I'm a skeptic. So when I hear the words "healthy" and "cookie" together, I imagine biting into...

How To Cook Like A 'Biggest Loser'

Cheryl Forberg, RD | Posted 12.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Cheryl Forberg, RD

After 12 seasons with the show, I've learned that our contestants, like most Americans, are very busy people. As a professional chef and registered dietitian, I am able to suggest BL-friendly menus and recipes that are easy to prepare.

The Truth About Trendy Health Food

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 12.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

The problem with trendy foods is that they confuse people about what's healthy and what's not -- sometimes they confuse us so badly that we make very irrational choices.

5 Best Items to Steal From the Dining Hall (and Ways to Use Them All Week Long)

Small Kitchen College | Posted 11.14.2011 | College
Small Kitchen College

At least once or twice a week, I go food shopping. While you might imagine me pushing a cart through the aisles of a grocery store, these weekly trips actually take place in my dining hall.

Vitamin-Packed Seafood Dinners -- In 15 Minutes Or Less

Pooja R. Mottl | Posted 10.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Pooja R. Mottl

Seafood in moderation can hold a special place in a balanced diet, particularly because of the density of heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids and protein that it contains per gram ...