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Eggplant Parmesan, Lightened Up

by in Meal Makeovers, July 13, 2010

Growing up in an Italian family, eggplant “parm” was a staple in my house. While it was cheesy, fried and delicious, nowadays I’d rather cut back on some of the calories and fat with these tips and delicious recipes.

Healthy Swaps: Salads

by in Meal Makeovers, June 17, 2010

Salads made our list of 9 Healthy Foods to Skip because they can be deceptively high in calories, especially if you pile on the toppings and dressing. But not all salads are calorie nightmares and it’s ok to indulge in some –not all — of your favorite higher calorie ingredients. Use our tips to build a better salad.

Steak, Lightened Up

by in Healthy Recipes, Meal Makeovers, June 14, 2010

Cook up the perfect steak for Dad this Father’s Day. With a few small tweaks and ingredient swaps, Dad can enjoy his juicy steak while the rest of family can breathe easy that Dad won’t have a coronary.

Quiche, Lightened Up

by in Meal Makeovers, May 6, 2010

What would a brunch spread be without quiche? While most consider quiche a “light” choice, you might be surprised at the calorie count. But never fear, brunch lovers — there are many ways to reduce the calories and fat in this Mother’s Day staple.

But I Just Want Some Tacos!?!

by in Healthy Recipes, Meal Makeovers, May 5, 2010

When you’re craving Mexican food, tacos top the list of need-to-have foods. With some simple swaps, tacos can be part of a healthy diet—read through our tips to find out how.

Nachos, Lightened Up

by in Meal Makeovers, April 7, 2010

Every so often I get a big time craving for spicy, cheesy and crunchy nachos. But when most restaurant orders top 1500 calories and 100 grams of fat, I’d much rather make them myself. Use these tips to indulge wisely.

Chicken Parmesan, Lightened Up

by in Meal Makeovers, April 1, 2010

Classic chicken Parmesan comes breaded, fried and smothered in mozzarella cheese and then served alongside a plate of pasta. An order at some restaurants can tip the scales at 1,500 calories and 80 grams of fat per serving. Here’s how to get the same flavor minus the extra fat.

Make Your Own Salad Dressing

by in Healthy Recipes, Meal Makeovers, March 23, 2010

Whether you like a vinaigrette or a creamy dressing, you only need a few simple ingredients (and a couple minutes) to make salad dressing yourself — all without the extra calories, sugar and sodium that comes with the packaged stuff.

Potato Soup, Lightened Up

by in Meal Makeovers, March 2, 2010

Creamy potato soup can have anywhere from 300 to 500 calories and up to 35 grams of fat per serving! Our lightened-up versions taste even better than the cream-laden recipes, and since the main ingredients are potatoes, it won’t bust your budget.