EatingWell October 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.

United States
Meredith Operations Corporation
10 Issues

in this issue

4 min
meanwhile, 168 issues later…

As the managing editor, I’m usually behind the scenes, moving the pieces around and minding the commas. But since I’m the only original EatingWell staffer who’s still working here, Jessie Price, the usual author of this page, offered me the chance to say a few words about the last 30 years. I’ll save most of them for my retirement-party speech (no time soon, I hope), but here are some things I remember. Thirty years ago, as we were getting ready to launch the charter issue of Eating Well, I was very busy—having twins. My daughters turned 30 this May and I’m still very busy helping to produce the next issue of EatingWell (we lost the space between the words along the way). The magazine you’re reading right now is number 168…

2 min
what’s trending on

1 The Best Slow-Cooker Soups Try our always-popular Slow-Cooker Mushroom Soup with Sherry (shown) or Slow-Cooker White Bean, Spinach & Sausage Stew, to name a few. 2 11 Ways to Roast Pumpkin Seeds Learn how to prepare sweet and savory versions of this seasonal treat. We recommend: Pumpkin Seeds with Everything Bagel Seasoning. 3 Whole Food Challenge Join our 30-day plan to eat more fruits and veggies and fewer processed foods—and get a month of healthy dinner recipes. Q WE ASKED YOU: What’s your favorite EatingWell recipe of all time? Hard to pick one. But, the Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Pesto & Shrimp is one of my most frequently made. Always gets rave reviews. —Donna Hollis Multi-Bean Chili.I make it year-round—even won a chili cook-off contest with it. —Julie Padela Your very first published…

1 min
brewing immunity

Teas have been used in Eastern cultures for medicinal purposes for centuries. And a growing body of research suggests that regular tea consumption may indeed offer a range of health benefits, including fending off colds and flu. Teas made from the Camellia sinensis plant (such as black, green and oolong) are rich in polyphenolic compounds that reduce oxidative stress and inflammation in the body and help regulate the immune system. A study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that tea—specifically green tea—could play a role in preventing cold and flu infections and shorten their duration among those who do get symptoms. Combine tea with other plants that have shown promise for immunity—such as elderberries, hibiscus and rose hips, which are all high in polyphenolic compounds…

3 min
table talk with ayesha curry

For a recipe from Curry’s new book, click here. Finish this sentence: To me, cooking is…My love language. What’s a kitchen tool or gadget that you can’t live without? It would probably be my Dutch oven. It’s the perfect vessel to build flavor and cook things low and slow. If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be? Queen Elizabeth. I have a weird obsession with the Royal Family, so that would be a real bucket-list experience. What inspired you to start the Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation and how has the pandemic impacted the need for healthy food? For the past 10 years, Stephen and I have been lucky to call the San Francisco Bay Area and the city of Oakland our home. Our adopted hometown is a diverse city with a…

2 min
this is your brain on plants

Nearly half of Americans 50 to 64 say they fear developing dementia, and more than a third confess taking unproven remedies—such as ginkgo biloba and vitamin E—in hopes of staving it off, according to a recent survey. While there are no current medical treatments to prevent or delay the disease, one-third of Alzheimer’s cases worldwide are attributed to modifiable risk factors like blood pressure, physical activity and diet. And recently, research has shed new light on the eating habits that could help keep you sharp. THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET A recent analysis led by scientists from the National Institutes of Health looked at data from nearly 8,000 older adults over 10 years and found that those who most closely followed a Mediterranean-style diet—which emphasizes vegetables and fruits, whole grains, nuts, legumes, fish and…

2 min
scale up the color

Click here to shop this kitchen. When Atlanta-based interior designer Gina Sims learned that the owner of the kitchen shown above loved green—in particular, the varied shades of succulent plants—she went to work incorporating different tones of the hue into her renovation. Whether you want to go all in or just add a few little pops here and there, Sims has five ideas for adding color to your kitchen. 1 Install a Bright Backsplash It’s the showstopper in this kitchen (and both the homeowner’s and Sims’ favorite design element). “White subway tile is fine, but a colorful backsplash makes a big impact and is a great way to bring personality to a space,” Sims says. “There are so many different shapes of tile, and you can play with patterns, or opt for…