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Frozen Fruit 5 Ways

by in 1 Food, 5 Ways, Healthy Recipes, January 17, 2011

frozen mango margarita

Now that winter is upon us, the fresh fruit of summer is a past memory. This is the perfect time to turn to frozen fruit — look for unsweetened varieties to avoid added sugars. Once you stock up, here are 5 easy ways to use this healthy convenience food.

Frozen fruit 5 delicious ways »

Slow Cooker Dinners 5 Ways

by in 1 Food, 5 Ways, Healthy Recipes, November 30, 2010
Slow Cooker Chicken Chili
Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

Don’t you love walking in the door after a long day and dinner is waiting? It’s that easy when you put your slow cooker to work. Whip out this under-appreciated kitchen appliance and try these 5 mouth-watering dishes.

5 super-simple slow cooker dinners »

Butternut Squash 5 Ways

by in 1 Food, 5 Ways, Healthy Recipes, November 22, 2010
Slow-Cooker Squash Stew
Slow-Cooker Squash Stew - Image Courtesy Food Network Magazine

This fall superstar gets hype for making a mean soup. Don’t get me wrong, butternut squash soup is an all-time fave in my house, but there are more ways to dress up this delicious veggie. Here are our top five.

Get our top butternut squash recipes »

Casseroles 5 Ways

by in 1 Food, 5 Ways, Healthy Recipes, November 2, 2010
Ellie's Sweet Potato Casserole
Ellie's Sweet Potato-Pecan Casserole

A one-stop meal, casseroles make an easy weeknight dinner (and next day lunch). But many recipes call for cups (yes, cups!) of mayo, cans of creamy soup or lots of heavy cream — if you eat  these on a regular basis, you may as well have “911” on redial for the after-dinner coronary. Here are our top 5 lighter casseroles that’ll keep your waist slim and your heart in tip-top shape.

See all 5 lightened-up casseroles »

Fall Fest: Pumpkins 5 Ways

by in 1 Food, 5 Ways, Healthy Recipes, October 13, 2010
Alton's Pumpkin Bread
Alton Brown's Seed-Studded Pumpkin Bread

We’re teaming up with other food and garden bloggers to host Fall Fest 2010, a season-long garden party. Each week 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. To join in, check out awaytogarden.com.

This weekend we took the kids to a pumpkin patch and they absolutely loved it! Now we have lots of pumpkins, and need to put them to good use. Here are 5 recipes I can’t wait to use with fresh (or canned) pumpkin.

See all 5 recipes, plus more pumpkin ideas »

Tilapia 5 Ways

by in 1 Food, 5 Ways, Healthy Recipes, September 27, 2010

fish tacos
Tilapia has gained popularity over the past 20 years, and it’s easy to see why: It’s a mild, affordable fish that’s low in fat and high in protein.  This ecologically-sustainable fish should be a part of your diet — here are 5 new ways to try it tonight.

5 takes on tilapia »

Melon 5 Ways

by in 1 Food, 5 Ways, August 23, 2010
Watermelon Salad
Grilled Watermelon Salad

Nothing says summer like biting into a wedge of juicy melon, from cantaloupe to watermelon to casaba. While simple snacking is tasty, we’ve got five more ways to devour this seasonal goodie.

5 more ways to love melon »

Summer Fest: Corn 5 Ways

by in 1 Food, 5 Ways, Healthy Recipes, August 4, 2010
Corn
Smoky Corn on the Cob - Photo by Con Poulos/FN Magazine

Each year, when corn season arrives, I take my kids to the local market to pick up some fresh ears. I love watching my kids gobble down what they picked out — our favorite is eating fresh corn straight off the cob. I could give you an earful (pun intended) of ways to prepare it, but here are 5 of my favorite ways to enjoy this nutritional powerhouse.

Summer Fest

We’re teaming up with other food and garden bloggers to host Summer Fest 2010, a season-long garden party. Each week 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. To join in, check out awaytogarden.com.

See all 5 recipes, and join the corn extravaganza »

Green Beans 5 Ways

by in 1 Food, 5 Ways, Healthy Recipes, July 7, 2010
Green Bean and Celery Salad
Green Bean and Celery Salad - Photo by Antonis Achilleos/Food Network Magazine

Dig in and grab a handful (or two) of green beans at your next trip to the market. Trim, wash and enjoy them raw with hummus or yogurt dip — or try one of these delicious recipes.

5 new ways to eat green beans »

Basil 5 Ways

by in 1 Food, 5 Ways, June 24, 2010
Parmesan Basil Frico
Giada's Parmesan-Basil Wafers

The basil plants in my garden are getting ready to explode –- in a few short weeks I’ll have bunches and bunches on my hands. Here are 5 different ways to use this fresh and flavorful herb.

See our favorite basil recipes »