Host an EatingWell Oscar Party

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EatingWell’s Oscar-Ready Party Menu for 2015

My family hosts an Oscar party every year and each time we try to outdo ourselves when it comes to the party food and menu. It’s a fun challenge to pair dish ideas with nominees, giving our inner punners free rein. (In past years, for instance, we’ve had Lord of the Onion Rings and Dallas Buyers Club Sandwiches.)

Here’s the food we’ll be serving on Oscar night (Sunday, Feb. 22) in honor of this year’s eight Best Picture contenders.

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Will a Gluten-Free Diet Help You Lose Weight?

Will a Gluten-Free Diet Help You Lose Weight? Blog Post

A common reason people avoid gluten is to lose weight—an approach about 13 million people have taken, far overshadowing gluten avoidance for health issues.

To remove gluten from your diet, you have to stop eating wheat and foods that contain it, such as bread, pasta, cereal and crackers, which are all relatively rich in calories.

If you replace them with foods like fruit, vegetables and lean meats, you may naturally eat fewer calories and lose weight.

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Should I be worried about arsenic in rice?

Should I be worried about arsenic in rice?  Blog Post

The concern started in 2012 when Consumer Reports published its first report on arsenic in rice. Since then, it’s been making us think twice about too much risotto and sushi rolls.

Arsenic is a natural element in water and soil. (It also comes from environmental contaminants.) And while many foods we eat contain some arsenic (from apple juice and beer to chicken), the concentration of arsenic tends to be higher in rice because rice absorbs it more readily than other plants do.

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How to Buy the Healthiest Granola

How to Buy the Healthiest Granola Blog Post

Granola’s health halo can be well deserved; after all, it’s made with whole oats, nuts and dried fruit and most brands have 3 grams of fiber per ¼-cup serving. But they can be high in sugar and calories. Here’s how to pick the healthiest and tastiest.

Sugar Smarts: Almost all granolas have some sugar—it’s one reason they’re so yummy. Look for one with no more than 6 grams per ¼ cup. And skip chocolate granolas, which tend to be as sweet as dessert.

Don’t Miss: DIY Homemade Granola Ideas

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