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Top Thanksgiving Recipes, Lightened Up: Paula’s Pumpkin Cheesecake

by in Healthy Tips, Meal Makeovers, November 15, 2010

pumpkin cheesecake

We’re lightening up some of FoodNetwork.com’s top Thanksgiving recipes. First up: Paula’s Pumpkin Cheesecake.  This rich dessert is sweet, seasonal and delicious, but it comes with a high fat and calorie toll. But with a few ingredient swaps, you can cut the fat and calories without compromising flavor.  Here’s how we slim it down.

Paula Deen’s pumpkin cheesecake, slimmed down »

Spotlight Recipe: Gluten-Free Girl’s Pie Crust

by in Gluten-Free, November 12, 2010

gluten-free pumpkin pie

Shauna James Ahern, better known as Gluten-Free Girl, is sharing her favorite gluten-free Thankgiving recipes with us! Check back next week for her gluten-free stuffing recipe.

Pie. Who doesn’t love pie? Before I had to cut gluten out of my life, I made pie after pie after pie. When I lived in New York, my roommates and friends and I went apple picking upstate one weekend. We came home with so many apples that I made seven apple pies in one afternoon, then invited all our friends over for a slice of pie and a glass of milk.

So, as you can imagine, I was pretty upset at the idea that I could never eat pie again because I had to give up gluten. So I came up with a delicious gluten-free alternative to classic pie crust  — now, I’m sharing it with you.

Get Shauna’s gluten-free pie crust recipe and tips » »

Make Your Own Pie Crust

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, November 8, 2010
Paula's Sweet Potato PIe
Homemade Pie Crust

There’s something extraordinary about pastry. It’s the perfect combination of crisp, delicate, flaky and tender. Ready-to-bake versions from the store promise convenience but you can make your own in a matter of minutes. Something this special deserves a homemade touch — make yours now and freeze it for Thanksgiving.

Why make your own? Plus, recipes to try »

Is Making Your Own Baby Food Worth It?

by in Kid-Friendly, November 4, 2010

baby food

When my daughter turned old enough to eat solid foods, there was no question that I was going to make them for her – it helps that I love to cook! But what about moms with less culinary confidence? What about the time commitment? Here are the pros and cons, and a few easy recipes.

All about homemade baby food, plus 3 recipes to try »

Why We Love Chili

by in Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, Meal Makeovers, November 3, 2010
30-Minute Turkey Chili
30-Minute Turkey Chili

This classic comfort food is the perfect end to a cold day. Its versatility can make it suitable to most taste preferences and although many think it’s unhealthy, chili is really full of nutritious ingredients. But those aren’t the only reasons we love chili.

All about chili, plus our favorite healthy chili recipes »

Casseroles 5 Ways

by in Healthy Recipes, November 2, 2010
Ellie's Sweet Potato Casserole
Ellie's Sweet Potato-Pecan Casserole

A one-stop meal, casseroles make an easy weeknight dinner (and next day lunch). But many recipes call for cups (yes, cups!) of mayo, cans of creamy soup or lots of heavy cream — if you eat  these on a regular basis, you may as well have “911” on redial for the after-dinner coronary. Here are our top 5 lighter casseroles that’ll keep your waist slim and your heart in tip-top shape.

See all 5 lightened-up casseroles »

Chowders, Lightened Up

by in Meal Makeovers, November 2, 2010
Low Fat Clam Chowder
Low-Fat Clam Chowder - Image Courtesy Food Network Magazine

As deliciously comforting as a warm bowl of chowder can be, all the fat and calories can wreak havoc on your waistline. But with a few simple swaps, you can slurp this savory soup with delight.

See how to lighten up your favorite creamy soups »

Spotlight Recipes: Homemade Treats

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Holidays, October 25, 2010
Sweet and Spicy Pepitas Popcorn Balls
Sweet and Spicy Pepitas Popcorn Balls

Sweet treats abound throughout Halloween season. Our handmade goodies may not be sugar-free, but they sure will stand out – they are made with real ingredients and have that homemade touch.

Recipes to Try:

Pumpkin Caramels
Sweet and Spicy Pepitas Popcorn Balls
Chocolate-Dipped Fruit
Chocolate Dipped Clementines
Dark Chocolate Bark

Photos: 40 Healthy Weeknight Dinners

by in Healthy Recipes, October 21, 2010

slow cooker pork tacos

What’s for dinner tonight? If you’re drawing a blank, don’t resort to takeout — try one of our quick, healthy dinner ideas. From better beef chili to oven-fried chicken to lighter pesto pasta,  these perfect-for-fall meals will satisfy without a high-calorie toll.

Browse 40 weeknight meal ideas »

TELL US: What are your go-to healthy weeknight dinners?

5 Ingredients: Sweet Potato Chips With Black Olive Tapenade

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, October 21, 2010
Sweet Potato Chips With Olive Tapanade

Just in time for Halloween parties, we’re cooking up this black-and-orange appetizer that’s easy, tasty and festive. Best of all: there are only 5 ingredients.

Get our healthy appetizer recipe »