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FN’s Top Recipes Lightened Up: Giada’s Chicken Piccata

by in Healthy Recipes, Meal Makeovers, January 18, 2011

chicken piccata

Looking for something new to do with chicken? Giada’s simply delicious Chicken Piccata gives plain old chicken a burst of fresh flavor with lemon and capers. We’ve got tips that will save 165 calories and 20 grams of fat per serving!

See our slim-down tips for chicken piccata »

Frozen Fruit 5 Ways

by in Healthy Recipes, January 17, 2011

frozen mango margarita

Now that winter is upon us, the fresh fruit of summer is a past memory. This is the perfect time to turn to frozen fruit — look for unsweetened varieties to avoid added sugars. Once you stock up, here are 5 easy ways to use this healthy convenience food.

Frozen fruit 5 delicious ways »

150-Calorie Snacks

by in Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, January 12, 2011
Granola Bars
The right between-meal snacks can help keep hunger at bay.

Snacks are an important part of a well-balanced diet and should contain healthy nutrients like calcium, protein, whole grains, vitamins or minerals. Aim for one to two snacks per day that are around 150 calories each. Skip those expensive, nutrient-light snack packs and try these 10 filling 150 calorie snacks instead.

See all 10 snack ideas »

Top 5 Quick Breakfast Ideas

by in Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, January 10, 2011


Think you don’t have time for breakfast? Think again. These healthy, well-balanced quick bites are ready in 10 minutes or less.

5 ways to a super-fast morning meal »

Banana Bread, Lightened Up

by in Meal Makeovers, January 5, 2011

banana walnut bread

There’s no better way to use over-ripe bananas than banana bread, but all the butter and sugar in traditional banana bread recipes can clobber you with calories and fat. Use our tips to make this breakfast classic more figure friendly.

See how we slim down banana bread »

Have a Happy, Healthy New Year!

by in Healthy Recipes, January 1, 2011
Grapefruit Trout Salad
Ring in 2011 with healthy, delicious recipes. Image courtesy Food Network Magazine.

Happy new year! 2011 is here, and along with the new calendar, we’re bringing you new tips and delicious recipes to ease into a healthy lifestyle that will last all year long.

Want to get started now? Get more than 20 healthy weeknight and weekend menus put together by Healthy Eats’ resident dietitians Toby and Dana, and watch Ellie Krieger make over favorite comfort foods.

Keep visiting us for daily healthy bites, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for daily tips and recipes every day in January.

For hundreds more hand-picked healthy appetizers, desserts, dinners and side dishes, visit

Cook Once, Please Everyone: Pizza

by in Kid-Friendly, Meal Makeovers, December 29, 2010
My Family's Favorite Pizza Varieties

We all love pizza night — adults included. Take a break from the hectic holiday season and make multiple pies with custom toppings the whole family will love. You’ll save money, calories and get an extra dose of fun! Here’s how I do it.

Tips for a family-friendly, healthy pizza night »

Top Holiday Recipes, Lightened Up: Alton’s Free Range Fruit Cake

by in Healthy Holidays, Meal Makeovers, December 23, 2010
Alton's Free Range Fruitcake
Turn fruitcake into a parfait topper for a festive, lighter treat. Photo courtesy Food Network Magazine.

Love it or hate it, ‘tis the season for fruitcake! Alton Brown’s version is a recipe worth trying, but all the brandy, dried fruit, and nuts can weigh you down. Here are 6 ways to lighten up this famously heavy holiday treat.

Healthier fruitcake you’ll want to eat »

Scalloped Potatoes, Lightened Up

by in Healthy Recipes, December 21, 2010
Scalloped Potatoes Lightened Up
Provencal Potato Gratin

Most classic versions of this all-time favorite potato dish aren’t very figure-friendly, especially with boatloads of heavy cream and mounds of cheese.  There are a few tricks to lighten things up—here’s how.

Scalloped potatoes, lighter »

Spotlight Recipes: Bone-Warming Drinks

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, December 20, 2010
Low-Fat Eggnog

Come in from the cold and cozy up to these winter-warming drinks. With 200 calories or less per serving, these soothing bevvies are a guiltless pleasure.

Recipes to try: