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Make Your Own Pie Crust

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, November 8, 2010
Paula's Sweet Potato PIe
Homemade Pie Crust

There’s something extraordinary about pastry. It’s the perfect combination of crisp, delicate, flaky and tender. Ready-to-bake versions from the store promise convenience but you can make your own in a matter of minutes. Something this special deserves a homemade touch — make yours now and freeze it for Thanksgiving.

Why make your own? Plus, recipes to try »

Top 5 Scary Halloween Treats to Avoid

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Tips, October 26, 2010

halloween candy bucket

It’s virtually impossible to avoid sugar during trick-or-treat season. Sweet treats can be part of a healthy diet, but some are more spooky than others — pass on these 5 types of candy and you’ll be off to a smart start.

See all 5 treats to avoid »

Spotlight Recipes: Homemade Treats

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Holidays, October 25, 2010
Sweet and Spicy Pepitas Popcorn Balls
Sweet and Spicy Pepitas Popcorn Balls

Sweet treats abound throughout Halloween season. Our handmade goodies may not be sugar-free, but they sure will stand out – they are made with real ingredients and have that homemade touch.

Recipes to Try:

Pumpkin Caramels
Sweet and Spicy Pepitas Popcorn Balls
Chocolate-Dipped Fruit
Chocolate Dipped Clementines
Dark Chocolate Bark

Menu: A Labor Day Grill-Out

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, September 6, 2010
Vegetarian Grilling Menu
Grilled Portobello Burger

Fire up the grill and celebrate the end of the summer with these healthy favorites. Calling for rain? Don’t fret. You can always bring the cookout indoors.

Get our mix-and-match healthy grilling menu »

Spotlight Recipes: Fun & Easy For July 4th

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, June 29, 2010
Smoky Corn on the Cob
Smoky Corn on the Cob - Photo by Con Poulos/FN Magazine

Roll up your sleeves and dive into a seafood fest this holiday weekend. Whether you’ll be celebrating in the sand, poolside, or indoors, these recipes can’t be beat.

Crowd-Pleasing Main Courses

Kitchen Clambake
Lobster Rolls
Mustard Roasted Salmon
Grilled Shrimp with Chili Cocktail Sauce

Simple Sides

Yellow Trio Salad
Smoky Corn on the Cob
Tomato Salad with Herbs

Festive Desserts

Mixed Berries with Limoncello
Angel Food Cake and Berries

Beat-the-Heat Beverages

Iced Tea
Make Your Own Margaritas
Summer Cocktails

More healthy ideas for the 4th

Tell Us: What’s your go-to July 4th recipe?

Spotlight Recipes: Faux Treats for April Fools' Day

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, March 31, 2010
April Fool's Lasagna: Banana-Pudding Cake
April Fools' Lasagna - Photo by Levi Brown/Food Network Magazine

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.

Eggs 5 Ways

by in Easter, March 31, 2010
Italian Egg Sandwich
Deviled Eggs With Apple Compote

Eggs have gotten a bad wrap for being too high in cholesterol, but according to the American Heart Association, an egg a day is a-okay. Here are five ways to make this versatile ingredient, including the Easter classic: deviled eggs.

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Taking to the Experts: Bonnie Giller on Having a Healthy Passover

by in Healthy Holidays, March 30, 2010


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.

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Spotlight Recipes: Easter Goodies

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, March 29, 2010
Robin's Eggs Cupcakes
Robin's Egg Easter Basket Cupcakes

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.

Need suggestions for a whole spread? Check out our full Easter menu.

Also, read up on our tips for a lower-calorie baked ham and natural dyes for Easter eggs.

Spotlight Recipes: Passover-Friendly Fare

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, March 27, 2010

Quinoa Pilaf
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.

Looking for ideas for your seder? Check out our Passover menu suggestions.