'Healthy eating' on Serious Eats

Spice Hunting: How to Keep Those New Years Resolutions with Spices

Every year we get older we're supposed to get wiser, but that doesn't seem to stop us from making the same impossible-to-keep resolutions come New Years. The most common food resolutions—the generic eat better, healthier, or more adventurously—are also the most difficult to keep. This year I'll be using spices to keep on track. Here are some tips that may help out your New Years food resolutions as deliciously as possible. More

Ed Levine's Serious Diet, Week 137: Can Apple Eating Help My Diet?

It's September, which means it's prime apple picking and eating season in most parts of the country, New York included. I love a freshly picked apple bought at my local farmer's market for many reasons. They're crisp and juicy and so flavorful. They're relatively low cal and they are reasonably nutritious. Finally, they fill me up so that I eat fewer seriously delicious, more calorically dangerous things. More

Are Healthy and Delicious Mutually Exclusive?

In a meeting yesterday I was asked if Serious Eats does anything in the healthy eating arena. My knee-jerk reaction to that question is usually "No, we're more into "delicious" than we are into "healthy." The meeting ended and I went to meet a friend at a Times Square tapas bar. My thin friend ordered a Francesinha, a triple decker sandwich with layers of melted cheese, ham, and chorizo, that came with terrific fries. I had a poached chicken and asparagus salad (alas, the chicken was dry) and ended up sharing the fries and even having a bite of that amazing, fat-laden sandwich that my friend called the perfect hangover cure. Then it hit me. In my own meandering way,... More

Eat More Fruit And Vegetables

Steven Reinberg of the Washington Post reports that two new studies in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine say Americans are eating far less fruits and vegetables than they should. According to a John Hopkins study, 62 percent of participants didn't eat any fruit daily. 25 percent didn't eat any vegetables, and "only 11 percent of U.S. adults meet the guidelines for both fruits and vegetables." Perhaps more troubling, a second study from Queens College compared intakes of vegetables, potassium and calcium from 1971 to 1974 and 1999 to 2002, and found that the diets of blacks has not improved compared to those of whites, numbers "not explained by race differentials in income and education." As one of the researchers... More

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