- Spaghetti and Meatballs
The hustle and bustle of everyday life can get in the way of making healthy meals. But with a little planning, you can stock your freezer with healthy options for nights you just don’t have the time or energy to cook. Here are some basic tips on choosing the right recipe and how to safely cook, freeze and defrost them.
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- Green Bean and Celery Salad - Photo by Antonis Achilleos/Food Network Magazine
Dig in and grab a handful (or two) of green beans at your next trip to the market. Trim, wash and enjoy them raw with hummus or yogurt dip — or try one of these delicious recipes.
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With the fried onion topping and heavy cream and cheese mixed in, a typical green bean casserole serves up 550 calories in just one side dish. You can still enjoy the classic flavors while slimming down some of the fatty ingredients. Here’s how.
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Whether it’s from the can or a fresh steak, tuna works for more than just the mayo-sodden salad. Have some tonight and you’ll get a good dose of protein and energy-boosting B-vitamins. If you opt for the canned stuff, choose chunk light tuna (it has less mercury) that’s packed in water.
One of the oldest tricks in the budget-savvy book is buying and cooking in bulk. Thanks to freezing and canning, that’s all the easier these days. My grandpa will only eat homemade food, and when my grandma travels (sometimes for a month at a time!), she prepares all his beloved dishes and freezes them in single-serve containers — from meatballs to stuffed peppers to meatloaf. In that same spirit, here are some great dishes to freeze — plus, a few words of caution.
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