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Summer Fest: Corn 5 Ways

by in 1 Food, 5 Ways, Healthy Recipes, August 4, 2010
Corn
Smoky Corn on the Cob - Photo by Con Poulos/FN Magazine

Each year, when corn season arrives, I take my kids to the local market to pick up some fresh ears. I love watching my kids gobble down what they picked out — our favorite is eating fresh corn straight off the cob. I could give you an earful (pun intended) of ways to prepare it, but here are 5 of my favorite ways to enjoy this nutritional powerhouse.

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.

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Spotlight Recipes: Chutney

by in Healthy Recipes, July 29, 2010
Cranberry-Citrus Chutney
Cranberry-Citrus Chutney - Photograph by Jonathan Kantor/Food Network Magazine

Chutney is a simmered-down or pureed combo of fruit (or veggies), spices and herbs. Instead of deep-frying or drowning your fish, pork or meat in heavy sauces, opt for a tangy bite of chutney instead.

Recipes to try:

Make Your Own Pickles

by in Healthy Recipes, July 28, 2010

pickles

Not sure what to do with those extra cukes sitting around? My grandma used to make batches of homemade pickles. We’d have jars lining the fridge shelves. Dill, spicy, sweet or sour — oh, the possibilities!

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5 Ingredients: Fruit Leather

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, July 26, 2010
Dana's Homemade Fruit Leather
Dana's Homemade Fruit Leather

We’re celebrating food preserving this week on Healthy Eats. Today: Make homemade fruit leather! Check the labels on many of those packaged fruit leathers and you’ll find upwards of 15 ingredients including corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oils (a.k.a. trans fats) preservatives, and artificial colors and flavors. Our homemade version has only three ingredients (okay, four if you count water), and fresh, satisfying flavor.

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In Season: Peaches

by in Healthy Recipes, In Season, July 21, 2010
Tomato-Peach Salad Tomato-Peach Salad – Photo Courtesy Food Network Magazine

Peach season has finally arrived! My 5-year old daughter has been waiting for me to bring home fresh ones ever since summer began. Read up on the different types and try some of our peachy recipes…if you don’t eat all the delicious fruit first.

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Spotlight Recipes: Healthy,Tasty Muffins

by in Healthy Recipes, July 21, 2010

ellie's carrot muffins

I have a mild addiction to muffins, so I’m always on the hunt for healthier versions of this sweet treat. I’ve learned that many recipes can be slimmed down and boosted with nutrients without compromising flavor. Here are some of my favorite tricks and recipes.

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Zucchini Bread, Lightened Up

by in Meal Makeovers, July 19, 2010
Dana's Lighter Zucchini Bread
Dana's Lighter Zucchini Bread

It’s easy to be fooled into believing that zucchini bread is good for you – it’s made with vegetables after all! In actuality, many recipes are weighed down with fat and sugar, so we’re going to lighten things up. Here’s how we do it.

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Meet This Grain: Kamut

by in Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, July 14, 2010

kamut

This ancient treasure has been around for centuries and is considered to be the great-great granddaddy of grains. Find out how to cook this high protein grain, and why it’s back in fashion.

Learn more, plus 4 kamut recipes »

Cook Once, Please Everyone: Tacos

by in Healthy Tips, Kid-Friendly, July 14, 2010
Toby's Taco Buffet
Toby's Taco Buffet

Sometimes I feel like I’m a private chef for each one of my three kids, my husband and my grandmother (who dines with us often). Instead of pulling my hair out in frustration, I’ve learned to cook kid-friendly dishes that can be dressed-up for adults too. One of my family’s favorite dishes is tacos — here’s how I prepare them to please everyone.

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Eggplant Parmesan, Lightened Up

by in Meal Makeovers, July 13, 2010
Eggplant-Parmesan Sauce
Pasta with Eggplant-Parmesan Sauce - Photograph by Kang Kim/Food Network Magazine

Growing up in an Italian family, eggplant “parm” was a staple in my house. While it was cheesy, fried and delicious, nowadays I’d rather cut back on some of the calories and fat and focus on the delicious fresh ingredients.

See how we lighten up this Italian favorite »