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Fish Tacos, Lightened Up

by in Meal Makeovers, May 30, 2011

Warm weather is prime time for fish tacos, but some recipes can do some serious damage to your beach ready body. Try our lightened up versions – even your favorite fried recipes can be made more bikini friendly.

Top Recipes, Lightened Up: Alton’s Fried Chicken

by in Healthy Tips, Meal Makeovers, May 25, 2011

When I taught at a culinary school, the chef’s motto was “fat equals flavor.” Unfortunately, the wrong kinds of fat can also means a bigger waistline along with an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Save the real deal for a once in a while treat and try some slimming ways to cook up Alton’s famous chicken.

Fried Chicken, Lightened Up

by in Meal Makeovers, March 18, 2011

We’ve given you tips for lightening up your fried favorites. Now it’s time to hone in on this crunchy comfort food classic. We’ve got tips for every step in making crispy, juicy, and less-fattening fried chicken.

Healthy Swaps: Side Dishes

by in Meal Makeovers, January 28, 2011

Side dishes are supposed to be an accompaniment, but many favorites can jam in more calories than you want for an entire meal. Lighten up your plate with these healthy (but still delicious) substitutions.

FN’s Top Recipes Lightened Up: Giada’s Chicken Piccata

by in Healthy Recipes, Meal Makeovers, January 18, 2011

Looking for something new to do with chicken? Giada’s simply delicious Chicken Piccata gives plain old chicken a burst of fresh flavor with lemon and capers. We’ve got tips that will save 165 calories and 20 grams of fat per serving!

Banana Bread, Lightened Up

by in Meal Makeovers, January 5, 2011

There’s no better way to use over-ripe bananas than banana bread, but all the butter and sugar in traditional banana bread recipes can clobber you with calories and fat. Use our tips to make this breakfast classic more figure friendly.