All Posts By Michelle Buffardi

7 Reasons You Shouldn’t Ignore Canned Tuna

by in Recipes, February 8th, 2015

Tuna CasseroleThose cans of tuna on the grocery store shelves — the ones that cost about $2 each? Don’t ignore them. You might want to because you don’t feel like another boring tuna salad sandwich, but don’t do it. Don’t ignore the cans. Think of them as inexpensive tins of protein, meal starters you can turn into dozens of inventive meals, shelf-stable little wonders you can stock up on and use later.

Here’s why you should fill your cart with canned tuna. OK, maybe not fill it, but stock up when it’s on sale and make tuna a permanent line item on your grocery list.

Because You Miss Mom’s Tuna Casserole (above)
Mom made it because it was inexpensive, easy and comforting. Shouldn’t you do the same? Mom might have used canned soup to thicken hers, but this version is made with a from-scratch creamy sauce, making it lighter and more delicious than the one you remember, but just as nostalgic and comforting. It’s also made with whole-wheat fettuccine and two (!) vegetables, broccoli and peas, so you can really feel good about it.

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Recipe Spotlight: Lightened-Up Banana Pudding

by , June 21st, 2013

banana pudding

Banana pudding is a classic dessert made by layering vanilla pudding with wafer cookies, loads of fluffy whipped cream and of course, bananas. After a few hours (or a night) in the refrigerator, the pudding and whipped cream soften the cookies and t...

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15 Mediterranean Diet-Inspired Recipes

by , March 1st, 2013

mediterranean salmon

The Mediterranean Diet made headlines recently; a study by the New England Journal of Medicine claims that this way of eating may help reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke. The Mediterranean diet encourages replacing high-fat meats with fish...

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Dinner in 20 Minutes or Less

by , February 26th, 2013

shrimp with couscous

Think you’re too busy to make dinner a healthy dinner at home? Think again. These recipes are all ready in under 20 minutes; they’re simple enough to throw together on a busy weeknight, but fancy enough to serve to company.

20-Minute Shr...

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Talking With the First Lady: How to Eat Better As a Family

by , February 26th, 2013

michelle obama

Family dinners can be a challenge, more so when the food is healthy–even at the White House. “Yes, I’m the First Lady,” Mrs. Obama said. “But, yes, my kids make dinnertime miserable because they like three things: pasta, pasta with che...

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8 Healthy Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

by , November 19th, 2012

squash pudding

Turkey Day by name doesn’t sound like the most enticing holiday for vegetarians. Luckily, this meal is all about the side dishes, many of which are meatless, or can be easily adjusted into vegetarian recipes. These healthy recipes are all meat...

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Product Review: Omega “Vert” Juicer

by , July 7th, 2012

I’m a juicer from way back. My first juicer was a Jack LaLanne Power Juicer that I bought at the mall for about $60 because I saw an infomercial featuring the 80-something-year-old gent clad in a velour fitness suit who had managed to age in r...

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11 Light and Lemony Desserts

by , May 12th, 2012
lemon meringue pies

Little Lemon Meringue Pies: the perfect ending to a spring meal.

Surprise mom this weekend with a lemon cake, cookie or no-bake bar. Each of these sweet, tart treats is Healthy Eats-approved, and are sure to meet mom’s standards, too.

Little Le...

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Weekend Cooking: Chicken Pot Pie

by , April 20th, 2012
chicken pot pie

Food Network Magazine's Light Chicken Pot Pie

Pot pie is one of those comfort foods that sounds like it would be really unhealthy, but it’s actually not at all. Chicken pot pie is basically a chicken stew that has a crust on top. Some recip...

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Join Us for a Healthy May Challenge

by , April 13th, 2012

healthy every week
It’s almost summer — are you ready for beach season? How many of you have kept your January resolutions? Spring is a good time to reevaluate your 2012 health goals and get back on track if you’ve gone off course.

To help everyone g...

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