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We love veggies and we want you to love them too! Get tasty tips for eating more veg from the food & nutrition experts at EatingWell.

 

 

How to Cook Butternut Squash

It's just a fact: Dinner's better with butternut.

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How to Cook Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is perhaps the most versatile winter squash. It's sweet and light when cooked, but also substantial enough to stand up to both long cook times and quick sautés. Though available all year, winter squash is best enjoyed during harvest season—late summer through early winter. It's also a super-nutritious food. Like other varieties of winter squash, butternut squash is packed with antioxidants and fiber. This is your one-stop guide for how to shop for and store butternut squash, delicious ways to cook it, and why it's so good for you.

Move Over, Pumpkin: These Spooky Fruit and Vegetable Jack-O'-Lanterns Are Winning Halloween This Year

Halloween is a time for crazy costumes, trick-or-treating, pumpkin-flavored everything and, of course, jack-o'-lanterns! This year, take your traditional pumpkin carving up a notch with these four fruit and vegetable jack-o'-lanterns. Use our free printable stencils to create your next holiday-party centerpiece.

Related: Amazing Halloween Treats without the Sugar Hangover

What Does a Day of Fruits and Vegetables Look Like?

We all know we should be eating more fruits and veggies—but many of us fall short on the daily recommended amount. For most adults that's 2 cups of fruit and 2.5 to 3 cups of vegetables (it's recommended that men get a little more veg). Only 14 percent of adults are getting the recommended amount of vegetables and only 18 percent get enough fruit. That's really low, especially when you think about how good they are for you. Produce is loaded with fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

5 Solutions to Eating More Vegetables As You Age

Getting in your 2 1/2 to 3 cup servings of vegetables a day is sometimes easier said than done, but there are plenty of health reasons to try, including reducing your risk for a number of chronic diseases, like high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity and cancer. Here are five common challenges when it comes to eating more fruits and veggies—and their solutions. Whether you're a caregiver for an older loved one or simply looking to eat smarter yourself, these tips can help.

How to Pickle Anything (No Canning Necessary)

Submitted by admin on Mon, 08/07/2017 - 12:16

There are certain things I will never understand in this world: the rules of cricket, how fish reproduce, quantum harmonic oscillation…and people who don’t like pickles. That last one is probably the hardest for me to grasp, however.

Because: come on, pickles taste amazing! Snap into a perfectly crisp gherkin that’s sopped up plenty of gleeky vinegar, fresh herbs and just a hint of salt and tell me you’re not in briny heaven. Sneak a dill spear into your next burger and tell me it’s not tangily enhanced.

Got Extra Veggies? Turn Them Into Pureed Soup with This Simple Formula

Submitted by admin on Thu, 07/27/2017 - 11:21

I’m head over heels in love with soup. Once the weather turns cooler, I make a batch of soup (or more!) each week, trying new recipes as well as improving upon tried-and-true favorites. I love the whole process of creating a pot of soup—from chopping to the final stir—and the simplicity of serving it. Just add a hunk of warm bread and dinner is served.

Related: Healthy Homemade Bread Recipes to Serve with Your Soup

Here are three more reasons I love soup:

6 Great Ideas for Eating More Vegetables & Fruit at Lunch

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When it comes to eating more produce, lunch is the perfect time to squeeze in those fruit and veggie servings. Watch these helpful how-to videos to get some great ideas for packing healthy lunches for work and school. Plus, see what your kids really think about what's in their lunch.

Why You Should Eat the Rainbow When It Comes to Fruits and Vegetables

Submitted by admin on Tue, 07/25/2017 - 13:44
How to Eat Well by Color

Find out the health benefits of including colorful fruits and vegetables in your diet.

In the last couple of decades, scientists have discovered more reasons (beyond vitamins and fiber) to pack your diet with fruits and vegetables: phytochemicals. All plants contain these compounds, which protect them from a variety of dangers—from harmful UV rays to predatory pests.