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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.

Get Toby’s family-friendly taco buffet tips »

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 »

Have You Tried?… Gluten-Free Flours

by in Gluten-Free, Healthy Recipes, July 13, 2010

gluten free blueberry muffins

Whether you need to steer clear of gluten because of an allergy or just like to experiment in the kitchen, there are plenty of choices beyond good old wheat. Mix things up with these flour alternatives.

Try 5 flour alternatives »

Spotlight Recipes: Stone Fruit

by in Healthy Recipes, July 8, 2010
Peaches with Balsamic Cherries
Ellie's Peaches with Balsamic Cherries

These fruit from the Rosaceae family contain a single hard seed or pit (a.k.a. a stone). They include some of our summer faves like cherries, plums, peaches and apricots. Enjoy your favorites in these mouth-watering recipes.

Recipes to try»

Green Beans 5 Ways

by in Healthy Recipes, July 7, 2010
Green Bean and Celery Salad
Green Bean and Celery Salad - Photo by Antonis Achilleos/Food Network Magazine

Dig in and grab a handful (or two) of green beans at your next trip to the market. Trim, wash and enjoy them raw with hummus or yogurt dip — or try one of these delicious recipes.

5 new ways to eat green beans »

Spotlight Recipes: Fruity Salsas

by in Healthy Recipes, July 1, 2010
Watermelon Salsa on a Chip by The Gourmet Foodie Blog.
Watermelon Salsa -- The Gourmet Foodie Blog

Sweet or spicy? Fruity or smoking hot? There are hundreds of varieties of salsa to choose from, so why turn summer days into a bore with your typical medium-spiced tomato salsa? Go a little crazy and give a fruity salsa salsa a try. Here are some of my favorites, from our recipe files and around the Web.

Get 4 fruity salsa recipes »

Spotlight Recipes: Fun & Easy For July 4th

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, June 29, 2010
Smoky Corn on the Cob
Smoky Corn on the Cob - Photo by Con Poulos/FN Magazine

Roll up your sleeves and dive into a seafood fest this holiday weekend. Whether you’ll be celebrating in the sand, poolside, or indoors, these recipes can’t be beat.

Crowd-Pleasing Main Courses

Kitchen Clambake
Lobster Rolls
Mustard Roasted Salmon
Grilled Shrimp with Chili Cocktail Sauce

Simple Sides

Yellow Trio Salad
Smoky Corn on the Cob
Tomato Salad with Herbs

Festive Desserts

Mixed Berries with Limoncello
Angel Food Cake and Berries

Beat-the-Heat Beverages

Iced Tea
Make Your Own Margaritas
Summer Cocktails

More healthy ideas for the 4th

Tell Us: What’s your go-to July 4th recipe?

Make Your Own Jam

by in Healthy Recipes, In Season, June 29, 2010
Dana's Strawberry-Thyme Jam
Dana's Strawberry-Thyme Jam

Many store-bought jams, jellies and preserves contain more sugar than fruit. While you do need some sugar, it’s really the fruit you want to taste! With a few simple ingredients and a little bit of simmering,  you’ll have the best-tasting fruit spread imaginable.

Get our easy homemade jam recipe »

5 Ingredients: Berry Trifle with Amaretto

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, June 28, 2010
Dana's 5-Ingredient Berry Trifle
Dana's 5-Ingredient Berry Trifle

This week on Healthy Eats, we’re celebrating summer berries — strawberries, blueberries and raspberries are all at their juicy, delicious peak! This fresh, light trifle is a showstopper at parties and picnics, and our version has a reasonable amount of fat and calories.  It’s as simple as 5 ingredients — read on to see how it’s made.

Get the easy trifle recipe »