6 tips for healthier meatballs

Submitted by admin on Tue, 02/28/2012 - 15:42

When I heard we were doing a story on “healthier meatballs,” I was skeptical. What could be healthy about a meatball? And if they were “healthy,” would they be any good? As it turns out, the answer is yes. My friend and contributing editor Carolyn Malcoun developed some killer meatball recipes for us and if I hadn’t known, I never would have guessed they were healthy.

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Here are her 6 tips for healthier meatballs:

Why you shouldn’t always cook with olive oil

Submitted by admin on Tue, 02/21/2012 - 13:11

For the longest time, the only oil I bought was extra-virgin olive oil. After all, it’s high in heart-healthy antioxidants called polyphenols and monounsaturated fats, which can help lower “bad” LDL cholesterol and raise “good” HDL cholesterol levels. Then a friend, who was also a chef, told me that there are actually times when olive oil is not the best choice. So I looked into the best uses for olive oil, and when to choose another oil.

The Pros and Cons of 4 Trendy Diets

Submitted by admin on Tue, 02/21/2012 - 12:59
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4 celeb diets to avoid

Submitted by admin on Fri, 02/17/2012 - 10:56

Let’s face it: Hollywood makes losing weight look easy! Especially with all those toned bodies walking the red carpet this awards season. But if shedding a few pounds is on your to-do list, don’t be so quick to follow in the footsteps of your favorite celebs.

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Here are 4 popular celebrity diets to be wary of:

Secrets to delicious healthier French toast

Submitted by admin on Wed, 02/15/2012 - 10:32

There is a small café called 3 Squares a few miles from the EatingWell offices that makes what I consider to be the world’s best French toast. It’s nothing fancy—made with challah bread and served with cinnamon whipped cream, sliced berries and bananas. It is the kind of breakfast that I crave, and I have made it my mission to figure out how to make it (and make it healthier) at home. Here are my secrets to perfect, healthier French toast:

4 foods to help you focus better

Submitted by admin on Fri, 02/10/2012 - 11:21

If you think cognitive decline isn’t something that starts to happen until after age 60, think again. A new study from the British Medical Journal showed that cognitive decline—a decrease in memory and reasoning capacity—can start to affect our brains as early as 45! Give yourself a mental boost now with these four foods.

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