EatingWell July/August 2020

What's for dinner? Is it healthy? Is it easy? If you ask these questions, Eating Well is for you. The magazine "Where Good Taste Meets Good Health," Eating Well delivers the information and inspiration you need to make healthy eating a way of life with great, easy recipes (most take 45 minutes or less), the latest nutrition science, gorgeous photos and crisp, evocative prose.

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in this issue

3 min
heroes at work

Each year we solicit input from readers like you, as well as from experts around the country, and then select the top change-makers who are working to improve food in America. This issue marks our 4th annual list of American Food Heroes. We look for people who are asking the big questions and shaking things up. When this happens in behemoth companies where you’d least expect it, even better, because that means BIG impact, like cutting 265 billion milligrams of sodium from the American diet. In some cases, the heroes may be starting small, but their ideas have so much potential—from incentivizing farmers to reduce carbon in the atmosphere to finding an alternative to single-use packaging—that we can’t ignore them. Each time we select and report on these winners, I…

2 min
what’s trending on

1. Grow Microgreens The first shoots of salad greens, such as arugula, microgreens are more nutrient-dense than their adult versions. Learn how to sprout your own and use them in recipes, like this Big Beautiful Summer Salad (left). 2. 7 Snacking Habits to Stop Neglecting carbs? Drinking fruit juice? These are two of the eating patterns we say: squelch. Find out the rest at: 3. 30-Day Back to Healthy Challenge We could all use a reset sometimes. Get simple, healthy recipes along with exercise and self-care tips at WE ASKED YOU: What’s Your Favorite Thing to Make With Zucchini? My parents grow them the size of baseball bats … so I grill those with lemon, olive oil, salt & pepper. —happyhealthyandwiser Chocolate zucchini cake. —everyday toddleractivities Sauté till jammy, serve over pasta with lemon, pepper flakes and…

3 min
yes, that’s a chicken. and a cocktail.

FRESH IDEAS FOR EVERY DAY On any given night, you’ll find Kate E. Richards sitting with her husband, Jonathon, in their lush Southern California backyard, drinks in hand, watching a lively gaggle of chickens clucking, bobbing and wandering gawkily around their dedicated chicken garden, clearly sensing that it’s 5 o’clock somewhere. “Watching chickens is endlessly fascinating,” says Richards. “It’s a great way to finish a long day and it always feels a little festive.” Richards has played a pivotal role in the garden-to-glass cocktail trend, turning her favorite backyard activities (chickens+gardening+drinks) into an award-winning blog, an Instagram account with more than 60,000 followers and a book: Drinking with Chickens: Free-Range Cocktails for the Happiest Hour. She makes her beautifully composed drinks with ingredients from her “kind of wild and unkempt” vegetable and…

2 min
power couples

Obsessed with cycling? Adore weight-training? Congratulations on finding a workout you love. But if your routine is one-note, you’re likely missing out on a whole symphony of benefits that other types of exercise offer. It can even be harmful. “Doing the same thing all the time can be hard on your body,” says Chris Gagliardi, an American Council on Exercise-certified health coach and personal trainer. Mixing it up with a different workout a few days a week creates a well-rounded program that works all your muscles, addresses imbalances and helps prevent injury. Here, three exercise pairings that go particularly well together. Cycling ↔ Yoga Yoga works wonders for flexibility and strength, but it may not get your heart pumping hard enough, says Gagliardi. So pair your practice with pedaling, which will boost…

3 min
the joy of cooking with kids

It’s important to know where your food comes from. Sustainably sourced? Seasonal? Sure, but it’s about so much more than that! Several years ago on summer vacation, my then-7-year-old watched in horror—her face a perfect replica of The Scream—as I dropped several dozen crabs into a giant pot of boiling water. MONSTER! How could I? We’d caught those crabs ourselves in the ocean! She’d spent the afternoon watching them skitter around in her sand buckets! She’d named some of them! Oh, Mr. Pinchy! No amount of drawn butter can bring back that innocence. You can’t believe everything you see on social media. Instagram is a magical fairyland of fondant, candy waterfall cakes and time-lapse videos that will convince your kid that something gasp-worthy can be baked and decorated by a 12-year-old…

2 min
hot stuff

Flip-flops. G&Ts. Floating in the backyard pool. This is why we call them the carefree days of summer—and we need them now more than ever. But steamy, sunshine-y weather does have its challenges, at least in the beauty department. You’re sweaty, burn-prone and who even knows what is going on with your hair. We think it looks fine, by the way—but we’ve got you. This collection of products will keep you cool, collected and, yes, carefree. Winky Lux Matcha Blotting Sheets These green-tea-enriched shine busters can hang out in your purse or beach bag, waiting to come to the rescue. Just dab onto skin to ditch excess oil. We also like that they have just two, natural ingredients. ($8, Sun Bum Scalp & Hair Mist Protect your scalp from getting singed with this…