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Spotlight Recipe: "Old Bay" Grilled Steak Fries

by in Healthy Recipes, May 30, 2009

Steak Fries
Bobby Flay is a definite grill master (Did you see him with that burger in this month’s Food Network Magazine?). He doesn’t disappoint with this dish. Doctored up with a spice mix that echoes Old Bay’s flavor, these steak fries are an easy side for your weekend cookout.

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(P.S.: Dana talked about faux frying yesterday — this recipe is another lighter french fry alternative.)

Spotlight Recipe: Lemon-Ginger Iced Tea with Berry Cubes

by in Healthy Recipes, April 25, 2009


It’s insanely — and unseasonably — hot in the northeast today, and tomorrow it’s supposed to be warmer. This iced tea is just what the weatherman ordered. Antioxidant-rich white tea is the base. It gets a boost from fresh lemon slices (vitamin C), chopped fresh ginger (a bit of spice), honey (a simple, natural sugar) and the piece de resistance: frozen raspberry cubes! Okay, I’m too excited about these ice cubes. By the way, this bright bevvy is under 80 calories a serving. Way better than the bottled stuff.

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Spotlight Recipe: Ruby Red Grapefruit Mimosas

by in Healthy Recipes, April 15, 2009

Mimosa
Toast that fat tax refund (or drown your penny-pinching sorrows) with this vibrant libation made from a simple mix of fresh grapefruit, Triple Sec and Champagne. You’ll feel rich clinking these glasses — even if your wallet feels a little lighter.

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Spotlight Recipe: Oatmeal Peanut Butter Energy Bars

by in Healthy Recipes, April 4, 2009


We have had a couple posts this week about buying (or making) the healthiest snack and energy bars. Continuing on that theme, I wanted to give props to Dana for this homemade version. Her recipe includes a mix of oatmeal, peanut butter, brown rice cereal and dried fruits, but you can always sub in your favorite fruits or nut butter variations. (Check out Dana’s how-to video, too.)

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Spotlight Recipe: Steamed Artichokes with Almond Saffron Dip

by in Healthy Recipes, March 28, 2009

Artichokes
We love our artichokes here at Healthy Eats (have you seen our splashy banner above?), but we know they can be a pain to prep. Use your extra time this weekend to try this steamed artichoke dish. Serve them as a side, appetizer or in place of chips and dip. Believe us, you won’t get fiber, vitamin C, folate, vitamin K and magnesium from any packaged snacks.

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Shopper's Guide to Pesticides

by in Food News, Food Safety, Grocery Shopping, Healthy Tips, March 24, 2009


The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit focused on keeping our foods and environment healthier, released its “Dirty Dozen” list — a wallet guide to the top produce to get organic (if you can) and conventional fruits and veggies that aren’t overloaded with pesticides. They also share info on how they picked the list, the effects of washing and more. If you’re worried about the toxins lurking in your food, definitely check it out.

Plus, read our own Organic Shopping: Dos & Don’ts.

Spotlight Recipe: Asparagus with Parmesan-Egg Crumb Topping

by in Healthy Recipes, March 20, 2009

Asparagus
Today, we welcome a new season, and what better way to celebrate than with the quintessential spring veggie: asparagus. Ellie Krieger doctors up the typical green spears with a Parmesan-egg crumb topping. The quick steaming helps preserve the nutrients, flavor and crunch. Enjoy it all for under 70 calories per serving.

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Last Chance: Warming Winter Meals

by in Healthy Recipes, March 14, 2009


For those of of us in more seasonal climates, winter is headed out the door (and not soon enough for me!). This weekend, salute the end of chilly temperatures with some hearty, stick-to-your-ribs favorites. Before you know it, we’ll be firing up the grill and tossing those summer salads.

Spotlight Recipe: Speedy Soup

by in Healthy Recipes, March 11, 2009

I needed a quick-and-simple soup to serve as a first course for a recent dinner party. My gal Dana really came through with this one. Of course, being a vegetarian, I swapped the chicken broth for low-sodium vegetable broth, but all around, it was a satisfying — and super easy — start to a lovely meal. (In case you’re wondering, I followed it up with a lighter, veggie lasagna and simple side salad.)

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Dana's Healthy & Fast Snack Ideas

by in Healthy Recipes, March 4, 2009

We have a superstar in our midst! Dana — as in Dana Angelo White, one of our resident experts — stars in a new series of videos on Foodnetwork.com. In them, she shares prep tips and healthy tidbits about a few of her favorite quick snacks. Her green herb hummus is on my to-try list for the weekend. And what a lovely kitchen!

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