In North America, the pomegranate season runs from late summer until early winter, making now the perfect time to start incorporating jewel-like pomegranates into meals and snacks. This dish has just four main ingredients (not including oil, salt and pepper), gets a nutty crunch from the walnuts and a burst of tart juice from the pomegranate that complements the crispy Brussels sprouts perfectly.
Snacking throughout the day is good for your metabolism and helps to prevent dramatic spikes in hunger, but it’s still possible to go overboard. So check your snacking habits: Are you an over-snacker?
Spaghetti squash is a yellow winter squash with flesh that, when cooked, separates into spaghetti-like strands. It’s super-low in calories and carbohydrates, making it a good substitute for pasta if you’re watching your weight. But anyone can appreciate the sweet and nutty squash tossed with Parmesan, garlic, parsley and good-quality olive oil.
Traditional, restaurant-style sliders can have 350 calories and 15 to 20 grams of fat per slider–one little patty on a roll. But sliders are cool, so I found a way to enjoy them guilt-free. With these slimmed-down gems, you can enjoy two sliders for the nutrient price of one restaurant slider, without sacrificing flavor.
- Cinnamon Bread Twists
- Rapid Rolls
- Marbled Banana Bread (above)
- Leftover Oatmeal Bread
- Slimmed Gingerbread
- Pumpkin Parmesan Biscuits
- Pumpkin Bread
Chop and prep your weeknight dinners in style with this large glass board from Core Kitchen. Skid-resistant feet keep it from sliding around your counter, while the tempered glass makes the board practically shatterproof. Easily chop veggies for a Healthified Kale and Portobello Lasagna or prep a Light Chicken Pot Pie to freeze for later in the week.
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So tell us, what are you prepping for dinner tonight?
Pot roast doesn’t typically get a nutritional nod, but that’s likely because of the marbling (striations of fat not found in top round or loin). But for just 176 calories, 3 ounces of chuck roast (the cut that makes the best pot roast) boasts 22 grams of protein and almost half of the recommended daily intake for iron. In pot roast recipes, the meat is seared, simmered in broth and embellished with vegetables, making it the perfect dish for a cool night.