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Your Least Favorite Vegetables

by in Uncategorized, January 27, 2012
Brussels sprouts
Are you sure you don't like Brussels sprouts?

We’re teaming up with fellow food bloggers and healthy eating advocates to host a Healthy Every Week Challenge, a month-long initiative to develop healthy eating habits. The plan is to develop a manageable healthy habit each week that will carry through the new year. Join us here and share what you’re eating on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #gethealthy.

In honor of “Eat More Fruits and Vegetables” week of our Healthy Every Week Challenge, we asked our pals on Facebook and Twitter what their least favorite vegetable was. There were a few eggplant-haters, a bunch of votes against turnips and peppers, some who won’t eat broccoli, a whole lot of people against beets and even more who loathe Brussels sprouts.

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Healthy Every Week Challenge: Eat More Whole-Grains Wrap Up

by in Uncategorized, January 19, 2012

popcorn
We’re teaming up with fellow food bloggers and healthy eating advocates to host a Healthy Every Week Challenge, a month-long initiative to develop healthy eating habits. The plan is to develop a manageable healthy habit each week that will carry through the new year. Join us here and share what you’re eating on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #gethealthy.

Quite possibly the best news of the week for the healthy challengers: Corn is a whole-grain. And so popcorn is a whole-grain. Air-popped is best, and of course with minimal butter/oil on it (but sprinkle liberally with cinnamon or spices!), but yes, eat some air-popped popcorn for a snack, and you’ve fulfilled week 2′s challenge of eating your whole grains. But the challenge participants didn’t limit their grain selection to just corn — oatmeal played a big role, as did whole-wheat flours, whole-wheat pasta, brown rice and wheat berries. What was the best grain, or form of whole grains that you ate this week? After the jump, check out a round-up of our challenge participants’ blog posts about whole grain week.

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Healthy Every Week Challenge Weekly Round-Up

by in Uncategorized, January 10, 2012
chocolate brownie oatmeal
The Picky Eater's Chocolate Brownie Oatmeal

We’re teaming up with fellow food bloggers and healthy eating advocates to host a Healthy Every Week Challenge, a month-long initiative to develop healthy eating habits. The plan an is to develop a manageable healthy habit each week that will carry through the new year. Join us here and share what you’re eating on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #gethealthy.

We made it through week 1 of our Healthy Every Week Challenge, with many successes reported by participants. It seems that most of you were able to eat breakfast every day, or at least almost every day. Many reported quick breakfasts like nut butter on whole wheat toast or a container of yogurt and some fruit. Quite a few of you are egg lovers and there are a lot of die-hard smoothie fans out there, too. But overwhelmingly, the challenge breakfast of choice was oatmeal. When we gave away 2 bags of Coach’s Oat’s Oatmeal we learned about so many new ways to eat oatmeal — you like it topped with apples, brown sugar and cinnamon, honey, dried fruit, granola, chia and flax seeds, bananas, berries, pumpkin puree and there was even one report of topping oatmeal with Irish whiskey. To add to the oatmeal love, Kath Freston from KathEats.com shared with us her favorite ways to eat oatmeal (in smoothies, cooked on the stove-top and in pancakes!). The recipe pictured on top got a ton of attention on Twitter, and why wouldn’t it — it’s chocolate brownie oatmeal! Its creator, Anjali, over at The Picky Eater ate it every day during week 1 — a good idea for week 2 as well. The goal for week 2 is to eat more whole grains (you should keep eating breakfast, too!) so keep eating that oatmeal, granola and whole grain toast for breakfast and you’re set.

After the jump, see what our friends and participants were up to during week 1 of the challenge.

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Win Coach’s Oats Oatmeal!

by in Giveaway, January 5, 2012


We’re teaming up with fellow food bloggers and healthy eating advocates to host a Healthy Every Week Challenge, a month-long initiative to develop healthy eating habits. The plan an is to develop a manageable healthy habit each week that will carry through the new year. Join us here and share what you’re eating on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #gethealthy.

Reinvent your breakfast with reinvented oatmeal. When Coach Lynn Rogers wanted a better oatmeal that wasn’t soggy and pasty, he went back to the basics. Starting with whole grain oats — called groats — he and his wife, Bonnie, experimented with toasting, grinding and cooking their own oatmeal. When friends tried Coach’s oatmeal, they didn’t want to go back to regular oatmeal again, and Coach’s Oats was born.

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Best of Healthy Eats: Top Posts of 2011

by in Food News, December 31, 2011

We covered a lot in 2011: the Dukan Diet, homemade salad dressing, the worst exercise habits and the best ways to eat peanut butter. Before we kick off 2012, let’s take a look back at the most popular posts of 2011.

#10. The Top 10 Worst Eating Habits

Too many meals away from home, too much sugar and  believe it or not, not eating enough are some of the top offenders on this list. Which are you guilty of?

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Food Network Kitchens Predicts Angel/Devil Eating in 2012

by in Food News, December 30, 2011

The Food Network Kitchens has come up with its annual list of the top trends that will define 2012 in food. Check out one of the trends here, then visit Food Network’s Dish and Cooking Channel’s Devour for the rest of the list.

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Join Us for a Healthy January Challenge

by in Uncategorized, December 18, 2011

It’s that time of year again: holiday indulgences are upon us, followed by devout January resolutions. But it seems that no matter how many times we promise ourselves you’re going to stick to our resolutions for the whole year, we all seem to settle back into the same routine come February. This year, try something different and make sure you reach your healthy goal in the new year.

Steps to a healthier 2012:

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Everything You Need for a Healthy Halloween

by in Halloween, October 31, 2011
candy Some treats are scarier than others.

We can’t help you fend off goblins, ghosts, witches and werewolves, but we can help you avoid scary stuff like excess sugar, too many processed treats and smile-spoiling candies. Before you hit the streets to trick-or-treat, read up on the sneaky ways you can resist overindulging this year. Plus, some make-at-home sweets that will keep you from raiding the candy aisle, especially once the prices get marked down tomorrow.

Tricks for Enjoying Your Treats

Experts’ Favorite Halloween Treats

Eat This Instead of That, Halloween Edition

Don’t be Tricked into These Treats

Frightening Foods to Avoid

6 Halloween Party Treats

How to Navigate the Candy Aisle

5 Treats That are Scarier Than Zombies

How to Use Up All That Candy

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Sandwich King Jeff Mauro’s Top-5 Healthy Sandwich Toppings

by in Healthy Tips, October 6, 2011
jeff mauro
Sandwich King and newest Food Network Star, Jeff Mauro

Fresh off of our September Brown-Bag Challenge, we’ve still got sandwiches on the brain. Sandwiches are an easy, packable and healthy meal, as long as you don’t add piles of deli meats or loads of mayonnaise. But what can you add to your sliced bread to make a standout sandwich without adding lots of fat and calories?

Winner of this year’s Food Network Star and reigning Sandwich King (and host of the show bearing that same majestic title) was in New York City this weekend for the New York City Wine and Food Festival , so who better to go to for sandwich secrets?

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Win This Book! In the Small Kitchen

by in Uncategorized, September 30, 2011
in a small kitchen
You could win a copy of this cookbook.

Brown Bag ChallengeWe’re teaming up with fellow food bloggers to host a Brown-Bag Challenge, a month-long initiative to eat consciously and save money by packing a lunch each weekday instead of eating out. Join us here and share what you’re eating on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #brownbag.

Our friends and fellow brown-bag lunch champions at Big Girls, Small Kitchen have a new cookbook, In The Small Kitchen: 100 Recipes From Our Year of Cooking in the Real World. The book is, according to Phoebe and Cara at BGSK, “a quirky cross between a food memoir and a beautiful cookbook with delicious recipes and colorful pictures.” Within the book’s 300 pages, the BGSK girls take you on their own journey into independence and learning to cook and entertain in a grown-up, post-college world — all from a small kitchen, and on a modest budget. It’s true that not every recipe fits into our healthy recipe criteria, but here at Healthy Eats we’ve always stressed the importance of cooking from scratch — it’s almost always healthier than eating out, and always healthier than choosing a processed product. So for those just getting started in the kitchen, and those with more experience, this is the perfect book to inspire plenty of homemade dinners, party appetizers, special-occasion desserts and brown-bag lunches for the whole family.

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