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Lean and Lovin’ it: Delicious pasta swap for homemade Bolognese

Sep 08 2014 | 1:12 pm - Don Mauer has loved pasta since his first serving of mac and cheese. But that love affair has been on hold for a bit since he's been avoiding sugars and refined carbs and ... well ... macaroni’s a refined carb. He recently learned of a...

Lean and lovin’ it: Learning to recognize, curb sugar addiction

Aug 26 2014 | 5:55 am - Eve O. Schaub's ode to sugar sounds dangerously close to an addiction, and perhaps there’s more truth in that than any of us would like. Don Mauer takes a look inside her book and the role of sugar in our diets.

Lean and lovin’ it: Everyone loses (weight, that is!) when fats go back into their diet

Aug 11 2014 | 1:29 pm - Don Mauer hasn't stopped thinking about "The Big Fat Surprise" and the conclusions author Nina Teicholz drew: that low-fat diets triggered Americans’ hefty weight gain over the last 20 years; saturated fat consumption does not cause heart...

Lean and lovin’ it: Fat does not make us fat. Really.

Jul 22 2014 | 2:10 pm - It’s all been a big fat, supersized lie. And what bother’s Don Mauer most is that he helped perpetuate it. New research shows that saturated fats might not be unhealthy and fat does not makes you fat.

Lean and lovin’ it: Swiss chard’s nutrition hard to beat

Jul 07 2014 | 4:53 pm - Swiss chard is one of the 10 best foods we aren’t eating, according to Men's Health magazine. And Don Mauer was in that group until bunches of chard showed up in his CSA box the other week. Turns out few vegetables deliver the carotenoid...

Lean and lovin’ it: CSA puts fresh surprise in every box

Jun 24 2014 | 9:55 am - Don Mauer joined a community supported agriculture service this spring and loves the challenge of using up the close-to-organic fruits and vegetables. See what he does when confronted by a box full of zucchini.

Lean and lovin’ it: Celebrate eggs and the many ways to cook them

Jun 11 2014 | 6:03 am - Don Mauer dives into Michael Ruhlman’s new book “Egg: A Culinary Exploration of the World’s Most Versatile Ingredient.” (Little Brown, 2014) He says it's egg-actly the book you need to learn about cooking eggs. While...

Lean and lovin’ it: Don’s tips for safe, healthful summer grilling

May 29 2014 | 6:19 am - When Don Mauer started cleaning his grill in preparation for regular summer use, he started thinking about the history of backyard grills. Believe it or not, your Chicago area backyard’s the epicenter for the creation of backyard barbecue...

Lean and lovin’ it: Changes coming to FDA nutrition labels

May 13 2014 | 1:21 pm - Don Mauer weighs in on the proposed changes to the FDA nutrition labels. Is adding "added sugars" and vitamin D a good thing?

Lean and lovin’ it: DASH diet trumps other weight-loss plans

Apr 29 2014 | 11:54 am - With shorts and tank top weather right around the corner, Don Mauer reviews a recent article by US News & World Reports that ranked 32 weight loss diets. The DASH diet came out on top and the Mediterranean Diet fared well. Did Atkins or Paleo make...

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