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Top Holiday Recipes, Lightened Up: Paula’s Rib Roast

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Tips, December 15, 2010

Paula's Standing Rib Roast

Paula’s Foolproof Standing Rib Roast is a holiday favorite. With only 4 ingredients, there’s not much more to the recipe than tossing this bad boy in the oven.  Making this recipe healthier is also pretty simple.

Get our tips for a lighter main dish »

Healthy Swaps: Holiday Cocktail Party

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Tips, December 13, 2010

cocktail party

Typical holiday cocktail parties are overflowing with alcohol and high calorie foods, but you can be festive while watching your figure. These 5 swaps will save you a whopping 1000 calories at your next shindig.

Healthy cocktail party swaps »

But I Just Want A Doughnut!?!

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Tips, December 1, 2010
Mini Banana Beignets
Try two or three mini-doughnuts instead of a full-sized one.

Every year I celebrate Hanukkah by enjoying the infamous holiday doughnut. Yes, I am a registered dietitian who’s telling you that it’s okay to eat a doughnut — can you believe it?! This doesn’t mean you have permission for a free-for-all indulgence, but if you really want a doughnut, go for it! Just use our tips to do it the smart way.

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Healthy Debate: Are Detox Diets Safe?

by in Diets & Weight Loss, Healthy Tips, November 29, 2010

smoothies

Sure, it’s tempting to try a detox or cleanse diet after all that Thanksgiving turkey, but are they safe?  Here’s what experts at the American Dietetic Association’s recent Food and Nutrition Expo had to say about these controversial diets.

Get expert takes on detox diets »

Healthy How-To: Breaking Down a Butternut Squash

by in Healthy Tips, November 24, 2010
Breaking Down Butternut Squash
How to Break Down a Butternut Squash

It’s winter squash season! Butternut squash is delicious in tons of dishes, from muffins to risotto to soup, but breaking one down can be a little daunting. How do you peel it, seed it and dice it up without it slipping out of your hands? Well, find your sharpest chef’s knife and follow these step-by step instructions.

If you’re making a dish that uses squash puree, it’s a little simpler: Just cut in half longways, scoop out the seeds and roast with a little salt, pepper and olive oil until tender enough to scoop out with spoon, no peeling necessary.

TELL US: What’s your favorite butternut squash recipe?

5 New Products on the Market

by in Food News, Gluten-Free, Healthy Tips, November 19, 2010

potato chips

Dana and I recently attended the Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo in Boston, where we were introduced to many products just hitting market shelves. Here are the top 5 we recommend.

5 new products to try »

Top Thanksgiving Recipes, Lightened Up: Paula’s Pumpkin Cheesecake

by in Healthy Tips, Meal Makeovers, November 15, 2010

pumpkin cheesecake

We’re lightening up some of FoodNetwork.com’s top Thanksgiving recipes. First up: Paula’s Pumpkin Cheesecake.  This rich dessert is sweet, seasonal and delicious, but it comes with a high fat and calorie toll. But with a few ingredient swaps, you can cut the fat and calories without compromising flavor.  Here’s how we slim it down.

Paula Deen’s pumpkin cheesecake, slimmed down »

Healthy Swaps: Thanksgiving Fare

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Tips, November 9, 2010
Homemade Mashed Potatoes - By Bobby Flay
Instead of buying instant potatoes, make your own lighter mashers.

Shopping for the right Thanksgiving ingredients can make all the difference.  Simple changes can cut down on calories, sugar, fat and preservatives without compromising flavor. As you hit the market to pick up your Thanksgiving fare, think about making these swaps.

Make these healthy Thanksgiving swaps »

Why We Love Chili

by in Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, Meal Makeovers, November 3, 2010
30-Minute Turkey Chili
30-Minute Turkey Chili

This classic comfort food is the perfect end to a cold day. Its versatility can make it suitable to most taste preferences and although many think it’s unhealthy, chili is really full of nutritious ingredients. But those aren’t the only reasons we love chili.

All about chili, plus our favorite healthy chili recipes »

How To Use All That Candy

by in Healthy Tips, October 29, 2010
How to Avoid Candy Overload - Image Courtesy Food Network Magazine
How to Avoid Candy Overload - Image Courtesy Food Network Magazine

This time of year, it’s hard to escape piles of candy and other sugar-filled treats.  But don’t toss it — here are 5 ways to use it later to sideline a post-Halloween sugar overload.

5 ways to use Halloween candy »

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