Whole grains are packed with nutrients, including fiber, protein, B vitamins, antioxidants, and trace minerals (iron, zinc, copper, and magnesium). A diet rich in whole grains has been shown to reduce the risk of chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some forms of cancer. Research also suggests that consuming fiber-rich foods might boost weight loss by helping you feel fuller after you eat.
But most of us eat only about half as much fiber as we should. Nutrition guidelines recommend 25 to 38 grams per day; the average American consumes only about 14 grams. It’s not hard to boost your fiber intake.
Where to get the good stuff
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Introducing EatingWell frozen food hacks: start with one of our frozen entrées and add just a little extra something. So easy, so tasty. We’re gonna make you look good.
The easiest Cherry Port Pork sliders you’ll ever make
These delicious little sliders can serve as a main dish (we suggest Muffaletta Olive Salad on the side), or as appetizers to share.
• 1 EatingWell Cherry Port Pork frozen entrée
• 4 multigrain slider buns
• 1 jalapeño pepper (optional)
1. Heat the Cherry Port Pork frozen entrée according to package directions and stir to mix ingredients.
2. While the entrée is cooking, slice the ...
You hear it all the time: eat your greens. Usually this refers to dark leafy greens, but that doesn’t mean all the other green veggies in the garden should be ignored.
While those dark leafies do deserve accolades for helping to lower cholesterol, boost bone health and preserve your vision, don’t miss out on the benefits of good stuff like edamame (which can help maintain proper blood pressure) and zucchini (which helps keep your immune system healthy).
Most people don’t eat enough veggies in a day, so we load each and every one of our EatingWell frozen entrées with at least one full cup of them. Whether you prefer familiar flavors or adventurous cuisine, we’re making this easy for you! Here’s what you’...
You may be seeing words like “kimchi” and “bibimbap” pop up more frequently in Facebook videos, magazines, recipe websites, or restaurant menus. Korean cuisine is definitely having a moment in mainstream America, and we think it’s here to stay.
Like BBQ? Try bulgogi! Kimchi is heaven for veggie-lovers. And bibimbap is a tasty mixed rice bowl with colorful vegetables, often topped with thinly sliced meat or egg. Japchae, gimbap… so much to explore!
If you’re nervous to try new foods, our EatingWell Korean Inspired Beef frozen entrée is a great starting point. Fire-grilled beef is combined with brown rice, carrots, spinach, red bell peppers and crimini mushrooms in a savory sesame garlic sauce. Happy customer Lashona said this is “hands down the best frozen lunch” she’...
You probably know that protein fills you up and keeps you satisfied longer. But beyond staving off hunger pangs, why is protein important?
What is protein & why do you need it?
Protein—which is composed of amino acids—plays a major role in your body. It’s a powerful nutrient that gives you energy and helps build, maintain and repair body tissues. The body does not store amino acids like it does carbohydrates and fats, so it needs a daily supply. The protein in the foods you eat is digested into amino acids that can be used to replace the proteins in your body.
How much do you need?
Current guidelines from ...
The only tool you need to start eating healthier today is already in your kitchen. It’s your freezer! Often ignored and mistreated, the freezer is a box packed full of opportunity (and probably a bunch of stuff you forgot about). To help you get started here are a few simple tips.
Stock up on ingredients to make quick meals
Save time during meal prep by stocking up on frozen ingredients. With a little bit of planning, your freezer can become a versatile extension of your pantry, filled with items perfect for last-minute meal inspiration. Here are some of the freezer must-haves we love:
Vegetables: Stock up on frozen vegetables, like peas, spinach and corn. You’ll ...