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Mushrooms 5 Ways

by in 1 Food, 5 Ways, January 20, 2010

Mushroom Saute
Mushrooms are super low in calories but packed with energy-producing B-vitamins and even some vitamin D. You can’t wrong adding these as flavor-boosters to your favorite dishes. Here are five ways to try them.

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FN's Top Recipes, Lightened Up: #4 Paula's Pumpkin Bars

by in Healthy Recipes, Meal Makeovers, January 18, 2010

Paula's Pumpkin Bars
These delectable bars were number four on Food Network’s Top 50 Recipes of 2009. Here are a few simple tips to slim them down without using lower-fat ingredients (seriously!).

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FN's Top Recipes, Lightened Up: #5 Chicken Enchiladas

by in Healthy Recipes, Meal Makeovers, January 11, 2010

Chicken Enchiladas
Every January, our big sister, FoodNetwork.com, tallies up their most-viewed recipes of the previous year. They’ve just unveiled their Top 50 Recipes of 2009 — all scrumptious dishes but not exactly waistline-friendly fare! If you’re tempted to try out the best of the best, we don’t want you to blow your diet. Every week, we are looking at one of the top five recipes and offering some simple tips for slimming them down without losing their flavor.

Coming in at #5 is Tyler Florence’s Chicken Enchiladas. Good news: This dish is healthier than you might think.

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Spotlight Recipes: 25 Healthy Breakfasts

by in Healthy Recipes, January 6, 2010

Whether a grab-and-go option or a hearty weekend brunch, breakfast is a must-have meal. It jump-starts your metabolism and revs up your energy for the day ahead. Studies have shown kids who eat good breakfasts perform better in school; no doubt the same is true for us hard-at-work adults.

Our top 25 healthy breakfast choices runs the range of decadent pancakes to quick-and-easy picks. If you’re one of those people who is never hungry in the morning, we have small bites for you, too. Every little healthy bit counts.

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Grilled Cheese, Lightened Up

by in Meal Makeovers, January 5, 2010

grilled cheese
Who doesn’t love the ooey-gooey goodness of a grilled cheese sandwich? We crave the comfort food year-round, but it’s almost mandatory to enjoy one during April’s National Grilled Cheese Month. But you don’t have to throw your healthy eating plan out the window — here’s how to enjoy the scrumptious bread-cheese combo without going overboard.

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Meet This Grain: Brown Rice

by in Healthy Recipes, December 30, 2009

Brown Rice
Brown rice is an old standby in the whole-grain world, but it doesn’t always get the love it deserves. Find out all the delicious ways you can savor this easy-to-cook grain.

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Spotlight Recipe: Whole-Grain Breakfast Porridge

by in Healthy Recipes, December 29, 2009
Whole-Grain Breakfast Porridge
Photo by Kana Okada / Food Network Magazine

Even my strong sweet tooth needs a break after a month of holiday treats. This soul-warming recipe from Food Network Magazine has a touch of brown sugar (swap for honey if you prefer), but most of the flavor comes from the cinnamon and dried fruit. Plus, all the whole-grain fiber keeps me from grazing on leftover cookies mid-morning; the B-vitamins are a good energy boost, too. Top with a few chopped nuts for a little extra crunch.

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Spotlight Recipes: Nibblers for New Year's Eve

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, December 28, 2009

Antipasto Sausage Skewers
Photo by Lara Robby/Studio D for Food Network Magazine

Get back in the healthy habit early and ring in the New Year with a smarter spread. Balance out the alcohol with plenty of food and virgin cocktails — nobody wants to kick off 2010 with a hangover!

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Spotlight Recipes: Slimmed-Down Eggnog

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, December 24, 2009

Lower Calorie Eggnog
Got ‘nog? If you’re anything like me, you have it every Christmas.

No doubt you’ve seen a slew of eggnog brands in the supermarket dairy case, but those pre-packaged ones boast 190 calories and 9 grams of fat or more per serving. That serving is only a 1/2 cup and doesn’t count the liquor if you like it loaded. As for all those unrecognizable ingredients (“carageen”?), don’t get me started.

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