April 1st is tomorrow — do you have your prank planned? Have fun with your food and trick the kids and kids at heart with one of these April Fools’ Day dishes. Remember some of these treats are heavy on the sugar, so stick to smaller portions.
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In my experience, healthy and Passover don’t always go together, but registered dietitian Bonnie Giller doesn’t agree. Here she shares tips (and a recipe!) from her new book, Passover the Healthy Way.
Keep this year’s Easter celebration seasonal with the flavors of spring. Here are a few simple, fresh recipes to serve at your holiday meal — plus, a couple classic choices.
- Radishes With Butter and Salt
- Steamed Artichokes with Almond Saffron Dip
- Rack of Lamb
- Robin’s Egg Easter Basket Cupcakes (shown above)
Need suggestions for a whole spread? Check out our full Easter menu.
During the week of Passover, celebrants typically skip oats, wheat, rye, corn and other grains. Without those options, Passover food can get boring, and your diet might end up a little imbalanced. Here are a few delicious Passover-friendly recipes to shake things up this year.
- Recipes to Try:
- Moroccan Carrot and Spinach Salad
- Quinoa Pilaf With Crimini Mushrooms
- Chocolate Chip Smooches
- Meringues (Plain and Chocolate Filled)
- Passover Pancakes
- Passover Rolls
- Healthy Broccoli Knishes
Looking for ideas for your seder? Check out our Passover menu suggestions.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Well, almost. When March comes around, I’m always searching for creative ways to celebrate the holiday that don’t involve high-calorie indulgences. This year, I’m trying an Irish-inspired salmon recipe that works for any meal but, when paired with kale-laced mashed potatoes, is a healthy, festive meal.
Just because they call it “Fat Tuesday” doesn’t mean you need to interpret that literally. Celebrate Mardi Gras tomorrow with Southern-style dishes but leave the sticks of butter, mounds of meat and gobs of heavy cream off the shopping list. These healthy picks will make your mouth water.
Valentine’s Day is here! For me, this means chocolates and romantic dinners, but that can also mean indulging in too many calories and fat. Fortunately, you don’t have to skimp on decadence tonight. Here, I’ve reworked a traditional Valentine’s Day meal, featuring a bison steak and comforting sides, to make easier on the waistline and pleasing to your palate.
Added bonus: These recipes contain some noted aphrodisiacs to help rev up the romance.
I just adore the month of February. I feel like we’re almost over the winter hump and can start looking forward to spring. Valentine’s Day is smack in the middle of the month and love is in bloom — plus, it’s National Heart Health Month! As a dietitian, I encourage eating healthfully for your heart, but at the same time, I have a sweet tooth. I just love all the heart-shaped sweet treats that line supermarket shelves this month.
This Valentine’s Day, I want to strike a balance between sweets and heart-healthy foods, so I’ll be making loved ones my Pumpkin Banana Bread Pudding. It’s made with fiber-filled whole-wheat bread, pumpkin and bananas, which are all heart healthy. Better still, this vegan recipe is free of saturated fat and cholesterol, which means it’s a treat for your ticker, too!