Healthier Clam Chowder + 4 More Chowders

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
Healthier Clam Chowder + 4 More Chowders Blog Post

I have a thing for chowder.

I am lucky that my mother-in-law lives year-round on Cape Cod: we visit there several times a year and I get to eat some of the best clam chowder—or as we say in some parts of New England, clam chowdah. (She’s in Massachusetts, after all.) In Maine, where I lived until recently, I consumed gallons of chowder in varying forms—clam chowder, corn chowder, seafood chowder, the list goes on.

Your 1-Day Plan to Get Back on Track

Thursday, January 30th, 2014
Your 1-Day Plan to Get Back on Track Blog Post

There are times, like after a food-filled vacation or a big holiday, when I feel like my typically healthy diet needs a bit of a refresh. Instead of skipping meals, feeling guilty or drastically cutting calories—habits that can be detrimental to your health—try making some small changes to each meal to get back on track without a diet overhaul. Here’s a daily plan with tricks for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks that will save some calories and help you get right back on track.

See: Is doing a cleanse a good idea?

Staff Favorite Recipes from the September/October issue of EatingWell Magazine

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
Staff Favorite Recipes from the September/October issue of EatingWell Magazine Blog Post

When I sent an office email to gather staff picks from the September/October issue of EatingWell, I was hoping at least two or three of my busy colleagues would take a minute to write back. But it turned out the issue was so enthusiastically received that I have 9 favorite recipes to share with you.

Shop Smart: What is in a healthy peanut butter?

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013
Shop Smart: What is in a healthy peanut butter?  Blog Post

Find out how to pick a healthy peanut butter and why to be leary of "natural" peanut butter labels.


More than just a sandwich spread, peanut butter deserves a spot on your menu! Its healthy fats, fiber and protein may help you stave off afternoon hunger pangs, says a new study. But not all peanut butter is created equal. Here are our tips for finding the best peanut butter on the shelf.

30-minute chicken Caesar salad wrap on the grill

Monday, April 29th, 2013
30-minute chicken Caesar salad wrap on the grill Blog Post

Does it ever occur to you to make Caesar salad at home? I never think of it until I’m at a restaurant and it suddenly looks like the best thing on the menu—especially with some grilled chicken on top (even if I have to pay extra for that).

With this recipe dreamed up by the EatingWell Test Kitchen, it’s not just the chicken that’s grilled—the romaine lettuce is too! (Another thing I’d never think of.) That lightly charred lettuce adds more delicious smokiness to the Caesar salad filling for this easy meal rolled up in a warmed spinach wrap.