This fall and winter favorite makes a mean sauce, but has so much more potential. Read up on this red gem — it’s one of only three fruits native to the United States.
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We’ve served up 12 days worth of homemade holiday gifts! Catch up on the previous gifts here.
Instead of forking over tons of cash for fancy oils, make your own custom blends. Jazz up everything from salad dressings to late night snacks with these flavorful infusions — and get a dose of heart-healthy fats while you’re at it.
Good old pasta recipes can easily be turned into a vegetarian dishes. Problem is, pile in tons of cheese and large portions of pasta and watch the calories and heart-clogging saturated fat go through the roof (yes, even vegetarian recipes can be unhealthy!). There are ways to lighten up your lasagna and macaroni and cheese but here are a variety of vegetarian pasta dishes that are delicious and figure-friendly.
Recipes to try:
- Vegetable Lasagna Casserole
- Penne with Roasted Tomatoes, Garlic and White Beans
- Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Swiss Chard and Pecorino Cheese
- Macaroni and 4 Cheeses
Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian and consultant who specializes in food safety and culinary nutrition. See Toby’s full bio »
We’re serving up fresh healthy gift ideas every day from now until December 12. Catch up on the previous gifts here.
In the midst of all the holiday sweet treats, sometimes you just need something savory to munch on. Making your own spiced nuts is simple and a not-so-expensive holiday gift. Make a double batch and serve some up to guests this holiday season.
Cookies help you satisfy that sweet tooth with built-in portion control (as long as you just eat one or two). We’ve rounded up some Healthy Eats-approved favorites — classic recipes, plus a few fun twists.
Ginger Pecan Oatmeal Crisps
Holiday Sugar Cookies
Crispy Rice Squares
Peanut Butter & Chocolate Biscotti
Espresso Chip Meringues
Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze
Gingerbread Boys and Girls
Triple Chocolate Cookies
TELL US: What’s your no-fail holiday cookie recipe?
Don’t you love walking in the door after a long day and dinner is waiting? It’s that easy when you put your slow cooker to work. Whip out this under-appreciated kitchen appliance and try these 5 mouth-watering dishes.
Canned pumpkin: It’s not just for pumpkin pie! It is rich in fiber, vitamin A, and blends great into muffin mixes, soup and numerous other pumpkin possibilities. Use up leftover Thanksgiving pumpkin puree for a big batch of light, comforting vegan pumpkin alfredo. The sauce is so rich and creamy, you’ll wonder how there isn’t a dollop of dairy in sight.
We’re counting down to Thanksgiving with a new side dish every day! Thanksgiving turkey would be lost without stuffing (or dressing, if you prefer it that way). But sticks of butter and pounds of sausage are not mandatory ingredients. Instead, combine rich sauteed shiitake mushrooms with in-season butternut squash and sourdough bread cubes for a fresh, lighter take on classic stuffing. Here’s to a new holiday tradition!
Get the recipe: Shiitake-Squash Stuffing
Only 3 more days ’till Thanksgiving! Today’s side dish: the classic Sweet Potato Casserole, made over. Depending on how you make it, sweet potato casserole is a Thanksgiving classic that can be healthy or …. anything but! Our 5-ingredient version has all the flavor, but a fraction of the fat. Plus, get easy add-on ideas to make it your own.
This fall superstar gets hype for making a mean soup. Don’t get me wrong, butternut squash soup is an all-time fave in my house, but there are more ways to dress up this delicious veggie. Here are our top five.