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Healthy Travels: Day Trips

by in Healthy Tips, Kid-Friendly, August 27, 2010
Hummus
A hummus-filled pita is a filling, portable snack for a day trip.

My husband and I love taking day trips with our kids ages eight, five and three. The zoo, museum, farm, hikes, trips New York City’s Central Park — these are just some of the day adventures we take. Of course once we’ve managed to drive about 15 minutes, someone’s complaining that they’re hungry. Instead of losing my sanity, here are some of my tips to keep my little ones happy, satisfied, and most importantly, quiet.

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In Season: Bell Peppers

by in Healthy Recipes, In Season, August 26, 2010
Roasted Peppers Roasted Peppers – Photo by Antonis Achilleos/Food Network Magazine

My kids love chomping on crunchy slices of these sweet, mild peppers. Who am I to complain, when one cup has more vitamin C than an orange? Here are some more reasons to grab these babies while they’re at their peak.

More pepper facts, plus pepper-filled recipes »

5 Ingredients: Cantaloupe Soup

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, August 25, 2010
Dana's 5-Ingredient Melon Soup
Dana's 5-Ingredient Melon Soup

It’s been a hot and humid summer – cool off with this refreshing and light no-cook soup. It’s a snap to make, and has only 5 ingredients.

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Gluten Free For A Day

by in Gluten-Free, August 24, 2010
Pepper-Jack Chicken with Succotash - Photo by Antonis Achilleos/Food Network Magazine

Celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham and Chelsea Clinton are all touting the virtues of a gluten-free diet. But many folks forget that a big part of gluten-free cooking is simple, fresh, and minimally-processed ingredients. Here’s a day’s worth of delicious and nutritious recipes that also happen to be free of gluten, including a gluten-free chocolate chip cookie recipe!

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Make Your Own Tomato Sauce

by in Healthy Recipes, In Season, August 19, 2010

tomato sauce

We’re celebrating tomatoes this week on Healthy Eats, so we’re cooking up a classic.  We’ve taste tested the jarred stuff, but nothing beats a homemade batch of tomato sauce loaded with vitamins C and A, potassium and the antioxidant lycopene. With tomato season in full swing, don’t let extra tomatoes go to waste!

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Spotlight Recipes: Gazpacho

by in Healthy Recipes, August 18, 2010

watermelon gazpacho

Enjoy a refreshingly cool (and super-healthy) soup this summer. Make tomato gazpacho in honor of our in-season tomato celebration, or switch it up and use watermelon, red peppers or even grapes.

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Healthy How-To: Oven-Dried Tomatoes

by in Healthy Recipes, In Season, August 16, 2010
Oven-Dried Tomatoes
Oven-Dried Tomatoes - Photo by Con Poulos/Food Network Magazine

This week on Healthy Eats, we’re celebrating the superstar of summer: the nutrient-packed tomato! These juicy, delicious beauties are at their peak, and we can’t stop eating them.

If you like store-bought sun-dried tomatoes, you’ll love them dried from the oven. Although they take some time to cook or bake, it’s pretty straightforward — cook those babies low and slow.

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Piña Coladas, Lightened Up

by in Healthy Recipes, Meal Makeovers, August 11, 2010
Dana's Lightened-Up Pina Colada
Dana's Lightened-Up Pina Colada

We can’t celebrate frozen treats week without tackling this summer essential: the frozen piña colada. Like a tropical vacation in a glass, piña coladas can be decadent and high-calorie. But don’t cut yourself off — skip the sugary mixes, break out the blender and try our slimmed-down version.

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5 Ingredients or Less: Peach Frozen Yogurt

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, August 10, 2010

peaches

Tart yogurt shops like Pinkberry and Red Mango are in fashion this summer, but you won’t believe how easy it is to make your own in-style fro yo. Try our recipe for a seasonal favorite — smooth and silky peaches and cream.

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Make Your Own Popsicles

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Recipes, Kid-Friendly, August 10, 2010
Toby's Homemade Strawberry Popsicles
Toby's Homemade Strawberry Popsicles

My kids absolutely love frozen pops. Instead of buying store brands packed with more sugar and high fructose corn syrup than fruit, I make my own using the freshest ingredients. They’re easy and fun for the whole family.

Get our step-by-step how-to, plus combinations to try »