All Posts By Liz Gray

Spring Fling: Rhubarb Chutney & More Savory Recipes

by in In Season, May 4, 2011

Rhubarb

We’re teaming up with food and garden bloggers to host Spring Fling 2011, a season-long garden party. In coming weeks, we’ll feature favorite garden-to-table recipes and tips to help you enjoy the bounty, whether you’re harvesting your own goodies or buying them fresh from the market. Recently, we dove into the world of asparagus — today, we’re exploring rhubarb.

Ah, rhubarb. I learned to love this plant’s bright pink stalks at an early age when they sprouted up all over my family’s garden. We ate it all — strawberry-rhubarb pie, rhubarb compote, rhubarb crisp — everything except the savory stuff.

This year, I decided to change that. After all, it is officially a vegetable, even if I’ll always be partial to rhubarb crumble. Here’s are my favorite savory takes on this spring classic.

Rhubarb chutney, plus more rhubarb ideas »

Celebrate Italian Food!

by in Healthy Recipes, April 25, 2011
Healthy Chicken Parmesan
Enjoy Italian food the healthy way with our best recipes.

Whether you’re stuck on spaghetti and meatballs or on a quest to perfect your marinara sauce, we all love Italian food! This week, we’re celebrating this favorite cuisine the healthy way with new recipe ideas all week long, from homemade pasta and ricotta cheese to lightened-up tiramisu. Check back every day for new posts. Hungry now?  Feast on all our Italian food coverage:

TELL US: What’s your favorite healthy Italian dish?

Spotlight Recipes: Baked Tortilla Chips

by in Healthy Recipes, February 24, 2011
Baked Tortilla Chips
Sandra's Baked Chips With Guacamole

Proof there really is a food holiday for everything: Today is National Tortilla Chip Day. We’re celebrating by making a batch of homemade baked tortilla chips! It’s easier than you think — here’s how you do it.

Make homemade chips today »

5 Last-Minute Valentine’s Treats

by in Healthy Holidays, Valentine's Day, February 14, 2011

No bake chewy truffle cookies

Still searching for the perfect Valentine’s Day treat? Don’t resort to the drugstore box of chocolates just yet — here are 5 quick ways to show your Valentine that you care. (Bonus: They also happen to be healthy.)

Our favorite quick Valentine’s treats »

Healthy Bits: Your Favorite Snacks

by in Healthy Tips, Reader Tips & Comments, January 9, 2011

nuts

Snacking smart is an important part of a healthy diet, and  it’s one of the most delicious ways, too!  Luckily, you’re almost as snack-happy as we are — you gave us tons of ideas when we polled you on Facebook for your favorite between-meal muchies.

Here are some of the best ideas from our Facebook page:

  • Facebook fan Yan goes decadent at snacktime with almond chips and dark chocolate.
  • Healthy Eats reader Denise says “I keep a large jar full of different mixed whole grain healthy cereals like Honey Nut Cheerios, Wheat Chex, etc and when we get the munchies we just grab handfuls of that to munch away on anytime.”
  • Fan Monique eats roasted seaweed. Yum!
  • Raw carrots and nuts are the snack of choice for Facebook fan Michele. “I could eat carrots and nuts for breakfast, lunch and dinner,” she says.
  • “I’m a snacker, so I need food that takes me awhile to eat,” says Facebook fan Shirley. “I enjoy frozen berries and pumpkin seeds.”
  • For a simple snack, fan Christine just needs two things: An avocado and a spoon. “Just slice it in a half, grab a spoon, and voila: A perfect snack to go,” she says.  Fan Tracy adds lime and hot sauce to her avocado snack.
  • And our own dietitian (and Greek yogurt enthusiast) Dana told us her snack du jour:  clementines or Greek yogurt with pineapple chunks and a sprinkle of turbiano sugar.

More Easy, Healthy Snack Ideas

TELL US: What are you snacking on this week?

Robin’s Tips: How to Eat Better

by in Robin's Healthy Take, January 7, 2011
Robin Miller Live Chat
Robin chatted with us about her shortcuts for healthy eating.

We chatted live with Robin Miller today on our Twitter page about quick, healthy meals, tasty ways to eat fruits and veggies and more. Missed the live chat? See the questions and Robin’s answers here.

Healthy cooking tips, requested by you »

Have a Happy, Healthy New Year!

by in Healthy Recipes, January 1, 2011
Grapefruit Trout Salad
Ring in 2011 with healthy, delicious recipes. Image courtesy Food Network Magazine.

Happy new year! 2011 is here, and along with the new calendar, we’re bringing you new tips and delicious recipes to ease into a healthy lifestyle that will last all year long.

Want to get started now? Get more than 20 healthy weeknight and weekend menus put together by Healthy Eats’ resident dietitians Toby and Dana, and watch Ellie Krieger make over favorite comfort foods.

Keep visiting us for daily healthy bites, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for daily tips and recipes every day in January.

For hundreds more hand-picked healthy appetizers, desserts, dinners and side dishes, visit FoodNetwork.com/Health.

Top Healthy Recipes of 2010

by in Food News, December 31, 2010
Healthy Oven-Fried Chicken
In 2010, you craved comfort food favorites, lightened up.

You’ve been clicking, searching and cooking up recipes from FoodNetwork.com all year long, including lots of healthy favorites! Here are our all-star, most popular healthy recipes of 2010.

Get healthy recipe favorites »

Best of Healthy Eats: Top Posts of 2010

by in Food News, December 29, 2010

lighted up chips

We wrote about everything from apples to zucchini bread this year, with lots of healthy tips and ideas in between.  Here are your favorite posts of the year.

See All 15 Favorites »

12 Days of Healthy Holiday Gifts: Giada’s Bellini Kit

by in 12 Days of Holiday Gifts, Healthy Holidays, December 8, 2010
Giada's Bellini Kit
Giada's Homemade Bellini Kit - Image Courtesy Food Network Magazine

We’re serving up fresh healthy gift ideas every day from now until December 12. Catch up on the previous gifts here.

Instead of arriving at a party with the same old bottle of bubbly, Giada suggests showing up with a Bellini kit, complete with fruit purees, an ice bucket and a bottle of Prosecco. Here’s how she puts it together.

Giada’s DIY Bellini kit how-to »