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Fish Tacos, Lightened Up

by in Meal Makeovers, May 30, 2011
Fish Tacos With Mango Salsa
Panko-Crusted Fish Tacos

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.

Fish tacos, 3 healthier ways »

Exploring Red Meat Alternatives

by in Healthy Recipes, May 26, 2011
Exploring Red Meat Alternatives
Seared venison is a leaner alternative for steak lovers.

Trying to cut back on high-fat cuts of red meat? Nowadays, there are more choices than ever. These animal protein alternatives are turning up on restaurant menus and supermarket shelves — find out what they’re all about.

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Top Recipes, Lightened Up: Alton’s Fried Chicken

by in Healthy Tips, Meal Makeovers, May 25, 2011
Fried Chicken
Lighten up Alton's best-ever fried chicken with a few easy fixes.

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 for your Memorial Day picnic, or anytime.

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Summer Picnic Menu

by in Food Safety, Healthy Recipes, May 25, 2011
Picnic Menu
Host a safe and healthy summer picnic with our best recipes and tips.

Divide and conquer at your next potluck picnic with these delicious and nutritious dishes. Don’t forget that warmer weather also increases the risk of food spoilage, so be sure to keep your food safe by following our simple tips.

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Robin’s Healthy Take: 5-Ingredient Memorial Day Sides

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, Healthy Recipes, Robin's Healthy Take, May 24, 2011
Memorial Day Sides
Robin's Top Memorial Day Sides

When I make side dishes, I don’t wrangle with lots of ingredients. Sides should burst with color and flavor and complete a meal with flair (no steamed peas please).

I wrote these side-dish delights with Memorial Day in mind because they’re perfect for parties. In my new cookbook, Robin Takes 5 (out in November), there are 500, 5-ingredient recipes. Salt, pepper and olive oil are the only staples, and the same is true here! And they’re all darn good. Enjoy them as quick weeknight sides or at your next backyard bash.

Get all 5 summer-perfect side dishes »

Burgers 5 Healthy Ways

by in 1 Food, 5 Ways, Healthy Recipes, May 23, 2011
Portobello Burger
Swap the beef for this hearty marinated and grilled portobello burger.

Grilling season officially kicks off this weekend — celebrate by firing up the grill for some burgers!  Traditional beef burgers are delicious, but we’ve got 5 creative (and healthy) spins on this summer classic that you’ll love.

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Peanut Butter 5 Ways

by in 1 Food, 5 Ways, May 14, 2011
Peanut Butter Cookies
Peanut butter cookies can be part of a healthy diet -- yes, really!

We just can’t get enough of it! Last month we gave you 10 fun ideas for working peanut butter into meals and here are 5 more recipes for peanut buttery treats. Cookies and fudge can be part of a healthy diet: All 5 of these recipes meet our criteria — it’s all about portion control.

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Gluten-Free Girl’s Rhubarb Cobbler

by in Gluten-Free, May 13, 2011
Gluten-Free Rhubarb Cobbler
Shauna's Gluten-Free Rhubarb Cobbler

With spring finally in full bloom, rhubarb is back in the farmers’ markets and our gardens. If you’re anything like us, you’ll want to eat it every day until you’re tired of it. Sure, there’s rhubarb-strawberry pie, but this cobbler is wonderfully quick and easy to prepare and happy in the eating.

If you find you cannot eat oats, even if they are certified gluten-free, you might want to try quinoa flakes here instead. Don’t worry about the mess of the juices bubbling over the pan. That’s how you know this dessert is done.

Get the recipe: Shauna’s gluten-free rhubarb cobbler »

5 Ingredients: Lightened-Up Chicken Salad

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, May 11, 2011
Chicken Salad
Dana's 5-Ingredient Chicken Salad

Store-bought chicken salad is far from a healthy option, with some kinds weighing in at more than 550 calories and 40 grams of fat per cup! Instead of the mayo-drenched take-out versions, try this fresh and light recipe – all it takes is 5 simple ingredients.

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Herb of the Month: Mint

by in Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, May 9, 2011
Mint Julep Sorbet
Mint Julep Sorbet

In this new series, we’re exploring new ideas using our favorite herbs. Many folks buy or grow fresh herbs but aren’t sure what to do with them.  Mint pairs well with spring veggies and sprouts up all over in the spring, so we picked this versatile herb for our first month.

What to do with mint »