EatingWell July/August 2019

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.

United States
Meredith Operations Corporation
10 Issues

in this issue

3 min
editor’s letter

Grab Your Reusable Shopping Bags! One of the things that’s so great about our food editor, Jim Romanoff, is that he tells me all the time how much he loves his job. But his real passion is shopping for food—a day at the Jean-Talon food hall in Montreal, a stop at the Indian grocery in his neighborhood, a scouting trip through the Publix when he visits his parents in Florida. His hands-down fave is a Saturday outing to the farmers’ market here in Burlington, Vermont. So when it came time to edit our 27 tips on how to crush the farmers’ market like a pro (starting on page 96), Jim and I had some of the more lively (read: too loud for the office) discussions we’ve had in a while. See, part…

1 min
divine from the vine

Ah, tomato season—that special time of year when a rainbow of varieties arrive, tasting like nothing short of sunshine. In addition to their juicy deliciousness, tomatoes contain an antioxidant called lycopene (found most abundantly in the red-hued beauties) that has been shown to guard against certain cancers, like stomach and prostate cancer. And a Harvard review of clinical studies found that eating the fruit, and products made from it—well hello, marinara sauce!—reduces cardiovascular disease risk. The antioxidant also helps protect skin from sun exposure, especially when paired with its natural partner: olive oil. Women who consumed 16 mg of lycopene daily (equivalent to noshing one medium tomato) along with the good-for-you fat had significantly fewer signs of UV damage after 12 weeks, according to a study published in the British…

2 min
what’s trending

1 Fourth of July We’ve got everything red-white-and-blue for your festive crew. Find sides, mains and desserts like Flag Cake, Mixed Berry Hand Pies and Mini Angel Food Strawberry Shortcakes (right). 2 Protein-Powered Dinners Try our most popular protein-packed meals. How does Vegan Meatballs, Bruschetta Chicken Pasta or Grilled Lemon-Pepper Salmon in Foil sound? 3 Pickle It Throw a preserving party to make fun recipes like Bloody Mary Garnishes by the Jar, Quick Pickled Beets and Olive-Cured Okra Pickles. MEET THE GOOD-LIFE GURUS These social media influencers are inspiring us to make this summer our healthiest yet! @fitmencook In 2009, Kevin Curry embarked on a weight-loss journey, changing his eating habits and also adding exercise. By 2012, he reached his goals and started a blog, “FitMenCook,” to share pre- and post-workout snacks and meals like Tex-Mex…

2 min

Food for the Intellect I just wanted to express gratitude to you and your staff for such a great issue [March 2019]! I especially loved the dimension and depth you added with Barry Estabrook’s article [“From the Fields to Your Table”]. Articles like these are food for the intellect and heart, for sure. I hope that more of us care about our brothers and sisters in the fields and farms. They are seldom in a position to speak up for their own well-being, and so the more we can advocate, the better their lives will be. Hopefully issues like the March one will help more and more of us see the light. Thank you for adding awareness, compassion and humanity to the world! More, please! —Char Schmoker, Longmont, CO #EatingWellEats My husband and I…

2 min
pop of color

Charred Eggplant & Tomatoes With Polenta ACTIVE: 45 min TOTAL: 45 min The sweet flavor and plump flesh of ripe tomatoes are a natural fit with the silky texture that eggplant gets from grilling. You can get the same effect by broiling for about 4 minutes per side. (Photo: page 13.) 4 cups water1 cup cornmeal1 tablespoon butter½ teaspoon salt, divided1 pound plum tomatoes, chopped4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano1 clove garlic, grated½ teaspoon ground pepper¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper1½ pounds eggplant, cut into ½-inch-thick slices½ cup chopped fresh basil¼ cup shaved ricotta salata or crumbled feta cheese 1. Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Slowly whisk in cornmeal and reduce heat to maintain a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened and the cornmeal…

8 min
weeknight mains

Kimchi Pork Burgers ACTIVE: 40 min TOTAL: 40 min TO MAKE AHEAD: Prepare patties (Step 2) and refrigerate for up to 8 hours. This amped-up burger swaps out beef for ground pork: it gives you similar nutrition (protein, iron, zinc) but has a milder flavor to allow this recipe’s bold Asian flavors to sing. 1 pound ground pork1 cup sliced scallions, divided, plus 8 whole scallions, trimmed¾ cup chopped kimchi (see Tip), divided1 teaspoon fish sauce¼ teaspoon ground pepper4 leaves napa cabbage1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil⅓ cup low-fat mayonnaise1 teaspoon honey1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce1 teaspoon rice vinegar4 whole-wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted, if desired 1. Preheat grill to high. 2. Mix pork, ½ cup sliced scallions, ½ cup kimchi, fish sauce and pepper in a large bowl. Form into 4 patties, each about…