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Why We Love Oatmeal Cookies

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, April 30, 2011
Oatmeal Cookies
Celebrate one of our favorite food "holidays" with a homemade oatmeal cookie.

In honor of National Oatmeal Cookie Day (officially April 30!), we’re celebrating this classic cookie.  There are so many reasons we love this delectable treat — here’s how it can be part of a healthy diet.

Our best oatmeal cookie recipes »

Tiramisu, Lightened Up

by in Healthy Recipes, Meal Makeovers, April 29, 2011
Tiramisu Eclairs
Mini Tiramisu Eclairs - Image by Food.com user Manami

In honor of Italian week, we’re lightening up an all-time favorite dessert: tiramisu! Find out how you can enjoy this delectable classic with fewer calories and less fat.

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Make Your Own Ricotta Cheese

by in Healthy Recipes, April 28, 2011
Finished Homemade Ricotta

This week we’re celebrating Italian food on Healthy Eats! See all our Italian food coverage here.

Homemade cheese may seem like a daunting task, but some cheeses are much easier to make than others. Homemade ricotta is definitely doable at home — all it takes is some easy assembly and a bit of patience.  The pay-off is BIG:  Absolutely no preservatives and the best-tasting, creamiest ricotta you’ve ever had.

How to make your own ricotta »

5 Ingredients: Fresh Pasta and Sauce

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, April 26, 2011
Five ingredients is all you need to make this sauce and pasta.

A healthy and from-scratch Italian feast is only 5 ingredients away! Homemade pasta is a little time consuming, but the results are well worth it. An effortless sauce and a sprinkle of cheese finish off the dish. Happy Italian Week!

Make this: homemade pasta and tomato sauce »

Healthy Recipe Essentials: Pizza

by in Healthy Recipes, April 25, 2011
Pizza With Fresh Tomatoes and Basil
Making your own pizza is easy -- here are the basics.

This week we’re celebrating Italian food on Healthy Eats! See all our Italian food coverage here.

This budget-friendly dish can make a perfectly-balanced, healthy meal if you skip the takeout and make your own pie.  Don’t worry, it’s easy! Once you’re in the pizza-making groove, it becomes a culinary adventure to try new flavor combinations. Here are the basic steps to get started.

The basics: Melty homemade pizza »

Celebrate Italian Food!

by in Healthy Recipes, April 25, 2011
Healthy Chicken Parmesan
Enjoy Italian food the healthy way with our best recipes.

Whether you’re stuck on spaghetti and meatballs or on a quest to perfect your marinara sauce, we all love Italian food! This week, we’re celebrating this favorite cuisine the healthy way with new recipe ideas all week long, from homemade pasta and ricotta cheese to lightened-up tiramisu. Check back every day for new posts. Hungry now?  Feast on all our Italian food coverage:

TELL US: What’s your favorite healthy Italian dish?

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 »