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Katie’s Healthy Bites: Comparing Meat Alternatives

by in Healthy Recipes, Vegan, April 21, 2011
Tofu Tacos
Tofu Tacos - Image Courtesy Food Network Magazine

Whether you’re a new vegetarian or just want to eat a few more meatless meals each week, we’ve got the nutritional breakdown and the basics about 3 of the most popular meat alternatives: tofu, seitan and tempeh.

Comparing meat alternatives »

Asparagus 5 Ways

by in 1 Food, 5 Ways, Healthy Recipes, April 20, 2011

asparagus

We’re teaming up with food and garden bloggers to host Spring Fling 2011, a season-long garden party. In coming weeks, 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.

Spring is in the air, which means it’s time for fresh asparagus.  This green veggie is packed with energy boosting B-vitamins and a boatload of other nutrients like fiber, vitamin C, beta-carotene and iron. Here are 5 ways to cook it up.

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Gluten-Free Girl’s Raisin-Walnut Muffins

by in Gluten-Free, April 19, 2011

gluten-free muffins

These whole-grain muffins have the healthful aspects of bran muffins, without the wheat. Sorghum and buckwheat flour both have a slightly nutty flavor while being packed with protein and nutrients. The arrowroot flour helps bind the muffins together, resulting in a healthy muffin that’s light in texture.

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Make Your Own Matzo Ball Soup

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, April 18, 2011
Matzo Ball Soup Recipe
Make Your Own Matzo Ball Soup

Every Passover, one of our family traditions is  making matzo ball soup. Although Passover is a week-long holiday, we always run out of soup after two days no matter how many batches we cook up.  Toss out the pre-packaged matzo ball mix and try my grandma’s famous matzo ball recipe any time of year!

Get Toby’s family recipe for matzo ball soup »

Spotlight Recipes: Celebrate With Lemon Desserts

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Easter, Healthy Holidays, April 18, 2011
Mini Olive Oil Cakes With Lemon Glaze
Mini Olive Oil Cakes With Lemon Glaze - Image Courtesy Food Network Magazine

There’s just something special about the bright and tangy goodness of a lemon. Sprinkle in some sweet elements and your taste buds get a wake up call. Celebrate spring with any of these lemony Healthy Eats-approved treats.

TELL US: What’s your favorite lemon dessert?

5 Ingredients: Mix-and-Match Turkey Burgers

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, April 4, 2011
Sun Dried Tomato Olive Turkey Burger
Sun-Dried Tomato and Olive Turkey Burger

The trick to delicious turkey burgers is keeping them tender and juicy. Since the meat doesn’t contain much fat (and therefore, not much flavor) you need to combine it with a few simple add-ins to give things a boost.  We dreamed up 5 flavorful mix-ins for the turkey burgers, each with 5 ingredients or less!

Make turkey burgers, 5 delicious ways »

Gluten-Free Girl’s Spaghetti and Meatballs

by in Gluten-Free, April 1, 2011

spaghetti and meatballs

Everyone has a favorite way of making meatballs. Some will swear by the stale bread soaked in milk method taught by Sicilian grandmothers. Others insist meatballs should have only meat and herbs, perhaps one egg. So by no means is ours the only way to make meatballs.

However, we love these meatballs. The fact that they’re gluten-free really doesn’t matter. (You can buy gluten-free breadcrumbs, or you could make your own with the gluten-free bread of your choice. Here’s a video demonstrating how.)

Here are a few things we’d love to share for perfect meatballs:

Be sure to not overmix the meats and ingredients when you are combining them. Too much mixing makes meatballs dense and tough. You don’t want that.

There might be a few ingredients here that surprise you. Worcestershire sauce gives a depth of flavor to the meatballs that they might not have otherwise. (Lea and Perrin’s is gluten-free.) We sometimes use a bit of gluten-free fish sauce here for the same reason. Nutmeg is a savory ingredient used often in Italian cuisine. Just a small pinch rounds out all the other flavors. And lemon? You might not expect that one, but just a little lemon juice lends brightness to what might otherwise be a dark taste.

Get the recipe: Shauna’s Gluten-Free Spaghetti and Meatballs »

Meet This Grain: Quinoa

by in Healthy Recipes, March 30, 2011
Scallops With Citrus Quinoa
Scallops With Citrus Quinoa/ Image Courtesy Food Network Magazine

You cook it up just like other whole grains, but this quick-cooking, nutrient-packed goodie has more protein than any other. Find out how to work some in to your weekly meals.

All about quinoa »

Fried Chicken, Lightened Up

by in Meal Makeovers, March 18, 2011
Low-Fat Fried Chicken
Food Network Kitchens' Oven-Fried Chicken

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.

See how we lighten up fried chicken »

5 Ingredients: Whole-Wheat Irish Soda Bread

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, Healthy Holidays, March 16, 2011
Whole-Wheat Irish Soda Bread
Whole-Wheat Irish Soda Bread

Irish soda bread is simple to make: Since baking soda instead of yeast is the leavener, there’s no waiting for the dough to rise. Our 5-ingredient version of this quick bread is perfect served warm with a smear of jam or dunked into a savory soup or stew (Irish or otherwise.) Whip up a loaf of this classic rustic bread for St. Patrick’s Day. Don’t forget to mark it with the classic cross-hatch pattern before placing it in the oven –  it’s believed to ward off evil!

Make 5-ingredient whole-wheat soda bread »