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4 Family Dinners For $10 or Less

by in Healthy Recipes, September 23, 2010
Applesauce Granita Melissa D’Arabian’s Applesauce Granita With Maple Yogurt

Busy schedules don’t mean you have to  rely on pricey (and usually higher-calorie) take-out dinners. In fact, hectic days are an even better reason to stay energized with balanced, healthy and delicious meals. Eating smart doesn’t have to break the bank – here are 4 dinner ideas to prove it.

4 healthy, budget-friendly dinners »

Make Your Own Trail Mix

by in Healthy Recipes, Meal Makeovers, September 20, 2010
TrailMix
Almond Lover's Trail Mix - Photo Courtesy Food Network Magazine

The sweet and crunchy combo of nuts and dried fruit makes a satisfying snack you can enjoy just about anywhere. But when you buy pre-made kinds, there’s usually something in there you don’t really like. The solution: Make your own signature blend in three simple steps.

Learn to make your own trail mix, plus portion-control tips »

Dressing Up Rotisserie Chicken

by in Healthy Recipes, September 7, 2010
Ellie's Chicken-Stuffed Burrito
Ellie's Rotisserie Chicken-Stuffed Burrito Verde

When it comes to store-bought options, a rotisserie chicken can be one of the healthiest ways to get lean protein on the table, fast! But don’t settle for plain chicken — here’s how to turn the supermarket staple into inventive, healthy dinners.

Use rotisserie chicken tonight »

Menu: A Labor Day Grill-Out

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, September 6, 2010
Vegetarian Grilling Menu
Grilled Portobello Burger

Fire up the grill and celebrate the end of the summer with these healthy favorites. Calling for rain? Don’t fret. You can always bring the cookout indoors.

Get our mix-and-match healthy grilling menu »

Summer Fest: 10 Ways To Eat Sweet Peppers

by in Healthy Recipes, In Season, September 1, 2010
Roasted Bell Peppers - Photo Courtesy Food Network Magazine

Summer Fest

We’re teaming up with other food and garden bloggers to host Summer 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.


Sweet peppers
are easy to love: they’re crunchy, versatile and have only 30 calories per cup. With more than 200 percent of your vitamin C needs in a serving, there’s no reason not to try one, two or all 10 of these delicious pepper-filled options.

See all 10 pepper ideas »

Healthy Swaps: School Lunches

by in Back to School, Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, Kid-Friendly, August 31, 2010
Oatmeal Cookies
Oatmeal Cookies - Photo Courtesy Food Network Magazine

We’re celebrating Back To School week on Healthy Eats, and we know that packing a healthy noon meal that your kids will actually eat can be tricky. We took a look at some less-than-healthy school lunch staples and gave them an upgrade. Tuck these better (but still yummy) options into your little one’s lunchbox.

Give your lunchbox a nutrition boost »

5 Days Of Quick & Easy Weeknight Dinners

by in Healthy Recipes, August 30, 2010
Brisket Sandwich
Slow-Cooker Brisket Sandwich - Photo Courtesy Food Network Magazine

It’s tough getting back into the swing of things after the lazy days of summer — don’t let dinner be a source of stress. Here’s a week’s worth of healthy menus for even the busiest weeknights.

Get our quick, easy dinner ideas »

Healthy Travels: Day Trips

by in Healthy Tips, Kid-Friendly, August 27, 2010
Hummus
A hummus-filled pita is a filling, portable snack for a day trip.

My husband and I love taking day trips with our kids ages eight, five and three. The zoo, museum, farm, hikes, trips New York City’s Central Park — these are just some of the day adventures we take. Of course once we’ve managed to drive about 15 minutes, someone’s complaining that they’re hungry. Instead of losing my sanity, here are some of my tips to keep my little ones happy, satisfied, and most importantly, quiet.

Get our day trip planning tips

In Season: Bell Peppers

by in Healthy Recipes, In Season, August 26, 2010
Roasted Peppers Roasted Peppers – Photo by Antonis Achilleos/Food Network Magazine

My kids love chomping on crunchy slices of these sweet, mild peppers. Who am I to complain, when one cup has more vitamin C than an orange? Here are some more reasons to grab these babies while they’re at their peak.

More pepper facts, plus pepper-filled recipes »

5 Ingredients: Cantaloupe Soup

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, August 25, 2010
Dana's 5-Ingredient Melon Soup
Dana's 5-Ingredient Melon Soup

It’s been a hot and humid summer – cool off with this refreshing and light no-cook soup. It’s a snap to make, and has only 5 ingredients.

Get the simple no-cook soup recipes »