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Jul 4, 2008 08:33 PM

"Clean Eating" magazine

I just picked up my first copy of it and was excited by what appeared to be a magazine devoted to healthy but delicious food.

However, "Clean Eating" left me cold. After reading the whole thing I feel like it mentions brand names a bit too much and is written around product placements.
Since this is the first issue I've read I was wondering what others thought.

Also, what magazines/publications do you tend to read for good recipes that are more on the healthy side?
Not the ones that constantly call for fat-free cheeses and artificial sugar substitutes....rather, using seasonal ingredients and various staples (i.e. not just wheat pasta but other grains). While I like reading Cook's Illustrated and Saveur I feel that their recipes are not necessarily ones I'd make on a regular basis due to dietary restrictions (namely needing to limit refined grains, sugar and dairy).

There was a magazine a few years back that was very interesting (may have been vegetarian oriented, I am not sure) but have not seen it in a while so assume it is no longer in print. Sorry I can't remember its name!

Your thoughts?

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  1. Most of the dishes I have made from "Cooking Light" have been pretty tasty!

    1. The freebie magazine you get at Whole Foods has interesting recipes, and almost always at least one vegan and/or gluten free recipe.

      Have you looked at Vegetarian Times?

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      1. re: coney with everything

        coney, if you are referring to the Edible publications free at WF, I completely agree. I also enjoy Eating Well magazine enough to keep a subscrip. going. But the WWW is filled with outstanding healthy recipes, demonstrated and beautifully photographed, to keep me away from the magazine racks.

        1. re: HillJ

          I agree. It is hard to get excited about paying $$$ when you can get an nearly infinite supply of recipes for free on the web.

          1. re: jlawrence01

            jl, especially when most if not all food mags have well maintained viral versions of their own publications running monthly with recipes to print free of charge.

            and, another big nod to all the bloggers testing & reviewing magazine recipes for all of us to enjoy, print & try.

          2. re: HillJ

            Thanks, I will look for "Edible". And yes, I have looked at Vegetarian Times over the years...not recently though so I will take another look.

            I agree about the WWW. But sometimes it's nice to have the big pictures in print :-), especially since I don't have a printer at the moment. How different cooking is now with the WWW though..I am cooking a turkey breast, which I rarely do, and was able to look up cooking temp times on the web in seconds rather than thumb through a bunch of cookbooks searching for the info.

            1. re: poptart

              poptart, I don't always have a desire/need to print out recipes but I will do a "cut & paste" into a open doc. and save the recipe for another time. Then I open that doc from my laptop in the kitchen to read/view like a cookbook....kinda handy without wasting paper or ink.

        2. My thoughts are the same as yours. I was expecting something devoted to eating actual food, not food products.

          1. Eating Well is pretty good. Cooking Light is a little too obsessed with the Cool Whip, if you ask me.