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6 Healthy Dishes That Crush the Takeout Competition

by in Healthy Recipes, April 27, 2014

If you spend more time on the phone with the takeout-delivery guy than, let’s say, your family members, this is the moment to put down your device and head to the kitchen. The best part about turning out your own takeout favorites: You might just wind up with some leftovers you feel good about. LightenedRead more

A Healthy Dinner That’s Also Quick? How About 7 of Them?

by in Healthy Recipes, April 24, 2014

Whipping up a healthy meal doesn’t have to be a source of agita — or a gigantic time commitment. Each of these good-for-you dinners is ready in 25 (make that 24!) to 40 minutes. Swiss Chard Soup: 40 min (above, from Food Network Magazine) Swiss Chard is in charge when it comes to this satisfying soup.Read more

8 Ways to Get Your Salmon On

by in Healthy Recipes, April 13, 2014

It doesn’t take much to bring out salmon’s rich flavor, but let’s face it: The old lemon-with-a-dash-of-salt routine gets old. The good news: Salmon need not be boring. Try these tasty ways to amp up an old standby. Mustard Maple Roasted Salmon (above) Mustard and maple syrup? The two condiments may seem worlds away, but theyRead more

5 Ways to Eat More Alterna-Grains

by in Healthy Recipes, April 11, 2014

Rice is over. Couscous is passe. It’s all about alterna-grains these days. But don’t just stock your pantry with these exotic-sounding carbs and hope for the best. Those wheat berries won’t cook themselves! Here’s what to do with your kitchen’s latest grainy guest stars. Triple Herb Freekeh (above) Get your freekeh on! In a simple dishRead more

5 Casseroles with a Healthy Side

by in Healthy Recipes, April 6, 2014

When it comes to eating well, casseroles need not be the enemy. Meaty, cheesy dishes full of refined carbs may be the retro take on casseroles — but these new one-pan winners prove that healthy eaters and comfort-food cravers can be on the same side after all. Squash and Kale Casserole (above) When it comes toRead more

Crepe Night: Gluten-Free Edition

by in Gluten-Free, April 3, 2014

One of our favorite special-treat meals is crepe night. We whip up a few batches of crepes and make an entire meal of them, starting with savory ham-and-Gruyere crepes (perhaps topped with a fried egg, called a “complete” crepe in French) and finishing with sweet versions — either lemon, butter and sugar, or the classicRead more

How to Build a Better Chicken Pot Pie

by in Meal Makeovers, March 15, 2014

Order this classic dish at a restaurant and you’re in for a 900-calorie meal (that’s without appetizers or dessert!). Opt for frozen and you won’t do much better at around 700 calories a pop. For both options, fat ranges from 40 to 60 grams and sodium can double the recommended daily amount. Instead, cozy up to a homemade version Healthy Eats style.

5 Ways to Up Your Greens Game

by in Healthy Recipes, March 14, 2014

Greens that taste amazing? You better be-leaf it! These healthy, delicious sides will upgrade any main dish, assuming they don’t steal the show first. Consider these takes on spinach, collards and kale the healthiest way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Creamed Spinach (above) Okay, the term “creamed” is used lightly here, in every sense: InsteadRead more

5 Game-Changing Ways to Use Greek Yogurt

by in Healthy Recipes, March 10, 2014

If you thought yogurt was just a vehicle for fruit and granola, this may rock your world: The cool, creamy stuff is actually incredibly versatile and can be used in everything from sweets to salads. So think beyond the breakfast bowl and go way past the parfait: These innovative ideas will project Greek yogurt intoRead more

4 Baked Goods That Will Make You Love Whole Grains Even More

by in Healthy Recipes, March 6, 2014

By now, almost everyone knows that whole-grain foods are a nutritional step up from dishes that revolve around refined carbs. But if you’re starting to get the feeling that good-for-you grains are spending just a little too much time on their healthy high horse, remind them of their tasty roots by baking them into oneRead more