- One more reason pasta is so comforting: It helps raise mood-boosting serotonin levels.
Feeling a little down in the dumps? While it may not be able to cure all that ails you, what you eat can certainly affect how you feel. Make these 5 feel-good foods part of your regular routine.
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- Food Network Kitchens' Oven-Fried Chicken
We’ve given you tips for lightening up your fried favorites. Now it’s time to hone in on this crunchy comfort food classic. We’ve got tips for every step in making crispy, juicy, and less-fattening fried chicken.
See how we lighten up fried chicken »
- Classic Chicken-Vegetable Soup
We gave you tips on mix-and-match healthy stir fries; this time we’re tackling soups. Soups are inexpensive and there are seemingly endless varieties once you learn the basic soup-making technique. We’ll walk through the basics to get you started, and give you fun and exciting ideas to play with in the kitchen.
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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 »
- Slow Cooker Chicken Chili
Don’t you love walking in the door after a long day and dinner is waiting? It’s that easy when you put your slow cooker to work. Whip out this under-appreciated kitchen appliance and try these 5 mouth-watering dishes.
5 super-simple slow cooker dinners »
- 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 »
- Toby's Baked Chicken Fingers
You’re dying for some crisp-tender fried chicken fingers, but could do without all the fat and calories. Don’t worry — we’ve got two delicious ways to slim them down. Our nutritionists Dana and Toby are going head to head, dishing up their lightened-up versions of this famous finger food. Weigh in on your favorite!
Pick your favorite chicken finger recipe »
- Ellie's Rotisserie Chicken-Stuffed Burrito Verde
When it comes to store-bought options, a rotisserie chicken can be one of the healthiest ways to get lean protein on the table, fast! But don’t settle for plain chicken — here’s how to turn the supermarket staple into inventive, healthy dinners.
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- Grilled Portobello Burger
Fire up the grill and celebrate the end of the summer with these healthy favorites. Calling for rain? Don’t fret. You can always bring the cookout indoors.
Get our mix-and-match healthy grilling menu »