All Posts By Merritt Watts

5 Ways to Eat More Alterna-Grains

by in Healthy Recipes, April 11, 2014

Rice is over. Couscous is passe. It’s all about alterna-grains these days. But don’t just stock your pantry with these exotic-sounding carbs and hope for the best. Those wheat berries won’t cook themselves! Here’s what to do with your kitchen’s latest grainy guest stars. Triple Herb Freekeh (above) Get your freekeh on! In a simple dishRead more

5 Casseroles with a Healthy Side

by in Healthy Recipes, April 6, 2014

When it comes to eating well, casseroles need not be the enemy. Meaty, cheesy dishes full of refined carbs may be the retro take on casseroles — but these new one-pan winners prove that healthy eaters and comfort-food cravers can be on the same side after all. Squash and Kale Casserole (above) When it comes toRead more

5 Ways to Up Your Greens Game

by in Healthy Recipes, March 14, 2014

Greens that taste amazing? You better be-leaf it! These healthy, delicious sides will upgrade any main dish, assuming they don’t steal the show first. Consider these takes on spinach, collards and kale the healthiest way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Creamed Spinach (above) Okay, the term “creamed” is used lightly here, in every sense: InsteadRead more

5 Game-Changing Ways to Use Greek Yogurt

by in Healthy Recipes, March 10, 2014

If you thought yogurt was just a vehicle for fruit and granola, this may rock your world: The cool, creamy stuff is actually incredibly versatile and can be used in everything from sweets to salads. So think beyond the breakfast bowl and go way past the parfait: These innovative ideas will project Greek yogurt intoRead more

4 Baked Goods That Will Make You Love Whole Grains Even More

by in Healthy Recipes, March 6, 2014

By now, almost everyone knows that whole-grain foods are a nutritional step up from dishes that revolve around refined carbs. But if you’re starting to get the feeling that good-for-you grains are spending just a little too much time on their healthy high horse, remind them of their tasty roots by baking them into oneRead more

4 Snack Bars That Actually Deserve to Be Called Healthy

by in Healthy Recipes, February 20, 2014

Let’s face it: A store-bought snack bar is usually just a distant cousin of the candy bar. You know, the long-lost relative with a crunchier-than-thou attitude that’s really just covering a host of insecurities about all that refined sugar and those weird preservatives. Why not skip the imposters and bake up one of these trulyRead more

5 Secretly Healthy Chocolate Desserts

by in Valentine's Day, February 10, 2014

True, true — honesty is the most important part of any relationship. But what’s a little white lie here and there? Or what about a dark, chocolate-smothered lie? It sounds sinful, but here’s the deal: All of these Valentine’s Day chocolate desserts are — wait for it — secretly healthy. They are also all suspiciouslyRead more

5 Brilliant Ways to Build a Better Taco

by in Healthy Recipes, February 6, 2014

Breaking news in the No-More-Excuses Department: Even tacos can be healthy when you prepare them the right way. Step 1: Try these recipes. Step 2: Never look back.