by Toby Amidor in Healthy Recipes, In Season, September 21, 2013
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Recipes, September 15, 2013
Fall starts tomorrow! And with the arrival of crisp days comes a bounty of seasonal veggies. Here are my top five, plus delicious ways to incorporate them into your meals.
Pumpkins are fun to turn into Jack-o-lanterns, but you can use the flesh, seeds and empty pumpkin shell in your kitchen to make delicious and antioxidant-packed dishes. If cooking with fresh pumpkin is too labor intensive, use canned pumpkin puree (made from 100% pure pumpkin) to get the same nutritional goodness without the hassle.
Recipes to try:
by Dana Angelo White in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Recipes, September 13, 2013
Store-bought muffins, a grab-and-go favorite, can average a hefty 400 to 500 calories each. Make your own healthier version and you’ll get the same delicious flavor for about half the calories.
by Dana Angelo White in 5-Ingredient Recipes, September 10, 2013
Hard to believe, but apple season is just about under way! Here are a few ways to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Nothing says apple season like pie and other baked goodies. These lightened-up versions deliver the flavor you love for fewer calories.
Flat Apple Pie with Perfect Pie Crust
Rustic Apple Pie with Dried Cherries
Apple Cranberry Phyllo Turnovers
Apple Cranberry Galette
Apple-Berry Brown Betty
These easy, guilt-free delights make for fabulous after-dinner sweets during the week.
by Healthy Eats in Healthy Recipes, September 9, 2013
Are you loving wheat berries but tired of only using them only in salads? Try this super-delish wheat berry burger instead, which calls for only five ingredients.
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Recipes, September 7, 2013
According to culinary lore, pound cake got its name because the original recipe called for a pound each of butter, sugar, eggs and flour. But that doesn’t mean every loaf has to pack on the pounds! Food Network Kitchens developed this healthier take by making a few simple switches to the classic. Here’s how to help this beloved cake slim down.
by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Recipes, September 5, 2013
When the season comes to a close, don’t let those fresh tomatoes go to waste! Make your own tomato sauce, then freeze and use it these five ways.
Make a speedy bowl of tomato soup using tomato sauce. It’s a perfect way to get your dose of lycopene, an antioxidant shown to help lower the risk of heart disease and cancer.
Recipe: Quick and Spicy Tomato Soup
Shakshuka (aka Eggs in Purgatory) is a mouthwatering Israeli dish. Cut prep time by using premade tomato sauce like in Giada’s recipe.
Recipe: Eggs in Purgatory (above)
by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Recipes, Kid-Friendly, August 31, 2013
Getting a little tired of sandwiches day after day? Wrap up lunch three tasty ways.
by Healthy Eats in Healthy Recipes, August 30, 2013
Say sayonara to store-bought lunch kits! These DIY versions will make your kid the envy of the lunchroom.
Pre-packaged lunch kits sure seem convenient, but the quality of the food is subpar at best. Popular options include crackers and processed meats and cheeses, coupled with sugary drinks and cookies. The calorie counts vary from 300 to 450 per serving, with 8 to 20 grams and fat, plus 30 to 40 percent of an adult’s sodium needs for the entire day. What’s even more disturbing is the staggeringly long list of ingredients, usually chock-full of preservatives.
Bento-style containers make homemade lunch kits a breeze. Compartments keep food fresh and allow little fingers to snatch up and assemble their favorites. Most set-ups retail for $15 to $25 each at Pottery Barn Kids and Laptop Lunches. Resealable plastic bags and small plastic containers can also get the job done.
Here are 5 fresh lunch combos that keep the menu fun and healthy.
- Thick-sliced roasted turkey, cheese cubes, edamame and yogurt-dipped pretzels (above)
- Greek yogurt, fresh berries, granola and carrot sticks
- Grilled chicken, tortilla chips, black bean salsa and broccoli florets
- Mini PB &J, whole wheat pretzels and grapes
- Pasta salad, green beans and apple
Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana’s full bio »
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Recipes, August 30, 2013
Whatever you’re craving this weekend, there’s a healthy take that’s sure to be a hit with cookout-party and picnic crowds. From salads to burgers to desserts, here are 15 lightened-up recipes.
Side Dishes and Salads
American Macaroni Salad
Broccoli Salad (above)
Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes
Garden Potato Salad
Corn and Pasta Salad
Asian Red Cabbage Slaw
When you cook and freeze breakfast items ahead of time, you’ll always have something handy to serve before school, even on hectic mornings. Try making double or triple batches of any of these recipes.
Instead of buying mixes, make homemade pancakes and let them cool before storing in the freezer. Use these tips to lighten up your next batch.
Recipes to try: