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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.

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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 »

5 Ingredients or Less CHALLENGE: Chicken Fingers 2 Ways

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, October 1, 2010
Chicken Fingers
Toby's Baked Chicken Fingers

You’re dying for some crisp-tender fried chicken fingers, but could do without all the fat and calories. Don’t worry — we’ve got two delicious ways to slim them down. Our nutritionists Dana and Toby are going head to head, dishing up their lightened-up versions of this famous finger food. Weigh in on your favorite!

Pick your favorite chicken finger recipe »

Photos: 50 Slimmed-Down Comfort Foods

by in Healthy Recipes, Meal Makeovers, September 29, 2010

quesadillas

As the weather cools off, I’m craving comfort foods, from gooey mac and cheese to chewy brownies to hearty soups and stews. Luckily, Food Network Kitchens and our chefs lightened up 50 comforting recipes with less fat and more flavor.  Now, my only dilemma: which recipe to make first?

See all 50 made-over comfort foods »

TELL US: What’s your comfort food craving?

Fish and Chips, Lightened Up

by in Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, Meal Makeovers, September 28, 2010
Baked Fish and Chips
Baked Fish and Chips - Photo by Andrew Mccaul, Food Network Magazine

Drown fish in oil and serve it with a side of greasy fries and you’ve got yourself a quadruple bypass waiting to happen. Okay, maybe that’s a bit dramatic, but you get my drift.  The funny thing is, potatoes and fish are naturally healthy foods. Here’s how to make this English staple tasty and delicious.

See how we lighten up fish and chips »

Quick Weeknight Desserts

by in Healthy Recipes, September 28, 2010
Chocolate Pudding
Low-Fat Chocolate Pudding - Photo by Kate Sears/Food Network Magazine

A few nights a week, you want a sweet treat, but don’t want the calories or time commitment to get out of control. We’ve got 5 dessert recipes that are just what you’re looking for.

See all 5 desserts »

Tilapia 5 Ways

by in Healthy Recipes, September 27, 2010

fish tacos
Tilapia has gained popularity over the past 20 years, and it’s easy to see why: It’s a mild, affordable fish that’s low in fat and high in protein.  This ecologically-sustainable fish should be a part of your diet — here are 5 new ways to try it tonight.

5 takes on tilapia »

Make-Ahead Meals: Big Batch Recipes To Cook & Freeze

by in Food Safety, Healthy Recipes, September 24, 2010
Spaghetti and Meatballs
Spaghetti and Meatballs

The hustle and bustle of everyday life can get in the way of making healthy meals. But with a little planning, you can stock your freezer with healthy options for nights you just don’t have the time or energy to cook. Here are some basic tips on choosing the right recipe and how to safely cook, freeze and defrost them.

5 healthy recipes, plus food safety tips »

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 »