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Saturday, February 11, 2012
Best food magazines for Healthy Foodies
There are lots of food reads on the newsstand, but if you want to narrow it down to just a couple of really good ones, here are my picks. The first two are for cooks -- for anyone who wants to enjoy delicious food at home while sticking to an overall goal of staying fit and healthy. They not only contain great recipes but they also have informative articles about the relationship between food and health.
The third one on my list is just a wonderful read every month and is one of my favorite things that comes in the mail. Unlike the first two, it has a welcome focus on wine, and on top of that includes fascinating pieces on travel, from a foodie perspective.
1. Eating Well takes very little advertising, is beautifully designed and produced, and strikes a pleasing balance in its approach to food by leaning heavily towards health-oriented recipes without going overboard toward asceticism. The articles about food trends, including an encouraging emphasis on sustainability and environmental responsibility, makes this magazine a standout.
2. Clean Eating is a relaitvely new discovery for me, but it's become a solid favorite after just a few issues as a subscriber. This one is less available on newsstands, at least around where I live, so you almost have to subscribe to keep up with it. The health orientation is a little more strict than with either of the two others, and many of the articles focus on coping with diet-influencing health conditions such as diabetes or gluten intolerance. Worth a look!
3. Food & Wine is my absolute favorite among the mainstream food mags. Although many of the recipes are too rich for my kitchen, it's possible to make lighter versions with a few substitutions here and there. I've gotten a lot of great ideas from this magazine. And I really love the wine articles and travel pieces, some of which I rip out and save for our own roamings.
Here's a way to find good places to eat when you're traveling. It's (appropriately) called Find Eat Drink, a website and an iPhone app. (I have a Droid but also an iPad, and hope it will work on the pad) Click on photo for link.
At the University of Cincinnati, I teach writing, reporting and research methods to journalism students as well as a course in mass communication.
I also write a "Healthy Foodie" column, with co-author Mary Ann Barnes, M.D., for the magazine Whole Living Journal, which is distributed in the Cincinnati metro area.
I'm a freelance food and travel writer, a dedicated exercise fanatic (have been since my 20s) and an avid gardener, reader, cook and moviegoer. I'm live in Cincinnati with my husband, George, and recently lost my sweet mother, who died peacefully at 91.