5 of the healthiest winter foods

Submitted by admin on Fri, 12/16/2011 - 10:23

Embracing the flavors and produce of each season is not only more delicious (out-of-season fruits and vegetables tend to be mealy shadows of their in-season selves), it also helps me to get a more varied diet throughout the year. Although there are fewer foods that are in-season in winter than summer, there are some surprising health superstars. Here are 5 of the healthiest winter foods you should be eating.
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3 holiday foods that actually help you lose weight

Submitted by admin on Thu, 12/15/2011 - 10:42

It’s the holidays and you’re supposed to be enjoying yourself! Problem is, you’re reading all these blogs about how fattening eggnog is, so you’ll have to borrow Santa’s pants after the string of holiday soirees you’ve got lined up.

Which Is Healthier: Hot Chocolate or Eggnog?

Today, I’d like to bring you a little good cheer, to tell you about three holiday foods that might actually help you lose weight. Cue: Little Drummer Boy… Drumroll, please.

4 holiday (eating) habits to break right now

Submitted by admin on Thu, 12/08/2011 - 11:26

The holiday season is nutty, and when you’re running around in 20 different directions and your brain has gone fa-la-la chances are, you’re not thinking quite so much about what, and how much, you’re eating. (Discover how to indulge without the bulge during the holidays!) So let me help you out: here are 4 things that might be sabotaging your diet—and mine—this holiday season, plus easy fix-it solutions.

Which is healthier: hot chocolate or eggnog?

Submitted by admin on Mon, 12/05/2011 - 11:38

The past few weeks have seen the return of two seasonal drinks—hot chocolate and eggnog. Both taste sinfully delicious, but one of them trumps the other in terms of healthfulness.

Although I like both, I’m partial to hot chocolate. Its silky richness hits the spot on cold winter days. But as a registered dietitian and associate nutrition editor of EatingWell Magazine, I had to find out if I was making the healthiest choice.
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8 of the world’s healthiest spices & herbs you should be eating

Submitted by admin on Wed, 11/23/2011 - 09:37

As a registered dietitian and associate nutrition editor at EatingWell Magazine, I know that herbs and spices do more than simply add flavor to food. They let you cut down on some less-healthy ingredients, such as salt, added sugars and saturated fat, and some have inherent health benefits, many of which Joyce Hendley reported on for EatingWell Magazine.

How to make perfect gravy

Submitted by admin on Tue, 11/22/2011 - 14:10

For the past couple of years, we’ve grilled our turkey outside on our charcoal grill. I love the subtle smokiness of the meat and I love the way it frees up space in the oven. But there is one downfall. The gravy suffers. Why? The secret to the perfect gravy (flavor-wise) is those delicious brown caramelized bits you get at the bottom of the roasting pan. And you can really only achieve those if you roast your bird in the oven.

Dark meat vs. white meat: which turkey is healthier?

Submitted by admin on Fri, 11/18/2011 - 10:49

Turkey Day is around the corner and many of us are gearing up for a big Thanksgiving feast. As a registered dietitian and associate nutrition editor of EatingWell Magazine, I’m often asked about the healthiest and worst holiday foods. (Green Bean Casserole or Sweet Potato Casserole? Gravy or Cranberry Sauce? Find out the Best & Worst Thanksgiving Foods.)