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Top Holiday Recipes, Lightened Up: Alton’s Free Range Fruit Cake

by in Healthy Holidays, Meal Makeovers, December 23, 2010

Love it or hate it, ‘tis the season for fruitcake! Alton Brown’s version is a recipe worth trying, but all the brandy, dried fruit, and nuts can weigh you down. Here are 6 ways to lighten up this famously heavy holiday treat.

Top Thanksgiving Recipes Lightened Up: Tyler’s Cornbread Stuffing

by in Meal Makeovers, November 18, 2010

Every Thanksgiving table needs a savory, mouth-watering stuffing. We’re dishing up tips to lighten up this favorite cornbread stuffing recipe from Tyler Florence, but some things should stay untouched. Simple Swaps Tone down the fat and calories with corn muffins – check labels to find ones that are lower in fat and sugar or makeRead more

Top Thanksgiving Recipes, Lightened Up: Paula’s Pumpkin Cheesecake

by in Healthy Tips, Meal Makeovers, November 15, 2010

We’re lightening up some of FoodNetwork.com’s top Thanksgiving recipes. First up is Paula’s famously delicious Pumpkin Cheesecake which received top marks from our readers. But if you’re trying to watch your waistline, this dessert doesn’t come without guilt. Here are a few tips you can use to lighten up this bad boy.

Why We Love Chili

by in Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, Meal Makeovers, November 3, 2010

This classic comfort food is the perfect end to a cold day. Its versatility can make it suitable to most taste preferences and although many think it’s unhealthy, chili is really full of nutritious ingredients. But those aren’t the only reasons we love chili.

Chowders, Lightened Up

by in Meal Makeovers, November 2, 2010

As deliciously comforting as a warm bowl of chowder can be, all the fat and calories can wreak havoc on your waistline. A few simple swaps and you can slurp this savory soup with delight.

Photos: 50 Slimmed-Down Comfort Foods

by in Healthy Recipes, Meal Makeovers, September 29, 2010

As the weather cools off, I’m craving comfort foods, from gooey mac and cheese to chewy brownies to hearty soups and stews. Luckily, Food Network Kitchens and our chefs lightened up 50 comforting recipes with less fat and more flavor.  Now, my only dilemma: which recipe to make first? See all 50 made-over comfort foodsRead more

Fish and Chips, Lightened Up

by in Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, Meal Makeovers, September 28, 2010

Drown fish in oil and serve with a side of greasy fries and you’ve got yourself a quadruple bypass waiting to happen. Okay maybe that’s a bit dramatic but the funny thing is, potatoes and fish are healthy foods—you just need to know how to prepare them so they’re tasty and nutritious.

Make Your Own Trail Mix

by in Healthy Recipes, Meal Makeovers, September 20, 2010

The sweet and crunchy combo of nuts and dried fruit makes a satisfying snack you can enjoy just about anywhere. But when you buy pre-made kinds there’s usually something in there you don’t really like. The solution – make your own signature blend in three simple steps.

Piña Coladas, Lightened Up

by in Healthy Recipes, Meal Makeovers, August 11, 2010

Like a tropical vacation in a glass, piña coladas can be decadent and high-calorie. But don’t cut yourself off — skip the sugary mixes, break out the blender and try our slimmed-down version.

Zucchini Bread, Lightened Up

by in Meal Makeovers, July 19, 2010

It’s easy to be fooled into believing that zucchini bread is good for you – it’s made with vegetables after all! In actuality, many recipes are weighed down with fat and sugar — so we’re going to lighten things up.