All Posts By Sally Wadyka

How Your Co-Workers (and Everyone Else) Influence Your Weight

by , July 17th, 2014

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Research in recent years has made it clear that losing weight and getting healthy isn’t something that happens in a vacuum. One study that garnered numerous headlines several years back found that a person’s chance of becoming obese incr...

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The Beauty of Smoothie Bowls (Yes, They’re Smoothies—in Bowls)

by , June 23rd, 2014

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It’s the new smoothie dilemma: Straw or spoon? Just when you thought the world of liquid meals was complete, along comes something new. The latest trend in purified food: Smoothie bowls. That’s right, these are smoothies, but you eat th...

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Is Soylent the Future of Food?

by , June 16th, 2014

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Technically, Soylent isn’t really a food at all. It’s a drink mix designed to replace actual food in order to make your diet easier, cheaper and more convenient. Soylent was created by a 25-year-old software engineer named Rob Rhinehart,...

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Beyond Chicken Nuggets: When Kids Eat Out, Can They Eat Well?

by , June 11th, 2014

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With their steady rotation of grilled cheese and butter-topped noodles, the “kid-friendly” section of restaurant menus has always been unimaginative. But these days it’s hard not to notice that the offerings are also fairly unhealt...

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The Antioxidant Avenger Smoothie from “Blender Girl” Tess Masters

by , June 9th, 2014

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Tess Masters is the first to admit she’s not a trained chef, but she has been experimenting with food for as long as she can remember. As a smoothie-obsessed teen, she started exploring the various virtues of the blender as a food prep tool, a...

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Orange Is the New Orange. Nutritionally, That Is.

by , June 5th, 2014

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With the new season of the prison drama Orange Is the New Black set to debut this week, it seems like a good time to celebrate all things orange. But that’s not necessarily a nod to neon-orange processed food — like crunchy cheese curls ...

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Farewell, My Sweets: The Sugar Shunning Trend

by , May 31st, 2014

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If fat was the star dietary villain for the past few decades, sugar is quickly stepping up to take its place. The sweet stuff figures prominently in the recent documentary Fed Up. There are websites, such as I Quit Sugar, devoted to eliminating su...

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For the Love of Vegetables: Recipes That Celebrate Produce, Year-Round

by , May 19th, 2014

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The journey of Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge from New York City executives to country farmers has been well-chronicled — on the reality TV show The Fabulous Beekman Boys and in their best-selling cookbook The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookb...

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The Healthy Eats Q & A: Masaharu Morimoto

by , April 28th, 2014

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Japanese-born Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto planned on becoming a baseball player. But luckily — at least  for the food world — a shoulder injury sidelined those plans and he switched careers. Today, he oversees a family of restaurants ar...

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Bringing Back the Family Dinner, One Tasty Cauliflower Recipe at a Time

by , April 21st, 2014

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A longtime filmmaker and environmental activist (she produced the Academy Award–winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth), Laurie David is now on a crusade to change the way America eats. A lofty goal, for sure, but after revamping the way her ow...

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