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Casseroles 5 Ways

by in 1 Food, 5 Ways, Healthy Recipes, November 2, 2010
Ellie's Sweet Potato Casserole
Ellie's Sweet Potato-Pecan Casserole

A one-stop meal, casseroles make an easy weeknight dinner (and next day lunch). But many recipes call for cups (yes, cups!) of mayo, cans of creamy soup or lots of heavy cream — if you eat  these on a regular basis, you may as well have “911” on redial for the after-dinner coronary. Here are our top 5 lighter casseroles that’ll keep your waist slim and your heart in tip-top shape.

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Chowders, Lightened Up

by in Meal Makeovers, November 2, 2010
Low Fat Clam Chowder
Low-Fat Clam Chowder - Image Courtesy Food Network Magazine

As deliciously comforting as a warm bowl of chowder can be, all the fat and calories can wreak havoc on your waistline. But with a few simple swaps, you can slurp this savory soup with delight.

See how to lighten up your favorite creamy soups »

Spotlight Recipes: Homemade Treats

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Holidays, October 25, 2010
Sweet and Spicy Pepitas Popcorn Balls
Sweet and Spicy Pepitas Popcorn Balls

Sweet treats abound throughout Halloween season. Our handmade goodies may not be sugar-free, but they sure will stand out – they are made with real ingredients and have that homemade touch.

Recipes to Try:

Pumpkin Caramels
Sweet and Spicy Pepitas Popcorn Balls
Chocolate-Dipped Fruit
Chocolate Dipped Clementines
Dark Chocolate Bark

Photos: 40 Healthy Weeknight Dinners

by in Healthy Recipes, October 21, 2010

slow cooker pork tacos

What’s for dinner tonight? If you’re drawing a blank, don’t resort to takeout — try one of our quick, healthy dinner ideas. From better beef chili to oven-fried chicken to lighter pesto pasta,  these perfect-for-fall meals will satisfy without a high-calorie toll.

Browse 40 weeknight meal ideas »

TELL US: What are your go-to healthy weeknight dinners?

5 Ingredients: Sweet Potato Chips With Black Olive Tapenade

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, October 21, 2010
Sweet Potato Chips With Olive Tapanade

Just in time for Halloween parties, we’re cooking up this black-and-orange appetizer that’s easy, tasty and festive. Best of all: there are only 5 ingredients.

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Gluten-Free Diets: Good or Bad?

by in Gluten-Free, October 14, 2010

quinoa

Seems like everyone is buzzing about gluten-free diets. New products and diet books are flooding the marketplace and celebrities are swearing by their anti-gluten lifestyles. So what’s this really all about? Does going gluten-free hold the key to better health and weight-loss success, even if you’re not gluten-intolerant? Get the facts.

Get the scoop on gluten-free diets »

Fall Fest: Pumpkins 5 Ways

by in 1 Food, 5 Ways, Healthy Recipes, October 13, 2010
Alton's Pumpkin Bread
Alton Brown's Seed-Studded Pumpkin Bread

We’re teaming up with other food and garden bloggers to host Fall Fest 2010, a season-long garden party. Each week 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. To join in, check out awaytogarden.com.

This weekend we took the kids to a pumpkin patch and they absolutely loved it! Now we have lots of pumpkins, and need to put them to good use. Here are 5 recipes I can’t wait to use with fresh (or canned) pumpkin.

See all 5 recipes, plus more pumpkin ideas »

5 Ingredients or Less: Eggs In A Basket

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, Healthy Recipes, October 11, 2010
Toby's Eggs in a Basket

Also called “eggs-in-a-hole”, “birds nest,” “eggs-in-a-blanket” or “toad-in-a-hole”, I served this fun breakfast fave  to my kids on their first day of school. With less than 5 ingredients, it’s an easy and stress-free dish to cook up on a school day.

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Spotlight Recipes: Smarter Dips

by in Healthy Recipes, October 5, 2010
Spinach-Artichoke Dip
Lightened-Up Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Whether you’re cooking for a  kid’s birthday party or having friends over to watch the game, dips are an easy-to-make crowd pleaser. Don’t let gobs of calories and fat weigh down your festivities – try our more figure-friendly picks.

Recipes to Try:

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Katie’s Healthy Bites: 4 5-Ingredient Fall Recipes

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, October 3, 2010
Katie-Salmon-Pumpkin-Seed-Chimichurri
Katie's Salmon With Pumpkin Seed Chimichurri

In the mood for fall flavors without a lot of fuss? Try this menu fit that’s easy enough for a weeknight meal, but impressive enough for company. Each recipe contains 5 ingredients or less! (Olive oil, salt and pepper don’t count.)

See all 4 simple, flavorful fall recipes »