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Spotlight Recipes: Lighter Chinese New Year

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, February 12, 2010

Asian Egg Drop Soup
This Sunday, we ring in the year of the tiger on the Chinese calendar. Celebrate the new year with these Asian-inspired dishes. Make sure your feast features noodles, which symbolize longevity, and dumplings, a stand-in for wealth, so you kick off 2010 with good fortune.

Spotlight Recipes: Valentine’s Day Desserts

by in Healthy Recipes, Kid-Friendly, Valentine's Day, February 10, 2010

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
Instead of buying overpriced flowers and gifts, whip up a tasty treat for your special someone. Serve these for dessert, give them away to friends or pack some in your little ones’ lunchboxes.

FN’s Top Recipes, Lightened Up: #1 Baked Macaroni & Cheese

by in Healthy Recipes, Meal Makeovers, February 8, 2010
Baked Mac and Cheese
Alton's Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and cheese tops just about everyone’s list of favorite comfort foods — and Alton Brown’s version repeatedly tops the list of Food Network’s most popular recipes. It’s easy to see why: It feeds a crowd, and the gooey goodness is so filling. The dish is also easy to lighten up.  Make these few tweaks to make it light enough for a regular indulgence.

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Spotlight Recipes: A Super Bowl Spread

by in Healthy Recipes, February 4, 2010

Beef Pops with Pineapple
What’s a Super Bowl party without mouth-watering munchies? Here are some of our favorite healthy choices that will feed — and wow — a crowd!

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Chicken Wings, Lightened Up

by in Meal Makeovers, February 2, 2010

Teriyaki Chicken Wings
A game-day gathering just wouldn’t be complete without a plate of hot wings. This finger food can quickly max you out on calories and fat. Slim this party nibbler with these tips and recipes.

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Spotlight Recipes: 25 Low-Cholesterol Choices

by in Healthy Recipes, February 2, 2010

More than 100 million American adults have high cholesterol, and new info shows that one in five teens face an increased risk for heart disease risk because of their rising cholesterol levels.

Plenty of research has been done on managing your LDL (bad) and HDL (good) cholesterol levels, but it’s not always easy to know what you should eat. Basic musts are limiting your saturated fat and opting for foods loaded with fiber and heart-healthier fats, such as omega-3 fats.

From rise-and-shine breakfasts to sweet desserts, here are our top 25 low-cholesterol choices. All of these dishes have less than 5 grams of saturated fat and 60 milligrams of cholesterol per serving.

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FN’s Top Recipes, Lightened Up: #2 Paula’s Old-Fashioned Meatloaf

by in Healthy Recipes, Meal Makeovers, February 1, 2010

Paula's Old-Fashioned Meatloaf
It’s no surprise that meatloaf ranks high on Food Network’s Top 50 Recipes of 2009 list — who doesn’t love meatloaf?! And a Paula Deen meatloaf, at that! Ms. Deen isn’t known for her low-cal dishes, but we’ve got some simple tips for slimming this comforting classic.

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5 Ingredients: Coconut Soup With Noodles & Mushrooms

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, January 27, 2010

Coconut Soup
Tired of sandwiches for lunch or the same pasta dish for dinner? A warm bowl of this Thai-inspired, nutrient-rich soup will hit the spot.

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Spotlight Recipe: Chocolate-Dipped Clementines

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Recipes, January 26, 2010

Chocolate-Dipped Clementines
We’ve got boxes of clementines around the house this time of year. Peeled and dipped in chocolate, this citrus fruit turns into a perfect dessert to serve with tea and espresso. A light sprinkle of coarse French sea salt heightens the flavor of the antioxidant-rich chocolate.

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