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Team EDF Gets Healthy: Our Surprising Tips for Lightening Up When We Bite Off More Than We Should Chew

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Here's some unsurprising news: at EDF we eat a lot. It's a both a job perk and an occupational hazard -- and we couldn't be any happier to be on the receiving end of every incredible bite.

At least, that's how we feel until we're just plain stuffed. But by now, we've all developed a few tricks to keep our waistlines (and our sanity) in check. Here's our crew gets back on track.


"As often as possible, I start my day off on a healthy note and make a simple green juice. Right now, I'm all about mixing kale, celery, ginger, apple, lemon, and mint!"  - Jessie Damuck, Culinary Producer


Small portions + A Healthier Pesto = Recipe for a Perfect Pasta Sauce

"I have a crush on carbs (Ed. Note: Um, we all do). But rather than give up the foods I love, I try to keep my portions in check." - Samantha SeneviratneSenior Associate Food Editor

Though it's a grain, quinoa comes from the same family as leafy green vegetables. This side is a dish of health perfection.

"I eat meatless once a week and always aim to get more veg in my diet." - James Dunlinson, Creative Director

Healthy eating is all about crunch. This Carrot Slaw is wonderfully snappy.

"For a long and painful year of college, I was vegan. Occasionally, I'll revert back to those tendencies and cut out meat and dairy for a week (which immediately makes me feel much healthier)." -Mallory Stuchin, Senior Digital Editor

To make this treat even healthier, ditch the sugar and enjoy the fruits on their own. Nature's candy, right?

"My desk is directly across from the food giveaway table -- a blessing and a curse! To combat mindless snacking, I let myself eat any fruit or vegetable when I have phantom hunger pangs." -Frieda Hirsch, Test Kitchen Intern


Nibble with restraint.


"I don't eat anything and when I feel like I'm about to faint I eat a cube of cheese." - Our fearless leader and Editor in Chief, Sarah Carey 


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